2015 I-City. Shah Alam

First time I visited this place.

I imagined the place to be more of a cool and fun place filled with lightings. Siblings who went there told me to wear slippers when I go there as they have ended up with orang-y mud on the shoes. That's their only comment that I remembered.

It was on the 15th February 2015. With love. I decided the place. No la....actually I nagged and nagged and finally he brought me here so that I don't nag anymore. Lol.

Why I want to come?
Simply because I have NEVER been here before.
Secondly, he have also not been here for quite a number of years already (according to him).
Thus, good to explore together for a bit before I start work.

Upon arriving, it all looks clean. Well-lit parking area, tarred road and stone pavements for people to walk on. No muddy road. ^^ There's also many visitors!! Bf also said that the place had undergone quite some major reconstruction. Meaning, more place for us to explore. So so glad. ^^

Some mini info in introducing the place to you!
Click here to see the map and various info of the place.

The attractions are divided into 5 major ones:
(1) City of Digital Lights
Over 1 million LED lights lit the night sky in various themes
Not mine. Taken from HERE.

(2) Red Carpet
It is Malaysia's first interactive wax museum (synchronisation of voice and motion) of six themes (World Icons, Celebrities, Sport Stars, World Book of Records, Interactive and All Stars Cafe).
Not mine. Taken from HERE.

(3) Trick Art Museum
Of 2D paintings to 3Ds by illusion of the camera lens. Five themes, namely Masterpieces, Egyptian, Sea Life, Animal Kingdom, and Modern Classic.
Not mine. Taken from HERE.

(4) Snowalk
 A below 5 degrees Celcius Arctic environment with ice sculptures, rides, and more LED lights.
Not mine. Taken from HERE.

(5) Waterworld
10 acres of fun for this attraction alone. Main feature of Tornado Ride (28secs of oscillating ride through a 160-foot water tunnel, plummeting into a tunnel of 7-storey high,inclined at a 45 degree angle and eventually emerges into calm waters to end the ride); Giant Jacuzzi; Children's Adventure Pool; River Adventure (via LED-lit rocky caves); and Wave Pool (with LED screen).
Not mine. Taken from HERE.

Sounds so fun right?
We didn't get to go for the Waterworld as it was already 7pm plus plus that time. To be honest, my hopes and excitement were lowered when we saw the cost of each section of theme park entrances.

Never mind about that.

First stop, ticket counter.
Purchase i-Ticket. It is like a debit card for all entertainment and food purchases in I-city itself.
Staffs were friendly.



Second stop, Trick Art Museum.


This is the entrance I took. Sorry for the slanted picture. Too excited for the inside but not the entrance ^^

Rm25 per person (adults).
Quite worthy coz we can walk at our own pace. ^^
RM2 for a bottle of water.
Have been seeing many uploads of such places. *excited again*
From this point on, it'll just be spamming of pictures taken in there.










Third stop, City of Digital Lights.
RM1 per entry. If want to re-enter, you gotta pay again. And whatever you play in here, also gotta pay again. Once is enough for me.


We then ride on this rail thing to tour around the whole of City of Digital Lights. Very nice. Calm and colourful lights for one to talk and take pics from above. It cost us RM10 per person. Though this time we cannot control the pace but we can spin the car thing around whenever we like. Quite a good one-time experience.
Pretty lightings ☆☆☆

That's what we saw when we were sitting in the capsule thing moving along the railway as you can see. The LED lights make everything look more romantic and pretty. :)
Top view when passing by the fountain. It has music with it unfortunately I cannot upload the video from his iPhone.  ×.×

Then walk more abit and some modeling time.

That's us leaving.



Already cost us RM10 for a near 2 hours time here.
So expensive.
All about money! >.<"

What I recommend?!
Entering ONCE is good enough.
Do not force yourself to try everything if you do not like it.

TOTALLY RECOMMEND Trick Art Museum and City of Lights since both are opened at night. ^^

*For more info, have a read on their FAQs and i-Ticket information here.*

Time to Enjoy Life

BLOG YOUR WAY TO TAIWAN

Thanks to Taiwan Tourism Bureau Kuala Lumpur (TTBKL) and The Butterfly Project, hopefully I will be given the opportunity to re-visit Taiwan.


WHY WANT TO GO TO TAIWAN?


