Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Mekarsari Park, who those love the green plants

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Mekarsari Park is an exotic garden which has various types of fruit plants collection from many regions in Indonesia. This park is one of the centers of biodiversity conservation of tropical fruits in the world, particularly fruits in Indonesia. It is as well as a place of cultivation research (agronomy), breeding and multiplication of seeds which then disseminated to farmers and the general public .

credit photo: promolagi.com - Mekarsari view from Tower of View

Mekarsari Park collects thousands of species of plants of many kinds. This place has a laboratory that produces excellent fruit crops such as pineapples, guava, star fruits, honeydew and many more.  One of the laboratory product is a hybrid between cempedak and jackfruit called nangkadak, cempeka and pedakka. Very distinctive flavor and sweet aroma as cempedak but looks more like a jackfruit.

credit photo www.mekarsari.com



The park is approximately 13 kilometers from Cibubur toll gate,  located on the main road between Cileungsi and Jonggol. It is relatively easy to reach from Jakarta, Bogor or Bekasi. It took  about one hour from Jakarta to go to this place.

With an area of 264 acres, this park has many spots that you can enjoy, such as Family Garden, 27 hectares of recreation Lake, Baby Zoo, spotted deer, Garden Center, Greenhouse, Outbound area, carrion flowers, Kids Fun Valley, Tower of View, and Waterfall building known as Tirto Puri Sari. This waterfall is one of the favorite places visitors, especially for children; here they could see a waterfall pouring from the house shaped building, very pleasant.

credit photo www.mekarsari.com


Visitors are invited to tour the park and try the freshest harvest.  Hope on the park train and go around to visit the greenhouses of  honeydews (melon), snakefruits, starfruits and sawo/sapodilla garden (sapodilla durian, sapodilla alkesa, and sapodilla abiu). Visitors are allowed to taste the fruits while learning about the cultivation of that fruit at the same time and can also buy the harvest straight from the greenhouse/farms..

credit photo www.mekarsari.com

Mekarsari Park provides rented bicycle for cycling around the park. It has an outbound facility too and various water rides at lake such as banana boat, dragon boat, water bike, aqua bike, floating donuts, giant bubble, to canoeing. Extra charges start from IDR 20,000

Mekersari park launched "Water Kingdom Mekarsari" who claimed to be the largest water park in Asia. This place has an area of 5.2 hectares and connected directly to the lake area of 27 hectares. There were 12 water rides game consists of eight pool, four slides and a water sports.


Tips:
  • Mekarsari Park recently launched tourist train ride called "Fruity World Tour" since the beginning of March 2012. By simply paying 10,000, visitors will be taken around  Mekarsari for 30-minute train ride tours and information about the places visited.
  • The best place to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with friends is on the edge of Lake Cipicung, if the weather permits, you can arrange to have a picnic with your family.
  • Visit the "Garden Paradiso" for an affordable bonsai collection.


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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pasar Beringharjo - A good Place to buy Batik

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Pasar Beringharjo is a main market at Jogjakarta. It located at Malioboro street and near north Keraton (the palace). It is located adjacent to the Vredeburg historical museum and opposite the Gedung Agung. This market is famous for batik and is one of  popular tourist destinations.   It is also a center of commerce for Jogjakarta batik products.

Pasar Beringharjo

Batik (/ˈbætɪk/ or /bəˈtiːk/; Javanese pronunciation: [ˈbateʔ]; Indonesian: [ˈbatɪk]) is a cloth that is traditionally made using a manual wax-resistdyeing technique.  Javanese traditional batik, especially from Jogyakarta and Surakarta, has notable meanings rooted to the Javanese conceptualization of the universe. Traditional colours include indigo, dark brown, and white, which represent the three major Hindu Gods (Brahmā, Vishnu, and Śiva). This is related to the fact that natural dyes are most commonly available in indigo and brown. Certain patterns can only be worn by nobility; traditionally, wider stripes or wavy lines of greater width indicated higher rank. Consequently, during Javanese ceremonies, one could determine the royal lineage of a person by the cloth he or she was wearing.

making batik 

Pasar Beringharjo has a complete collection of batik. Starting from batik sarong to blouse, shirt, pajamas, kids apparels, shorts, etc. You can find batik painted on silk too in here. The price begin from ten thousand  to million rupiah. Collection of batik sarong found on market stalls north western area. While batik clothing collection is found in almost all the western area. This area also offers other choices of clothes such as surjan, blangkon, and weaving and batik sarong. Sandals and bags are also sold at cheap prices and can be found around the western area, nearby the escalator.

