Photo Diary: Healthier Lunch

My 4th and final photo diary from our Malaysian get away is finally here. (slow clap) ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can check my older posts here, and here and here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

On our last day in Malaysia we have to travel all the way from KL to Petaling Jaya, coz I accidentally booked our return ticket from Petaling Jaya-Singapore instead of KL-Singapore. (face palm) Good thing the 2 guys (husband and a friend) I was with didn’t complain at all. Or maybe they were actually complaining from the inside. We arrived in Petaling Jaya quite early, so we still have enough time to roam around the mall, we roam around Utama Shopping Centre. Which by the way according to my dear friend wiki, “It is the largest shopping mall in Malaysia and the seventh largest in the world”. Since I was already done with my shopping back in KL my next agenda was to look for a good place to eat. Luckily, we found this organic restaurant, and we decided to have our last meal in Malaysia a lil bit healthier. Im not saying we’ve been eating crap the whole time we were their. ๐Ÿ™‚

We had our lunch at Opika Organic Restaurant. The food was really good that according to my husband he was energised after eating, which we agree.

The way they presented the food is instagram worthy, I tell you. Unfortunately, I didn’t do justice withย my photos. Anyways, Im presenting you the food that we had. The way they look, you could say its really healthy.

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If you happen to be in this area, try to visit Opika Organic Restaurant. They serve really good food, its organic and it doesn’t hurt your pocket.

Photo Diary: Putrajaya

The third instalment of my Malaysian photo diary goes to Putrajaya!

Putrajaya, officially the Federal Territory of Putrajaya, is a planned city and the federal administrative centre of Malaysia. The seat of government was shifted in 1999 from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya, because of overcrowding and congestion in the former. Kuala Lumpur remains Malaysia’s national capital, and is the seat of the King and the Parliament, and is the country’s commercial and financial centre. Putrajaya was the idea of former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. It became Malaysia’s third Federal Territory, after Kuala Lumpur and Labuan, in 2001. Wikipedia

Below are some of the photos I snapped while strolling around Putrajaya, enjoy!

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Seri Wawasan Bridge from afar

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Seri Wawasan Bridge from afar

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Seri Perdana Bridge

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Putra Mosque (Masjid Putra)

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Jabatan Akauntan Negara Putrajaya

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Putrajaya Ministry of Finance

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Putra Mosque (Masjid Putra)

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Putrajaya Lake

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Seri Wawasan Bridge

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Thank you Putrajaya for the wonderful experience! I hope to see you again.

 

Photo Diary: Food Tripping

What is visiting Kuala Lumpur without going for a food trip. And where is the best place for that? None other than the very famous Jalan Alor! Though anywhere in KL is really a heaven for food tripping, but Jalan Alor for me ranks the 1st.

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Good thing the place where we stayed in is just a five cartwheels away. So, after a very tiring day we head down to Jalan Alor for our dinner and drinks. I have compiled all the food we ate during our stay in KL, not in the photos are Mee Goring which by the way I finished within 3 minutes, I was too hungry plus its really yum. Egg Prata which the husband had for every breakfast (3 days). According to him, egg prata in KL tastes different from what we get here in SG, which I couldn’t agree more. And oh, finally I got the chance to try their Roti Canai, (Plain Prata here). The look is the same from plain prata but the taste is really different, maybe the way they knead the dough? Not sure.

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And lastly, what is visiting KL without dropping at Petronas Tower! As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, its my third time visiting the city, but I always see to it that I have a spare time to drop by to this gorgeous beauty.

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Photo Diary: Batu Caves

The husband and I decided to travel to KL for the long weekend, without any itinerary. Anyways we’ve been to KL for 2 times, so we are a bit familiar with the city.

On our first day we decided to head down to Batu Caves, since we almost covered the city from the last time we were there.

What we expect?

We expect, that the stairs would be too high and that their will be a big temple at the top. But in reality, the stairs is really not high. (This is a personal opinion, as the two of us is used of taking high stair cases.) Their is a temple, but not as big as what we thought.

Expect to be greeted by the little creatures (monkeys) while climbing. You can take photo as long as you want, but in my case I didn’t dare, I was too afraid. We saw a lot of people feeding them, though their was a BIG signage that says DO NOT FEED THE MONKEYS! Why can’t they just follow simple rules and instructions?

Below are the some of the photos we took, enjoy!

