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I have never been to any of our neighboring countries – Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Philippines and Vietnam. Not that I don’t have the desire to explore these countries, but it is mainly because of the ideas I always have in mind regarding the weather, cultures and food in these countries which I thought are almost the same to ours. My bad and I was totally wrong. These countries have so much to offer and experience. Sometimes, I spend time reading journals and blog entries written by those who have travelled to these countries and was enchanted by their amazing stories. Watching great videos showcasing the beauty of natures, the modern cities, the people, custom and traditions, different diversities and many more have changed my opinion and have made me want to go out and explore these countries too one day. Too sad that the whole world is now being attacked by Covid19 and the tourism industry is facing a downfall.

Before Covid19 hit the world, I have had a plan to visit Singapore with my friends and we had tried our very best to find the perfect dates to travel. We discussed briefly where to sleep, what to eat and what kind of activities we wanted to do during our trip. Singapore is a small country but upon doing our research we were surprised to discover so many interesting things to do. We almost bought our tickets last year but we could sense something seemed off with all the sad news here and there. Due to the increasing number of Covid19 cases, we all had to stay at home and MCO lasted for months. Borders were closed and no one was allowed to travel out of the country. But fret not people !! Once Covid19 is over (which I pray hard it is going to end very soon), we are ready to spread our wings out again and fly high. One of the destinations that I have in mind is definitely Singapore.

I always believe that – you rule your trip and there is no right or wrong. You do you and just enjoy the trip to the utmost. Other than the plane tickets, budgets and insurance, there are few other important things that I will usually take into considerations while planning for a trip  – lodging, halal local cuisines and interesting places to visit. Well, these are totally up to our preferences while designing the trip. Since we cannot go out travelling at the moment, I just want to take this chance to share my plan and what I have found out while doing my research if I ever have the opportunity to visit Singapore.

If you are planning to visit Singapore too, these points are all for you.

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Accommodation / Lodging

Everything in Singapore is expensive and finding a good place to crash might be a bit tricky. But peeps, everything is now at the tip of our fingertips. Some would want the trip to be quick and fun. Some would love to have a sensational and relaxation escapism. You choose, you are the boss. If you have more, you spend more and vice versa. There is a lot of budget hotels in Singapore if you are on a tight budget. Spend a bit of time to scroll and find something that suits our preference. But if you prefer a luxury 5-star hotel, you can check out Mandarin Oriental Singapore or Sofitel Sentosa. I would love to spend a night or two at these hotels to enjoy my vacation and reward myself with a good stay. Choosing a hotel to stay in is important to help us design our journey. I usually commute by public transportations so it is crucial aspect to consider is to find a place in a location where I can easily get the access to the public transportation’s hub.

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Interesting Places To Visit / Activities

Singapore is indeed a small country but surprisingly has a lot to offer to tourists. Since it is going to be my first time visit, I would love to discover all the tourist-must-visit-places in Singapore. I have a number of places I want to go and I will share a few of them with all of you. I plan to cover the Marina Bay Sand, Gardens by the Bay and the Merlion Park. A trip to Singapore is not complete without taking a picture with the Merlion statue. Since my friends love shopping, we have to visit few famous spots to shop too such as the Orchard Road, Haji Lane (they have really good street arts and murals there – perfect to take pictures for Instagram) and not to forget the Chinatown Street Market where you can get to buy souvenirs at cheaper prices. To add extra hype to the trip, one day excursion to Universal Studio Singapore is needed. It is time to cater the hunger of our adrenalin rush by riding all the rides and have lots of fun exploring the theme park.

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Halal Local Cuisine

Food is essential and usually I will go find halal local cuisine to try. Though I love to eat, I am quite a picky eater. Being a neighbor country to Malaysia, I believe Singapore’s cuisines are not much different to our pallets and that excites me to try their food. I would love to taste their top halal food and I have some menus to share with all of you. The first and top menu in my list is the famous chili crab people have been talking about. We can find chili crab at almost all seafood restaurants available in Singapore and there are few restaurants are halal certified. Gosh !! The crabs are all looking so good and inviting. Next in line, I have the famous Singapore murtabak specifically from Zam Zam Restaurant to try. I have been reading review from many people who have tried the murtabak saying that it is so good. I am a big fan of murtabak and I am all in for this. Last but not least, I want to try eating bone marrow and ‘sup tulang’ at Haji Kadir Food Chain. I have never tried sucking out bone marrow even in Malaysia but dare enough to try once I am in Singapore. The power of travelling!!

Sharing all these points really make me want to travel again real soon. I miss everything about travelling especially the nervousness and excitement all together getting into new places and explore. 

Soon.. soon perhaps.
Till then, wait for me Singapore !!

