Scarborough Fish and Chips @Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi

Before this, I read many positive reviews about Scarborough Fish and Chips at Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi. Many claimed that their Fish & Chips is very nice.

Therefore during my recent trip to Langkawi, I pay a visit here for some light snacks. Tanjung Rhu is at another end of Langkawi island. Hence driving from Kuah to Scarborough Fish and Chips restaurant, it may take about 30 minutes drive.

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This restaurant is quite secluded, road was rather empty and quiet. With few units of chalets along the road. Four Seasons Resort Langkawi is located 1.2km away from this restaurant.
Scarborough Fish and Chips restaurant is the blue color house. But you may miss it if you didn’t aware of its signage.

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Apart from the fish & chips, the restaurant is located along the beach (Andaman Sea) which is a bonus point.

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Apparently Fish & Chips is the specialty here. Made to order with not only one type of fish. But varies from Dory to Salmon which allows diners to choose according to their budget.

On menu, apart from fish there are also choice of meat, pizza and snacks. Not forgetting they also serve an affordable breakfast set from RM10 onward.

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I ordered the Deep Fried Snow Fish – RM30.

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2 slabs of fish battered with tempura flour was served hot. Flavors was good and its fresh. As you can see it is served with home made chips and some mixed salad as sides.

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I also ordered some Chicken Nuggets (RM12) for the kids. The chicken nuggets are not the processed meat that we got from fast food restaurant. But its made of real chicken meat. It was crispy and tender. The kids love it.

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The beach here is definitely less touristy compared to Pantai Cenang. Seawater was translucent clear that I could see tiny fishes swimming ashore.

Such a relaxing view. Serene and breathtaking, even the dog is enjoying his relaxing life.

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Love this selfie shot I took with the dog. Feel so lovely. A very friendly dog I met. Probably owned by the restaurant owner. 🙂

Scarborough Fish and Chips Restaurant

Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 21:00 Location: Lot 1388, Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi
Tel: +604 959 4667

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
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Hotel Review: Royal Langkawi Yacht Club Hotel

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Early this year, we went for a family trip within Malaysia via flight. It was Jet’s second time boarding on plane since he was 2 years old. But during that time he barely know much. Now he’s more bigger and chatty, he enjoyed the ride and know what’s going on.

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As we arrived Langkawi Airport, Jet said, “Mummy, lets look at the map”. 😀

At the airport arrival hall, there is a row of counters offering car rental and travel packages within the island. If you want to save some hassle, you can pre-book before you arrive. For my 3days 2 nights trip, I rented a car from this company. I was given a rate of RM140 (during non-peak season). Meaning its RM70/night. Very good price! However the price may vary during school break or festive holidays. I got a Proton Saga FLX (Auto). I wouldn’t say the car condition was tip top but still acceptable.

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Seems like hotels at Pantai Cenang are more expensive. Therefore I changed my mind to book a hotel at Kuah. I got to know about this hotel from my friend who was coincidentally traveling to Langkawi a day later than me. Driving distance from airport to Royal Langkawi Yacht Club Hotel is about 14km (approx. 30 minutes). From Pantai Cenang to Kuah will only need 14.2km. Since we got a car to move about, so I thought staying in Kuah wouldn’t be a problem.

 

Car Park is available at this premise. But quite limited. Otherwise full, you can opt to park at the opposite car park lot at RM5/entry. It is waiveable for hotel guest.

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“Initially it was known as Langkawi Yacht Club. In 1999, the royal patron of the club Sultan of Kedah state conferred the ‘Royal’ title to the club. Over the years, the club has grown in its stature and become one of the top favorites to the yachters from all over the world.”

At year 2015, the club undergone a major renovation. Level-1 there will be a lobby and a reception area. There are total 32 boutique rooms. So, I can say that our room is pretty new. 🙂

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Hill View Family Room.

We booked the room for RM622 for 2 nights inclusive of breakfast via Expedia. The 31 m² area room with 2 Queen size bed.

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There’s also sufficient space for luggage.

Other amenities are kettle, instant coffee, bedroom slippers, complimentary drinking water in bottle, television, free wifi, refrigerator, in room safe box.

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The Family Room does not have seaview but only nature view. We could see monkeys climbing the trees ……………

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also spotted the Macho Eagle flying around here. Not one but a few of them.

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The bathroom isn’t big. Only standing shower.

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Bathroom Amenities.

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The Swimming Pool is divided to children pool and adult pool. The swimming pool is onlooking the sea and yachts. What a breathtaking view!

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The AL-fresco breakfast area.

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The breakfast served was quite simple and not too much varieties unlike some hotels that serve like a feast. But it has the common ones like egg, toast, sausage/bacon, baked beans, hash brown, cereal, yogurt, nasi lemak, juice, milk and coffee.

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I like that they served Nasi Lemak Bungkus (nasi lemak wrapped in banana leaf). It was very delicious too.

If you are lazy to drive out for dinner, you can also dine at Charlie’s Bar & Grill. A restaurant serving Western and also Asian food.

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Dataran Lang/Eagle Square, one of Langkawi’s best known manmade attractions, a large sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight. This 12 metre-tall statue is one of the island’s most recognizable monuments.

“The reddish-brown eagle at Dataran Lang was built as an emblem of the island. According to folklore Langkawi’s name came from two Malay words – ‘helang’ (eagle) and ‘kawi’ (reddish brown): hence lang-kawi. “

It is just situated 690m away from the hotel.

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I enjoyed taking photos of this hotel view, be it during the day or during the sunset. Really love this breathtaking panoramic view. I do not have any complains about this hotel. All of us enjoyed our stay here.

