A 2 day trip to Desaru – Malaysia

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This was supposed to be one of those breeze in- breeze out trips where we wont remember much of it years later – but we were mistaken, pleasantly so. We decided to take a weekend trip to Desaru, Malaysia. Its around 2 hour drive from Singapore. It’s for people like us who forget to book months in advance for a long weekend.

So we rented a car from Johor Bahru, since Singapore car plates are easy targets for robbery and such. The trip to Desaru was uneventful, the husband enjoyed driving and I enjoyed the scenery whilst controlling his speed limit.
The resort was beautiful and the rooms were some of the best we had seen. But we are not the ones to sit at one place and relax even if it’s next to a beach. We tried out the Korean food close to the resort which was run by a Korean family. It wasn’t the usual Korean fare available in Singapore and it tested our taste buds quite a bit.
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The next day we toured the surroundings in our rented car and generally had fun. We saw the fireflies tour which was a tad disappointing in terms of the no. of fireflies but as a whole it was a wonderful experience. The cool night, the village on the river and the boat sailing through the river on an almost quite night was memorable.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top (Ancient Yu Yuan Garden)

It can be a feeling, a perspective, or a physical location — share a photo that says “On Top.”

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A White crane on top of an ancient structure. Everything has symbolism in China. White Crane is a symbol of longevity since it is believed to live very long. I was particularly enamored by this bird. It looks graceful and pretty perched on top of a structure against a bright blue sky.

This picture is from Ancient Yu Tuan Garden in Shanghai.

This Photograph is a response to the weekly Challenge by The Daily Post.

Travel Time – Jakarta, Indonesia

indonesiaWe are off to Jakarta, Indonesia for the Good Friday long weekend. Since we can never track holidays and book in advance all the fancy places like Bali and Chiang mai are already booked or way too expensive.

Jakarta was relatively cheaper. We love traveling. We don’t mind going to the non-touristy places as well.

We’ll be there for 3 days so want to make the best of it. We are making lists. On the list are places mentioned in lonely planet, a bar and probably a disc. And shopping. We’ll see.

There are more books to be read and lists to be made.  Sometimes I feel just planning for the trip, looking up places and generally just reading up on a certain place is pretty interesting in itself.

Suggestions are always welcome!