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Honda Civic Test Drive KL to Penang (Day 2)

Early in the morning, everyone had a good breakfast and heading to our next location. This time, I drove for 1.8S Honda Civic. It was slightly less powerful compare than the 1.5 Turbocharge but one thing for sure. It’s more fuel efficient and comfortable.
Personally I think it’s good that I manage to drive Honda Civic since I’m planning to change my City to HRV. I think I will go for Civic instead.
You may want to read my Day 1 experience, HERE!
 
Another thing that I do love about the new Civic is they do have cool features such as Electric Parking Brake, Remote Engine Start, Auto Brake Hold and Walk Away Auto Lock. Not to mention they do have sexy “butt” too, the “C”-shaped LED taillights.
The New Honda Civic 2016 is available in both 1.8 and turbo versions. The prices of the 3 variants of Honda Civic are:
RM113,800 for 1.8S (On-the-road with insurance)
RM127,800 for 1.5 Turbocharged (On-the-road with insurance)
RM135,800 for 1.5 Turbocharged Premium (On-the-road with insurance)
Furthermore, customers can enjoy 5 years warranty with unlimited mileage with a service interval of 10,000km at 88 Honda dealers nationwide.
It is indeed a great price as we paying the price of C segment compact executive car but we are getting a D-segment spec car.
Finally after an hour drive from our hotel, we reach at the Escape Theme Park. For those who don’t know what is Escape is, basically it’s a adventure theme park. For those who like adventure activity.
ESCAPE is the fun destination with exciting rides and games hosted in a natural environment. ESCAPE re-introduces the play and values of yesteryear so to inject reality into a world overdependent on an isolation-inducing electronic lifestyle. Through fun activities, with an emphasis on self-directed and self-powered play, the visitor experiences Low Tech, High Fun. ESCAPE demonstrates there’s no age limit to having fun as the rides and games are designed for a wide range of age groups, abilities, and energy levels.
My favorite activity. Climb for 10 minutes and going down for 10 seconds lol.
For those who really love outdoor and adventure activity, do check out Escape Theme Park, HERE!
My conclusion towards the new Civic after 2 days 1 night spending time with them is, it must have in my car list.
1) Safety
– What else should I say when you have top class safety for all variants (6 Airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist). 
2) Sporty Designs
– One thing I do realize about Honda Civic is, they are under young and energetic category. If you love sporty designs, you may want put this under your consideration. Not to mention it comes in 5 outstanding colors, Dark Ruby Red Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, and two brand new colours, Lunar Silver Metallic and White Orchid Pearl.
3) Performance
– Their engine performance is something that you should not worry about. What other features that I do love is their ‘Brake hold’ and auto cruise. I have eyes on the All-New Civic 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged.
4) Space
– For photographer and video producer myself, leg rooms and boot capacity is really important. Usually after a long journey, I will sleep in the car for 30 minutes for a rest. So, it’s really important for me to have good space. Other than that, I do need big space for me to put my equipment.
5) Fuel efficient
– I only spend 1 fuel tank for my 2 days 1 night trip to Penang (Citta Mall -> Tg. Tualang -> Stadium Batu Kawan -> Penang Island -> Botanica Mansion -> G Hotel Kelawai -> Escape Adventureplay -> Tambun -> back to PJ).
Before we heading back home, we had another seafood feast. Prawn village is a must-come place for you to have lunch.
Last but not least, I would rate Honda Civic 8/10. As loyal Honda user, I’m happy to see what does Honda did and with this significant launch, the iconic Civic ushers in a new era. The All-New Civic will change the way Malaysian customers experience and drive a vehicle, up the expectations of customers towards a C-segment vehicle and literally change the game altogether.
Thank you Honda Malaysia for the memorable weekend.
For more information on the All-New Civic, you can visit any Honda dealer, call Honda’s Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log on to www.honda.com.my or www.ridethedream.my to discover more about the exciting features of the All-New Civic.

Honda Civic Test Drive KL to Penang (Day 1)

Personally, I have been driving Honda ever since I got my license. No complain. From old Accord to City then to Jazz and back to City. Most people would say DON’T SPEND ON EXPENSIVE CAR but spend on properties instead. I have no issue with that. However, if you be in my place who have to spend every single day inside a car to travel here and there for a meeting and shooting, then I would say, you should pick the right car. Good and trustable.
Few features that caught my attention are; long distance features (auto cruise & turbo), safety and comfort. Currently I wanted to change my current City to HRV but then I feel this Civic quite interesting to have as one of my collection.. Oh yes.. That’s car that I drove on the first day.
There’s total of 5 cars that will heading down to Penang Island. Right after our nice breakfast, we are divided into 5 team (3 person per team). Since I’m so tired, I let Fatin Bella to be the first driver and I be the co-driver. I was very impressed by it’s spacious seat I can place my legs comfortably.

