Travel & Trip

FGS Dong Zen Temple 2013

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CNY is just around the corner, exactly one month from today. Before year 2013 over, before I forgotten, FGS Dong Zen Temple, CNY Lantern & Floral Festival 2013 was held from 8-24 February 2013. It was my sixth visit and it’s still a favorite place during CNY.

Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Dong Zhen Temple
15 Feb 2013CNY Lantern & Floral Fest 2013

Opening hours are from 10.30am to 10.00pm. Admission and parking on officially designated areas are both FREE.

As usual, peoples flocked this place during CNY and make it very crowded. I’ve much difficulties in taking photo when people had blocked some nice view. Suggest to come during weekday to avoid super massive weekend crowd.

For me, the most suitable time is between 5.30pm to 8.30pm when I could have before & after the light was turned on, rather than going on day & night separately.

This year was rather different. There were 3D art displays near the side entrance. Also overall, it’s worth a visit due to not many get recycle at different location, if you know my meaning of recycling (reuse the same mascot in different place).

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Bukit Kembara a.k.a Bukit Indah

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Bukit Kembara is a moderate hill for leisure hiking especially for beginner who seeking for easy-peasy hike. Located in the green lung next to Taman Bukit Indah, this hill is not that popular enough but one should consider it because the difficulty level is rate as LOW.

13 Jul 2013 | Bukit Kembara (aka Bukit Indah)

Never imagine the reward of the hike would be an awesome reservoir view which I don’t think many hill would able to offer this, especially around KL.

An old but active reservoir called Ampang Impounding Reservoir was one of the earliest waterworks constructed in 1892. This location is fondly known to nature lovers as Bukit Indah.

KL Hiking group was the sole organizer for this hike. Again, I followed them to discover my first hike on this hill.

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Asian Water Sports Village, Puchong

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Never imagine and ever thought of having beach fun at Puchong? That’s the fact, Asian Water Sports Village offers game sports that happened on the man-made beach.

Asian Water Sports Village @ Puchong

Without traveling far from the city, within the city, you can find a place where the adventures of beach game and ride. The man-made beach indeed proves that it can provide the games that normally beach side can provide.

Located at vicinity of the city, Puchong, Asian Water Sports Village offers water sports that accessible to everyone. As it’s ‘Only Licensed Water Sports Center within Klang Valley‘, you can forget about going to Port Dickson, Bali or Phuket to enjoy water sports.

They’re operating in a huge lake in town, having a private beach for outdoor lakeside hangout for overnight package. More details info for packages is available at their official site.

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Gunung Datuk – A Legendary Mountain

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Many hikers might attempt Gunung Datuk (Mount Datuk) mountain in preparation for Gunung Kinabalu real challenge. But not many know that this is mountain is a legendary mountain by the history.

Gunung Datuk (Mount Datuk)

Back to time where Negeri Sembilan was ruled by Minangkabau, this mountain is used by local people to gather and choose their leader.

You may ask why there is a FOOTPRINT at the summit on the boulder. Myth stated that it was belong to legendary warrior Hang Tuah which used to move one place to another place by jumping mountain to mountain. (Source from WikiTravel).

My FOURTH time to hike this legendary mountain and the best timing I achieved among all. I took 1.5 hour to touch the base peak. Started at 8.30am, reached at 1st check-point (rest area) at 9.10am and subsequent base peak at 10.00am.

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Melaka Wonderland – The Theme Park

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Melaka Wonderland had been around since 2010 and one of the attraction point in Melaka. Located at Ayer Keroh, Melaka, it’s a complete water park experience for everyone. Again, I was here for fun … seeking for high-speed water slides!

Melaka Wonderland @ Ayer Keroh

Compare to the one I went in Alor Gajah, A Famosa Water World, this water park is offering a slightly different style, you can differentiate it. Some more, it’s in famous area, Ayer Keroh, Melaka.

I hardly miss any new attraction found in Melaka, at least for now, I’m quite obsessed with it. Water dipping isn’t what I’m looking forward. I was here because of two reasons, this is considering a new/latest park in town and I love do sliding activities.

Let’s explore what’s offering and fun in the park … from my series of pictures.

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