Apart from this, Langkawi is a duty free state. You can buy lots of chocolates and liquor at really good price here. But for liquor there’s a restriction of 1 liter per person in case you are bringing it home.

4 Best Duty Free Outlets are:-

  1. The Zon Shopping Paradise (at Pantai Cenang)
  2. Coco Valley Langkawi ((at Pantai Cenang)
  3. Langkawi Saga Shopping Centre (at Kuah)
  4. Teow Soon Huat Duty-Free Shopping (at Kuah)

 

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We enjoyed traveling together now. Just that traveling with a little one, mummy has to be like a hawk, more alert to guard them. Now, Jet kept telling me to go Langkawi. Looks like he really love this place. I also like Langkawi. This is my 4th time in Langkawi. Its not just an island mainly for snorkeling or swimming. But there’s more to explore.

 

Langkawi Yacht Club Hotel
Jalan Dato’ Syed Omar,
07000 Kuah, Langkawi,
Kedah, Malaysia

Tel: +6049664078 

Email: reservations@langkawiyachtclub.com

Website: http://langkawiyachtclubhotel.com/

Makan Makan @Ipoh 2017

End of last year I made a short trip to Ipoh for a short gateway.

People said Ipoh has many nice food. Although I spend a day at the theme park, but I try my best to cover as much as I could. In this post, I will share what I had, be it nice or not so nice. 🙂

As soon as I reached Ipoh at around 4pm, our first stop was Ipoh Hor Fun in town.

1) Restoran Thean Chun

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Restoran Thean Chun is an old shop located at Ipoh Old Town.

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It was crowded during weekend. May be because it is a well known place among tourists.

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I noticed that most of the workers here are quite elderly. They are in charge of the drinks.

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The one thing that everyone said must try, is the Caramel Egg Custard. I would say its very smooth and nice. But abit tad sweet if you are not into sweet stuffs.

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Do not miss a chance to have Ipoh Coffee when you are in Ipoh. The iced coffee is rich.

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We also ordered 2 bowls of Kai Si Hor Fun, Steamed Chicken and Ipoh Bean Sprout. Total price was about RM37.

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Plate of plump and crunchy bean sprout.

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A bowl of Kai Si Hor Fun (flat rice noodle with shredded chicken and prawn. The hor fun was smooth, prawn was fresh while the broth was quite flavorful but not that rich. I felt it was okay, but mom claimed it just average. Its all depends on individual’s palate.

The good thing about Thean Chun is that, it not only serves one food, but it has quite a variation. E.g: Curry noodle, Pork Satay, Popiah. Moreover opposite the restaurant is the tourist spot, The Concubine Lane.

Restoran Thean Chun

Address: 73, Jalan Bandar Timah, 31650 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Operation Hours: (Open daily) 9.30am – 4pm,
9.30am-12am(Sundays)
Phone: 05-255 3076

2) Tong Sui Kai

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Just as the sky gets dark, this street became alive. With long stretch of food stalls on both ways. It is named Tong Sui Kai in cantonese. Literally translated as Dessert Street. Not only serving desserts but wide choice of hawker /street food. If your stomach has big space, then you got the chance to try more food.

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We were there at about 7.30pm. Crowd start to build up later at 8pm onward.

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Each stall has its own number. Same goes to the dining tables. Please remember your seating table number. You will need to inform the food seller for them to bring over your food.

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Assorted Siew Mai & Fishball.

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Braised Duck Feet. You can skip this. Because it wasn’t that nice. Meat was tough.

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Char Kuey Teow was quite nice. But can’t remember which stall. As we seated, the Char Kuey Teow lady came over to approach us. LOL!

We ordered Kerang Rebus, Keropok with Rojak Sauce and Sotong Kangkung from stall No.28 which I felt quite nice. Then we ordered drinks and Longan tongsui from stall No.27. I didn’t order any shaved ice dessert because nobody wants to share with me 😦

Tong Sui Kai

Address: Jln Sultan Ekram, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Negeri Perak.
Operation Hours: 6pm – 2am (Open daily)

3) Nam Heong Ipoh Soho

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Just before we depart to Lost World of Tambun, we decided to have our breakfast at Nam Heong Ipoh. We thought to give a try at Nam Heong Soho instead of Nam Heong at Ipoh old town.

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No doubt the place is cosy, air-conditioned and spacious.

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Self ordering basis via iPad.

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Drinks are not bad especially coffee.

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Wantan Mee – RM9.90

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Dry Curry Noodle – RM9.90

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Wat Dan Hor – RM10.90

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Egg on Toast – RM4.90. Egg on toast is a popular thing in Ipoh.

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Egg Tarts (6pcs) – RM12.50

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The food prices here are on the higher side. However I felt that the food are just average.

On recent news, Nam Heong Ipoh Soho has brought in 6 robot waitress to serve the diners here. It definitely draw more crowd over the curiosity.

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Address: Block B,2-15, Ipoh Soho, Shah,, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Operating hours: 8am-6pm (Monday-Friday) 8am-10pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Phone: 05-246 0521

4) Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum

This dim sum restaurant is just a short walking distance from the hotel we stayed. We decided to give a try to Ming Court instead of the popular Foh San which is just opposite to each other. Both are equally crowded.

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Ming Court dim sum is pretty ol-skool, from environment to dim sum. I got the feeling that I’m dining in Hong Kong with Cantonese speaking servers, sharing table and crowd.

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Servers will fill the tray with dim sums and approach the diners from table to table. You can see the real item and pick your choice of dim sum. Be it deep fried, steam or dessert as well.

