Town Tour

Danga Bay – A forgotten waterfront city


You may not hear about Danga Bay until you come across with Tune Hotels that build at premier location of Danga Bay. That’s how I come across this place, thanks to Tune Hotels strategic build-up location.

Danga Bay – Malaysia’s premier waterfront city

Danga Bay has a close equivalent to this hotel chain because of marketing threw by them. However, this place was known as Malaysia’s premier waterfront city and the largest recreational park in the city of Johor Bahru. I was thinking of famous and busy street wandering around with all the shops bargaining products. Similarly, I would imagine some equivalent of happening here. In fact, a total reversed.


FGS Dong Zen Temple 2012


Any place to visit during this CNY? Yes, FGS Dong Zen Temple CNY Lantern & Floral Festival 2012 is open for public from 21st Jan until 7th Feb, 10.30am10.00pm. I’ve done my visit for fifth year and it’s still a favorite place during CNY.

Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Dong Zhen Temple

27 Jan 2012 | CNY Lantern & Flora Festival 2012

This year coverage was rather quiet compare to previous year. It has become a norm place for anyone who wanted to witness the uniqueness design of Chinese character and animal zodiac in lantern shape.

The attractiveness lies on the light during the night. It’s lightening the spirit of everyone especially the children. Photographer is not excluded from the list of favor visitors other than family-based.

If you expect something totally fresh from last design, you will find some recycling items around. However, do look for new design such as dragon related for photography.


Passage to Bangkok


A stumble and unplanned trip has taken us into another height. In literal sense, we have landed in an extravaganza city, full of captivating by its spell. That’s how our passage has sailed into Bangkok city.

A Passage to BANGKOK @ Thailand

A 5D4N trip has brought us together in the world of shopping spree. Planned roughly 3 months back (May 2011), the budget control was not effective enough. Estimation of total expenses (inclusive of airfare + accommodation) is close to RM 1,400 in which half of it spent on shopping itself.

A strong bonding among us was formed and enhanced. Our fun and laughter doesn’t end easily. Poking fun on each other was a norm. In fact, something that we would like to preserve as a true friendship and it was accomplished without much hurdle but complicated way.


Treasure Hunt @ Pulai Spring Resort


HAVING a chance again to participate Treasure Hunt event is always my favorite. Pulai Spring Resort is just a fascinating destination that I always wanted to go, has been fulfilled with an outdoor games event organized by the bank.

AmXplore Hunt 2011

KL – Pulai Springs, Johor

23rd April 2011

My fourth hunting after 2 years back, uphold my memories of luxuries stay with the team hunter and great games excitement. My team is consisting of me (driver), Sashi (navigator), Sham and Nurul (passengers). All of us built up a unique team to work with common spirit, 1Malaysia.

Although all of them (except me) were first timer, most of them contribute greatly to the varieties of creativity in guessing answers in the process. My role was simply a driver, following the tulips on the paper and even though, getting a very important role to ensure I’ve reached the correct answer spot!


Kellie’s Castle – A Century Old Mansion


Kellie’s Castle is located near Batu Gajah and about 20 minutes drive from Ipoh. A century old unfinished, ruined mansion was built by a Scottish planter called William Kellie Smith. According to differing accounts, it was either a gift for his wife or a home for his son.

12 Mar 2011 | Kellie’s Castle

Let’s have a short history about this building. The construction began in 1915 and came to an abrupt half with Kellie’s sudden death in 1926. Perak State Government has restored this magnificent structure from the encroaching foliage.

Besides being haunted, the castle is believed to have hidden rooms and secret underground tunnels towards the rubber plantation. The road that leads to Kellie’s Castle follows the contours of the land in a dizzying, maze-like fashion, adding to the mystery and romance of the place.

I’ve been waiting for so long to visit Kellie’s Castle due to its strong historical value. My recent visit to Perak for water rafting has given me a chance to stop by.

Car park is FREE. An entrance fee is RM4 for adult.


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