The market is also a great place to hunt for antiques. Sentra selling antiques market located on the 3rd floor of the east area. You can find an old typewriter, helmet made in the 60's. On the same floor, you can hunt for quality secondhand goods if you want. Various kinds of imported used goods such as shoes, handbags, even the clothes are sold at a price much cheaper than the original price is still in good quality. Of course it takes foresight in selecting and bargaining skills.

Pasar Beringharjo -  A good Place to buy Batik

This market is also the perfect place to indulge your bud sense with traditional snacks. you can find Brem with a softer texture and Krasikan (made from rice flour, palm sugar, and crushed sesame). In the south, you will find Bakpia filled with sweetened green beans are sold warm and other tasty snacks such as hung kwe and nagasari. While the rear area generally sell durable snacks such as ting-ting (caramelized mixed nuts).

Tips:

  • Some stall offer a fix price item while others you need to have a great bargaining skill to get a good price.
  • If you want to know the price of something and don't know the language, just offer your calculator and the seller will enter the price.
  • If you go on weekend or publich holiday and it is so crowded, try on weekday if you can or else just enjoy the crowd. 
  • It's a great market, a definite must go, but needed your patience to shop
  • It's an experience for sure, just make sure you keep your wallet safe 
  • If you're lucky you may be approached by a person with a basket on their head offering to carry your purchases - far from being demeaning, this is how these porters earn their living.  If  you want to hire one, be sure to negotiate the price first.


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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Desa Gumati - a different atmosphere from the everyday restaurants in Jakarta

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Sentul is located between Jakarta and Bogor, popular for its international racing circuit and the music concert hall.  However, surrounding the Sentul area, there are housings and shopping area as well.  Sentul is the alternative route that you can take to go to Puncak to avoid the crowded traffic during weekends or holidays.

desa gumati resto

Located approx. 15 minutes from the Sentul toll gate (Jagorawi Highways), there is a café and restaurant called Desa Gumati.  It s located at 16th Cijulang Street, Bogor.   Inspired by its name, Desa Gumati which means Gumati village, the concept of the restaurant is to give the ambience of a village with a touch of Java and Bali ethnic combination.  Desa Gumati provides many facilities such as pony rides, fishing, ATV and lodging too.

bridge at desa gumati resto

Kids will love to drive ATV around the village tracks, pony rides and Delman ride.

delman ride at desa gumati

There is a small lake at Desa Gumati, you can play the water bikes or water balloon with your kids at here too.

raw a boat at gumati lake

The menu is mostly Indonesian Sundanese, their signature dish is the Sambal Goreng Gumati  (fried sambal) and the Teh Poci (hot tea brewed in a clay pot).

Surrounding the restaurants there are fish ponds where kids can feed fishes while waiting for their meals to come.


kid game at desa gumati

So if you want to have a change of atmosphere from the everyday restaurants in Jakarta and some fresh air too, Desa Gumati might be a good choice.

Happy holiday!
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Night Market at Batu Ferringhi - Pulau Penang

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Batu Ferringhi is a beach area in Penang, Malaysia. Along this famous beach area, there are numerous beach resorts and hotels, restaurants, transportation rental services, and souvenir stores. Batu Ferringhi is located adjacent to Teluk Bahang and Tanjung Bungah and about one hour drive from Georgetown, the capital of Penang.  Some of the resorts and hotels there are Hard Rock Hotel Penang, Hydro Hotel, Holiday Inn, Bayview Beach Resort, Golden Sands Resort, Grand Plaza Parkroyal Penang, Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, etc.

night market at Batu Ferringhi

Batu Ferringhi is a famous tourist spot for visitors of Penang due to the beautiful beach in that area.  It is quite accessible too, you can take bus direct from the airport to Batu Ferringhi.  Most of the bus drivers know the hotels in Penang, so if language is a constraint, be sure to have the name of the hotel and address written down so you can show it to the driver, the driver will tell you where to stop.

