Travelogue

Festival

Royal Floria Putrajaya 2015

New name and new venue for Putrajaya floral festival 2015.

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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.

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

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Holi Festival 2014 (Part 2)

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

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

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

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Holi Festival 2014 (part 1)

Are you ready for some colours?

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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.

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Carnival at Pasir Gudang (Kite Festival)

The traffic around Bukit Layang-Layang during the World Kite Festival (18-23 February 2014) was jam packed.

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The locals swamped to the festival not merely for the flying kites, but the carnival like stalls on the hillside.

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There were over hundred stalls but not many surprises as they were selling standard night market goods.

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World Kite Festival 2014

Pasir Gudang held the 19th World Kite Festival on 18th to 23rd February 2014.

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We visit Bukit Layang-Layang to see the interesting kites roaming the blue sky.

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It was a good experience to see interesting shape and size, 2D and 3D kites.

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Johor Bahru Chingay 2014 柔佛古庙游神 (Part 3)

Many foreign visitors (especially kids) are fascinated with the lion dance and dragon dance.

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Partly could be the adrenaline pumping drum (traditional lion dance music).

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It was the variety of forms and colours that I personally find the lion/dragon dances interesting.

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Johor Bahru Chingay 2014 柔佛古庙游神 (Part 2)

How ‘hot’ is Chingay in Johor Bahru?

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Two of the hot spots are the VIP grandstand along Jalan Wong Ah Fook (opposite of Central and the temporary shrine.

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The participants, devotees and tourists (like us) walked 10KM round circuit from the temporary shrine to towards city center.

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These flags were carried by young girls, and this has been a century old tradition.

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