Best Places to Visit in Singapore and Malaysia

Singapore as well as Malaysia both are the beautiful and vibrant country with a lot to offer travelers. From its stunning architecture to its world-class attractions and activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the city-state. From its colonial past to its modern, cosmopolitan present, Singapore has an incredible array of places to explore and experience. Whether you’re looking for a cultural experience, a night out on the town, or an outdoor adventure, there’s something for everyone in Singapore. One of the top places to visit in Singapore is the iconic Marina Bay Sands. This luxury resort features a stunning rooftop infinity pool with incredible views of the city skyline, as well as a variety of high-end boutiques, fine dining restaurants, and a casino. For a more cultural experience, the National Museum of Singapore is a must-see. This museum showcases the country’s history and culture through its art, artifacts, and interactive exhibits. Other top places to visit in Singapore include the Gardens by the Bay, which features an impressive variety of plants and flowers, as well as stunning modern architecture; Chinatown, where you can find unique shops and delicious cuisine; Little India, which offers a glimpse into the vibrant culture of India; and Universal Studios Singapore

Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo is the largest wildlife park in Singapore and one of the most popular tourist attractions. It houses over 2,800 animals of over 300 species in their natural habitats. Visitors can see animals ranging from the majestic tigers and elephants, to rare species like the red panda and the white-bellied sea eagle. Singapore Zoo tickets are available for purchase online or at the ticketing counter. On arrival, visitors can purchase single-day tickets or multi-day passes that allow them to come and go as they please. Visitors can also opt for guided tours or special experiences such as the Night Safari or the River Safari. Singapore Zoo is renowned for its conservation efforts, and a portion of ticket sales go towards the conservation and protection of endangered species. Furthermore, the zoo works closely with the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund to ensure that the animals get the best possible care. Visitors to the Singapore Zoo can expect to see a variety of wildlife, explore interactive exhibits, and enjoy educational programs. Whether you’re looking for a fun family outing or a unique adventure, the Singapore Zoo is a must-see destination.

Singapore Cable Car

The Singapore Cable Car is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the city-state. This cable car system stretches across the city, allowing passengers to take in the amazing views of the cityscape and its iconic landmarks while they travel. With a total distance of 5.7km, the cable car system is the longest in the world, and provides visitors with an unforgettable experience. The Singapore Cable Car is a great way to explore the city from a unique perspective, and tickets are available for purchase online. Tickets can be purchased for single-ride or for multiple rides, and there are also packages available for those who want to ride the cable car multiple times. A single-ride ticket gives passengers access to the cable car for one journey, while a multi-ride ticket allows guests to take multiple trips. When purchasing Singapore Cable Car tickets, it is important to note that they are non-refundable and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or promotions. It is also important to take into account the fact that the cable car system is closed on certain days due to maintenance and safety reasons.

Aquaria KLCC Malaysia

Over 5,000 aquatic and terrestrial animals call the world-class oceanarium Aquaria KLCC in the center of Kuala Lumpur home. The aquarium, which offers a place for visitors to get up close and personal with hundreds of vividly coloured fish, sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, sea turtles, and other unique sea creatures and it is rated as one of the top five aquariums in Asia.So book now Aquaria KLCC tickets and enjoy the ideal for a fun family day out or perhaps a romantic date location!. Aquaria KLCC is situated at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and may be reached by a short underground pedestrian tunnel walk in 5 to 10 minutes from Suria KLCC. If you’re driving, you can choose to park at Suria KLCC and then stroll across (find your way to the walkway by locating the Maybank located on the Concourse Level).

KL Tower

In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, there is a communications tower called Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower (KL Tower). The Tower, a 421-meter-tall building with a 276-meter-long observation deck, offers one of the most impressive views in the city. The KL Tower skybox offers a unique perspective of the city from a panoramic vantage point that will help you understand the entire city at all times and give you a full 360-degree view experience. You can see Kuala Lumpur and all of its well-known sights from the KL Tower Skydeck as you ascend and enter it because of its breathtaking height above the ground. Menara Tower was constructed with the intention of representing humankind’s pursuit of perfection in life. With Arabic dialogues, Islamic tile work, and classic Islamic decorative and abstract forms, the tower’s architecture reflects Malaysia’s vibrant Islamic heritage.

Visit The Biggest Peranakan Lantern by Himalaya Sport at Jonker Walk, Melaka and Win Cool Prizes

Have you ever heard about Himalaya Sports candy? If you lead an active lifestyle, chances are, you’ve not only heard of it, but you’re a regular consumer as well. Made with the natural Himalayan Salt, this sports candy comes in really handy should your body need some extra sodium after an intense workout. The candy is helpful in maintaining hydration in the body with natural salt and glucose. And the best part?
It’s refreshing mint-like flavour is ideal for anyone who needs a minty fresh breath as well. And oh, it’s really good to sooth sore throat as well.

