Had our Yam & Corn ice cream while waiting for our ferry to the private resort.
One of the things that make me happy is bringing my Best friend around to my favourite place( besides home) in South East Asia. :) My other half decides to make a trip over to Sabah few months back and we decided to make a trip down to Gayana Eco Resort for a little beach vacation :)
Had our Yam & Corn ice cream while waiting for our ferry to the private resort.
Decided to stay in an Ocean Villa as we wanted the ocean at our doorstep :)
Having our sumptuous breakfast with the amazing ocean view.
Below are the photos from Gayana Eco Resort:
Spent my New Year's Eve in Gold Coast with my sister :) Its our second time spending New Year's eve together. Thought about my resolutions of 2016 for the entire december and came up with the following:
1) Learn Driving.
Yes i'm 24 but this is the first time it made it into my resolution list. Still struggling to decide between taking Auto or Manual license. Most likely will go ahead with Automatic as im not very confident with myself on driving. haha
2) Be focused on everything i do. Be it at work or outside of work.
3) Be more positive, kind and loving , to people who loves me & people who don't . Understand people better & learn to forgive and forget.
4) Be closer to God & get baptised
5) Read more, quantity and variety. I realised i always read the same genre of books that i'm interested in. For year 2016 i want to read more books of different variety to expand on my view about the world and to have different points of views for different issues.
Went to the library last weekend to start off my resolution. I still chose books that im interested in ( :p) but those are the books that im unlikely to buy(hence not reading it).
I have a soft spot for the smell of new books, which causes a lot of damage to my wallet.
6) Learn cooking ;)
& Yes, the first dish made was Bak Ku Teh . I am not a big fan of BKT but just want to learn it as the people around me all likes it a lot. Shall post a cooking post soon on my BAK KU TEH.
7) Rekindle my love for Art & Craft
8) Save up!
9) Disconnect to get connected. Want to spend at least 5 hours a week of time alone for myself to recharge
10) This will be my own secret that most of my closer friends will know. :D Will update it once it materialised!
It was an impromptu trip to Hong Kong to accompany my sister on her work trip. Was pretty excited as Adriel just went over to Hong Kong for his MBA. :)
It was a short trip just for food & shopping .
1) FOOD HUNTING!
Local Delights from their Local Cafes
Have been looking forward to this for so long. My favourite food combination. Iced milk tea & luncheon meat with egg sandwich at the local Hong Kong cafes.
The only thing i noticed is that prices of the food in Hong Kong is pretty expensive. Each meal per person can easily go up to 60-100 HKD( Around 20SGD)
Was walking around the streets of Hong Kong myself while my sister is working, and got a little bored. hehe Started to walk to random areas to find a nice & quiet spot for the night view. :) I'm pretty attracted for night views and can spent hours just relaxing & admiring the night view!
Climbed up to a random carpark & had the best view for the Hong Kong Skyline. Would sneak back to this Carpark if i'm there in Hong Kong for the countdown fireworks.
Of course i had to drink the famous Hui Lau Shan Mango Drink :D You can almost find it everywhere in Hong Kong. I got mine near the Star Ferry Terminal.
The objective of the entire trip was to eat & sleep. I have been following a few food bloggers from Hong Kong on Instagram and i was super looking forward to try the food that they recommend. Below are some of the food that i had during the trip.
Click on each of the heading to get more details of each cafe! :)
Pololi- Salmon Sashimi Bowl!
Was craving for Perre Herme Macaroons ever since 2 years back during my Paris Trip, so i got a box to satisfy my cravings. hehe
Pierre Herme- One of my favourite macaroons
Tai Cheong Bakery: Best Egg Tarts in Hong Kong
Its pretty much a eat & sleep trip for the 5 days. But of course the highlight of the trip will be going to DisneyLand with Adriel!
2) DISNEYLAND HONG KONG- Happiest Place on Earth
For more pictures and details for our DisneyLand trip, i dedicated a separate post on it :)
To be honest, we didnt shop much as compared to my previous trips. I remember me going crazy in H&M in Hong Kong before it came over to Singapore.
I wanted to do this trek very badly. The Dragon's Back Trail but couldnt convince Adriel or my sis to do with me. :( Shall do it next time when i'm there again!
A pretty short trip and its my 3rd time in Hong Kong so didn't really do much, i think we didnt even have time for DIMSUM too. :/
Went to find Pololi with Adriel during one of our night outs together. I read it from some friends' Instagram that it has really nice Salmon Sashimi Salad bowl!
We took some time to find this shop but thanks to Google maps we still found it eventually
It was really pretty awesome, i ordered the Spicy Salmon & the one with Wasabi Mayonise and its really worth the walk. Its a little pricey. I remember it costing around HKD90 (Around$20SGD) as well but i pretty much accepted the fact that its the food price range here in Hong Kong.
Address: 35-29 Graham Street, Central Hong Kong
Telephone: +85 227558099
Nearest MTR: Sheung Wan
During my Hong Kong Trip 2015, i went to Urban Bakery twice. Once was to the bread store to buy the Croissant, the other time was for brunch with my sis.
