Thursday, October 30, 2014

Post Aussie, Sun-date at Sunday Folks!

It's been 4 days since i came back from Australia and my body clock is pretty much trying to get back the momentum, the 2 hours time difference does make quite an impact! Spent close to 3 weeks (longest i have ever been away overseas!) and half the time i wished i was back in Singapore with my family and friends but now that i'm back, i wished i was still in Australia. It's like a love hate relationship, LOL Overall it was quite an experience having to be away in a foreign land, seeing wild kangaroos roaming around freely, making sure my expenses is enough for the entire trip, returning back to the same hotel room every single day for the longest period ever and many more! The food in Australia is ridiculously expensive! It's like one plate of duck rice or a bowl of wanton mee in an Asian restaurant can easily cost you about AUD13 ($14.60) but then again, the portion they give is really huge too. The alternative or cheaper option you can consider is probably fast food or pizza (AUD5 for a pizza? wtf.) No wonder people say if you are going to Aussie to study or to stay for a long period of time, you should really learn how to cook. Now i understand why, HAHAHA
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Took quite a lot of photos throughout the trip but they are mostly scenery shots like the above, LOL Every scenery shot taken is like so wallpaper worthy omg. Obviously i won't be doing a travelogue on my trip since there's nothing much (it's not like i went to Gold coast or Sydney, lol) and it's gonna be 3 weeks long worth so i will probably just compile and edit a simple photo book kinda post just like my recent one i did for my trip to Malacca! I will probably visit Australia again (probably gold coast!) some time in April next year to visit the theme parks and also to try sky diving! Looking forward!!
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The weekend i left for Aussie, Jing long and Jiaqi brought me out as an advance birthday treat and since we had the car and was thinking of places to go, i suggested Sunday Folks! For the longest time i've been wanting to try their waffles with soft serve but the first few attempts was futile. The first time i visited the place was during lunch time before a lecture at SP, only to realised it's opens only at 4pm FML. The second time i went, it was closed. (take note, closed on Mondays, FML x2 seriously) The third time i went, the queue was just as long and we decided to have it in a cone for takeaway, no waffles -_- The fourth time i went, the queue was so freaking long and i had to wait at least 45 mins according to the system - gave up and had something else. THIS TIME, WE DECIDED TO TAKE A QUEUE NUMBER AND WAITED IN THE CAR TILL THE SMS CAME TO TELL US OUR SEAT IS READY. Waited for about half an hour. FINALLY OMGG.
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It's a good thing they decided to have benches outside their shop so that those waiting for their seats can sit down and wait outside. 95% of the people who visit Sunday Folks will order their waffles with soft serve, the other 5% don't know what they thinking, lol. Ordered 2 to share so  we had one with Dark chocolate soft serve (my favourite!!! ) and the other Pistachio soft serve. The toppings are all over at the counter and you get to see them decorate your waffles, wee!
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The soft serve melted at a fast and furious rate so after we took photos of the waffles, we had to gobble down everything. Overall the waffles was really nice and fluffy and i love the flavor of the soft serve! It's not those dense or mild flavor kind but you can really taste the strong flavor, like those atas ice cream, LOL For the price tag of $10.50 (depending on flavor), i thought it was quite worth for a dessert as it excel in both taste and appearance. By the way if you still do not know, Sunday Folks is actually the sister branch of the already famous Creamier ice cream at Toa Payoh! As much as i want to go back and try other flavors, Holland Village is like all the way to the west, till the next time :)

Sunday Folks
#01-52, Chip Bee Gardens, 44 Jalan Merah Saga
Tue - Fri: 16:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun: 12:00 - 22:00
Closed: Mon

Lots of Love,                                   

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Get messy at Dancing Crab!

