Singapore : Birds of a Feather

Hello Singapore, it has been a while!

I was talking to one of my friend earlier this day, and just realized that we have known each other for 10 years already. Gosh, how time flies. I still vividly remember how i moved to Singapore early July, 10 years ago. Back then, i did not know much things. University life was pretty busy with projects as well. So all i can eat was foodcourt foods like chicken rice, mixed rice, mee pok, and fast foods like McD and KFC. HAHA.

Thankfully, God gave me great friends who i can rely on during my period in Singapore, which some of them are still good friends of mine up till today, who love to bring me to new places to try new things. ❤

and one of new places they brought me recently was BIRDS OF A FEATHER in Amoy Street. A nice cafe which has a very cozy feeling. The ray of natural sunlights and the wooden contemporary design made it more relaxing. The rather big size is a plus point as well, makes it easier for us who often come a big group.

When we talk about cafe, food is another important thing to consider other than the great ambiance. Birds Of A Feather is quite a rather unique eating experience, where they marriage chinese delicacy with italian and western dishes. and amazingly it taste great! even though some of them created a shock unfamiliar taste at first. Haha

Affogato (SGD 7.50)

Cappucino (SGD 6)

A Bowl of Healthiness (SGD 20)

Love the aesthetic serving of this little cute bowl. Housemade Granola with assorted fruits and berries with greek yoghurt. Perfect way to start my meal. Haha. Even though the berries are all a little bit too sour, but i still enjoyed it though. Well, maybe because i always love a granola bowl. It is just a little too pricy for a small bowl. But, worth the try.

Oriental Bolognaise (SGD 20)

My Favorite amongst other dishes. al dente Angel hair, with pork ragout in sichuan style, with onsen tomago, wilted kale and sakura ebi. Was weird at first, but loving this all the way. it’s like chinese style aglio olio. The tingling taste is not bothering at all, and it smell good too. And ohh, the onsen egg really enhanced the flavour of the pasta.

Crispy Gyoza with Truffle Soy Vinaigrette (SGD 16)

A quite crispy outer, yet tender meat on the inside. My second favorite item after the angel hair. I can eat a lot of these too! haha. The dipping is soo good as well, never know that vinegar will goes well with truffle oil. It makes a rather sour taste and savoury at the same time. Perfect for sharing.

Avocado with Shredded Roasted Chicken with Sichuan Pepper Dressing (SGD 23)

This is a the most unique meal that we tasted on that day. Avocado toast with sichuan dressings. Haha.. It created another shock for the taste buds, but it was pretty okay after a few bites. Really a whole new experience of having an avocado toast.

Hong Shao Beef Ragout Orrechiate (SGD 26)

I think this is the only modern chinese dish that goes normal with sichuan style. Haha. A nice tender beef with parmesan foam, spinach, black fungus, pine nut and egg confit.

Overall it was a nice experience hanging out in this small rather big cafe. *What an oxymoron. Haha. Well, it looks small from the outside, since the front look is literally that small, and i did not realized that i already passed it by, till i need to call my friend and ask her to go out. Haha. But it turns out to be a great cozy place inside with awesome service as well.

*And oh, you need to request for tap water if you prefer not to have still / sparkling. Cause they will automatically serve you with the fancy mineral waters when you asked for only water. (well, at least that’s what happened to us)

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

115 Amoy Street #01-01, 069935

Open Daily : 10am till late

(+65) 6221 7449

 

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SINGAPORE : PICNIC (VLOG)

Back in Singapore days, we love to go out in big group. The more the merrier! More over when i go out with my Indonesian friends. We dont just go in big groups; We tend to stay quite a while after our meals and talk like there’s no tomorrow. haha..

Since we already know our so called ‘bad habit’. Normally we gonna squeeze our mind to just find a proper place to eat and hangout at the same time. And it is very tiring sometimes, since not so many places can fit 10-15 people in one go, at the same table. So, if your circle has the same habit like ours. Guess PICNIC can be one of your option for your next gathering.

PICNIC is like an international food-court with a beautiful decorated picnic-ky garden theme. Indeed, a very unique idea that makes many people want to give them a visit.

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PICNIC itself has more than 10 seasonal and thematic stalls in foodtrucks to choose from. Ranging from Korean food, Japanese, Western, to Italian and French food. They have fancy drink stalls and dessert stalls too!

