Sabah 3 days 2 nights trip

Day 1

Back from work at 6 am and all 9 of us are going to Sabah. One of Borneo famous land, which it is known for Mount Kinabalu, Probosis monkeys and Sipadan island. 

We rent a van from office 8:30 am straight to KLIA 2, a new low cost flight replaced LCCT. 

Since a friend of mine arranged the transportation, whom had to cancelled his flight due to unfortunate event. I was in panic mode when the van did not arrived on time and later found out that the driver thought he had to picked us up at 9am! Fortunately, he was around the area and pick us up around 8:45 am. 

We were happy as a bird and chatting how are we going to spend at Sabah and the guys were teasing each other and all that when the highway are in heavy traffic! I was in my second panic mode.. and keep checking my watch and thought “we have time, we have time” when suddenly one of van tires blowed up, literally into pieces.


We were 15 minutes away from the airport and that happened?!! I was in my third panic mode, this time I couldn’t contained myself and start calling my dad and


tell him that we urgently need a transportation and made my dad in a panic mode too. Sorry, dad! Around this moment the mood become so tense and they don’t feel to go through with Sabah trip. I tried to keep a positive mind and say “we can make it” though I am sure my expression reflected otherwise. 


After 15-20 minutes,the PlusRonda arrived and save the day and they were fast too. Once the tire are back on, the driver rush to the airport and we ran like mad kids who always missed the school bus. 

We told ourselves, “We made it! We actually made it”. 

We arrived at 2:30 pm and rented a 12 seater van for RM 660 for 2 days. 

We went to eat at Tanjung Aru since most of us did not had any breakfast. ( Remember tire burst?)


We arrived at Marina Court and settled in our apartment and around 7 pm we headed to Seafood dinner place around the block. 

Here are pics of aparment. Good stay for big group. Jack’s Apartment. 

 





You really need to eat here at KK Night Seafood
Market between KK Central Market and Segama Watefront. It is famous among Sabahan. All you have to do is choose from all variety of
fishes, lobsters, prawns and etc and tell them how you want to cook it and let them do the work and you will have a feast! A great feast, my tastebud approved! 


The first night of dinner. A sneak peek for all you hungry people. 










After fulfilling our desire of seafood feast, we retreat to our apartment and rest since next day would be a very one day pack activities. 


Day 2

Morning!! It was 5 a.m. and we were up and grumpy to go to Kundasang. We arrived around 8.am to a place of heaven on earth. 




It was a must place to visit! It was totally reminded me of New Zealand with their black and white cows and scenery. I felt nostalgic and wanting to go back to
New Zealand. ok.. move along! 






I bought too much dairy products, plain yogurt, waffles with peanut butter and chocolate and chocolate drink. I am ashamed since I broke my vows on Do Not Waste Foods categories. 

After we had fun at Kundasang, we decided to stop at Kinabalu Park before heading back to the city. If you like hiking, you’ll love it here. 






Around 1 p.m. we arrived at the city and straight to go island hopping. We took charter boat since it is cheaper and we were in big group. 3 Islands: Pulau Manukan, Pulau Sapi  & Pulau Mamutik.





I wont bored you with details on how I can’t swim and had a life jacket all along. 






Around 5 p.m. we decided to go back to the city and rest and later that night had our dinner at seafood night market. 


All of us at that moment are beat and since my camera died on me due to lack efficiency of charging it, I don’t have any pic to show you guys. 

We were planning to hang out until late night but one by one saying sayonara and hi to bedroom. Off the lights. 

Day 3 

Woke up around 9 am, feeling refresh and meeting up for breakfast and went to buy sourvenirs for families and friends at Filipino market. 

I bought dried prawns and anchovies for my mom since she requested back home. My mom told me dried prawns from Sabah are delicious, all I know my mom cooks delicious so ingredients pap talk don’t really get to me as yet. 

Before we all went back, we had a massage.
Most of them opt for foot massage but I went for Back Massage. I was having a bad back pain a week before Sabah trip
and it really does wonder and very much needed. I just glad my back pain does not give me any trouble in Sabah. 

We did massage at Warisan Square. Here are the scan for the prices for massage they provided. 






It was a great trip and every one was getting along very well and co-operative.

I had fun 😊 

Until next trip! 