Just so you know, I lead a very active lifestyle. I practice Qigong and Taichi at least 6-8 hours per week, I scuba dive every other weekend, and recently, I started mermaiding too. All these sports requires alot of stamina, and the Himalayan Sports candy has been my lifesaver in many occasion. You see, I’m prone to cramps, especially while I’m scuba diving or mermaiding, and consuming little bit of sodium in the form of Himalaya Sports candy prior to performing these activities helps in the long way.

Himalaya Sports candy comes in two flavours – Lemon and Ginger Lemon. And the candy is also available in the new Himalaya Vajomba range which is available in two variants, Himalaya Vajomba Honey Lime Mints and Himalaya Vajomba Actiwhoosh Mints. The candy is certified Halal by JAKIM, by the way, so no worries about it not being safe for consumption.

Anyway, speaking of the Himalaya Sports candy, I have an exciting news to share with all of you people out there.

Recently, Himalaya Sports makes it into Malaysia Book of Records with its stunning 12-feet high Peranakan lanterns lighting up Jonker Walk throughout this coming Chinese New Year.

Visitors to the popular Jonker Walk can now add another insta-worthy stop at the country’s biggest Peranakan lanterns sponsored by Himalaya Sports candy. The giant lanterns boast a beautiful design which depicts the historic and legendary voyage by Admiral Zheng He to Malacca for diplomatic and trade purposes at the behest of the Ming dynasty’s emperor in the early 15th century, which would later develop into strong ties between the two kingdoms and led to our Peranakan culture. Isn’t that cool?

Standing tall at 12-feet high and 8-feet wide, the pair of lanterns is acknowledged by the Malaysia Book of Records as the “Biggest Peranakan Lantern” and the sugar confectionery company was awarded the recognition at the official launch of the lanterns recently, which was witnessed by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dato Sri Tiong King Sing, and Melaka Jonker Walk Committee Chairman, Datuk Wira Gan Tian Loo.

The lanterns were unveiled ahead of the Lunar New Year celebrations to illuminate Jonker Walk which will be bustling with locals visiting Chinatown as they prepare for the festivities as well as local and international tourists taking advantage to soak in the vibrant atmosphere during the holiday, and it will remained on display at the Jonker Walk Committee office until 30th June 2023.

The launch of the magnificent lanterns is part of Himalaya Sports branding initiative at this top tourist destination where it is also the official sponsor for the Walk’s entrance arches and 800 auspicious red lanterns dotting the skies at the historic Chinatown area.

Datuk Kenny Low, the founder and managing director of Nicko Jeep Manufacture Sdn. Bhd. which owns Himalaya Sports said, “It is a great opportunity for Himalaya Sports to return as a sponsor for the third year at Jonker Walk and this time with travel restrictions lifted, we wanted to mark the occasion with something extra special and memorable. The record-setting Peranakan lantern and its intricate design pays tribute to the tradition of Chinese lanterns, Melaka’s history with China, as well as the beginnings of the Baba Nyonya culture that form a unique part of Malaysia’s rich multicultural heritage today.”

Low added, “Through our partnership with the Jonker Walk Committee, we hope to play a small part in supporting our tourism industry to recover from the devastating impact of the pandemic period. The Biggest Peranakan Lantern will be a new attraction to draw domestic and international tourists to Jonker Walk this year in addition to perennial favourites such as its weekend night market, antique shops and diving into the Baba Nyonya culture.”
A unique blend of Chinese and Malay customs, the Peranakan culture is evident in their language, dressing, cuisine, as well as the traditional art of lantern-making – a craft believed to be brought by the Chinese Admiral Zheng He’s skilled crew members to the Malay Peninsula during his voyage.

Traditionally made from bamboo which symbolizes strength and virtue, the lanterns are hung at the entrance of homes during joyful occasions and days of ancestral prayers by the Peranakan Chinese. It is also called surname lantern because the family name and clan are prominently painted on them in addition to vibrant drawings symbolizing aspects of Chinese culture, and is often passed down through generations.

Adding to the Chinese New Year cheer is Himalaya Sports ‘SPOT, SNAP & WIN’ contest. From now until 28th February, visitors can study the pair of Peranakan lanterns to spot the number of Himalaya Sports candy packs hidden within the intricate designs and win cash prizes worth RM19,888 for an auspicious start to the Year of the Rabbit. Now, that’s an abundance of money for you to bring back home.