As you are reading this, i'm at the other side of the world in Australia. It's the first time i'm spending my birthday overseas and it's kinda of a weird feeling. Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MYSELF! Probably no cake this year since i told no one here that it's my birthday, HAHA As much as i wish to spend the day with my family and friends, this is also a new experience for me. This is a scheduled post by the way, lol. I'm obviously not spending the day in front of the computer, instead probably trying to take a selfie with a wild kangaroo. About 2 weeks back, i met up with my 2 best friends, Jing Long and Jiaqi who took me out for an entire day to celebrate my birthday way in advance. We went to Sunday Folks for their waffles, then Rider's Cafe (not to eat but to visit the area and take some photos) and finally Dancing Crab for dinner! Spent the whole day in the west doing things that i always wanted to do but lazy to travel, LOL

They kept the dinner destination a surprise for the entire day. Since we were in the west, i was guessing maybe W39 bistro since i always mentioned i wanted to visit but when we drove into Turf city, i immediately saw Dancing Crab from the backseat and i somehow guessed that we will be having Dancing Crab since i recently told Jing Long it looks fun and i want to try it. I pretended i don't know where we are going just in case we are going somewhere else. MUAHAHAHA
Wait till they read this post. One of them probably will go, "See! I knew he would know lor. He pretend only" LOLOLOL
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Did not make a reservation beforehand because Jing Long's friend told him no need to reserve one. We ended up waiting for about 35 mins or so lor. In the meantime, we went to explore the nearby Pasarbella, which was quite an eye opener. So ang mo style. While waiting for our seats, i was feeling quite excited because i can't wait to get my hands dirty, LOL
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Got our seats and we put on the plastic apron. SUPER EXCITED!!! Read online about their refreshing lemonade so we ordered the Fizzy Lemonade and Pink thyme lemonade at $4 each. I don't know what's with Dancing Crab but they seem to have this "Happy Hour" whereby at certain point of time, one of the staffs will take the microphone and do a countdown and whoever finishes his or her drink will get a free refill immediately. No idea when it will happen though.
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We ordered a Combo Bag #01A which consist of Sri Lankan Crab, 300g Prawns, 250g Clams, Potatoes, Corn and Sausages ($80), a basket of Garlic soy sauce Chicken wings ($9), Signature Spicy Cajun Fries ($7) and 3 Grilled butter rolls ($2 each) All for the 3 of us to share! When the combo bag came, the staff literally pour everything out onto the table and when the fries and chicken wings came, we did the same and dump everything onto the table! The fries tasted normal, slightly spicy but the chicken wings was good! Needless to say, the seafood was the highlight of the night. The signature dancing crab sauce was really good! Honestly, i'm not a fan of eating crab because of the mess and it takes quite an effort to get the meat out but that night, no need to care about what image and just eat everything unglam-ly!!! HAHA
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Actually this method of eating without plates and utensils is really a great concept. They don't have to wash a single thing and when clearing up, they just have to wrap everything into the plastic that covers the table and throw the whole plastic bag way. Not very environmental friendly though. It was an awesome meal of fun, laughter and good food! Thank you two for the advance birthday treat, i will bring something nice back from Australia, like a koala bear! ♥ ♥ 

Lots of love,                                      

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Travelogue Day 5: 안녕하세요 Seoul! Myeongdong 명동, N Seoul Tower N 서울타워, Good Bye Korea.

It's finally the last post of my Seoul travelogue! Can't believe i took like 5 months to complete it. That's an average of 1 post per month. Unknowingly it's my 3rd time to Korea, the country where a lot of people are planning and always wanted to visit because of the K-Pop and K-drama hype over the past few years. I got to witness snowfall for the very first time during my first trip in 2010. Then in 2013, i got to experience traveling to the outskirts of Korea and in 2014, i explored the rest of Seoul that i missed out during the first 2 trips. I wonder when will be the next time i visit Korea...

Before i go on this final post, here's a recap and link to the previous posts:
  • Travelogue Day 0: 안녕하세요 Seoul! Scoot, WIFI egg, AREX, Seoul tower Hostel and Black Hair Salon! (LINK)
  • Travelogue Day 1: 안녕하세요 Seoul! Hongdae, Trickeye Museum, Ice Museum and Dongdaemun! (LINK)
  • Travelogue Day 2: 안녕하세요 Seoul! Lotteworld and Myeongdong! (LINK)
  • Travelogue Day 3: 안녕하세요 Seoul! Gyeongbokgung Palace, COEX Aquarium and Itaewon! (LINK)
  • Travelogue Day 4: 안녕하세요 Seoul! All the way to Everland 에버랜드 via Yongin Ever Line! (LINK)
  • Travelogue Day 5: 안녕하세요 Seoul! Myeongdong 명동, N Seoul Tower N 서울타워, Good Bye Korea. 

