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Royal Floria Putrajaya 2015

New name and new venue for Putrajaya floral festival 2015.

Royal Floria Putrajaya 2015 (2)

New admission fees of RM5 for Malaysian, and higher rate for foreigner. In return, visitors will be rewarded with 500,000 flora (100 species) and opportunity to exercise leg muscle.

Royal Floria Putrajaya 2015 (5)

The weather is so hot that both the visitors and the flora are dehydrated.

Royal Floria Putrajaya 2015 (3)

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Great place to escape from Dubai’s heat

There are more than 70+ shopping malls and arcades in Dubai alone. With The Dubai Mall crowned with the world largest mall make it a ‘must see’ tourist spot in Dubai.

The Dubai Mall (2)

Besides few other indoor attraction (fee based) such as Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, At the Top Burj Khalifa, Ice Rink etc, the music fountain showcase draw huge crowd every evening (because it is free and nice to watch).

The Dubai Mall (4)

Viewing from the restaurant balcony would be a good choice. Do take note that the music and performance varies every 30 minutes.

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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Being the largest shopping center in the world, Dubai Mall needs some mind boggling projects such as skiing slope and giant water tank in a desert country.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo (4)

The aquarium if a great alternative option other than shopping in Dubai Mall.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo (6)

Most of the specimens and species are similar to other major aquariums, but Dubai Aquarium has Guinness World Record under its belt (2010) for having the largest Acrylic panel which holds 10 million litres of water. My camera lens couldn’t capture the entire wall panel. Standing on 2nd floor (see the guy in shadow), that gives you a better perspective how big is this aquarium tank.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo (2)

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Dubai Creek

I always fascinated by the ‘local’ facet of a city.

Dubai Creek

One of the good place to visit is Dubai Creek to meet the local and to witness daily walk of life at Dubai.

Coffee Museum Dubai (5)

Of course, if you are visiting the museum and shops, some of the locals are role playing to demonstrate to the visitors the way of life in the past.

Al Fahidi Souk

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1,300KM round trip to East Coast

We made a short round trip from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu for the Qing-Ming Festival 清明 (Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day).

East Coast

With respect of the ancestors, it may not be nice to take pictures of this colourful and smoky festival.

Fish on Land

So, I rather showed you the original skeleton of the famous Perak Man. This is the oldest complete set of skeleton discovered in South East Asia. He lived more than 10,000 years ago. Note: Peking Man dated back to 300,000 years.

Perak Man

This skeleton has been relocated back to Lenggong Archaeological Museum in 2014 for Malaysia Tourism Year. Lenggong Valley has been crowned as the World Heritage Site.

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Holi Festival 2014 (Part 2)

We have fun for a colour Sunday afternoon at Shree Lakshmi Narayan Mandir (Kuala Lumpur).

Holi Festival 2014 (10)

The event is free but outside visitors have been limited to bring the event under control.

Holi Festival 2014 (5)

If you can stand the hot sun and colour face for next 7 days, this will be a fun event.

Holi Festival 2014 (9)

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Holi Festival 2014 (part 1)

Are you ready for some colours?

Holi Festival 2014 (19)

Over thousand of visitors queuing up under the hot sun to join Holi Festival 2014.

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If you have not watch the movie Avatar, you can find similar creatures in this festival.

Holi Festival 2014 (30)

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