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Mingalabar Bagan – 19 Hour Overnight Train Ride

Before we went to Myanmar, we have decided that we should have try every single mode of transportation here including the overnight train. Hence, after a long winded discussion and research with FF, plus considering the route we are taking, we ended up securing a ticket from Yangon to Bagan. An upper class sleeper to Bagan cost us 16,500 Kyat (equivalent to USD 17) and usually, there’s only one sleeping car per train. Therefore, pre booking is definitely the best option. You can get local travel agency to buy your tickets on behalf with some nominal fees and have them delivered to anywhere that you preferred (hotel, airport and etc). In our case, we’ve been charged at USD22 per pax and delivered it all the way at the airport, on the day of our arrival. They usually ask a copy of your passport before hand for the ticket purchase purposes. A very reliable information of Myanmar train can be refer here at Seat 61. Every single information are very well captured and written. Continue reading

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Mingalabar Yangon – The Arrival

With the price of RM125 for an airline return ticket, we are finally in the Golden Land!  Yes, it’s Myanmar. We were there for a 5 days journey covering Yangon, Bagan and Inle Lake during the cold and dry season that lies in the month of November till February. We basically didn’t do any much preparation for this Myanmar trip as we were so hooked up with our daily routine and commitment. As what FF told me earlier, ‘Keep Calm and Just Go with The Flow!’. We only managed to get everything in place just a day before we depart to Myanmar except the booking for the sleepers train, bus and the visa. We were made to understand that the sleepers train are limited as there is only one coach provided per journey.  Hence, reservation shall be made earlier to secure your seats. Continue reading

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Mingalabar Myanmar – Myanmar Visa Application in Malaysia

Before we get started with the Myanmar entry, allowed us to share with you guys out there on the Myanmar Visa Application that we did earlier right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Yes! Malaysian who are wishing to enter and travelling to Myanmar shall apply and obtain a valid visa even though Myanmar is one of the ASEAN countries. Visa exemption was only given and permitted to these 6 countries which is Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines and Vietnam for a visits up to 14 days. And again, surprisingly, Malaysia was not one of it.  Continue reading

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Autumn in Korea – Halal Food in Seoul

Believe us, you won’t get starve while you are in Seoul. InshaAllah, there’s always Halal Food around for a foodies like us. All the food review are based on our taste buds. Just keep in mind that we really love Korean Food as we sometimes prepared some of the dishes back home. Bibimbap and Kimchi Tofu Soup (Jjigae) are sometimes in our daily lunch and dinner menu list. People who try Korean food for the very first time might not like the strong smell and taste of Kimchi. But, no harm trying right? In this post, we are going to share a list of Halal Food that we managed to try while we were in the land of this Joseon Dynasty. Continue reading