Sunday, May 10, 2015

Recent activity of mine (近期活动)

It's been a while I am missing to travel and busy on my office work. There are so much of obstacles that I have been went through and it's been so much of work until I can't even sleep on time everyday. The working life is begin on November 2012 and it was 3 years ago. I have never think I can stand for so long and yet this is just a beginning of my life. So, let's make my life more beautiful and wonderful by gaining more knowledges and experiences through travel and communication.

Actually, I just came back from a trip to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, Borneo and I'm gained a great achievement right there on climb to the peak of Mount Kinabalu which is the highest mountain in South East Asia(SEA). This achievement is not achieve on June 2007 but I gave myself another chance to try and climb again on May 2015, and I'm made it! However we can only stay on the peak of the mountain for 1 hours after the sun rise. Word always can't describe more than a picture, so let's view the pictures below.

 The mighty Mount Kinabalu, Sabah

 Gorgeous View

Everybody wish to take a picture with this board to present you really reach to the peak.

Besides that, I went to South Korea on March 2015. The trip to South Korea was extremely best and I wish to bring along my family to there as well. In term of food, beverage, people, environment, transport and air quality, they are the best among Asian country. I have never enjoy my time in a train station, but if you are in the South Korea train station and you will be amaze by their way of route or the train arriving music. Nevertheless, kimchi is awesome and can't be miss out for every meals that e had there. Let's plan another one on 2017. Besides that, lets view the pictures that I took in Korea trip.

Manjunggul Cave in Jeju Island, South Korea 

Acting as a Korean

Jump shoot in Nami Island, South Korea

Haeundae Beach in Busan, South Korea 

For your information, I will be posting the itinerary for my South Korea and Kota Kinabalu trip on next week. So, please stay tune and for more information, please left a comment here or email to me at antony_lca@hotmail.com.

Thanks and stay healthy. Happy Mother's Day 2015!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ho Chi Minh City 4 days 3 night Trip Itinerary Details

Day ONE
8:00 AM – 8:55 AM: Departure to Vietnam from KLIA2
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Arrived to Hotel & Organize Hotel Stuff
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: [Lunch]
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office Saigon ”Buu Dien Trung Tam”, Reunification Palace, War Remnants Musuem
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Check In Hotel
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM: [Dinner] Quan Ngon 138, 138 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (VIETNAMESE DINE)
7:45 PM – 8:45 PM: Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre “100.000VND”

Day TWO
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: [Breakfast] Hotel
8:40 AM – 2:00 PM: Cu Chi Tunnel Tour “RM 100”
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: [Lunch] Cu Chi Tunnel Restaurant
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Heading Back to HCMC
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Back Hotel (Rest and Bath)
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: [Dinner] Sui Cao Dai Nuong, 964 Tran Hung Dao, P.7, Q.5 District 5, Ho Chi Minh (CHINESE DUMPLING)
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM: NOWZONE Fashion Mall, 235 Nguyen Van Cu St., District 1, HCMC VietNam then Ben Thanh Market Night Market

DAY THree
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: [Breakfast] Hotel
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM: Mekong Delta 1 Day Tour “RM 100”
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Back Hotel (Rest and Bath)
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: [Dinner] Quan Thuy 94 Cu, 94 Dinh Tien Hoang St., Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (CRAB)
8:00 PM – 12:00 PM: Pham Ngu Lao and Bui Vien Street "Drink"

Day FouR
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: [Breakfast] Hotel
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Square
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Check Out Hotel
12:00 PM – 1:00PM: [Lunch] Con Ga Trong Restaurant, 39 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1; HCMC, Vietnam(VIETNAMESE DINE)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: SkyDeck Saigon “200.000VND”
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Công viên Cảng du lịch Bạch Đằng ,Vincom Center
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: [Dinner]
Before 6:30 PM Must Arrived Vietnam Airport
8:15 PM - 11:05 PM: Departure from Vietnam to KLIA2

Have a nice trip to Vietnam "Xin Cao"!

Ho Chi Minh City 4 days 3 night Trip Itinerary (Part 1)

Happy Holiday 2015!
It's time to travel around the world again! This time I have selected Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as my destination.
My family and I went there on 14 January - 17 January 2015. The weather seems cloudy and the temperature is 20' - 31' celsius. Please bring along your jacket at night time, the weather is pretty cold. OK!
Let's start the journey... DAY ONE~ 
We took Airasia flight to fly and our captain of the flight is absolute smart, we doesn't feel worry while departing and landing. He is so steady all along the way.

Here are the first view of Ho Chi Minh City, it is so gorgeous...

Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the airport management are only allow the passenger to be stay inside the airport and the rest will only able to stay outside. It is totally different from Malaysia Airport, we can walk around at the check in counter and gossip. Between, I noticed there is one feeling while we are walking out to get a taxi from the arrival hall and we are just like an artist which everybody looking at you & waving their cardboard.

The first sight when you take a taxi and heading to the Ho Chi Minh City. Canon!

Chuc Mung Nam Moi 2015 = Happy New Year 2015

What make me feel happy at the first spot, the pork rice with egg and a bowl of vegetable soup. It is a kind of hometown style & taste. 

After the great lunch, we went back to hotel and check in. In Vietnam, normally the hotel allow customer to check in at 2:00PM, earlier check in may charge in certain amount. If you are planning a trip to HCMC and not sure which hotel to choose? Here I'm recommend you Duc Vuong Hotel, clean, no smoking smell in the room and they have pretty great view rooftop cafe. Last but not least, they greet their customer very well and you will see your name on the announcement board.

