Asia, DESTINATION, Hongkong & Macau

One Day in Hong Kong Disneyland

This post is about my latest trip to Hong Kong last May. It’s a pity that I didn’t take that many photos of the city, but instead, I found myself busy taking pictures of every side of Disneyland. Perhaps because it was the highlight of my trip. Like, it’s one of those days when you feel super happy all the time. Like, you don’t get tired, or bored, or angry. You’re just… happy.

As the 90s kids, I grew up with Mickey Mouse and Disney princesses. (And Tom&Jerry too). So being able to be at the happiest place on earth, to me, was like a years-long dream come true.

Oh, this post is not about tips and tricks or whatsoever. You can easily google it if you want. This one is just bunch of my photos that I’d like to share. So, enjoy!

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kuliner jambi kwetiau
Asia, DESTINATION, Indonesia, Jambi

Kuliner Jambi : Kwetiau Hance

Selain Mie Pangsit, kuliner wajib aku di Jambi itu adalah kwetiau. Kwetiau di Jambi itu beda loh dengan kwetiau Medan atau kwetiau Jakarta. Karena kwetiau di Jambi terbuat dari tepung beras, dan bentuknya pun lebih tebal.

Belum banyak tempat makan kwetiau yang aku coba. Tapi diantara tempat-tempat itu (halal maupun non halal), yang paling aku suka itu so far Kwetiau Hance (non halal), atau biasa ada yang nyebut kwetiau Ace atau kwetiau Atek. I found that the non-halal version has this thicker and more intense flavor. The power of lard 😉   Baca lebih lanjut

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Love at First Bite Chiang Mai
Asia, Chiang Mai, DESTINATION, Thailand

Love at First Bite, Chiang Mai

Do you believe in love at the first bite? I think you should, as it does exist.

We went here last December, just a couple of days before we left Chiang Mai. And we clearly understand what the fuss is all about.

Before we got to Chiang Mai, I did a little research about where to have nice desserts there (because, I just had to!). This place came up a couple of times and I read a lot of good reviews about it on TripAdvisor, Foursquare, Facebook, and even on some random site.

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Chili Crab Singapore
Asia, DESTINATION, Singapore

MUST TRY Singapore Local Foods

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of taking a short trip to Singapore. I spent the first day alone and slept at a hostel with the other 3 guys sharing the same room. Trust me, my mom freaked out, like so much, when I told her about my roommate. I walked around the city, went to a Cat Cafe, ate a lot of local foods, meeting good old friend. It was more than I could ask for.

You know, most Indonesian come back to Singapore for shopping. Well, it’s a bit different with me, I come back to eat. I found that Singapore offers a great amount of varied foods I can hardly find in Indonesia. And I can’t explain what kind of food it is. It can be Chinese, Malay, Indian, Indonesian, Taiwan, or sometimes the food is even influenced by other culture and ingredients. So here you go…

MY FAVORITE SINGAPORE LOCAL FOODS. 

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Ara Hotel Gading Serpong
Asia, DESTINATION, Indonesia, jakarta

[Hotel Review] Staycation at Ara Hotel Gading Serpong

Last month, I was fortunate enough to be invited by Ara Hotel Gading Serpong for a 2D1N stay together with the other bloggers (Yenny, Soya, Aline, and Icha). The event itself was called “Blogger Familiarization Trip at Ara Hotel Gading Serpong”.

It was my first time going to Gading Serpong and the pleasant stay made my first time in Gading Serpong memorable. It was a very nice escape from the busy over-populated Jakarta!

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North Pole PIK Jakarta
Asia, DESTINATION, Indonesia, jakarta

North Pole, PIK Jakarta

Went to this dessert place at Pantai Indah Kapuk several weeks ago. I’ve seen so much photo of their ice cream, especially the one served on a smoky pan. It does looks good in photo! So we went there right after lunch. It was around 2 pm or something and there were already several name on the waiting list. I was like : “What the fuck are they selling?!”

… We ended up waiting on the line, though.

The outlet is, to be honest, pretty small. They have this minimalist design with indoor and semi-outdoor area. I totally forgot to take a pic of it since it’s very packed up that day and I was not in the mood of taking photos. But here’s the thing. The indoor area has this comfy sofa with wooden furniture and cute catchy wallpaper as the background. There’s also this counter at the back side with gelato display which really caught my eyes. Then, there’s this semi-outdoor area which totally get an amaziiing natural lightning from the wide window. The place itself is dominated with wood, blue, and white color. I think it does represent the word “North Pole” pretty well.

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Mie Celor Jambi
Asia, DESTINATION, Indonesia, Jambi

[ JAMBI ] My Favorite Foods!

It’s been 2 years since the last time I went back home to Jambi, my hometown. It was May 2013, if I recall. I kinda missed it, you know, being at home all day & do nothing. So last week, I made an unplanned trip to Jambi. It was very spontaneous, I swear! I just needed to renew my driving licence and I can’t do it elsewhere but in Jambi (yes it sucks), but at least I got a reason for this impromptu trip!

Going back home after years makes me feel good! Everything suddenly seems to be more interesting that it normally was. I ate a lot of local foods I can hardly find here in Jakarta or Bandung. And… I got to spend so much time with my parents. What could be even better, right?

And by the way, since I’m quite bored with my usual restaurant review posts, I decided to make a post about some of my favorite foods in Jambi, with a list of places of where you can have that particular food. Isn’t is awesome?!

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Chemex
Asia, Bandung, DESTINATION, Indonesia

Manual Coffee Brewing Workshop at MG&Co

To be honest, I know nothing about coffee brewing except pouring hot water to my ground coffee. That’s what I do every morning because it is practically the easiest one. Besides, I have no fancy tools or even machine with me. Just a mug and a spoon to stir. But you know, there seem to be some new coffee brewing tools available in store lately. Most of them are very affordable, compared to espresso machine, and easy to use!

I never tried using one until I went to MG&Co weeks ago to attend their Manual Coffee Brewing Workshop.

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