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The dim sum prices aren’t expensive. Moreover the dim sum tasted good too.

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Address: 36, Jalan Leong Sin Nam, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Operating hours: 6am – 12.30pm (Closed on Thursdays)
Phone: 05-255 7134

5) Dai Shu Geok (Big Tree Foot)

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When you mentioned about Dai Shu Geok, many people would be referring to the Yong Tau Fu. It is actually a food court with Big Tree next to it.

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Spotted the busy kitchen with constantly frying the stuffed items (vegetables/beancurd).

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Everything looks so nice and tempting. Pick your own stuffed items then fill the basket which later pass to the person in charge either to take away(dapao) or dine there. You can also add on noodles on top of these yong tau fu.

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It surprises me when the total bill came cheaper than I expected to be. If I’m not mistaken, the yong tau fu here is priced at RM0.80/piece. In Seremban, a piece of Yong Tau Fu could easily price at RM1 – RM1.30.

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If you are having Yong Tau Fu here, do not forget to order their Assam Laksa too.. Which cost only RM3.50/bowl. The above photo was bowls of assam laksa with condiments before adding the broth. The broth was rich in flavors!

Dai Shu Geok (Big Tree Foot)

Address: Jalan King, Off Jalan Pasir Pinji, 31650, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, 31650 Ipoh
Operating hour: 8.30am – 5.30pm (Open daily)
Phone: 012-524 5408

6) Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken

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Salted Chicken (Salt Baked Chicken) is a famous dish in Ipoh. At Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken, the salted chicken is readily packed so that it is convenient for buyer to bring it home or as a souvenir. In Ipoh, there are many many seller with different names. I have tasted several salted chicken, some were either too salty or the meat was tough. Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken is not too salty with hint of Chinese herbs and the chicken meat is tender too.

Price : RM21 (whole chicken)

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Address: Ayam Garam Aun Kheng Lim, 24, Jalan Theatre, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Operating hours: 9am – 7pm (Open daily)
Phone: 05-254 2998

7) Guan Heong Biscuit Shop

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Before we leave Ipoh, we decided to drop by Guan Heong Biscuit Shop to purchase some local biscuits to bring it home as souvenir and sendiri makan.
“Guan Heong” is the FIRST BISCUIT SHOP in IPOH town with 100 years of heritage (since 1918) and is famous for its Meat Floss Biscuit, Hawaiian Biscuit and Salted Bean Biscuit.

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A small shop that is packed with varieties of biscuits.

I did blogged about their signature meat floss biscuit, sometime ago. You can read it HERE.

Guan Heong Biscuit Shop

Address: Jalan Sultan Iskandar, Taman Jubilee, 30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Operating hours: 9am – 7pm (Monday-Saturday) 9am-6pm (Sundays)
Phone: 05-241 2399

8) Pun Chun Restaurant

People usually made a pit stop at Bidor before or after visiting Ipoh. Approximately an hour drive, to try the famous duck noodle here at Bidor. Hence this restaurant can be quite crowded during peak season. i.e: long holidays/long weekends.

At Pun Chun Restaurant, they not only serve Duck Noodle, but there are also wantan mee, chicken rice and local biscuits are available too.

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We ordered the soup version as well the dry version (kon lou). RM8 per serving.

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For dry version, it will serve with a plate of springy egg noodle in dark soy sauce plus a separate serving of piping hot bowl of herbal duck soup. If you want to have a good taste of the duck soup itself, please avoid ordering the soup version. It taste rather bland. Kinda sad too that the flavors wasn’t as good as I had it 6 years back.

Oh ya, the Iced Coffee is definitely worth ordering.

Pun Chun Restaurant

Address: 38-40, Jalan Besar, 35500 Bidor, Negeri Perak
Operating hours: 6am – 9pm (Open daily)
Phone: 05-434 1554
*solely based on writer's own opinion*

If you have your favorite makan place in Ipoh, why not share it with me and readers here. Thanking you in advanced. 🙂

Jalan Jalan Japan 3rd Store @Centerpoint Seremban

Ever wonder how to get rid of stuffs when your house has space constraint?

Ever wonder that your unwanted stuffs may be useful to people who could not afford or not willing to spend at retail price?

Inspired by the Japanese,it started off with “Recycle Trend” during the 90’s in Japan. It was first created by Bookoff Corporation. Thereafter Bookoff Corporation has expand to more than 800 outlets in Japan and overseas.

Japan is a rich nation where people are able to earn high income but lack of personal storage. Hence it is necessary for them to sell fairly new stuff at ‘Preloved’ store.

Preloved is defined as previously owned or used. This concept will create a better environment and less wastage too.

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Mr. Daichi Shuzui is the Director of BOK Marketing.

In Malaysia, it is known as Jalan Jalan Japan store. A store selling preloved goods from Bookoff Corporation Japan. I was told that, goods are arriving at the rate of five to six containers a month.

Jalan Jalan Japan first landed at One City Sky Park, USJ on November 2016. Second store at 1 Shamelin Mall, September 2017 and on year 2018 the Seremban folks is expected to see them at Centerpoint Seremban. Feeling anticipated?

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Located at this newly refurbished mall is where we gonna find Jalan Jalan Japan store, Seremban.

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Welcoming people from all ages to join this shopping spree.

When it comes to shopping, everyone got excited and energized. 😀

With all these Japan goods, it eventually made you feel as though you are shopping in Japan.

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Lets begin with stationary section which is on the left hand side as you enter the store.

Well, you need some patience here to do a lil of hunting. Treasure can be off your sight. Some items are in really good condition , almost like new.

