Friday, April 29, 2016

Escape to Bandung

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This would be the 2nd time I'm heading to Bandung, as honestly it is a really great place to getaway from Kuala Lumpur. Located near Jakarta, its surrounded by hills, volcano's and hot springs. The best part is, there is no HAZE over there! only fresh air and a cool breeze ranging from 22-30 degrees.

You can check out my old post here: http://www.seraphsam.com/2015/01/first-2015-trip-bandung-indonesia.html

The main purpose of this trip is to go for one of my close friend, Cantya's wedding, This would be the first Indonesian Javenese wedding that I'm attending and it is definitely an eye opener. I headed over there with Celestine using Airasia, as it was the cheapest for that period (RM400 return)

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Chillin at the airport.

As we arrived at Bandung, Cantya booked us a room at Meize Hotel, which was located around the city centre. and since this is Celestine's first time at Bandung, we decided to visit the landmarks around town as we didn't have a car this time (since Cantya is busy with wedding preparations)

So first up, Food! We're foodies and Indonesia has plenty to offer! Bakso, Lele Bakar, Babi Guling and more! A meal on the roadside will cost about RM3-5


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The scenery around our hotel

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Flags at Jalan Braga

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Jalan Braga

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Pop up Cafe's

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Tauhu Bakar (Tofu)

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Cumi Goreng (Fried Squid)

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Babi Pedas Mampus (Spicy till die Pork)

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Ken Ken's Babi Guling

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Babi Guling

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How Happy she is =D


And of course in Bandung, its very famous for its Factory outlets. There are plenty them to go to for clothes, which I literally became a shopaholic woman


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Our hotel is about a 1km walk away from the factory outlets


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Art for Sale

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Random Chocolate

Damage done:
1 Tailor Made Full Suit - RM500
Guess Jeans - RM90
Ralph Lauren Polo Tshirts - RM90
Assorted Tshirts - RM100


Of course coming to the main reason of our trip, the wedding itself! Cantya is Javanese as I said earlier, and I would say it is like a mixture of a Malay wedding (Buffet Jamu Selera) with some Indian Elements (They'll be on the stage where we will then line up to greet them). There were plenty of people in the Selaras Wedding House, and it was something totally new to us

Definitely it was such a beautiful wedding!

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#OOTN

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Celest and I

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With Cantya & Docko

That outfit they're wearing is freaking heavy!

The following day, Cantya and Docko took some time to bring us out, and i'm really grateful we're able to spend more time with them especially when they're so busy


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At Docko's shop Dreadocks

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Enjoying a beer at Halfway Bar

It was a great time spent at Bandung. I would definitely come back again for more beer, food and the mountain tops especially since we weren't able to see it this time

Once again, Congratulations Cantya and Docko! 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Getting Super Wet at Cambodia

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*pic credit to songkran2015.com

NSFW NSFW NSFW

Okay lah, all you horny pervs can get lost cos this post isn't what you will want to read. I know the title is a bit wtf but yeah I did get super wet at Siem Reap, Cambodia for the Sangkranta Festival! (Songkran Festival)

This year, 13th April marked the Cambodian New Year and Cambodians party pretty hard as it is the biggest festival of the year. Why was I there exactly? I'm actually part of the Angkor Beer Street Party's Event Team over there handling the main event! 

It was a 4 day street party where there were plenty of water fights and something I didn't expect, POWDER fights!But of course, even though its kind of a workation, i still had plenty of free time myself to roam around to explore Cambodia

You can check out my video here:


As for the first day we arrived, we pretty much had the whole day to ourselves so we started our exploring around Siem Reap


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Arriving at Siem Reap with Andy

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Pub Street where our main event is happening

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Enjoying a cool $1 Mango Shake under the crazy 41 degree heat

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Some random laundry shop


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Beer Pong time!

As the event day came, we had to work for 4 nights in a row, as I said, Cambodians party really hard and the festival goes on and on and on! I was in charge of the 360 roving team which allows the fans to come around, snap a 360 selfie and post it up on Facebook with Angkor Beer's Branding. pretty cool huh?

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The event stage

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With my Brand Ambassadors

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This is how my 360 selfie's look like. Awesome huh? 
come ask me and i can quote you accordingly for your events =D

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Weapons of Choice: Mild Pig Powder HAHA!

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We got the big guns!

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One of my favourite BA's


This is how crazy it is


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Fueling up with Didi, SK and Leo


After the crazy parties, I decided to do some cultural visits to get to know more about Cambodian culture and history. First stop, The Angkor National Museum, where you can learn a lot of its history and legends before going to Angkor Wat itself. Sadly no photography was allowed in the museum

Cost: $12 USD

I would recommend coming here first so that you'll understand Angkor Wat better when you head there. 


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One of the rivers near Angkor National Museum

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Angkor National Museum

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Selfie Time

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Hanging out with Asura

So of course after learning so much on its history, you definitely have to visit Angkor Wat for the full Package. Me and SK got a tuktuk to fetch us up ($20 for the whole day) to bring us to Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is actually just one temple, but there are plenty of other temples surrounding Angkor Wat which will be included in the package

Cost: 
$20 Tuktuk (Full Day)
$20 Angkor Visitor Pass (1 day)


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Tuktuk ride to Angkor Wat

We started up at Bayon Temple, pretty amazing with the four faces of buddha

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Baphuon Temple

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Ta Prohm Temple (Where roots grow all over the temple)

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And of course, Angkor Wat!

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The Churning of the Milk Sea

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This is the face: Ok Lah Kao  Tim adi

I didn't post up all the temples on this post cos I guess it'll bore you too much! better to just head there and see it for yourself!

This Cambodia trip was really fulfilling. You can get up here with a shoe string budget and you'll still be treated like a king! Definitely a place I would visit again as its so memorable!

next stop: Bandung, Indonesia!