20 September 2017

Koay Chap @ N & N Food Court, Sungai Petani

By : Chha

Adding another hawker food to my list, haha ! With this i am introducing another food stall from the N And N Food Court here in Sungai Petani. This food stall is selling a Chinese Food call the Koay Chap.

This stall selling the Koay Chap is only open in the morning and it would probably sold out at around 12.00 pm, well depending on the sales and customer on that day thought. Usually, i will go have my Koay Chap early in the morning to avoid disappointment, hahaha ! I don't know about others, but i enjoy eating the Koay Chap here, i like the taste. Though sometimes i feel that the soup that the owner put in my bowl of Koey Chap is too less, haha ! But i still love the taste, wish the owner would put more soup for me next time, haha !

GPS Coordinate :
5.651824, 100.514673

Map :

Posted Date : 20 September 2017
Posted Time : 10.08 am

17 September 2017

The Hive Hostel @ Hatyai, Thailand

By : Chha

I was in Hatyai for the 11th Hatyai International Marathon 2017 and i stayed in The Hive Hostel. When i first heard of The Hive Hostel, my first impression was like, it should look like a bee hive, haha ! Well, it does in a way but not exactly the same. The one that i stayed in is actually a cube type of dorm.

16 September 2017

Aloha Hotel @ Hatyai, Thailand

By : Chha

Hotel hotel hotel, sometimes it is so hard to decide which hotel to stay during a trip, well, let me make things easy for you .. ! If you are traveling to Hatyai, Thailand, then why not go over and try out Aloha Hotel ?

Aloha Hotel is a standard modern styled hotel, situated in Hatyai Central. Aloha Hotel is a smart choice for travelers. It is located nearest to the railway station and Robinson Department Store and just 5 minutes walk to Lee Garden Plaza and Kim Yong market. The room is clean and comfortable. Aloha Hotel proudly present you this best hotel with reasonable price great value for money and it is central located. (Source).

15 September 2017

Neway Karaoke Box @ Queensbay Mall, Penang

By : Chha

Neway, the name itself is so establish, you don't even have to tell people what it is, people will know that it is a Karaoke Box. As from what i know, there is only one Neway Karaoke here in Penang, which is located at Queensbay Mall. What i like about Neway Karaoke is that their service is good, their Karaoke Room is comfortable but most importantly their food ! haha .. ! I like their food for their buffet .. ! Taste wise, it is normal i would say, some are good some are average but i like that they serve many variety of food here for their buffet. Well, it depends on what type of package you take, the price is different for every package.

Neway Price (Source)

Inle Lake @ Nyaung Shwe Township, Myanmar [ Burma ]

By : Chha

Inle Lake is a freshwater lake located in the Nyaung Shwe Township of Shan State as part of Shan Hills in Myanmar or formally know as Burma. It is the second largest lake in Myanmar with an estimated surface area of 116 km square and also one of the highest at an elevation of 880 m. During the dry season, the average water depth is around 2.1 m with the deepest point being 3.7 m but during the rainy season this can increase by 1.5 m. (Source)

For me, personally i love visiting Inle Lake. The weather here is not that hot compare to Yangon, probably because Inle Lake is higher up north. The environment here is cleaner compare to the dusty Bagan and life of the people here are more laid-back and less hectic making it really nice visiting here.

There is nothing much to do at Inle Lake, it is a place to relax and unwind You can also choose to go for a day of boat trip on Inle Lake or a day of cycling trip around Inle Lake, haha !

13 September 2017

Mya Nann Daw Restaurant @ Inle Lake, Myanmar [ Burma ]

By : Chha

During my one day cycling trip around Inle Lake, i come across this little restaurant which looks like a house of the local people here. It was way past lunch time but still too early for dinner but my tummy is already growling non stop. So i decided to look for some restaurant nearby Red Mountain Estate Vineyards And Winery, there is where i found Mya Nann Daw Restaurant. I was standing outside Mya Nann Daw Restaurant looking in, trying to figure out, if the restaurant open ? haha !

12 September 2017

Cycling | Inle Lake @ Nyaung Shwe Township, Myanmar [ Burma ]

By : Chha

Staying only a day at Inle Lake is just not enough. Though there are not much things to do at Inle Lake but the laid back and calm environment here is really nice making me wanting to stay longer. So i stay another day here at Inle Lake with not much things to do, so i decided to ride a bicycle and go around Inle Lake. Song Of Travel Hostel, they provide free bicycle service for their customer who are staying there. I can just choose any bicycle I like and off I go cycling the whole day around Inle Lake, haha !