The main reason I would like to visit Taiwan is for the LOHAS lifestyle. I am not very familiar with the term "LOHAS". So I clicked on the link provided and I indeed would love to experience them. 

LOHAS in simplicity means "Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability".

Personally I am not the kind of SUPER SUNSHINE GIRL but would love to do it this time because it is better to experience whatever desired (and healthy in this case) at least once in a lifetime. Guess now would be a good choice as it will help to relax me before starting to work / after some time of work with my boss. And I will definitely scout for some good sunscreen products to fully optimize my outdoor-sy activities. ^^

Opting for a LOHAS lifestyle for the 5D4N Taiwan Trip worth RM8000 (inclusive of  flights, accommodation, & tours) would definitely open up my perspective of my lifestyle in living healthily.

Back when I was in Taiwan, I have always been a good more known as boring kid who goes to school then stay home or run errands with mom. This cycle repeats throughout the several years of my childhood there. Shopping and food are definitely in the top of my list when I was there. 

I can clearly recall that I was a tom boy back then. Just really boyish and competitive. Sports was my favourite and I played earthworms with my BFF (by the term "play with it", violence or such is definitely not involved! We put them back to their homes). As I grew up, I became more girlish (that's when the norm of the society hits me). Competitiveness seems to deplete but when it comes to hiking or rock climbing, "Oh, I love it! I just feel so alive, if you know what I mean." :)

But less sun please!!

LOHAS lifestyle like spa, cycling or hot spring and etc I have never experienced them back when I was in Taiwan.

Seems so tranquil and an optimal time to meditate (if alone), or bond with whoever I will be going with. :)

Is this mud bath? I think so. Bet there's some good benefit in it. I have never tried it so I guess it would be a wonderful experience. . . Hopefully :)

I personally am more of a lifestyle blogger as I love traveling, taking down pics and note down places of name and food that I see and savour. Then I would tell you what I think of it and my recommendation about the places as well as the food.

So it would be my greatest pleasure if I can do something that I didn't personally experience back then and share it with all of you.

The following pictures are what I hope to experience for the first time.
Then I will definitely blog about how much I have enjoyed and learned in my trip. ^^

Just cycle like I own the road. Maybe take some pictures along the way.
Just love the colours of the surrounding trees or blossoms or whatever.
#lovecolours

If I can see the blue view with my own eyes...and capture them for you using my camera. ^^

Explore more and understand the way of life of the people living there. And also taking down more pictures !! ^^

The biggest thrill that I am looking forward to! Flying and directing where I wanna go. Just want to fly into the horizon and it would be great if I can record the view along (do I need to get a GoPro camera the?). *shrieks*
#testmylimit #parachute

I love love structures. One of it is the bridge! :)
See how everything looks so much prettier behind the lens at different time, angle, & perspective.
A scene to die for I would say, at least for me :)
#colours #scenetodiefor #justromantic

Next is the many wonders the mother nature have created.
The first row is I think a pond in the middle of nowhere. Not sure what it is but definitely pretty. Will look more on Google and see (if I get to go). :)
Just so pretty. The blue blue sky and waters with the greens and yellows of the trees. How nice if I can do some sketch or paint on the spot (or from my pictures at least). ^^
#wondersofnature

Hiking have recently become my thing, especially with my love.
Definitely get to take lots of pictures because we get to walk at our own pace. 
Walk, rest, pictures.
Repeat.
#hike #beontopoftheworld

Another thing is to be involved with how they live. Experience, learn and grow in order to mould myself to become a better person everyday. I thank you for so far that I have lived and am truly blessed for my family, love one, & friends for the love and care they've given me up till now.
I bet I can also star gaze if I live in the countryside. I LOVE STAR  GAZING. It is my favourite activity to do at night. Unfortunately, city kids do not have such privileges. ×.×
#foreverlearning #stargazing  

More lights of city lights, fireworks, stars & nature ^^
Just love them colours.
They make my pictures look so much better almost 80% of the time :)

Like I have said, be a part of another's culture to understand them as well as myself more. Then grow to become a better version of myself. :)
#prettycoloursagain #wayoflife

Just exploring around their town to learn and snap art!!! ;)
Love the structure on top right, I think it looks like a great place to get married or a proposal !! :)
Bottom left looks pretty too- like houses on water or something. So nice. It makes me think of The Hobbit, where he stays.
I do not know what's on the bottom right, but would love to explore as it SCREAMS ART!! :D

That's how I think I will enjoy the 5D4N trip to Taiwan.
(if I get the chance to do so)

Living a life of the free and easy spirit.