Food price ranging from SGD 15-20 per meal. A little bit pricy for a ‘food court style’ of food. But since this place is in Orchard, and they have comfortable ambiance as well, so i think this price is already an average.

If you have been to Marche, PICNIC also has quite the same system of payment. The difference is, you have to do it yourself in PICNIC.  So, they have a huge touch-screen menu in every stall, where you can view the food and order it at the same time. and after you ordered it, the ‘beeper machine’ will buzz and ask you to collect your meals. Payment also can be settled by ourselves as well if we are using NETS or Credit card at the exit.

The system is quite high-tech, but i personally think It can be quite a hassle for some people, like my parents for example. But so far, everything is good here! Nice food, great ambiance!

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Fancy Tea Bags

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Peperoni Pizza from Flour and Water (Western stall).

Normal skinny pizza with tomato base, huge-not-so-dried peperoni, and melted cheese.

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Foie Gras Ricebowl from Ezo Hokkaido East (Japanese stall)

This is everyone’s favourite. This consist of medium cooked succulent USA beef , fluffy rice, pickles, with awesome nice-smell super tasty foie gras sauce. All of this combination just melts in your mouth. One of the must try! and must enjoy this while it’s warm!

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PorkBelly Sandwich and Truffle oil mashed potato from Le Coq Roti (French stall)

I dont really eat pork. But this one is considered good. The roasted pork belly is so juicy and tender. and since the filling is so overflowing, you have to eat this sandwich with fork and knife, and not with your both hands like the normal sandwich.

The Truffle oil mashed potato is heavenly as well! I can just eat this mashed potato alone without anything else. The mashed potato is just so soft, creamy and flavourfull. More over it’s truffle oil mashed potatoo.. The greatest combination ever!

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Kimchi Noodle from Daebak (Korean Stall)

I’m a noodle person, and i am always up for any kinds of noodle. As for this, i think the noodle is thicker than normal Shin Ramyun (Korean instant noodle) and quite chewy. As for the soup, it’s not kimchi-ish much, which not that sour but quite spicy. The melted cheese add more texture for the noodle and richness of the soup. This bowl actually goes with clamps, but since i dont really eat clamps, i asked the cook to change it to extra dumplings. The dumplings itself is just a normal minced meat dumplings, but quite generous in its filling.

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PICNIC
Wisma Atria #03-15,
435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877
Tel: +65 6734 8352
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm 

What’s New in Singapore?

I love fast food so much. Especially the one which have been fried with dozens of secret herbs and spices. Believe it or not, when i was a kid, i was super thin and i all i wanted to eat is only omelette, noodles and fried chicken. Well, I think that pretty much sum up how i can grow ‘big’ after that. Haha.

I always thought that no one can compete to the goodness of  the ‘Finger Lickin Good’. But i was wrong, apparently i just found my new favorite fried chicken in town! And it’s not a fast food chain restaurant.

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pic : @pickaboosg – design by: Annette S

Located at the heart of Orchard Road, this new stalls brings fresh option for the foodies. Especially those of you who is fried chicken lover. And Not only they serve uber-nice fried chicken, but they do have a lot of other good foods too!

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pic : @pickaboosg

I personally love their signatures, the BOO BURGER. Love the boneless fried chicken, the flavour is just right in all aspect, not to salty and it doesnt make you thirsty or make your throat itchy right after eating. The cheese sauce make it taste better, and it just blend well with the waffle and egg.

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Chicks and Mash – If you are not sure on what to order, this would be a perfect choice. Fried chicken and mash potatoes with mushroom sauce will never go wrong. Ah ohh, if you are Indonesian, dont forget to bring ‘Saus Sambal’, i think you’ll enjoy it more with the sambal. Hahaha.. personal preference though.

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Fried Rice with Mushroom – Believe it or not, this fried rice taste like risotto to me. The rice texture is so soft and buttery, also you can smell the strong mushroom aroma when they served it. I quite like mushroom a little too much, so probably this one will be a good choice, if you need carbo loading. Haha. and for the vegetarian, you probably will like this too.

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Dirty Fries – This is everyone’s favorite. Fries, Spam, ‘Bolognese’-sy topping with Cheese Sause.. Oh Good. If your not on Diet, this is just a perfect combo for your fried chicken, and a good side-dish to share with everyone!

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PICK A BOO!