Here’s the details for those who are interested in participating in the contest. All you need to do is just follow these steps:

1. Spot the Himalaya Sports lantern @ Jonker Walk Committee Office.

2. Find as many Himalaya Sports Candy Pack as you can printed on both lanterns.

3. Snap a selfie with the lanterns

4. Submit your selfie and answer in the Facebook comments

5. Like Himalaya Sports Malaysia Facebook Page

Prizes up for grab:

*Grand Prize – RM3,888 cash prize & Himalaya Sports Goodies

*3 x 1st Prize – RM1,888 cash prize & Himalaya Sports Goodies

*5 x 2nd Prize – RM888 cash prize & Himalaya Sports Goodies

*8 x 3rd Prize – RM388 cash prize & Himalaya Sports Goodies

*21 x 4th Prize – RM88 cash prize & Himalaya Sports Goodies

*12 x Consolation Prize – Himalaya Sports Goodies

 

So, what are you waiting for? Put on your running shoes and hop over to Jonker Walk and start counting candy wrappers on the lanterns, guys. Who knows you might be the winner and bring back some cash prizes or some goodies home? For more information, visit cambodian girl dating.

SSI Try Mermaid Experience with Onshore Mermaid

Remember I shared a posting about me and my family attending Onshore Mermaid Carnival last year? Well, here’s a follow up update after that event; after seeing so many mermaids, it inspire me to go for the full SSI Try Mermaid course with Onshore Mermaid, and the experience is nothing short of amazing. I was too timid to go for this on my own, so I dragged my husband along with me for it.

Instructor Carmen and Merman Lee Kang Ee were assigned to us for our SSI Try Mermaid session. I was really happy that Carmen was assigned as our instructor again, as we’ve met before during the event and I was really comfortable learning from her. We opted for the enhanced version with our instructor, which is a 4 hours sessions instead of a 2 hours session and I must say, it’s really satisfying.

The SSI Try Mermaid session kicked off with a quick photography session with us students wearing the tail skin (commonly known as the mermaid tail). Here’s Ms. Amy, the Mermaid Instructor Trainer briefing my husband on how to wear the tail skin and how to move while wearing it.

We were shown how to insert the monofin into the tail and how to wear wear it properly.

Here’s sharing with you some pics during the photography session.

We were taught how to pose prettily while wearing the tail.

It’s not easy to do this pose as I still couldnt get used to wearing the tail while in the water.

My husband posing while wearing the tail.

Couple shot

More couple shot

Another couple shot in the pool.

Family pic. Our son joined in the fun too. After the photography session, we then proceed to the shallow pool with max depth of 2m for some training. We were taught how to do the mermaid style swimming- the dolphin kick, swimming on the back while doing dolphin kick and side swimming. First we did it with the regular -bi fin, and then after we got used to it, we used monofin to swim. We were also shown how to enter and exit the water correctly while wearing our equipment.

Training in progress with Carmen and Kang Ee.

Although I’m a scuba diver and I have no issues with being in the water, having my legs bind together in a monofin honestly scares me a little bit. This is totally a new experience for me. I discovered that it’s quite hard to swim with the monofin on and takes quite awhile for me to get used to it, but I’m glad that I have a very patient instructor, and she makes me feels safe and well taken care of throughout the session.

I don’t know what good things I’ve done to deserve such supportive and inspiring teachers in my life. I have my Qigong and Taichi Laoshi, my Reiki Grandmaster, my scuba instructor(s), and now I have a mermaid instructor. All of them are very kind, generous and patient with me. And oh…some of them likes to feed me too.

Anyway, I was happy and motivated enough to continue with the full SSI Mermaid course, so my husband and I signed up for it and hopefully one day, I’ll be good and qualified enough to continue my mermaiding journey in the ocean, or as a professional mermaid.

So here’s embarking on another crazy adventure with my hubs in 2023 onwards. Wish us luck, folks.

That said, I’m grateful for all the experience. Embracing the good, and accepting the bad as they are.

Hoping for an abundance of love, health, wealth, happiness and success in 2023. 🙏

Ps: Wanna try mermaiding? Contact Onshore Mermaid for more info on how to get started.

Fun Mermaiding Experience at Onshore Mermaid Carnival 2022

Ever since I became a scuba diver, I’ve always been curious on other diving/swimming discipline apart from recreational scuba diving; eg- freediving and mermaiding. I’ve been wanting to learn more about it but keep putting it off cuz I’m the sort of person who likes being accompanied when I’m trying new things, and my circle of friends and scuba buddies aren’t exactly keen on both freediving or mermaiding. Granted, I dive mostly in limited vis and most of my regular scuba buddies are those of opposite sex and they kinda have a misconceptions that mermaiding is just a girlish thing and real men have no business of participating.

