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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Belum Rainforest Resort, Banding

Dah ke BELUM? Well thanks to Belum Rainforest, I get the chance to experience the beautiful rainforest of Belum for a quick getaway last weekend. It was at Pulau/Tasik Banding near Gerik, Perak and I drove for almost 6 hours with 2 pit stops along the way from KL using the North-South Express Highway and exit to Kuala Kangsar before venturing into Lenggong and finally Gerik. Before reaching Simpang Pulai, we noticed the huge sign of Mydin and Agro mall on our left and since it was time for lunch, we decided to check the place. Nothing much just some few stalls selling fruits and on the other corner there was wet mini markets selling vegetables, chicken and some fishes. 
MYDIN in the middle of the highway ..how to survive? time can only tell
fruits stall





 















Once you are in Gerik town, just go straight after a small roundabout and look out for Belum Rainforest signage as you need to turn right after the traffic light and after 20 minutes drive, you will finally see the huge ROYAL BELUM signage on a hill across the bridge. This is the bridge that connects the north to the east coast so imagine those days before the installation of the bridge, it was crazy long hours drive! 
while we are at the bridge..you are not going to miss the huge ROYAL BELUM signage
Finally we  arrived! We checked-in and found out that the room was at ground floor, so we requested for one floor above hoping that it would be a nice lake view. We managed to change the room but since the standing tall trees keep growing, the lake view is bearly visible however with the greens all around us, it is still a good way of waking up! :) 
spacious with wooden deco..i like!
no television as this is rainforest ..go out and enjoy the mother nature!
 
the toilet

gateway to nature indeed


 After settled our things in the room, we decided to check out this place. Oh ya, parking lot is available but quite limited if its packed. The resort look a bit old or maybe the design made the place look as such, I personally think some maintenance works need to be taken care here and staff should be trained on how to be more customer oriented. I'm not telling they are not friendly but they are too shy to approach us! Only the more prominent post staff are willing to paint a smile and say hi or to guide us what to do over here. haha.. Actually there are so many activities to do here infact there are lot of hidden stories that we discovered along the way with the local villagers that willing to share. Well..this resort have so much to offer but lacking of proactive staff to deliver it..hope there will be more room for improvement in the near future for Belum Resort.
The cafe
the superior room décor

a lot of stairs..lets run
As we were walking around the resort, En Fauzi approached us and offer to show us around. Guess it was our lucky treat, we managed to view the superior room and private posh villa as well. The house boat is also a nice place to stay, but perhaps next time as there were only 2 of us. 
passion fruit
overlooking the peaceful lake during sunset..
I wanna built my country home with a chandelier like this..
loving the leaves that stick to the wall naturally

view from the top of the assembly point
the houseboat


so peaceful and relaxing here


wanna dip?


the rumah kampong ..3 rooms style


huge houseboat..advance booking is required.


private pool!

bottle on the air

you can go for kayaking or bamboo rafting as well
 

will sure to come back here and explore the rainforest..perhaps to witness the rafflesia!
 
After checking the place we went to reception to check out the packages. Since I am not fit to enter the jungle, so we skipped and plan to do something else tomorrow. went to the room and ate our delicious sandwiches. went to bed so early coz it was so silent and quiet and nothing to do but to rest..hehe

 
Will update soon on the 2nd day where we managed to round the island via speed boat and another place for hill top view .simply magnificent especially after rain as we saw the rainbow and the clouds caressing the trees.. wait for it! :)


Monday, October 13, 2014

Laman Seni 7 #lorongbelakang Shah Alam

If you have a fetish on street art like me, then visiting the Laman Seni 7 would be a good place to visit. Be it for a photoshoot or just admiring those creative graffiti drawn by creative local artists. The place was named as Laman Seni 7 synonym with the street art located at Seksyen 7, Shah Alam. Just behind Subway and Tuti Fruti. Try keying in as Jalan Plumbum Q 7/Q, Seksyen 7 , Shah Alam into your google maps for direction. Initially my sister didnt want to go, but since I'm incharged, so follow my lead..haha

