Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bintan Diving Trip (24-25 Nov 2012)

Due to the incoming Monsoon season, Tioman and Dayang are out. Therefore, I went to try out Bintan for leisure diving, and at the same time, test out the 2nd hand Suunto D6 dive computer I've got.

0643H: Preparing to check-in at Tenah Merah Ferry Terminal. It was surprising to see Ephraim and Yongxiang again for this trip as they were my instructor and DM respectively for my OWD course.

0807G: Arrival at Bandar Bintan Telani Ferry Terminal

1045G: Infra-red shot at Bintan Agro Beach Resort

1204G: Mermaid room 2101. The accommodation for Bintan Resort is much more luxurious compared to Tioman and Dayang. It is equipped with a bathtub with hotwater, as well as hair dryer. The toilet has mechanical ventilation, so that you can leave your wetsuit inside the bathroom to dry overnight.

1326G: Due to low tide, we had to board our boat at a different site, as the depth around the jetty were dried up.

1539G: students from OWD awaiting their Instructors to bring them down.

1823G: The day 1 dive ended after sunset.

2147G: Fireworks! There's a convenient store that sells pyrotechnics ranging from rockets to a combined 49 shots firework packages, as expensive as 1.3 million rupiah (approx SGD $100). Setting up the pyrotechnics and seeing them light up the night sky was certainly an experience you can't get in Singapore.

0703G: Crew of the Asiana Restaurant. Breakfast at Asiana Restaurant was awesome - there were a huge variety of local food available.

1051G: Sea snake

1358G: Cuttlefish

2006G: Group photo

Canon S100 GPS Log: The dive sites we went were "Umbrella Rock" and Jenny Jump. The visibility was approximately 3m while depth around 10m. Nothing much to see actually, compared to Tioman or Dayang.

Damages of this trip: SL3 flooded, D6 protector cracked

More pictures: Bintan Diving Trip (24-25 Nov 2012)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hello Miki at Hello Kitty Town (18 Nov 2012)

Booked the tickets through GROUPON to the Hello Kitty Town at Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park. The package includes a 2-way coach ride, Hello Kitty Town ticket and the Little Big Club ticket. The theme park opens from 10am to 6pm daily.

Prepared! But Instax camera died on me

Hello Kitty tickets and the Day Activities Card required to be present at each booth for entry.

The Red Bow Cafe at level 1. If you are expecting food being shaped in Hello Kitty, you will be disappointed. The food are mainly bentos in microwave packages or simple pastries. Even the Cinnamoroll Cafe within the Hello Kitty Town at Level 2 does not have much to offer either. The Hello Kitty shaped waffle was out of stock when we were there.

Let's go!


Kitchen in the Hello Kitty House

Hello Kitty bathroom

Hello Kitty bedroom

Cinnamoroll Cafe sells very simple food and beverages. The only item shaped in Hello Kitty is the waffle and it was out-of-stock when we were there.

Taking a photo biting Biscuit while waiting in a long queue

Wishful studio - Cookie decoration. Simple activity which participants are given ready-made butter cookie to decorate with syrups.

Cookie drawing

Mission to rescue Kitty. The mission includes solving questions and obtaining a letter at each station which subsequently to be pieced together for a password at the end of the tour.

Inside a maze

Hello Kitty Shop at level 1


Studio photo at RM$70 for 3 pieces



The Little Big Club is at level 3 and 4. Level 3 is like a simple playground with various themes.

Ice-cream truck!

Pingu at level 3.

At level 4, there are mini amusement rides for children and a mini cafe.



Because there's nothing much to eat at the cafes at Hello Kitty Town and the Little Big Club was crowded, we went to find other places and we found Puteri Harbour. Food was reasonably good and total price was RM51.00

Miki's fried rice

My chicken chop with mashed potato and I also had a drink

More pictures: Miki at Hello Kitty Town (18 Nov 2012)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Chocolate muffins and Apple Pie (17 Nov 2012)

Second time to Creative Culinaire, located at 17, Eng Hoon Street.


Making the muffins


Yummy chocolate muffins

Chef Judy preparing the Apple Pie fillings

Preparing the dough

Rolling the dough

Nyan apple pie

More pictures: Chocolate muffins and Apple Pie (17 Nov 2012)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Joo Chiat and Katong walkabout (11 Nov 2012)

Organised by Weiteck,

Kway Guan Huat hand-made Popiah skin (since 1938) is also featured in the historical book "Can Survive Lah!"

Kneading the dough on the hot plate

The ready popiah skins

Wrapping of popiah

$2 per roll. The shop mainly sells the popiah skin, and only during the weekends, they will serve popiahs.

Street shoot at Sri Senpaga Vinavagar Temple

More pictures: Joo Chiat and Katong walkabout (11 Nov 2012)