304 Orchard Road, Lucky Plaza, B1 -38, Singapore.

Asian Food Mall (Foodcourt)

@pickaboosg

A Little Escape from Bustling Singapore

Singapore always changes every now and then. Somehow there’s always something new every 3-4 months. Either new restaurant, new mall or new hangout place. I guess only one thing that stays the same, the hustle and bustle of Singapore. Everyday, Everyone looks busy in this ‘concrete jungle’ of Asia. Nonetheless, Singapore also has few places for you who wants to get out from your hectic days and enjoy your day in a serene place.

MacRitchie Reservoir 

I guess many of us have heard it and went to this oldest Singapore reservoir before. But as for myself, last month was my first time to actually go there to admire the nature park, walk through the treetops, and sweat myself with 7km of hiking. *Well, i went there once about 8 years ago, and did nothing much. So i re-count this as my very first time. haha*

This 12 hectare reservoir is very popular amongst Singaporean, be it for school / organisational events or  for nature lovers who just love to take a stroll or challenge their fitness level. They have few hiking trails to choose from and canoe-ing through the reservoir too. Would be a great place for team bonding and family time i suppose.

For me, Even though it’s a popular place for jogging / hiking, this forrest can be quite eerie too if you walk alone. I dont know if i watched too many horror movies or what, images that something would just appear anytime from the forrest, gave me quite a chill! haha.

Well, other than my ‘horror imagination’, MacRitchie reservoir is a great place to visit if you want a little escape from your city life, breath some freshhh air! and shed some fats! haha..

Tips : Keep your belongings safe, put your small articles like glasses and hat when you encounter monkeys. They almost stole my bag when i cross the treetop walk. A scary and funny experience though. haha.

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MacRitchie Reservoir

601 Island Club Rd, Singapore 578775

TreeTop Walk : 9am-5pm.

Park lights : 7am-7pm

How To Get There: Nearest Bus Stop 51071 (Bus 52, 74, 93, 157,130, 132, 156, 157, 162, 162M, 165, 166, 167, 852 and 855, 980), Nearest MRT Caldecott MRT (CC17)

 

National Gallery Singapore – The ‘Louvre of Asia’

I still remember vividly, about 6-7 years ago, one of my senior in my Singapore church took her pre-wedding pictures in front of this Supreme Court Building. Back then, pre-wedding photos just started to be popular amongst the newly-wed couples. I remember that me and one of my friend were so ‘Kaypoh’ that time, tailed them from the St. Andrew Cathedral to this classic pretty building. Well, for an 18 years old (then) me, pre-wedding shoots was somehow ‘dreamy and extravagant’, it made the younger me hope that i’ll have that kind of photoshoot when i turn 23, and get married by 24. But yeah, too bad.. i have passed that age monthss ago.. and here i am, Independent (read:single) and still dreaming to have a beautiful photoshoot soon with my future husband to be. hahaha.

Okay. enough about me. haha.. Let’s talk more about this newly opened museum in the heart of Singapore. After 10 years of renovating and SGD374 millions of expenditure, ‘The Louvre of Asia’ is finally unfolded on 24th November 2015, and it is Uh-mah-zing! Indeed, The prettiest museum in SE Asia.

I came to this ‘few-months-old-museum’ twice, the first one was planned and the second one was not. It is free to come here and take pretty pictures in the hallway and the classic-elegant bridge, but you need to pay SGD 20 dollars/ person for foreigners and free admission for PR and Singaporean to see all of the exhibitions.

On my first visit, I did not enter at any of their exhibition, but on my second impromptu visit, i accidentally entered one of their exhibition named ‘Siapa Nama Kamu’ – A Painting and many other artwork gallery that represents the development of modern arts in Singapore. I was so lucky, the staff was quite lenient that time, so they let me to quickly finish the entire gallery.#rejekianaksoleh

This marriage of two-buildings, City Hall and Supreme Courts is amazingly beautiful. I can stay there one whole day just to enjoy its classic yet modern architecture, and stare at paintings that i may not even understand. haha.

National Gallery Singapore is surely a must visit when you are in Singapore. Why?

