Monday, September 25, 2017

Travel for Half Price with ZEROGO at V10GO Online Travel Portal!

Henry Tan | 8:59 AM | Be the first to comment!
There are many online travel portals available in the market to purchase traveling plan through online system, however, with ZEROGO, V10GO is the one and only that you have to pay half the price only while enjoy 100% earning in points! 

Travel for Half the Price with ZERGO - V10GO!

Last weekend, we attended the launch of V10GO Online Travel Portal launch at Queensbay Mall, Penang. We got to meet Malaysia famous artist, Miau Miau! She is the ambassador for V10GO and she was there to attend the launch too. 

During the launch, the founder of V10GO, Marc Tang was there to officiate the launch and introduce to us their unique travel plan - ZEROGO! Since the launch, V10GO is offering the Top 10 Most Preferable Destinations to travelers which includes Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Korea, Taiwan and China.

Meanwhile for their unique travel plan - ZEROGO, it enables you to travel half and price while enjoy the GOGOPOINTS! The travel plan in ZEROGO is not fixed and will be changed monthly, so you can plan your travel destination for long term, going one after another!


Pay 50% of the usual price!

For better illustration, here's the example! 

Great saving isn't it? Join now!

Personally I think online travel portal is a competitive market, so V10GO came out with their unique value proposition where travelers only need to pay half the price while enjoy 100% earning in points. If you love to travel frequently, V10GO definitely suits you!

Check out their website now!

D-13-1 Bay Avenue, 
Lorong Bayan Indah 2, 
11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.

 Hotline: 1700-81-6046
 Whatsapp No.: 012-5061046 , 012-5081046 , 
012-2511046 , 017-9081046 , 017-4511046

Fax: 04-2409231

Working Hours
 9am - 6pm (Mon-Fri)

Till then!
Happy Traveling! ;)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sky Mirror Sasaran Beach 沙沙兰天空之镜 @ Kuala Selangor, Selangor

Henry Tan | 3:11 PM | | | | 1 Comment so far
On our way back to Penang during our 4D3N KL Trip, baby and I went to the famous Sky Mirror Sasaran Beach (沙沙兰天空之镜) located at Kuala Selangor. This is not a spontaneous one as we need to do the booking in advance to secure our spot. From my finding, most of the travel agency are almost similar, in term of price and itinerary. Read on to know more about my trip!

Sky Mirror Sasaran Beach (沙沙兰天空之镜)!

The agencies are actually interconnected, we actually booked our trip with 天空之境 Sky Mirror-蓝天号 Sky Blue but we ended up with another one - Manta Ray 曼达雷 - Tour to sky mirror 天空之境. So I believe they will pass you to other agency if theirs is full and probably earn a little commission from there. 😂

Our trip costs RM70 per person and deposit of RM40 per person is needed in advance to book our seat. The fee paid inclusive of the return boat trip to Sasaran beach and Swan Island, insurance, a packet of Nasi Lemak and a bottle of mineral water. 

We were required to gather at a temple (仙法师公古庙) at 7 in the morning. The agent we hired was kind enough to send us all the details and even remind us a day before to arrive on time. Do take note that being punctual is crucial as the sky mirror effect only appears for a certain period due to low tide. 

Baby and I reached the temple quite early and witnessed the crowds getting bigger, some came by cars and some even came by tour bus! So you can tell how popular is Sky Mirror Sasaran Beach. We parked our car behind the temple and paid RM5 for the parking fee. Be sure to go to the toilet first as there's none on the Sasaran Beach itself. 

We were being assigned according to the boat number, some will be given a wrist band for easy-identification. This was the time when we were being passed to another agency - Manta Ray. So together with us on the boat, there were another 6 pax tourists all the way from Taiwan. 

As usual, the tour guide shared with us about our journey, the place we were going as well as the living creatures that we seen along the way. However, the weather was not good enough, our small boat was being bullied by the strong waves, so most of us were being splashed with seawater. 

It took us about 45 minutes to arrive at Sasaran Beach. It was quite amazing to see a big piece of flat sandy beach appears just like that after the low tide. By the time we reached, there were already full of people with bright colorful clothing. 

The scene that caught our attention the most was that the guides will just lay flat on the beach just to capture a great photo for you. In order for the sky mirror effect to work best, bright sunlight and flat surface of seawater (without wind) are needed. 

Unfortunately, during our visit, the sun was scorching hot but the wind was too strong that it causes ripple on the water surface. And of course, the tide was way too low that you cannot see a perfect reflection.  Hence, all the blurry reflection! 😕😕😕

Nevertheless, we still took quite a lot of photos and have fun ourselves. Just like when life gives you lemons and you make lemonade out of it! Surprisingly, after the Sky Mirror Sasaran Beach, we were heading back to jetty. Where's our Swan Island as per itinerary?! Well, since we were being passed to another agency, the trip itinerary is different too. Who can I blame? 😞😞😞

The only good thing about Manta Ray is that they are new in the business and they offer video shooting service for free until end of 2017. So here's our video taken and edited by Manta Ray: 

Overall, I think Sky Mirror Sasaran Beach maybe a good place to try. But you will need a lot of luck to get perfect condition for the sky mirror effect, otherwise, it would just be another beach outing. 😐
Oh ya, due to the seawater splashing, my DSLR is officially dead after so many years with me. 😭

Here are some of the reminders:
1. Breakfast is not provided, so take yours before arrive
2. Arrive earlier as you will still need to find your group and get yourself ready
3. Get yourself a waterproof bag to keep all your gadgets as waves can be too strong
4. Prepare another set of clothes as well to change
5. Wear bright colorful clothes for better contrast in photo
6. Put on a lot of sunblock and bring along hat/cap and also sunglasses
7. Pray hard that everything goes right

Check out the video I made my own! :D

Till then!
Have a great adventure! :D

Monday, September 18, 2017

Yoshiya Japanese Restaurant @ Sungai Petani, Kedah

Henry Tan | 10:26 PM | | | Be the first to comment!
During our trip to Sungai Petani, we went to Yoshiya Japanese Restaurant, one of the few Japanese restaurants available in Kedah. The restaurant actually quite near to Central Square, the place I used to passby frequently when I was a kid, but I have never set foot into it.

