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Thailand Trip

Miao First Songkran in Khon Kaen!!

Songkran is the New Year for Thais. 

This year i suppose to go Bangkok for Songkran but unfortunately due to some timing we had to skip and move my Bangkok trip to May.

When I thought I gonna missed out Songkran this year, I was fortunate to be invited by AirAsia for the Songkran in Khon Kaen, Thailand! Woohoo!! Thank you AirAsia!!

And so, I was in Khon Kaen last week for my first water festival!!

Look at all the humans!! People mountain people sea!!! 

It was way more happening than I thought. It’s like the whole city population on the street.

And yes, Chingy got separate from us and got lost in less than 20 minutes. 😐 #winliaolor

They closed up part of the city and streets for the Songkran. It’s basically like a big huge carnival. There are food stalls along the sides leading to the main street.

Over at the main street, there are many stages along each side of the streets with performances and shows for the people. They called them water stations because they have water containers for you to refilled your water guns and also shoot you with.

Look what i found.

AirAsia water station!

View from the AirAsia stage.

It’s kinda scary up here due to the slippery floor.

I really have to salute those dancers who performed on AirAsia dance showdown. I hardly can walk properly but those people can just dance on it.

Then comes the water war.

I ran away from him after that. The fat boy was scary.

The Thailand policemen were so sporting lor. Playing with water guns with all the civilians. Here’s a photo of him refilling his “ammo” at AirAsia water station.

A photo of us XD

When I first heard that they play powder at Songkran. My first impression was like…

OMG!!! SO SCARYY!! NOO!!!

then when i was there..

they greet you while holding to a bottle of powder. Then smile with you while showing you the powder in their hands. They were so polite that I nodded to them and allowed them to put powder on me. How can anyone reject such politeness.

And the one putting the powder was just a random uncle. I can’t imagine if it’s a cute Thai girl OAO

Look at my face. :>

I took a walk to the stage next door and it was getting more serious over there. It’s scary.

But not for this boy, i bet it was his best day of his life. hahaha

Here’s a short video of it.

I don’t know why it’s just 240p :< Sorry about that.

Maiku (dammit)! I still missing Songkran, I’m so gonna head back next year.

Songkran is held on every 2nd week of April. All cities in Thailand celebrate it, but each with its own vibe and crowd. If you have celebrate Songkran in other cities before, do check out the one here in Khon Kaen too.

If you have not experienced Songkran, it’s a must-do-once in a lifetime. It’s best to start planning now. 😀

Khon Kaen is about 60 minutes flight away from Bangkok with 4x daily flights. 

More of Khon Kaen coming up in my next post 😀

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RoadTrip Sarawak Trip

Sarawak Trip 3: I Ate a Worm

Continue from  Sarawak Trip: Part 1 | 2

This is my mission location!

Sibu Central market is the largest market in Sarawak with over thousand of stalls.

It’s very happening and operates from early morning till evening daily.

It’s kinda competitive too with so many stalls together. There are many interesting things to find there.

First, chickens XD wrapped with papers. This put them in place and less painful for them compare to directly tied up with strings.

Then we have ferns! This is Paku, you can get this in Peninsular Malaysia.

And this is Midin, which the locals pronounced as Bilin. It’s only can be found in Borneo.

I’m not a vege person but i love this a lot. It’s super crunchy.

You can find all sorts of exotic fruits too. There’s this brown color coconut looking fruit which turns out to be a local wild mango thingy. I forgot to take a photo of that.

Oh oh, I found this super cute pink fruit. I bought it and it’s like cream inside, it’s white and very mushy.

Some of the fruits look familiar but actually different.

This is Mountain Durians. Looks kinda like durian; the torns are slimmer and softer.

The inside looks like durian too but i heard it tasted a bit like cempedak.

I didn’t manage to try. No kaki to share it.

And not forgetting this awesome fat worms. The famous Sago Worms. It’s a delicacies here in Sarawak.

As a Sarawakian, I have been searching high and low for this as I wanted to try it badly. Rumors said it is the best worm to eat ever and so I..

 I think this is my first time eating something so raw.

Feeling a bit bad , I went to the temple nearby..

to take photos of it. I’m not Taoist, so I didn’t pray.

I was trying to get up the Pagoda of the oldest temple in Sibu but unfortunately, it was closed.

The temple located next to the river.. and I found something very interesting.

It’s a ship that transport cargoes and groceries to Kapit as there’s no road to the town. It looks like a grocery shop on a ship right? There’s actually people staying in the ship.

Alright ending my Sibu with some normal food to wash off the worm image in your mind.

Kampua again!! I love you kampua.

I love Roti Pisang too.

Halal Kolok Mee!! 😀 The noodles is good but I’m allergy to beef.