But when I saw that Onshore Mermaid was organising a somewhat open day event, and is allowing the public an access to the event to find out what mermaiding is all about, I decided that enough is enough.

It’s time for me to move forward and go find out more about this interesting diving discipline, with or without buddies.

And so I went to the Onshore Mermaid Carnival and had a blast learning how to be a mermaid with my husband and son. Yeaaaaa…Back in 2019 I dragged my husband to go discover scuba with me…fast forward to 2022 I dragged him to try mermaid with me.

So, what’s mermaiding is all about? Well, simply put, mermaiding is where you don a monofin/mermaid tail and swim or dive underwater with it. It’s a form of sport that incorporates both swimming and freediving in an artistic way, and it gives you freedom to express yourselves underwater.

If you think that mermaiding is only for women, and only those with supermodel type of body shape, then you are terribly wrong. On the contrary, it promotes body positivity where you are encouraged to self love and embrace your body shape and feel good about it. It is also not gender biased-totally the opposite, actually. There are many merman out there, and trust me, there are alot of mermaid instructors out there who are actually men. Yes. Majority of the mermen are out there are straight, and most are happily married with kids in tow.

To be honest, I have no idea why people think this is a sissy sport just because most lady mermaids tend to doll up and look beautifully presentable . It’s a sport that requires high level of fitness and strength, I kid you not. It takes alot of stamina to swim like a mermaid. Swimming with a monofin is definitely not an easy feat.

Anyway, enough babbling. Let’s get back to the Onshore Mermaid Carnival event. We were treated to a real underwater carnival where certified SSI mermaids from all walks of life performed their moves underwater.

Although we didn’t signed up for the full Try Mermaid course during the carnival, but there’s activity session and we were taught how to swim, water thread and learn how to do the mermaid wave-kinda swim like a dolphin. All done in a 5 meters deep pool. Okay, as a scuba diver I’d say a 5m pool is very shallow but when you take away all the scuba gears from me, it’s kinda very scary for me. I keep imagining…gosh, it’s 5m deep and I wont be able to breathe down there. (Obviously I also don’t have basic freediving skills)

We’re supposed to submerge ourselves in the pool as well but I kinda failed that part cuz I keep floating up. But I was told it’s okay, cuz it takes repetitive practice to do that.

I got to say that it’s totally different thing from scuba, swimming or even freediving. It kinda train your cardio and your core, and I’m surprised it uses some muscles that I’ve never used before. Similar to Taichi and Taichi weapons, I learned that the strength for mermaid movements also comes from the waist. That said, I feel my back kinda had a good stretchy relief.

Here’s sharing with you a picture with our SSI Mermaid Instructor, Carmen. She was the one in charge of us that day. She’s a really lovely lady and a very patient instructor. God knows that yours truly isn’t the easiest student to teach.

I had so much fun during the event that now I’m scheming to at least go for the full SSI Try Mermaid course with the hubs and kid. We’ll see how it goes.

Similar to scuba and freediving, there’s alot of levels in SSI Mermaid too, and like scuba diving, you’re only encourage to go further if you’re comfortable in advancing to the next level, so there’s no forced commitment there.

I got to say that thanks to the Onshore Mermaid Carnival, at least now my husband don’t think that mermaiding is such a girlish sport anymore cuz of the skills you need to perform when you’re mermaiding is not exactly easy to master and kinda takes lotsa stamina.😂

Last but not least, if you’re already a SSI student but not a mermaid, check out your MySSI apps, you can get the Try Mermaid manual for free. Onshore Mermaid is under SSI umbrella- (Scuba Schools International). Contact them HERE if you you’re interested to find out more about SSI Mermaid.

Disclaimer: Pictures credit to Onshore Mermaid official event photographers:
Ben (Bee Scuba) , Daniel, Loke Ee, Federick, Hungzhan, Latip

Note: Special thanks to mermaid instructor Amy Cheng and Carmen Hui for making everything a pleasant experience.

6 Amazing Restaurants To Try in Sepang, Selangor

Sepang has a diverse range of attractions and has always been quite popular among local tourists. However, nothing beats eating at a restaurant to fill yourself from spending a whole day enjoying your trip. If you’re still searching for places to eat, here are SIX must-try restaurants around Sepang.

SENANDUNG MALAM SEAFOOD, BAGAN LALANG
Head over to Senandung Malam Seafood for affordable seafood dishes. Located at Bagan Lalang, which is only an hour away from Kuala Lumpur, this restaurant serves an array of freshly caught seafood. Customers can select their own seafood and way of preparation, including fish, squids, prawns, cockles, and several varieties of clams. Senandung Malam Seafood is an outdoor, casual restaurant by the beach. It opens at 5pm onwards so customers can watch the sunset and enjoy the ocean breeze while dining.