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Stamp Set (Pokemon/Hello Kitty) – RM3

Tokyo Disney Enamel Pin – RM3 for 5 pieces.

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The above purse, pointed by Jet are only RM1. What a steal. Price start from RM1 onward. Really a good bargain.

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Small Bags; i.e Makeup Pouch.

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Fabric, i.e: handkerchief.

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Home Deco.

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Children Tableware. Plates, Bowls, Cups and many more. Of Disney and Sanrio characters.

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We found this Car Serving Plate which cost only RM6 for 2. Grabbed it without any hesitation. LOL!

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More plates, pots and pans. Mom grabbed the Rilakkuma Porcelain plate for RM3 each. Also a set of 4 pcs Winnie The Pooh Ramekin Souffle Cups for RM12.

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Look, I found this adorable Alien Pillow from the character of Toy Story.

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Raincoat is also available too.

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Children party dresses, Children Winter coats are available at only RM15 per piece. If only wearing for once, why not considering a preloved piece?

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Clothing are price at RM5 onward.

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All clothing item undergoes a hot steaming process, cleaning them, and clothes emerge odorless and are ironed and prepared for shipment to the stores.

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We also noticed that the clothing are well categorized according to sizes.

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Baby items are not left out too. As a mother, I understand that baby items can be really expensive. Hence, getting preloved items may save alot. Not forgetting that its all from Japan. They got variation of strollers.

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Baby Booster Seats.

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Baby Carrier or Babywear.

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Baby Car Seat

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Baby Play Gym

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Children Tricycle.

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Selection of Children Shoes. I’ve always wanting to buy a pair of rain boot for Jet. But its very rare to get one in Malaysia. Here, there are a variety of it. But the sizes and designs are limited.

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From boot to slipper. Slipper was self pick by Jet himself. He claimed its very nice. LOL!

Slipper – RM3

Boot – RM5 (RM10 for bigger size)

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Women and Men shoes

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Kimono at price of RM20

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Children costume. The above Police set which comes with a pair of long pant cost only RM15.

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Children Luggage

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Children Bags

Also available plenty of women’s bag including some branded handbags.

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Surprisingly small furniture are also available here.

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There’s a section for Golf Equipment,

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Racquets,

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Inflatable Children Pool, Surfboards and many more….

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Gym Equipment. Other than outdoor equipment, musical instruments are also spotted here.

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This section will be the favorite section for the kids and some adults. Toys, Board Games and collectible toys; i.e: Manga Anime, Ultraman.

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Bought the Sylvanian Families House with Light for just RM70.

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Soft toys are also available at the toys section.

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The friendly cashier gave me a wide smile as I approach to pay my items. 😀

I can spend hours here to check out the items.

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Total spending for 3 big shopping bags was RM157.

So, did you spot anything you like here? See you soon during the official opening date on 2nd June 2018.  Be there early to pick your favorite item and if you are the lucky one, you can go home with some cash prizes during this opening day!

Here’s the overview of the store.

 

At Jalan Jalan Japan, we sees #quality #variety and sememangnya #hargagiler 😀

Jalan Jalan Japan

3rd Floor, Centerpoint Seremban, Jalan Dato Siamang Gagap, 70100 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

Operation Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/JalanJalanJapan.Malaysia

 

Doraemon @New Chitose Airport Terminal

“Doraemon (Japanese: ドラえもん) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Fujiko F. Fujio. The series has also been adapted into a successful anime series and media franchise. The story revolves around a robotic cat named Doraemon, who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a pre-teen boy named Nobita Nobi. “

Doraemon fans would love this New Chitose Airport Terminal at Hokkaido. You can spend hours taking photos with your favorite icon, dine in the cafe, attending workshops, game arcade, and shop till you drop.

This New Chitose Airport Terminal is like a shopping mall. Many food stores, souvenirs shops and gifts stores. However I would not touch much on that, but I am going to focus only on Doraemon. 🙂

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First of all, you will be greeted by Doraemon upon arriving the airport. After getting the clearance from custom, luggage section, you will see him.

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Entering the ‘Smile Road’ is where we locate Doraemon Waku Waku Sky Park. It is located at 3rd Floor.

At Waku Waku Sky park, it is separated into Park Zone, Kid Zone, Library, Workshop, Cafe, Gift Shop and Amusement Zone.

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Eventually this was our first stop! LOL! We were like grown up kids. I got fascinated with Japan’s vending machines.

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There were 3 different colors. Blue, Yellow and Red.

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I got both in Blue color. 😀 😀 While my friend Ashley successfully collected all 3 colors especially for her niece.

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Park Zone requires an admission fee of 800yen (Adults) 500yen (Age 13-18) 400 yen (Age 3-12) while children below age 3 is free of charge. At Park Zone, both children and adults are greeted by “secret gadgets”, themed attractions and large Doraemon.

I didn’t pay a visit here, therefore I am not sure whether is it interesting.

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Well, if you want to bring home some DIY crafts, do drop by the Workshop station. (i.e: paint Doraemon clay figurine)

The Library is adjacent to the Workshop. You can have some good read on Doraemon comics and books while waiting for your children to complete their workshop.

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Kids Zone. A spacious play room for children. And the main attraction has to be the Dorayaki slide!

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Amusement Zone. A game corner with lots of Doraemon related prizes. Lapel badges and keychains with photo are also available here.

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*are you skillful? 🙂

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Getting hungry after much workout? Don’t worry. There’s a Cafe here to serve you. Spacious dining area serving food, dessert and drinks to fill your stomach.

