Sunday, January 31, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Managed to squeeze some time to head to Johor Bahru for some Chinese New Year Shopping. The exchange rate for S$1 to M$ is about 3.03. The low ringgit draws a lot of Singaporean like myself to head to Johor Bahru for a day trip shopping. It is very easy to travel to Johor Bahru. Refer my previous post on how to travel to Johor Bahru and another post on how to go to KSL Mall. Best avoid weekend as the queue might be very long. On reaching Johor Bahru, we headed to JBCC to exchange some Malaysian Ringgit. We found the money changer at JBCC gives better rate. Just next to the money changer is this little cafe serving nonya food. We had rendang chicken with nasi lemak rice. Sea Coconut JBCC Mall - is a little quiet City Square is crowded due to more shops in this mall. After shopping in City Square Mall, we took the public bus (S1) to KSL Mall to continue shopping. Managed to get some shoes and bags. But for clothings, I still prefer to shop in Singapore cause more familar to the fashion shops in Singapore. KSL Mall Could not resist buying snacks and cakes back to Singapore cause they are so much cheaper than Singapore. This kueh lapis (half size) costs me only RM40 (S$13.20) is cheaper by 50% back home. So happy with the day trip, mostly dining, tea break and some shopping. Hope to head to Malaysia again.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Day 7 - Finally the day we have to bid Taiwan good bye. After checking out of the hotel, we took a cab from Riverview Hotel to Taipei West Bus Station. The taxi fare from our hotel to the bus station is only NT90, if we were to take the cab from our hotel to airport will cost us more than NT1000. So we save quite a lot of money cause we have free bus vouchers from the bus station to airport (the vouchers that we collected from Taiwan Tourism Board back in Singapore). View my old post on how to go the the Taiwan West Bus Station. Went to the counter to exchange my vouchers for the bus tickets. (See my post on the free bus vouchers that I collected from the tourism board. We queue at Bus 1819 to board the bus, took about 1 hour to reach Taoyuan Internation Airport from this bus station. As we were still early before checking in at the airline counter, we went for our lunch at the food court. I had the omurice set with fried chicken pieces(Japanese Omelette Rice) - it tasted so good Hubby had the wonton soup noodle, there's so many wonton inside. Finally, we settled all the check in of luggages and gone through all security checks in the airport, time to do some duty free shopping. Saw all these beautiful Japanese toys on display Hubby and me, both of us had the same chinese rice set Yayy, Haagen Dazs Ice Cream for dessert That's the end of my Taiwan trip 2015, time to plan for my next trip in 2016, still had not figure out where to go and how to go.
Friday, December 04, 2015
Our last night in Taiwan, had to go to the night market even though we were so tired after attending the wedding during the day. Of course it should be in Shilin Night Market, we did some last minute shopping here and had a very very late dinner or supper. Came across a coffee house with free wifi but I forgot the name of this nice coffee house and must be too tired to take photo of the coffee house too. Hubby had the milk tea while I had the caramel tea They do serve both western and chinese cusine. Hubby had the pork chop with fries and I had the waffle with ice cream
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Day 6 of my trip was spend attending the wedding in Taipei of a close relative. The main purpose of this trip was for this wedding. Sorry no photos of the wedding couple and relatives cause of privacy. So here's the photos of the food instead. The bride gave us two big boxes of wedding cakes. Wow I have so many stuff to carry back to Singapore and I had to hand carry these cakes cause they were so precious, hahaha One of the boxes contain this big rounded cake that had some pork floss and other fillings inside. The other bigger box contains of two trays of cookies - they were really delicious. The wedding feast - each dish comes with auspicious name Starter comes with four different types of meat The second was abundance of sweetness - mochi (muah chee) Third dish was braised sea cucumber that was delicious and very soft texture, easy to chew Fourth dish was Buddha jump over the wall(a kind of soup or stew with a lot of ingredients) Fifth dish was a very huge prawn Sixth dish was actually pork ribs but looked like duck drumstick- tasted like chicken or duck meat hahaha Seventh dish was glutinous rice Eight dish was herbal chicken soup Nineth dish was some kind of pastry Tenth dish was steamed fish Eleveth dish was some sweet dessert Ending the feast with Hokkaido Cup Cake and assorted Taiwanese fruits