Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Vietnam | The pain, The laughter. The queer

Am embarrass of myself. Thinking that I know so much when I knew so little.

Under estimating the country which then the table was turned around, yet they welcomed me with warm smile, offered their friendship and trusted me. Vietnam; proud owner of 8 tangible UNESCO heritage sites!
Yup! You heard me alright, 8, EIGHT, LAPAN, 八, 팔! And I have only covered 6. Well guess what, they have 6 intangible UNESCO heritage list and I have covered NONE.

Cultural (5)
Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Hanoi (2010)
Citadel of the Ho Dynasty (2011)
Complex of Hué Monuments (1993)
Hoi An Ancient Town (1999)
My Son Sanctuary (1999) – my next target/bucket list

Natural (2)
Ha Long Bay (1994)
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (2003)

Mixed (1)
Trang An Landscape Complex (2014)

Impress? You should be.

I will be sharing more in my next entry, the pain, the laughter the queer. Gitew…..

Ha Long Bay (1994)

Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Hanoi (2010)

Hoi An Ancient Town (1999)

Complex of Hué Monuments (1993)
Trang An Landscape Complex (2014)

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (2003)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

NIckelodeon Theme Park in Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia

Being an avid theme park lover, I am those few that would travel to the other side of the world just to mark it on my list of which I will try to coincide or include theme park as one of the must visit places or to do list. Chance upon a fellow friend’s Facebook post stating the opening of Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon in Sunway basically made my day, ticking my theme park bucket list. To “exaggerate” how kiasu I can be, I even googled how many Nickelodeon Theme Park is there in the whole world and obviously knowing that the one in my home country is the 1st one in Asia was an icing on the cake. I jumped with joy, did a Patrick starfish cartwheel and then dive to Bikini Bottom *wink*. Accompanied by my trusty Boots’s (iPhone), I ”Dora-ed” myself with the help of Map (Waze) to Sunway Lagoon to meet Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo, my BFF; the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Ahaks… I think I got a tad carried away.

For those looking for ‘calculated risk’ type of ‘extreme’ fun *cheeky smile*, head to Sunway Lagoon as you will be overwhelmed by the latest Sunway and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMM) latest collaboration – The Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon; Asia 1st Nickelodeon Themed Land *proud moment*. Launch on 2 February, 2016 by Selangor Chief Mninster, Yang Amat Berhormat Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali; Sunway Group founder and chairman Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah; Sunway Group deputy chairman Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman M. Hashim and Executive Vice President and Managing Director of VIMM Asia, Mark Whitehead.

Famous for their cartoons such as SpongeBob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, and teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Nickelodeon Lost lagoon created 14 attractions from these hit programs highlighting the Great Slime Deluge as their daily signature attraction. Waterslide rides, retail shops, games and Nickelodeon characters meeting session promises endless fun for guest regardless of age group. It is an addition attraction to Sunway Lagoon that bound to attract and grow Selangor tourism traffic. 

Entrance Fee :
Adult – RM150 / RM120 (with MYKad)
Child – RM120 / RM96 (with MYKad)
Senior Citizen (60 years old and above) – RM120 / RM96 (with MYKad)

Operating hours :

Monday – Sunday : 10:00am – 6:00pm

Friday, December 11, 2015

My Air Asia Experience

And this is MY story... I normally don't have a habit of taking airline photos, let it be their meal, wing tip, livery, crew or etc. Perhaps it is too mainstream to my taste (poyo giler), but I have to give credit to Air Asia this time around, for this few reasons :

i). They started their journey with few 'rangkap of pantun', that I personally think it is the best Malaysia touch ever. Not only I was tickled by it, I was impressed and amazed of the idea (wish it was mine!). Great job to whoever suggested/wrote/excuted it. Clap clap clap... ii). The livery on the flight I took was a nice and soft touch of Malaysia unity, coupled with the pantun = perfect combination. You got my attention alrighty!

iii). I was on board with a group of locals (Makassarese) heading to Jeddah via Air Asia (all the way, transiting in KLIA) to perform their umrah. The look on their face; having to be able to visit Tanah Suci Mekkah was priceless. Fulfillment. Satisfaction. Blessed. I pray for their safe trip to/fro, their prayers be heard/answered and may their umrah be blessed. Ameen.

iv). Love the pilot narrating the flight through-out (or should I say tour-guiding us through-out); briefing us on the timing, routes, below attractions and meal, with cheeky jokes here and there, ending it with a nasihat/pantun orang tua-tua. Keeping the journey alive, and me fully entertained.

v). How can I Ieave out the ever so friendly eye-candy cabin crew in this flight. The crew entertained a group of locals (makciks-pakciks) to a few wefies (note the word : FEW). Never tired of taking orders cum wefie-ing with the passengers. They made the makciks' day definitely, I bet the makciks and pakciks will remember this holiday for the next one year (or more).

Kudos to Captain Shahar and all AK333 crew! Keep up the good work!

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