Our first car was the brand new 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged engine which is developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology provides ‘Joy to drive’ with its dynamic performance and excellent fuel economy. Honda Malaysia is the first Japanese mass market manufacturer to introduce a turbo engine in the C-segment. The other engine variant is 1.8L i-VTEC. Both engines are mated with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for a smooth driving experience and fuel efficiency.
After a long drive, we drop by at Tanjung Tualang for a nice seafood. 

So, it’s my turn to drive the Civic (my car is the silver color). I’m fallen in love with Auto Lock feature, the car will lock itself at a 2m distance. This is one of the safety feature and for the convenience.

The next agenda is something that I’m looking forward. We are heading to Stadium Batu Kawan and learnt further about the Civic safety feature, design and differentiation between competitors. I just found out that the LED light is automatically switch on when it went to the tunnel.

The new Civic have 6 airbags in order to keep you and your passengers safe (Dual Front Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags and Side Airbags). For those who don’t know what is VSA, VSA is basically Vehicle Stability Assist; is a built-in safety system that is always on. There is a off button as well but it is not recommended to turn it off. Well, you can’t predict when the accident will happen right?

Gymkhana activity was done by professionals and to demonstrate the VSA safety feature.

Thank you Honda for the awesome experience.. and thank you for the tire too!

Our next trip will be the island. The All-New Civic 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged variant is equipped with a smart monitoring system, giving peace of mind in maintaining the efficiency of the engine performance. This feature will indicate the timing of oil change and notify customers with an indication lamp on the speedometer on their service status. At 88 Honda dealers nationwide, customers can enjoy 5 years warranty with unlimited mileage with a service interval of 10,000km.

The All-New Civic is available in five colours: Dark Ruby Red Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl. Lunar Silver Metallic and White Orchid Pearl. The price for the 3 variants are:

  • RM 113,800 for 1.8S (On-the-road with insurance)
  • RM 127,800 for 1.5 Turbocharged (On-the-road with insurance)
  • RM 135,800 for 1.5 Turbocharged Premium (On-the-road with insurance)

Before we heading to the bed, first thing first… of course a good dinner. Penang is a food heaven. I’m glad that they told us there will have a local cuisine. I never know Penang have hidden gem. Botanica Mansion is where we had our dinner. Built in early 1881, Botanica Mansion was restored and currently functions as a clubhouse solely for Botanica.CT residents. A gymnasium, swimming pool and restaurant is available for daily dining and private events.

On the way back to our hotel, we were shown the light features of the Civic. Actually I never thought that using LED Lights can be very bright. It’s really useful especially when driving in dark areas.

Finally we step into our room, the Executive Room. My first impression, I’m amazed. G Hotel Kelawai will house rooms that are uniquely inspired by innovative design to create energizing space for guests to play or work by day or mix and mingle by night. In addition to that, it will also accommodate three trendy and stylish food and beverage outlets – a coffee house, lobby lounge and a 23rd floor chill out bar that are set to fulfil guests’ gastronomic appetites.
For more information on the All-New Civic, you can visit any Honda dealer, call Honda’s Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log on to www.honda.com.my or www.ridethedream.my to discover more about the exciting features of the All-New Civic.