cycle rickshaw at Batu Ferringhi
If you’re staying in Georgetown or Tanjung Bungah, you can take bus as well to Batu Ferringhi to enjoy the ambience and the night markets.  Baru Ferringhi is also famous for its night markets, where you can exercise your bargaining skills with the so many stalls there.  You can find items from souvenirs, t-shirts, wallets, accessories, and many more at a relatively cheaper price.  Be sure the bargain.   When you get hungry, there are many food stalls along the road too where you can enjoy the local delights.

batu ferringhi night market

The night markets opens until midnight, so if you’re not staying at Batu Ferringhi, be sure to check the bus schedule.
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Beautiful Butterfly Garden at Curug Cilember

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Curug Cilember also known as " Seven Waterfalls at Cilember area" is a tourism area with natural tourism concept. This area offers  the beauty, coolness and green tropical rain forest  at  700m - 1,010m above sea level with temperature around  15° - 25° C. Its main attraction is 7 (seven) waterfalls. The area is located at Hambalang hill – Cisarua, that is only ± 25 km from the city of Bogor and ± 100 km from the city Jakarta.

Butterfly Garden dome-shaped house

At the entrance of this park, you will find a beautiful Butterfly Garden dome-shaped house. Area  occupied is  500 m2. There are about 12 species of wildlife native Butterflies here, namely: Papilio Memnon, heulena Papilio, Papilio polytes, Papilio demoleus, Troides helena, Troides ampisus, Atrophaneura aristolocia, Graphium Agamemnon, Graphium sarpedon, Euploea Mulciber, Elymnias hypermnesta and Attacus atlas.

caterpillar on hand

For those who want to spend the night here, there are tree camping grounds and jungle lodges, i.e.:  the valley of ferns, waterfall five and waterfall seven. If you don’t bring your camping tent and equipment (mattresses, sleeping bed, extra bed and light storm), you could also rent those at here.

hanging bridge
The camping ground has a good view with overlooking of waterfalls, rivers and forests. Gurgling sounds of the waterfalls and rivers and pine leaves blown by  the wind would accompany your sleep, giving the sensation of its own and makes a new experience amid the routine and busyness of our everyday.

one of the seven waterfalls at curug cilemeber
Although there's seven waterfalls, but only a few reachable and therefore mostly visited.  the other waterfalls's location are not easily accessible as it will requires a lot of hiking and efforts.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Play on beach wave pool at Ocean Park - BSD City

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Bumi Serpong Damai, known as BSD City,  is a real estate located at west side of Jakarta. It is at a suburb area.  BSD is a city designed around one thing: the people who will live, work and play here. People who will experience an unparalleled Quality of Life as comfortable homes, business spaces, shopping, education and leisure all come together to provide a better, healthier environment in which to live.

ocean park bsd

One of the recreational park is Ocean Park. This water theme park is located at the central of BSD. The place can be easily recognized by the giant octopus on it’s roof.

It’s lobby serves food and drink stalls and ticket booth. there is also restaurant while entering the lobby. The water park is quite large, there are varieties of outbound water based game, a Flying Fox game and trampoline.

entrance to pool
This place is a family recreational park, you can bring your little ones for a fun water play, no kids can resist playing with water. Ocean Park has a shallow kiddie pool for toddlers where they can have fun just walking around the pool or play with the water canon, spray, sliding etc.

There's also a kids pool next to the toddler pool where bigger kids can play there, however no tube allowed in this pool.  In this pool, kids usually gather around the play arena where there's a giant pail that will spill a huge splash of water whenever the pail is already full with water.  The shrieking of the kids getting splashed and their wide grins is a sight to enjoy.

kids pool

For a different experience, move to the farther pools at the back where the area is actually a lot bigger than the kids pools at the front side.  In this area, there's a high water sliding where you can slide side by side with three other persons, however you must be at a certain minimum height to be able to play in this slide.

sliding

There's a also two great sliding tube where you can slide together with friends, however, a precaution, as these sliding comes out to a deeper pool, make sure there's someone down in the pool to catch your kids when they emerge from the slide.

The biggest and perhaps most sought after pool in Ocean Park is actually the wave pool.  The design of this pool is made to a liking of a white sandy beach, and the wave will be set at one hour interval.  Usually the park will sound a siren to alert all visitors that wave pool is about to start so people will rush to the pool to enjoy the wave with their tube.  The wave is actually quite strong, so if you're taking your toddlers, it's best to stay at the shallow side of the pool.

beach pool

After the wave subsided, get into the river pool where you can still ride the wave lazily on top of your tube.  If you're tired of playing, rest a while and order some drink or snacks, many of of the food stall attendants there will go around and offered to take your orders and deliver it to you, so you don't have to go around to search for food or drink. You can also play the trampoline and flying fox inside the park for free.

