Brighten Your Day

It’s almost Christmas!! I know the weather is cold and dull in most places so I have a post on some of my favourite pictures this week and brighten up your day!

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Walk Around Nairobi

First of all.. Happy new month!!👐👐

Ever since I got back to Kenya I haven’t done nearly as much exploring as I’d like. Nairobi is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world… A little concrete jungle. I’m determined to explore little bits of it a little at a time. Here are some of my favourite pictures this week!

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Coffee and Tea Farm

I’m finally back in the motherland (Kenya)! One of the first things I did was go to a coffee and tea farm not too far from where I live. Coffee and Tea farmers have the best view! I wanted to share some of my favourite pictures with you, I hope you enjoy them!:)

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Coffee Tree

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The ultimate reward... This beautiful stream!

TGV’s Luxury Cinema-Indulge

I went to watch Will Smith’s new movie ‘Focus’ at TGV’s luxury cinema in One Utama, Damansara. Tickets cost about $21 for the movie ticket and a buffet that’s available before the movie.

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The restaurant area for those that want to eat from the buffet area.

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They provide comforters too during the movie and the seats were very comfortable! The temptation to stay on those seats long after the movie was done was very real!

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Before the movie you’re provided with a menu, there’s a call button that you can press and you can order anything from the menu and it’ll be brought to you.

I had the cajun chicken with potato wedges and steamed vegetables with iced honey lemon, the meal was good but the presentation could’ve been better.

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The movie was great and I loved the experience of being able to watch a movie so comfortably! Tickets are definitely more expensive than the regular ones so you should definitely make sure the movie is worth it!

Did I mention how cool this runway is?

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Marina Bay in Singapore

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Last weekend a few of my friends and I decided to go to Singapore for the Chinese New Year break and it was absolutely fantastic!

One of the most iconic places in Singapore is Marina Bay, a bayfront surrounded by resorts, theatres and museums. The best time to go is at night when it’s well lit.

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What looks like is a cruise ship perched in the air is actually a sky park, and right below is the infinity pool, which holds the record for being the longest infinity pool in the world.

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The boardwalk along the beachfront is stunning!

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There’s a beautiful water and light show using sprinklers, music, and graphics on Sunday-Thursday at 8:00p.m and 9:30 p.m and on Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m, 9:30 p.m, and 11:00 p.m.

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One of the coolest things about Marina Bay was this man made lake right in the centre of the mall!

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I didn’t get to go on the Ferris wheel due to time, but I got to view it while leaving it’s more of an observation wheel that gives you a bird’s eye view of Singapore.

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There’s definitely a lot more to see in Singapore, the night safaris, the bird park, universal studios, and so much more! I’ll have to go back again!

If you’ve been to Singapore before I’d love to know what your experience was like!

Petronas Art Gallery

I went to ‘Galeria Petronas’ (Petronas Art Gallery) on New Years Eve in KLCC. The gallery hosts murals and sculptures done by Malaysian artists.

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Street art of Malaysia’s Prime Ministers:

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There can be no street art without spray cans!

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All these sculptures are ceramic including the shoes!

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I finally got to see the fireworks display at KLCC on new years for the first time! Happy New Year!

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Lake of the Pregnant Maiden and Cable Cars

On our last day we went to the Geoforest park, there’s not much to see in the park, the jewel is the Lake of the Pregnant Maiden it’s about a twenty minute walk uphill.

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The story behind the lake of the pregnant maiden is a man named Mat Teja met and fell in love with the Princess Mambang Sari at the lake, they eventually got married and had a son. Their son didn’t live very long, and when he passed they decided to ‘lay’ him in the lake. The princess also blessed all women that wanted to have children; any women that go into the lake will be able to have children.

The hills behind the lake actually look like a woman laying on her back.

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There are two things to do there; paddle boat and swim!

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Up next… Cable cars!

It’s RM35 (about $12) per person, but you’ll have to wait for about 15-20 minutes. There’s an express lane that charges RM75 (about $21) and you get to go immediately. Before going into the cable cars you go into the ‘sky dome’ where you watch a short 3D clip.

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Now for the fun part… The cable cars!

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Here are some pictures of the beautiful view

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The hill is actually Thailand!

This is my final post on Langkawi, I hope you enjoyed reading as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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Sun and Sand in Langkawi

Right after feeding the monkeys you get to see the crocodile and bat caves. The crocodile cave is small, it’ll only take about two minutes to see it and you only get to pass through it on the boat.

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There are no actual crocodiles in the crocodile cave, the story behind it is that a fisherman was rowing his boat along the river when he saw what appeared to be a crocodile. He ran back to the village saying he had seen a crocodile, when the villagers went to the river to confirm what he saw, it turned out that the water current was low and the ‘crocodile’ he thought he saw was actually just a rock. That’s how it got its name.

After the crocodile cave the next stop is the fish farm! .Most of the fish weren’t hungry so we couldn’t see them and I couldn’t take pictures. But I managed to get pictures of the most exciting ones; the blow fish, and helicopter fish.

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Next stop is the bat caves. You’re not allowed to use the flash on your camera, so they’ll use a flashlight to point at the bats and you can take pictures from there.

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There are monkeys all over the cave that like to take your bags and just about anything you have. You can either leave them on the boat or hold on tight!  I spotted this little one giving a massage!

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Finally, after all that walking, you get to relax and go to the beach for about 30 minutes, I liked that it had very few people and the weather was great!

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