Saturday, 24 June 2017

Genting Highlands 2017: First World Hotel

Check into the World’s largest hotel and check out the wonderful attractions right at its doorstep, including SkyAvenue, the resort’s latest lifestyle mall with a variety of retail and food and beverage outlets- Rwgenting



The check in time is 3:00pm onwards while check out time is 11:00am. During check in is using check in Expres Check-in Kiosk which needs to use identity card or passport. Then take the room card at kiosk with a small paper with informing all the details such as room number, tower and many more. You also can check in at front office but need to pay RM15. When check out just go to Self-Checkout Kiosk and put the card inside the kiosk and done.




We stayed in Super Deluxe room which has 2 double beds (you also can choose 1 queen size bed during check in). A night cost RM 215.00. Our room at Tower 2, 22nd floor with room number 22950. You can make online booking at website of Resort World Genting.







In room did not have WiFi so if you want to get free WiFi only available at lobby. The room is big with some furniture such as table, sofa and so on.


In each level has a water refill machine for you to refill water.


Hotel did offer free shuttle bus to Chin Swee Caves Temple. As due to the bad weather, I did not have chance to go.



Genting Highlands has 2 casinos. Sky Casino is very near with First World Hotel and it is very big (2 floors). Inside casino can get free drinks. Remember that wearing slippers is no allows to go in. Casino De Genting is a small casino and I did not go in to visit. Only adults who 21 years old and above can go in casino.


At hotel lobby has Lobby Café. We did eat breakfast at there because no many places can look for breakfast. The choice of breakfast is limited such as chicken noodle soup RM 20.50, breakfast fried rice RM 16.00, fried noodle RM 16.00, nasi lemak and wanton noodle (dry/soup).  During booking the hotel, we did get the 20% discount voucher for dine in this café therefore we used the voucher for our breakfast. Beside Lobby Café, you can look for café name “Nyonya Color” which offer quite reasonable price of breakfast.


Friday, 23 June 2017

Melaka Trip 2017: Low Yong Moh

[Itinerary]  

In Jonker Street is quite difficult to look for breakfast in the morning. The hotel staff told us that only 2 shops are early open for breakfast. She took us to a shop named Loh Yong Moh.


We ordered Lotus Leaf Rice RM 4.00, Big Pau/Big Bun RM 3.50, Small Pau RM 1.80, Dim sum (range from RM 2.60-RM 3.20).





In this shop mostly are dim sum, did not have noodle so my parents did not use to it.



I felt most surprised when saw the big bun because the size is middle compare to the one I eat in Labuan or Kota Kinabalu so eat one big bun is not full at all.



Low Yong Moh
32, Jalan Tukang Emas,
75200 Melaka.
Tel: 06-2821235  

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Melaka 2017: Famosa Chicken Rice Ball

[Itinerary]  

The queue up in Kedai Kopi Chung Wah is very long under hot weather therefore we went to Famosa Chicken Rice Ball which that time the queue is quite short.


During queue up will be giving menu to look and order before go inside. We ordered BBQ Pork RM 10.00, ¼ Steam Chicken RM 10.00, Rice Ball (10 pieces) RM 4.00, Luo Han Guo Ice RM 2.80, Wheat Grass Juice Ice RM 2.80 and 4 Fragrant Rice RM 8.00.



When wait for the food, I saw many people ordered cendol. Look like its cendol quite famous. For me, the taste of rice ball is so-so.




Famosa Chicken Rice Ball
25, Lorong Hang Jebat,
75200 Melaka,Malaysia




Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Melaka Trip 2017: Nadeje Café

[Itinerary]  

Nadeje Café established since 2006 with prides itself on its quality fresh ingredients and finest handmade Mile Crepe and other cake or desserts.


The time we go, cafe is full of people so we queue up for a while.


We ordered Mango Yogurt Slide and Double Chocolate Slice with a cup of Cappuccino.


Each slide cost RM 12.60 while cappuccino cost RM 9.00. It is so delicious!!



Next time go again, I would like to try for Gula Melaka.



Nadeje Café Sdn Bhd
Lot G23B, EG4&EG5,
Ground Floor, Mahkota Parade,
No.1 Jalan Merdeka,
7500 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: 06-2843469

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Genting Highlands + Melaka Trip 2017

1st June 2017 (Thursday)

Labuan Airport >> Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) 2 >> Quizinn by rasa (Lunch) >> KLIA2 Ground Floor (Bus Station) >> Genting Highlands >> First World Hotel >> Sky Casino >> Malaysia Food Street >> First World Hotel



Flight from Labuan on time departed on 10:25am and arrives at KLIA2 on 12:45pm. Same as usual, I read magazine on flight and found out what is “Air Asia Tune Protect”.


We were having lunch at Quizinn by rasa and I ate Vegetarian Bibimbap which cost me RM 19.10. After lunch, we went ground floor to purchase bus ticket to Genting Highlands. From KLIA2 to Genting Highlands took around 2 hours to reach (14:30-16:30) and cost RM 35 per person.





When went down from bus, we went upstairs to look for Awana Station (4th Floor). At there, we purchased skyway ticket through machine.  Awana Skyway ticket (standard gondola) cost RM 8 per trip.








Awana Station >> Chin Swee Station >> Sky Avenue Station (Level 4)







Skyway did stop a while in Chin Swee station. From this station, you can go to Chin Swee Caves Temple (Opening hour: 7:00am-6:45pm). After go inside skyway will have a cameraman to take your photo and can buy it if you likes when reach the last station.



From Sky Avenue Station, turn left can go to Malaysia Food Street. To go to First World Hotel, you need take escalator to ground floor.