For safekeeping, lockers are available for rent.  However, it is advisable to leave your valuables at home and bring only the necessary things to the park.

Tips:
  • Check for the promotional tickets, usually the park will offer a good promotion of buy 1 get 1 ticket for certain credit card holders
  • This park can be overcrowded at weekend or holiday, usually it will start to get crowded after 10am
  • No outside food or drink allowed except for baby, the security will check your bag
  • Although safe guards are available, never leave your kids unattended
  • Since it is at tropical area, come early and hinder the direct sun at noon.
  • just don’t forget to bring some sun block if you don’t plan to get some natural tanning ‘treatment’ here


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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Ingin mengetahui jumlah poin MCC secara gampang dan cepat?

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Setiap berbelanja dengan kartu Kartu MCC di  Matahari Department Store, maka kita akan mendapatkan poin. Untuk kartu Reguler setiap kelipatan Rp.20.000 kita akan mendapatkan 2 poin, sedangkan kartu Premium dan kartu Beauty, poin yang diperoleh 2 kalinya, yakni 4 poin.

Poin yang telah terkumpul tersebut dapat kita tukarkan dengan voucher belanja.  Setiap 100 poin  kita dapat menukarkan dengan voucher MCC senilai  Rp. 10.000.Voucher ini dapat langsung kita gunakan untuk mengurangi jumlah pembelanjaan kita, atau voucher tersebut dapat kita simpan untuk belanja dikemudian hari ataupun dapat diberikan ke kerabat atau orang tercinta. Penukaran voucher dapat dilakukan di counter MCC di semua toko Matahari.

Untuk mengetahui jumlah poin yang telah kita kumpulkan, kita dapat langsung ke counter MCC dengan menunjukan kartu MCC atau dengan nomor kartu MCC yang tertera di kartu. 

Ada cara yang paling gampang dan cepat dan pastinya lebih menyenangkan untuk mengetahui jumlah poin yang telah kita kumpulkan, yakni melalui pengecekan di website MCC, www.matahariclubcard.co.id  pada menu MCC Membersip. Masukan nomor kartu dan password kita dan kita akan melihat jumlah poin yang terkumpul untuk dapat kita tukarkan dengan voucher MCC.

Tapi untuk password, dimana dapat kita peroleh?. Pada kartu Premium dan Beauty, password ada di sebelah kanan setelah nomor kartu (4 angka). Password juga tertera  pada bar-code di belakang kartu Beauty, Premium ataupun kartu Reguler dengan angka yang lebih kecil.

Jika pertama kali masuk ke menu ini, kita akan diminta untuk langsung mengganti password di sistem MCC tersebut.  Dengan mengganti password, maka password akan berbeda dengan yang telah di cetak di kartu dan hanya kita yang mengetahui password tersebut.


Disini kita juga dapat merubah data yang ada dan juga kita dapat melihat transaksi belanja yang pernah kita lakukan sebelumnya.

Tips:

  • Ganti password dengan kombinasi angka dan huruf, minimal password  8 digit.
  • Perhatikan masa berlaku voucher MCC untuk menghindari voucher kedaluarsa.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Visit to Kampung Gajah Wonderland - North Bandung

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The northern part of Bandung is a mountainous area with beautiful nature. This area has a lot of tourism object that can be visited where one of them is the Kampung Gajah Wonderland, located at Km 3.8 Sersan Bajuri Road. If you’re coming from Bandung, take a left turn to Lembang right after Ledeng bus terminal.

Kampung Gajah
Kampung Gajah brings the concept of one-stop recreation for children and adults. With an entrance fee of Rp 20 thousand, and attraction combo ticket Rp 150 thousand for weekdays and Rp 200 thousand on weekends and holiday.

