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Tuesday, 1 August 2023

Jalan Jalan Perlis with Travelogue Malaysia

August 01, 2023 0

 Yes! You heard that right! Today I am sharing my true and real experience on my travelogue Malaysia journey to Perlis. I drove up there and it took about 5 hours actually, I wouldn't say it was long but so long as you are well prepared for stops along the way then you are ready.

So the journey up was already very entertaining because good company is a must to keep you awake for 5 hours. Or music will also work for me. Another is enjoying the process, along the way you get to view beautiful mountains, skyview, some slow cars and some very crazy fast cars and do be careful when it rains. But nearer to Perlis you will start to feel the peacefulness in your heart. 

You will see cool blue clear skies, sunny sunshine with huge paddy fields! I went in February and the paddy fields were green and almost turning in for the season. Also you will see rows and rows of Harum Manis mango trees on some fields and cows. The 5 hours journey we have many stops in between as we weren't rushing to enter Perlis. It was a very smooth journey all the way.

We immediately went straight to Savana Hotel at Perlis. It was a very nice place to be in. I love the cleanliness and the hotel rooms were fully equipped and almost brand new. I also like how they accommodate big family and also bigger crowds too. 

A good place if you want to consider having a gathering trip here or teambuilding even. They have hotels within the same building and also serviced apartments along the entire building lot stretch. We stayed at the serviced apartment with separate rooms with toilets attached to the rooms.

Right after checking in, we didn't delay further. We went to Sadiah Cafe for dinner and we were quite early. So we decided to visit the Kebun Mangga Harumanis Wan Pa right opposite Sadiah Cafe that you can just walk over in 10 minutes. We saw some guests and staff that actually was enjoying their evening walks/jog along the paddy field there. 

I love how the entire area is just so beautifully and naturally designed for a very memorable homestay experience. And this is definitely the next place I will want to visit with my kids during the mango season (April-June).

Our dinner at Sadiah Cafe is truly appetizing and very fulfilling. I got to enjoy the local delicacy here the "Urap Jagung" that is really a new dish I have never heard of or rarely hear of. And it was lovely! Their seafood spread was also a very interesting combination, I love how fresh the seafood is and how generous their portions are. Also the best part is, it is not as spicy as I feared it will be! I love how the flavours blend together and everything here is in-house homemade, it's a family business that is surely worth mentioning. 

You can also enjoy your meals in the middle of the paddy fields or over at the top with a nice overview of the surroundings. If you have kids like me, then they will surely enjoy the play area downstairs dedicated just for the little ones.

The 2nd day, we drove out to Ngopi at Perlis to enjoy breakfast over there. I must say that it was one of my favourite palce there that until this very day I can still imagine sinking my tooth into its crispy crusty buttery flaky warm croissant sandwich and pastry goods!

Their belgium chocolate was very rich in flavour and I came to know that all the ingredients including the sauces for the sandwiches are all made there! Own recipe, own homemade delicacies. Definitely you will not want to miss this! I was asking the owner if he will franchise out soon and it seems like yes, the chances are very high that they may be coming over to Klang valley soon, but before that happens and before it gets super viral, come and visit the origin outlet to experience the real deal yourself!

We visited Unic Astana Holidays office that is just further opposite Ngopi, across an open carpark area. So we sat there and were explained of where will be head to the next destination and the following 3rd day as well before we depart home. I love how Perlis people are really friendly and they treat you like family. It was a very welcoming and loving experience that I will surely want my family to experience it too. I always believe how people react to you is how you react to them first too. So be nice because the people there are really really genuinely nice and caring!

I also got to see Unic Astana Holidays Headquarters that actually is one of the oldest travel agent in Perlis. They actually have many packages not just in Perlis but around Malaysia and other places you wanna travel to as well. And their packages are really affordable! For us, this round we had a special request to visit places in Perlis that was not crowded with tourists but worthy of mention. And they really brought us to places that is truly worthy of mention. 

They also have a huge coach bus as well for bigger crowd and even have their own rescue service team which you don't always see with  travel agent companies. And I feel this is something worthy of mentioning. The company really take pride and take accountability in their people and their clients and customers. Very responsible and responsive at the same time. They give super awesome advises too when we were planning for our upcoming trip down with our family. Because they only want to offer the best and not 2nd best.

