Sunday, November 18, 2012

[travel] Kuching,Sarawak, M'sia

It was a free trip for a package we signed up. Flew with firefly and the destination was Borneo Highland, Kuching. 


Borneo Highland is a property under The Mines. Kinda far from Kuching town, about 1+hour. It is like Fraser hill in Pahang, except it is more undeveloped. 

Borneo Highland is a total nature and relaxing place, regardless the faded resort, everything was not so bad. 

It was cool and refreshing at Borneo Highland. There was only nature here, a big field, some nurseries(cannot remember what they had because we did not visit any).

This post is not meant to focus on Borneo Highland, let's keep it till next time.

After one night in Borneo Highland Resort(BHR), we decided to leave the place as we found it uncomfortable.

So we called a relative of him and voila~ We were on our way to Kuching town!!

We had only oone night and one day left.

We went to this famous Kuching waterfront where you can see Astana on the same night we left BHR.

The Astana

The Astana and its reflection
Here at waterfront, you can see activities/event held time to time. and it is always many people( but not crowded).  Here is a picture of a native of Sarawak performing with their traditional instrument. I couldn't help but stopped to listen until he pulled me away.


 There are some famous international hotel near waterfront: Hilton, Pullman........

A sampan behind the Charles Brook Restaurant.

While you strolled along the rever, these are what you can see.

The clock towers overlooking the river

The square tower


The locals love to play or stroll or hang out here at night.
There are some river cruises here from the morning till evening. not sure about the price .... we missed them.
Also, there are bazaars along the river, not many so they are not annoying~

There are also a lot of heritage buildings and streets around waterfront. Just get off or park your car here, and get ready to explore the history of Sarawak !

On the next day, before heading to the famous Sadok market, we had our breakfast here, Coffee 'o' Corner.
It is located on the way to Sadok market but not sure about the exact location....

Our table number. 

forgot the name but it comes with satay!!!

the famous three layer tea

my all time fav nasi lemak

beef noodle

Enjoyed our local breakfast. Headed to the famous Sadok market after that~

Tried and Finished

Pantene Clinicare Hair Time Renewal

It was new when I bought this. Came in a box of 12 if I'm not mistaken. 

It did make my hair smooth, but not lasting. I had really dried out hair ends and for all the products I used, only one did smooth my hair for a short time but none last!!!

I don't like the cap. It is kinda hard to tear off, especially for me. but I like the tube. It is small so easy to bring along for traveling. 

Comparing to all the drug store brands, the price is considered high. If it works on you, worth it. If it doesn't,  never go back to it.


Dove Damage Therapy

I had few bottles of this hair conditioner . It doesn't really work on me but it is cheap and comes in a large tube! Save cost since I have no confident in these hair things anymore.

Just a normal conditioner . Nothing really work or doesn't work for me. 


The Body Shop (TBS) Coconut Shower Cream

Got this and TBS Mango Shower Gel during year end sale last time. I think it's RM 35 for two. 

Cream doesn't lather so I ended up using too much of the shower cream and finished very fast. What a waste! 

The scent is acceptable ,for me. I love the coconut smell. It can be irritating for some. 


L'occitane Dry and Damaged Conditioner

I always love L'occitane dry and damaged hair care collection. Totally in love with the scent!!!! Smell soooooooo good that I kept on playing with my hair. I was always happy or in a good mode when I used the collection. 

However, this collection doesn't do a good job. My hair was smooth during shower, but frizzy and dry when it was dried........ 

Still, I love the scent and will definitely purchase the collection again... 
But they are pricey, so..... ...



Lancome Primordiale Cell Defense

Got it during a L'oreal warehouse sale. Lancome is always pricey, even in a warehouse sale but I decided to give it a try.

Perhaps my tissue was just too stable or what, all these serums/essences did not rally give much changes/result to me, at least non-visible.

I felt nothing, nor people around felt anything different on my face after using it.....@@



Skin Food Seaweed Waterproof Point Make-up Remover Tissue

I got this sample during my last haul at Skin Food.

