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What a fancy toilet seat at Borneo Rainforest, Bandar Sunway

I had my dinner at Borneo Rainforest Restaurant at Bandar Sunway, Malaysia. After drinking a glass of Ice lemon tea, I just I had to use the bathroom. To my surprise, the toilet seat was pretty fancy! I loved it -it’s something unusual as I don’t have anything like that at home. Perhaps I should get one for myself šŸ˜€

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So much love for Arabic cuisines

I just love Arabic food – they’re so delicious and unique. I can feel the right textures and flavours in my mouth. My tongue just crave for more tabbouleh, fattouch, Shawarma, Kabssa and Kibbeh. Arabic restaurants are everywhere In Malaysia; just name any location you want! Check these out:

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If you are planning to visit Malaysia, I’ll buy you one šŸ˜‰

Have a great day!

Times Square Amusement Park

Times Square Amusement Park

A gigantic fun park for both kids and adults; it not only attracts tourists, but also the locals that come over to spend time with their loved ones. This indoor park is nothing like Genting Highlands as most critics would say, but one thing for sure, it offers you fun and excitement! There are rides for adults and kids; for most adult rides, height measurement is required prior to entrance. To those who want to experience some unforgettable rides of their lives, head down to the ā€˜Galaxy Stationā€™. Trust me, youā€™ll scream out loud!

I came over last weekend, and I must say that I loved it! I spent the whole afternoon here. I went with my friends, named Ameer & Justin. We had so much fun. To be honest, I have never played in any amusement parks before ā€“ this basically was my first time! Iā€™ve been to the infamous Genting Highlands, but I went there merely to watch; thatā€™s all. I was broke when I went to Genting Highlands for the first time (those were the days…LOL)

Located in Kuala Lumpur, the Berjaya Times Square Amusement park sits on the 5th & 7th floor. Adult entrance fee would cost RM48 whereas children admission is RM38 each. The park operates from 12pm-10pm (Monday to Friday) and from 11am-12pm (Saturday, Sunday, Public & School Holiday). Ā A wristband will be given for every entry; do ensure that you wear it all the time. You can choose to go out from the theme park, and then enter again, with your wristband validated upon your next entry of the day.

ImageVisit ā€˜Galaxy Stationā€™ to experience some of the exciting and memorable rides that the park has to offer, such as ā€˜Space Attackā€™, ā€˜Ooortā€™s expressā€™, ā€˜Dizzy Lzzyā€™, ā€˜DNA Mixerā€™, ā€˜Supersonic Odysseyā€™, and ā€˜Spinning Orbitā€™. If you have not tried any of these rides anywhere else in the world, it is best for you to watch how others do first, and then decide on whether you want to try them or not. The best thing is to stay calm always and do not panic. What I did was close my eyes and smiled. The ā€˜Space Attackā€™ was the scariest ride for me. It reminded me of the ā€˜Boat rideā€™ that I tried few years ago at the carnival back in Borneo Sarawak. There were times when I actually opened my eyes ā€“ I was upside down ā€“ in the air.

The cool thing about trying these kinds of rides is that they help us to overcome our fear against height. The only way for us to overcome the fear is to think positive and imagine that for once, we actually have wings; just like birds.

KL Pedestrian tunnels

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A friend of mine, Hussein, came over to Kuala Lumpur recently and I was his tour guide of the day. Another friend of mine by the name of Gaby was also with us. We went around the city to take photos of the national mosque, Islamic Art Building and many more. When heading back to the KL train station (KTM), I was begging them not to take me back to the pedestrian tunnel because I just had a really bad feeling about that place.

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Upon our arrival to the KL train station, we walked to one of the pedestrian tunnels that are available in the city. The first tunnel that we passed through was super creepy and dark. It looks pretty abandoned as well. I don’t think that anyone actually walks through it now as it has no lights (it looks like a place where zombies live) -that was how it creepy it was to be honest. I was too freaked out and had to have my friends to hold my hands! Hussein was pretty confident, but Gaby and I felt like we just had the shock of our lives. I told Hussein that was the first and the last time I will ever walk through that eerie place. Gaby said he could feel an unpleasant feeling when he walked through it. I also experienced the same feeling, but I did not say anything about it until I got out of the tunnel. Well, that was the first tunnel. I don’t have any photos of this tunnel.

