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KL !

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Okay so just came back from KL yesterday..

Day 1:

Took the coach from Golden Mile to Jalan Imbi.. Took a cab to my hotel and got a shock when I entered the room. The Twin Towers was just outside my window ! The hotel is lcated right at the foot of KL Tower and hence very accessible. Rested and walked around KLCC. Took a lot of photos and shopped a bit. However, it started to rain so cabbed back to hotel.

Day 2:

Woke up quite early and took the train to Batu caves. Now, it was really confusing cos the internet and a sign at the train station said the station is under construction and need to alight at Sentul station. Furthermore, the station is not written at the KL LRT map. But decided to follow other tourists headed for the caves and the station is just outside the entrance of the caves! Going there from KL Sentral [KTM Komuter] is very cheap RM1 and going back is RM2. Until now, I cant figure out why going back was more expensive. Anyway, the caves were amazing ! It just rained so the steps were a bit slippery but it was totally worth the climb ! There were monkeys roaming around and flocks of pigeons were flying together. Totally amazing ! And i WILL be going back to the Batu caves again.

Trained back to KL Central and took the LRT to KLCC. Had lunch at Secret Recipe and took pictures of the Petronas Twin Towers ! And then I went back to the hotel, rested and met some friends afterwards for dinner.

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Day 3:

Since KL Tower is nearby, decided to go there. Free shuttle bus at the entrance. Foggy morning but the view was WOW ! Kind of dissapointed though, the ticket is quite expensive. Went to KL Tower mini-zoo as well. It was well designed except that the animals were looking very sad [except for the monkeys ! HAHA !] Went back to my hotel, checked out. Then went to Plaza Berjaya, left my baggage at the coach office. Lunched at Berjaya times Square and coached back to Singapore at 3pm.

The queue at the immigration was very long and with those aunties who cut the queues all the time.. Was really angry but its over.. Reached home at around 11 pm..

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Singapore River

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I live in Singapore. Having lived here for 5 yrs, Singapore doesnt fail to amaze me as well as other tourists... A fewmonths ago, I went to tour Singapore River with my friends.. I had been there so many times but i realised that there are a lot of things that i still dont noe.. We went to Chinatown and since it was the Mid-Autumn festival period, it was very crowded with exhibits and shows all around.. We managed to enjoy ourselves though .. We managed to locate the pier [surprisingly] and we bought our tickets... d boat left shortly and we were headed for Merlion Park located at the mouth of the Singapore River.. In case u dont know, merlion is the symbol of Singapore and is a half lion, half fish with water coming out from its mouth... A lot of things along the way... including the being constructed Marina Bay Sands!!! Here are the pics!!

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Mid-Autumn Festival decorations!!!

Mid-Autumn Festival decorations!!!

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Singapore Flyer + Floating Platform

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There are more pics but I'll keep them for personal reference.. :) .. We walked to Esplanade after that, had our dinner, walked to Marina Square and trained home to Marina Square... I really hope to go Guangzhou during the Asian games this year... Marina Square

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But I'll be going to KL definetly...

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Enchanted Kingdom

A family theme park.

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Im back in the Philippines. this time with my family. We decided to go to Enchanted Kingdom, a theme park in Santa Rosa City, Laguna which is near Manila. We had a fun time there especially with my cousins as we go to the rides there.. The Space Shuttle is scary and I was in the front seat!! So, it was totally horrifying!! But a nice experience though. We were wet at the Rio Grande Rapids!! It was fun!!

I am back in Singapore and will be going back to the PHilippines in September and probably going to Tagaytay or San Pablo City.

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Bangkok: June 2009

Day 1: Arrival

I arrived in Bangkok’s Suvaranabhumi International Airport after my 1hr 20min Singapore Airlines flight from Singapore. It was 9 am (Bangkok time) and I must say that I am impressed with Bangkok’s airport. Based on reviews I heard about it, I guess many people had wronged the airport. Later on, I discovered that there was another airport. I guess the reviews were referring to that other airport. Anyway, after I went through the customs, I headed on to the taxi stand so that I can go directly to our hotel. While talking to the airport staff at the taxi stand, I found out that they were having a promotion on tours around the city. Therefore, the next day was reserved for the tours that I booked for an affordable price.

The taxi driver was trying his best to communicate with me in English and he even gave me a ‘Welcome to Bangkok’ tour. The Thai people were very friendly and made us feel right at home. I finally arrived at our hotel. I rested and then walked to a nearby mall where I had my lunch and started to shop. I also bought a lot of food from there.

Day 2: Bangkok Tour

I signed up for two tours: the canal tour and the temple tour. My guide picked me up from my hotel at 07 30 in the hotel lobby. Then, we went to a boat and we started our canal tour. There are a lot of temples!! Anyway, after the canal tour, we headed back to the car where my guide took me to a lot of temples including the one with the huge reclining buddha!! AFter that, we went back to my hotel and I rested. AFter that, I esplored the city and had a Thai massahe.

DAy 3: Exploration

I explored the city by taking public transportation and I am VERY impressed with Bangkok's rail system. I went to a lot of shopping malls and had my authentic Thai lunch in one of the restaurants. I ended the day with both hand filled with shopping bags.

Day 4: Goodbye Bangkok

I took the first flight back to SG.

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Malacca

I took the coach from Singapore to Malacca and arrived there at around 11 [i think]. I had my lunch at a PEranakan REstaurant and I love their chendol.. Then, I went to a Chinese temple called Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Malacca.

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After exploring the temple, I walked to the Kampong Kling Mosque. Indian Muslim traders built this mosque in the 18th century and it has a pagoda-like minaret.

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Lastly, after visiting the mosque, I walked to the Christ Church.

After walking through the streets, I finally arrived at the church. Seeing it in travel programs is one thing but seeing it in real felt amazing! I walked around but I couldnt take pictures inside the building. I also missed the oppurtunity to take the decorated bicycled on the street.

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The Dutch built the church in 1753 to commemorate the centenary of their occupation of Malacca. The church took 12 years to complete. Originally a Dutch Reform Church, it was later consecrated as an Anglican Church when the British took over in 1795.

From the Christ Church, I walked to a hill. I hiked the hill and we reached St Pauls Church. It was located near the remains of the A Famosa fortress. The renowned Jesuit missionary, St Francis Xavier, was a regular visitor of the church from 1545 to 1552 and when he died, his body was interred here for nine months before being taken to Goa, India.
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I went to another hill and again, hiked the hill. There were monkeys roaming around the hill and when I reached the peak,I bought some monkey food for 2 ringgit and we fed the monkeys. It was fun! And then I went back to catch my bus back to Singapore.

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