Shareena


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Sabah 3 days 2 nights trip

Malacca @ Night

Malacca 

 My New Fav Shopping Destination

Ok, I admit, I love Malacca. I love Jonker Street and when I heard they want to remove Jonker street, I was devastated, furious and absolutely feeling the authorities making a huge mistake! 
It was the best thing in Malacca to have Jonker Street and at weekend, even though I really dislike crowds and cramp places but I would make Jonker Street an exception! 
I tend to buy some things there. At least one or two things. or even 10 ! 
Though this time, I was there with my family to celebrate Father’s Day.  
It kinda of a treat for me and me sis for him and my mom , so we, sisters let them have they own date night , with Malacca boat cruise and Malacca’s famous extravagant rickshaws. 
  

We just being there for a night. It is pretty near from Nilai, Negeri Sembilan so it is perfect weekend gateaway. 
 We stayed at Bayview Hotel Melaka and it is the last option we had. It was fully booked other places and this is the nearest and nicest place I could find. 

I won’t review about the hotel, I’ve done it at Tripadvisor.com.

One thing strike me with this room that it is pretty old by the looks of the furniture and sign of “Tolong” or Help craved on lower of the table. 

Did I freak out? Not really. The first thing was in my mind that “this person watched too much horror movie”. 
Before we reached to the hotel, we ate at Tiga Lima Restaurant or “Three Five Restaurant”, my dad said it is quite a famous restaurant in Melaka with their famous “Asam Masak Pedas”. I guess it was ok for me. 
This is the only thing that left. 




Jonker street was the IT place in Malacca. I’ve ended up bought well, quite much of “unnecessaries”.


 

“. Some shirts, watches and key chains? lol. Well, can’t show them. I forgot which one I bought there. Lol.


We had a great night and I am glad my dad and mom had a great date night ^_^ 



Malacca @ Night

Weekend Trip at Serendah

Sekeping Serendah, Rawang


Last weekend, me and bunch of colleagues went to Serendah, Rawang. One thing for sure, that place was not easy to find. We did end up lost, twice. Finally we arrived later than we expected. It was not a bad thing as we had a jolly good time while we were there.
 

We took up a Warehouse 2 and it was spacious… you can run and rolling as you please. It was lovely interior and interesting architecture.

There was a few caretakers of the houses and there was a few houses around the area as well, which all of them are exquisitely lovely houses to relax in over the weekend.

this is what type of activities we did…

Swimming pool 

Chillax  corner

Another chillax corner which no one goes as too many chillax corner. 
Arts around the place.

Word of warning, since it is literally inside a thick jungle, it is a secluded as there were no phone coverages and such but there’s a fridge. At least, it made it better. lol. A kitchen always made it better and as well bathrooms. My food plan was to fried than bbq and that is exactly what I did and my girl friends. We did ok and did not waste any foods like previous trip we had at Port Dickson.

Chef Missy Fried Chicken of the day


Everyone tummy is in good hands at the end of the night. We even celebrated our team leader, Rishi on his 34th birthday with his favorite football team, Liverpool.

Moved on, earlier I said bathrooms made it better in the jungle, it does! Warehouse 2 has 3 bathrooms but 2 out of 3 bathrooms had a little opening so if “someone” is tall enough, they can actually can peek-a-boo my booty while I am in shower. Just pray no one will peek or “some one”. It is a jungle after all.(spooky music background).

 closed bathroom.
 Halls of the bathrooms
Not so closed bathroom
 
Bathroom with a view
After a good fun of foods and laughter, we retreat to our bedrooms which consist of 2 parts, each of them with 3 singles beds and 1 queen size bed.

Even though we did not sleep as soon as we had fun, we continued with series of ghost telling stories, which made me a very sleepy girl and I did surrender to snooze and some of them asleep after day went bright!

I had at least 3 hours of sleep and waking up hungry. Thank god we ordered some breakfast from caretakers, nasi lemak and roti canai.


As soon it was 12 noon, we checked out and headed back to KL. We got lost AGAIN on the way to PJ. Lol!

It was a good fun for 8 of us and hopefully this will add to a good memories for all of them.

End note, the boss got “egged” and happy.


If you like an outdoor trip but still love having a bit of luxuries as kitchen , bathrooms and beds, this is this place to be.
 so I will just swing away!