This is easy to use, and convenient to be carried around. 

There was oil on the tissue, I ended with an oily hands after using it.
It did it job well. As Remover tissue can be found anywhere, no much surprise it gave me. 

My advise is: compare with different brands before purchasing for an effective and cheap remover tissue. I do not know the price of this but should be a bit higher than drug store brands'.


nail art- summer beach (sticker), simply bling

A very easy way to create summer/beach nail art: get suitable nail polish and stickers ( with umbrella, bikini,straw hat,sun glasses...)!

Did it myself:

  1. Choose a summer tone nail polish
  2. Apply base coat, follow by nail polish.
  3. Using your own creativitty skill, put the stickers on the nails.
  4. apply top coat


Things Used :

  • Anna Sui dolly girl nail color 105
  • Stickers bought from Daiso (only RM 5)

Another simple yet eye catching nails.

  • Get five different colour of shimmer nail polishes 
  • Apply base coat and base colour ( light colour for better result)
  • Do French Manicure using different colours on each nail.
  • Top coat

* Stickers/rhinestones are to be added on to the nails for more luxury/contented nails/


Things Used:

  • Anna Sui nail color N 380(shimmer red)
  • Anna Sui nailart color N 800 (simmer yellow)
  • OPI mini (shimmer blue & shimmer grey)

Tried and Finished

  • Vaseline Body Lotion (VBL)
I am a big fan of VBL. Whenever I traveled, I would definitely check the prices in local drug stores and bought some if it is cheaper than Malaysia's.

It's not only cheap, and also smell good and moisture enough for my skin. Love Love Love VBL!!!!


Colgate Plax Mukti Protection Mouth Wash

This was a free gift from local drug store and I like it for its small bottle which is travel friendly. Wasn't really a fan of any mouth wash but I think sometimes we just need one for better oral health.


Naruko Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid Sootjing White Hydra Essence

I don't really think this essence really help as I,and people around me couldn't tell if I became fairer after using it. Perhaps t helped but the result was not obvious. hahaha....

 It's a drug store brand so the price is reasonable. If it is on sale/promotion, still worth to take home.


L'oreal Professionnel Paris Shine Curl Nutriplus Shampoo

I got it during L'oreal warehouse sale. Cheap but only small bottles available when I arrived. I like the small bottle as it is cute but same with other shampoo, it did not really give obvious changes to my hair after finishing two bottles of it. It did no harm as well~

Wonder when can I find a shampoo that works well on me......


Acca Kappa Lip Balm

Bought this like 2/3 years ago around Christmas. It is totally not recommended!!!

The lip balm itself works wise, just like all the lip balm out there but the very big problem of this is that the lip balm itself is really really soft that once u touch it, it bends! That's why the tube is soooooooo dirty and oily. The cap became easily fall out as well.

Besides, it is white in colour which is not suitable to use it alone. It made me look sick!!
I had to spread it with my finger again after application and put on a lipstick so I wouldn't look sick.

I am glad I had finally finished two of them and I will never ever ever get this again!! For lower/the same price, I can have easier apply and non-visible lip balm from any brands.



Naruko Raw job's Tear Whitening Night Gelly
A very moisture moisturizer. I used it as a sleeping mask when air-conditioner was turned on.

Did not really see the result it claimed on the bottle but I care less. I was only looking for hydrating sleeping mask. It did not last the whole night but I don't see any bads~

Worth to get if it is on sale/promotion. 

Naruko Tea Tree Oil Out Night Gelly

Got this together with Naruko Raw job's Tear Whitening Night Gelly when I travelled to Taiwan. Smells like Tea Tree and I love the scent. 

Used as sleeping mask as well and hydrating enough. 



Both Naruko Raw job's Tear Whitening Night Gelly and Naruko Tea Tree Oil Out Gelly come with a spatula. I like using spatula when it is a tube. for hygenie purpose