There are about 36 rides at 60 acres area that you can explore. There's Formula go kart, Sky View, Cross, Segway, 4D Rider, Delman Royal, Mini ATV. There are also adrenaline games such as ATV Adventure, Tubby Slide, Sky Rider, and more. Kids can play at children playground or at Teletubbies house. They also can enjoy pony riding or drive mini go cart. But if you are looking for the elephant riding, this place just only has elephant statue at its entry (I think they give name of this park as a kampung gajah from this statue). Just nice for taking photo with it.

mini formula go kart

Kampung Gajah also offers a Water theme park that will bring more excitement for you and your children.  Prepare to bring the changes. Since Kampung Gajah is located at the highlands, the weather is usually cool.

phony riding at kampung gajah

This place also has many types of local, oriental and western culinary, you can try snacks such as dumplings, batagor, grilled sausages, Lolly ice, jelly ice and Sundanese food available there. Enjoy the food with mountain view.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Keuntungan menjadi anggota MCC - Matahari Club Card.

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Melakukan perjalanan wisata ke berbagai daerah di Indonesia, seperti: Bali, Jogjakarta, Surabaya, Malang, Jakarta, Medan atau Manado sangat menyenangkan. Salah satu agenda selain ke tempat wisata di daerah tersebut adalah ke tempat perbelanjaan. Matahari Department Store adalah salah satu tempat belanja yang hampir ada di seluruh daerah di Indonesia. Berbagai jenis dan model untuk pakaian, sepatu, tas, accessories, parfum hingga perlengkapan rumah tersedia di toko ini. Bahkan tersedia produk lokal yang dapat dibeli untuk dijadikan oleh oleh.


photo credit: http://matahariclubcard.co.id/

Matahari Department Store untuk menarik pelanggannya memberikan kartu MCC Reguler secara gratis. Kartu MCC Reguler ini akan diberikan jika kita berbelanja diatas Rp. 100.000. Keuntungan memiliki kartu MCC Regular ini adalah kita akan mendapatkan 2 poin setiap Rp. 20.000 dari transaksi belanja di Matahari. Poin yang terkumpul bisa kita tukarkan dengan Voucher MCC. Setiap 100 poin yang kita sudah kumpulkan dapat kita tukarkan dengan voucher MCC senilai Rp.10.000. Voucher bisa gunakan saat kita berbelanja.



photo credit: http://matahariclubcard.co.id/mcc-product

Selain kartu MCC Regular, juga ada kartu MCC Premium dan MCC Beauty. Keuntungan memiliki kartu MCC Premium dan Beauty yang tidak diperoleh dari kartu MCC Regular adalah:

  • Poin doble yakni untuk setiap belanja Rp. 20.000, kita akan mendapat 4 poin. 
  • Program diskon khusus produk-produk yang ada di Matahari Department Store. Diskon yang diberikan bervariasi sesuai dengan ketentuan yang ditetapkan oleh Matahari Department Store . 
  • Diskon atau penawaran khusus di lebih dari 70 merchant yang telah bekerjasama dengan MCC. Merchant ini antara lain Hotel berbintang, Restoran, Tempat Rekreasi, Rumah Sakit, Institusi Pendidikan, dan lainnya yang tersebar di hampir seluruh wilayah Indonesia. 
  • Program-program diskon ataupun program promosi sepanjang tahun, baik terkait dengan promosi di toko Matahari Department Store atau dengan pihak-pihak luar yang memberikan nilai tambah bagi member MCC. 
  • Khusus untuk pemegang kartu MCC Beauty maka akan mendapatkan tambahan keuntungan yaitu untuk dapat mengikuti setiap event yang dilaksanakan oleh MCC seperti Beauty Workshop, fashion show atau event dengan pihak-pihak lain. 
Kartu MCC premium dapat diperoleh dengan membayar biaya keanggotaan sebesar Rp. 70.000 sedangkan kartu MCC Beauty sebesar Rp. 100.000. Sedangkan perpanjangan setiap tahunnya dikenakan Rp. 35.000 untuk kedua kartu tersebut. Kita juga dapat memperoleh asuransi kecelakaan gratis selama satu tahun. 


Tips:
Kartu Beauty dan Premium akan mendapatkan asuransi kecelakaan senilai harga kartu tersebut, sehingga hitung hitung kita hanya membeli asuransi kecelakaan selama satu tuhan saja. Biasanya ada tambahan hadiah berupa tas atau dompet yang cantik.

Jika kita memiliki kartu MCC, maka kita dapat mengumpulkan poin untuk setiap belanja yang kita lakukan di seluruh toko Matahari di seluruh Indonesia.


resources: http://matahariclubcard.co.id/mcc-product

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Gold Dragon guards the Causeway Bay

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Located at the busy junction of Leighton Road, Morrison Hill Road and Wong Nai Chung Road, this giant gold dragon guards the entrance to Causeway Bay.


gold dragon guards the entrance to Causeway Bay

I can not find the reference of this statue. I think its for feng shui purposes. The dragon is the luckiest figure in Chinese culture and it is also believed to be able to guard your health and wealth just by placing a dragon figure near a door.

