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Instead of reading newspaper, I always start my morning by log in to this Travel with MSN Malaysia website (besides facebook and my blog). And I saw one of this latest article which caught my attention. So, I decided to share with you all here. Consider part of my job right, as a so-so travel blogger.

Select your travel destinations by your star signs.

Whether or not indulging in horoscope is your cup of tea, it’s interesting to find out what your star signs have to say about your holiday destinations. We have carefully handpicked these horoscope locations in Malaysia to give you some travel insights into each Zodiac sign.

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Adventurous and eager, the Aries never holds back; their courageous and dynamic traits are what make them always ready for action!

>>WHERE: Lata Kinjang, Perak

This majestic fall is one of the tallest in Malaysia! Only a fraction of the falls can be seen from the North-South Expressway while the entire cascade of waterfalls actually flows from 850m above. This trip will make a perfect one for the eager and dynamic Aries as getting to the falls itself requires a steep half an hour climb from the stalls where you can park your car at; the rushing waters and crisp air will be a wonderful award after the strenuous climb.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

Material possessions and everything fine and beautiful never fail to attract the Taurus; they are noted for their strength and sensuality, they also appreciate fine linens and clothing.

>>WHERE: National Craft Complex, Kuala Lumpur

Perhaps the idea of spending the day creating batik at the Craft Village here will be enticing for the creative Taurus who enjoys making things with their hands. Traditional handicrafts such as sculptures, pottery, wood carvings and ceramics can also be attained at the Karyaneka Craft Boutique. The Craft Museum, on the other hand, highlights Malaysian textile heritage and displays traditional Malaysian handicraft.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

A Gemini is curious and mentally active; fun to be around, a Gemini also make good light hearted social encounters. The other one out of two distinctive sides of a Gemini would be the contemplative, more serious and indecisive one.

>>WHERE: Mulu National Park, Sarawak

Opt for cave or forest activities – take on the world’s longest tree-based Mulu Canopy Skywalk to learn more about life in the forest canopy; alternatively, explore the extraordinary limestone and bat caves. The outgoing and communicative Gemini will also enjoy overnight group expeditions comprised of longboat rides and jungle trekking; versatility as part of a Gemini’s trait will shine through here. Expect spectacular scenery and an eye opening experience amidst 52,000 hectares of equatorial rainforest.

Cancer (June 21 – Jul 22)

A Cancer is sensitive and sentimental as well as intuitive. Their love is protective and while this love can become smothering, it can also be nurturing.

>>WHERE: Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Sandakan

These highly intelligent Orang Utans are an endangered Malaysian wildlife species that can be found in Borneo – devoted and empathetic Cancerians may find the rehabilitation efforts at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre engaging. Amidst 5529 hectares of rainforest here, there is a board walk that leads to a viewing gallery and feeding platform. The more explorative Cancerian can also apply for a permit from the Forestry Department to trek 5km through a mangrove forest.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Leos are dramatic and outgoing; they take the spotlight and are of a warm spirit. Fiery and creative, Leos are leaders whose charms could be hard to resist.

>>WHERE: Sungai Klah Hot Springs, Perak

Rest assured that the self-assured Leo will be surprised at the number of activities available at this natural hot spring. Apart from being able to boil eggs in wire baskets at a designated part of the spring, board walks, water reflexology, traditional massages and private Jacuzzis are also available. The magnetic charm of a Leo will make this trip a memorable one – be it with friends, lover or family.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Virgos are dedicated creatures; delicate and gentle, they manifest a great sense of caregiving. Their competence and intense focus on current passions could be highly rewarding.

>>WHERE: Pulau Pemanggil, Johor

Famed for its abundant marine life and clear sea waters, this remote island is also known for deep-sea fishing and diving. There is also a massive and sacred boulder known as the Batu Buau which lies in the middle of the island. The analytic and gentle Virgo will enjoy fishing here! It will be worth the travel just to be able to spend a few days basking under the glorious sun, quietly fishing in the midst of an unpolluted sea.

Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

The Libra seeks balance in every aspect of life. Sociable and peace loving, this sign enjoys being in the company of others. Libras have winning personalities and are effective strategists.

