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Friday, July 29, 2016

THINGS TO DO IN GENTING HIGHLANDS : A VISIT TO ENGLISH GARDEN



bench between trees shrouded in mist

There are many therapeutic activities to ease your mind at Genting Highlands. Its not just about gambling away your money or play some games at the theme park. You can pay a visit to English Garden to balance up your weekend getaway. I don't know this place exist until my recent trip to Genting.

cable cars

After a short trekking into the Fashion Forest and lunch at Awana, we were led to take Sky Way up to visit English Garden.

woman in raincoat

Light rain and misty weather make view at English Garden so dramatic. I start to play my own drama in my head. Imagine wearing a nice hi tea dress and sit down under one a gazebo enjoying hot English tea with warm scone top with salted butter cream and strawberry jam. mmmmmm...so nice!!!! My drama go on a bit longer but we stop here to give way to my commercial. kakakaka

flowers shrouded in mist

They even have maze nearby to play around and get lost. Don't worry even your kids can find their way out from this maze.

flowers
Here at English Garden you can enjoy variety types of Pitcher Plant. This is my first time see huge pitcher plant which is also part of conservation project of Treks. They even rescue pitcher plants from roadsides , hill slopes and pieces of land earmarked for development.DAEBAK!!!!!

venus flytraps
That hardworking woman with yellow rain coat is one of the worker there. She was arranging the pitcher plant when we arrived. hahahahaha
They are rehabilitated and available for public viewing at the Treks Nepenthes Conservation and Display Wall at the English Garden near Theme Park Hotel or you can also visit Treks outlet in Awana Genting.

Love the idea of conservation the nature is part of mega development by Genting Highlands. Really, don't know that Pitcher Plant can be this colorful and beautiful too. New things for me. I am glad to join this trip. Bring your kids here to educate them with nature rather than a weekend at Shopping Complex walking  and fooling around.

For those who looking for some informative weekend activities , you can go ahead to Treks Nature Enterprise fb. They are more than happy to plan your short gateway up to Genting Highlands.

If you need some ideas on what kind of activities you can do in Genting Highlands. Please visit my other link which I share on my experience visit to Fashion Forest.

Visit me again on Monday for my story on how I get a chance to mingle around with reptilian and amphibian.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

THINGS TO DO AT GENTING HIGHLANDS : VISIT TO 130 MILLIONTH YEARS OLD JUNGLE

For those who have been reading my blog know that I love natural trail.

Recently, I was invited by Resort Worlds Genting to experience the nature trail in Awana Jungle. I was so excited but was contemplating due to my knee condition. I was told to avoid any hiking or anything require uneven ground. mmmmmmm....Cindyrina is always a stubborn and self motivated woman. This woman accepted the challenge with walking stick in hand. WTH! Owhhhh!!! this old age sickness come so soon for me.


My perception about Genting Highlands activities is gaming, casino and honey moon. kekekeke...I thought we can't the lush old jungle surrounding the Genting Highlands. Trek Nature Enterprise lead by jungle passionate Mr Eddie Chan and his wife Pat Ang introduce the 130 millionth jungle in a different and creative way.


They name this beautiful untouched jungle as 'Fashion Forest'. The 'stars' and 'celebri-tree' are the flora and fauna in Genting Highlands.They are abundant, and well protected from human abuse.


This is Eddie who is passionate and energetic man.

These are some 'celebri-tree' in the jungle and you a re lucky if you can catch a glimpse of them. Gosh! I can't even peep even one. Haihhhh! disappointed mode!


For anti-leeches like yours truly.....spray as much 'Bygone' on your leg and apply tiger balm as much possible until your leg sting. hehehehehe...thats how I did it that day. The exploration begin....


A short 800 meters nature walk  into the Fashion Forest. Interesting about this trail is you can see bar code on some trees. You can scan the bar code and the introduction of trees species will pop up. Interesting right? Enjoy the nature and at the same time learn about it. This is fun and great activities with kids. I told you Genting Highlands is not about just gaming. 



Do you know this thing? 
This look like that 'ice age' fella most hunt item.
This call Acorn. Its type of nut from oak tree. This remind me of the acorn jelly.
mmmmm...yummy! feeling like squirrel now.


How about this beautiful orange color fruit?
Not sure what its name but was told this is hornbill bird favourite.


We walked further into the forest which is also home for ferns, bamboos, mosses and many type of rattan. The view was awesome and the discovery which I can describe to you as fabulous. You need to experience the nature yourself though!


Gosh! never come across my mind that I will witness this kind of gigantic ancient tree here in Malaysia. I visited this kind of tree at Siem Reap, Cambodia during my visit to 'Thomb Rider' movie site. That tree is super gigantic! You need to be here to witness this awesome jaw drop tree.