According to local legend, over a century ago, a few days before the Mid-Autumn Festival, a typhoon and then a plague wreaked havoc on the village. While the villagers were repairing the damage, a python entered the village and ate their livestock. According to some villagers, the python was the son of the Dragon King. A soothsayer decreed the only way to stop the chaos was to stage a fire dance for three days and nights during the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival. The villagers made a huge dragon of straw and covered it with incense sticks, which they then lit. Accompanied by drummers and erupting firecrackers, they danced for three days and three nights – and the plague disappeared

Gong Xi Fa Cai


refference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_Hang

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Get wet at Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure

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Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure is a raft water ride located in The Lost World zone at Universal Studios Singapore in Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore. It is based off the concept of Jurassic Park: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure

It features a white water raft system where riders on circular rafts are tossed along waterways within the Jurassic Park compound, which is home to several animatronic dinosaurs, the ride finishes with riders plunging down from the Hydroelectric Generator compound.

The Ride
The raft first passes Stegosaurus Springs, where a Stegosaurus and its young are grazing on the shore and then passes Parasaurolophus lagoon, where a visible Parasaurolophus and a hidden Parasaurolophus that pops out of the water, shooting water at the riders. The rafting journey was full of surprises and some of the track becomes totally dark.  The most hysterical moment when the raft ascends and stops. A Tyrannosaurus pokes its head through the ceiling and snaps at riders. The vehicle then falls down a slope from a height of 40 feet, drenching the riders.

Tips: 
  • At the journey, there will be water shooting at you. You will get wet but not soak, but you can buy rain coat at this park. 
  • Wrap your camera on with plastic bag and put at your bag. 
  • If you get wet and you have an extra change, then after this ride, continue to waterworld show, plan your schedule accordingly. 
  • Guests must be least 107cm in height to ride. Children 107cm to 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion




resource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurassic_Park_Rapids_Adventure_(Universal_Studios_Singapore)



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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Spectacular views at Victoria Peak - Hong Kong

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Victoria Peak offers spectacular views of the Central, Kowloon , Victoria Harbour, Lamma Island and the surrounding islands. With some seven million visitors every year, the Peak is a major tourist attraction of Hong Kong. It is a must see for tourist when visiting Hong Kong. You can come at daylight or even at night. Take a photograph or two of the panoramic view for your memorable souvenirs.


Hong Kong at night

Victoria Peak (Chinese:太平山, or previously-扯旗山) is a mountain in Hong Kong. It is also known as Mount Austin. The mountain is located in the western half of Hong Kong Island.
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Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Barongsai - A Lion Dance to bring Good Luck

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It is said that the ancient times, there lived an evil beast named Nian. He used to come in late winter to eat the crops. His arrival brings terror to the whole village, because he did not hesitate to destroy the houses too. This condition lasts for a long time, until one day, the people knew the creature's weakness. Apparently, the Nian was afraid of red color, dance of Barongsai and firecrackers. So, since then, people were flocking to light red lanterns, ring the gong and drum, then start dancing of Barongsai (Lion Dance). Those make Nian scared and ran deep into the woods.

The barongsai

It is said that since then he never again returned to the village. The villagers then live in peace. Since then, people always dance Barongsai when new year comes, so Nian would never return to their villages. All of that was a tradition when the new year arrives.
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Friday, February 1, 2013

Hear The power of the ocean at The Grand Aquarium - Ocean Park Hong Kong

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The Grand Aquarium is located at Aqua City in The Waterfront zone. The place is remarkable, with a big water fountain in front of it. The fountain can dance by the music. You can escape to here for a moment from tropical heat outside.

dancing fountain
Starting out from the sunny sea shore, you will find the darkest depths of the ocean floor. At this point, you will be able to hear the power of the ocean as water roars through a blow hole. Vibrant corals undulate as you pass the spectacular tank and stroll through a beach adorned with sand sculptures.

At the touch pool, children get hands-on experience with sea cucumbers and sea stars as they develop an appreciation for sea life with all 5 senses at an early age.
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