Lunch on the 2nd day was over at Suri Masakan Melayu Traditional. You may have heard of this place before, but it was my first time and I can understand why this place is crowded with people. Thankfully when we arrived we had a spot booked for us.

The variety of the cuisine available here is basically everyone's wildest dream come true! There's no way you can try everything here in one visit. They have so many choices from the main food to the side dishes, to the vegetables, to the grilled options, to the beverages and even until the sauces and soups. Too many to choose from but only one tummy to fill.

My phone went on a buffet spree shooting before I had my fill of my favourite rice served with masak lemak sauce and the usual, fish, meat and veggie.

After lunch we headed over to Timah Tasoh, Santuari Air Ikan Tawar for a boating activity. There was a cute little lamb that greeted us as we arrived.

The boat experience was an eye-opening experience. We got to enjoy the sights and sea breeze. The view is spectacular! Even if you don't own an iPhone but the image and video that you will capture will surely be captivating because the entire view itself is just so majestic! We got to see Gunung Chabang Mari at the sea and also we saw some areas that was blocked off with some historical stories being shared during our boat ride that some places actually used to be a village that is now filled with water. It's basically like we are right over Atlantic City, there was literally a village right below the water as we glide through. 

There were some areas where we also saw the tip of the roof on the surface of the water, and these houses are of the olden days houses that is already submerged in water. Talk about solid structure that is still standing strong underwater.

It was a great activity to also enjoy yourself without the stress of the hustle and bustling of the city and your work/business matters. And a place to just unwind and relax. Allows time for your food to digest too.

Right after our boating activity, we headed over to Gunung Chabang Mari directly.

Upon entering only then I found out this place is famous because of the little lamb there. One of them was apparently super naughty. But nevertheless this place was also famous because the entire view is like being in Switzerland itself with the mountain view and the landscape beautifully laid out with the lambs at the side eating the grass.

I took many selfies with my selfie stick and videos. I tried to wefie with the lamb but at the start, they didn't want what I gave to them so I just ignored them and they just came over to check me out when I was taking photo under the tree right smacked in the center.

Also I noticed the chicken here is so cute! I've never seen a chicken with such cute butt.

After enjoying nice views and unwind and relax. We then headed to another tourist spot that wasn't so crowded that day, was the Kampung Warna Warni. In english it translates as Colorful Village. And I kid-you-not this village is superbly colorful. I love how it was a combination of several villages in the entire area that actually colored and painting their homes in colorful shades of design and artistic patterns and colors.

What i see here is not just the creativity but the unity of how these villagers put effort to make something different than the norm and come together despite some are of different areas, but with  a purpose to just be different. And it became a tourist attraction in Perlis. Because when visitors pay to enter with the buggy car. They also get to stop by at some of the villagers home that  offers some snacks and tidbits as their livelihood.

I stopped when I saw this home that sells Dodol and was given some to try first and I bought the entire last 5 packet home. It was way better than any dodol I've tried before. And this is handmade not machine made! It is a must-have!

Along the villages we also got to see the seaside nearby with a huge crab statue there. It was a nice pitstop to chillax and snap photos and enjoy the sunset before we head back for dinner.

Dinner time arrived and we also arrived at Rohani Ikan Bakar outlet. This is one of the most noticeable shops along the entire Perlis because they have 2 huge outlets and they serve amazing ikan bakar aka grilled fish. 

Just look at the fresh seafood spread for you to choose from. We tried quite alot of variety and even some that was super unique like the stingray fish.

We each had our favourites but I love all of it. This beats any fresh grilled seafood I've had at the food courts in Klang Valley.

The 3rd day before we headed back to KL, we went to Warong Bonda for breakfast and we chose the right place. This place actually has a lovely view of the paddy field that you can take an instagramable photo there. 

We also took many instagramable photo shots of the food we ordered.

The food is very unique and local. It's not a common flavour that you can get in KL. You gotta be here to experience it yourself.

Before heading back we needed to head over nearby to Gunung Medan. I know many will be wondering why not Wang Kelian? Well, to be honest we didn't want it to be crowded when seeing spectacular views. So basically when we went to Gunung Medan it was just us. No crowd. I only know that in the morning when the sun is not so hot, only the local neighborhood nearby will come here for jogging. 

But I must say that this view is truly exhilarating! It's breathtaking and puts you in awe! Can even do TikTok here because the background is just priceless! It's like the bests place for instagramable scenic views and also TikTok-worthy. 