  • They simply have a nice architecture to admire
  • Then you can take loads of instagramable pictures
  • Enjoy the 8,000 art pieces from old and new Singapore, and SE Asian arts
  • Nice cafe with a great Singapore landscape and MBS view
  • Cute museum shops – I can assure you, it’s not a boring ones

Okay, i guess enough of talking. Just see the pretty pictures below that were captured by Me and my lovely friend, Amanda Lorena

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National Gallery Singapore

1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

Nearest MRT Station : City Hall

**Taken by Iphone 6 (edited by Vscocam)

Singapore : BOUNCE-ing My Weekend (VLOG)

How was your weekend people?? I hope it’s as awesome as mine! *grin* haha

Last Saturday, me and my friends were discussing on where to go on Sunday. After a short Indonesian chit-chat *a bad habit whereby we stand in the middle of the road, chit-chatting like it’s our grandmothers road and blocking people’s way. haha. * we came up with this two options, Rock-Climbing in Kallang or BOUNCE in Orchard.. and TADAAA.. you should know already from the title on where we finally went to. haha.

Bounce! A brand new fun ‘recreation’ place in Cineleisure Orchard, where we can happily jump in huge trampolines park and raise your adrenaline at the same time. They  also claimed to be the international sensation and one of the world’s best indoor adventure park. #wow

Since we were all very excited, we quickly booked 12 spots for 5pm for the following day. Minimum booking is one hour, with SGD 19/person and additional SGD 3/person for the special grip socks.

Actually it’s kinda expensive to spend 22 dollars just like that. But it was a very fun jumping experience! Not gonna forget about it, and I am NOT lying. *serious face* all my other 11 friends enjoyed it so much too! haha.. It’s just a very fun yet trilling, and enjoyable recreation plus fitness and the same time.

Anddd.. i made a VLOG on this.. Enjoy! ❤

 

They have minimum age, and maximum weight and some other rules that we need to follow. Visit their website for more info. =)

Would love to go back again to do more proper jumping, and exercising my ‘faith in myself’ in the ninja-warrior section. haha.

Trampolines Park

When you think jumping is an easy thing to do. This park will change your mind. haha. It really requires techniques and a lot of practice to do an at least a proper jump. haha. But dont anyhow jump kayy.. Because Bounce will not be responsible for any of irresponsible jumping or ‘self-made’ injuries.

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X-Park (Ninja Warrior)

Trust me, it looks easy.. But it is NOTTT! haha. unless you went for army before.. hahah.. #okeakulebay. haha..

But it is so difficult for me.. It took me forever just to jump from one plank to the other, and fell so many times on the wall climbing area. haishh.. I think must go back to conquer all. hahaha. #ambitious. hahaha.

Dont forget to bring your own shoes (or they can lend you as well) if you want to play in this park.

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Bounce Singapore

Cathay Cineleisure Orchard.

8 Grange Road, #09-01. Singapore 239695

 

 

Alive Museum Singapore

The two Korean interactive entertainment museums just opened in Singapore last year. There is 2 places to enjoy this 3D art paintings. one is in Sentosa Island (Trick Eye Museum) and the other one is in Suntec City Mall (Alive Museum), the one that i went last week.

Alive Museum offers more than 80 pieces of 3D paintings, Digital arts, and Object arts. so there’s a lot of things to play with and many funny pictures to be taken.

me and some of my friends went there Friday last week. and just nice we got special price offered by a friend of mine.

so, instead of paying SGD 25. we got it for SGD 15 !! *yeayy* hehe. Moreover, we got in by 9pm, and no ones was there except us. so we got the whole museum to ourselves! we ran here and there to take pictures, and laughed out loud without disturbing anyone. it was just so fun! haha..

When we entered the museum, all of us was so amazed. Really, some people are just born creative, that they can make this kind of paintings. Enjoy the illusions.

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To find out more about Alive museum, you can click here

Some tips for the girls, do not wear skirt or dress.. find it so hard to pose with it..

and some other tips are just have fun and dont be afraid to pose! haha.. *even though i did not pose so convincing as well* haha.. but facial expressions will really make your pictures different, and make the paintings comes to live. so why not try to go all out, and test your acting skill also. who knows you have the hidden talent!

(My) 3 Best Maki in Singapore (So Far)

*re-blogged*

When i said, ‘I love Japanese food’

I do not mean that i fancy those raw meats that they are serving. 

well.. i do eat the grilled jap food, the teriyaki, the katsu and all the ‘don’..

i also eat raw fish.. eventho it’s very limited.. only Salmon Sashimi and Tuna. hahaha..

yeahh.. i’m sorry if i am being a little ambiguous here. hehe..  i dont even know if i can be called a ‘Japanese Food Lover’

So, why can I claim that i love Japanese food?

