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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Johor Premium Outlets

Johor Premium Outlet ( JPO) officially launced by Malaysia prime minister at December 11 2011. There is some 80 designer and branded stores including Armani, Burberry, CK, Coach, DKNY, Lacoste, Levi's, Michael Kors, Nike , Raph Lauren, Timberland, etc.  Besides outlets they have some dining places like Starbucks, Kampachi Japanese Restaurant, The coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Crispy Crepe and a food court with varieties of foods ( including chinese, japanese, Malay and western foods)


Review:


After visited the outlet i'm kind of dissapointed with it, some of the stores price is not as cheap as expected and it's more expensive compare to Cabazon Premium Outlet in California. Besides that some stores didn't turn on their air conditioning, it's very uncomfortable and lack of oxygen inside(saturated with people )
It took me about 3 hours + drive from Kuala Lumpur to JPO, it is very easy to reach.

Direction to JPO from Kuala Lumpur:
 From Kuala Lumpur take the Plus NorthSouth Highway

Exit at ramp (Exit 253 ) toward South Senai, Nusajaya, Ulu Tiram.

Then take next exit to Senai airport and Ulu tiram

you will saw a big Johor Premium Outlet signboard on the left, just follow the signboard and turn left to the premium outlet which is 1 km from the signboard. 

Facilities:
Maybank 
Police base
Genting lounge 

Map:




Address:
Jalan Premium Outlets, Indahpura, Kulaijaya  81000 Johor, Malaysia

Website:
www.premiumoutlets.com.my

Opening Hours : 
Monday - Sunday 10 a.m to 10p.m




Enjoy the photos ( click to Enlarge)

 Johor Premium Outlets
 Johor Premium Outlets food court
 Johor Premium Outlets Coach ( full with people)
 Johor Premium Outlets
 Johor Premium Outlets Burberry



Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tok Aman Bali Beach Resort, Tok Bali, Kelantan.

While on the way to bukit keluang , stopped at Tok Aman Bali Beach Resort to get some information about it. It's opened on 15 November 2011 should be a 4 star resort. It's just normal from outside but the interior is quite decent with neat design. The resort is surrounded by lagoon and there is some water activities available upon request and beach is just opposite the resort. The reception is very kind he bring us around  and explained all of our inquiries. Right now they having their opening promotion with deluxe room just from RM198 nett. Their pre-opening promotion will  end on end of January 2012. ( Thank Cornie Wee for the information - Tok Aman Bali Beach Resort Sales and Marketing manager)

Introduction:
A purportedly 4 stars resort located at Pantai bisikan bayu  ( Dalam Rhu) about 50km or 50minutes away from Kota Bharu. Build on land surrounded by a lagoon and South East Asia sea just opposite it.

Facilities/ Attractions:
Swimming pool, Pedal Boats Rides, Conference Room, Coffee House, Gym, Sauna, Table tennis, Bicycle Ride, Restaurant, etc.



Address:
Lot 6264(1), Resort Kampung Dalam Rhu Semerak, Tok Bali, Kota Bharu, Malaysia 

Contact:
Tel: 609-6918899
Fax:609-6918787
Website: www.tokamanbali.com.my




Nearby attractions:
Bukit Keluang 

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This photo taken by my friend  who visited Tok Aman Bali on Feb 2012
Sunset at the lagoon.
This photo taken by my friend who visited Tok Aman Bali on Feb 2012 
Inside Tok Aman Bali Beach Resort taken on 09April2012
Front of Tok Aman Bali Beach Resort  ( taken on 9 April 2012)
Tok Aman Bali Beach Resort front view
Tok Aman Bali Beach Resort inside
 Tok Aman Bali Beach Resort front view
Tok Aman Bali Beach Resort room
 Tok Aman Bali Beach Resort inside ( taken on 9 April 2012)
Tok Aman Bali Beach Resort inside ( taken on 9 April 2012)
Tok Aman Bali Beach Resort inside
Tok Aman Bali Beach Resort




HDR of agoon beside Tok Aman Bali Resort taken on 09April2012
The Price


Monday, December 5, 2011

Penang Trip

Accompany my mom for orchid show at Penang, she was one of the 11 judges for the orchid competition.  We didn't miss our chance to taste all the delicious foods in Penang. Here are some of the foods that i ate when visiting Penang; know as foods paradise, that including my all time favorite "Cha kuey teow". Although not much time here but we still manage to walk around and have some good foods. And thank to Khan for accompany us and become our "driver"..




