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travelogue phuket: best of.

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hi everyone! sorry for not posting, a lot has been happening recently. so anyways, this is my phuket trip visuals about a month back! and this actually concludes the last travelling post and my own travelling activities before school starts next month ): how time flies! ever since intern started in october, i’ve just been working part time at 2-3 different places each time for like, 10 months already?! wow. every experience have been fulfilling but it is the time to finish my last lap of studies!!! i’ll just need to slog my way through for the next two years and i’m done. can’t wait! in the mean time, here are the visuals. enjoy :)

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Written by Ching

August 4, 2014 at 4:13 pm

travalogue bali day 4: revolver coffee house, seminyak beach

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hi guys, this is the last post of my bali journey ):
but fret not! there will be one more beach getaway post (psssst it’s phuket) coming soon HEHE.
and i’m hoping to find the motivation to do up my bali trip video. can’t find the mood to do it!!! T.T
here’s a swimming pool view of the hotel!

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those were actually taken by my dad hehe. so anyways, on the last day, edmund and i asked agus a favour to drive us to this secret gem everyone is raving about – revolver coffee house! we talked to the waitress and actually found out that it’s owned by an australian from sydney. almost like the cafe i’m working at currently, just that it’s more towards the melbourne side since our owner is melbournian. so anyways, the good thing about cafes in bali is that they are FREAKING CHEAP. so much cheaper than sg’s. sg is like an avg of 30sgd/pax? over here is merely 10sgd/pax. which is so affordable for quality cafe food. however the downside is that their portion is pretty small ): so… give and take guys!!!

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BEST FRIES MAN! it’s so crispy and salty hahahaha i love it.
they don’t have it in their menu though so just let them know that you want a bowl of fries and they’ll charge accordingly for you ;)

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seminyak beach after our lunch for a chilling session before our flight back home <3

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till the next post everyone! (:

p/s, if anyone’s interested in hiring a private driver to bring you around bali, do not hesitate to contact agus!
he’s really proficient in eng and he will help you to customise your own itenary
here’s his fb acc: facebook

Written by Ching

July 17, 2014 at 1:26 am

travelogue bali day 3: water sports, kuta beach, dirty duck diner, tanah lot temple

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hi everyone, i’m back with day 3 of bali!
so on the third day, we headed out to one of the beaches (sorry, i forgot which one ):) in bali for water sports where the waves are much calmer than seminyak/kuta.

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the four of us – dad, bro, edmund and i decided to play the jet ski ONLY. because the wind that day wasn’t strong enough for parasailing which was smth that i wanted to go for quite some time already. but jet ski is still legit!!! i ain’t complaining ^_^
jet ski is about 35USD for 15mins. (its cheaper in bintan tho!)

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basically we only stayed in that beach for less than an hour because we didn’t need to shower (we didn’t get wet from jetsking at all HAHA) and we went straight to kuta beach after that! here is mainly for us to waddle in the sea and go chilling chilling :>

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after soaking in the sun and cleaning up, we went to bebek bengil, a.k.a dirty duck for lunch! this was recommended by my mum’s colleague so we got agus to drive us there to eat some fried duck!!!

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and little did we know that the restaurant’s backyard has a beautiful rice plantation for us to take PRETTY PHOTOS ^v^
so happy lo all of us were just snapping pictures hehehe. it’s really beautiful i must say!! super lush and green. love it.

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nasi campur bebek + ubud street (drink)
ubud street was pretty delicious btw! consists of fresh mango, pure pineapple juice, mint leaves and coconut milk!

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after which, we headed over to tanah lot for some sunset viewing again~ i can honestly not get sick of watching the sun set. even though yes, it sets everyday but it’s still such a phenomenon that you can see so many different shades of the clouds and skies which changes every time. especially with the fact that i’m in bali and have a clear view of the sun setting, it was a treat for my eyes (:

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look at the number of silhouettes at the backdrop!