THE TEPEN, CYBERJAYA
Do you have trouble choosing between Italian and Malaysian cuisine? Well, why not just choose both! The Tepen at Tamarind Square, Cyberjaya serves the ultimate Asian fusion dishes. With your classic Aglio Olio pasta mixed with Bunga Kantan or grilled salmon in Laksa, this restaurant is definitely for those who crave something different. Speaking of different, they also serve white rice in bamboo tubes with a selection of side dishes and a variety of unique desserts. So, enjoy your meal in this ‘retro-esque’ restaurant whenever you visit Cyberjaya!

PAK NGAH CYBER KOPITIAM, CYBERJAYA
Craving something simpler like half-boiled eggs and toast? Head over to Pak Ngah Cyber Kopitiam. Located in Cyberjaya, this modern style kopitiam serves classic Malaysian past-time favourites, from Nasi Lemak, Asam Laksa, and even soft-boiled eggs on toast with kaya and butter. Pair those with your choice of coffee and local kuihs to start your day. Their menu also comprises western dishes such as chicken chop, tortilla and pasta to satisfy different taste buds. But their speciality is Nasi Minyak, which is a common rice dish served at Malay weddings. This kopitiam is a must-try.

THE BOTANIST, CYBERJAYA
Here’s another aesthetically pleasing spot that you can go to if you’re going to Cyberjaya. The Botanist is a beautiful café with a lush tropical setting that is perfect for insta users. They serve unique bao burgers as their speciality, along with other hot dishes, with coffee and tea. And if you’re vegan, they also serve dairy-free options. Located at Tamarind Square, this café also sells eco-friendly products such as non-plastic toothbrush and chemical-free soap as a way to promote zero-waste awareness at their café.

LUCK BROS KOPI
Luck Bros Kopi in KLIA2 serves fresh brews, hot meals, and a variety of baked sweets. In addition to serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, they also have on-the-go options for those in a rush, especially when you’re travelling. Ideal for sharing, we recommend their 5 Street Coffee which is one of their specialities that includes five types of coffee from different states in Malaysia; Johor, Pulau Pinang, Perak, Melaka and Kuala Lumpur. Its modern interior is also very inviting to the ‘Insta-Aesthetic’ folks. If you’re in KLIA2 and looking for some good food, Luck Bros Kopi is a great option for you.

RESTORAN UMMI AISYAH
Located at Pusat Perdagangan Warisan Central in Kota Warisan, Restoran Ummi Aisyah serves delicious seafood dishes, from grilled fishes, squids to prawn sambal and ‘Siput Sedut Masak Lemak’. They also have poultry, lamb and beef options. If that’s not enough, you can also find a variety of ulam and vegetable choices cooked in several ways. The food is also made fresh and put to display, making it appetising for the customers. If you’re planning to eat here, we recommend their special dish which is the Siakap Terbang, a deep-fried Barramundi butterflied cut, served with sambal tempoyak and sambal belacan.

Choosing Sepang to spend your weekend is highly recommended because there are many places for you to visit, stay overnight and even find some of the best food out there. For more travel inspiration to Selangor, visit Tourism Selangor’s official website, www.selangor.travel, or follow Tourism Selangor’s official social media accounts; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Tourism Selangor’s YouTube channel. #PusingSelangorDulu!

Top Hotels in Selangor For A Romantic Getaway

Some couples like to relax, some prefer adventurous activities. Whether you and your spouse desire an exciting adventure, a private romantic vacation, or unsurpassed luxury, you will find it at these top hotels for your honeymoon getaway in Selangor.

CYBERVIEW RESORT & SPA, SEPANG

Plan your honeymoon at Cyberview Resort & Spa, a 5-star boutique resort that features top-notch quality service and excellent hospitality. This paradise in Sepang is surrounded by palm trees, tropical gardens along with cosy chalets, suites and bungalows. Perfect for honeymoon goers, there is also an exclusive honeymoon suite with a beautiful garden view and jacuzzi tubs. Have a romantic dinner under the stars at the resort’s Bistro Cascata with Italian fusion dishes or relax by the pool at the Chillax Pool Bar to end your day.

MOVENPICK HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE KLIA, SEPANG

Located at Sepang, Movenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA is the perfect hotel to stay for your honeymoon. Be amazed with the unique geometric architecture surrounded by relaxing blue pools and palm trees. Then enjoy yourselves in the afternoon with complimentary Movenpick’s signature, Chocolate Hour, where you indulge in the most exquisite chocolate desserts, from truffles to chocolate fountain. Celebrate a sweeter honeymoon at Movenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA.