Inle Lake Cycling Map (Source)

Water View Restaurant @ Dannok, Thailand

By : Chha

Talking about food, you can find a lot of delicious and special food here in Thailand. Water View Restaurant in Dannok will give you a whole new experience of dining in Thailand, haha !

Vegetarian Food @ Hatyai, Thailand

By : Chha

Finding vegetarian food is not a hard thing if you know where to look for it. With the increasing number of people going vegetarian now, it is becoming more and more easy to look for vegetarian food as more and more restaurant are serving vegetarian food. So, if you are a vegetarian and is visiting Hatyai Thailand. Here is a vegetarian restaurant that i would like to introduce to you, haha !

10 September 2017

[7D6N] Day 6 - Hiking Mount Rinjani | Senaru @ Lombok, Indonesia

Finally it is the last day of hiking .. ! Today we hike all the way down to Senaru and that is the ending point of our hike here in Mount Rinjani.

The hike does not start easy, the sandy down hill walk is seriously hard, we fall few times and landed on our butt .. ! Dust is everywhere so remember to put on your face mask.

09 September 2017

Kedai Kopi Seow Fong Lye @ George Town, Penang

By : Chha

I love eating at this place. Seow Fong Lye Coffee Shop is a small coffee shop located in the heart of George Town. I guess, probably not many people know about this place yet because there is no massive line up outside the coffee shop, hahaha ! Seow Fong Lye is a small place but there are several hawker stall inside it that serve nice tasty local food which i love eating.

08 September 2017

Papparich Restoran @ E-Gate, Penang

By : Chha

Papparich Restoran in Malaysia has already establish a good reputation for the good tasty food they serve. Well, honestly i am not a fan of all the food they serve but there are some which i think is really nice and tasty.

ETS | KTMB | Train Trip To Kuala Lumpur

By : Chha

Traveling to Kuala Lumpur is so so much easier now with having the new ETS running now. Since it is so convenient, people are actually using it more often. There are few times where the tickets were sold out when i try to buy them so my advice is, if you want to buy the ETS tickets from KTMB, then do it earlier before they are sold out. Well i manage to get my self a tickets to Kuala Lumpur once for a one day trip all the way from Butterworth. I leave early in the morning and come back Butterworth late at night.

[7D6N] Day 5 - Hiking Mount Rinjani | Hot Spring @ Lombok, Indonesia

By : Chha

Waking up after a good night sleep makes me feel really fresh. Rest is really important at times like this .. !

Waking up to this type of amazing view is really awesome !

29 August 2017

Food at Nibong Tebal @ Jalan Serindit, Nibong Tebal

By : Chha

This may not seems like much but if you happen to be at Nibong Tebal town and is looking for food to eat, here is a coffee shop that i think is a nice place to eat. In a small quiet town like Nibong Tebal dining at a small quiet coffee shop is really nice. I feel that the food here is average but i like the environment here where it makes me feel like home and not pack with people. Even though it is way pass lunch hour, but this coffee shop is still serving food.

28 August 2017

KFC | Ice Cream @ Hatyai, Thailand

By : Chha

This is something new, we don't have this in Malaysia. KFC selling Ice Cream, haha ! I didn't notice this when i was is Hatyai, i always thought that the counter selling Ice Cream belongs to McDonalds, it was my friend who point it out to me. Surprise ! Surprise !

What surprises me is not just the Ice Cream but it actually taste great as well, especially the Kone Rocky Yogurt.

I tried the Kone Rocky Yogurt and it is tasty, i love it ! The outer layer is a little bit sour like the taste of lemon yogurt but the inner part taste like sweet vanilla. Combination of the two sweet and sour is really awesome. Should try when you are here in Thailand.

Visited : May 2017

Posted Date : 28 August 2017
Posted Time : 12.49 pm

Myanmar Travelogue

By : Chha

Those places of interest listed are places that you can visit in one day, we will divide it out as a one day trip basis so that you readers can customize your own trip on a one day trip basis.

Posted Date : 28 August 2017 (12.26 pm)
Latest Update : 15 September 2017 (12.42 pm)

27 August 2017

[7D6N] Day 4 - Hiking Mount Rinjani | Peak @ Lombok, Indonesia

By : Chha

Wake up 2am in the morning for our second day of  hiking Mount Rinjani. The camp site is dark and cold but luckily the wind were not blowing that strong like the night before. Had a quick breakfast and off we go, for our second day of hiking and to conquer the peak of Mount Rinjani.