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The excitement will not end without visiting the Gift Shop! An official Doraemon merchandise store. Well, prices are cheap though. 😀

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Besides that, we also enjoyed the “Stamp Rally”. Feel like a treasure hunt. Complete all stamps at different floors (within New Chitose Airport) then you can claim a free gift. Choose from option A to J.

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It was really fun exploring this airport. So, are you a fan of Doraemon? Hello Kitty fans, don’t feel sad ya…because now they also have Hello Kitty Happy Flight le…  Too bad it was not ready during our trip. Else we will definitely go gaga!

With all these shops and cartoon characters, you could easily spend at least half a day in the airport. 🙂

 

Note : Travel date was on year 2016

 

Operation Hours : 10am – 6pm

Website: www.new-chitose-airport.jp/en/doraemon/

{REVIEW} PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home 李医务所 专业月子中心

Most women will go through a confinement period after giving birth. Hence confinement refers to a system for recovery following childbirth. The confinement period may vary individually but a common length is usually 28 days to 100 days. During this period of time, mothers are required to rest as much as possible. Proper rest and stress free environment makes a lot of difference.

New parents are often excited upon the arrival of their newborn. Thus, they are also stressed up because expectation is always different from reality.

Those days, we only have our mother or mother in law to take role as a confinement lady. Then we have some hired professional confinement lady to stay in. However in this era, confinement centers are so well established that some mothers would prefer to choose completing their confinement period in a center which they felt like as though they are spending vacation in a hotel. A place where you don’t need to worry about your meal, your laundry, your baby’s soiled diaper or to bath a newborn. Many new parents are still unfamiliar with these.

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A huge Bungalow unit located at Taman Permai Seremban. There are total 9 bedrooms.

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I am glad to know that PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home 李医务所 专业月子中心 is not just an ordinary confinement center for mothers to rest. But it is also known as breastfeeding home where the nurses and doctors here are fully supportive in breastfeeding. They will support and guide via action instead of verbal talking. Breastfeeding is not something new today, but there are still lack of information and support especially in Seremban. Being a breastfeeding mother myself, I understand the struggle and also the benefits of breastfeeding. (Keyword; ‘Do not give up’).

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The founder, Dr. Choong Syih Ying is a passionate and also a friendly person. A very humble person I would say. Not just a founder of the center, but she’s also a doctor herself. She has 3 years of working experiences in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Labour room ; 4 years experiences in Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

New mom often feel that she’s a failure when she couldn’t handle her newborn. Dr. Choong will also provide counseling. Hence mothers and babies will put under good care of her. Dr. Choong will know what’s best for them.

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Dr.Choong also explained the difference of using diaper and cloth diaper. PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home uses only cloth diaper. It is more environmental friendly and also reduce the risk of getting nappy rash. Besides that, baby’s clothing are also provided here.

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In case the mother need some peace time, here’s the baby room. It is put under a closed circuit observation.
Besides that, they also provide in house jaundice checking using latest technology without blood withdrawing (transcutaneous) and phototherapy (if necessary) for babies.

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There are total 7 certified nurses here.

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I especially like this grand stairway. 🙂

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The spacious and bright dining area onlooking the green garden. An area where mummies can have their delicious yet healthy food here.

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A set of lunch meal complete with all the nutrition.  Besides that, daily tonic soup using Sulfur free Chinese herbs specially customized by the Traditional Chinese Medicine Master and prepared according to mummies body needs. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served daily. Not forgetting tea break in between main meals. Dr. Choong also ensured that there’s no repetition in dish throughout the whole confinement period here. (Unless there’s any request from mummy here)

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With a special focus on eating foods considered to be nourishing for the body and help with the production of breastmilk, Dr. Choong also stressed on the food quality. Ingredients used here are kampung chicken, bentong ginger, organic vegetables, oat noodle, homemade rice wine, homegrown lemon grass, sulfur-free Chinese herbs, Anxin Pork. No salt was added to the dishes, yet the dishes are filled with natural flavors.

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Superior Room

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Premium Room (with sharing bathroom)

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Private Suite (with individual bathroom)

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I was told that the baby changing table and baby crib was custom made to a height that suit mothers with caesarean. Baby crib look old-skool, but the pros are it has better ventilation and mother laying on bed could monitor her baby movement from all angles.

With current package promotion, package price start from RM7888 to RM9888. An additional free traditional post natal massage & face lymphatic facial for the RM9888 package.

Rooms here are non-sharing. At PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home, stay in husband/baby’s father is most encouraging. Dr. Choong believes that a husband should stay in together to create a good family bonding and give the best moral support to their wife.

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A bonus point here is; not just a confinement home, PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home also provide parenting guidance to new parent before the arrival of the newborn, during confinement period and even after confinement period.

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The team members behind PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home 李医务所 专业月子中心.

If you are interested on this place, do not hesitate to give them a call and pay a visit yourself. 🙂

PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home 李医务所 专业月子中心

Address: 503, Lorong Kurau 9/1, Taman Permai, Seremban.

Contact No. : 018-967 4132

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/postnataLee/

 

 

Ben’s General Food Store @The Gardens Mall KL

I read about list of kids friendly cafe or food joints in KL. I so wanted to bring my son to one of those. Especially with indoor playground. I’m sure he’ll have fun.

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Ben’s General Food Store at The Gardens Mall KL came in the list. Managed by The BIG Group, located at a reputable mall in KL.

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When I was at this mall, I decided to check out this restaurant. Ben’s General Food Store is located at second floor towards Robinsons.

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I was there with my family for lunch. The restaurant was already half occupied.

