June 28, 2011
June 25, 2011
Jess was getting married today. As I was leaving school in Cheras to go for the the church service @ Old Klang Road, firstly, my car air-con died on me. It was a Saturday afternoon and temperature outside was maybe 34°C. Secondly, I think my car mutinized (if there is such a word) against me...my windows couldn't wind down. Imagine me all dressed-up, make-up, with no air-con, seating in my hot car, getting stuck in traffic jam. It was a self-made, man-made, car-made sauna. I was sweating literally buckets of water. Beside me there was a growing pile of tissue-soaked sweat. *gross* I kept thinking "drive faster drive faster... stupid car... stupid jam... " And guess what my car
As I was already late, I just prayed that I will reach safely. And I did.... The minute I found a parking, the needle was almost reaching red.... I parked, switched of the engine and ran out the car... Blessed cool air and Thank You God!!!!
Its like one of the worst car experience that had happened to me. Thank God for my daddy, who was also there at the wedding, who saved my car later on. Thank You Dad!!! :)
Anyway, if you have some money to blow, drop by Atria Shopping Centre. Guardian sale is on now till the 3rd July 2011 @ the Concourse Area.
June 23, 2011
1. I was travelling alone
2. Most places requires a tour guide
3. Most tour company will not provide a tour guide for a single traveller
4. The cost of transportation on my own will cost me a bomb
So, I was lucky that on my first day there, I chance upon a tour company hidden inside the Old Court House. At first, they could not arrange a tour guide for me but within an hour they called me back with a opportunity to partner with this Hong Kong guy who was also travelling alone. I grabbed the chance and within 2 hours, I was happily on my way to the first destination. Woohoo!!!
Semengoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is located 40km south of Kuching and is situated within the beautiful Semengoh Nature Reserve. It was established in 1975 for the rehabilitation of confiscated and surrendered wild animals. Eventhought they have cared for 1,000 over endangered mammals, birds and reptiles, it is more well-known for its orang utans rehabilitation centre.
I arrived just in time for their feeding session @ 3pm. There are 2 session, one @ 9am and the other at 3pm. As the orang utans are semi-wild, we are not allowed to go near them. Only the rangers are allowed to feed them.
If you are ever in Sarawak, do visit these orang utans. Your trip will not be complete without seeing them.. Just remember to :
1. Wear long sleeves and pants. You don't want to feed the mosquitoes.
2. Make sure your camera have enough batteries
3. Don't go during fruiting session. If you do, you will only be watching yourself :)
June 20, 2011
June 10, 2011
Nah, was in charge of planning a family trip of 14 people... and I can tell you, its a mega, mega project... Lack of sleep, dark eye circles, more white hair, stress... and all this came about because I was planning a holiday... I need another holiday after planning this holiday...
Anyway, I'm leaving for Bandung, Indonesia in a couple of hours... and I haven't even finish packing... Gosh.. Need.to.go.now...
But before I leave, here's something for you in case you are free this weekend...
Woohooo!!! Bandung here I come...
June 9, 2011
After breakfast, he left for work and I decided to walk around instead of heading back to the hotel. As it was still early and most business only open at 9am, I decided to take the Kuching Heritage Walk as shown on the map.
Its like a prison + detention place kinda thing. It wasn't open so I couldn't see inside.
Went in for a peak. They have 4 stories showing different kind of textiles, fashion, material and craftsmanship. Its quite scary walking alone as there were mannequins sitting or standing quietly, looking really realistic. I will never know when one will jump up and stab me from the back or something.. Haha. Guess I watch to many horror movies.
Looks really old outside but take a peak inside and you'll discover a bustling nosiy normal Pos Office.
I think someone told me it cost RM1 for a ride.
This walk took me about 3 hours just walking and snapping pictures.. oh, and I did some shopping too :) Was worth it cos it gave me the opportunity to see and understand Kuching better. Would love to go back as I did not mange to complete the whole thing. And found out much later that the Kuching Museum is a must-see. :(
Kuching its such a queer place. Its modern-ish yet maintains its old town charm, with new high rise buildings just across a riverside kampung. Vast differences yet peacefully co-existing.