Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Mount Wakid, Tambunan

I heard about Mount Wakid last year when i saw my facebook friend share it on Fb.
Although i am a Tambunanese(mother's side) but i never heard about this mount all my life.
*please apologize my ignorance.
So, when my cousin-Mimie ask me if i wanted to join the Mount Wakid hike, i said YES on the spot.

22 July.
See, trip to Mount Wakid took only 2 hours and half to reach to the peak so you can do it in 1 day.
 From Kota Kinabalu to Tambunan will take about 2 hours so you don't need to stay over at Tambunan Town if you don't have time.

We gather at the Kg.Sunsuron's Hall at 7am and probably started our journey around 8am. 
Arrived at the peak around 10.30am.
there's waterfall we went to take bath before we headed home.
enjoy the photos.
on the way

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Exploring Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh (10 days full Budget).


This is our itinerary for our recently trip to Vietnam.

Day1 - Day 3: Mount Fansipan
We went to hike the Fansipan and all expenses including tour guide,transportation(sleeping bus hanoi-sapa) and hostel = RM938.00(not including flight)

You can read our full itinerary here


Friday, 29 September 2017

Expolring Vietnam : Ho Chi Minh City

So from Muine to HCM is actually only 3 hours and half or 4 hours.
Which mean you can go day trip to Muine from Ho Chi Minh. 
I learn that a lot of people do a day trip to MuiNe from HCM while i was in Muine.

So, our sleeping bus departed from Muine around 9am.
We arrived HCM about 12 noon.
and we quickly went to find a hotel nearby Ban Tan Market.
See, why we choose Ban Tan? because it's a very famous place to get souvenir and it's also has a lot of Malay Restaurant which is gonna be good for our friend,Irwan to cari makan.

touch down

Exploring Vietnam : Mui Ne Sand

So we arrived Nha Trang about 8 am in the morning.
We stop for a while before we continue our journey to our next location-Mui Ne. 

So while waiting for our next bus we took a walk at the beach.
Nha Trang Beach

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Exploring Vietnam: Hoi An City


As i mention earlier in this post (click here to read).
We took the 4am bus and estimate our time of arrival to Hoi An city is at 12pm. 
But, thing got out of hand when our bus was stopped by the Vietnam's imigration for about 2 hours or so. 
checking in progress. 

Exploring Vietnam : Phong Nha Ke Bang

We arrived Dong Hoi at Phong Nha Town around 4am in the morning. 
It's too early! yas.
Phong Nha town is just a small town but there's ATM and hotel with lots of good places to eat.
For Muslim, there are indian restaurant just beside the road you can see.
So, you shouldn't be so worry about food.

Initially we don't want to rent a room since we plan to follow the next night bus but then we were Informed that there's only 2 bus that leave from Phong Nha to Hoian. 
One at 4am and the other one is at 7am.
So we had no other choice but to find a hotel to sleep for the night later.
We found a hotel just near our bus centre around 550kVND=110RM.
quite cheap for 3 person actually.

Our initial plan is to go explore the Caves by motorbike. 
Problem is, only Irwan know how to ride a motorcycle, so we then decided to find a tour.
we paid 1,100k VND for the guide which is equal to MYR200.
include food, transportation, guide and entrance fee for 3 attraction.

So, we leave our hotel at 8am and our first destination is Phong Nha Botanic Garden.
The Botanic Garden is 45Minutes(i just guess this) from the town.
And our tour guide explain almost everything about Phong Nha while we are on it.

briefing before entering the garden.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Exploring Vietnam: Ninh Binh

14th May 2017

We arrived Hanoi City around 4 in the morning from Sapa.
Read about my Sapa experience here. click me!
While the rest is getting ready for their flight to Malaysia, and some of us are getting ready to Halong Bay, while my cousin and i are getting ready for our bus to Ninh Binh. 

