Day Trip to The Lion City

Salam everyone,

I always wanted to pay a visit to Lion City one of these days. The only things that i remembered so far is a big christmas tree just in front of Takashimaya at Orchard Road. And it was way back during my primary school. Berapa lama daaa. We then decided to go to Singapore during the Eidul Adha holiday. There we go!

Since PIL is in Johor itself, we decided just to take the town bus at Larkin. 2 choices available which is Causeway (Malaysia Town Bus) and SBS Transit (Singapore Town Bus). The only bus available once we were there was SBS. We just hop in where the bus will then headed to Queen Street which cost us RM2.20. Everything was just an ad hoc decision. Just a lil bit of reading and planning were made initially for the 1 day trip. The bus will stop at the Malaysia Immigration (CIQ Building) and later at Singapore Immigration for passport validation purposes.

It took us about 1 hours plus to get to Queen Street from Larkin. Once we passed the Woodlands area, my very first impression on Singapore where it was slightly same to Hong Kong – the environment and the building. We even passed through Dunearn Road where nice houses can be found there. Impressived. No wonder Singapore is offering variety of Interior Design Magazine compared to Malaysia. By the way, not to forget the school design as well. Way condusive! Two thumbs up!

The first place that we got down are in Queen Street Bus Terminal. Without any map in hand, we just headed straight to Northern Bridge Road. Just to try our luck and hubby’s made the 1st decision and we found out Murtabak Zam Zam. We tried the famous beef murtabak and fish beriyani for 14SD. The fish beriyani was awesome but the murtabak was nothing compared to original Murtabak Mengkasar that we normally used to have in Kuantan.

The famous Murtabak Zam Zam. In front of Masjid Sultan.null

Our Fish beriyani and beef murtabak
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Masjid Sultan, the landmark.
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After our mouthful beriyani, we walked around and headed to Bugis Village, Bugis Junction and Iluma Shopping Centre all in Bugis Street. You can find cheap souveniors here in Bugis Village. After a quick tour around, we then decided to get local transport – the MRT to get to one place and another. As advised by our new friend there at the MRT station, she suggested us to take the 1 day tourist pass which cost us 18SD (8SD for the pass and 10SD as a deposit). The deposit will be return immediately if you refund it within 5 days of pass purchased at selected station. This card is for 1 day unlimited travel but you need to travel a lot to make this pay off.

We headed to our next stop which is Raffles Place since the main modus operandi for this trip is to get the picture of us at Merlion Park. We passed by the Raffles street and the Fullerton Road.

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We finally reached Merlion Park!
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We actually stop over at Lau Pa Sat Market for a drink. A lil bit suspicious since the food court is selling non halal food and the beverage area is selling beer as well. We then decided to bought from the vending machine. Silly us! We’re just tooo thirsty walking around.
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We then headed to Raffles Place MRT to Paya Lebar station. Hubby insist to go to Tanjong Katong Complex since there is where he always go for shopping since he was a lil kid. Nothing left there but just an old shops. Something similar like Campbell and Pertama Complex. However, it was well maintained by the owner. After walking around, i then headed back to Esplanade.

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I wrapped up the whole journey in Orchard Road! A lil bit of shopping before we went back home! Super tired but already planned for another trip to USS next year. Insya allah.

Simply me,
Zara~AB
The Province of Chroma

“The Beach” – Final Part

Salam and good day

It was a long due entry on the Final Part of my Krabi trip since i was so busy with my reception for my hubby side in Johor and moving to our new crib. And Alhamdulillah and syukur that everything are on track. And not to forget to my silent reader of mine who has been emailing and YM me on the Krabi info, check your mail guys.

Basically, on our 3rd days, we took Phi Phi Island Tour from the local agent and choose Ao Nang Orchid and the price is really reasonable. Please mention that you guys are from Malaysia. I really looking forward for this island tour since it will covered Maya Bay and Phi Ley Bay. These are the highlights of the trip.

Let the photos do the talking

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Our new friends from Germany. We are the last couple to be in the boat and they send us directly to the front deck of the speed boat. Luckily semua kat front deck yg happening jek. We really enjoyed it!

