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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sanya (三亚), Hainan (海南), China (中国) : DON'T "LOOK" BACK! 鹿回头景区 (LuHuiTou Scenic Area)

Hainan, China - Part 4 - 鹿回头景区 (LuHuiTou Scenic Area), 三亚 (Sanya)

It was blessed that we could admire Sanya from the highest spot at LuHuiTou.

Hop off from our tour bus and with buggy, we reached the following spots to enjoy the beautiful city.

- Part of Sanya -

The fishermen lifestyle and such a developed China in the eye of us. However, I still anti the uncivilised China citizen. Yucks! Reminded myself about how awful their hygiene were. Eww... 

- Tourism Map of LuHuiTou Scenic Area -

And so, we walk through 观海台 Sea-view Pavilion, 千年古榕 Ancient Banyan Tree, 观景平台 City View Pavilion, 鹿雕 Deer Sculpture, 鸽园 Pigeon Garden, 鹿苑 Deer Garden, 月下姻缘 Matchmaker, 爱字摩崖 "Love" Inscription, 夫妻树 Couple Tree, 仙鹿树 Fairy Deer Tree and 山碑 Love Monument. Those are the highlighted spot at Luhuitou, in fact we only able to visit few of it due to time constraint.

- Namely Mini Dubai -

Referred to the five building seen.

- Part of Sanya -

- 千年古榕 Ancient Banyan Tree -

- Another Part of Sanya -

- Directory -

- 月下姻缘 Matchmaker -

- Love Story at LuHuiTou -

- Aftermath of the Wave and Sea -

Global warming just made the place looks the way they are today. Unbelievable.

After visiting and had a little stretch on our feet, off we go and continued with our journey.

- Coconut @ RMB10 -

Macam la... Sabah can't find these. -_-"

Hmm.... Coconuts found at tropical cities like ours (Malaysia) are way cheaper than this. I couldn't recall whether I tried it or not, but even I did, I won't be the one who buy them. haha. :D

Entrance Fee to LuHuiTou :

Saturday, June 22, 2013

CLOSED - Oh! So this is Newspaper Cafe, Bundusan, K.K.

Very quiet area, simple furnishing with some artistic painting around the wall.

Months ago, my manager went and try dishes by Newspaper Cafe while celebrating her hubby's birthday. Interesting name by the owner and food by them are okay as commented by my manager.

One fine night, we went there for a cup of drink.

- Newspaper Cafe - 

A fusion restaurant, creative menu that combine Western and Japanese food. 

- Mussels -

- The interior -

Very interesting graffiti, mixed with all kinds of heroes and creative imaginary characters. 

The mussels we had surprisingly we spotted a little crab in it. (@_@) Taste, it's okay. Nothing much I can comment about as not many we ordered, simply enjoy the quiet moment over there.

Facebook : Newspaper Cafe

Location :
Lot 31 Grand Industrial Center,
Phase 2, Mile 5,
Bundusan Road, Penampang,
89500 Kota Kinabalu.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sanya (三亚), Hainan (海南), China (中国) : SHOPS at Their Local Production - The Bamboo, The Tea, The Foot Massage & The Knife

Hainan Part 3 -  竹一百 (Bamboo 100), 包足底按摩 (Foot Massage), 茶艺馆 (Art of Tea) and Knife, 三亚 (Sanya)

They always say tours at China normally bring visitors to purchase their local goods, well, it is TRUE FACTS!

Some of it are interesting and some of them, NOT. Here are three of the outlets which included in our itinerary while we were in Sanya.   

- 竹一百 (Bamboo 100) -

All about Bamboo! Panda loves Bamboo. 

They even create textile (cloths) with Bamboo and whatever they could figure off. Simply the goodness of Bamboo.

- Introducing their Product -

Every visitor need to sit down and listen to what they want to introduce. It's the most time consuming part and we dislike it.

- Fish Pond -

In case you are wondering, they are introducing the bamboo charcoal which they inserted in to the fish pond. Anyone, I just like the water fountain. ;)

Off we go!

- Random Snap -

Cool handmade art.

And so we stop by a tourist area for.... shopping again. And I did combined the visiting outlets of two days in to one entry. Bear with me of what I went through during that "awesome" trip. :/

- 国际俱乐部 (Entertainment Centre) -

- Local Delicacy -

My mom is a Hainanese, but she never said or even come across that Hainan is well known with their Salted Chicken Eggs. Mom did bought for us after we had our foot massage. And kid you not, the local over there were surprise when my mom could speak the same language as theirs and from the same province.

- Foot Massage -

The Chinese doctor introduced the goodness of Chinese herbal and foot massages. Convincing that foot massage is important for our health and my gosh, it was my first time being massaged. It was tickling. By the way, the herbal in packet was the product they are selling.

- 茶博士家 (Dr. Tea) -

The same building we went on the second day, the next shop to the foot massage outlet.

Tea are famous in China and so many to choose with. *Geleng Kepala*

I hate it when we choose one packet and the promoter goes introducing whatever teas to us, in the end. I didn't buy any. I hate it when promoters do that to me. Annoying.

- Time for Tea? -

Beautiful table set in that well organised tea outlet.

- That's TEA! -

- 茶道 The Art of Tea -

It is expected that we were once again insert in to a small room and been introduced various tea, but I enjoyed it a little bit more.

- Bought by Mom/ Meatball-online -

- All the Knife -

- All the Knife - 

Sigh... Another room to go in and we said, we do not buy any!!!!!

- Souvenir -

Claimed our souvenir while we were walking out.