LOST WORLD OF TAMBUN CELEBRATES THE COLOURS OF MALAYSIA

Lost World Of Tambun commemorates Malaysia’s 59th birthday with a ‘Warna-Warni Merdeka’ celebration. Wave the ‘Jalur Gemilang’ with pride and enjoy fun-filled activities perfect for the entire family.
From the 27th of August to the 31st of August 2016, except on the 30th of August, partake in a host of patriotic and colourful activities ranging from traditional Malaysian board games, Face and Batik painting, to puzzles.
Enjoy 10% discounts on entrance passes purchased online and receive a FREE Photobook voucher worth RM 79.
Recall priceless childhood memories by playing traditional Malaysian games such as Congkak, Batu Seremban, Baling Tin, and Lompat Galah. Explore Malaysia’s creative heritage and learn how to create your own Batik masterpiece at the Batik Painting activity.
Time to put your knowledge on Malaysia’s flag to test! Guess how many red and white stripes are on our flag and win a prize.
Groove to the marching band at the ‘Military Rhythms’ show, followed by an enthralling 15-minute display of beauty of traditional costumes and dance – ‘Warna-Warni Malaysia’ in celebration of the Malaysia’s multicultural ways.
Relive Perak’s Tin mining past at Lost World Of Tambun’s Tin Valley’s dulang washing activities and study real artifacts from the past. As you trail along the historical route, take a closer look at the Needle Of Tambun – that was miraculously preserved as a pinnacle of 8-meters high.
“Lost World Of Tambun’s ‘Warna-Warni Merdeka’ is a celebration of Malaysia’s rich history, and diversity. Our hope is to share the uniqueness of Malaysia with our guests, to ensure the preservation of our heritage, and for families and friends to have a fun-filled day at Lost World Of Tambun,” said Calvin Ho, Senior General Manager of Sunway Theme Parks.

3 Top Hotels in Ipoh To Spoil The Backpackers Perfectly!

From the beginning of time, Ipoh is considered as one of the main cities in Malaysia. It was one of the most important places at British Colonial Era. 
Nowadays, Ipoh becomes one of the main top tourist destinations in Malaysia Peninsula. It’s very appealing for travelers, especially the backpackers. It offers amazing historical sites, lines of the colonial heritage buildings, breezy natural scenes, finest culinary, festive night and flea market with the price that is claimed inexpensive by Malaysian standards. 
So, it’s clear Ipoh has to be put on your backpacking trips wish list. And for the best backpacking experience in this small town, finished your day by sleeping in these top backpacker hotels recommended by Traveloka
Bed and Bike Backpackers Studio (Starts from RM29.09)
In many travel article talks about Ipoh, this hotel is mentioned at the top recommendation if you travel on a budget. This hotel can be found at Jalan Sultan Yusuf Little India/Old Town 2A-1. It’s close to the main airport within a distance less than 4 km away. 
The Ipoh hotel has been designed very simple yet warm and friendly. It offers dormitory styled bedrooms with wooden-framed bunk bed cage and air conditioner. The bathroom available separated for sharing. 
The main facilities to supports the backpacker-styled retreat are public living room and bar/lounge. The living room features with free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, small library, coffee/tea maker, desk, and the sofa bed to relax. You can enjoy the time socialize with other backpackers in here. To be mentioned, the hotel also provides bicycles to be used by the guests for free. 
1981 Guest House (Starts from RM30 per night)
This is the hotel you have to choose if you are the old school lover. Spending the night in this Ipoh hotel makes you just like going back to the old days. Regarding the name, 1981 Guest House shows you the nuance of the classical era. 
Located at Jalan Market 26 – Ipoh, The 1981 Guest House is designed inspired by colonial style shop house. The facade looks so majestic with black and white color and tall wooden windows. 
Step inside the property, you can see the influence of Peranakan Style. It’s applied throughout the whole dorm room. Teakwood furniture, wooden floor, and the ceiling are beautifying the look. Each room features single beds with sleeping net, ceiling fan, and seating area. The bathroom is available for sharing. 
There’s living room inside the property. This public area covers hammock to relax, seating area, LCD TV, and Internet corner. Beside, separated dining area, Kopitiam, and bike rental service also provided by 1981 Guest House. 
Container Hotel Ipoh (Starts from RM100 per night)
The Ipoh hotel is unique with contemporary style. The facade looks so good with black glass wall and vines covers it. The interior is significantly designed by the influence of industrial style, with steel cage and concrete wall and floor. The hotel is very suitable for the urban and easy going travelers. 
The accommodation is offered in two types: pod/capsule and dorm room with bunk bed. The pod room contains single bed, individual reading light and ventilation, personal locker, foldable desk with mirror, and electric power plug. All rooms are air-conditioned. The shared bathroom is complemented with free toiletries. There a Pod Plus room with queen size bed for two guests. Female guest can choose rather sleep in the mixed or female pod. 
Container Hotel Ipoh has the finest facilities. There’re rooftop terrace and common area for you to relax or spares time socialize with other backpackers. There’s bicycle rental on the receptionist. The hotel is located at Jalan Sultan Yusuf 89-91. It’s less than 4 km away from Sultan Azlan Shah Airport.

