Thursday, September 25, 2014

Flight Experience on Lufthansa Airlines: Nonstop You

During my business trip to Rio de Janeiro, I had the opportunity to fly on Lufthansa airlines for the very first time. Basically, Lufthansa airlines is the largest airlines in Europe and the five founding members of Star Alliance. The routes I flew on Lufthansa airlines were Bangkok-Franfurt (one way) and Franfurt-Rio de Janeiro (two ways). My review will be based on these two routes.

Bangkok-Franfurt Route
The Bangkok-Franfurt flight was served by the newly reburbished Airbus A340-300

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fly Thai Airways: As Smooth As Silk

The first time I flew with Thai Airways was 7 years ago in the year 2007 to Tokyo, Japan followed by my flight back to Penang, Malaysia after my graduation in Bangkok in the following year. It was a mixed experience then at that time with pleasant and delayed flight. Nevertheless, I wish for another flight experience with Thai Airways and here we are, flight to Bangkok and Franfurt in a shared air-code flight with Lufthansa airlines as the Star Alliance Partnership. 

Short Haul International Flight

The return flight from Penang to Bangkok on Thai Airways used the Boeing 737-400. I was very delighted to be on plane with bright, colorful and comfortable seat

Monday, August 25, 2014

Inaugural Ultimate Movie Buff Crowned in Penang

In conjunction with the 1st anniversary of Gurney Paragon and also the completion of TGV Cinemas in Gurney Paragon, Penang; TGV cinemas held the inaugural "Ultimate Movie Buff Challenge" which began on July 17, 2014 . To enter this competition, one (age 18 and above) is required to purchase a movie ticket from TGV cinema in Gurney Paragon and submitted together with a single receipt of at least RM30.00 in any of Gurney Paragon outlets/shops . Throughout the span of about a month, more than 600 forms were received. Lucky 15 contestants were selected for the Ultimate Movie Buff Challenge Game Show which took place at the Gurney Paragon on the 17th August 2014. I was very honored to be invited again as a blogger to provide coverage in this inaugural event by TGV Cinemas of Gurney Paragon.  

Are you the Ultimate Movie Buff?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Famous Copacabana Beach of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Copacabana Beach, arguably one of the most famous beaches in the world, is located at the Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Copacabana is famously known for its 4 kilometre resort beach with tonnes of hotels and hostels. I felt lucky to have stayed at this place for about a week during the World Cup 2014 season

To visit this famous beach from the International Airport (GIG), simply state 'Copacabana' to the taxi driver/stand and they will understand you. The journey will take approximately 30 minutes - 1 hour depending on the traffic situation. 

Tickets + transportation to the Christ Redeemer can be purchased at the Praça do Lido market which is situated at the Copacabana beach.

Friday, August 8, 2014

My First Airbnb Experience: Guides and Tips

My very first trip (Business trip) to Rio de Janeiro coincided with the World Cup 2014 season. Thanks to that event, hotel prices soared ridiculously to at least USD300 per night while most hostels offered about USD100 per night for just a bunk bed for at least USD100. Well, I wouldn't mind paying USD100 for an accommodation but it's a definite no way for just a bunk bed even with free breakfast provided. Finally, thanks to my friend's recommendation, I have decided to search for accommodation through Airbnb. In short, Airbnb is a website for people to rent out their lodging and it is a home-stay experience for travellers instead of the conventional hostels and hotel. 

I was presented with a free Brasil T-Shirt during my arrival by my host

Thursday, July 31, 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil FanFest Experience

It was a miracle as well as blessing for me to be in Brazil at the correct place and correct time. Yes, Brazil hosted the greatest show on Earth, the World Cup 2014 Football Tournament. Despite the ridiculously expensive tickets for each match, I could still enjoy the world cup season at the FIFA fanfest. Rio de Janeiro, the city I was staying at that time was one of many venues for the fan fest which took place at the famous Copacabana Beach. 

The main entrance to the Fan Fest

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Christ Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro: A Guide

A visit to Rio de Janeiro would not be completed without visiting to the Christ Redeemer Statue. Locally known as Cristo Redentor this statue has been voted as one of the new Seven New Wonders of the world. It was the the largest Christ statue in the world from 1931 until 2010 when it was taken over by the 'Christ the King' statue in Poland. The iconic statue is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Voucher Giveaway: Print Your Travel Memories with Printit App

Each time and every moment after your great getaway, you will be printing conventional photos, share it on social networking site or even just view it from your electronic devices. THAT IS BORING!! Instead, transform those great memories into your limited edition postcards, photobooks, or small souvenir-like photoprints.

That's 'Printit' for you!

Printit app provides an easy to use application. Just download the app from Google Play or Apple app, install them, choose your favourite photos, make the payment and prepare for it to be delivered to your doorstep.
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