Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Discovering Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap = Angkor Wat
Most absolutely right! That's the synonym of Siem Reap.

Day 1
Our flight AK 542 left Malaysia for Siem Reap at 6.50am.
We landed around 8.30am local time.

Right after landing, our driver, Safy already waiting for us

First view of Siem Reap town.
Wow, dirt road and whatnot.
Our first destination was the Tonle Sap Lake to check out the water village

Ticket is USD 15 per person. 
An additional USD 5 if you choose to ride on the small boat at the village. 
We opted not to.



Floating Village of Kampong Phlouk

We checked in at our hotel afterward. 
Had a nice rest before heading out to Night Market / Old Market
We had our dinner at Muslim Kitchen Family Restaurant, just nearby the market.
USD 28 dinner for 7 was reasonable & affordable.
I tried Khmer food : Spicy soup & sour soup. Sedap!

Day 2:  Temple Hopping
USD 37 per person -  1 Day Pass

First stop - Angkor Thom.
Our luck, it was cloudy and grey that day 😌


and later it's pouring!

Second stop: Bayon Temple

 Last one : Ta Prohm
 

Day 3: War Museum
Entrance fee is USD 5 per person

That's it! A weekend trip to Siem Reap.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Eye Eye Captain!

It's been months since my last update. Lazy bugs really got me this time. 
So yeah, I moved back to my hometown about a year ago. Time flies really fast, right.
Last January I realigned my eyes 😎, I'll share about it later.

I also teamed up with a friend and together we started a company from scratch, haa!
Currently we're trying to break into the local market with our very own, body mist. Sales are great, but we're yet to break-even. Finger-cross we could survive because it's a very very superb product.

In between that, I'm also weighing the possibilities to pursue my PhD.
Though now I'm in business, the final goal is to make it as Professor or some sort πŸ˜‰

Anyway, wish me luck

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Hidden Gem - Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian (pronounced Perhen-TEE-AHN) Islands lie approximately 10 nautical miles off the northeastern coast of West Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil. 



The Perhentian Islands have become a popular travel destination for families and backpackers alike due to the many lodging options that accommodate almost any budget (ones can splurge or go on shoestring budget). Both islands have palm-fringed white coral sand beaches (that can be tough on the feet) and turquoise blue sea. Popular tourist activities include scuba-diving, snorkeling, and swimming.
 

 

The tropical waters around the Perhentians are clear with turquoise hues. The designated marine park in the island has corals and fish life is quite excellent. The Perhentian Islands were once home to a significant green and hawks-bill sea turtle nesting population. Now the islands receive only 300 nesting per year,The Department of Fisheries runs a turtle hatchery on the islands to help address the declining turtle populations. There's also volunteering program you might want to check out 😊


Due to the eastern monsoon, the season in the Perhentians (and all other east coast islands) is effectively limited to the period between the beginning of March until late October. Outside this period the seas can be very rough and choppy, skies overcast, and with currents that make swimming dangerous and most (though not all) accommodation options are closed. However, many of them especially those located on Coral Bay start on beginning of Feb. Do contact me for more information regarding packages available at Perhentian Islands throughout the year. Trust me, I'm a local πŸ˜‰

Perhentian Island (Coral Bay): Full board all inclusive for 3 days 2 nights.
Inclusive of:
  • Return boat
  • Accommodation (Fan)
  • Meals ( 2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner & 1 BBQ dinner!)
  • 1x Snorkeling trip around the island

From RM 350.00!!