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Oversea, Travel

Osaka + Kyoto Day 4: Nishiki Market & Len Kyoto Kawaramachi

My 2016 Japan travelogue so far:
Osaka Day 1: Ana Crowne Plaza & Sennichimae Doguyasuji
Osaka Day 2: Osaka Station, Kuromon Market & Dotonbori
Nara Day 3: Todai-ji, Cheeky Deer & Fall Foliage

Woke up at 6.20am on day 4. We’re leaving Osaka πŸ™ …… for Kyoto πŸ™‚ πŸ™Œ

Last Breakfast In Osaka
First thing first, have my last breakfast in Osaka. Tuna egg sandwich which are out of this world and green tea. That’s why I kept on eating the sandwich. Hahaha Bought it at 7-11 for 249 yen.
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Local, Photography, Travel

Revisited: Kuan Yin Temple, Setapak

I visited Kuan Yin Temple at Setapak in KL with my family on 3rd day of Chinese New Year this year. This time my grandma tagged along. *happy* I also had my DSLR with me. I snapped some photos of the temple surrounding while my mom and grandma were busy talking with the monk. Check ’em out below. I also did a photography session on this temple three years ago. Feel free to check it out here.

Mandarin Orange Tree
A pair of mandarin orange trees at the temple entrance. Don’t be wowed by the large oranges. They don’t belong to the trees. Haha
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Local, Photography, Travel

Kuan Yin Temple, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur

I’ve been to Kuan Yin Teng (temple) in Setapak for many years and this is the first time during CNY that I brought my camera along. This temple is unique in such a way that it is situated in one of the shop-houses along Jalan Pahang. Renovated though. Parking is quite difficult during God festivities since it’s located in a very busy main road. I have include a parking tip at the bottom of this page.

Ok, let’s start with some CNY decorations…

Lime Tree
A must: Lime tree (kat).

Pineapple
Pineapple = ong lai (good luck).
There were a few pots of them.

Coil Incense
Coil incense (photoshopped).

Large Censer (Incense Burner)
A large censer (incense burner).

Plants
Beautiful bonsai plant near a mini waterfall.

Red Lanterns
Red lanterns. Quite a windy day.
Would be very pretty at night… all light up.

Vines
Vines!
When I look at this, it reminds me of wine.

Vines
Located above the mini waterfall.
Funnily I don’t plan to show you the mini waterfall! Haha

Koi Fish
Koi fishes (photoshopped).

Red Lanterns
More lanterns.
On the right is the fame Jalan Pahang; a road I took every weekend few years back.

Water Lily
Water lily (not to be confused with lotus ya).

Water Lily
Love it!
I’m tempted to plant this at home but afraid of mosquitoes (stagnant water).

Water Lily Bud
Water lily bud. Looks so comforting to me.

Water Lily Seed Pods
Water lily seed pods. Alien-like huh?

Prayers' Candles
Just behind the large censer are these rows of candles left by devotees.

Prayers' Candles
Black & white.
Most of them are flameless. Wind the culprit.

Prayers' Candles
I like this one (photoshopped).

Prayers' Candles
And this one too (photoshopped).

I find it funny that I might like a particular photo now but when I look back at it after sometime I don’t find it nice anymore. Horrendous more like it. In my mind: *what was I thinking putting that photo up* LOL

Grandfather Clock & A Pot Of Bamboo Plant
A grandfather clock and a pot of bamboos.

Chinese Antique Chairs
Some antique furniture.

Chinese Antique Chairs
Mom wanted to get something like this for our home but we all protest her idea.
Although I like wood furniture, design and the likes, I will choose a comfy sofa over this.

Chinese Antique Chairs
My favorite photo of the lot.
Photoshopped of course!

All these were taken while mom was talking to a lady monk.

Map:

View Kuan Yin Temple (Setapak) in a larger map

From Jalan Tun Razak direction:
Once you pass the vacant Kompleks Galleria, keep on the left lane.
When you come to a row of shop houses (some 350m from Kompleks Galleria), be on the look out for the temple (easily spotted with its green roofs). There’s a road just before the temple. Turn left into this road (Jalan Langgak Bukit). Park anywhere on the road side. Enter temple through the side door (also) at Jalan Langgak Bukit.

Local, Photography, Travel

2012 Chinese New Year Decorations @ Kuan Yin Temple, Klang

Happy Chinese New Year!

I went to Kuan Yin Temple in Klang few days back. This temple is usually very pack but because it was dinner time, we had no problem finding parking (wohoo). We arrived to the sound of the monks praying, their voices heard through the loudspeakers. It was also a very windy evening. Everyone had difficult time lighting the candles (what a challenge!) and then in the end the wind blew them off (all of it… haha).

Let’s check out some of the Chinese New Year decoration in Kuan Yin Temple, Klang.

Lantern
Large lantern at the entrance to the main temple.
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Oversea, Travel

Hong Kong Day 1: Airport Express, Thematic Lantern Exhibition & Heritage 1881

Warning: Overloaded with pictures. πŸ™‚

Prologue

I went to Hong Kong during the last few days of Chinese New Year this year. This was my 2nd visit to Hong Kong. What can I say? This place still rocks! Though I have to say there’s 1 big difference I experienced now from 3 years plus ago. Especially in Tsim Sha Tsui area, I was mistaken as a tourist from China because every time I want to order or pay my food/stuff, they would speak to me in Mandarin first. WTH??? Thank God every thing was good elsewhere. If not I would scream man! I no longer feel like I belong there (which I said I once was)

This 6 days 5 nights vacation is sort of a flashpacking trip in terms of accommodation and mode of transportation. Though it’s a 6 days 5 nights trip, we actually only have 4 full days. Our arrival was late evening while our departure from Hong Kong was early morning. Food wise I found some new and good ones and also got a little disappointed from the ones I re-visited. My main aim in Hong Kong this time is to visit one of my childhood dream place and sample more Hong Kong food! So come now, follow me on the joy ride. πŸ™‚

Our AirAsia flight to Hong Kong was 30 minutes late (biasa la ya). The flight duration from Malaysia to Hong Kong is 3 hours 50 minutes. I got my ticket for RM400 return/pax (inclusive of everything; flight, airport tax, 2 meals, pick a seat & the stupid convenience fee).

Hong Kong International Airport
This was my first time stepping into Hong Kong International Airport. In my previous HK trip, I flew to Macau first and then later took a ferry to HK.

Onboard Airport Express Train
We took the Airport Express train which was comfortable, fast and cheap. Only 25 minutes from HKIA, Lantau Island to Kowloon Station. Train frequency is 12 minutes.
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