It is simply because of the ‘heaven-made-hands-down’ sauces that pour overflowing-ly to the sushi.. ^^

Normally they call it ‘Maki’ – like what it has always been written down in all Japanese menu. haha.. 

after googling around.. ‘Maki’ is a rolled sushi with seaweed nori, which you can put anything that you like inside the sushi.. 

 

and below are (My) 3 Best Maki in Singapore (So Far) hehehe..

well.. i guess many of you already know and tried it and also claimed that ‘it tastes like heaven’

but let me just post it again 1 more time over here.. 

 

1. Koh Grill and Sushi Bar (Shiok Maki)

i know.. i knowwww.. 

who does not know this, right?

but for some of you who does not know this yet..

ill introduce you, the SHIOK MAKI !

 – Shiok Maki (unagi with salmon with lots and lots of delicate sauce)

– Shiok Maki with Ebi Fry (Fried Shrimp)

the perfectly matched make melted cheese, mayonnaise, mentai and miso maybe? hahaha..

this is just too hard to resist.. 

and i really really love how they generously pour the sauce over the maki. *fly fly*

but you really have to come here on odd hours.. else, goodluck q-ing for god knows how long. 

435 Orchard Road
#04-21 Wisma Atria
Singapore 238877Open everyday ( as i know ) hehe..

 
2. Sushi Bar (at Far East Plaza)
The Queue at this rather small restaurant is as crazy as KOH Grill. 
One of their best seller is the Salmon Aburi Sushi.

as the sauce lover.. they do not ‘drench’ the sushi with the sauces.. 
hence, they just put a little bit of the mentai on top of the maki and burnt it a lil bit.
i love the burning smell that comes out from it.. haha.. 
i think this is one of the best maki in Singapore.. 
my favorite is the ebi fry salmon aburi sushi. hehehe.. 
well, compared to Shiok Maki.. i can eat more sushi here..
maybe because the sauce does not makes your stomach queasy easily? *aka : eneg* hehe..  
ohh.. when you are in Sushi Bar, you really need to order their scallop mentaiyaki !
this is really ‘da bomb!’ hahaha..
also one of their ‘hits’ 

The Sushi Bar
#03-89 Far East Plaza
14 Scotts Road
Mon to Sat: 12.30pm – 9pm

 

3. Madnest

Thanks to Bern’s sister who introduce this to us.It’s a fusion kind of restaurant, whereby you can found Italian-Asian, North-Indian cuisine and Japanese! 

if Koh Grill and Sushi Bar is located in Orchard Area, this one is a little bit bar..it’s in east coast side.

okay.. now, let me show you the Maki that can make you droll all day long.


– Volcanic Maki – prawn with hell lot of spicy sauce

– Oishii Maki – unagi, roasted salmon, avocado.. and of course the super delicious homemade mayonnaise that i dont really know what it is really made of. hahaha.


378-380 East Coast Road
Singapore 428985

Mon – Fri : 4pm – 1 am

Sat – Sun & Public Holiday : 11am – 1am

 

Please do let me know if there’s more awesome ‘Maki’ in town okayy.. hehe.

Sentosa : Adventure Cove Waterpark

Minggu lalu, gw sama beberapa temen gw pergi ke Adventure Cove Waterpark yg ada di Resort World Sentosa..

Sentosa lg happening bngt sekarang buat turis2..

Bermula dari Casino, Universal Studio, S.E.A Aquarium ( yg katanya world’s largest aquarium *bukan luas tempat.nya loh yaa* ) sampe ada si Adventure Cove Waterpark ini.

Sebenernya si Adventure Cove ini kyk waterboom gt.. disana cuman main air aja.. ga ada kolam yg bener2 buat berenang.. harga masuk.nya ituh SGD 36.

 

pertama kali kita masuk.. voto2 dulu dong yahh.. hehe..