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If you are planning to visit the cave any time soon, I’ve list down some friendly reminders. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I suggest you wear a pants or a maxi skirt (ladies only). For they wont allow you to climb unless you are covered enough. If you don’t want to wear pants or maxis, no worries as you can rent a wrap around for 5RM.
  • Bring extra bottle of water, it is nice to be hydrated all the time while climbing.
  • Observe cleanliness and do not be too loud while you are there, remember its a sacred place for our Hindu brothers and sisters.
  • Lastly, please DO NOT FEED THE MONKEYS.

The Angkor Temples

The long wait is finally over! My yellow backpack has finally landed the beautiful Kingdom of Cambodia!

Back in primary school the only thing I knew aboutย Cambodia isย Angkor Wat, nothing else. I didn’t know their were a lot of temples in Cambodia, face palm. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I clearly remember, my 11 year old self dreamt of seeing ย the beauty of Angkor Wat before my very own eyes. Back then, it was only a dream.

Fast forward to 2016, I found myself searching for cheap flights and cheap hotels (both Siem Reap and Phnom Penh)ย for our Cambodia trip. Finally. Flights booked. Hotels booked. Packing done. Leaves approved. And just like that I found myself in the beautiful country of Cambodia. Dreams do come true, I say. ๐Ÿ™‚

I didn’t do much research on which places to visit, as I was so sure that I will only visit the Angkor Temples, for our 2 days stay in Siem Reap, I didn’t even booked for a tour guide. ๐Ÿ™‚ Luckily, when we arrived in Siem Reap we met a very kind and accommodating tuk-tuk driver.

I don’t want to take so much of your time, so please scroll down, as I am sharing some of the photos we took during our temple hopping in Siem Reap.

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My yellow backpack says, THANK YOU SIEAM REAP, CAMBODIA!!! It was indeed a dream come true seeing Angkor Wat before my very own eyes. All the Angkor Temples are very beautiful, my personal favourites are Angkor Watย and Bayon Temple.

For those who are planning to visit Cambodia, I personally recommend the tuk-tuk driver we met, his name is Mr. Ne, you can contact him through Facebook. I highly recommend Mr. Ne, as he is very familiar with all the temples and their respective histories.

A Perfect Throwback

Throwback to the last CNY when E and I head down to Kluang Malaysia for a perfect getaway. We decided to stay in a farm resort and be near with Mother Nature. ๐Ÿ™‚

We stayed at Kahang Organic Rice Eco Farm (KOREF). This place is perfect for you, if you wish to detached yourself from the “crazy world” you are livin in. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sharing with you some of the photos I took while we were at the resort, enjoy!

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Welcome to KOREF!

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stop. look. listen. appreciate.

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imagine waking up to this view every morning.

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tried kayaking for the first time, no sweat! ๐Ÿ™‚

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E, trying to balance so he won’t fell down. ๐Ÿ™‚

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you can try your luck in fishing, too.

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our view while biking outside the resort.

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not all who wander are lost.

KOREF, I had so much fun during our stay. I wish I could go back soon and experience again waking up in the morning in the middle of the rice field :), experience again eating fresh vegetables and fish not to mention the fresh air we inhale every second of the day.

If you wish to detach yourself away from the hustle and bustle city life, you might want to consider staying in KOREF, even just for a couple of days.

Short Getaway

Last weekend E and I head down to Batam for our much needed R&R. E, was the one in charged of this trip, told him he can choose whihever resort he wants, just let me know what to pack. ๐Ÿ™‚

He choose KTM Resort, for only one reason, he likes the cottages :), he said it reminded him of a Bahay Kubo, back home.

Batam is just 45 mins to 1 hr travel by ferry from the sunny City of Singapore.

Sharing with you some of the photos i took during our stay. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Going to Reception Area and Restaurant.

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KTM Resort Feature Kwan IM statue.

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Where we stayed, Beach Front Villas.

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The view outside our room.

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View from the restaurant. Some minor construction is going on. Luckily during our stay, no on going work since it was Hari Raya.

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The largest hammock I’ve seen in my entire life! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, so relaxing!

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Even if I’m on holiday, i still managed to wake up very early, as early as 5:00 am! crazy i know. By 6:00 am, i decided to go down to the pool, and enjoy the morning air and enjoy the pool by myself, while everyone else are still asleep.

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I really enjoyed our short getaway, and I can’t wait to go back to Batam again.

And oh, as they said, when you’re in Batam, you should eat SEAFOODS, SEAFOODS, SEAFOODS and have a MASSAGE! Yes, i did it! Stuffed myself with so much seafoods, since it cheap compared to Singapore, I had a massage too, 1 1/2 freaking hours of massage!

KTM Resortย Jl. Kolonel Soegiono, Tanjung Pinggir, Kecamatan Sekupang, RT.Sambu, Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29432, Indonesia