Thursday, August 09, 2007

Sailing on the Wasa Queen

This post is 2 weeks overdue! Been busy lately.....wait, i'm busy all the time. *Sigh*

So 2 weekends ago, i went on a 1 day cruise on the Wasa Queen! Previously this was Star Cruise, but now sold to some other company. So, it's not as grand as Star Cruise.

Upon reaching at the terminal at 5pm, we had to register. When you register, they would take away your identification cards (I.C) and give u some sort of like their own identification card. The card is for you to open your room door and for you to purchase the items on board (which you pay when you leave the ship).

Had out bags checked and boarded the ship.The rooms are smaller and we have to sleep on bunk beds.

Reminder not to smoke in bed....meaning other places can?

Here are some pictures from the inside of the ship.

The place where we eat dinner, supper and breakfast. Cafeteria style.

Er...where is this?

Here's some pictures taken outside.

What's a winch?

Erm, i wanted to take a pic of the lifeboat ONLY, actually

Just in case!

Nice scenery

At 7.30pm sharp, the ship started moving away from the port. Sailing out into international waters so that the casinos can start their business. Oh did i mention that the only entertainment is gambling and some performances. Found out later that some people don't even book a room, they pay for standing pax only as their main purpose is to gamble. The casinos are open from 9.0pm - 6.30 am. So almost everyone u see got a 'gambler's' look.

So what i did on board the whole time was eat, gamble, eat, sleep, eat...all in that order. The ship got back to the port at 8am the next morning. So everyone bundled off after breakfast.

The long walk back to the port

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Ipoh Food Trip!

Another food trip! Destination is Ipoh this time. This can be considered as my first visit there (the last time i went was many years ago, a stop over on the way back from Penang).

Started off at 6.00am on 21st July, from home, to meet up with the others. The 4 of us pushed off around 6.30am. Not much happenings on the way there, just that it was very foggy along the way.

We reached Ipoh approximately around 9am and went straight for dim sum! Actually 9am for breakfast is already late in Ipoh terms.

The employees kept pushing dim sum at us, and the trick is to firmly reject them before they pile up all the food on your table! The dim sums here are small and cute!

Visiting Ipoh wouldn't be complete without drinking Ipoh White Coffee!!

Next up, tou foo far! Very smooooth. I'm not a big fan though...

After all that eating, we went to a park called 'DR Park'. Don't ask me what's the full name, cause i can't remember!

Here fishy, fishy...

There was a Japanese section at the park.

After monkey-ing around, we continued with our food tour. We drove all the way to Menglembu for Chee Cheong Fun.

The normal sweet sauce

One with wild boar curry

One with pig skin curry

We went to visit a cave next, 'Kek Look Tong'. There's always a nice breeze inside the cave, so it's refreshing since the weather is oh so hot!

Enjoying the breeze

A park behind the cave

Some weird stone


Went to a temple after that, 'Ling Sen Tong', which was just nearby. There were many statues inside.

Wanted to go to the next temple which was 'Sam Poh Tong' but it was closed already! So what to do? Continue eating of course!

Fish Paste noodle!

It was already evening, we headed off to Kinta City. I realised there that the 'major' bookstores were not selling Harry Potter!! A real bummer! Didn't stay at the mall long. Went off for dinner after that. Yeah, we're still eating!

Of course our last meal there had to be Chicken rice!! A must eat in Ipoh.

Was about 8.30pm when we all headed home. Reached home about 10.30pm, all stuffed and tired after a whole day in Ipoh.