Basically our return flight is in the late night so technically we had the whole day to ourselves. At the same time, it wouldn't be advisable to travel far so i planned the itinerary such that we will explore nearby our hostel so we can easily return in the evening to collect our luggage and proceed to the airport. The final day would be just visiting N Seoul Tower and Myeondong and our hostel is directly right smack in the middle of these 2 places, walking distance! :D
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Woke up early to get the usual breakfast - Issac Toast! Throughout the whole 6 days trip, we practically had Issac toast for at least 4 days. The toast is that good and we simply couldn't bother to find other breakfast options, other than one of the days where we woke up late and had the Budae jjigae for "brunch" LOL Highly recommended for those who is staying at Myeondong. It's not expensive also, i think my ham, cheese and egg toast cost about $3? Definitely worth it!!!

Since it's Don first time to Korea, visiting the iconic N Seoul Tower (서울타워) is definitely a must. During my last trip to Korea, i had half a day to myself so i went all the way up the tower for the very first time. This time, i could easily navigate myself up without a map. *flicks hair If you are going there for the first time, this guide is pretty useful - LINK
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There are a couple of ways you can get to the tower but the most common way would be via the cable car. Tickets cost about 6300 won for a round trip and it brings you to the bottom of the tower. If you are wondering whether to go further up the tower, i would say... don't bother. Save that 7000 won admission because the view below is just as good.
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Most people would just pay for the cable car and remain at the bottom of the tower. The iconic N Seoul Tower has been featured in countless of K dramas and  what most couples would be interested in would be attaching their love lockets 
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Got myself a stick of Churros 
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If you are one of those that intend to attach your very own love lock, i would suggest that you get one before hand from somewhere else because the ones that they sell there are overpriced. Then again, you don't put a price on love. And most people would still pay for it because the one store there is the only place that sells the locket! HAHAHHAHAHAHA 
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Other than locks, some people put key chains, fake diamond rings, even handphone cases. If you look closely, you realised some of them are not for their other half but to their favourite Kpop idol instead, lololol. #foreveralone I wonder if they clear lockets every once in awhile. Cannot be they just let the fence accumulate like forever right. O_O
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Went to Myeondong to do our last minute shopping and spend away all our remaining Korean Wons! Myeondong is the place to get all the facial products like masks, BB creams and they are typically cheaper than in Singapore. Got myself some facial wash, hair products and facial cream! At Myeondong, you will also get to see posters and standees of Kpop idols everywhere as they endorse the products. The more famous ones during the period i went was Kim Soo Hyun, Jun Ji Hyun (mainly because of the hit drama - "My love from the star"), EXO and G Dragon. They are literally EVERYWHERE.
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Come to think of it, Myeondong is like the Korean version of Taiwan's Ximending 西門町 where by they have all these facial brands, lots of street food and performances along the way. They have this famous "pipe" ice cream (I have no idea what's the exact term for it.) but what they do is stuff soft serve ice cream into this tube. Did not try it though...
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Not forgetting my favourite egg bread (Gyeran bbang ,계란빵) since it's already the last day! :(

In the midst of all the shopping and stuff, we came across an underground mart and literally went crazy buying all sorts of Korean snacks which cannot be found in Singapore. I grabbed an empty basket and dump all those interesting looking ones, my favourite Market O Real Brownie, a huge box of Choco pie and eventually paid about SGD$75 for everything - without considering whether there is space in my luggage. By the way, i hand carried all the food back. WORTH IT. LOL
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Found a Budae jjigae 부대찌개 restaurant and decided to have it for our very last meal in Korea. Come to think of it, i seem to have never across Budae jjigae in Singapore. Anyone can recommend me a good one? I love how they mix all sort of random stuff (but they are mostly things that i eat) into this mild spicy soup base. It's like a steamboat, HAHA 
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At around 4 plus, we went back to our hostel and dragged our luggage to the common area where we tried to re-packing everything and try fit in the last minute buys. I ended up with a huge bag pack, one filled to the brim luggage and one huge tote bag. It felt almost impossible to carry all our stuff and walk through all the crowd at the substation to take the airport express train to the airport so i suggested taking Airport bus 6015 instead. The Airport bus cost 10,000 won per trip and takes about 40 mins to travel from Myeondong to Incheon Airport. Much more convenient i would say. Phew

The thing i learnt while researching for this Korea trip would be to keep the VAT receipts for Tax refund. Basically if you spend more than 30,000 won at a participating retail store, you are eligible for tax refund (Participating stores are designated by the "Global Blue Tax Free" or "Global Tax Free" logo.) Trust me, it's super easy to hit 30,000 won (SGD$36) especially at those facial shops and branded store. Tip: Keep all the VAT refund receipt in a single envelope!!