SUNWAY RESORT HOTEL, PETALING

If you and your partner crave for more activities for your honeymoon, plan your stay at Sunway Resort Hotel. Located at Subang Jaya, Petaling, this city-based resort offers more than just luxurious accommodation and service. Choices of rooms from villas with private pool to elevated club suites with a personal butler will surely provide you an amazing experience. Pumping your adrenaline with thrilling activities at the iconic Sunway Lagoon theme park, which is just a walk away from the resort or shop for your favourite brands at Sunway Pyramid mall nearby. Unwind yourselves with soothing treatments at the resort’s Balinese-inspired spa to end your day.

ESPIRA KINRARA, PETALING

Espira Kinrara resort offers a more affordable stay yet provides wonderful facilities and service. Located at Puchong in the Petaling district, this resort is perfect for those on a budget honeymoon. With an outdoor pool just right outside your room, couples can immediately splash away or relax on the lounge chair together. This serene resort is also surrounded by lush flora creating the perfect sanctuary for your honeymoon getaway. Dine in at the resort’s restaurant; Biru and enjoy a delicious buffet or try tasty Malaysian dishes from their ala carte menu.

THE SAUJANA HOTEL KL, PETALING

Located at Subang Jaya and just a few minutes from Subang Airport, The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur is an excellent choice for your honeymoon. This resort offers different types of accommodation with a beautiful garden, lake or golf course view, and a spa to pamper yourself and your loved one, making it the perfect romantic place to stay. Dine-in in the comfort of your privacy with the hotel’s 24-hour in-room service that celebrates the diversity of Malaysian cuisines. Relax or swim with your loved one at their 36-metre pool surrounded by scenic greeneries.

AMVERTON COVE GOLF & ISLAND RESORT, KUALA LANGAT

Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort is the perfect stay for newlyweds this honeymoon season. Located at Pulau Carey, this resort offers a wide selection of stylish rooms, villas and even lakefront chalets to provide relaxing accommodations for couples. Enjoy the amenities available at the resort, including a swimming pool, game rooms, spa and fitness centre. This resort also has outdoor amenities like flying fox, ATV rides, paragliding, and water sports to meet the thrill-seeking needs of more daring couples. The high-quality service and facilities at the resort will make your honeymoon an awesome one.

These are some of the top hotels for honeymoons in Selangor, whether you desire a relaxing break, a city escape, or exciting activities! Enjoy a memorable honeymoon by taking advantage of the beauties in Selangor. For more travel inspiration to Selangor, visit Tourism Selangor’s official website, www.selangor.travel, or follow Tourism Selangor’s official social media accounts; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Tourism Selangor’s YouTube channel. #PusingSelangorDulu!

20 Must Visit Geosites in the Districts of Gombak and Hulu Langat

The state of Selangor was recently recognised as the first recipient of the National Geopark for the Gombak Hulu Langat Geopark Project. This project involves 20 geosites in the districts of Gombak and Hulu Langat. The results of this recognition have been announced through a meeting of the National Geopark committee, chaired by Dato’ Haji Rosli bin Isa, Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA).

The Gombak-Hulu Langat (GHL) Geopark project covers 112,955 square kilometres with geological significance in addition to the longest quartz in Southeast Asia, mountainous landscapes and the formation of several inland basins at the selected geosites. This National Geopark recognition is the seventh after Kinta Valley and Lenggong Geopark in Perak, Jerai Geopark in Kedah, Kinabalu Geopark in Sabah, Labuan Geopark in Labuan and Sarawak Delta Geopark in Sarawak.
According to Mr. Azrul Shah Mohamad, the Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Selangor, as the official tourism promotion agency of the state of Selangor, Tourism Selangor remains active in promoting the Gombak-Hulu Langat Geopark Project through various efforts. Among them is the collaboration that has been held at the World Travel Market, London, with the British Geology Survey and National Geographic Traveler UK, continuous promotion on social media, as well as public sharing in several series of the Jelajah Selangor Penyayang.

Here are some of the recognised location of the Geopark.

Air Panas Sungai Tua

Air Panas Selayang

Air Terjun Kanching

Batu Arang

Batu Caves

Bukit Takun

Gunung Nuang

Permata Kuarza

Tasik Biru

The recognition of Geopark to the State of Selangor is an achievement for the country, especially the state government and local authorities, in preserving nature’s sustainability and managing areas with geological value. This is in line with the goals of the National Development Plan and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals under the United Nations (UN).
Y. Bhg. Dato’ Haji Rosli bin Isa, Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA), in a statement said, the Ministry is confident that close cooperation can ensure the Geopark is well maintained and welcomes any form of cooperation in areas of geological importance for the purpose of scientific research, education, economical generation of the community surrounding and sustainable development.