Here are some of flora and fauna along the way while doing this nature walk course here at Awana Genting.


Top photo - The orange color fruit is type of birds favourite fruit. 
Bottom left : Fern
Bottom Right : Spirit of the forest which is the follower of Singapore Blogger who also joined this trip with us.WTH!


Lovely view after raining during the walk.

Love the serene and refreshing view after rain. Love the smells too.

Finally, have lunch at Golf Terrace , Awana Genting at 3:30pm. isk isk isk...tired but exciting walk and can't wait for what is next plan by Trek Nature Enterprise later. Check out and like their FB here.

Do I find this trail is difficult?
Well, I walked with my walking stick and I love this trail so much minus that leeches that I saw along the trail. Thank God! it never climb up onto me because I was too poisonous for them. hehehehehe

Next post is my experience to English Garden. Wait up for my Friday post soon.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WOOT! WOOT! ALTHEA TURNS 1





A big Happy Birthday shout out to Althea.kr! My favourite online beauty store turns ONE today on 20th July 2016. 
wearing new dual tone lipstick from Althea

Happy Birthday Althea !!!!


I love this sturdy pink box from Althea. Oh! I also need to mention this...the delivery was super fast too. If I am not mistaken like within 3 - 4 working days it reach my door step all the way from South Korea.


My party kit! Long time never do this DIY things. They have balloon too. I blew up into big balloon but the clumsy me end up blown up the balloon and it was torn. So my balloon became very small and I use rubber band to tied up the hole. WTH!


Super love my shopping haul at Althea! Great bargain too.


Althea Birthday celebration is going to be a blast!!!!
Expect lots of goodies and great bargain at Althea starting from today 20th to 31st July 2016  

* For those who place order on 20th July 2016 onwards will receive Limited Edition Box Birthday Box plus DIY Party Kit. Hurry! this beautiful pink box only available while stocks last.

* Free Goodies for first 1,500 shoppers. We are talking about Full-size beauty products not the small timer sample. Hurry! while stocks last!

* Birthday Giveaway from Althea where they pick 3 top sellers for 100% REBATE. Your rebate will be credited into your account once order is completed. FREE SHOPPING, YEAYYY!!!

* #AltheaTurns1 Instagram Contest
Please 'love' my post at this link and help me to win these great prizes from Althea. They have amazing prizes such as MacBook Air, Ipad Air 2, iPhone 6S, Galazy S6 Edge, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera, Althea Credits and beauty hampers from Althea!
In total Althea have KRW10,000,000 worth prizes to be won.

  You want to win too??
Easy!
Shop till your finger drop using this link.
Sharing is caring so here's my reward code CINDYRINA for your special discount.  . Enjoy additional RM5.00 + RM15 new sign up credits when purchasing using this CINDYRINA code and link at Althea.

Item will reach you with limited edition birthday box plus DIY party kit. Wear the party kit then wish Althea Happy Birthday on instagram between 20th July - 15th Aug 2016 just like I did in my instagram.


Althea is my favorite Korean beauty shopping site for all my skincare and beauty needs. I love the great service, amazing deals and giveaways there. You’re going to love Althea!


Happy Shopping! Happy Birthday Althea. Lots of love from me Cindyrina!

Monday, July 18, 2016

SHOPPING AT TAOBAO : 4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW




I have a confession to make....I don't like to shop and physical store. I hate it! Another confession to make .... I super love online shopping. WTH! Totally introvert statement. I shop online almost every day but only buy things online either once a week or sometimes two week once and I never miss even one month to do online shopping. Aihhhhhh!!!! don't judge me like I have tree of money on my balcony. Online shopping is just one of my hobbies.  I only buy smaller and great bargain items. (evil face)

I have been eyeing to shop at Taobao for long time ago. Well at that time they only cater for Chinese ed market. Person like me who can't read Chinese can just browse the site and drools. isk isk isk. Recently, found this website call Ezybuy.my. This is Singapore's first and largest overseas shopping platform and currently making its rank in Malaysia too. This platform helps shoppers shop in English from Taobao. Yeahhhhh!!! stop drooling edi. 



Lets register here and get instant RM15 voucher just for you to shop.

Oh! you must be wondering who is EZBUY.MY and not direct TAOBAO ?
They are your trusted agent to ensure smooth online shopping experience.

Since most seller in Taobao mostly in China and some are good and some are not so good. Talking from experience, ok. Well the need of middleman aka Taobao Agent are important to eliminate the worries and hiccups for your shopping.

1. Communication
It is important to communicate  and agent can to communicate with seller if you are searching for something and explain in details for item you looking for.

