Stopping over at Buckingham Palace.

On the first day of our entrant in London. We visited the Buckingham Palace. I had been to Buckingham Palace, but I can almost not remember it because the last time I had been there was when I was probably 9 or 10 years old. The palace is the Queen’s official London residence and the palace is used to receive and entertain guests on state, ceremonial and official occasions for the Royal Family. The palace is located between The Green Park, Hyde Park and St. James Park. This time we took a walk via The Green Park, because my last visit we already explored The Hyde Park. 56

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Buckingham Palace is as I expected. Tall gates, the palace itself, lots and lots of tourists, heavily armed police everywhere with horses. 2 We get to watch the ‘Changing the Guard’ ceremony that takes place in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace at 11.30 a.m. That’s the schedule of the ceremony every day in summer, every other day in winter. To be honest visiting the palace was no great shakes but the changing of guards was worth the watch.3 4 The ceremony lasts about 45 minutes and is free to watch. When you visit the Buckingham Palace, you won’t miss the Queen Victoria Memorial surrounded by a pool. It’s a great spot to watch the changing of guard as other places would be overflowing with people.

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How to get there? By Underground: Victoria, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner.

By bus: Numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.

By road: Buckingham Palace is within the London Congestion Charge zone.

Escapade to the other realm.

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It’s been awhile since I last globe-trot. The last voyage was my visit to Bangkok with my family and my heart really sets for another romp. I am born under a lucky star to have parents that love to savour themselves in travelling as much I do. We embarked our journey to London and Paris again. Although this is not my first time to both countries, the treat of joy kicks in pretty much the same as my first.

Although, it was an anguish event to miss the Eid celebrartion this year in Malaysia but I still have my precious family with me and I did cheered on Eid, travelling. A dissimilar way to celebrate Eid IMG_1242 6 5    this year.

Swiss Dream Circus came to town ! 🎪💞

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I went to the Swiss Dream Circus about a month or 3 weeks back. It wasn’t gloriously decorated as I would have imagined. It’s dampen the spirits to see the circus’s tent was in white instead of red and white stripes. I bought the tickets online for RM 45 per person. There were no circus music playing, no interesting carnival milieu or a carousel or what sort which I have had in prospect. The last time I had went to a circus was when I was a 5 or 4 years young which I remembered by a hair’s breadth.

What I had conjecture was, a minor amount of crowd which turned out imprecise as there were a fairly good amount of people that showed up.

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I bought the cheapest seats for the three of us, but we got upgraded to a better view. All of the seats were quite near to the ring.

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I was not let down by the show. The show was eye-catching and whimsical. The acts were thumping. The circus performers were extraordinary. The circus performers create the perfect blend of acrobatics and bravery. It’s an amazing event where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds.

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My trip to Batu Caves on Thaipusam.

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After 20 years of living in Malaysia, I finally visited Batu Caves. I visited Batu Caves during the Thaipusam. It’s very uproarious and a grand celebration. The place was beaming and brilliantly luminous. There were more than hundred thousands of people and travellers from around the world, come together to be part of the hustle and bustle activities of Thaipusam.

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Behind me, is the entrance to the shrine, Batu Caves and the Lord Murugan statue. To reach the cave, visitors must climb a steep flight of 272 steps.

I advanced myself through the 272 steps, with a negligible distress of heights, I did alright and made it to the cave.

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Devotees carry containers containing milk as offering to Lord Murugan either by hand or in huge decorated carriers on their shoulders called ‘kavadi’.

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I definitely was luxuriate in culture and I had a great time.

It’s a hit! Batting cages

After a long time of not doing recreational activity with Dinesh, I decided to go and try out the automated baseball batting cages situated on the upper roof of One Utama.

It’s definitely a hard-hitting game to begin with, but once you get the hang of it it’s passable but still NOT EASY. It’s got my boyfriend gripping though, despite the dire game. I love it but it offended my hands and arms after a few hits.

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If you are planning to visit, here are some information to the place:

Opening Hours:
12:00 – 22:30 Monday – Thursday;
10:00 – 24:00 Friday & Saturday;
10:00 – 22:30 Sunday
Location: Upper Roof (via High Street Lift), 1Utama Shopping Centre, 1 Persiaran Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800
Tel: +603 7727 2576

Heli Lounge Bar Kuala Lumpur, KL’s best kept secret.

I visited the Heli Lounge Bar in Kuala Lumpur few months back, surprised my boyfriend here since it was his birthday. It’s pretty easy to locate.

I didn’t make a booking, but just in case, I did gave them a call before heading there, and they say it is not necessary to make a booking on that day, if I showed up early. Upon reaching, you have to purchase a drink and they will walk you up to the rooftop. It’s not quite suitable for people who are afraid of heights though, but worry not, there is also a place to chill in a more enclosed lounge 2 flights of stairs below the helipad.

They also offer tidbits but during my time of visit they did not serve heavy food.

You get to see Kuala Lumpur’s iconic building clearly from up there, the Menara Kuala Lumpur and The Twin Tower.

The scenery of Kuala Lumpur city from the helipad is occasional, you don’t get that view everyday.

I wouldn’t say it has a breathtaking view but it definitely is an urbane + sophisticated place to chill, once in a while.

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My handsome birthday boy who turned 22.

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Behind me is the Menara Kuala Lumpur

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Behind me is the Twin Tower.

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If you are planning to give this place a visit, it is more advisable to give this place a call or message them via facebook for a more convenient visit (because sometimes they are closed due to private events/ bad weather) :

Address: Bukit Bintang 34th Floor, Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

Phone:03-2110 5034

https://www.facebook.com/Heliloungebar