Geo-tourism in geosites is one of the tourism segmentations focused in the state of Selangor for the year 2023, where tourists have the opportunity to visit a Geosite area to enjoy the national geological heritage, culture and livelihood of the local geo-community. This is in line with the Selangor state tourism campaign, Splendid Selangor, Take Me Anywhere which focuses on the international market.

Have a Wang-Derful Christmas at Sungei Wang Plaza

Come and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year as Sungei Wang Plaza brings you a winter castle-themed ‘Frosty Wang-derland’
experience from 1st to 26th of December 2022.

From merry Wang-derland activities, contests and performances to a bustling Christmas market and jolly gift redemptions, there is certainly much to explore this festive season at Sungei Wang Plaza.

“After 2 years, we are overjoyed that our year-end festivities are back in full swing. In continuation to our 45th Year Anniversary milestone, we are thrilled to welcome shoppers with
a ‘Wang-derful’ Christmas celebration featuring a whole range of exciting activities lined up to usher the magical holiday season filled with fun and cheer,” said Mr Ng Yih Chen, Chairman of Sungei Wang Plaza.
Inspired by elements from an ancestral village, the mall has been transformed to usher the
holiday season with bright Christmas trees, glittering festive lights and decorative garlands.

Be greeted by a towering frosted castle decorated with mirrored glass ornaments, standing tall in the Centre Court of Sungei Wang Plaza.

Snap photos and create lasting memories at the various insta-worthy corners featuring snow-covered trees measuring 18-feet, cobbled
pavements and a jolly snowman.

On 6th of December 2022, Sungei Wang Plaza launched it’s campaign Frosty Wang-derland together with kids from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Mary, Kuala Lumour under Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia. The launch was graced by Tengku Datin Paduka Setia Zatashah,
Chairman of Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia & Mr Ng Yih Chen, Chairman of Sungei Wang Plaza both VIPs completed the hanging Christmas ornaments on the 18 – feet Christmas tree situated next to the majestic ancestral castle located at the Centre Court as part of the launch ceremony.

The appearance of Santa and Santarina filled the atmosphere with joy and happiness by handing out chocolate and candies to everyone.

Wang-derful Happenings

Shop to your heart’s delight at the Christmas Arts & Crafts Market in the Centre Court which offers a huge selection of unique gifts and merchandise while the little ones are kept entertained at a mini playland right next to the market in the concourse. Do not miss the Bundle
Expo from 24th to 26th December at Level 6 where vintage, pre-loved and rare collectible items will be on sale. Whether you have been naughty or nice this year, be sure to catch Santa and Santarina on their walkabouts on 6th, 24th & 26th December at 2pm and 17th December 2022 at 12.00pm to whisper Christmas wishes in their ears.

Not to forget, calling all Swifties! Sungei Wang Plaza is going ‘Back to December’ with Swiftmas Season on 11th December from 2.00pm to 4.00pm (1st session) and 7.00pm to
9.00pm (2nd session) with a special Taylor Swift Christmas Listening Party! As for Beliebers, a special Bieber Holiday Season awaits you on 17th December from 12.00pm to 4.00pm, so be sure to mark your calendars for an unforgettable day under the ‘Mistletoe’. Also, get inspired and empowered by the Women in Education Industry special on 18th December from 10.00am
– 2.00pm .

Wang-derful Contests

Unleash your creativity and win attractive prizes when you participate in the Wang-derland contests happening all month! On 3rd December at 11.00am, showcase your unique talents at the Asia Talents Search Audition or dress to impress in your most joyful festive outfit for the
Santa & Friends Costume Competition on 10th December at 11.00am. For artsy ones, a Colouring Contest by Global Art will be held on 18th December at 11.00am while aspiring
singers can challenge their singing prowess at the Christmas Game Challenge by LoudSpeaker Malaysia on 24th December at 2.30pm.

Wang-derful Performances

Cheerful tunes of Christmas carols will fill the air and warm the soul on 6th December at 2.00pm as Acapella Carolling takes the stage, followed by A Christmas Kids Cabaret on 18th December at 4.00pm.

Wang-derful Redemption

Enticing festive redemptions awaits you when you shop at Sungei Wang Plaza! Redeem an exclusive soft comfort pillow when you spend a minimum of RM238 in a maximum of TWO (2) receipts and free parking for 2 hours with a minimum spend of RM50 & above in a maximum of
TWO (2) accumulated receipts.