Yoshiya Japanese Restaurant, Sungai Petani

Yoshiya Japanese Restaurant located at Taman Petani Jaya, near to the highway exit of Sungai Petani (Selatan/South). It is a bit secluded as it is hidden at one of the shop houses inside a housing area. Yoshiya Japanese Restaurant has been opened for a long time, so no worry, you can easily find it on Waze!

Upon entering the restaurant, there are two types of seating, the tatami style and the normal seating, similar to Miraku Japanese Restaurant at G Hotel Penang. Since the tatami style seating are quite unique, most of the time are full, so reservation is needed and remember to specify the desired seating.

The first one we had was Chasu set (RM17.80), which consists of Chasu Ramen, mini Unagi Don, fruit and Cawan Mushi. The Chasu Ramen was quite okay but would be better if they are using the onsen egg instead of hard boiled egg. Unagi was way smaller than the photo illustrated in menu, but taste wise, still acceptable.

Baby ordered Salmon Cheese set (RM19.80), which comes with fried salmon, udon, rice, fruit, Cawan Mushi and Miso Soup. According to the friendly waitress, this is one of the most popular dish. We find it unique as the cheese was hidden inside the fried salmon, just like Cordon Bleu, wrapped around cheese, breaded and deep-fried. Crispy breaded skin on the outside, melting cheese from the inside. Certainly a good try especially for cheese lover!

We added on another ala carte dish - Dragon Maki (RM10.80). The Dragon Maki was quite good too given the excessive fish roe as the topping. The price was okay too but given the location in Sungai Petani, I believe this is their acceptable price range.

During our visit, Yoshiya Japanese Restaurant was full house, I supposed people find it a good place for friends and family gathering during the weekend, after all there are not many options in Sungai Petani too. If comparing to the other limited neighboring Japanese restaurant in Sungai Petani, Yoshiya Japanese Restaurant is consider as the best.

Go try and let me know how you think!

Yoshiya Japanese Restaurant
Lorong 24, Taman Petani Jaya, 
08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah

Opens daily from 10.30am - 11.30pm except Tuesday
Call 60 4-421 9228 for reservation!

Till then. ;)
Happy Food Hunting!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Healthy Delicious Dishes with US Potatoes

Henry Tan | 3:32 PM | | | 1 Comment so far
Thanks to the invitation from US Potatoes, we attended the exclusive cooking demonstration of "Healthy Delicious Dishes with US Potatoes" which was held in Wembley Hotel Penang last weekend.  

Healthy Delicious Dishes with US Potatoes

US Potatoes is the US national potato research and marketing organization which based in Denver, Colorado. It represents more than 2,500 potato growers and handlers across the country and to promote the benefits of eating potatoes. As the largest vegetable commodity board, US Potatoes is proud to be recognized as an innovator in the produce industry. 

The event started off with the introduction to US Potatoes by Mr. Richard Liew, the Trade Promotions Director of US Potatoes. Thanks to Richard, we learned to differentiate all the various type of potatoes such as russet potatoes, yellow potatoes, red potatoes, white potatoes, purple blue potatoes, fingerling potatoes and even the petite potatoes. 

After that, the dietitian, Ms Khoo An Jo, shared with us on "Good Carbs - Fact of a Healthy Plate". She started off by debunking all the myths of carbs and then taught us on the new concept of healthy plate proportion - #sukusukuseparuh or #quarterquarterhalf. Which means, whatever we learnt about the food pyramid back in the days is no longer appropriate! 

Credit to Lam Wah Ee Hospital FB

Lastly, the cooking demonstration by Chef Audee Cheah, the President of Penang Chef Association. All of us were waiting eagerly to try out the international award winning chef's dishes namely, US Potatoes and Prawn Kerabu, Curry Chicken Stuffed US Potatoes,  Kimchi Seaweed US Lattice Cut Fries and Chili Flavored US Potato Wedges in Lettuce Cups. 

Each of us were given the souvenir book with 4 recipes attached. 2 of them were using fresh US potatoes while the other 2 were using frozen US Potatoes. A few fresh US Potatoes were given to us as well to try out on the recipe our own. Since we got russet potatoes, so I made mashed potatoes as a side dish instead of following the recipe given. (p/s: I didn't follow the #sukusukuseparuh too! 😂)

These white to pale yellow flesh of russet potatoes makes heavenly mashed potatoes due to their light and fluffy texture after baked to perfection. Since it is a bit pale, I added finely chopped parsley and black pepper to give some color contrast. To make it even better, I mixed in diced Eryngi mushroom to give the soft meaty texture to the mashed potatoes. Yummmsss! 😋😋😋   

Overall, I think it was a great event for us to understand more about US Potatoes and most importantly, we will start using more US potatoes in our cooking! Afterall, a healthy plate of food is all about the right proportion - #sukusukuseparuh! 

Till then! ;)
Happy food cooking! 
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