 


Assalamualaikum semua. Lama terbiar ruangan SitiYangMenaip ini..
Hati masih belum oookay dan semangat masih tiada walaupun rindu yang amat nak bersiaran disini. Apa-apa pun di kesempatan yang ada, aku nak ucapkan Salam Ramadhan Kareem 1442 Hijrah buat semua rakan-rakan maya. Selamat menunaikan ibadah puasa dan ibadah-ibadah lain sepanjang bulan mulia ini. Bulan penuh berkat untuk kita top up amalan-amalan dengan ganjaran pahala berlipat kali ganda. Jangan lepaskan peluang yang ada. Insyallah..

Jaga diri dan sentiasa patuh pada SOP.
Till then..

 


Until when ? I don't know.
See you all when I am back.

 Hershey's Bar Limited Edition Baru Perisa Aiskrim Strawberry & Cookies 'N Mint

Oooi orang-orang kampung.. ini ada berita baik barang baru di pasaran nak dikongsikan. Haaa.. Hershey's buat hal pula kali ini dengan mengeluarkan tiga bars chocolate terbaru limited edition yang diilhamkan daripada perisa aiskrim popular seperti Strawberries 'N' Creme, Cookies 'N' Mint dan Birthday Cake Confetti. Aku tak pasti sama ada chocolate bars ini dijual dalam pasaran negara kita atau tidak sebab aku tengok iklan khabarnya macam hanya dijual di 7Eleven Singapore. Tapi.. semua benda boleh dibeli online sekarang jangan risau. Aku beli di Shopee saja dengan harga RM3.40 satu bar. Murah sangat harga untuk satu bar chocolate brand ternama bukan harga kayangan pun. Boleh check Shopee shop ini - Cocoa Valley. Ini aku dah share boleh beli dimana, nanti jangan tanya lagi mana nak cari. Antara Shopee shop pilihan aku kalau nak cari chocolate. Perisa Birthday Cake belum jumpa itu kemudian kita cari.

SEDAP ATAU TIDAK HERSHEY'S BARU ??

Ni aku nak bagitahu nanti jangan tanya lagi sedap atau tak.. Walaupun aku sangat suka makan chocolate, Hershey's bukanlah antara top 5 pilihan chocolate favourites aku tapi makan saja kalau dah ada. Lebih suka Hershey's Nuggets berbanding jenis lain. Berbalik pada rasa Hershey's Bar Limited Edition perisa Strawberries 'N' Creme dan Cookies 'N' Mint, rasanya sedap dan boleh diterima tekak. Rasa standard perisa strawberry dan mint tapi diakui lebih creamy dan seakan-akan kita tengah makan aiskrim. Aku prefer Cookies 'N' Mint berbanding Strawberries 'N' Creme sebab memang kurang suka apa-apa makanan perisa strawberry dan sedikit manis. Lebih menarik, dalam bar Strawberries 'N' Creme ada chunks dried strawberries sekali. Bila makan terasa chunks strawberries yang masam manis seimbang dengan rasa chocolate. Dalam Cookies 'N' Mint pula semestinya ada cebisan cookies yang sedap.

Soalan yang korang selalu tanya.. Sedap ke ??? 
Jawapan aku apa ??? S-E-D-A-P.. 

Packaging yang cantik.

Comel !! Ada bentuk aiskrim.


Bagi aku, dengan harga RM3.40 satu bar sangatlah berbaloi sebab Hershey's bukan chocolate cikai tapi antara chocolate yang boleh dikira premium. Size chocolate adalah nipis tak tebal sangat. Menarik jugalah. Nanti nak cari yang perisa Birthday Cake pula - selagi tak jumpa rasa tak puas hati. Kalau korang berminat, boleh cari di Shopee. Banyak sangat kedai chocolates yang jual pilih mana yang berkenan di hati. Tak perlu susah payah meronda ke kedai, nak check nak cari.. scroll saja handphone dan tunggu sampai depan rumah. Easy !!

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Bunga Matahari Dan Beriadah Di Taman Saujana Hijau Putrajaya

Selepas berbulan-bulan duduk rumah tak kemana-mana akhirnya ada juga aktiviti yang boleh dibuat selepas road blocks kawasan Putrajaya dimansuhkan. Nak hirup udara segar pula tengok keindahan alam sekeliling. Di sekitar Putrajaya ada banyak taman yang sesuai kalau nak beriadah santai bersama keluarga dan salah satu yang famous adalah Taman Saujana Hijau. Bagi warga Putrajaya dan sekitar, Taman Saujana Hijau adalah antara taman pilihan dan sentiasa ramai pengunjung. Tempat cantik dan kemas dan selalu juga jadi pilihan untuk pengantin photoshoot gambar kahwin. Fashion brands pun suka ke Taman Saujana Hijau untuk shooting gambar-gambar. Saja ajak MamiZ kesana jalan-jalan keluarkan peluh sikit. Bukan nak jogging sakan pun.. Kami menapak saja slowly. Kawasan Taman Saujana Hijau ni luas yang amat - sekitar 47 hectares dan nak cover semua kawasan memang rasa tak mampu. Dibahagikan kepada beberapa bahagian seperti European Garden, Chinese Style Garden dan English Garden. Kawasan taman pula ada bahagian yang berbukit dan ada yang mendatar. Taman Saujana Hijau beroperasi bermula pukul 07:00AM sehingga 07:00PM setiap hari. Parking is free dan tiada charge bayaran masuk dikenakan. Nak picnic pun sesuai boleh bawa makanan dan duduk di gazebo yang disedikan. Nak bentang tikar pun boleh.. Cari spots yang redup bestnyaaa.. Niat sebenar kami kesana nak cari bunga matahari yang banyak ditanam disana. Cuci mata tengok bunga-bunga.