Surf them up at www.serendah.com for more houses.

Weekend Trip at Serendah

Yogyakarta

YOGYAKARTA:
 A trip to Remember 

On 4th March 2013 til 7th March 2013, My friend and I went to Yogyakarta,Indonesia.

It was tiring honestly but fun nevertheless. It opens my eyes and see the wonders of Yogyakarta.
It fills with arts and culture and they have a reason to be proud of it.

It was my unexpected journey, as I am totally did not prepared anything for the trip, all the tickets and bookings are made by my friend, which is good as I was tied up with work and sickness week before and granted, I was pretty much forcing myself to get well before this trip, see the dedication? ^_^
 

Day 1

On first day, when we landed, we are greeted by lots of people who obviously selling their taxi service and since we are pretty tired, we ended up took a taxi by the named of Gatot Widodo, an honest man. I will tell you why.

He went on by conversing a small talks and promotes the main attractions of Yogyakarta, I am busy with my phone on money converter while he told us that if we took his taxi service it will cost about Rp900,000 for two days and we have the flexibility on when we want to go and where. Plus, on the last day of our trip, he gave us free of charge from our hotel to the airport,which pretty much seal a deal with me.

It was cheap for me at least and we decided to hire him as our guide for 2 days straight. He asked for deposits and we gave him Rp500,000 on first day and my friend were worried if he screwed us up as we did not have black and white notice that he will be there tomorrow. It is like giving money freely without any solid confirmation. I understand that worry but I for once, thinks he is an honest man.

The next morning when we asked him to pick us up at 7 am to visit Borobudur, he came on time and thus I makes me believe and relief that he is an honest man. perhaps I am naive or just sheer dumb luck. whatever it is, I am glad it worked out alright.

The night before, we went to nearby mall names Malioboro Mall.

 (photo credit: Malioboro Mall)

If you are wondering if we ate something traditional there, we went for western dinner for 3 days straight at Pizza Hut. It was a new experience for me. Their service are definitely different which they have this long speech before we can order anything. It was nice to hear a real Indonesian talk. It’s so sweet and polite.
The food is not expensive after all.

Day 2

After a good sleep and well-rested, we went to Borobudur at 7 am . It was an hour drive and Borobudur was astonishing and mythical. Though the day was raining but it does not dampen our travel spirit to climb up steep stairs. Honestly, the rain does not effect my photographer mood but too much of tourist on small space does get my mood sour.

I did manage to capture the beauty of Borobudur. It is so beautifully mythical, I want to wear ‘sarong’ when I am there. ^_^

This is what inside the bells.

 

After that we went to Gunung Merapi,it is an active volcanoes which the last it exploded was back in 2010 and 2006. I would thought the land would be forsaken, but there is people still living near the mountain and I understand the feeling of “that is home” for them. Who am I to judge?

Though I am honestly does not remember which comes first of visit but we went to Museum of Ullen Sentalu a  Javanese Culture and Art Museum. Seriously  amazing concept of open museum which we entered through a big wooden door and found ourselves an awe with beautiful landscapes of the museum. Too bad we are forbidden to take pictures of it but maybe you can found it in their website.

It was an educational and yet a very informative tour through the museum. They won’t let anybody to come and just walk around, you need to know why and what is musuem is all about, which is good though I admit I don’t really hear and understand what my tour guide was talking as I am quite unfamiliar with Indonesian languages.

Here are some of their amazing garden that we can actually can take pictures of..

Day 3

As it was raining day before for a few hours, we weren’t very optimistic so we asked Gatot to pick us up around 9 am or later, whatever it is, it was a bright day and I am more than happy to go around a bit more that day.

We went to Prambanan. A Hindu temples and another memorable place to visit. No, a must visit place.
It is majestically and mystically beautiful. The sight of it will linger in your mind for few days even after you left Yogyakarta.


After being an awe for quite a while, we make a move to visit Kraton a Sultan palace where he and his family resides.

We went to Taman Sari @ Water Castle later, which the history behind it is very much a dream of every man, I supposed? Where the Sultan can pick and choose his choice of mistress over the swimming pool by throwing a rose to her and she will be obligated to keep the Sultan smile (if you know what I mean).