2. Payment
Payment for item can be a hassle if you go direct to the seller because some seller may have different requirements. If you use Agent then they will arrange the payment direct to seller with their own prior arrangement.  You can pay for your item use local bank like Maybank / Public Bank / RHB

3. Delivery 
We often read others who have problems when they ordered item from China. Most common problems are non deliverable item or late delivery or sky high delivery charges.
Save your high blood pressure to the agent to deal with all this unnecessary problem to ensure your item reach at your door step. With ezybuy you can pay the most minimum delivery charges with their Prime Membership offer. Check out how you can save the delivery charges here.

Good news!
You can save 15% off shipping fee using promo code EZJUL15 (This code valid till 1 Aug 2016) 

4. Refund and Compensation

If you find the items reach you are not as ordered or even damage item, you can always talk to your agent who will deal with your problem.

Ezybuy service make online shopping experience convenient, hassle free and worry free!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

PERFECT SKIN BOOSTER WITH MAMONDE

Being a small timer beauty blogger gives me a privilege to get hold of many types of brand beauty products. Some is really good and some of it is just average. I tried some most of it and Thanks God for giving me less sensitive skin. 

I prefer skin care with easily absorbent to skin and non sticky one for my skin. I love skin care with sweet smells. 



 In month of June , I was invited for Mamonde launching event and this items in the photo is in the goodies bag. I have been trying out this products ever since. What is this?

First Energy Essence 150ml - Retail price RM119
- This is a water type booster. It gives a refreshing feel upon application on skin.
It suitable for combination to oily skin.

First Energy Serum 100ml - Retail price RM119
- This is an emulsion type booster that provides nourishing and soothing effect for those with dry skin.
You can purchase this once Mamonde Beauty Counter open at AEON Bandar Utama somewhere in August 2016.


Both Mamonde's First Energy Essence and First Energy Serum should be used as the first step in skincare after cleanser and skin softener. 


I love the fact that both essence and serum contain Honeysuckle's "Flower Vinegar"It gives perfect  effect to enhance anti oxidants and give great skin radiant.

Can't wait for Mamonde to reach Malaysia because I wanted to try out their Camelia Anti Aging skin care.


I applied Mamonde First Energy Essence and Serum before start dolling up. It look smooth and radiant, right? hehehehe...this is when my mood is good. Regular days...you won't bear to even look at my face. WTH!Lazy case.

Monday, July 11, 2016

HALAL KOREAN RESTAURANT SWEETREE

For those who have been visiting my blog for years will know that I am crazy with Korean cuisine. I recently have chance to visit to Sweetree Halal Korean Restaurant at Ampang Putra. I know this place existence for quite sometimes but have no chance to drop by to get the taste of their food.


The decoration of this Restaurant is pretty much mixture of classical as well as natural theme. This place is suitable for family , gatherings and also chilling out for good food.

The Korean owner or may be the person who in charge of this Restaurant is a Korean Man. He more of sociable and friendly. Language barrier may sometimes give an annoying impression plus he is loud. Some people may get offended by his gesture or greetings but he is trying to be friendly and I guess its his culture.



During my first visit with my Sister before Ramadhan we ordered :

Top right : RM25 Squid top rice. Taste? So so la... maybe I have taste better one in Seoul.
Bottom Left : RM22 Jjambong which is noodle with spicy seafood broth. Come in big bowl.Taste? OK la..not that bad. Great slurp during rainy day.
Bottom Right : RM25 Sweet and Spicy Fried Chicken 1/2 bird. Taste? WTH! I went second time just for this right after Ramadhan over. hehehehe 

Then during Ramadhan time I was craving for the Spicy Fried Chicken at Sweetree. Serious love the taste of the sauce as well as the crispy fried chicken. I paid a visit to Sweetree right after my 4 hours drive from my home town.

I ordered RM20 Jjajangmyun which come in Super big bowl. Love the taste!

I also ordered Potato pancakes which I craved since ages. So happy got to taste this finally! The waiter told me the Spicy Fried Chicken that I came for is not available that day. I was so disappointed! 
Then that Boss of the Restaurant came and I complaint...WTH! hahaha me came to this just because of Korean Spicy fried chicken. Immediately the Spicy Fried Chicken was made available. Oh myyyyy!!!! Saranghae!

I use waze to visit to this Restaurant. Just type Sweetree.

Jakim Certified Halal Korean Restaurant
Sweetree
No. 13L-1 & 2, Jalan Ampang Putra
Taman Puta Sulaiman, Ampang
Kuala Lumpur
Business Hours : 
Mon - Thurs : 10:30am - 11pm
Fri - Sat : 10:30am - 12am
Sun : Closed

Don't forget to vist their 3rd floor for the feel of more Korean Culture. You can take nice photos too. My knee not permitted to climb up all that high staircase. Old age knee problem come to soon for me.


I then visited the Korean Bakery around the corner for a dessert. End up bought this glutinous rice bread.

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