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this is the famous tanah lot temple which is one of the seven sea temples around bali coast. there were SO MANY people there. we had to squeeze past other tourists like us now and then. wow. but if i’m not wrong, the temple no longer accept tourists into the temple but only locals.

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aftermath of the sunset.

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Written by Ching

July 11, 2014 at 11:40 pm

travelogue bali day 2: ubud full day tour

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hi!! so the next day after our breakfast buffet, we met agus and headed for the first highlight of the day, barong dance. barong dance is a story telling dance about the good and evil. well its a lil bit confusing to watch so maybe its good if you read up on it before watching it cos they will narrate in bahasa indonesia haha.

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after watching this performance, we went to a batik painting shop for a bit and then to tegalalang, where you view the rice terraces. however i think its not the harvesting period so the rice terrace didn’t look as nice as i expected it to be. but still, it’s impressive, you will never get this over here in sg.

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highlight of the day – lunch with a stunning view of mt batur & lake batur!!
the place to view this awesome scenary is kintamani. really a great viewpoint where we are privileged to enjoy the view and cold breeze.

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one day i might conquer this volcano!! maybe my next trip here ;)

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our buffet lunch spread!! there are many more varieties than this which are all delicious~

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pano pano pano view of spectacular sight *_*

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after lunch and taking bazillion photos of the mt batur/active volcano, we had another 1hr+ drive to thirtha empul temple, which is a holy water temple! idk why but i rmb taking photos of the holy water fountain but it seems that it isn’t in the camera. maybe it’s in my dad’s phone instead. my memory is failing me hahaha. oh well. so anyways, this is my ootd! couldn’t wear shorts inside so we had to wear a sarong for a lower body cover up.

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so step, i’m definitely doing it wrong hahahaha

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next we went to the ubud monkey temple! it was a very quick trip because we were damn scared that the monkeys would bite us and give us rabies HAHA. we’re damn lousy. but at least they don’t snatch our belongings like the monkeys in uluwatu temple. so… fair enough!!

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travelogue bali day 1: dreamland beach, uluwatu temple

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hi everyone! this is the part 1 of my whole bali trip. my family and i took so many photos that it was really hard for me to pick especially when all of us shared the same camera hahaha. so immediately when we arrived from the hotel, we got greeted by agus, our really friendly driver, out for lunch and then we headed for dreamland beach to check out the waves~

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my grandparents were there too!

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dreamland beach a.k.a new kuta beach (?)

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this is a really weird couple hanging out at the beach when there was already a red flag put up and those lifeguards were telling them to get out of there but they were still like just trying to commit suicide or smth -_-

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a family picture of ussssssssssss and sigh this dress makes me look really fat i should stop wearing it ):

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i’m so happy with you by my side :*

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after that we had a pretty long drive to uluwatu temple to look at the sunset but we already missed it cos we were too late. sigh!!! anyway they were so many monkeys there that would snatch your things away like specs, slippers, cameras or phones so be careful and aware of your surroundings!! two of my grandma’s specs got stolen but they managed to retrieve one back so really, be wary of them okay!!

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HAHA my dad making the twist sign so cute

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so on the first day we didn’t really visit much, just headed out for pork ribs in the day time and then a restaurant opposite my hotel which is nothing much to rave about s here’s two photos of the exterior of my hotel at best western premier kuta! wouldn’t really reccommend it because firstly, the location isn’t good. especially when your main focus of the trip is to visit those scenic areas in the centre of bali (ubud), the drive up there is really long which take about 1.5-2hrs each time so it’s actually time consuming and secondly, there’s nothing much to eat/see/wander around the vacinity of the hotel. but i guess for the price of the room (60+sgd/night), it’s a give and take situation. so ya! just a heads up on the hotel :)

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Written by Ching

June 29, 2014 at 3:17 am

iphone visuals: beautiful bali

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hi!!! exactly a week back i was in bali for a family trip with my boy. this sums up the photos i took from my phone for that past 4 days. hope you enjoy! most of the photos were unedited because its totally unneeded *.* a more detailed post will definitely be up soon when i’m free.