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Open sea area where we’re heading to the Viking Cave. The most famous cave and they are people living in the cave.

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Entering the Phi Ley Bay. The most beautiful lagoon in Phi Phi Ley. How i wish I can swim there as well. Ignore Brad, our new friends from US and he got married with a Thai. This was his first trip back to Thailand to visit his in law family.

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Us at Phi Ley Bay. Taken by our boat guide. Credit to him. By the way, do bring enough sun block. Panas sangat2! Tengok la betapa gelap nyer kitaorang nie. Ngalahkan boatman dah!

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Maya Bay where the film location of The Beach starring Leonardo Di Caprio. Again, I’m speechless. Clear water and not to forget the beautiful soft white sandy beach. It has been voted as 10 most beautiful beach in the world. Put off your flip flop and feel the sand. You will love it.And too much skin here! Hubby mata melilau jek.

We couldn’t snap much photos on this trip since there are a lots of pit stop compared to 4 island tour. This is the recap of the trip – Ao Nang Beach – Viking Cave – Phi Ley Bay – Maya Bay – Lohsamah Bay (Snorkelling) – Phi Phi Don (Main Island) – Monkey Beach (Be careful with the wild monkey there) – Hin Klarng (Open Sea Snorkelling, love it soo much) – Bamboo Island – Back to Ao Nang Beach

We’re planning for our next trip! Anyone?

P.S: Wanna wish Big Congrats to my sis in law on her flying colour STPM results and for being the best student in the school.

Simply me,
Zara~AB
The Province of Chroma

“The Beach” – Part 2

Salam everyone,

Writing again about “The Beach” and this time is about the 4 Island Trip compliment by our resort. You can get this trip from the Travel Agent at Ao Nang. If i’m not mistaken, dalam pamphlet they will stated around 1400 Baht (equal to RM140) but you can always nego with them. Normally for Asian people, they could reduced it to 700 to 800 Baht and this is what most local people told me so. And for European, they always charged around 1200 Baht. Sorry guys! Same goes to other trip as well. Hehehe. This is the price thay you have to pay for being whites.

The 4 island trip will covered Tup Island, Chicken Island, Poda Island and Phra Nang Cave. This is just a small island around Ao Nang area. And they will stop by at some of the snorkelling spot. But i preferred the snorkelling spot at Lohsamah Bay and Open Sea snorkelling (this will be covered in Phi Phi Island Trip). Will update soon on this! The best part to be in the boat is to know and meet up new peoples all across the world! That was the best part!

Tup Island beach
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You can walked in between these 2 islands and the boat will just stop in the middle. Amazing huh! Air in between island ni cetek jek. Around knee length!

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Chicken Island. Can you see the stones which look like a chicken head.

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Poda Island
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Floating Restaurant i could say which can be found at all this small island

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This is the Phra Nang Cave where you can find a Buddha Statue in the cave. They even have a small resort here. Heavy rainfall in late afternoon. Weather seems to be unpredictable here even though they said that this is the best times to discover Krabi. When we’re squatting at one of the shade, we talked to one of travelers there and he told us that experience such heavy rainfall when they were on their way to Phi Phi Island. Hoping that we’ll be having such a sunny day the next day! Insya Allah.

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And we do rent a scooter from our resort and we took  the bike all the way to the Krabi Town.  Kena marah with my hubby since Krabi Town from Ao Nang is 25 minutes away.  I decided to get to Krabi since both of us dah tersilap isi minyak and isi PENUH which cost us 80 Baht. Rasa rugi nak return back to the resort with the petrol yang still penuh. By the way, just wanna share with you guys that the scooter rental is just 200 Baht = RM20 and the rental is for 24 hours. How cheap is that!.

Will update “The Beach” – Final Part. Obviously it will be on the Phi Phi Island trip which i heart soo much! Masih tak dapat lupakan the water and the beautiful beach there.

Catch up with you guys later.

 
Simply me,

Zara~AB
The Province of Chroma