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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Batu Cave, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Introduction:
Batu Cave Sri Subramaniam Temple (Tamil: பத்து மலை)  is located at the Gombak district about 12km away from Kuala Lumpur. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. There is 270 steps of staircase to the cave, beware of the monkey, they are aggressive and  might rob your belongings . Inside the cave (natural chamber) is where the temple located, bright light pass through the top opening of the cave. There is some stalls selling souvenirs and drink in the cave. At the entrance there is hundreds or thousands of pigeon  around the ground waiting for people to feed them foods. Its a worth visit place in Kuala Lumpur.


Attraction:
Hindu Temple, religious place, monkey, cave, limestone 

Contacts:
Address: Jalan Batu Caves, 68100 Jalan Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: 016-333-7328

Admission Fees:
Admission is free but if you go by car there is RM2 parking fees.

Map:

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References:

Murugan statue at the entrance of Batu Cave
the magnificent light from the top of Batu Cave
the staircases 
beware of monkey 

The natural chamber of Batu Cave
The light lighting up the cave



Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Seongsan Ilchulbong (성산일출봉), Jeju Island, South Korea.

Introduction:
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (성산일출봉)   also called sunrise peak (日出峰)  is formed 100,000 years ago from volcanic eruption. It's located on the eastern of jeju Island, on top of the peak there is a huge crater (600m in diameter and 90m high).During spring Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak is surrounded by bright yellow colored rapeseed flowers. Sunrise from the peak is magnificent where can observe it from top of the mountain. Hike from the foothills to the top take about half an hour, from the top there you will see a huge crater and scenic view of Jeju-do.It worth the hike. 

Tips:
During summer please apply sunscreen as the sun might burn you.
Wear some  wind breaker as the wind might get strong.
Light wear for hiking.
Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydrate



Attraction:
Hiking, seaside, UNESCO Heritage Site, panoramic view from top, sunrise


Contacts:
Address: Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Seogwipo-si Seongsan-eup Seongsan-ri 114
call center : +82-64-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-64-710-7923, +82-64-783-0959 (Korean)




Admission Fees:
Classification
Adults
Youths
Children
Individual
2,000 won
1,000 won
1,000 won
Group (over 10)
1,200 won
600 won
600 won


Nearby Attractions:



Coordinates: 33.458227,126.941945
Map:

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References:
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264207
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seongsan_Ilchulbong


 Panoramic view from Seongsan Ilchulbong
  Panoramic view on Seongsan Ilchulbong
  Panoramic view from Seongsan Ilchulbong
 Panoramic view of Seongsan Ilchulbong
 Seongsan Ilchulbong from bridge 
Seongsan Ilchulbong from small town 
 Seongsan Ilchulbong
 with mummy mei and jie
 Seongsan Ilchulbong- entrance
 Seongsan Ilchulbong- horse riding 
 Seongsan Ilchulbong view from top



Friday, August 24, 2012

Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Introduction:
Wat Phnom (Temple of the Mountains)  is a Buddhist temple located at the city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was build in 1373 on a 27 meters man made hill. It's a important worship place in Phnom Penh. 

Attractions:
small park, Buddhist temple, religious worship place

Contact:
Address: Sangkat Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone: (0)23 21 6666

Fees:
 free

Map:

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The staircase to Wat Phnom
The staircase to Wat Phnom
Stupa
stupa 
stupa
front

inside main hall
The nagas


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Celery Mushroom spaghetti


Ingredient:
one stalk of spaghetti noodles
5 garlic ( minced)  
1 dill leaves
10 Fresh Mushroom
1 stalk Celery
Prego mushroom spaghetti sauce
oil

Recipe: 
Boil spaghetti noodles in hot water ( add some salt) for 13-15 minutes (when done set aside in a plate) while waiting for the spaghetti. 

 Heat up one teaspoon oil in a pan; fried garlic until the aroma is noticed, then add celery and mushroom stir fried for 3 minutes.

 After that add prego spaghetti sauce. Mix well , when the mixture boiled pour it on top of spaghetti noodle; decorate with dill leaves. Ready to serve 





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