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travelogue: hong kong 2014

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lei hou!!!

i’m here to greet you with a delicious bowl of spicy beef rice bowl with the most perfect sunny side up ever at Sun Kee Cheese Noodle :O this was after we took a ferry back to hk from macau so we had to have our dinner in Tsim Tsa Shui!!!while others ate their famous cheese noodles, i decided to have their beef rice bowl. it was super good but its FREAKING SPICYYYYYYY )))): i thought i’ve “level-ed up” my spiciness game but this is no joke. i couldn’t even finish the rice cos the spiciness was too intense for me to handle hahaha. but overall it was really delish :3

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Sun Kee Cheese Noodles
G/F, Shop 13-14,
Champagne Court,
Kimberley Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

after which, we headed to our hotel at Royal Plaza Hotel. a really decent and clean hotel with a modern interior, but nothing as compared to the one we stayed in macau ): there’s actually a heated swimming pool in this place! too bad we didn’t try it out during our stay there.

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the next day we went to have our breakfast at Australia Dairy Co.!!! they serve the best scrambled eggs ever!!!?! it was damn delicious. there was a buttery taste and it has the right amount of “QQ” texture and creaminess to it. however, before you actually eat those delicious eggs, be informed that you might have to queue for 10-20mins depending on the crowd. but i promise, it’ll be worth it!

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while queueing, fei bought for us milk from the cafe itself. pretty ordinary tho.

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their steamed egg white milk pudding (left) and steamed milk custard (if i’m not wrong?) (right)

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macaroni soup with ham slices *slurrrrrrrrrps*

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TOAST AND PERFECT SCRAMBLED EGGS!
i added sugar on my toast and it was a good combination. you should try it out too! ;)

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Australia Dairy Co.
G/F 47-49 Parkes Street

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after our breakfast, we headed over to ngong ping for some sightseeing via their mtr. overall i think that there’s nth much to see other than the big buddha (which i didn’t go cos my legs were hurting sigh) and the cable car ride up the hills. but nevertheless, we took lots of photos since the scenery is good hehe.

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dan (middle) was damn freaking scared of cable car rides/anything that has to do with heights
hahahah wtf fun to look at him freak out tho

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big buddha from the cable car ride to ngong ping~

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we finished our day trip to ngong ping and headed out for more food hunts!!!

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YUMMMMMMMMY WANTON MEEEEEEEE. wow the qq noodles, tasty soup and the juicy prawns are totally worth coming here. its about 4sgd for this small portion but you would definitely crave for another bowl after you’ve eaten a whole bowl of this.
JUST LOOK AT THE GLISTENING BOWL OF NOODLES *\O.O/*

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only after eating at this place then i realised that the wanton mee here is actually famous! so give it a go when you’re in hk :)

Mak’s Noodle (Mak Un Kee)
77 Wellington St.
Central
Hong Kong

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popular condensed milk toast from tsui wah restaurant!

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Tsui Wah Restaurant
15-19 Wellington St.
Central
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~end of day 3~

NEXT DAY. we went to tim ho wan!!! JUST LOOK AT THE QUEUE -_- sigh.
but good things come to those who wait :)

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LOOK AT THE AMOUNT OF FOOD WE ORDERED hehe. worth it tho. the price is really affordable, i couldn’t rmb how much but maybe less than 15sgd per person?! thats a great deal for a michelin star restaurant and definitely cannot be compared to sg’s franchise of THW.

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Tim Ho Wan
Shop 72, G/F
Olympian City 2
18 Hoi Ting Road, Tai Kok Tsui

so guys, this is pretty much it. the next day we went to shop at causeway bay, fa yuen street (great shopping for girls) and also, ladies market! after that we just had dinner, grabbed our luggages and camped in the airport till dawn and came back to sunny, humid singapore ):

till next time guys! will be continuing my cafe hopping post which was weeks/months ago. hehe

Written by Ching

May 23, 2014 at 9:26 pm