 

PERGI WAKTU PAGI LEBIH NYAMAN

Waktu pagi adalah waktu terbaik nak ke Taman Saujana Hijau Putrajaya. Rasa nyaman angin sejuk macam di Cameron Highlands. Menjelang pukul 10:00AM memang orang dah sangat ramai dan matahari mula terpacak atas kepala. Petang pun menarik juga sambil tunggu sunset. Jangan lupa bawa bekalan air dan simple snacks kalau nak jogging. Aku cepat pening kalau cuaca terlalu panas, jadi wajib untuk pakai topi. Memang seronok tengok ramai orang beriadah amalkan gaya hidup sihat. Ramai juga yang bawa anak-anak untuk bebas berlari sana sini. Sesekali aku rasa memang elok dan perlu untuk kita buat aktiviti macam ni.. Kalau di rumah memang kerja mengadap TV dan Internet. Aku dan MamiZ menapak jauh juga walaupun jalan slowly boleh tahan peluh yang keluar. Dah selesai satu pusingan baru kami ke kawasan yang banyak bunga matahari. Ralit memerhati membelek bunga matahari yang cantik mekar.

Jalan 10 langkah.. berhenti rehat 10 minit. Ihikkks..


Hilang penat rasa bila tengok bunga matahari yang cantik. Memang antara tarikan utama di Taman Saujana Hijau adalah deretan bunga-bunga matahari yang ditanam. MamiZ dah rancang nak tanam bunga matahari pula di tanah sejengkal depan rumah. Jatuh cinta dengan bunga matahari pula katanya.. Kita tengok nanti project tanaman bunga matahari MamiZ jadi macam mana.. Kalau betul nak tanam semoga tumbuh membesar elok hendaknya. Jeng.. Jeng..

TOLONG JAGA KEBERSIHAN TAMAN SAUJANA HIJAU

Bab kebersihan ni kadang-kadang aku pelik juga tengok attitude rakyat Malaysia. Tempat riadah orang dah buatkan, kita pandai guna dan apa salahnya kita jaga kebersihan juga. Tong sampah pun dah disediakan apa susah sangat nak buang sampah pada tempatnya. Sama-sama kita jaga kebersihan ubah perangai buruk apply semua yang baik belaka. Yang bawa makanan, bawa belon bawa confetti nak celebrate birthday ke apa ke.. tolong kutip semua sampah sendiri yang dibawa dan buang. Lebihan makanan bungkus elok-elok bukan buang dalam longkang. Sedih tengok ada sampah yang dibiarkan begitu saja. Memanglah ada pekerja-pekerja pembersihan tapi apa masalah kalau sendiri bawa sampah tu dan sendiri uruskan ?? Mungkin di entrance kena buat pemeriksaan beg untuk tengok barang-barang yang dibawa. Kenakan bayaran untuk yang nak celebrate birthday dan buat mini partyMalu dengan orang di negara-negara lain yang jauh lagi pembersih dari kita. Taman kita sama cantik juga dengan taman-taman di negara orang lain tapi sikap kita yang hodoh. Nak jadi contoh ikutan anak-anak tengok pun rasa tak lalu. Bila ke taman awam, memang macam-macam sikap manusia kita akan jumpa. Korang boleh nilai sendiri laaaa macam mana keadaan bila ada parents yang buang pampers anak dalam longkang. Obviously bukan anak tu sendiri yang buang tapi mak ayah dia.. Sedih !! Kemudian, kita akan jumpa species bodoh sombong ignorant yang merokok sana sini. Haaa.. Public area kot bukan private park milik keluarga kau. Orang pi taman nak sedut udara segar tapi yang dapat bau asap rokok berkepul-kepul. Apakah ?? Common sense entah kemana tak kan tak boleh fikir mana baik mana buruk. Kecewa sangat.  Jadi sama-sama kita jaga kebersihan taman-taman awam negara kita biar kekal cantik dan kemas. Bila orang luar datang tengok keadaan taman-taman di negara kita, biar diorang rasa sama kagum dan cantik macam taman-taman di negara diorang.

Haaa kan dah membebel jadinya.. Geram !! Hahaha..

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