As a die hard fan of 流沙包 Liu Sha Bao( Custard, Salted Egg Yolk Bun)
I was on a mission to look for the legendary Liu Sha Bao croissant. Went to Urban Bakery after one of my work meetings to look for it.
It taste as good as it looks. hehe I was lucky that the croissant just came fresh out from the oven so its still warm & crisp
Urban Bakery @ Hysan Place
Address: Jason's Food & Living
B2/F Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road
Tel: +852 27953168
Opening Hours: 8:30am to 9.30PM
Nearest MTR: Admiralty
On the last day before our flight, we went to another branch of Urban Bakery for brunch :)
Urban Cafe Commune
Address: Shop 121 & 181, Level 1, MOKO, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok
Telephone: +852 2346 5828
Opening Hours: 8:00am - 23:00
I had the Osen Egg Carbonara & my sister had the English breakfast set!. The food is pretty decent but its not a cafe that i will go back again. :) Worth going for the first time to try out the croissants.
Other than looking for luncheon meat, MATCHA is one of the other items that attracted me to come to Hong Kong again. Its my 3rd time here in Hong Kong over these few years. Of course i had to follow the instagram craze to look for the best matcha ice cream in Hong Kong.
Went to look for it with Adriel for the 1st time. As both of us were direction idiots, took us awhile to look for it. hehe. I brought my sister there for the 2nd time because it was really good!
I really like the texture of the ice cream, really creamy but its not too sweet. Wouldnt mind making a short trip back to Hong Kong to have it again :D
Address: 106-126 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay.
Telephone: +852 28951116
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday and Sunday: 930am- 10.30pm
: Friday, Saturday and Public Holidays : 930am -11pm
Went around to explore around the neighbourhood after satisfying my cravings :)
My 2nd trip to Hong Kong Disneyland. The first trip was a few years back with a few friends from Uni, but didnt enjoy it much as it was raining so heavily :(
Was really happy to go over for a 2nd time with Adriel and we really had a good time despite the crazy weather( hot & humid :( )
A small tip if you want to skip the queues in Disneyland- Follow the map in an anti-clock wise manner. You should explore all the rides on the map in an anti-clock wise manner. The park was designed & the rides was positioned such that it should be covered in a clock wise manner.
Hence, if you cover it in an anti-clock wise manner, most likely there will be no crazy long queues for you at most of the rides :)
Adriel got me a small tigger :D and i couldnt control myself and got myself a few more soft toys to add on to my collection :P
If you know me, u will know i cant take rollar coasters for nuts. hehe i have a little phobia of heights since young and i scream louder than kids during rides. :l
Didnt want Adriel to feel bored in Disneyland with all the kiddish rides so we went ahead to take a few scary rides as well. Im very proud of myself for surviving all of them. hehehe
After a long day of taking scary rides, Adriel rewarded me with a surprise churros. hehehe
Other than spending money on toys, we spent quite a bit having our meals within Disneyland. Lunch was around 260HKD for both of us. We shared a main course & a dessert because we didn't feel very hungry.
We rushed out to the nearby hotel for dinner, was hoping to look for disney characters dim sum but we realised they only serve it on weekends :( Went ahead for the meal which cost us almost 1000HKD.
Manage to catch the Night Parade & in time for the Fireworks :D
I didn't get a nice picture of the fireworks/ night parade though. It was really spectacular and amazing. But if i spend time trying to take a nice picture, i would have miss all the good parts of the show. So i decided to just focus on the fireworks :D
It was indeed a magical day for me and i really enjoyed my time there despite the big hole in our wallets at the end of the day!
We wanted to spend Xmas overseas for 2013-2014, so we went to check the details of the flights & Bangkok was the most affordable place that we(i) could afford. Didnt really want to shop that much so i went ahead to research on other places of Bangkok that we can explore.
I was really delighted to know that its the Sunflower season (Dec) in Bangkok and we went ahead to the Sunflower fields.
How to get there:
By Train: The State Railway of Thailand offers daily train service a few times a day to the province. The Northern line with trains leaving from Bangkok’s Hualamphong station has stops in the capital Lopburi town and a number of smaller towns. The trip takes around two to three hours from Bangkok, depending on the type of train.
By Bus: Take a bus from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal Mo Chit. Air Conditioned Buses, 3 hours journey. Or you can take a van from Bangkok's Victory Monument which is slightly faster, however luggage space is limited.
By Taxi: Around 2 hours, agree on the fare before leaving or make sure the driver uses the meter.
Information from: Renown Travel
For me & my sister, we took the cab because there were 2 places we wanted to clear in a day, we were really tired so we just took a cab to save all the inconvenience. We covered Lopburi & Ayutthaya in the same day. The 2 places are around 1 and a half hours away. If you want to cover Lopburi & Ayutthaya within the same day, click here to find out how to get there.
My sister & i after haggling, paid around SGD$60 per person for the cab fare. We departed really early, so its like the price of booking a cab for the entire day.
We spent some time taking pictures with the fields. Hehe they had stalks of sunflowers for sale too.
I love flowers so i really enjoyed our day trip here a lot :D
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