Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Where I Sleep & What I Eat

The first thing I bought in Labuan. The first visit, the first thing that I bought and also the first time of buying it in my life...

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Malaysia Prepaid Handphone Starter Pack. One thing that is "SIOK" about Malaysia, Cheap bill! Spent 5Ringgit for the starter pack and it comes with 10Ringgit recharge card. It doesn't cost much to make international call too!

Then, to find a place to sleep at night. Wasn't that familiar with the place that we don't know where to find a cheap deal hotel to hop in for the night. And I don't get to see this by the roadside like what I encountered in Brunei.

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B$30.00 per night!!!

Heard that, there is one boss in Brunei who opened a hotel at there. So me & wee give there a try. By the time we got there, we're wrong!

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It's not one, it had expanded his business into two hotels!

And it is owned by this man below...

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The owner of Aifa Electrical in Brunei.

Paid RM128 for the room.

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Well, not RM128 for this room.

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It's double single bedroom.

One of the nicest thing about this hotel is its location, it just located around the town area. With less than 5minutes walk, we can reach the port. There are lot of shop houses and restaurants around the hotel too.

Right around the hotel, there are supermarkets.

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Bought some snacks for supper

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And some drinks! Alcohol in Labuan are cheap because it's duty free. Even cheaper than the mineral water that I bought for RM8.70 per bottle. Hahaha! It's EVIAN, that's why.

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All the way to Labuan just for the instant cup noodles?

The story still continues in day2!

Day 2, there are more people joining the trip. Me & Wee went there a day earlier because scared that shops will be closed during the 2nd day which is the Hari Raya.

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Four more people that joined which mean bigger rooms are needed!!!

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BETA Service Apartment is the place staying for group. And right beside the apartment, it's the shopping complex that known as the "Financial Park Labuan".

Paid RM312 for the room!

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Once again, not this room!

RM312 for 3rooms...

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One queen size bedroom.

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One single bedroom.

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One double single bedroom.

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It comes with a living room.

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And a kitchen too!

Right beside the living room, there is balcony that we can have the view of Labuan town!

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Definitely one nice place to take photo at...

More people mean more FOODS! We're going to one place to eat seafood that Wee want to bring us to. But when we reach there, it's closed due to the holiday! Asked this to taxi driver who is MR.AGUS! He said that during holiday when there are lots of people visiting, the shops are closed. But during the daily day when there aren't much people visiting, they open the shops and wait for customer!

Lastly we ended at...

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Fisherman's Wharf

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It's a restaurant that serves Seafood!

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Business is Good there!

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Alan Chan: "I'm READDDYYYY!!!."

Ordered
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Sambal Squid

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Fried Deer Meat with Ginger

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Fried Curry Prawn

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Sizzling Japanese Bean curd

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Stir-Fried Baby Kailan

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Steamed Groupa & that conclude the dinner we had for the night!

The next day in the morning,
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We had our breakfast at the public food court right inside the Financial Park Labuan shopping complex.

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They have Economic Rice,

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Claypot Mee,

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Sizzling Mee,

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Fried Mee Hon,

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Penang Fried Keow Tiaw and etc. Just like any food court we have in Brunei except that they do serve...

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Tuaran Fried Mee & I must said that it's NICE!!!

And during our lunch, it's the last stop that we made before we're back to Brunei. Ho Wee brought us to this restaurant here.

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Kedai Kopi New Wah Hiong

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Where it serves Good Taste Bak Kut Teh.

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Get to order the Fried Keow Tiaw (wet) and of course the signboard's menu!

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Bak Kut Teh!

This is my 100th posts & its about FOODS! hehehe! :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

A Small Sight Seeing @ Labuan

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Welcome to Labuan!

What do you have in mind when talk about Labuan?
Isn't it an island? Is it a small town that have lots of old shop buildings? Is it a place that don't have big shopping complex/mall? Is it a place where there aren't any place to go?

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Yeah, it is! It's one small town with many old shop houses and buildings.

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There aren't much shopping mall like what we have here in Brunei or Miri.

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The town of Labuan is just as big as Bandar Seri Begawan which we can walk around those shop houses.

But for me,
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Labuan is more than a small town or one small island!!!

It's a place where there are a lot of sight-seeing to do.
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Unlike Brunei or Miri, Labuan has one Chinese temple that is four-story tall and an underground basement under it.

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Right at the town, there is public library.

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One big public library they got there.

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Wee brought me here for a visit.

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It's the MARINE MUSEUM where they exhibit the marine life's habitats, the species of fishes, sea snails, sea corals that is found in sea of Labuan. Other than that, they also exhibit artifacts from ship-wreck, replica and illustrations of the marine's life and etc.

Too bad, there aren't any pictures taken because it's closed during that time! Thanks to the taxi driver who "SABOH" me & wee.

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Just right beside the marine museum, there is beach.

Because Labuan is an island, that makes her a nice place that surrounds with beaches. And this is one of the beach that I encounter.

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Pantai Tanjung Purun

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And there is one restaurant located there where it's definitely one fantastic and romantic place to dine in.

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A five minutes walk away from the museum, there is Labuan Clock Tower.

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It's one of the historical monuments in Labuan. Labuan is one of the place that was invaded by the Japanese during the second world war. And it is named as Maida Island at that time. There are couple of places which had its own historical stories like the "war memorial", "peace park" and "the chimney".

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I want to say that Labuan's people are creative. On our way walk to the financial park complex, there is the skateboard park that catch our attention.

It's not that we saw people skate like the legend, Tony Hawk. It's the park that look even more KICK ASS than Tony Hawk.

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It's all covered with Graffiti.

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And I personally like this one, it looks so cool with the spraying of the paint making the effect of the cartoon's emotion.

It's really creative even the name of the artist also out-of-the-box!

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BIHUN SOUP!!!

We Bruneian are also Creative in a way too. Brunei Yakin! They can draw. BUT...

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We can skate even WITHOUT skateboard! Even more KICK ASS than Tony Hawk.

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There is still places that I'd not go. Maybe next time???

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This is the An'Nur Jamek Mosque.

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The beautiful night view of Labuan.

And lastly, I was surprised to spot this even at Labuan...

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The Tower Of Pisa!!!
Nehh, this is just a version of myself. "The Lamppost of Pisa".