Here's the thing is, initially we wanted to follow the team to Halong Bay since it was a must visit place in Hanoi. 
However, when we were buying our sleeping bus ticket, Cherry Tran our ticketer convince us that we won't make it to Ho Chi Minh if we went for Halong Bay because we had a very limited time.
Our flight HCM-KL is on 19th May. 
She then suggested us to go to Ninh Binh instead of Halong bay.
After we search it on Google about Ninh Binh, we finally agree with her,
So we bought our Open Sleeping Bus at the price of 46usd/person (RM193.35) including one day tour in NinhBinh!
Cherry is a good ticket dealer. i truly recommend her. if you want to contact her, this is her facebook page-Cherry Tran.


and one of the hiker from our team decided to join us last minutes so there begin our three musketeer trip!

So our bus went to fetch us at our hotel around 7 am and we arrived Ninh Binh at 10am and start touring.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Exploring Vietnam Part 1- Sapa.

13th May 2017

We wake up at 7am to get ready for Love falls, Sapa.
i was super excited because enjoying waterfalls after a long tiring hike is just perfect! 

my cousin told me she can't go to the waterfall because her leg still hurt and she don't think she can go for another trekking activity.
So,she decided to stay and go for shopping.
I understand that because there's a lot of cheap clothes you can find in Sapa with good quality.
So, that's mean i will be the only girl who are going for the falls in the group since all of the girls said they want to go for shopping in Sapa.

Well, i still stick with my decision to go for the falls since shopping is not really my favorite.
i mean i do shopping to but if i was given to go for trekking and shopping, i'll always choose trekking and waterfalls!

At first they decided to go with bus but then, suddenly everybody want to go with motorbike which is very bad for me because i can't ride motor or even bicycle. 
I almost gave up the falls when one of the team offer me a ride. he's going alone and he said we can divide the motorcar's fee. 
So, Yes!
that's my partner. we are getting ready for Love waterfalls.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Exploring Vietnam:Mount Fansipan Hike

i booked all my flight ticket last year without realizing that my Mount Rinjani and Mount Fansipan hike is only 2 weeks apart!
it was really crazy at that time.
but i can't cancel my Fansipan hike since i already book everything and this time i'll go with my cousin. and i can't let her go alone of course.
so, i decided to just go with my original plan. 
*I feel so sorry to my workmate for conquering all the holiday that time.
#dikecam?
huhu

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Conquering Mount Rinjani.

It's been a busy months for me for the past 3 months with my classes, job and travel so,
i only had time to post about my experience of hiking mount Rinjani today.

before that let's get to know mount Rinjani first.
Mount Rinjani standing 3726 is said to be the second highest mountain in Indonesia.
want to know more? read here.

I always want to go hike the mount Rinjani since i last saw my friend's photo on his instagram.
I tried recruiting my sister and cousin for the trip but gosh its really hard to make it happened.
Asal plan memang tidak jadi. Asal tidak jadi, mesti plan.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Passengers (2016)

Honestly i just finish watching Passengers movie few hours ago!
i watch the clear version of it in HD with my handphone.

The movie was release in 2016 but i just watch it today. 
I dobn't know why i missed watching it in the cinema because i never miss J.law's movie on cinema!
 For those who haven't watch it yer i recommend you to watch it online (link at the end of this post!)

I am excited about this movie because it's Jennifer Lawrence and Christ Pratt!
what an awesome combination!


Friday, 24 February 2017

How to cook Simple Japchae (my style)

I don't always get to stay at home since i am working shift hours and i have classes on weekend.
So, during my Sick leave for 2 weeks i try to do all the things i always want to do but have no time.
And one of them is cooking!

I found the glass noodle in the kitchen (i bought it few days before).
So, i thought i should make japchae and began looking for the recipe on the internet.
well, the process of making it quit easy but since I don't have enough ingredients so i call it simple Japchae recipe.

Here's the ingredients.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

12 Days Transjava+Bali Itinerary for Backpackers (Budget Only RM 1600.00/person!)


In the beginning we plan to do the Transjava Backpacker only but then after some research we finally decided to include Bali since Java to Bali is only 45 minutes apart via Ferry.
That's why i called it Transjava-Bali Backpacker Itinerary.

So, i decided share our 12 days itinerary from Jakarta-Bandung-Yogyakarta-Surabaya-Bali.
Please take note that this is my first time travelling in Backpacker style and first time making itinerary too!