 

 

nah.. abis masuk ke waterpark ini.. udah bnyk loker buat taro belongings kita..

system.nya pake komputer gt.. whereby nanti systemnya yg pilihin loker kita dimana..

trus system.nya minta duid dulu sebelum dia tunjukin loker.nya.

dan ternyata mahal juga lohh.. harus bayar SGD 20 buat bayar loker.nya.. *faint.. daylight robbery*

 untung loker.nya lumayan gede, jadi kita pesen 1 loker aja buat taro tas kiat ber6..

tapi kita ga tau apakah si loker ini bisa di buka tutup, atau cuman bs di buka sekali dan di tutup sekali.. haha..

 yaudah deh.. abis semua ganti baju, pake sunblock dan taro barang di loker.

cabuts lah kita untuk bermain air.. hehe..

 

1. Adventure River a.k.a Kolam Arus

Ini kolam biasa yg semua waterboom punya kali yahh. di ancol juga ada yg kyk gini. ahhaha

Karena namanya Kolam Arus, yah kita cuman bisa jalan 1 arah ikutin arus air.nya..

kita bodoh2an juga sihh, cobain buat jalan balik.. tapi yahh paling cuman bisa 2-3 step.. trus yah kbawa arus lagi. hahaha.

Tapi ada yg sedikit beda dari kolam arus yg biasa.nya.. Pertama, lantai.nya beda2.

jadi, ada yg lantai.nya biasa, terus ada yg lantai.nya dari kaca.. jadi lebih licin gt..

nah.. ini seru bngt nih kalo mau bodoh2an jalan lawan arus pas di lantai kaca. haha.

Kedua, mrk ada bbrp tema gt, ada yg forest2, ada yg bentuk.nya kyk tunnel (jadi bisa liat ikan di atas kita), ada yg kyk cave2 gt..

Ketiga, mrk taro aquarium full of stingray di samping kolam arus.nya..

jadi sambil main air, kita bs berenti dan liat2 stingray dr berbagai jenis dan ukuran.. dan bisa liatin mrk kubur diri mrk di pasir..*ga tau juga buat apa dia kubur diri dia.. haha.. kyknya sih buat perlindungan diri gt yahh.. hehe*

 

2. Rainbow-Reef 

Jadi ini kolam guede bngt.. dalem.nya kurang lebih 4-5 meter.. di isi sama terumbu karang dan katanya ada kurang lebih 20.000 ikan di dalem.

jadi ini kolam buat kita snorkeling !

seru lohh.. hehe..

buat kalian yg takut snorkel di lautan.. kalian bisa coba2 dulu dsini. haha.

antri.nya agak lama buat yg ini,

soalnya.. dia ajarin orng2.nya dl gt gmn cara pake alat snorkle.nya and some safety tips..

 pas di kasih alat snorkle.nya, gw agak geli gt.. kan bekas di pake ga tau berapa juta umat kann..

jadi gw tanya si abang.nya.

 

Me : do you clean this all the time ?

Him : Yes ma’am.. not to worries, with disinfectant and *apaa gt lupa* for every use.

 

yaudahlah yah, lega dikit.. walopun gw juga ga tau gimana cara dia cuci.nya. haha..

kalo di tanya bagus apa nggak sih, jawaban gw lumayand bagus. haha..

well. jngn bandingin sama open sea yah.. itu udah beda..

ini kan buatan gt soalnya..

lumayand bagus dan lumayan niat  bngt si buat.nya..

terus dia bnyk taro lifeguard gt di pinggir2.nya.. buat jaga2 klo ada yg lose their breath.

sayang bngt gw ga ada camera underwater.. =(

*keep wanting to have 1.. but the good one is freaking expensive.. so yeah.. if anyone of you knows a good underwater camera with a good value, please kindly let me know.. hehe*

 

3.Riptide Rocket

This is the ‘must ride’ slides.

ini slides yang paling beda dari biasa.nyaa.. kenapa??

karena.. ini slides roller coaster..

yes… roller coaster on water.. can you imagine?? hahaha..

seru bngt.. jadi dia tetep pake float (ban yg bisa di dudukin 2 orang ) gt..

yg lebih berat harus duduk di depan.. *ga tau kenapa*

abis semua duduk. nanti dia tarik float kita ke atas.. gw pikir mah biasa aja..

paling di tarik sampe atas terus di release doang..

ternyata nggak.. abis di release kyk prosotan biasa..

ehh.. tau2.nyaa dia bisa naik lagii..

gila dehh.. seru abiss..

ternyata dia pake technology yg namanya ‘hydro-magnetic’ gt..

gw juga terheran2.. gimana caranya dia bisa bikin kyk gt..

sumpahh.. this is the must try slide if you are visiting adventure cove. hehe..

this rides can really raise your adrenaline. haha..