Next, let's walk around in the city.
Here are some pictures, I took at the city center with a big globe.

Below picture is a place where you must go when you are at Ho Chi Minh City. 
1. Notre Dame Basilica

2. Saigon Central Post Office
This place still remain the old style architecture and still operating as Saigon Post Office now.

Hot? Very Hot? Diamond Department Store is just beside the two significants building in Ho Chi Minh City. This store facilitate a department store, bowling center, food court and groceries store.

At 6:00PM, we decided to watch a golden puppet show which a must to go. Although they are presenting in Vietnamese, but the action and music will make you feel the culture of Vietnam.

You may find some restaurants around Duc Vuong Hotel such as Kim Cafe, near Pham Ngu Lao.
I have a bad experience and went to a restaurant Hxx Sx. Their services are so bad and not welcoming customers.

DAY TWO~
We have book a tour to Cu Chi Tunnel on today. So we woke up earlier at 6:30PM and take our first breakfast at 7th floor Duc Vuong Hotel. Below image is the city view from the restaurant.

Then, we took about one hour 45 minutes car ride to Cu Chi Tunnel from HCMC. On the way, there is a stop by a handicraft factory to see how the vietnamese make craft by using egg shell and sea shell.

The meeting room and now as a place to watch television.

Please try this, it is so fun. The hole is small but also can fit fat people. Thumbs up!

Tank left over by American, may still conquer the gun shot hole.

Vietnamese really clever to make trap, sure die once you get into it.

The bomb maker room.

Missile loaded and shot!!!

You must try this, the gun shot are so amazing. 1 missile = RM 5.1

Besides that, this aunt is making rice paper and it is so delicious.

While in the tunnel, cold and dark.

Ubi Kayu found in Vietnam and mixed with the peanut sauce are super nice.

Exhibit of missile and some are taller than me! 

After that, we are having lunch on Saigon River. 

Next, we are heading back to HCMC and take a rest at hotel.

At night we are having dinner just near the Ben Thanh Market and ready to shop at the Ben Thanh Night Market, you may found those stuffs selling in a higher price. But please do not stop the bargain process as you may get 70% discount from the original price. Noted it?

How to get a taxi back to hotel? You may found so many taxi near the entrance of Ben Thanh Market and there you go. For your information, beware of scam as there are so many taxi driver wan to earn more money. You may find these two brands taxi "Vinasun" & "Mailinh", the price for "Vinasun" start 12000 dong and "Mailinh" will charge 10000 dong.

The night is still young, you may walk around the shop or bar near Pham Ngu Lao or Bui Vien street.

Stay tune for the Part 2(Day THRee and DAY FouR)... :)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hat Yai 4 days 3 night Trip (Part 1)

It's time say "Holiday!!!". Where are we going this time? Let's Thailand, Let's Go Hat Yai...
And so, I am sharing a free and easy trip itinerary for you.

First Day
When the first landed, I am so excited, I'm now in Thailand. Sawasdee Krub...
I took a flight by AirAsia to my destination and the stewardess is always amaze me in term of outlook and their smile. This is my third time going Thailand and it is not the end yet. I book a hotel near Hat Yai town named Aloha Hotel. The environment of the hotel is quite good and better view from other same price range hotel. See!

After we checked in and we decided to have a city tour to buy grocery for these 4 days trip. The first station, you may go to Hat Yai Train Station to have a picture and then go to Robinsons, Odean Shopping Mall, Lee Garden and much more road side stalls. The grocery are selling in good deal and those located at road side you may start bargain the price too. They are fluent in Chinese, Thai, Hokkien and etc. If you knew one of the dialect / language, the bargain is just like making a piece of cake. So easy!

So, you can raise your hand just like stopping a bus, a Tuk Tuk(small taxi) will be stopping and ready to bring you to the next destination which is only open in Friday to Sunday, the "Khlong Hae Floating Market". This place have all stuffs that you needed, foods and beverages as well. If you would like to try a bite for a crunchy insect and this is the place you are looking for.

Can't fill up your stomach in this floating market!? No worry, 7-Eleven Thailand always got cheap foods and very cheap beverages that open 24 hours. We have bought so much of foods that only found in Thailand and start craving in the hotel after the Asean Weekend Market. Asean Market is heaven for youngster which they are selling shirts, shoes, pants, IT gadgets and a lot more.

And there the first day ended.

Second Day
I heard a lot of people said, we must eat Dim Sum at Hat Yai and yet we tried. Moreover, it's doesn't have much different in term of taste, but the price is so cheap. We order so much and it cost us about RM 51.80 only. We cannot blame why are the price of a plate of dim sum so expensive in Malaysia.

Then, we are heading to the first destination, Wat Hat Yai Nai located about 5 minutes away from the town. This sleeping buddha is the 3rd largest in Thailand now.

Next station, the gold sleeping buddha near Ko Yo Island, Songkhla Province.

Do you know, where is the next destination? Yes, you are correct. That is Songkhla, Thailand. So, we are going to Tang Kuan Hill, Samila Beach, Laem Son-On and sunflower field.


Due to the bad weather, we don't have much time to walk around the beach. Samila Beach got the fine sand too, please do visit. After that, we planned to go Magic Eye 3D Museum at Hat Yai town. OMG! There are so much joy and fun with all the painting and it looks so real.

Lastly, we went to eat dinner near road side stall at Lee Garden. I love the Kuew Teow and birdnest bowl, it is so rejuvenate from the hot day. Thailand durian's is so big and not strong aroma. 

Please go and get a thai massage!!! Fantastic in Hat Yai with very low price.

Stay tune for Part 2!!!