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Their menu was very simple with just wordings and no photos attached. Kids meal are also available on the menu. We placed our order soon after browsing through the menu.

My mom was sitting comfortably here while I went around checking out this place and accompany my son to their playground or play area.

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This restaurant is quite spacious and also stroller friendly.

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The different types of dining tables available here. You will have more options when its not crowded. The above photo is nearer to the play area.

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I preferred to supervise my kid although its an indoor playground. In case he play rough, I can correct him on the spot.

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somebody has left his/her coloring sheet behind.

 

Okay, time to get seated. I think the food is ready.

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ABC Chicken Soup – RM6 (kid portion), for my son.

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Hainanese Chicken Rice – RM30

Served with poached chicken breast, ginger sauce and a bowl of steamed rice. Rice was quite fluffy, portion was generous too. I don’t really fancy chicken breast unless you are a fan of chicken breast. 🙂

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Nasi Ulam with Ayam Percik – RM33 (sorry for the blurry photo)

A Malaysian delicacy rice dish served with a piece of ayam percik, salted egg, ulam (raw vegetables), keropok ikan and budu as condiments. My mom claimed that this nasi ulam was yummy.

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Traditional Carbonara – RM35

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I am a fan of Carbonara. Hence this serving was all for me. This al-dente spaghetti was cooked with cream sauce, then topped with crispy chicken bits, Parmesan cheese and a poached egg.

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Cakes on shelf. Types of cakes available on their menu are; Red Velvet Cake, Coconut Cake, Banoffee Cake, Lemon Meringue Cake, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Cake, Black Forest Cake, Salted Caramel Macadamia Cheesecake, Apple Crumble Tart. Price varies from RM15-18.

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Food prices are above average. But I would say its a nice family store or a place that I can catch up with my ‘aunty’ friends while kids can have fun too 😀

Ben’s General Food Store

S-212, Level 2 The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City 58000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: +603-2280 0197


*solely based on writer's own opinion*

The Play Project Mahavidya & Civitas Seremban

An introduction of The Play Project Mahavidya in correlation with CIVITAS.

CIVITAS is a Seremban based NGO that works on creating awareness , acceptance and inclusiveness in Seremban society for children and adults with special needs. Civitas aims to create network for families with children with special needs and create a vocational center that is centered around a Cafe Kitchen and Organic Garden.

Their aim is to eventually create a place for people with special needs where they can live as independently as possible, where they can thrive and live a full life. Hence, e a place that will give them dignity, value and a sense of belonging when their families can no longer take care of them.

CIVITAS also want to create a platform for differently abled people on running a cafe. By this, future generation with special needs have the chance to learn various skills on catering. Vocational training will be mainly trained on setting up the cafe, cook and prepare food/beverages. Besides that, they will be trained on setting up the cafe, cook and prepare food/beverages. They will be trained to serve food in good manner and learn to manage money. Furthermore, they also learn to make packets of (gluten free) snack by using weighing machine and gain knowledge in packing and selling.

Both Civitas Cafe and Organic Farm are in the midst of preparations before it is fully operating. In this case, volunteers are also most welcomed.

I felt this is a very good idea in order to make the special needs adult an independent person. To be a waiter, a chef, a gardener.

I was greeted by Edith Kasander (Devi) who then gave me a tour of The Play Project Mahavidya.

The Play Project is a family oriented therapy center for children with special needs. Offering occupational therapy, physio therapy, aqua therapy, speech therapy Early Intervention Program (EIP) and also kids yoga classes and drum circles.

The Play Project was founded by Parameshuwaran Punnuduray and his Dutch Wife, Edith Kasander in 2014. Initially Edith (a certified Intensive Care Nurse) or often called as Devi, only provided Aqua Therapy. Devi followed a 2 years long, hands on training in Amirs gym, a kids rehab center in KL and got certified in various aquatic modalities. To extend the services on Occupational therapist a physio therapist and a speech therapist joined the Play Project Mahavidya over the years to create therapy approach.

The center also hoping to have a Consulting Child Psychologist to join their team.

Zazen Fir Infrared Sauna is used here. Few of the benefits are boosting immune system, detoxing, improved sleep patterns and bowel movements and in some cases reduction of seizure activity due to the scaler inside the sauna.

The Play Project Mahavidya caters for children from 6 months into adulthood. Working a lot with kids with autism and learning disabilities but also down syndrome cerebral palsy and a variety of other congenitive disorders. Besides that, this center also offer stroke rehabilitation for adults.

Intensive suit therapy is a relatively new and form of therapy designed to help those with cerebral palsy improve muscle tone, movement, and posture.

It can accelerate children’s progress in sensory processing and motor skills through strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, coordination, vestibular, and enhanced functional skill training. Children who undergo intensive therapy have acquired skills like rolling, crawling, sitting, standing and walking, which they may not have been able to achieve with traditional therapy or would have taken many months or years to achieve.

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According to Pacific University’s School of Physical Therapy, intensive suit therapy consists of an orthotic suit that includes a hat, knee pads, and specially-designed therapeutic shoes. The suit also has rings that allow bungee cord-type ropes to be inserted and adjusted according to the child’s height.

Once the child has the suit on and the elastic ropes adjusted, it can help bring the child’s body into the correct alignment and correct abnormal muscle tone. It can also assist in retraining the brain to recognize the new, yet proper, body movements,

While wearing the suit, children participate in exercises in a therapeutic setting. Following an exercise regime while wearing the suit is said to help children reduce ataxia, spasticity, and other symptoms that typically co-exist with cerebral palsy.