The LOHAS lifestyle. (Time for two wheels)

Create the memories.
Capture the moments.
Acknowledge your fear.
Act on it.
Growth happens.

I would like to gain some exposure hopefully and be a better lifestyle/travel blogger.

Just like the lotus.
They struggle in order to bloom.




Thank you once again to Taiwan Tourism Bureau Kuala Lumpur (TTBKL) and The Butterfly Project for hosting this wonderful chance.


For more information of this awesome giveaway (a pair of tickets for this awesome 5D4N Taiwan Trip) click on the link below:
1) Homepage in Chinese
2) Homepage in English 
3) Homepage in Malay 
4) Facebook Page 
5) For Taiwan images & visuals 

Home Made Fish Head Noodle, SS15

Part of the entrance of Home Made Fish Head Noodle

The Menu!

Venue: No. 21 & 23, Ground & First Floor, Jalan SS15/4B, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia 

Operating hours: 10am - 11.30am & 2.30 pm - 6 pm

Meal: Dinner
**We didn't order the set meal that comes with a complimentary drink**

FOOD Review time:

He went for
Fried "UDON" Noodle with Prawn and Black Pepper Sauce
RM11.80

Comment:
Enough for one. Nice fusion of black pepper sauce with UDON. However it feels just okay for the overall dish.

I ordered the chef's recommendation, Deep Fried Fish Head Mee Hoon.

Top view of  Deep Fried Fish Head Mee Hoon
Rm10.30

Of the, "I am going to eat" view.

Look at the fish!!! Drooling again.

Comment:
I can taste a slight hint of milk and a more enhanced flavor when it comes to ginger. the addition of milk makes the soup a refreshing twist but unfortunately it makes me full somewhat fast. I would prefer the soup to be more concentrated, thus less soup would bring more flavor for me. As for the fried fish...it is not the sea kind of fish but the farm bred kind. Which leaves the fish taste muddy. Luckily the chillie sauce provided is spicy enough and complements well in reducing the muddy smell. At the end of the meal, I was flushed red. OMG. I didn't know. Just felt slightly hot. Only noticed when I went to the toilet of the place. Probably it's the ginger. Argh. Does situation like this happen to you (alcohol don't count! ^^) ? Oh well, no need to use blusher after all.

Recommendation:
4/5 for environment. Peaceful, simple green design and clean.
4/5 good service.
2/5 food.

= 3.33/5.00
There is definitely other places where I can pay much lesser for a tastier bowl of similar food. This is just my thought and preference of course.

Siam Boat Noodle, Taman Bayu Tinggi (Klang)

Venue:
No. 7, G/F Jalan Bayu Tinggi 6, Taman Bayu Tinggi, Klang

Tel.:
03-3319 9787

When:
19.12.2014


It just opened last year.

This is the entrance of the shop.
(Picture not mine. Taken from their facebook page)

The wall that got my attention right away!

(Picture not mine. Taken from their facebook page)

We decided to go try this place under a recommendation of friend. The other day they went as a group of 8 guys and had altogether 140 bowls of noodle. You can see it in their Facebook page. OMG!!

I was looking forward to try the noodle.


Let's have a look at their menu:

You can visit their Facebook page and also their Instagram.

All noodles are priced at RM1.90 per bowl.


So I ordered 2 of each (as below) just to assure that I know the taste.

[Top view of the signature noodles]
  Top left : Chicken noodle soup
Bottom left : Pork noodle soup
Top right : Dry chicken noodle
Bottom right: Dry pork noodle

Looks nice or not??
I am already hungry again when drafting this post.

The soup is of herbal and soy sauce like for me. Taste of soup is generally enhanced when I add in some chillie flakes.

Among the four, I would totally go for pork noodle soup

Why?
I quite love the soup. Herbal scent is not too overpowering
Second, the pork ball is more Q (or better chewy texture as compared to the other one.
As for the dry pork noodle, there is some cruchy stuff on top of it, which I do not really favour in. But, it was quite good to another food blogger. Will share her link down below.

I ordered another 2 bowls of pork noodle soup.
In the end I had a total of 10 bowls.
So YUMMY!! 