Do cater time for tax refund as there can be a queue at the airport. At the airport, look for the tax refund counter and show the purchased goods to the customs officer (normally they won't check) and get the "All Goods Exported" endorsement on the refund receipt. After going through customs, proceed to the Refund Counter on the departures floor to get your cash refund. You probably can get quite a sum of money in return, then again... there is no where to spend already since you are already past the customs which explains the remaining Korean Won i'm left with now, Zzz. 
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I think i spent some of the "refunded" Korean Wons getting food on the plane. Took the Scoot return flight back to Singapore which includes a transit at Taipei. Eventually arrived in Singapore at about 5am+ in the morning. This marks the end of my 6 days Korea travelogue! If you came across my blog while researching for your upcoming Korea trip, i hope my travelogue is useful! Nevertheless, i hope you enjoyed reading my adventure in Korea! Till the next trip 


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Get more data with Singtel's WIFI-integrated mobile plans! WIN 12 months of additional 2GB/ month!

Nowadays we are so reliant on our smart phones and we use it for basically everything that you can think of. Updating photos onto social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, streaming your favourite Hong Kong drama or movies, getting the most updated news, do online shopping on sites like Qoo10 and everything i just mentioned can all be done on your phone while on the go. But in order for these activities to take place on your phone, you would require either WIFI or Mobile data. Nowadays most of us gets an average of about 3GB local data bundled with our mobile plans but how many of you feel that it's enough? Well, not for me since i'm always on social media and every now and then i would refresh my Twitter or Facebook time line, upload photos on Instagram, watch YouTube on the go and i bust my data limit EVERY SINGLE MONTH even though i already officially added an additional GB to make it 4GB/ month, oh wells :(
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At least at the comfort of your own home, you get to connect to the home wireless network...
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When i'm outdoors, i often depend on this "My Singtel" app to let me know how much data i have used for the month. For every GB that i exceed, i have to pay $10.70 and the most angry thing is, sometimes on the very last day of the billing cycle, i exceeded by maybe 1.2GB and i have to pay additional 2GB for that month! Should have just spammed that remaining 0.8GB by watching videos and make tha extra $21.40 that i'm paying for more worth it, LOLOLOL #kiasu
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I've also got friends who would turn off their 3G once their local data bundle is used up and for the rest of the month, in order to contact them, you would have to either call them, or traditionally SMS them. No more whatsapp, LOL. Unless they find a free wireless hotspot then you will see them spending the next 20 mins on their phone replying to whatsapp messages and updating on social media. Anyway this post is not about me ranting on busting my data limit but to introduce Singtel's latest Combo plan! The Combo plans are designed to meet consumers’ fast growing mobile data needs by offering high-speed WiFi usage in addition to 4G data bundles. What it means is that Singtel Combo plan subscribers can now connect to the Singtel's premium WiFi network hotspots (rolling out at crowded locations and underground MRT stations at the moment!) and have connectivity that is 5 times faster than free public WiFi services!!!
 photo IMG_0415.jpgWith this WiFi integrated mobile plan, Singtel Combo plan subscribers like myself will automatically be connected to the Singtel premium WiFi network whenever a hotspot is detected, this will totally help to off-set our local data usage because as long as we are connected to WiFi, we won't be "eating" into our local data usage! YAY! From now till 31 July 2015, we can enjoy unlimited WiFi usage and subsequently, all combo plans will come with 2GB of WiFi data allowance.
Here is an overview of Singtel's combo plans:
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The Combo plans will replace SingTel’s existing plans for customers who renew their contracts or subscribe to new lines. 