>>WHERE: Longhouse Tours, Sarawak

There are 27 different ethnic groups in the Sarawakian rainforest; some of the tribal groups being the Dayak, Iban and Bidayuh. Communal longhouse dwellers are welcoming and well known for their hospitality; the Libra will enjoy their welcoming traditional dances and ceremonial songs. A number of places for consideration – The Skrang River, the Lemanak River, Batang Ai and Annah Rais.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Scorpios are passionate; they exude certain intensity but maintain a cool exterior. Beneath the exterior, however, lie deep and active emotions that a Scorpio may not want to express. Scorpios make great leaders and are resourceful.

>>WHERE: Colmar Tropicale Bukit Tinggi, Pahang

2,500 feet above sea level, Colmar Tropicale is a view of north-eastern 16th century French buildings. The passionate and penetrating Scorpio would love soaking in the ambience while being entertained by jugglers, bands and snake performances over an authentic French meal at Colmar Square – that which lies in the middle of the village.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

The Sagittarius has a natural tendency towards travel, adventure and philosophy; they hold a broad-minded approach to life and are always on the lookout for deeper meaning – a seeker of knowledge and wisdom.

>>WHERE: Gua Tempurung, Perak

Gua Tempurung is a magnificent world of stalagmites and stalactites; there are many spectacular rock formations here, some given names in accordance to the shape it takes – First Lady, Zorro eyes, Dainty Foot Lady amongst the many. The traveller trait in each Saggitarius will know how to appreciate the beauty of one of the longest caves of Malaysia. Choose from a variety of cave tours or expeditions according to desired difficulty and length.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Capricorns set high goals for themselves and hold to professionalism; they also maintain traditional values and attain self-satisfaction from personal accomplishments. These independent creatures are serious minded and practical.

>>WHERE: The Armed Forces Military Museum, Negeri Sembilan

Honoured with a Merit Award under the “Best Tourist Attraction” category by Tourism Malaysia, this museum is informative as well as interactive. Experience a showcase of tanks, vehicles, canons and artefacts dated from 1933. Capricorns will be able to provoke and harbour expanding thoughts through experiencing the Malayan Communist Party’s underground tunnel and the Pepper Ghost illustrations.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

This intellectual air sign is shy yet energetic; they are quiet and eccentric deep thinkers that hold interests in concepts and ideas.

>>WHERE: Pulau Dayang Bunting, Kedah

The direct translation of the island’s name is “Island of the Pregnant Maiden” and behind this name lies the legend of how a man named Mat Teja fell in love with a beautiful fairy princess by the name of Mambang Sari; the princess gave birth to a son whom died shortly after, Mambang Sari then blessed the lake by putting her child to rest there. The imaginative yet eccentric Aquarius will experience rejuvenation as they take time out amidst legend and nature.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

A Pisces is spiritual and gentle; this fish sign creatures are affectionate and perhaps the most understanding of all signs. Besides being accepting and emotionally expressive, a Pisces also has a strong and vibrant presence.

>>WHERE: Mabul Island, Sabah

A Pisces would thoroughly love this beach getaway. Set aside off the south-eastern coast of Sabah, this little fishing village is now also a popular diving spot. Go prepared with water proof camera casings for underwater shots of the marine life; note also that it is possible to explore the entire island on foot!

This article was by Travel with MSN Malaysia (click here)

I not sure whether it is accurate or not but I am certainly love with the answer for my horoscope. Mine is the last one, Pisces. Pisces is the icon of fish and guess that fish loves to swim. Hahaha…Hope you all enjoy reading this article.

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The No.1 travel and tourism fair in Malaysia is back again! And this time around it is happening at Suria Sabah starting from today until this Sunday. So what are you waiting for? Spend some of your this weekend to hunt for your perfect vacation getaway with special travel package and offer whether inbound tour or even outbound tour from the travel agencies who took part in this fair.

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In order to kill the time as I am unemployed currently, so I went Suria Sabah today to search for attractive bargains for my upcoming trips. Yeap, that’s right. Travel blogger is in action!