For a more detailed post of the noodles and other food, visit her blog HERE.

For more information, you can go to their Facebook page HERE..

To EAT Or NOT in JB, Malaysia.

Family Trip

26.02.2015

2 Days 1 Night

Checked in at: Molek Garden Hotel.

That's the entrance ^^

We went for the Deluxe Triple Room.
Promo rate of RM177, plus deposit of RM100.
[Didn't snap any picture but for more info, click here]

Worthy! Coz of:
Good services (during checking-in and the guards/security were nice) .
Clean spacious room, good air-conditioning, & soft blanket.

Food Stops

#1: Dinner
"Ah1 Liang2 Guo3 Tiao2 Zai3" (which translated means "Ah Liang's Kuey Teow") situated at Bakawali, Johor Jaya.

Something very significant and only found in JB my brother-in-law said. So we from Seremban should just try it. ^^
It is like a hawker-stall like place so quite easy to spot! ^^

Only kuey teow soup were available. No rice at all. Very strong herbal smell/taste of the kuey teow soup. They have one or two pork fats in the soup but I dare not try it because baby sister was saying that it is too too oily. Personally DO NOT favour the texture of kuey teow, too soft and soggy but they said it is like that, so cannot complain and just suck them up.

That's the herbal kuey teow soup topped with pork fat.

Let's eat!! ^^

Side dishes are of braised tofu, braised egg, braised duck, braised pork, braised fu-chuk,and braised pork intestine.

From top (moving clockwise) : braised intestine, braised fu-chuk, braised egg and tofu, braised pork and duck

I LOVE the braised duck the most. Others are normal and I prefer soy sauced pork/tofu etc than braised whatever. Lol. Just the matter of personal preference. Intestine, honestly, I have never tried before. Such a waste they say if I were to review on food and not try it.

So here goes, one bite without any chillie and another tiny bite with the chillie provided there.

Without chillie sauce, it does not taste like meat BUT CHEWY....and taste like "shit". Afterall, it is normal for it to taste like shit right? Lol.

With chillie sauce...GOOD to COVER UP the "shit-ty" smell. Lol.

Love the chillie too. It is of spicy and sweet sauce. Just nice in complimenting the braised dishes and noodle.

#2: Supper
Restoran Sing Lok Lok Steamboat
No. 36, Jalan Permas 10/6, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Masai, Johor Bahru.

For taking away orders, you can call 012-799 6556 (Got this number from their truck. Unsure if it is really in service or not).

Quite well lit but uhh....just look at the tables and chairs carefully.
I am a huge anti-insect person.


That's the entrance.
I was told by big sister that this is the main branch and they just had another opened somewhere.

Just choose and they'll prepare for you. Look at the wide array of choices.

More choices and sauces. Sister brought the one on the bottom left. Super spicy and felt sooo good. Spiciness increased as I eat. After a while the spiciness wears off and I can resume eating with it.

Served right in front of us.
Top left (moving clockwise): enoki mushroom wrapped with bacon, golden mushroom wrapped with bacon, veggies wrapped in bacon; fu-chuk and slices of pork or something; fried broccoli and fried oyster mushrooms; fu-chuk, kaya puff like dessert, fried long beans and also pork.
SO MUCH YUMS going on.
So so nice. Never have I ever tried Lok Lok which only serves fried food (vege/meat). Real heaty but you can order whatever drinks that are there.
Love the chillie so so much!!
It is also less greasy as compared to the fried oyster mushroom back in the truck somewhere in SS2.

Restoran Sing operates from 9pm to 5am.
The  price of the food you take are according to the colour of the sticks and kind of sticks.


Duck Skewer costs RM4.50 per stick. It is of pork slices. Quite yummy!

That's how much we ate.
Looks little to you??
There's 27 sticks le!!!
Mostly consumed by big sister and I coz this kinda meal aren't others' cup of tea.
Not cheap la but worthy to try. 


#3: Lunch
You Kee XO Restaurant
1) No 93-93A,Jalan Pendekar 2,Tmn Ungku Tun Aminal,81300 Skudai.JOHOR . MALAYSIA
2) 83 Jalan Dedap 7, Taman Johor jayaTel: 075543879, H/P: 016-7718802http://www.youkeexo.com.my/
*address taken from Google*

We wanted to make this place our dinner yesterday but they have already ran out of their highlight dish, crystal char siew, so we have decided to make it our first stop for the following morning.