 

4. Spiral Washout

 

*picture taken from rwsentosa.com*

Ini slides biasa sihh.. tapi ada sensasi seru.nya aja gt.. kyk lu masuk ke dalam corong.. hahaha.

5. Whirpool Washout

*picture taken from rwsentosa.com*

Ini slides beda tipis sama si spiral washout..

tapi antri.nya lebih pendek dari si spiral..

menurut gw sihh, ini lebih seru dr pada yg si spiral..

soalnya.. once lu turun.. nanti di tengah2.. float lu bisa muter sendiri gt..

jadi dari yg posisinya mengahadap depann.. tiba2 bisa puter balik..

jadi naik slides.nya terbalik gt. hahahaha.. *funny horror felling when it turned around*

Ada beberapa kolam lagi, kyk kolam ombak, kolam anak2, dan kolam adventure (dimana lu bisa manjat2 pake tali, dan lompat2an dsana).. terus ada beberapa slides lagi..

tapi menurut gw yg paling menarik adalah 5 ini.. hehehe.

oh iyaa.. mereka buka dari jam 10 pagi – 6 sore..

jangan pulang terlalu sore..

soalnya kamar mandi.nya bakalan penuh bngt.. and you have to queue to bath..

ga enak kan beridiri dingin2 di toilet untuk nunggu giliran mandi. haha..

yahh.. segitu aja deh crita gw kali ini. hehe..

*tee.hee*

*picture kali ini dari gw pake filter instagram. hahaha.. nice yaa.. ini gw ktmu pas abis mandi dan mau jalan pulang.. hehe..*

 

Sentosa – Megazip Adventure Park

What is Adrenaline Rush?

They said it is a state whereby your body produces some chemical in moment of fear or excitement..

and this chemical (read:adrenaline rush) can make you do things that is beyond normal. ex: running faster than normal or being braver than ever.

 I love to raise up my adrenaline every now and then.. *in a responsible way of course*

I love to ride roller coaster, or went in to haunted house, or as simple as talking to some handsome guy across the street. hahaha.. *okay. the last one is a joke*

 I do think it is important to pump up your adrenaline, because it just makes you feel ALIVE.

 It’s the time whereby most of the oxygen travels to your brain, and somehow you feel freshened and lively all of a sudden.

 Last week.. Me, Bern and 9 of our friends went to Sentosa to raise up some adrenaline.. haha.

*yeah, i know.. sentosa lagi.. sentosa lagi.. baru juga pergi di minggu sebelumnya.. hehe*

 So, in the other part of Sentosa Island.. there’s something like an outbound park called Megazip Adventure Park. 

If you are taking the monorail from Vivocity, you should stop in Imbiah Station and just follow the way up, take the escalators, pass through the jungle..  hike a little bit more.. and voila! you’ll reach the adventure park. *yess.. this place is freakin far from the monorail.. but distance means so little when you walk with your loved ones! so, please do not walk alone. haha.. gombal.com dehhh..*

 

 the jungle selfie

the hiking selfie

 They have 4 challenging activities that you can choose,

– Climbmax : it’s like a normal outbound, but i think it’s very hard.. whereby there’s huge trees, ropes, some wood-logs,  and they made 24 obstacles out of it..

– Northface : basically its a rock climbing

– Parajump : freefall from about 4 storey tall. They said it simulate parachute landing

– Megazip : flying fox

They have their own pricing for individual activities,

but you can mix and match activities if you want too.

so, to make things easier.. they have made the pricing table for you.

so, some of us took the Kangaroo package and some others took Chimpanzee package.

right after we purchased our ticket,

we need to sit down to be briefed by their crew.

you are not allowed to bring backpack or totebags.. only small sling bag allowed.

and all valuables will be put aside in one bag which you can bring along with you later on.

 okay, the first thing to do was weight yourself ! haha

i know.. its very embarrassing for some of the girls. but it’s for safety reasons.. so, you cannot skip this out.

 after they weighed our weight.

we proceed to the ‘Buckle up’ ground *actually i dont know what to call that place.. haha*

so, in this place, they will put the safety harness around you..

they have 2-3 types of safety harness according to your weight. most of the girls normally will get the yellow colored ones.

 okayy.. now, we are ready to hit the park !