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This is the travel agency which I joined for Taiwan trip.

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And even this which I joined for Beijing tour back in year 2006.

Not only travel agencies, there are even a few hotels and airline companies participate for this MATTA fair.

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Such as Firefly Airline

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and Swiss Garden International Hotel.

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Performance by the dancers after the official launched by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment.

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Plenty of flyer, brochure and travel price list I took for my research.

Small Note: Goodbye to the first half year and say hello to the first half year. Holy gosh! Time pass so fast and I’m gonna leave soon!

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In case you never heard , “Poll” is some kind of voting or even survey which you ever done when doing your research or assignment in your college or uni life. It is a very easy task; whether you pick from the best to the least or put a tick or cross mark.

And if you can see, I served under NuffNang. But hey, don’t worry I am not forcing you to click so that my earnings will be increased. That does not serve my main purpose of blogging. Yesterday, I just noticed that actually I can amend or customise the poll in the way I want. Gosh~ I am really slowpo.

Here is DT’s Poll which I just customised or amended few minutes ago:

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Do feel free to click on it especially on the second questions so that I can know what do you like as the give-away gift.

As you can see, I start to blog since 2007 but not really active as currently. I’d been blogging in friendster before this (that time friendster is damn famous and no one knows the existence of facebook) and I plan to blog in blogger just for one reason, to express and confess my love on a guy. Yeap, on a guy which I fall for. If TTM find out this, sure he ask me to delete it. cool

There is no privacy in friendster and everyone especially my friends can view it. Really damn pai seh. So, I ask one of my junior besides friendster, where else can I blog and he recommended blogger or blogspot. So, this is where I met blogspot. That time nothing much to blog. Blog about student life? I rather finished my unfinished assignments and do last minute study.

But then, I start to active in blogging again when I further my study to Sheffield, United Kingdom. What makes me to continue to blog? My University organise blogging contest and the award is so rewarding. Try you imagine first prize for blogging you can get £300 which if you convert back to Malaysia, it will be around rm1,800. Kid I’m not. Too bad I didn’t join because once again the word of “confidence” is lacking within me. But from there, I realised I love blogging especially sharing on my travel experience and adventures around UK.

Not until 2010, something bad happens and I have lost interest in blogging. Really almost gave up in blogging. But then, you will ask how I gain back the interest of blogging? Simple: TRAVELLING. I travel to Hong Kong and Macau with TTM and my friends and I would like to share the adventures and tips of travelling once again.

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From the statistic above, maybe for some of you will think that there is nothing much differences to you but for me, it means a lots to me. lol

So before I end my super duperb long post, I would like say

“MILLION THANKS TO ALL MY BLOG READERS especially to The Followers, who FOLLOWING my blog and COMMENTS which I received”

What are you waiting for? Click the poll above in order for me to improve my blog and decide what gift should I give-away to those who follow my blog and constantly comment on my post. Don’t just be my silent reader ooo. For those who comment on my post but not yet become my follower, I got gift want to give one but too bad, I can’t or else it is unfair for the follower. So, you should know what you should do =P

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On behalf of my owner, I would like to Wooff~ woff~. It means THANK YOU EVERYONE!

>From Tokyo to Monaco, and now I am taking you all the way to Taipei.

Today is the grand closing day of the 2010 Taipei International Flora Exposition. It opened on 6th November 2010 and run until today, which is their final day. This is Taiwan horticultural industry’s first time performing as the lead on the world stage.

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2010 X’mas Trip to Taiwan

Although I don’t fancy flowers except for lily, but this exhibition really impressed me. It was fairly interesting and worth seeing with lot of flowers on display over the vast area of Taipei that the Flora Expo covers. Unfortunate for me was visit this exhibition for less than 2 hours is totally not-so-awesome as there are many things to see and worst case ever was crowded all over the area. cry

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The famous pineapple soft cakes. Bought 5 boxes because it is taste delicious.

That is my short post of today. I will post more after done with the Japan and Monaco entry.

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Recently, Vietnam seems to be one of the place to visit by most of my family and friends. My parents just went Vietnam last Monday and too bad, I can’t join because it was uncle and aunties tripconfused.