The Play Project Mahavidya is the only center in Seremban and one of the 3 centers in Malaysia that offers suit therapy.

The Play Project Mahavidya therapists are all graduate certified therapists in the modalities that are being offered and therapists go for regular training and courses to update their knowledge to be able to cater for a variety of children.

The Play Project Mahavidya has a big therapy pool with different depths to cater for different abilities. Furthermore it is also to challenge and support kids in the water on different levels.

Hakimi who has diagnosed with “Williams Syndrome” is gradually progressing well. When Devi asked whether he wants to swim. Hakimi responded ‘Nak’ although it wasn’t loud, but he’s responding.

Naveen, age 30 who is a slow learner was seen enjoying his role as Gardener. A playful and hardworking guy.

Here’s the kitchen. Kak Fatimah, who is a volunteer was spotted busy preparing meal for the therapists of The Play Project.

She also send her son who has speech delay to The Play Project for treatment.

Visiting this center is an eye opener to me. Parents who send their children here responded with positive feedback.

“All children are gifted, they just unpack their gifts at different times”

 

Address: No.2, Jalan Dato Kelana Ma’amoor,70200 Seremban.
Contact No.: 014-6375067
Email: theplayproject2016@gmail.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/theplayproject2016/

Coming 21 April 2018, a program name “Hand in Hand we grow together” organized by CIVITAS in collaboration with Seremban Prima Mall to create awareness, acceptance and inclusiveness for children and adults with special needs. It is an opportunity for society to relief the stigma of ‘special needs’.

The highlight of this event is the fashion and talent show for and by kids and young adults with special needs.

Do pay a visit this Saturday from 3-6pm at Seremban Prima Mall.

 

 

 

Bangkok Day 3 (Pratunam, Baiyoke Fashion Wholesale, Big C Supermarket, Central World, Talad Neon Night Market)

Our hotel is just an alley away from Pratunam Morning Market. The street gets busy as early as 4am. The morning market will closes early too. At about 10-11am.

The streets are filled with street food and clothing. Mostly are female clothing, minimal of children and men’s clothing.

Assorted cooked dishes.

The Thai grilled pork from this stall was delicious. If I’m not mistaken, it was just 100 baht?

Porridge with condiments was delicious too.

Trying the Bangkok popular rubber slipper, brand Monobo. It is very comfortable and lasting wear.

Not much bargaining is allowed here because most of the prices are quite low. You can get better deal if you purchase 2 or 3 items at once. (wholesale price)

We are now walking towards the Pratunam Market. (red signboard is Baiyoke Tower)

Pratunam Wholesale Market is filled with shops and tiny stalls flowing over to the sidewalks and extending all the way to Baiyoke Towers I and Baiyoke Towers II on Ratchaprarop Soi 3.
As you can see the crowd especially during weekends. It was so packed and I felt that I am in a maze. You can also see people dragging their luggage size bags to fill their loots. Try to avoid entering this area on weekends.
Pratunam Market
Opening Hours: 24 hours (retail shops open from 10:00 – 21:00)

Location: Intersection of Ratchaprop and Petchburi roads to Ratchaprarop Soi 3

Big C Supermarket.

Depending on which part of Pratunam you are, walking from Pratunam to Big C Supermarket will take around 5~15 minutes.
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 23:00
Location: Ratchadamri Road (opposite CentralWorld)

BTS: Chidlom

Big C is one of the biggest supermarket chains in Thailand. Most of the people come to Big C Supermarket, visiting the supermarket is to shop for the local products. Wide range of products with good deals.

You may refer to this link on what is best to bring home.
Well, if you didn’t get a chance to visit this supermarket, you can also easily grabbed some of the above local snacks from 7-Eleven convenience stores which are easily spotted around Bangkok.
Central World is just opposite of Big C Supermarket.
World Food Expo which went on from 23 Mar 2017 – 09 Apr 2017, held at the entrance of Central World.
Street Food and Food trucks will operate their business throughout the 18 days of the event.
There were also other activities going on, plus cooking demonstration. But we are more interested to eat! Especially the local Thai food 😀
Time to indulge in more local delicacies. (but its more pricey)
In the evening, we decided to check out Palladium Night Market.
Located outside of Palladium World Shopping Centre slightly opposite from Platinum Shopping Mall. We seem to get different operation hours from the internet. We were here at around 7pm. However we noticed that not many stalls were there. Moreover it does not attracts us. We did not want to waste much time there. Hence, we decided to walk over to Talad Neon Night Market which is just around 10 minutes.
We felt that Talad Neon Night Market has more stuffs that suit our liking. A night market that not only focus on clothing. But also handmade items which can personalize names…best to get as souvenirs or gifts, not forgetting there are also food stalls.
Haircut at a night market? Very artistic.
Last round of shopping before we head home the next day. Bangkok is a shop and eat place. You can shop endlessly and you can eat endlessly.
Snacks stall.
We are checking out what to have for dinner.
My friend wanted Salt Baked Fish. So am I. Therefore we settled ourselves at this stall, named Pen Hnung Grill Fish & Seafood.
The grilled talapia fish was big and meaty! Only 260 baht. Compliment with raw vegetables and chili dipping sauce. The chili dipping sauce was awesome.
Grilled Seafood Set (Small) – 399 baht.
Mixed of cockles, prawns, squids, mussels.
Before I end this post, there is something you should take note when you travel.
Day 3 was really a bad day and also unforgettable day!!
My backpack was slashed! Indirectly should be I got robbed!
Where?
at Pratunam Wholesale Baiyoke Tower. Refer to above photo where I did mentioned about the crowded place and maze like area.
It was also my carelessness for carrying a backpack with my belongings. If you need to carry a backpack putting your important belongings, carry it front facing.
I felt I was being pushed as I was sandwiched in between the crowd.
I didn’t thought further. Little did I know, my backpack has such long slash as I wanted to fetch my wallet to pay a dress.
My wallet and mobile phone is gone! My friend tried calling my number. But couldn’t get through anymore.
I was like WTF! Why am I so careless. Why does it happen to me. I felt like crying but in shocked stage.
Luckily I still have my passport.
Hotel staffs were helpful to get a person to send me to and fro the nearest police station to file a police report. I even offered a small tipping to him although he was reluctant to accept. In the police station, there was another tourist who was crying while making her police report too. She was robbed too.
This police report is very important for me to come back Malaysia to redo my identity card without having to pay for penalty. Besides that, it is also useful to claim insurance from the travel insurance that I’ve purchased before the trip.
Chatuchak is also another popular place for bag slashed. The thieves are really professional!
I do hope the local authority there would do something to tighten the security and safety of the popular spots.