I also want u guys to know that our initial itinerary was actually more packed than this one so there are a lot of places we didn't get to visit because of time and weather especially in Bandung and Bali.
But lesson learned and i'll do better in the next backpack trip!
I hope this itinerary can help you guys to do a better itinerary for your Transjava trip (if you are planning on one)

WARNING!
For your safety, always and alwayssss wear MASK especially when you are on the train or when there are a lot of people around you. 



Ticket: around RM400 (KK-KL-JKT/BALI-SURABAYA-KL-KK) Airasia always offer cheap flight so always checked out their deal!


Day 1.
Read Detail about our day 1 here. (click me)



Tuesday, 21 February 2017

TRANSJAVA-BALI BACKPACKERS (DAY 12: Nusa Penida)

1st February 2017


We woke up pretty early this day. 
Thank God it's not raining that morning.
heading out to Sanur Ferry Station at 7am and arriving there before 8am.

We wait for about half hour and then the ferry arrive from Nusa Penida.
Why i am excited for Nusa Penida? Because i wanted to watch the Natural Pool called Angel's Billabong. 
You can search it in the internet. 
It was magnificiently beautiful!

Our ferry ready! this girl barefooted all day long because it's raining the whole day and she only bring sneaker.

TRANSJAVA-BALI BACKPACKER ( DAY 11: Suluban Beach)

31st January 2017

It was raining heavily that day when we woke up at 9am.
YES. 
so, both of us( me and Stacy) were on the bed until rain stop while Noni went to the beach.
we take off to Sulaban Beach at 12.00pm after the rain stop.
Initial plan was to picnic on the beach while enjoying surfing since Sulaban Beach is quite famous on the internet for surfing activity.
We went to nearest shop on the way, order take away food and buy a lots of junk food.
However the moment we arrived Suluban Beach the rain start again and we were stuck on the Suluban Beach restaurant a few hours with other tourist.
Its was really a bad bad bad bad time to visit Bali's beach on January.

Monday, 20 February 2017

TRANSJAVA-BALI BACKPACKER (DAY 10. Uluwatu Temple)


30th January 2017

We woke up around 9.30 am since we are so tired last night. (read about it here)
we went to breakfast in the hotel and then we decided to relax at the pool.
Lucky we have a pool to relax.

And around 12pm we finally ready to move to our destination to Uluwatu Temple.
We had a lunch on the  way to Uluwatu Temple somewhere i don't remember the name but not in Kuta of course since Kuta is an expensive place.
We always had a lunch outside Kuta just to save budget.

TRANSJAVA-BALI BACKPACKER (DAY 9: Alun Danu Temple and Aling-Aling Waterfall)

29th January 2017.

at 8.30am we are ready for our breakfast in Hotel.
As usual, breakfast in Hotel means Mee sedap Instant mee (Indonesian's famous instant mee).
at 9.00am we checked out and we went to checked in another hotel with the same price but nicer.
kekeke. last night while exploring Kuta, we found this hotel.
Same price but got swimming pool and cleaner. 
So, why not? heheheh
The HOtel name is GORA Hotel.
The staff was very kind and friendly too. 
So, thats the key of luring customer into your hotel-by being friendly and swimming pool. hehehe
checking in!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

TRANSJAVA-BALI BACKPACKER (DAY 8: Mengwi,Bali)

28th January 2017.

we woke up pretty early that day i consider since we were out walking from our room starting at 8.00am.
We only had our leftover bread as breakfast.
We went to the Taman Ayun Temple by walking.
it took 30 minutes from our homestay to the Taman Ayun Temple walking actually.
It's hot day but we enjoy our walk.
Along the way we saw a of temple.
80% of Bali's resident is Hindu so it is very common to see temple or pura in each of the house.
So all the way from our homestay to Bali we get to see different kind of temple design in each house.
on the street of Mengwi

TRANSJAVA-BALI BACKPACKER (DAY 7: Java to Bali via Ferry)

27th January 2017

We woke up quite late that day.
we plan to wake up at 6 am to send out laundry to dry-clean nearest shop in Tabanan but i guess we're all very tired so we only woke up at 9am.
heu heu heu. 
But it's okay.
it's not like we have thumb print to chase. kekeke

So we only manage to send our laundry to dryclean shop at 11am and finish at 1.30pm.
Dryclean was cheap in Tabanan compare to Kuta.
cost us only IDR 3K/kg.