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Cha Kuey Teow
George Town ( world heritage site)
sotong kankung
some old shops
oyster fried eggs.



Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Taman Negara ( Malaysia National Park) Kuala Tahan

Introduction:
Last week we went to Malaysia National Park aka Taman Negara. Taman Negara covering 3 states; including Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu covering some 4,343 km² and is noted as one of the oldest tropical rain forest. We went there through Kuala Tahan, Pahang entrance which is more "developed" compare to others entrance because Kuala Tahan entrance is more convenience ( accessible by car)   compare to others that accessible only by boat. Beside that Kuala Tahan entrance is where "the world longest canopy walkway" located. The walkway is 510 meter in length and up to 45m height from ground. We spend 3 days 2 night there and it's lot of joy.

Tips:
Best time to visit Taman Negara is from February to September ( to avoid monsoon season )
bring insect repellent ( to keep insect away from you)
comfortable wear (i.e  t-shirt, high humidity )
sport shoe with sock ( leeches is common in rain forest )
drink plenty of water
bring some medication in case of falling sick
bring camera to capture amazing fauna and flora
go for the longest canopy walk in the world ( it's kind of fun, walking up to 45m above the trees where you can clearly see the layer of the rain forest canopy, full with flora and fauna)

Where:
Taman Negara, Kuala Tahan Entrance

Attractions:
Oldest tropical rain forest, hiking, relaxing, bird watching, varieties wildlife, canopy walkway, etc.

Direction: 
From KL you either can take train or by car. 
by train take train from KL Sentral toward Jerantut , at jerantut take taxi to Taman Negara.

Phone: +603 9086 6800



follow our story by photo-footprint below

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The canopy walkway
Partying in the jungle with our own banner (see, our faces are on it )
 on the way to taman negara..greenery plants with blue sky. I like the view there.
 quan, wendy and r.yi  ( 兜兜风 while waiting for some sesat friends)
 i'm driving
 The entrance to taman negara
 The view from the entrance
The floating restaurants along the river, one can enjoy the dinner while on the flowing river.
 we saw 7 wild boars at Mutiara resort, they just wondering around looking for foods. Besides wild boars there are others animal like tapir, deer,monkey, elephants , etc. But we just saw wild boars because others animal are nocturnal.



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy birthday Mr Lai

Happy Birthday to my 12 years friend kuan shien aka herealai / ah nai..Hope you doing well in everything..Happy 23th birthday..Enjoy your big day..
happy happy nai






Friday, November 18, 2011

World Orchid Conference 2011

Went to World Orchid Conference ( WOC) 2011 at Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore last week. WOC is held every 3 years in different cities around the world. It's open to public from 13-20th Nov 2011.Displays at WOC consists of amateur orchid societies, commercial grower and   municipal that want to introduce their city. There is also some art, decoration, photography, drawing ,ect related to orchid being exhibited. Overall, the 2011 world orchid conference is good, but the arrangement make us difficult to compare the winning plants. They display all the plant in the landscape competition area according to country, so there is no way categories comparison. It's is easier for visitor to compare the winning plants if they are side by side. 

just upload some of the photos ( too much)

For your information, the favorite vanilla flavor  is from orchid and Paphiopedilum is called slipper orchid.

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 the entrance
 Papua New Guinea Landscape
Cattleya cherry bee
 Cymbidium 
 Cymbidium 
 Paphiopedilum concolor
 Paphiopedilum



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