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We took another tunnel to get back to the station. This tunnel got us out to the KTM station main entrance. The tunnel was much better than the first one that we took; at least there were lights switched on. There was another man walking with us too, and he walked as fast as he could. He probably knew about the history behind the tunnel’s isolation. None of us knew until one of my colleagues told me about it. I was curious, so I went on Google and searched for the news. My colleague was right; there is a history behind the tunnel’s isolation after all.

Pedestrian tunnesl were built for pedestrians due to the increasing of traffic around the city. The government thought that it was a good idea to help the pedestrians as many offices are located around these busy roads. Unfortunately, most pedestrians choose not to cross these tunnels although surveillance cameras are available in all of these tunnels. A news that shocked the whole country was the rape and murder case, involving a young Indian school girl. She was raped and then brutally killed in one of these tunnels. There are still school children and working adults crossing these tunnels yet the numbers have declined over the past few years. Ladies especially would avoid these tunnels as there were also robbery and snatch theft that occurred here. The tunnels smell like piss and some do not even have lights! (how do you expect a rationale person to walk through it?) I took the risk merely for the experience and thank God nothing happened to me. I will never cross through it if I was alone; I think that’s just stupid, especially when crime rates are getting worse each day. This does not just happen in Malaysia, but also in other countries. Wherever you go, you must always be careful and never take your safety for granted.

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Surveillance cameras have also proven that not many locals choose to use the tunnels. Most of the pedestrians that cross through these tunnels are amongst tourists who probably never knew about the rape and murder case that happened in one of these tunnels. The government no longer builds pedestrian tunnels at the city since tunnels are not pedestrians’ first choice; they rather cross the road and that is perfectly understandable.

I would like to advise everyone to not cross through these pedestrian tunnels when alone. If you have to go through them, make sure that you walk in groups. As people are getting more inhuman in today’s world, it is wise for everyone to always be careful of his/her surroundings, and I have always trusted and listened to my natural instinct. If you feel that something is wrong, you’re probably right.

50% discount from LocalSIMKad.com: Pay half the price

Roaming abroad

To those who are afraid to roam abroad, don’t roam. You’ll only get yourself into trouble for doing that. Imagine yourself paying for your phone bill that costs more than your holiday trip. It’s a disaster! Be a smart traveller today and grab any roaming solution that you can find around.

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As for me, I would like to suggest LocalSIMKadā„¢ of your destination. It’s a great product for those who are concerned about their telecommunication when travelling abroad. I am also a traveller, so I myself want to always stay connected with the world. To me, communication is life. Without it, I feel like I am living in a world with nobody but me, myself, and I.

LocalSIMKadā„¢ of your destination is available on http://www.LocalSIMKad.com. This is a booking platform for travellers like you and I to book a LocalSIMKadā„¢. The booking process is easy and user-friendly. You just need to fill out your personal and booking details. As simple as 1,2,3.

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With this product, I do not have to roam anymore. What I get is what I pay. I can make and receive calls abroad, without having to pay for any roaming charges. This SIM card is affordable; much cheaper than roaming! The rates follow the country of destination local rates (it is a local SIM card that’s why). I can make calls like a local, even though I am just a tourist! šŸ˜€

LocalSIMKad.com is currently organizing its 50% Promo Campaign at Malaysia’s Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT). This campaign aims to promote three of its popular destinations, which are Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand.

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Spend RM30 on a single receipt at any of these stores to redeem 50% off on LocalSIMKadā„¢ Indonesia, Thailand & Singapore:

(i) SIM Emporium (Souvenir store)
(ii) The Zon (Duty Free)
(iii) Dimensi Eksklusif (Perfume & Cosmetic)

PINK BABES

You’ll also notice these girls there. They are called the “Pink Babes”. I heard you have to grab a sticker from their T-shirts to get 50% off on a LocalSIMKadā„¢. Sounds pretty easy, huh? If I were you, I’ll definitely head down to LCCT now. Since I’ll be flying to Thailand soon, I might as well get one for myself now šŸ˜€

Check out the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbxUJQE-12g

Malaysia’s Chinatown

One of the top places to visit when you come over to KL is Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown. A lot of foreigners love to visit Petaling Street as the things sold here are reasonably cheap. Most of them were once expensive, but thanks to bargaining, the prices are much cheaper. Bargain and may you get the best price! šŸ™‚

LocalSIMKadā„¢ Malaysia User Experience: From a satisfied customerā€™s point of view

I had a one day trip to KL, with LocalSIMKadā„¢ Malaysia in hand. Now that I am back in Singapore, I could share my travel experience with all smart travellers out there. Overall, I am very impressed with LocalSIMKadā„¢ front line staff.