Bangkok Day 2 (Wat Arun, Wat Intharawihan, Erawan Shrine, Siam Square One, Terminal 21)

Day 2 weather was good. Warm but not too sunny. We started Day 2 by joining a half day tour to several destinations arranged by the tour agent. We began our journey from hotel to Wat Arun by Van then transferred to pier.

Driving through the bustling city with heavy jams, hence it took us almost 30 minutes to reach the destination.

Located on the west side of Chao Praya River (opposite Tha Thien Pier). Hence a shuttle boat/ferry is required to cross over.

It was just a short distance.

From Sapphan Taksin boat pier you can take a river boat/ferry that stops at pier 8.

Panoramic view from Wat Arun.

The temple is open daily from 08:30 to 17:30.

Front entrance of the “Ordination Hall”. There are two demons, or temple guardian figures.

Apparently, Wat Arun is known as “Temple of Dawn”.

Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple.

The temple derives its name from the Hindu god Aruna, often personified as the radiations of the rising sun. Wat Arun is among the best known of Thailand’s landmarks and the first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple.

Thai King passed away on October 13, 2016. The King was a very respected person. Hence the Thais would mourn for a year before their beloved King was cremated a year later.

The main feature of Wat Arun is its central prang (Khmer-style tower) which is encrusted with colorful porcelain.

For the foreigners, the temple charges an entrance fee of 50 baht.

There were several souvenir stalls in front of this temple. My friend and I stumbled upon this stall which offers rental of Thai traditional costume with photoshoot. The fee was 20 200 baht/person.

From Wat Arun, we were then transferred to Wat Intharawihan. The traveling time was about 20 minutes.

Wat Intharawihan or Wat Intharavihan is a wat located in the Phra Nakhon District of Bangkok.

Every colors (candles) comes with a different meaning/purpose. But all are of good cause.

The main attraction of this temple will be this 32 meters high, 10 meters wide standing Buddha.

The Wat Intharawihan is open daily from 8:30 am until 8 pm. Admission is free.

Coincidentally the temple was having a ceremony. We spotted many monks there.

They also offered free food to the public. The rice in soup was delicious!

We then proceed to gemstone factory. HAHAHA!! I knew this is a trick of every tour. They will anyhow bring us to some buying place. Anyway, we get to watch how a stone is handcrafted into a beautiful gem and made as jewellery.

*Do not ask me if I left this place empty handed. LOL LOL!

Our half day tour ended here. At Erawan Shrine.

Erawan Shrine, is a shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, that houses a statue of Phra Phrom (four-faced Brahma), the Thai representation of the Hindu god of creation Lord Brahma. A popular worship statue that draw people all over the world to do their prayers here.

Road side traders selling birds in cages.

Thai dance performance.

Since Erawan Shrine is located nearby Central World shopping mall, therefore we settled a quick lunch at the Mcdonalds. One thing you must not miss at Bangkok’s McD would be the ‘pork burger’ lar.

Getting to Siam Square One from Erawan Shrine was not tough. Using the skybridge linking from Central World to Siam Square. By foot it take around 10 minutes.

Our intention here was to visit Hello Kitty House Bangkok.

*duck cafe spotted*

This area is more fashionable and also filled with youngsters.

There were flea market going on during our visit. Varieties of selling items. From handcrafts to food.

Our next stop and final stop for the day will be to Terminal 21.

Hoop on to BTS from “Siam” station to “Asok”. The fare is 30 baht. Traveling time was about 15 minutes including some walking.

For tourists, you may collect a ‘tourist privilege card’ from the information counter to enjoy some discount from participating outlets.

Terminal 21 is a one floor one theme shopping mall. The concept is market streets of the world. It is decorated based on well-known streets in cities such as Rome, Paris, Tokyo, London, Istanbul.

1st Floor – Tokyo

4th Floor – San Francisco (City)

Food court is located at 5th floor. It is known as food court Pier 21. You are required to purchase a prepaid card from the assigned counter. The balance money in the card is refundable. There are varieties of food at this food court. However my choice of food court still Siam Paragon’s. 🙂

Since this is a theme mall, even the toilets are designed with themes. Perhaps a toilet hopping at Terminal 21 mall? hehe….

Clothing here are more expensive if you compared them with Platinum Mall.

There goes Day 2. My friend and I, we felt too tired to travel back to our hotel via BTS + walking. Therefore we sat tuk tuk, which was available at the entrance of the mall. Remember to ask the price before getting in.