I have been here a few years ago with my siblings too, remembered that I love their crystal char siew and volcano tofu so so much. No words can describe my feelings for them. With such high expectation, let's see how it all taste in 2015. ^^

That's the shop! At Taman Johor Jaya.

If you missed the signboard, do keep a look out for these two gigantic urns. What do you think they are for? 2-in-1, deco as well as a giant pot storing the Soup of the Day. ^^

Here is the menu:




Here, you can choose to have either plain rice (Rm1.80) or wan tan mee (RM3.00).

The plain white rice versus...

The yummy looking wan tan mee. Dad said it was better. 

Firrst up, Soup of the Day. (Small; RM16.00)
Of concentrated chicken and herbal scents. Not too strong though coz my baby brother was enjoying it (usuallly he don't go for herbal soup). Suitable for reducing heat (from the lok-lok yesterday. lol.)

This is size S. Looks small? But we had plenty to eat ^^

Are you tempted to drink it like I did?

Next came the Special Homemade Volcano Tofu. (RM10)
It has been the second in my list from my memory but this time I do not think it is that great. Okay I guess. I remembered it as soft and all. But this time, it is much softer (but not smooth like Japanese tofu) and egg-y smell. The sauce is of salted fished, oyster sauce and also soy sauce. Just normal.

Special Homemade Volcano Tofu

The left is the 'siew yoke' (according to the menu it is called 'roasted pork belly').
Baby sister said that the one sold at Choy Kee, Seremban, is way better as it is more crunchy.

The middle is the roasted chicken. We find it normal but baby brother likes it. ^^

The left is the forever famous and leaves me drooling BBQ crystal 'char siew'. All of us agreed that BBQ crystal 'char siew' is the best!!!!!!! Sauce is great in complementing the texture and overall taste of the meat. It also has a little burnt texture giving a nice crunchy feeling. Fats of it definitely do melt into your mouth upon eating it. Just felt real blessed to be able to savour every bit of it with my family once again.

Left column: Roasted pork belly in size medium (RM10).
Middle column: Chinese roasted chicken in size medium (RM12).
Right column: BBQ crystal 'char siew' in size medium (RM11).
A blessing to be able to eat food everyday ^^
Plus prettily decorated food. ^^

#4: Dinner
Kedai Makanan Laut Yeu Restaurant

That's the entrance of the shop.

Super yummy mi-hun with egg, vegetables, prawns, and fish cakes. It was very well cooked and not the soggy kind. Yum-yum.

Sizzling tofu, minced pork and egg. Nice too.

I didn't try this coz' I thought it was shrimp on top but mom said it's not. Too bad that I didn't try it but it is good coz the plate was all empty.

This is curry with sliced pork. Quite nice. Concentrated with curry smell. Can try.

This is the dish that I dare not try....
>.<"
Guess what?
It is NOT chicken meat.
It is in fact 2 large frogs. Argh.
But those who knows and savour this will love it alot!
And the others did mention the the soup of it was super nice!!!
The plate was super clean. 

This is the steam fish. I like the sauce of it with the fresh meat. Nice balance of the spices and fish.

Next up was the steamed crab."Looks wonderfully cook.
Taste (according to others coz I dare not try) : Good. ^^
I had the steamed egg right underneath the wonderfully placed body and pieces of the crabs...it was sooooooo nice and yummy.

The crab with salted egg. HIGHLIGHT of the restaurant they say. So I really tried one which takes me so so long to finish that small portion with a spoon and fork but totally worth it.
The meat was so smooth yet so fresh and sweet. Yum-yum!!!
MUST TRY and EAT MULTIPLE TIMES.
Shouldn't get bored with this so easily huh! ^^

This is the FROGS I am telling you about from one of the dish above. Such a pity Bred to be eaten. Oh well.

What I Recommend?

#1 : Can try once in a blue moon coz' I am not the kuey-teow soup, braised food kind of eater. More of a typical asian who loves her rice. Lol.
#2 : Lok-lok only fried available. Good experience but very heaty for the body. Will come back again!! ^^
#3 : Will come back for the crystal char-siew
#4 : Will come back for the fried mi-hun with egg and crab with salted egg!!