If you realize, the Combo plans now offers better value for money compared to the previous plans with more talk time and local SMS every month and on top of that, WiFi usage are included for Combo 2 and above plans! Now that i mentioned so much about the WiFi integrated plans, i think what most of you are most interested in would be where are the hot spots right! Since launched, the coverage is available at more than 100 hotspots at 11 locations which includes popular shopping malls such as Raffles City, Plaza Singapura, Junction 8, Funan IT Mall, Bugis+, The Atrium and Changi City Point. Soon, you guys can expect all CapitaMall shopping centres to have Singtel WiFi coverage as well! YAY
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Currently there is WiFi coverage at Orchard, City Hall and Raffles Place MRT station too!

The service will be progressively rolled out to 16 MRT stations on the North-East Line, as well as eight other stations with high commuter traffic over the next nine months. By March 2015, there will be approximately 1,000 hotspots at more than 100 locations across the island. If you are interested to see the whole list of places with Singtel's Premium WiFi coverage, you can checkout this LINK over here! If you are already a Combo plan user, do give the free WiFi a try! 
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Just turn on your WiFi at one of the hotspots and see what it does. *wink

Now that you know about Singtel's Combo Plan, here's a chance for you guys to win an additional 2GB of local data per month for a period of 12 months (worth $256.80)! All you have to do is fill in the form below with your details as well as tell me in less than 100 words how you intend to use the extra outgoing 100 mins talk time and unlimited data usage with Singtel WIFI to connect more with friends and your loved ones! Just as simple as that! Additional 2GB/ month leh!!!

I will be choosing the answer with the most interesting/ inspiring answer and will be contacting the winner via email! I think the chances of winning should be quite high since i'll only be choosing among the entries submitted on my blog. The other bloggers will be choosing a winner from their own blog submission too! Deadline: 2359H, 19th October 2014!!

Good luck!                                    

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Travelogue Day 4: 안녕하세요 Seoul! All the way to Everland 에버랜드 via Yongin Ever Line!

Finally back with Day 4 of my Seoul travelogue. Come to think of it, it has been close to 4 months since i returned from Korea and i have still yet to complete my travelogue! Just one more post to go after this to conclude the trip. I thought i could have finished it last month during my one month break from work but damn. Recently i've been thinking where to go for my year-end trip but i can't seem to decide on a destination, maybe another beach vacation like last year? or maybe Taiwan since i missed the place and food so much. I kinda miss BKK too but BKK is like a place you can go anytime and you pretty much don't have to do any planning because there is only that few places you would want to go.

Day 4 is all about Everland themepark which i would say one of must visit places if you are planning an itinerary to Korea. Even though i have been to Korea a couple of times, i never had the chance to visit Everland so this time, i finally included it in my itinerary! I was really excited because i've seen Everland on various K variety shows like Running man and i always wanted to step into this famous themepark. In this trip, i went to both Lotteworld and Everland! YAY
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Woke up early and grabbed my all-time favourite breakfast from Issac toast which is just located near our hostel. If you ever come across Isaac toast in Korea, do give their toast a try! I always have their Ham & Cheese toast which comes with egg as well. SUPER AWESOME. I think i mentioned Issac toast in every single post of this travelogue. It's that nice!

While planning my itinerary, i read that i should be prepared to spend about 2 hours to travel all the way to Everland and 2 hours back. That's 4 hours of traveling in total oh my. Basically there are several ways you can get to Everland:

#1: Take Public Bus 5002 from Gangnam station. However, because this is a popular way to get to Everland, you can expect long queues and having to stand throughout the journey due to the limited seats on the bus. 2000 won ($2.50)

#2: Shuttle Bus from either Hongik Uni line, Myeondong line or Daehangno line. Refer to this LINK for the schedule and timings. The bus journey takes about 45 to 90 mins (due to the no. of stops) and cost 12,000 won ($15) for round trip.

#3: Yongin Ever Line. Take the subway to Giheung Station, and switch to Yongin Ever Line. 90 mins.