We stopped at Nira Nipah Klasik for lunch and it was our first time seeing the pokok Nipah and tasting the pure sweet juice from the fruits of this tree. It was truly lovely! An inspiring place to be at and a place you can just take your mind off things and just allow creativity to flow.

Definitely after a very relaxing and I will daresay it is a healing trip, you will surely miss this place the most and want to bring more people to come and see Perlis for the beauty that is hiding within.

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Monday, 5 June 2023

Swiss Dream Circus Returns with "The Comeback" 2023

June 05, 2023 0

 OMAIGOT! Yes! I am so excited and delighted to know my favourite Circus is back in Malaysia! A show not to be missed because the last round they were here it was before the pandemic. And it must've been tough to pull through and I was really wishing the best for all of them because they were really good! And when I received the newsletter I was thrilled and I believe they deserve this comeback!

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From 28th June 2023 to 23rd July 2023 at Mutiara Damansara (Mutiara Park near The Curve, behind IKEA & opposite KidZania). The circus is one of the oldest cultural assets around the globe. In Switzerland there are over 14 circus companies and a variety shows that traditionally travel through the country.

Marco & Ismail - My favourite duo behind the Swiss Dream Circus!

Do you know that for years, the Malaysian Royal London Circus was the only circus in the country. Unfortunately, the company closed 2007 and there were no more circus appearances in Malaysia for years after. Thus creating the perfect opportunity for Ismail and Marco. As a result of this ambitious venture, various circus companies sprout up like mushrooms. There are currently three other companies travelling throughout Malaysia. At Swiss Dream Circus, we believe that quality is the only success worth measuring. Swiss Dream Circus stands for real circus where you can dream with open eyes. "SWISS" stands for quality, "DREAM" for diving into another world and "CIRCUS" for a truly family-centered entertainment which awakens old childhood memories all at once. It is our ambition to create a bridge between tradition and modernity with our circus, especially in this era of digital and technological transformation.

With support of Prince Albert to the Swiss Dream Circus

It is not always easy to lead a circus; an infinite number of hurdles must be overcome time and time again; without forgetting the enormous cheques we have to sign! To finance a 2 million project, we rely on partners, sponsors and friends who support us. People who also like to take part of journey full of unforgettable moments.

Janine & Fabien, Switzerland : Aerial Straps Act

Before the red curtain opens, tremendous organization goes on in the background. From marketing plans, booking of artists, obtaining permits, organizing visas, transport and accommodations, booking of flights … all of which make up an almost endless list of things to do.

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Just ten days before the first performance, six containers unload tons of material. First, the venue has to be measured and marked, after which more than 80 anchors are rammed into the ground, to support the Big Top. The four 13-meter-high main poles are hydraulically installed. The 11-meter long dome hangs from it and four pieces of the tent fabric are tied and pulled upwards. Then the grand stand is assembled to fit a maximum capacity of 900 people. The wooden floor is laid and the carpet is rolled out. The artist's entrance with the red velvet curtain is set up and countless spotlights and the sound system are attached to the main poles. Two huge air conditioning chillers are connected by pipes to the tent. Power generators are mounted and erected in the awning; food stands are set up and decorated. After six days of hard work, the circus is set up. Now the artists have 4 days to get used to the new environment and together with lighting designers, sound engineers and choreographers, a new show is put together from single performances.

From dawn to dusk, rehearsing until the show comes together into a harmonious unity. Now the show can begin!

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Are you ready for it? Grab your tickets now before it is sold out! I've gotten mine already! My son's attended when they were just toddlers and they truly missed this show so much, my daughter will definitely enjoy this show as well as she has never experienced it! A must-come, must-go, must-have experience with your loved ones near or far! I'd travel the distance just to be here at Swiss Dream Circus!

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See you there! 

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Thursday, 1 June 2023

Transform Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Experiences with 1664. Bon Appétit-lah!

June 01, 2023 0

 Enjoy an elevated occasion of #GoodTasteWithATwist as 1664 brings you an ensemble of food, music, creative expressions and drinks. France’s No.1 premium wheat beer, 1664 has returned with its third edition of Bon Appétit-lah to turn ordinary moments into extraordinary ones by sharing good taste with a twist at one of KL’s most well-recognised rustic hotspot – Sentul Depot. 