Last Minute Booking Travel Apps – Travel Apps that you must have in your smartphone

How many of you are “last minute person”? Well, sometimes I do, especially when it comes to travel since I run my own business, CVS Production, I can’t really tell when I actually free. So, I frequent miss any promo price or even I don’t really do any homework about the place that I went. So, I kind of miss a lot of fun things.
Actually, I nak travel to a few places this year macam Bangkok, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia etc since last year lagi. Tapi sebab #CeritaFF dah nak kawen, so terpaksalah postpone ke tahun depan. Ye la… nak simpan duit kan.
Btw, For those who are looking for travel apps, especially for those who suka booking last minute, meh usha Applikasi Last Minute Booking. Siapa yang tak suka plan last minute pun sesuai guna ni je.
How to download?
It’s available for FREE at Google Play or Apple Store.
How it Works
Last Minute Booking is principally in the ticketing and tour business. We cater to all the travel needs of both the corporate and individual travelers. Currently Last Minute Booking is working closely with 32 Airlines for their Auto-Ticketing facility. In line with the rapid expansion, employees of Last Minute Booking have increased from 2 to 15 persons. Nowadays Last Minute Booking is one of the pioneer travel agency in Klang.
If you need a quick look at their promotion, they do have latest promotions on their apps.
LMB offers you with exclusive and useful, last minute and other travel options that allow you easily, quickly and arrange your tours and getaways. You get what you want regarding your travel arrangements from them, even if your requirements are last minute.
If you are looking for a Muslim holidays package, don’t worry. They have it too. From family holidays to exclusive travel arrangements
Family Holidays
We will be delighted to serve you in arranging for your last minute family holidays. Be it flight booking, outbound packages, activity tours or pilgrimage, contact us today to arrange your tour at the most affordable prices.
Exclusive Travel Arrangements
Be it your honeymoon or weekend travel, send us your inquiry and let us help you arrange your tickets, hotels and other travel arrangements. We believe in providing you the best services possible and that too within your budget.

There comes a moment on a journey when something sweet, something irresistible and charming as wine raised to thirsty lips, wells up in the traveller’s being. – Patrick MacGill

No.3, Jalan Tapah,
Off Jalan Goh Hock Huat,
41400 Klang, Selangor D.E, Malaysia.
Monday – Friday : 9.00 am — 5.30 pm
Saturday : 9.00 am — 1.00 pm
Sunday : Closed
+603-3343 1800
+603-3343 8100
enquiry@lastminutebooking.com.my

Air Asia Food – Chicken Rice & Tomato Rice

Everytime, when I have to travel for a business trip to Jakarta, Air Asia is always my first choice. Last month during my trip to Jakarta, I did try their Chicken Rice and Tomato Rice. Take note that if you pre-booked meals while buying your ticket online, you will receive a complimentary drink.

P/S: I have to put my watermark in the middle of the photo because Oh Bulan stealing my photo and remove the watermark. HERE!

 Uncle Chin’s Chicken Rice.

Some people said their Nasi Lemak is a must try dish, but for me, I will vote for this one. I never miss my Chicken Rice when I travel with Air Asia. Dear Air Asia, if you are reading this, maybe you want to consider adding on black ketchup as seasoning. Everything is good just that I need some salty stuff to give extra kick.


Tomato Rice with Ayam Percik

To be honest, I hate tomato. Well, not bad for the first time. I’m definitely going to give it another round because it’s rich with vegetables and chicken. 

Singapore Over the Weekend #CeritaFF – Buying engagement ring

Fatin and I just got back from Singapore yesterday. So, this a recap what we did over there. Meet up with some of our wedding sponsors, buying an engagement ring, brought her around, shopping, etc.
YES! I’m getting engage. Soon, really soon. 
The day before we went down to Singapore, we drop by to meet up with one of our wedding sponsors. I will talk more about it later on.
So, for those who want to sponsor our wedding, do let us know hahaha
The first thing we did in Singapore upon arrival is to get ourself internet connection. We use Singtel hi Tourist SIM card. Totally worth it. SGPD15 for 5 days and you can get 100GB of data. For more information, HERE!
This is her first time in Singapore, so I treat her like a tourist. Brought her to “must-visit-place-in-Singapore” from morning till night. 
People said Singapore is clean. She approves it hahaha 
 Did a quick shopping for her family and friends.
Grew up in Singapore, I must admit fast food is a must. Well, McD Singapore is really good. Chicken nugget with Curry sauce and French Fries shaker seaweed flavour is a must.
Cheap but good. Nostalgic. This is what they call “Singapore Ice cream”. SGPD1.20. Easy to find at the tourist attraction. You can go for bread or biscuits.
Yes, it was raining cats and dog, but well, the trip must go on. Went to a sex shop in Bugis Street, hahaha just kidding. 
Every country have the city of light. Unfortunately, the Merlion is under construction. So, the photo of Marina Bay Sand is much nicer.
They said, women are full of thought they said. 
Attending relative wedding in Singapore.
The main purpose of the trip is… buying our engagement ring. Do check out our blog at: www.ceritaff.com
Previously I get interviews by her parents. So, this is a revenge hahaha
Till we meet again, Singapore.