Well, after I booked myself a LocalSIMKadā„¢ and got my voucher, I changed my flight. I called LocalSIMKad.com and I must admit that it was fuss-free; there was no waiting time. They jotted down my details. Then, I was informed by one of the LocalSIMKadā„¢ staffs about my Singapore mobile number. Everything went just fine. My LocalSIMKadā„¢ Malaysia was ready for collection in the morning.

I had difficulties in finding the infamous ā€œPink Boothā€. I thought that Iā€™ll never find it until I received a call from LocalSIMKad.com! I was happy and relieved. In fact, the staff who spoke to me was very kind. He walked all the way out and passed the LocalSIMKadā„¢ to me.

Generally, I had the feeling that the LocalSIMKad.com team was very helpful and reliable. This is very important to me. Using the service was not difficult at all. Itā€™s really easy. Unfortunately, I could not fit it into my Iphone 4. Therefore, I did not get the chance to try Data roaming.

In short, Iā€™ll definitely recommend this product to my friends and family! I also liked the brochure that came along with the LocalSIMKadā„¢ package. Nice!

Anyway, keep up the friendly service. It builds customer loyalty. Thank you!

www.LocalSIMKad.com

Fly away with Garuda Indonesia this Ramadhan!

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Get a FREE SIM card when you fly to Malaysia or Singapore with Garuda Indonesia this Ramadhan!

As for those flying to Australia, they can get 50% discount for every purchase of LocalSIMKadā„¢ Australia.

The promotion starts from 1st of July to 15th of August 2012.

For more info, visit http://www.localsimkad.com or http://tiny.cc/qww5gw

 

Bungee Jump in Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia

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To those wanting to try the bungee jump, head down to Sunway Lagoon in Malaysia and try it yourself!

Jump down 22m from above; the jump is as high as a nine-storey building! Jumpers will have 2 options; they can choose to either jump down individually or do the water-touch, which allows them to touch the water before the bungee cord pulls them back up again. Exciting isnā€™t it? Yes, it is exciting indeed!

To join the fun, all jumpers must be at least 10 years of age, with a minimum weight of 35kg or maximum of up to 285 kg. Each jump will cost you RM100 (for non-MyKad holder) and RM50 (for MyKad holder).

Hurry up and experience this adrenalin rush moment! If you managed to jump successfully, youā€™ll be awarded with a Bungee Jump Certificate from Bungee Malaysia.

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*Please be noted that Bungee Jump in Sunway Lagoon is spelled as “Bungy Jump”

TRAVEL TIPS WHEN TRAVELLING TO MALAYSIA

Tourist Police
If you are lost, look out for the tourist police officers. They wear dark blue shirts and trousers and the letter ā€œIā€ (information) on a red blue badge on their breast pocket. Donā€™t be shy, just ask them and they will assist you!

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Public Holidays
Malaysia has the most holidays due to the diversity of ethnicity so some of these festive seasons are declared as public holidays! It is best to check the dates with the nearest Tourism Malaysia Office before you plan your trip so that you wonā€™t miss any of these unique festivals! There are a lot to see, so be sure not to miss it!

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School Holidays
There are five term breaks in the year for schools throughout Malaysia and they vary from state to state. However, they fall roughly during the later part of the months of January (1 week), March (2 week), May (3 weeks), August (1 week), and October (4 weeks). Check out for the school holiday packages here in Malaysia!

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Water
Bottled mineral water can be found almost everywhere, so take a bottle with you wherever you go to avoid dehydration since Malaysia is hot and can be congested at times.

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Clothing
Itā€™s best to wear light clothing. If youā€™re going to enter mosques and temples, do wear long sleeves and loose pants.

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