had to rush there by taxi because somebody's late!
first time visiting the SAF chalets..
at first we thought it was vandalism,
then they were found everywhere!
the chalets look good...
just as I thought we are gonna have a great time,
I realized we are spending the entire day in this meeting room =(
bee hoon & soya bean milk for breakfast..
CO giving his opening speech for reflection day..
while AO is in a fierce battle with the Z-monster, and........
he lost =P
Leon enjoying the after lunch movie screening
"what's ur takeaway?"
20 December 2009
14 December 2009
pretty 'standard' international buffet breakfast...
oops, forgot to rotate...
some caves with temples
sad to see tourists throwing all sorts of rubbish into the pond...
a very European-flavoured statue/fountain sitting in front of a Chinese temple,
what a strange sight...
outstanding Chinese cuisine for lunch @ some ulu kampong village,
so much so that I was too busy to snap anymore photos...
2nd & also the last night stay - Grand Kampar Hotel,
I always liked the idea of staying in new hotels...
very spacious room, just a little under-furnished
everyone appreciates a sparkling clean bathroom
does it looks like mushroom cloud from a nuclear blast?
13 December 2009
off we go to a short 3D2N tour to Malaysia for some good food...
shark-fin soup with... wanton!?
to our relieve, there's a whole scallop under the wanton skin.
this dish has some sense of humour =)
盆菜, no idea what it is in English..
Basically, its a hawker-centre-in-a-steamboat
Merdeka Square - where Malaysia gained its independence back in 31 Aug 1957
wanna know more, click here
100m flag pole, tour guide proudly claiming it to be the tallest in the world.
should someone tell him North Korea has one @ 160m? nah...
Later, we visited a local chocolate factory outlet,
where prices are sky-high!
Our tour guide was very honest with us, he told us straight that 5% of our purchases goes into his pocket..
Deep-fried paper wrapped chicken for dinner.
Believe me, this is one of the oiliest thing you will ever eat...
this 5-star hotel has a fancy name - Palace of the Golden Horses
very tastefully decorated, full of pictures of celebrities whom stayed - Manchester United, Chelsea, Tiger Woods, David Beckham & many more...
generously spacious room, but not much of a view
Bathroom, with separate shower & bathtub (as a 5-star requirement),
but what happened to the toothbrush, body lotion, shaver & slippers?
this place gives me an "old castle" feel
seriously, there's NOTHING to do here!
gym closed, pool under maintenance & most places are unlit...
even the unicorn is nodding in agreement...
01 December 2009
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26 November 2009
i hate waking up early during weekends.. but it's ok since there's $10,000 worth of prizes to be won!
our "passport" for the race
those little kids are going to be no match for trained soldiers!
u should see the faces of passengers in the train when the orange shirts stormed in ;P
long story short, we completely screwed up our first stop in a hurry,
morale is all time low as our $10,000 slowly ticks away with time...
The Peranakan Museum
Asian Civilisations Museum
unfortunately, we failed to complete the race in the given time..
it's ok, we had fun rite??
Pastamania moment @ Downtown East
some photo courtesy of Aaron