In Malaysia Food Street, you need to purchase a prepaid card before purchase any food.  The card purchase and top up values are limited to RM20, RM50, RM100, RM150, RM200, RM250 or RM300. A refundable deposit of RM2 will be held from the purchase of each card. Refund of unused value and deposit must be requested from the cashier within 7days of most recent top up transaction. No refunds will be given for damaged, lost or stolen cards.



The foods in Genting Highlands are quite expensive. I like the design of Malaysia Food Street. For dinner, we ate fish head curry and spring roll. For breakfast in Malaysia Food Street is very limited only has dim sum and Nasi Lemak.


2nd June 2017 (Friday)

First World Hotel >> Lobby Café >> First World Hotel >> Genting Highlands Skyway >> Bus Ticketing Counter >> Pudu Station>> LRT Plaza Rakyat >> LRT Bandar Tasik Selatan (BTS) Station >> Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) >> Teratai Food Court >> King’s Bakery >> Melaka Sentral >> Hotel Hong >> Jonker Street >> Hotel Hong



When in Awana Station, we went to Go Genting Bus Express Counter (ground floor) to purchase bus ticket to Pudu Station.  My initial plan is take bus to KL Sentral and take KTM to TBS Station. After consult with the staff, he suggested that go to Pudu Station to take LRT is faster than take KTM.  Bus departed on 10:30am and reached Pudu Station on 11:30am.



This was my first time to go Pudu Station. When reached, I have no idea what to go therefore saw some people at there so plan follow them. Suddenly a Malay guy shouted at a group of people to ask them to take lift which is faster therefore we also took lift with the Malay guy. When reached, the Malay guy asked help from us to give him RM2 because he did not have money to eat. We were quite surprised and gave him RM2.



I asked a staff in a shop about how to go LRT station. She told me to go at the center until saw Dunkin Donuts stall. Then turn left to go out from the building. When go out, it has 2 ways which are right and left without signboard show to LRT. This time has 2 ladies with backpacker asked a guy about how to go LRT. We need go upstairs to reach LRT Station Plaza Rakyat to purchase LRT ticket to BTS Station.



When reached BTS station need cross a bridge in order to reach TBS. We purchased bus ticket to Melaka Sentral which departs on 13:15pm and cost RM 10.00. After that, we were having lunch at Teratai Food Court (Level 4) which needs to purchase prepaid card.






From TBS to Melaka Sentral need take around 2.5 hours to reach.  When in Melaka Sentral, the hotel arranged transport for us to hotel. From Melaka Sentral to Hotel Hong is quite near which take around 10 minutes depend on the traffic.






After checked in hotel, we look for food at Jonker Street and some street art. In Jonker street, you can see many people drinks watermelon and we also bought one for tried. Inside watermelon did not have many juices.



Putu Piring is a round, steamed rice cake filled with melted palm sugar or gula Melaka and eaten with freshly grated coconut. I bought Putu Piring with Gula Melaka and peanut inside it. It not tastes very nice as the filings are not so much.



Dim sum in many colors but I not sure the color is artificial or not.



This is egg shape ice-cream with laici flavor.



This handmade noodle is delicious. Inside of it has few soy beans which I did not expected will see and I think it’s also made the soup nice to drink. I also ordered 爱玉which like agar-agar. 



For this Mr. Melaka has gold one which at the end of Jonker Street there. Due to time limit so I did not went inside to see the gold status of Mr. Melaka. Next time has chance will pay for visit.






3rd June 2017(Saturday)

Hotel Hong >> Low Yong Moh >> Christ Church & The Stadthuys >> A’Farmosa >> Proclamation of Independents Memorial >> Mahkota Parade (Nadeje Café Sdn Bhd & Food Court) >> Dataran Pahlawan & Hatten Square >> Famosa Chicken Rice Ball >> Jonker Street >> Restaurant Ji Xiang >> Hotel Hong

After breakfast, we went around for photo taking. Inside church has some stalls sell souvenirs.  I saw a little girl helped her parents to take photo. How cute is she.


Inside of Proclamation of Independents Memorial cannot take photo and inside quite hot.





At food court of Mahkota Parade, I ordered Chicken Teriyaki Bento Set.




Not far from Hotel Hong can reached UTC but we did not go for it.


My parents like to eat Chinese dish and they found out a restaurant near Hotel Hong which can order some dish for dinner.  The barli with gingko is yummy and no so sweet.  The fish cost RM 42, tofu RM 12 and vegetable RM 10.






4th June 2017(Sunday)

Hotel Hong >> Harbour Cafe >> Hang Tuah Bridge >> Hotel Hong >> Melaka Sentral >> KLIA2 >> Quizinn by rasa (Lunch) >> Family Mart >>Little Café >> Labuan Airport

During breakfast, we ate at a cafe near with our hotel. I ate Mee Hoon Kuih.




After breakfast, we walked around.






Around 10:30am, hotel staff took us to Melaka Sentral. We bought bus ticket 11:30am to KLIA2. The hotel staff advised to buy with Tranasional Company (counter 10). The ticket cost RM 24.30 for each person. Look for the Gate and Platform to find the bus. We reached KLIA2 on 2pm. We lunched at Quizinn by rasa again and this time I ordered Kimbap cost RM 13.75.


In Family Mart, I bought Matcha ice-cream for a try which cost RM 3.50. If you buy Matcha ice-cream at other branch which cost RM 2.50.


Initial flight time: 16:45-19:10 (delayed to 18:30 depart- changed aircraft)


As the flight delayed, we went to Little café to eat some food. I ordered Ipoh shredded chicken noodle which cost RM 10.28.


Note:
Kite Museum, People Museum
Stamp Museum

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