Good things, they brought me sourvenirs from Vietnam.

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All are not mine. I can only choose 1 from it. Which do you think is nice?
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Another keychain and fridge magnets to add in my collection. Someday, I will show you my collectionlol
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Finally I had made up my mind of which to choose from. Thanks daddy and mommy!

Not forgeting, my best friend, Andrew had also been to Vietnam last month for 2 weeks. So cool man! How I really wish to join him? However, even thought I can’t join him for the trip, but a lovely and warm postcard from him during his trip there. THANKS Andrew!

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Another collection into POST-THE-CARD (click here)

Lastly, I would like to end this week entry by announcing SUSHI KING is BACK with their RM2 Bonanza Promotion again!

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There are few bad comments on their sushi which is not fresh and their rice are not so sticky, but with the price of just RM2, I just don’t care (although I am one of them who complaints about the rice) to stuff my stomach with the cheap sushi and satisfy my craving and addiction on Japanese foods.

This promotion starts tomorrow for Sabah and Sarawak and ends till 21 April. Exclusive for card holders only. Don’t miss it.

>Yes, here comes again everyone loving it breakfast!

Last month, McD is giving free breakfast to everyone, really almost everyone on 2 Big Breakfast with a minimum purchase of RM5. Everyone is print and even photocopied the coupon to redeem it.

And this time around, the free McD breakfast is:

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OMG~ Can you see the juicy grilled chicken sausages with the melting cheese?
It is so tempting.

Besides that, with the Great Add-Ons of just RM1.20 for 1 Premium Roast Coffee or Tea or RM3.00 for 1 Premium Roast Coffee or Tea and 1 piece of Golder Hash Brown to enjoy the complimentary treat.

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However, too bad this time around only original coupon is valid to redeem this great breakfast. Print, photocopied or black and white reproduction of the coupon will NOT be accepted. TOO BAD!

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3 couples for my brother, TTM and me.biggrin

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Hurry get me before I vanish in front of your eye….

By the way, tomorrow is LAST day to redeem this Free McD Breakfast! I was thinking to go and redeem again. Hehehe

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Everytime when comes to think of the venue to celebrate deariest birthday, it makes all of us really headache. Where can we celebrate and organise birthday since we are so noisy and nasty twisted?

In conjuction with Wawa birthday which will be in next month, Jane and Pat suggest to celebrate at Q Bar since we plan to celebrate on Friday night. When I heard Q-Bar, I was like “Not Again!!“. I’d been to Q bar before but I am those who not really like to go to those closed-air space filled with lots of smoking and drink places.
Anyway, Q Bar is extraordinary different from other pub and bar. It’s not like the other normal bar. Trust me if you are finding something different in KK town.

Q Bar, which located at Gaya Street, along the same row as Tong Hing, Eden 54 Hotel, it is a straight-friendly gay bar. It is open daily at 8 pm. You’ll be more entertain if you go on friday as every Friday, there will be a drag show by the Q Girls. That’s the reason why we went on Friday night.

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They don’t SING, but they do DANCE and PERFORM WELL!

They dance and perform like nobody. What amazed me was they even wear a very high heal shoe during their performance. If I’m wearing high heel and dance like them, sure I will fall down <span class=. I can see that night people at Q Bar are whistling and screaming once the music is turn on. Everyone is having their fun.

On that night, we even gave a big SURPRISED for the birthday gal;

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She being invited to the stage. Syok or not, Wawa?

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Does “she” resembles Rihanna?

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The birthday cake

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The Birthday Girl

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We are gals and gals just want to have fun~ MORE FUN~

This Sunday is Wawa actual birtday. So my early wishes for her:

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WAWA! Wish you stay young and cute as always~ Don’t gila-gila “

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    • ken: >so cool ah the miniature world.. gotta admire the precision and accuracy of the structures :)
    • Diana Diane Teo: >CathJ and ladymariah - Thanks so much! =)
    • Diana Diane Teo: >Armstrong - Although quite sad because it comes to the end, but I am quite happy to see it ends with good ending. :)Sailor - Thanks for the compli