Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Reason: Because they maintained it, compared to other apartments. The room and the area was quite spacious. They gave us meals for breakfast and lunch, which was a bonus for the rates we paid. Basic amenities included. This apartment has a balcony and a couch to relax. Just that it is far from the top of Genting, where all the entertainment are situated. Therefore, a relatively quiet place to stay. They provide shuttle bus to the cable car.
Facilities: Badminton court, swimming pool, golf course
I would recommend this: for those who wants a fast getaway and a short honeymoon.
What I like most: Fresh and cooling air, king size bed.
Don't expect: White sheets, jacuzzi bath and a 5 star hotel.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Hello/good morning ----- Sawatdee krup/kha
Thank You ----- Kob Khun krup/kha
How are you? ----- Sabai dee mai?
Fine, Thanks ----- Sabai dee
Where is the toilet?----- Hong nam yu tee nai?
How much does this cost?- Nee thao rai?
That's too expensive----- Peng mai
Is there any discount?--- Lot noi dai mai
Goodbye ----- La gon
Sorry ----- Koh thot
Yes ----- Chai
No ----- Mai Chai
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I have put some photos of the elephant show:
(but I did not put all my pictures of the show, as I do not want to show everything that happened, so it will be more exciting for all those going to chiang mai)
Next to Samkamphaeng Road, that is where most of the handicraft factory or outlet are located. Silk, Cotton and Bo Sang Umbrella Village.
There are quite a few company that makes umbrella, they have the really commercialized one and the not so commercialized one. For me, I don't really like the commercialized one, because I feel that they are really expensive and not so passionate about their work, or because they keep pushing you to buy their products. I went for both this time, I told the driver about my plans to go to the Bo Sang Umbrella Village, and he showed me two places. First, I went into the not so commercialized one, I can't remember the name though. This is what I saw:
I went to the commercialized one too, it is actually Thaksin's family shop. Really good service, but very commercialized, feel pressured to buy. I wonder whether it is closed down now?
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Look at the picture above, do you know what that is? Snow? No! During the journey up, I was looking at the sky, and this is what I saw, it is actually clouds. very interesting. It looks as if it was snow or cotton wool. Really I'm not kidding!
Climb up and take pictures of the flowers and the beautiful scenery, plus enjoy the cool and fresh air.
My friend recommended me to stay in this hotel, Royal Princess, as I wanted to stay near the night bazaar and he could get me special rates.Therefore, I followed his recommendation and booked the hotel.
The hotel is really strategic, if you want to shop at the night bazaar everyday. It is just opposite the night bazaar. So just cross the road and you will see it. The room is good, but for the price they are charging( i just checked on the website: 2400Bper room per night), I would say that it is quite expensive! After comparing, the hotels nearby, other hotels has much cheaper rates and it is still, just walking distance to night bazaar. If you are on budget, I would recommend that you try other hotels, but if you would like a very comfortable and luxurious stay...then this might be suitable for you. My room was just a very normal room, wasn't anything special in it! In the hotel, there is a tour company that arranges tour, but I think they charge much higher than others.
Pro: Really near Night Bazaar.
Cons: Sometimes the noise from cars passing by could be heard from the hotel room (especially if you have the rooms facing the night bazaar),expensive.
The other hotels nearby the night bazaar:
CH Holiday Hotels
Pornping Tower Hotel
*Note: This is just a list of other hotels that I found, it is just for your information. I do not know whether it is good or otherwise, as I have not stay in any of this hotels other than Royal Princess.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Walk on the bridge, from the beginning to the end! Don't be afraid of the heights, you will enjoy it, for sure! I took many pictures, all of it turn out well.
Just to share with you a few of my pictures:
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Below are the pictures of Pulau Beras Basah:
Monday, February 9, 2009
Renting a car would be a good idea to go around the whole island. Don't forget the most important thing to do: Go to Duty Free Shops....Don't forget to buy Chocolates...Ha ha, that's what I feel is important! For me not bringing back duty free chocolate, feels like I haven't been to Langkawi. It is really cheaper there.
I stayed in Awana Porto Malai because they were having promotion. I would say that the hotel was not bad, just that it is a bit far from the town, and it does not have a beachfront. The hotel has a big swimming pool. It is a good hotel to relax, if you want a relaxing holiday.
Here are some pictures of the surrounding area of the hotel:
The beautiful sunset at Awana Porto Malai.
Friday, February 6, 2009
As I was passing by this road, walking on the streets of Germany,I found this hotel, very amusing. It has the, maybe around 14th, 15century architectual design and it is transform into a hotel.Love the old design style. Was very interested in it and decided to check the price of the hotel and date the hotel was build. I found the website, it mention that it was build in 1592. Wow! Such long history. According to the website, the standard room cost 144 euro, whereas the superior room cost 175 euro and the deluxe room cost 206 euro.
If I ever had a chance, I would love to stay there one day!!!
Location:Hotel Zum Ritter St.Georg,Hauptstr. 178 / 69117 Heidelberg,Germany
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tube Map, Buses, DLR, River, Trams, Rail Map
This site was very useful to help us plan our journey using tube, from which station to go to and which station to get down. Very exact. We relied on this during our trip and it work out well.
Tourist guide(Places to go):
http://www.londontourist.org/ This website gives you a sample itinerary.
If you are planning to go the the beautiful parks in london. This website gives you lots of information on it.
ZSL London Zoo
If you press how to get there, tehy give you a very detail and exact list on how to get to the zoo, through public transportation.