 Here are the swimming magnificent pool…from Sultan chamber.

Though I admit the swimming pool is luxurious and the view of swimming pool with breathtaking colors of water makes every women desirable in Sultan’s eyes. I should buy a pool .. am I ? hmmm…

anyway.. move on.

It was bright day, did I told you that already? Did I miss the part where it was hot and humid? Oh yes, we were, it was so hot, every minute I was tempted to skinny dip on that pool. Thank god for my sensible and respect for the history of the place.
 
Because we weren’t expecting anything more than this magnificent pool, we were lead to another unexpected place which it is an underground  mosque nearby the Water castle.

 I don’t believe this is a mosque, I can’t believe it but I need to believe it because it is a mosque. Get it? no? ok. move on.. 

 

We are back at the hotel at least 1700 and straight we went to Malioboro street to do some shopping. Not really. We did however shop at Soga Boutique along the way Prambanan and at Prambanan itself.

I won’t be dwelling on what I shopped there as I want to keep it to myself. ^_^

Prices of attraction place as in 2013

Borobudur Entrance fee: Rp190,000
Prambanan entrance fee: Rp190,000
Discount : Rp20,000
Total: Rp360,000

Taman sari: Rp7,000

Parking lot fee: varies from Rp2,000 to Rp5,000

Day 4

We went home to Kuala Lumpur and face the reality of having seeing emails full of unfinished work. Nice view after a week of magic. *face palm* 

Overall, I am glad my friend, Mazian dragged my ass out to Yogyakarta. It was truly an eye opener and humbling experience.

I had fun but next time, I will remind myself to bring an adapter. *Face palm*

                                                                             Have fun travel !

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Yogyakarta

One Day Trip

Genting Highland

I’ve always enjoy myself going to Genting Highland. It is not only the amusement park that I am aiming for but it is a great one day trip with my sis on start of 2013. I did earlier plan going to Genting with bunch of my colleagues but they are pretty on and off about it and I feel like going with or without them, I mean it is only one hour to reach there.


Cable Car to reach Genting Highland. A must for everybody ^_^


   So why wait, right?

I didn’t went to outdoor amusement this time. It is very relaxing just by walking around and see the best artificial city inside a building.

The things we did there was 4D motion master, which I guess you all probably know, sit on a chair with 3D sunglasses that won’t make anybody looking swag and it moves like in the movie. It was OK. Just for laugh!

 photo credit: Genting Haunted Mine

 
Nothing special. After that we went to Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum, that museum was fun! Serious fun, at least for me who are pretty much into museums and all.

To see and read all the weird stuffs Mr. Ripley’s discovered while he traveled the whole world.I am jealous of his job! ^_^

Here are some of his discoveries in the museum. 

He is pretty shy at first…
 Hold on,Sis! You can do it!

Love Love this mirror! 

 We’ll see how lucky I will be!

Dentist chair for children in 1904. I feel lucky now..

 
It was a practice for husband for which if he think his wife gossiping too much, he will put this Scold’s Bridle Collar on his wife neck. It was a humiliating device.

Lastly, we went to Haunted Adventure, it was werewolves theme and we were given a laser gun to shoot some worm creatures around the maze. It was fun as  I did feel like Sam and Dean from Supernatural. ^_^ 

photo credit: haunted adventure 

 The bad part is, I didn’t know how many points did I score as there wasn’t any scoreboard 😦 The guy just took the gun and escort us out…booo..
After all that, we had dinner and we retreat to our “suites” and rest for the night has come and sang us a lullabies of the misty mountain.


This is our “suites” for the night… at Theme Park Hotel.

 
                                 Price per night on Sunday: RM 118

 Not a fancy mancy room but decent one night stay. 
That’s all for now! good bye and have a great start 2013 from me and me sis. 
 
p/s: some of the pics are not mine and some of  it was taken from phone camera. 
One Day Trip

Malacca

Malacca

– Perfect Short Trip over the Weekend- 

 

 

All hail the Sultan! 

Historical Land

 

 


 

Jonker Street 

 

 
 

 

Hotel Puri Malacca 


Shops

Food- Cendol & Ice Kacang




 

Have a great Day!!

                                                                

Malacca

Art

Malacca Art Mural 


What if every building in Malaysia like this? ^_^  

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Art