Visiting Temples In Siam Reap!

I had always wanted to visit Cambodia chiefly for its main attraction, the historically famed Angkor Wat. After putting this off for a couple of years hoping I could find someone or a group of people to join me, I decided I waited enough… and just flew over on my own!

I started the tour at 5:00 in the morning to catch sunrise at the temple. And for the next five hours, not only did I cover Angkor Wat, I had also toured six other surrounding temples. One of the temple sites, Ta Phrom, was used to filmed the 2001 movie Tomb Raider.

Cambodia recognizes the US Dollar currency – and things here are not exactly cheap! For example, a can of coke goes for $1.50 – $2.00 here. I hired the same taxi driver from the airport to do both the small and big tour for $80 – the tuk-tuk tour would’ve been half that price. And left on my own, I am a shitty negotiator. Haha!

Cambodia trip continues in Phnom Penh…

Going Around Jakarta

After DBA Jakarta, we extended our stay here for another two days. Sovi and Jen took time off to bring us around including: Pantai Indah Kapok, Mangrove, Time Machine (my most favorite and highlight of the trip!), Korean BBQ, LemonGrass Bogor, and Little Venice @ Puncak.

Gotta admit, it was a bit of a guilty pleasure as I have a launch coming soon with Kate (this being her first) and I barely got anything done in the past several days.

Great trip overall to wrap up our visit to Jakarta!

Disney Land, Hong Kong

Went on a short vacation and took my mom to Disney Land in Hong Kong (yep, Hong Kong again… even though I was here just last month!)
With a lot going on this isn’t the best time for me to be on holiday, but I figure I can always make more money anytime.
Also, I promised her long ago to take her on a long overdue vacation and originally, the idea was to go to Europe. However it doesn’t seem that safe now, and my business is demanding more of my time than before, I wouldn’t have been able to properly plan the trip.
So, Disney Land it was.
Your parents won’t be forever young; if you can you should take them out for a treat while they still have the health and mobility to enjoy!

Bungee Jump in Macau

Right after Hong Kong, I followed Sasa and her friends to Macau. It was just one hour Ferry ride and the vibe here is entirely different. Not as congested and packed to the brim like Hong Kong. Roads are cleaner, and hotels are nice!

We stayed at Broadway Macau and we would be here for just 2 days. So we went swimming and walked around the city for some sight seeing at night, including swinging by some casinos.

However the main attraction for me in this trip is the Bungee Jump at the Macau Tower, said to be the sight of the tallest bungee jump in the world according to Guinness Book of World Records.

233 meters in comparison to the Auckland Tower Skyjump I did 5 years ago at 168 meters. So that’s probably like an extra couple of seconds of freefall and scare.

I was feeling anxious leading up to the jump itself, but as soon as I leaped off the platform, all fears wore off. The 10 seconds of free fall went by quickly.

The only thing giving me a post-traumatic disorder is, believe it or not, the price tag for this jump.

… A whopping $500 or RM2,000!

I was in for a nasty surprise when I registered for the bungee jump – I was expecting it to be around $200 – $250 (around the price of the Auckland Sky Jump, or maybe slightly more since we’re talking about the tallest bungee jump in the world)

But not only did it cost double, there were no printed photos or cert after the jump even though I went for a rather ‘premium’ package that included videos and photos.

I had no problem forking out that sum, but it certainly isn’t value for money, knowing I was burning $50 a second on my way down and all I got was a USB drive after that. (I was told I will be given an e-cert by email 2 days later, didn’t get it to this day)

Should you do this bungee jump? For a YOLO kind of experience or for the sake of striking a list off your bucket list, sure go ahead – just be informed on the price you’re about to pay, which is substantially more expensive than other bungee jumps – most likely taking advantage of their coveted Guinness World Record.

Oh well, at least I can tell you I’ve done it before 🙂

Overall good 2 days spent here, and 3 days in Hong Kong before this. Now it’s time to go back to Malaysia…

Hong Kong… Again!

It’s been a while since I last posted anything here. The past three months had been a craaaazy ride with rapid business growth, unprecedented in the previous years! Of course, it came with new problems: I also became busier than before.

Between doing product launches and conducting my first workshop in 3 years, I found little time for other things. And the short break in Hong Kong came about the right time.

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This time I didn’t come here to play Airsoft; it was to be a casual R&R trip.

The original plan was to go hiking in New Territories with Sasa but the daily drizzle put a damp on our plans. Joining me again is Nick, however he would only be here for 3 days as school holidays was about to be over and he had to return to Malaysia earlier to teach in school.

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Even though we didn’t join any Airsoft games this time around, we still had to visit the Airsoft shops in Mongkok and eHobby Asia as well.

And hey, guess who I ran into?

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Moses, my ex-team mate! A surprise to find him here of all places and of all the times… but not really a surprise, if I think of it. Haha.
IMG20160610191416Unlike my previous HK trips, this time we stayed at the Causeway Bay for a change of scenery. So the 3 days were spent walking to several places, eating, walking, and more eating.

Not really a relaxing trip, haha.
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As Sasa had been generous with her time to be with us, Nick and I rewarded her with an Airsoft gun – and good timing too, since hers had been in a state of disrepair for ages.

Here’s a short mish-mash of video clips I took while walking around Hong Kong with Nick and Sasa…

So that was 3 days in Hong Kong. While Nick returned to Malaysia, I joined Sasa and her friends to Macau – this was to be my first time there…

(To Be Continued In The Next Post…)