 

First ‘Adrenaline’ stop was the Parajump – the ‘free fall’ from 4th storeys *well.. the poster said we gonna jump from the 5th storey, but idk it’s that high.. so 4th storey it is. hehe*

we already did ‘eenie meenie mainey moo’ aka cap-cip-cup in bahasa..

and Cindy is very first one to jump, followed by others, me in the second last, and Manda for our lucky last.

 before you jump, they will ask you to turn your back and attached a ballast *pemberat* to your back.

The ballast holds a bit of your gravity, so we will turn into pieces after we jumped down.

 if you see from below pictures, maybe it doesnt seems so high.

the dangling wooden block with all the ropes are the Climbmax – which we did not take

Buttt.. Let me tell you the feeling when you are on the tip of the ledge.

the feeling was much complicated than the nano nano sweets *i think only indonesian understand this. huahua*

my heart beats faster, my hands turn cold, i cannot breath properly.. i can feel all the symptoms of the adrenaline rush.

i want to show you the video that Cindy took for me.

but the video goes upside down, and i dont know how to rotate a video.. haha

please see at my Instagram @jendluvu if you would like to see.

again.. it seems slow..

but it really takes tons of courage to step out from the ledge.

*rasanya pas mau lompat itu.. aduhh.. pengen lngsung pipis gt. hahaha*

 

but we all made it.. hehe..

and we all agreed that the scariest part was when we step our leg out from the ledge.

the rest of the process is just normal. haha..

*many experience falling after they touches the ground.. because they still cant balance themselves.. well.. including me. hahaha*

 

Secondly is the Northface aka Rock Climbing  for the Chimpanzee team.

 But first, let me take a selfie! *chainsmokers effect*

 The Chimpanzee Team

The Kangaroo Team

The Chimpanzee team waited for quite awhile, because the rock climbing can only accommodate 3 players.

You can try to climb for 20 mins.. if you still cannot reach the top to ring the bell, then the guards will stop you and let the others to take the their turn.

got this 2 taiwan couple tried to climb up for the umpteenth times.. but they cant even pass the red lines.

i think their hands are too tired already..

 and finally, it’s Bern’s time to climb..

the guard will ask you to climb a bit and go down again, only to test ropes that will bring you down.

 

and you know what??

Bern succeeded to reach the top and rang the bell..!! woohoo.. *proud girlfriend* muahahahha,, *lebay.com*

 he said he unlocked one of his life achievements. hahaha.. *sama lebay.nya* hahaha.

 anyway.. Dedi was very funny. he stuck in the middle with this position. haahha. *im sorry dedi*

 and finally, our last game of the day..

 The Megazip aka flying fox.

This flying fox is 450 meters long and 72 meters above the sea level.

too bad i dont have any Go-Pro camera to record a video.. =((

i only have below pictures for you to see..

yes.. we are sliding from one Island to another Island!!

Me and Niko getting started

compared to Parajump, this one is scarier, because they will hang you first and nothing to seat in. after that, they will just released you all of a sudden, and your body can just turn back and front anytime.

i faced the front side at first, but halfway down the road i turned around and facing the canopy jungle.

but i love this ride the most.. because you can feel the adrenaline rush longer and whiz and breeze over the canopy jungle and siloso beach.

oh ya.. you can do tandem as well if you like.. or if you are a little bit afraid to go alone..

but i think they have maximum weight to go..

another funny thing also happened here..

2 of my friends (lets say C &D).. they went tandem for this rides, because one of them afraid to go alone.

then suddenly.. they stucked at the middle! hahaha..

they are fine.. no injuries.. no faulties.. we assume they are just a little bit too heavy. haha.

so the guard came along and pull them to the other side of the island.

so, my suggestion is.. just go solo and enjoy the ride yourself.. haha..

 

overall it was a very very great experience.

I recommend you to go at least once in your lifetime, and just feel the adrenaline rush that travels within your body..

this makes me wants to go for skydive or bungee jump..

but i dont know if my heart can take it or not. haha..

My last memorable ‘feeling’ was X2 roller coaster in LA’s six flags : magic mountain. *it was the craziest roller coaster that i have ever ride*

and i think those skydive and bungee jump is a new whole level of raising up your adrenaline. haha..

*ngebayanginnya aja udah super deg2an*

so, please do share with me if you have did those crazy things before.. i would love to hear your magnificent stories.. hehe..