For more information, visit Sungei Wang Plaza’s website at www.sungeiwang.com

SSI React Right – CPR, First Aid, AED and Oxygen Administrator Training

I planned to go for a movie with my son today, since it’s public holiday and all that and I have nothing better to do. You know, Wakanda Forever has been showing in the cinema for awhile and I’ve been wanting to watch it. But in the end, instead of going to the cinema to watch Wakanda Forever, I opted to do something else; which is attend the SSI React Right organized by KAIA Underwater Academy.

React Right is SSI’s emergency first response course for both divers and non divers alike. It provides us with the training and knowledge we need in order to act as a first responder in a real life medical emergency.

Although I’m already a Basic Life Support Provider, it’s been awhile since I get to practice my skills, so this is a good opportunity to refresh and review my knowledge, with a real doctor as and real medical assistants, no less.

Here’s sharing with you pictures taken in class today with Dr. Syakir Halek. Learning with him is awesome, as he’s not only a doctor, but a scuba diver as well- so it’s easy to ask questions about medical emergencies that’s caused by diving accidents.

Throughout the program, participants were taught primary assessment, first aid, CPR and primary stabilization techniques. Apart from that, we were also taught how to use Automated External Defibrillator (AED)as well as oxygen administration in diving emergencies.

Dr. Syakir Halek demonstrating how to assess emergency situation before proceeding with CPR demonstration.

Participants were shown how to use Automated External Defibrillator (AED) during emergency.

We’re being taught how to deal with choking victims.

First aid portion of SSI React Right course. Here we were shown how to give first aid and treat minor injuries.

The academic session encouraged active participations, so it’s really a lot of fun.

And watching my classmates in action during practical training session definitely beats watching Wakanda Forever.

Yours truly during the CPR hands on session.

My instructor Dr. Syakir Halek evaluating my performance during the CPR practical session. This is not easy to pass, because instead of the old mannequin, they’re using state of art mannequin with build-in detector on your CPR quality. The mannequin is synced with a smart device apps that will give you the rating for your performance- on whether you did your chest compression and rescue breaths correctly or not. If you didn’t perform correctly, then you will be need to repeat the entire CPR sequence all over until you get it right.

My instructor Suhaimi Salleh demonstrating how to administer oxygen.

Unlike other first aid/ Emergency First Responder (EFR)/ Basic Life Support(BLS)courses out there where they only offers only first aid, CPR and AED training, SSI React Right course offers an added value where Oxygen Administrator training is also included.

All SSI React Right participants are required to demonstrate how to administer oxygen during medical/diving emergencies as well, so at the end of the day, you will not just be a qualified emergency first responder, but a qualified oxygen administrator as well.

Here’s a picture of my classmate being funny after demonstrating how to administer oxygen during emergency.

So did I managed to pass? Yes, thankfully, I did, despite of the high standards. Although I think there’s room for improvements on my CPR and first aid skills, but I managed to pass. Thank God for that.

One thing I like about continuing my education with SSI is that it gives me instant gratification -where I don’t have to wait for a couple of days, weeks or even months long to see my certification being issued. Waiting is not my forte. I’ve never been such a patient person, so having to wait for the fruit of my hard work is such a turnoff.

With SSI, as long as you’ve completed your courses to your instructor’s satisfaction, they will immediately certify you and you can see your certs in your MySSI apps. It feels really rewarding, and in many ways, this encouraged me to keep learning.

One for the album. Here’s all the people who made my learning experience a lot of fun.

Thank you fellow instructors and KAIA Underwater Academy for the knowledge. You guys are awesome!

SSI React Right course is open to both divers and non-divers alike as well as Divepros who are interested to be React Right instructors.

If you’d like to learn basic first aid skills, I’d say go for this one, considering it is also inclusive of Oxygen Administration training. Group and corporate training can also be arranged at special rate.

For further inquiries or to sign up for the course you may contact KAIA Underwater Academy at:

010-4307230 or 019-9191981

DECIBEL- Maximum Noise, Maximum Disaster

Title : Decibel
Release date: 1 Dec 2022
Genre : Terror, Action, Disaster
Language : Korean
Subtitles : BM, English, Chinese

Duration : 110 min
Reach a certain DECIBEL and bombs will explode! Former Commander Kang Do-Young is revered as a national hero for saving many of his men in a submarine accident. One day, he receives a cryptic phone call informing him that a sound-sensitive explosive has been planted at a soccer stadium. When the crowd noise reaches a certain decibel, a bomb will be activated. In the nick of time, Commander Kang saves innocent lives but the terrorist remains intent on inflicting further casualties, including his wife and daughter. Now he must race against the clock to track down the terrorist and save his family. Amid this impossible task, dark secrets the Commander left buried in the sea resurface.
Kim Rae Won plays the former navy commander, while Lee Jong Suk takes the part of the bomb maker. Cha Eun Woo portrays a navy officer who specializes in sound detection.