10 Things I Did in Bangkok

Apr 13, 14 at 1:14 am

Probably this has been blogged to death but Bangkok is unique in its own way and therefore, deserves another mention again. Of the things we did there, here are my top 10 picks.

1. Visit the train market in Maeklong

The train market in Maeklong is uniquely one and the only market that runs around a rail track. The stall setup is so close to the track that each time a train passes through, these traders have to re-position their goods a bit further from the track to avoid getting crushed by the train. It’s dangerous but at the same time, it is exciting. It’s getting crowded due to tourists but, it still guarantees an exhilarating fun. Maeklong is about an hour’s drive from Bangkok.

Maeklong

Maeklong Train Market


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Maeklong

Traders at the market

Landscapes of Japan

Apr 12, 14 at 12:27 am

Whether you are in the metropolitan city or outskirts, Japan has never cease to amaze me. There is always something to feast my eyes when I walk out from my hotel. Presenting to you, the landscapes of Japan collected from cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

1. Evening at Dotonbori Canal, overlooking the famous Glico Man

Dotonbori Street

Dotonbori Canal

9 Things To Do in Tokyo

Dec 16, 13 at 12:13 am

Having spent a short four days in Tokyo, here are my list of things to do when in Tokyo.

1. Spend half a day in Asakusa

Alighting from Asakusa subway, Kaminarimon is the first thing that greets you. Beyond the gate lies Nakamise shopping street that lures you into buying countless of Japanese sweet snacks and cute souvenirs. At the end of the street is where Sensoji temple is located and usually full of visitors. The temple looks even better in the evening when they are all lit up. Aside from Nakamise, there’s Shin-Nakamise which is also a shopping street. If that doesn’t tire you, try walking to Sumida Park or Tokyo Skytree.

Nakamise Shopping Street

Nakamise Shopping Street

Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple

Macau/HK 2013 – Mui Kee Congee 妹記生滾粥品 and Wong Tai Sin 黄大仙祠 Re-visit

Nov 3, 13 at 8:55 pm

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When in HK, we always emphasize on having breakfast. We are so spoilt with choices – dim sum, congee, noodles, etc but on this morning, we unanimously picked congee to start the day.

Mui Kei Congee 妹記生滾粥品, an established name proudly serving delicious congee to serve the folks in Mongkok was our choice that day. A brief 10 minutes walk away from our hotel, Mui Kee is located on the top floor of a Fa Yuen wet market where you can also find other variation of food stalls as well.

We started with a small serving of poached fish skin 魚皮. I was a bit skeptical looking at it but after eating it, I have to agree it was good! Never thought poached fish skin could be so crunchy.

Fish skin

Macau/HK 2013 – Causeway Bay 铜锣湾 in 3 Hours

Jul 14, 13 at 4:09 pm

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Continuing our next food hunt, we took MTR to Causeway Bay but since we were still full, we decided to check out Hysan Place, a retail/office building that was opened last year. Most importantly, it houses one of the flagship stores that we won’t find in Malaysia, the Apple Store. Spanning three stories, it is HK’s third store and the largest in HK.

From ground to fourth floor in a minute on express escalator. Only at Hysan Place.

Macau/HK 2013 – Starbucks x G.O.D., Kam Wah Cafe 金華冰廳

Jul 9, 13 at 10:49 pm

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After that god-sent lunch, we had some time to kill. A quick search around that area brought us to this special Starbucks outlet located at Sai Yee Street, located just two blocks away from our lunch place.

In its second collaboration with Starbucks, the G.O.D. design team working together with artist Stanley Wong (a.k.a Anothermountainman) developed a 6,000 sqare feet, two-storey concept store.

The store, located within the hustle and bustle of busy Sai Yee Street, is designed with nostalgic memorabilia. A mini movie theatre is also featured and a wall made of mahjong tiles, designed by G.O.D., that reads “good movie upstairs” helps point the customers in the right direction.

Starbucks is located at first floor