After we finish packing we then head out to Tabanan Ferry Station to Bali.
I was a little bit overexcited for Bali actually.
i've heard a lot about Bali and i really wanted to visit Bali since forever!
hoho.
From Tabanan Station to Gilimanuk(Bali) station is pnly IDR 6000/Person = RM2.00. cheap isn't?
But on the entrance you'll be offered a price IDR 90K/person straight to Denpasar. 
But since we love to do it our ways, we decided not to take the offer

ready to depart for Bali!

TRANSJAVA-BALI BACKPACKER (DAY 6: MOUNT BROMO)


26th January 2017

We fall asleep in the car and arrived Bromo Lava View Hotel at around 2.00am.
it's so cold in there! and our driver remind us to change our clothes to get ready for our sunrise trip.
the Lava View Hotel room

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Transjava-Bali Backpacker (Day 5: Yogyakarta-Prambanan)

25th January 2017

We woke up at 6am.
eventho we initially plan to wake up at 5am. lol
So we went straight to Prambanan.
Ya, tiada mandi, cuci muka saja.
hoho

Just outside our homestay there's a morning market!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Transjava-Bali Backpacker ( Day 4: Yogyakarta)

24th January 2017

We arrive at Yogyakarta Train Station about 3am. 
We don't really have much time so we decided to clean ourselves at the toilet inside the ticket counter building.

Yes, we can't take a bath since it was just a toilet there's no shower in the toilet.
We can only wash our face and important area of our body. hahaha
We do however change our outfit and put a lotttt of body mist to get rid of our unwanted body odor.

Transjava - Bali Backpacker (Day 3: Ciwidey-Bandung)

23rd January 2017

Waking up in Situ Patenggan was refreshing.
We woke up as early as 6am to get ready and have breakfast.
Because we want to stick to our budget, we have Instant mee again for breakfast of course with free tea provided by our host. Ibu Tuan Rumah yang baik hati.

happily eating our instantmee

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Transjava - Bali Backpacker (Day 2: Bandung-Ciwidey)

22nd January 2017

We woke up pretty late for a backpackers. 
My friend said that a good backpacker should wake up as early as 6am to get ready.
However last night was crazy for us. 
it was a long flight and walking al ost 4 hours in the rain around the city was really tiring!
So, we end up waking up at 8.30am and only manage to checked out at 12 pm.
Well, the good things about waking up late is that you'll skip breakfast meaning we save money for our breakfast. 

Our journey for lunch hunting continue.
walking journey continue

Transjava Bali Backpacker (Day 1: KK-KL-JKT-Bandung)

Introduction.

The trip was plan during our trip to Aceh Last year 2016 in November. 
So it was planned 3 months before the trip.
We were so excited that we don't check the weather.
And it's been raining in Java since the first day we were there.

20th January 2017.

it was supposed to our flight from KK-KL that night but i didn't get to checked in, soooooo, i missed my flight! So, Always and aaaalllllllaways checked in a week earlier for your flight!

21st January 2017.

Dipendekkan cerita, i arrived at Jakarta Soekerno-Hatta International Airport at about 1.30pm (Jakarta Time).
We don't waste our time in Jakarta since it's just like Kuala Lumpur i guess so, we decided to go straight to Bandung from airport
We then plan to take the van to bandung which they called it Travel car. Well, the van is quite special since it has Wifi for free and got Usb port for charging purposed on every seat. It cost about IDR 160/person!

Jakarta to Banung took about 3 hours because of the jammed road on the way, so we arrived at Bandung around 5.30pm.
And there begin our walking journey.
Fisrt for food hunting and second for cheap hotel. 
(you can search for cheap hotel on Agoda if you don't want to waste your time walking in the rain  like us).
we just love walking and exploring the places that's why most of the time we will choose walking instead of taking car. 
Three wanderer

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