That's all with what we need to expect while travel with tours in China, the tour guide mentioned that in China, all those local products outlet we went are being connected with their Government and they have to insert the places into our visiting and non the less, all the tourist spots as well, where we have to pay la!

That's all for the day! Good day!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

KK : Day Trip to Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa, Pulau Gaya

- Our trip with VLOG -

Lucky us that we were invited to have a luxurious day trip to BRIRS on last Saturday.

Many familiar faces bloggers whom we knew each before and the trip such an enjoyable one with them and furthermore, services provided by BRIRS are good! Thank you! :)

- All those Happy Faces! Reunited! -

We departed from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal at 10.30a.m. and arrived at BRIRS, approximately 30 minutes after (11.00a.m), their jetty looks perfect with all the over-water pavilions along the bridge. It is quite romantic that I think I enjoyed that place much. In fact, we may have the opportunity to dine at the pavilion but with early preparation in advance. ;) It was lovely and it's just breath taking scene every where around the resort.

- Over-water Pavilion -

- Upon Arrival at the Jetty -

- Crystal Clear Water with Corals and Marine Creatures -

- The Bridge at 10.45am -

Stunning view of the over-water pavilions. :)

- Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa -

A warm welcome by beautiful native ladies and explanation were made as well. :)

"As sensual and exotic as the hibiscus flower that bears its name, Bunga Raya Island Resort is a romantic and luxurious jewel set on a coral reef island off the coast of Borneo. A secluded island hideaway of 48 timbered villas, the resort is framed by white sand beach on one side and the centuries old virgin jungle on the other. Hillside private villas reflect the simplicity of the Borneo architectural style." - BRIRS

And here are what we did during the resort tour! Do enjoy!

- Resort Tour with Buggies -

- Infinity Pool - 

- One of the Villa -

- The Smallest Bunga Raya (Hibiscus) -

Just like the name of the resort, "Bunga Raya" - Hibiscus, The Malaysia National Flower, BRIRS is the resort that we can find all kinds of Hibiscus there, from the smallest one to the largest one, as large as our palm!

- Bamboo Massage at Solace Spa? - 

Solace Spa. Experiencing the treatment in private spa suites or pavilions. 

"The Jungle Spa is entwined in the boulders and jungles of BRIRS. Rejuvenate in the sauna and ice room or relax with stunning views of nature's bounty of Borneo."


- Private Villa with Private Pool - 

- One of The Villa -

  - Visit to the Koi Restaurant -

- Wine Cellar -

The Wine Cave. "Underground wine cellar with over, and growing, 3,500 bottles of wines with an intimate bar, private dining room and cigar bar patio."

 - Table for Two -

 - Wines and more selection -

- Koi Restaurant -

"A modern European Bistro with a contemporary flair with the largest wine selection in the region."

One of the best concept they offering, visitors could even try to prepare some of the local delicacies upon request.

- Beautiful calming view while having our meal -

 - Spotted two hornbills (middle) -

Finally! The best part of our trip will be next!

- Pantai Grill -

"Located very close to the water's edge, Pantai Grill is a laidback oceanfront dining outlet."

"It is available for lunch and is open until sunset. Couples interested in more private dining arrangements can choose to enjoy their food at one of several over-water pavilions located nearby, which create a romantic atmosphere that makes for a more intimate affairs" 

We were pampered so so much with scrumptious fresh meal! 

 - Mr. Tomas, General Manager together with Chef Lung -

Thanks to both of them for the luxurious trip for us. :) It was one of best trip I had in K.K.!

- Our table setting -

- Our Menu on Leaf - 

Love the concept!

- Freshly Baked Pizza with only 2/3 minutes! - 

The "oven" is designed by BRIRS and with the charcoals usage to bake the pizza, it just took them 2/3 minutes. I could feel the heat when I'm standing near.

 - Tiger Garoupa -

- Lamb Shank - 

Both of the dish above are two of various dishes they are included in their day trip package. 

Fresh fishes from their farm, it's just taste so good. :)

- Day Trip Menu -

- Swinging by the Beach - 

- Sun Bathing Visitors -

- It's play time! -

After we completed our resort tour and lunch, we went for snorkeling and kayaking. Well, unfortunately I was anxious while I was snorkeling half way... I'm not really good in swimming. From what I heard, some of the them went to see the clams! And it was beautiful!

So, sitting by the beach was great for me.

And our trip ended sometime at 3.00p.m. :)

- The Bridge at 3.30p.m -

Magnificent view.

- Spotted Mt. Kinabalu -

It's time to say good bye to BRIRS and thank you to all of them who pampered us well while we were there.

- All the media bloggers with Personnel from Bunga Raya *Photo Credit to Beverly* -

Left to Right - Beverly, Duo from local Magazine industry, Chloe, Charlotte, Meitzeu, Eric, Mr. Tomas (General Manager) Tom, Calista, Margaret, Cutebun, Nadia (P.A) and Diana.

Millions thanks to BRIRS for the amazing luxurious trip!

- Day Trip to BRIRS -

Well, kid you not! The price are totally worth for every Ringgit paid for such a beautiful beach/ resort and non the less, the food, especially dining beside the beach. Amazing view and what an excitement while we were there, and non the less the people whom we are going with plays a huge part as well.

In fact, I love to be there again for a short sweet escape sometimes. Everything just prefect there. 

For more pictures - Do check out my album!

Location :
Gaya Island.

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Contact Person :
Miss Junei Voo (Resorts Sales Manager)
Mobile : +6013 851 6330
Tel: +6088 380 390
Fax: +6088 247 390