Remember to pack some light food for the hike. I did bring an apple just in case i gets hungry during the hike and hell yah, i did .. second day hike is no joke ! I start hiking at 2.30 am and only finish hiking at 2.30 pm .. 12 hours of hiking up to the peak of Mount Rinjani and back down to camp site again. I was starving, exhausted and freezing cold. I almost gave up the hike twice ! It was at the final hike up to the peak that i give in to the toughness of the hike. I can't even feel my legs anymore and it feels like as if i have no control over my body. It was my friends that keep motive me to keep moving regardless of how many times i told them "No, this is it, i am done .. i am going back down". Thanks to their determination in making sure that i reach the peak, i finally did it .. and i am proud to say, I WAS AT THE PEAK OF MOUNT RINJANI !

23 August 2017

Sembalun Agro Villa @ Lombok, Indonesia

By : Chha

The night before my hike up Mount Rinjani, our Rinjani Tracking Guide bring us here for us to rest for the night before we undertake the famous and beautiful Mount Rinjani. Sembalun Agro Villa is actually located very near to our start point of hiking Mount Rinjani, in fact we actually start walking from Sembalun Agro Villa the next morning. It is actually very convenient staying here because we don't have to get transport transfer anymore the next morning before start hiking.

Warung Bambu Restaurant @ Gili Air, Indonesia

By : Chha

We were looking for local food here during our visit in Gili Air and we google for a bit and found this place, Warung Bambu Restaurant, haha, we went straight and try it.

22 August 2017

[7D6N] Day 2 - Gili Air | Mount Rinjani @ Lombok, Indonesia

By : Chha

Wake up early in the morning, not to catch the sunrise but to take photo before the hot sun comes out, hahaha ! There are a few spot by the beach that is nice for photography in Gili Air.

Captain Coconuts Hostel @ Gili Air, Indonesia

By : Chha

Visiting Gili Air, Indonesia means having the need to look for place to stay, haha ! Like obviously right ? haha ! In Gili Air, there is a lot of hostel, bungalows and dorm to choose from to stay in. So it is not a problem to find a accommodation here in Gili Air. The one i stay in is at Captain Coconuts Hostel. This place is kinda far from the Gili Air Ferry Terminal and is kinda further in from those noisy bars and pubs making it a very nice and relax place with no disturbance from what ever is going on at the main street.

Captain Coconuts is a nice place to stay in because of its environment which is close to nature with trees all around. It is simple amazing to stay here.

21 August 2017

[7D6N] Day 1 - Gili Air @ Lombok, Indonesia

By : Chha

I've been planning for this Lombok + Rinjani trip for about a year now and it is now finally over, haha ! It is now time to write down my experience and share it with the world .. ! There are so many things that you can do when visiting Lombok. You can go scuba diving, snorkeling, island hopping or even to hike the famous Mount Rinjani. Well for me, i choose the tough road out, which is to hike Mount Rinjani but of course before the adventure begin, i take some time to enjoy and relax at the 3 famous Gili Islands which is located near to Lombok.

I don't have much time to spend relaxing myself at all the Gili Islands because my main aim of visiting Lombok is to hike Mount Rinjani, therefore i have to choose just one Gili Island to visit. The moment we touch down at Lombok International Airport we were already busy looking for food and getting transportation to get to Gili Island.

17 August 2017

Samurai Pork Burger @ McDonalds, Thailand

By : Chha

If you are from Malaysia, you might have heard people say that the must eat food at Thailand is the McDonalds Pork Burger ! That is probably true. There is a lot of Pork eating Malaysian that actually make it a point that McDonalds Pork Burger is a must when visiting Thailand, haha ! So why is it a must have ? Because we don't have McDonalds Pork Burger here in Malaysia, haha ! and also because it is tasty .. ! (^.^)v i tried and i am loving it !

Ok, the Pork Burger that is so famous among Malaysian is actually McDonalds Samurai Burger, where in Malaysia, it is made from Chicken but we don't have it whole year long in Malaysia but in Thailand, they do .. and it is made from Pork .. haha !

So, next time when you are visiting Thailand, add the McDonalds Samurai Pork Burger into your list .. ! Enjoy Eating (^.^)v

Posted Date : 17 August 2017
Posted Time : 4.57 pm