Expanding on its past success, this instalment of Bon Appétit-lah transcends consumers from delicious dining offerings to an illustrious occasion filled with elevated experiences. Staying true to the French spirit of joie de vivre (joy of living), 1664 seeks to emulate the French appreciation of good food and drinks, bringing good taste to every shared occasion. The Bon Appétit-lah campaign this year invites 1664 consumers to experience the extraordinary in simple everyday pleasures at its chic and trendy pop-up 1664 lounge in KL from 2nd to 17th June.

Transforming Sentul Depot’s iconic rustic look into a newly captivating space, 1664 has redesigned Warehouse 3’s raw interior into a modern bistro decked in shades of 1664’s iconic blue. Upon entering, the famed blue bulldog ‘Frenchie’ greets guests who can then chill-out at the contemporary dining hall decked with a miniature Eiffel Tower, perch around the beautiful 1664 bar & deli area or hang out at the cosy Blue Lounge clad in stylish armchairs that they can sink into; all while enjoying epicurean delights with a twist and the exquisite flavours of 1664 Blanc and 1664 Rosé.

“1664’s continuous journey to captivate consumers with the simple pleasures of life has allowed us to turn the ordinary into extraordinary experiences for everyone. From our recent charming Parisian inspired street – Rue 1664 to the curated 1664 Valentine’s Day celebration at Dadi Cinema, Pavilion Bukit Bintang KL, we hope to continue giving beer enthusiasts elevated shared moments that they can cherish for years to come,” commented Olga Pulyaeva, Carlsberg Malaysia’s Marketing Director.

“With this in mind, 1664 welcomes everyone to truly savour an amazing dining affair complemented with an unparalleled drinking experience where beer lovers can immerse themselves and indulge in #GoodTasteWithATwist. Bon Appétit-lah!” she added.

Promising an unforgettable memoir enjoyed with friends, family, loved ones and furry companions over the two-and-a-half weeks of June, 1664’s Bon Appétit-lah will be treating guests to a complimentary welcome drink of either 1664 Blanc or 1664 Rosé upon arrival. Visitors will then be able to relish in a spread of gourmet bites concocted by food virtuosos NoLabel Cuisine, Waka Waka Gelato, The Bao Guys and Flaaah The Bakery. Also on the menu are special creative spaces where beer lovers will be able to repurpose 1664’s iconic blue bottle into an art piece, make their mark on the graffiti wall and to preserve the extraordinary experience, get the perfect digital caricature of themselves at the Portrait with a Twist on selected days. 

Alternatively, visitors can just sit back, take in the atmosphere, and enjoy the rhythmic tunes by guest headliners Juztin Lan, Gaston Pong and Babychair during the Blue Hour on Saturdays. There will even be a specialty store where guests can score some cool merchandise from stylish streetwear brand NerdUnit, shades designer Kazoku, timepiece maker iROAS and wellness wizard Gote, alongside limited-edition 1664 goodies such as 1664 stem glasses and the exclusive artist edition trolley luggage. Pet parents will also be excited to know that they will be able to bring their furry friends along to 1664’s first ever pet-friendly pawty happening on the weekends, from 11:00am to 2:00pm. 

Filled with pawsome activities for both pups and cats, animal lovers and their four-legged companions will be in for a purring, tail wagging good time. Every day promises unique experiences where consumers can turn ordinary evenings into extraordinary ones. Open to pre-registered guests and walk-ins daily from 5:00pm to 10:00pm on Monday to Friday and from 11:00am to 10:00pm on weekends, 1664’s Bon Appétit-lah will be a one-of-a-kind experience.

To find out more about what’s in store, be sure to like and follow @1664BlancMY on Facebook and Instagram or visit https://1664malaysia.com/event for more details. All activities are open to non-Muslims aged 21 and above. 

When purchasing and enjoying 1664, remember to always #CELEBRATERESPONSIBLY – if you drink, don’t drive!

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Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Kebun Mangga Harumanis Wan Pa, Perlis

May 30, 2023 0

Right after checking in, we didn't delay further. We went to Sadiah Cafe for dinner and we were quite early. 

So we decided to visit the Kebun Mangga Harumanis Wan Pa right opposite Sadiah Cafe that you can just walk over in 10 minutes. We saw some guests and staff that actually was enjoying their evening walks/jog along the paddy field there. 

