Ya.. This Is London (Part 1)..

19 Jul

i was attending a course in Coventry, UK last May 2015..

and this was my first time to UK..

had my breakfast at the Plaza Premium Lounge, KLIA before the flight..  (a compliment from CIMB credit card)..  :p 

the flight took about 13 hours from Kuala Lumpur to London..

and i enjoyed the journey very much with Malaysia Airlines..

was watching my favourite movie Ombak Rindu during the flight..  :p

it was about 4.30 pm in London when i arrived at Heathrow Airport..  after the immigration clearance, i took the London Underground Tube from the airport to the Bayswater station (GBP 6.00)..

from there, i walked to the Malaysia Hall London..  a facility provided by Malaysian Students Department of Malaysian High Commission..

the hall provides transit accommodation for Malaysian students who study in UK and Ireland, for a maximum of 2 nights..  and it also opens to non-student Malaysians when empty rooms are available..

the Malaysia Hall London is situated at Queensborrough Terrace..  about 5 minutes walking distance from the Bayswater underground tube station..

simple and comfortable room in Malaysian Hall London (GBP 30 per night for a non-student single room)..

there is a canteen at the underground level of the hall..  serving various type of Malaysian foods..

i had this for my dinner.. curry mutton rice with cabbage (GBP 3.00) and a glass of teh tarik (GBP 1.00)..

they also serve masakan panas (e.g. nasi goreng, mee goreng) where the price ranges from 3.50 to 5.50 pounds..

the next morning, i had nasi goreng + mee goreng + telur goreng sambal for my breakfast (GBP 4.50) and a glass of hot nescafe (GBP 1.00)..

this was 4.00 am in the morning, looking out from my room..  :)

during summer, UK has a longer day time..  so the day starts to bright at 4.00 am..

the street view at Queensborrough Terrace.. at 5.30 am..

the street view..  about 6.00 am..

public bicycles for rental (under the London Cycle Hire Scheme)..  and the first 30 minutes ride is free..  :)

a public telephone booth..

a signboard for school..

street view..  about 7.00 am..

i like the buildings here..

they are well structured in standard style..

the Paddington Library..

next to the library is the Porchester Spa..

the West London Buddhist Centre..

the Whiteleys Shopping Center..  the London first departmental store..

statues on the shopping center building..

one of the attractions here in Bayswater is the Kensington Garden, which is also nearby to the Malaysian Hall London (about 5 -6 minutes walking distance)..

to be continued in Ya.. This Is London (Part 2)..  :)

Jalan-Jalan Pulau Perhentian

1 Jun

this was not a planned trip..

but rather a decision made spontaneously between my colleague and me, just  for a simple reason..

ya, both of us really need a break..

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and to immerse myself in the natural spa..  :)

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without prior accommodation booking, we just took a taxi from Kubang Kerian to the jetty at Kuala Besut, and from there we took a speed boat to Perhentian Kecil..  (one of the Perhentian Islands, located about 19 km from the coast of Terengganu)..

luckily we managed to get our accommodation by “walk-in” basis..  huhu..

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the long beach..  where you can enjoy the blue water by day and beach parties at night..

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the coral bay..  at the opposite side of long beach..

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the jetty at coral bay..

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the same jetty..  during sunset..

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disconnect from the busy life..

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and retreat..

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listen to the musical waves..

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the golden bay..

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the beach with the white golden sand..

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the shadow of a coconut tree..

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the crystal clear water at the seashore of golden bay..

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one of the snorkeling site..  the turtle point..

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another snorkeling site..  the fish point..

anyone knows the name of the following fishes..?

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fish with yellow stripe on the body..

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the orange-spot fish..

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the fish with red liner face..

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a shoal of fish with hitam, putih, kuning..

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the curiosity about my camera..  :p

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the baby shark..

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the turtle..

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and i signed up for the open water diving course..

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with my diving instructor from Canada..

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nice meal after the dive..  the lamb chop..

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small glass of ginger whiskey cocktail..

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and the mouth-cooling ice-cream..  :)

yeah, all those moments in Perhentian Kecil made my days bright and colourful..

i really feel good, fresh and energetic after the trip..

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are you tired with work as well..?  just take a break and go for a trip k..  cheers..  :)

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