The thought of standing and squeezing throughout the whole +/- 60mins bus journey kinda daunts me so i decided to take Yongin Ever Line to Everland instead. I would say it's the most comfortable way to get to Everland as the Yongin Line is still new (the train was practically empty when i took it, lol) At Giheung Station, there will be directional signs to lead you to Yongin Line. It's like switching from the MRT line to LRT line in Singapore. Comfortable 90 mins journey :)
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Do note that after you alight at Everland Station. you have to cross the bridge to take a free shuttle bus at the bus interchange to Everland or Caribbean Bay. The bus journey takes only about 5-10 mins to reach Everland. Very nearby only. Entrance to Everland is 46,000 won for adults ($56) but do print out this discount coupon (CLICK HERE) to get your ticket at only 37,000 won ($45) Valid till 31 December 2014. You save 9,000 won/person, very worth it! #gooddeal :D
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Every time i stepped into a themepark, i get this really 'magical' feeling, LOL It's like you are being transported to another world. Just like when i stepped into USS Singapore, i felt like i wasn't in Singapore but like somewhere overseas. If you get what i mean, HAHAHAHA Maybe it's because of the cleanliness and the music they play in the park!
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Just near the entrance of Everland is this K-POP Store which sells official KPOP merchandise and they have this 2 photo booths inside which allows you to take a photo with either Big Bang, 2NE1 or PSY. Me and don literally spent 30 mins in the store trying to get the perfect shot before getting it printed out. Thank god the store was empty as we were hogging the photo machines, lolololol. Really like the end product of the photo! Seem pretty legit right! HAHAHHAHAA

Right beside the KPOP Store is the first attraction which is the K-POP Hologram Theater where you get to attend either Big Bang, 2NE1 or PSY concert by YG entertainment. The theater is able to accommodate 100 pax and each concert last for about 20 mins. It felt really like the artistes are really physically on the stage. Technology nowadays so li hai, LOL
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Everland is divided into different areas so we decided to start with Zoo-topia instead of going for those thrilling rides just in case. Went through the zoo and saw a lot of cute animals. I'm a huge fan of zoos and i can stare at the animals for the longest time. So fascinated that there are animals like these out there free in the wild. Then again, it's quite sad that those at the zoo have to be in their enclosures for the rest of their lives. I wonder if they are happy... Oh wells.
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Queued up for this ride without knowing what it was and it ended up being a water boat ride. The ride is called 'Amazon Express' where you take this boat through a 580 meter long jungle. The current was so strong that it splashed onto our 'boat' and my shoes got wet! This auntie beside me was screaming in Cantonese throughout the ride, super hilarious!!!
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The next ride we queued for was the "Safari World" where we take this bus into the natural habitats of the wild animals. The animals were roaming freely while we are in this bus. It becomes like we are in the enclosure while the animals view us. LOL We got really close to some animals, some of them just directly beside us. I think they are used to the bus already coming to disturb them every now and then, most of them don't really seem to care what's going on, heck care.
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Even though the animals are allowed to roam freely, they are still divided into different zones by these metal cages. Obviously you can't put the lions or tigers with the deers what. I don't think they will be able to live together so peacefully. You will probably see lesser and lesser deers. HAHHAHA The white tigers are really majestic. So pretty ♥.
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There were couple of times when the bus had to stop because animals were crossing the path. The first time was because of this giraffe and we had to wait for it to slowly cross the road before we can move on. Another giraffe came right beside our bus and was able to stick its head into the bus to look for food. What a close encounter for everyone! It's not everyday you get to be face to face with a real life giraffe. Our guide eventually fed it some leaves to munch on!
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Another encounter was with a huge brown bear! It stood up and lean against the bus and asked for food from the driver. I think it's a routine that the bus will stop around the area and the bear will auto come and ask for food. The bear was HUGE when it stood up! Definitely taller than me. Another close encounter. Bears can be really scary but cute at times.
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Theme parks always make you go through their stores before exiting the ride so you will be tempted to get a souvenir, like a soft toy or something which you might want but do not need at all. Was so tempted to get something but i quickly got out of the store. HAHAHA After exploring the whole of Zoo-topia for close to 2 hours, we decided to have lunch! :D
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My average cheese pork cutlet set with udon. Not very nice and expensive. Meh
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After lunch, we rest awhile and finally decided to start on the thrilling rides. Honestly, i'm not a fan of roller coasters and high element rides because of my phobia of heights but since i'm already there, i decided to go for it. Wanted to start with a less thrilling ride and we came across this roller coaster "Rolling X-train" From the outside, it seem pretty harmless but what i didn't realize is that the front building of the attraction is blocking the 2 loops behind it -_- There was no queue and there was no time to think so we got on the ride. 2 huge 360 degrees loop and 2 of those 'rolls' that overturns the roller coaster for a moment. Wo de tian ah. After the ride, i felt like i could go on any other rides. LOLOL
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Took the sky ride to the other area of the themepark and caught a glimpse of the most famous ride in Everland - The T Express. The steepest wooden roller coaster in the world. Even on the sky ride, you can still hear people screaming on that ride. Just by looking at the steepness of the roller coaster is enough to freak me out. I have never once thought of going on that ride. Forget what i said previous about being able to go on any ride after that previous roller coaster. LOL
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Other than the sky ride, there is also a cable car inside the theme park which brings you to another part of the park!
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Inside Everland is also this famous Four Seasons Garden which is decorated with beautiful flowers arranged like a French garden. The garden is surrounded by architecture, the gardens are the stage for seasonal flower festivals (Tulips from April to June, Lilies from July to August, and Chrysanthemums from September to October) If i remembered correctly, it was Rose display during the period i went there! Spent a good 20 mins at the garden away from all the exciting rides :D
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Not forgetting to take a couple of selfies!
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Saw the Ferris wheel from faraway and wanted to take a ride on it thinking i can get a good view of the whole themepark but after navigating myself to the Ferris wheel using the map, i then realized it's not an actual ride. #FML
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Bought myself a soft serve ice cream along the way. #happyboy
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Basically after the Zoo-topia. there wasn't a plan on we will 'conquer' all the rides in Everland. We just went on whatever ride that we come across. Towards the end, we found a flume ride and decided to go on it. Anyway we went on a week day and there wasn't much of a queue for most of the ride. At the most i think we waited 10 mins? Lucky us.