I love how the entire area is just so beautifully and naturally designed for a very memorable homestay experience. And this is definitely the next place I will want to visit with my kids during the mango season (April-June).


We said we will be back and we were. We came here during the mid term school holidays and my kids enjoyed every moment of nature! Nature to the maxima!

We were greeted by the beauty of nature, the lizards, the "tokek" lizard aka gecko atleast 3 different types greeted us. Then a few variation of lipas (roaches) from the paddy field also passed by us. The moth greeted us in full blown at the light next to the door when we open to go toilet. Hence why we avoid going toilet after midnight, because it is outside. OUTSIDE! But it's fun. I screamed but still fun.

I screamed in the shower, I screamed going to the toilet, I screamed in the room. Screamed because nature surprised me, so I excited until scream la. But only short while, I got used to it, thank God. I screamed on behalf of my kids and then shrugged it off when they looked at me, they almost freaked out ahahahaha I had to do emotional control and steady okay. That's my challenge lolx.

And I found out, it's normal. All KL people come here sure scream first hahahaha. The good news is flying roaches here are small and not big. But spray is provided in the rooms. Apart from the fun of nature, we also enjoyed the view. My kids for the first time in years, woke up midnight to pee, got out from the bed, looked at the door to the back and then climb back on bed to sleep. They didn't pee in bed, so good la. Must go nature more, train them better hahahaaha!

There's no sound proof, so middle of the night if you hearing knocking on the house is because it's wood la, hot and cold will make the material expand and etc. Then when wind blow sure la the blinds at Rumah Sadiah opposite will hit against the railing. Not to forget, the frogs will be happily hopping around. My husband woke up early for his morning run, opened door to the toilet and the toad greeted him at the stairs, so he skipped the morning toilet and just go and run la. 

I also had a good chat on the 2nd night with the lizards, thankfully got mosquito net over our bed, if not it probably shat on my head, cos it was right above my head as I was telling it to go out and talk la... They walked to the edge of the roof and talked. It was behind my head, haiyo... And I-kid-you-not, these lizards talk louder than me ok... Can hear them over the phone! They literally eavesdrop on my conversation and responds accordingly. So advanced!

The pool was not cold, water just nice because the weather was hot. However, thankfully we were near the mountain so sometimes the wind blows the cloud over and it will just rain once in awhile. One night it rained so heavy, we all thought what happens if flood le? But no la, it's all in our imagination la. My mom said the rain rumbled so loud and not sharp but very loud like it's just next to us. The thunder and lightning also sound different here compared to KL wei! That's why u must come experience all these! Cannot buy back these experiences.

Will we be back again? Yes.

Why? Because fun.
But? Will stay at another rumah for a change, rumah Wan Pa was the oldest and a traditional home that is worth experiencing once. We love how authentic it is and really bring us right in nature, not close to nature, immediately in touch with nature. It's a love-hate with the creepy crawlies but I feel it's still better than camping in the jungle.

Oh, did we mention that our home was just next to the paddy field/bendang? So the slugs and leeches were behind on the floor at the toilet, my mom had fun kicking them away and stepping on some. Apparently, if you step on them, they don't die. So ya, it was fun lolx!

Breakfast here at the rooftop is the best la, above Rumah Sadiah. But don't go there if got someone staying downstairs, because they can hear your every footsteps. Breakfast buffet at Sadiah Cafe just a 3 minute walk is also very famous until sold out by 8ish am. Because rm2 per pax, you can have nasi lemak, toast, western choices, it's worth it!

@sebrinahyeo The best mango ever! Harumanis Perlis from @Kebun Mangga Harumanis Wan Pa Super juicy, meaty, sweet and succulent! Makes you ask for more! This is why we came back here again because I know they wont disappoint! #traveloguemalaysia #perlis #mangga #mangoperlis #harumanis ♬ original sound - Sebrinah Yeo

But the main highlight here is also their Harumanis mangoes that is in season but running low in stock. If you want the real harumanis, please come here during April-June, call them before coming. 

It is juicy, meaty and you will definitely ask for more! Harumanis can only be grown here in Perlis, among the many states in Malaysia, only Perlis can have such delicacies real, authentic on its own. Don't be fooled by the OEM ones and those from Thailand. Get the real mango deal here, serious.

For more info on Kebun Mangga Harumanis Wan Pa at Perlis, please check out their pages

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