so cute the orang utans
Upon reaching there during the Raya Haji holiday, it was packed with people. So I have to wait till there are no one passing for a decent photo..haha. so most of the photos here looked as if there are no visitors right? mind you, the sun was blazing hot. So please bring your shade and put on some SPF lotion.
seems like a young MJ right?
Global warming..like a melting ice creaming?
the sarcastic smile
on the road
oh big grumpy OWL
still praying for MH370
snake and ladder..on a bigger perspective
di sini lahirnya sebuah cinta
the window
up on the air
ROKI?
head of boxes
hi 1 malaysia!
and we girls decided to snap some pictures quickly as there were many visitors and the sun is scorching hot! thanks to a passer by for this group photo
cover album..maybe
nice!
do not smoke
creativity unfold
our local artist
check out the shadow..
This place is getting famous now and really cool especially the 3D art street. its free so just come and check it out. Thanks to Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam for the initiate to make the behind alley (lorong belakang) looking more interesting, safe and creative. Have you visited this place? if you have not, go and check it out now..:)  


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Maze Runner and Escape Room by Churp Churp

Last Sunday morning (like one of No Doubt's song title) was filled with brain cracking session but it was all good. Thanks to Churp churp, I get the chance to watch the premier of The Maze Runner at GSC Berjaya Times Square that morning. After redeeming my tickets, Suran invited me to join the other contestants at the Escape Room challenge. (Thanks!) Since i've wanted to try out but never had the time, so i was thinking why not. Beside the prizes looks so cool especially the outdoor tent!

After had my heavy breakfast, i went in to the cinema for the Maze Runner. The movie started with a boy named Thomas who apparently forgotten his name, being elevated inside a lift to a remote place with other bunch of young boys. It was actually a maze where they were trapped for almost 3 years there. Most of their memories was erased and it was like a community (The Glade) with council members of leader, 'runners', chef, doctors etc. Every 30 days, new boy will arrive. 'Runner' was appointed due to strong capability to run and their job was to map the maze as it changes periodically. no wonder they cant escape because the route changes each cycle. 

The movie a little draggy in the beginning, but i like the part when this alien spider (Griever) kicks in. Its like part of transformer + alien invasion fighting with those young boys.  Thomas's curiosity and the urge to survive was the key to escape from that crazy place. But i must give credit to the other 'runner', Minho. His athletic built and the way he runs is super cool, as if the character was made for him..hahaa. 

Then suddenly one fine day, a girl was transported instead of a boy. That girl reminded me of the lame character, Bella from Twillight saga. But sadly the youngest boy, Chuck was killed at the end which was also very close to Thomas. So why does the boys being trapped in the maze in the first place? You got to watch the movie for yourself and be prepared as phase 2 (sequel) is coming at cha!

After the movie, i went up to 7th floor and waited for the rest for the challenge to start. 2 teams were formed and my group consists of Mordred, Joyce, Wai How and Khai Ling. I am not good in cracking clues or puzzle but with the help of my friendly team mates, this games seem to be educationally good for the brain. haha
get ready to escape!!
we pose as if we love to be handcuffed..haha
Get ready for our first game - the Vampire room. it was pitch dark and a lot of bats hanging on the ceiling. We were handcuffed and was given a short brief before the game started. Some of the clues and hints was really difficult for me to digest, however we managed to understand after we used to help button and some explanation from the marshall. 
lost in the first round but we had fun time there haha
ok determine to outdo for the 2nd round at the Heaven and Hell theme
Second challenge was inside the Heaven and Hell room. BEware if you are afraid of the dark and 'ghosts/pocong", it might gives you nightmare during your sleep..haha

decrypting the clues
Yeay
Polaroid!
Each challenge was given 45 minutes but we felt like as if it was only minutes inside. We didnt even realized that time flies so fast. So by the time when we received our prize, it was just the tshirt, maze box and a poster? errrrkkkk...could be because the sponsor have not pass it to the organizer. Anyway it was nice meeting new group of treasure hunters and thanks Churp Churp for the movie and amazing Escape Challenge. 
poster, maze box and tshirt



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