Singapore Tourist SIM Card by Singtel – 100GB (10 Days)

For those who follow my other blog, CeritaFF.Com you must know that I’m heading to Singapore this week to buy my engagement ring. Yes, I’m, going to engage soon. Like, finally right? hahaha
As a social media enthusiast, my partner and I couldn’t live without the internet. So, this is the best internet package for internet junkies like us. Nowadays, we can just depend on Whatsapp to make a call as long we have a data plan.

For more information, visit HERE!
100GB promotion offer is valid till 31 December 2015.
Click here for full Terms and Conditions.

Updated: 9.11.2015 :
So I have remaining of 3 days on the hi Tourist SIM card. So far only used almost 2GB. Totally worth, especially for people who use social media 24/7 #CeritaFF like us.

Next time if you travel in a group, just buy this SIM card and share with a group of friend. You have 100GB to use in 5days.

Angry Birds Activity Park Johor Bahru – Malaysia indoor theme park

As Johorean myself, I have never been to Angry Birds Activity Park. During my previous trip to Johor with Projek Travel and Malaysia Tourism, I manage to enjoy myself at one of the Malaysia indoor theme park. I used to get addicted to an Angry Birds game and tell me, who don’t?
If you are looking for a place where you can bring your family to have fun with affordable price and located in the heart of Johor Bharu, this is the place. Basically, it is a combination of Angry Birds theme and Jumpstreet. Need to lose some weight? You can do it here too.

Thank you Projek Travel and Malaysia Tourism for the invitation.

Media FAM trip Day 1
Media FAM trip Day 2 & 3

Since its inception in December 2009, the Angry Birds game has garnered 2.5 billion downloads globally. One of the most downloaded games of all time, Angry Birds is now coming to life at the Angry Birds Activity Park Johor Bahru!
Suitable for educational trip or birthday party.
The indoor park covers 26,000 sq.ft. and is strategically located in the premises of KOMTAR JBCC, Johor Bahru City Centre’s newest premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The state of the art activity park is easily accessible and offers a wide variety of fun games and attractions suitable for toddlers, kids, youth and parents alike. Opening hours are from 10am to 10pm daily.
Looking for merchandise? 
Take your favourite ANGRY BIRD home with you! They have a large collection of ANGRY BIRDS toys, stationery, yummy snacks, apparel and other merchandise at our gift shop.
Opening hours : 10am – 10pm daily
Ticket Validity : Multiple entry is allowed.
From Monday – Thursday, tickets are valid from time of entry until 10pm. 
From Friday – Sunday, public holidays / school holidays or peak days, the operational hours will be divided into 3 sessions. However, the tickets are valid from time of entry until 10pm.
Sessions are fixed as follows:
Session 1: 10am – 1pm
Session 2: 2pm – 5pm
Session 3: 6pm – 10pm.
Angry Birds Activity Park Johor Bahru
Level 3, KOMTAR JBCC,
Johor Bahru City Centre,
80000 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Email: info@angrybirdsactivitypark.my
Contact : 07 – 221 0260 / 07 – 300 5090

Travelling to Jakarta – Meeting, Photoshoot & Wedding

Jakarta is always my top priority when it comes to Indonesia. This time I will be travelling for a short meeting and photo shooting and not to mention attending my buddy’s wedding. As usual, my bad habits. Last minute packing. These are my important stuff that I have to bring when I travelling. Cuma tak ada #travellingberuang by Air Asia je. Nanti nak pi beli.
I need a reason to buy a new travel bag. I think this trip can be very good excuses. Finally found compact and light travel bag that I like. Not so big or small. Just nice for few days outstation. Anything that I shouldn’t miss while I’m in Jakarta?
Yesterday I collected some stuff for my Jakarta trip. Thank you ‪#‎htcMalaysia‬ ‪#‎Muahciked‬