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Macau Trip

Air Asia Macau Trip Finale: My love, Portuguese Tart

Part:  1 |  2 | 3 | 4 |

Honestly, I still miss the hotel room a lot T3T. Highly recommended for those who gonna visit Macau. Sheraton and Conrad Hotel is comfortable.

A few more stops to drop by before we going back to Malaysia.

Macau Tower Bungee Jump!

First stop, the famous Macau Tower and the location for the world’s highest bungee jump. A freaky 233 drop.

It was early so it’s rather quiet.

Haze from China :(

MonsterMiao VS Salted Egg Man

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My best travel mates ever.

An interesting sign I found on the glass of the tower. XD

Another floor up is an semi open deck.

Quite a cozy place to chill out.

Yes, this is where people pay one and half thousand to jump down from a tower. And it only takes 4 seconds to reach the bottom.

If you have no money, I provide free jumps without gears. XP Only from Miao XD

You can opt for the skywalk which is cheaper and less scary.

See! even kids join the fun.

but still it is very tall. O_O

Our Chingy here is the weird one.

And in a blink of eye…

she signed up.

See how happy she is. XD

Crazy Dragon Chingy.

This is the machine that gonna save the jumper’s life.

The best way to enjoy a friend experiencing suicide…is with a coke..not coca cola but..

Karma Coke.

Love the design of the bottle 😀

and here she goes…

burning RM300 each second down. XP

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Post jump interview:

Me: How is it?

Chingy: Okay okay only. Not that scary. I wanna go other place and jump.

Me: . . . . . . . . crazy.

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*put the crazy Chingy a side* It’s time for Lunch!!

Miramar Portuguese Restaurant

Last Portuguese meal before we leave.

Olive!! I don’t like it hahahaah

The girls love it tho.

Salted Fish Mashed Potato. Like salted fish, it goes well with rice.

Salad! …with olives.

tomatoes, carrots, onions yay!!

olive …nay hahaha…

I believe this is beef. I don’t eat beef. Allergy.

Non halal!!!

Roasted piglet. Poor piglet, didn’t even had the chance to attend kindergarden.

I’m not really a pork person either hahaha..

OMG OMG!!! CRABS SALAD!!!!

C.R.A.B.S !!!!

a little sour tho because of olive =.= but still CRABS!!

I thought this will be favorite dish until..

this showed up. Seafood Porridge!!

Fish, Prawns….CRABS !!! OMG CRABS!! CRABS!!!!

One spoonful and you feel like you’re doing mud bath with seafood. Yums!!!

Can I have this for breakfast everyday? XP

Fruit Punch to end the meal.

We’re sooo full after the lunch, can barely move. What more to say about putting another spoon of food into our mouth.

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That’s what we thought. Then the tour guide told us she’s bringing us for Portuguese Tart.

What?? Heavenly Portuguese Tart!!!!!!??

What is “full”? No such word existed in my dictionary before. Lol lol

and off we went.

Located near Taipa, the Lord Stow’s Bakery. Freshly made Portuguese tarts! I bought like a dozen of it.

Portuguese Tart has always been one of my favorites. I don’t eat any other tarts beside portuguese tart.

So how could I wait any longer, right?

I took a bite straight after getting my tarts.

It’s Fabulous!! I think I can finish the whole one dozen on my own.

Soooo good!!!

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I think I had fall in love with the Portuguese tart. <3 Miss it soo much right now while blogging this.

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Taipa Houses Museum

Last stop of the day and the trip, the Taipa Houses. These houses used to be the admin offices during Portuguese colonization time. Glad they maintained and well kept the place. Now they are all museums and galleries. I think it would work great as cafe or restaurant too. hehehe

It’s quite a famous location for the locals to take wedding photos. That day we bumped into 3 different pairs/groups. And most of them looks very young, younger than me. In my cat opinion.

Why you all get marry so soon?? Even my readers are getting married one by one. O_O

You can see from the photo bus it’s actually drizzling and I took the photos in the rain. LOL

Just for you all. See how nice I am. XD So please comment, like and share my post. 😛

After lurking around for a while, we were sent back to the airport. Good Bye Macau!

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Well that’s end of my trip to Macau. 😀  Check out my other Macau post if you haven’t.

Part:  1 |  2 | 3 | 4 |

If you’re interested in Macau, feel free to book your tickets now at AirAsia

and if you need data when you’re there, do check out TuneTalks Data plan. They have a few plans for you to choose from as Macau’s own operator data is actually rather pricey.

Beside of the good pricing from Tune Talk,  you can actually use the balance when you’re back in Malaysia, not wasting the money. XD

Thank you Macau Tourism, AirAsia and Tunetalk for this amazing trip! ^v^

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Stay tune for more trips.  Coming up next:

:: Cycling in the forgotten state of Malaya, Kelantan ::

:: Roadtrip across the Lost Kingdom of Sarawak ::

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