When we finished most of the ride, we were pretty tired and suddenly my mind was on the T Express. Me and don was like thinking, we came all the way here. Are we going to just give the most famous ride a miss. I kept psycho-ing myself that the ride will be over in a few minutes and we should totally give it a try. After like 20 mins, we finally decided pluck up our courage and queue for it. Not the easiest decision to make because both of us are scared of heights. LOL If you watch the recent episode of Running Man, i think episode 211, you will know that Yoojaesuk and Sungjae went onto the T-express and you can see how steep the first drop is and even before you recover from the first drop, it's time for the second drop. Wo de tian ah. Anyway, we decided to go for the ride and have a ride of our lifetime. HAHAHAHAHA
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This is officially one of the scariest ride i have ever took in my life. Damn scary omfgzombbq 吓死我
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End up after the T-express ride, we decided to wait for the 'Moonlight parade' parade featuring floats and performers decorated with lots of lights. They literally turn off most of the lights in the themepark when the parade started. It was such a happy feeling with everyone dancing along the street! After which we headed for the "Dream of Laciun fireworks show" at 8.40pm, having our dinner while waiting to start. The day ended with us taking the free shuttle bus back to the station to take the Yongin Ever Line back, another close to 2 hours journey all the way back to Myeondong. Oh wells...

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At Giheung station, we had to tap out from the Yongin Line and switched back to the main line to get back to Myeondong. We then realised our T-money card was out of credit and the stupid top up machine somehow refuse to accept our notes. In other words, we were stuck at the station and there was no one to turn to because the station was empty. I then realised the gantry was open and it will remain open for passengers to cross when they tap their T-money. It will close only when the sensor sense that someone is trying to get through within paying. So i decided to do the bravest thing and just zoom past the gantry before the gantry closes and somehow, i managed to get in. MUAHAHA I know it's not the most ethical thing to do but that is probably the only thing we can do at that point of time.

Anyway when we arrived back at Myeongdong, we couldn't tap out because technically we did not tap in in the first place. So we act blurred and was directed to the top up machine (which finally accepts notes!) and topped up credit into our T-money card and tapped out of the gantry. So we did pay our fares in the end! What a "Mini adventure" we had in foreign land. LOL That's all for Day 4 post at Everland. One last day before departing back for Singapore in the night!