Travel Around The World: Trick Art Museum and Red Carpet in i-City

A few months ago, I visited i-City, which located in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. i-City is one of the best leisure parks in Malaysia I have ever been. It has a very interesting concept: a huge theme park that offers several attractions like Snowalk (biggest snow theme park in Malaysia), Trick Art Museum, Red Carpet, Water World, Ice Adventure, House of Horror, Under the Sea, and a few more to mention.

To reach i-City, you may take KTM (one of the rail operator in Malaysia) to ‘Padang Jawa’ station and take a taxi straight to i-City. If you are coming from Kuala Lumpur, you may take Rapid KL Bus U80 to ‘Shah Alam Bus Station’, and change to Rapid KL Bus U605 from ‘Shah Alam Bus Station’ to i-City.

i-City Map (Selangor Tourism)

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Travel Around The World: Berjaya Hills

Berjaya Hills, also known as Fraser’s Hill, is located in Bukit Tinggi, Pahang, Malaysia.

Has anyone of you ever heard about Genting Highlands? Yap, the only licensed gambling spot in Malaysia. That is near Berjaya Hills!

The journey to Berjaya Hills from Kuala Lumpur takes 1 – 1.5 hours by car / by bus, depending on the traffic. If you are prone to motion sickness, please bring sleeping pills your medicine and plastic bags with you as the road is VERY winding.

Berjaya Hills offers few attractions such as Japanese Village, Adventure Park, Animal Park, Colmar Tropicale, Horse Trails, Sport Complex, and Golf.

Please take a look at the picture below for the complete list of attractions:

Attractions at Berjaya Hills

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Staff Bandara yang Tidak Jujur

Gw mau menyampaikan rasa kekecewaan gw terhadap salah seorang petugas bandara di Lombok. Namun, demi kenyamanan semua pihak, gw tidak akan menyebutkan nama orang ataupun nama maspakainya. Gw pun tidak berniat melaporkan hal ini kepada siapapun atau lembaga apapun. Tujuan gw hanya sebatas berbagi pengalaman dan mengungkapkan kekecewaan gw. Itu saja, tidak ada maksud lain di baliknya.
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Kejadiannya berawal saat gw dan temen-temen gw check in di salah satu counter di bandara Lombok. Semua temen gw bukan orang Indonesia, cuma gw sendiri yang orang Indonesia.
Setelah antrian yang cukup panjang, gw pun sampai di counter. Yang ngelayanin seorang mbak-mbak, dengan ditemenin seorang mas-mas di sampingnya. Seperti biasa, si mbak itu meminta passport kita buat verifikasi. Tiba-tiba temen gw yang keliatan bule nanya:
Do we need to pay airport tax?
Ditanya gitu, eeehh si mbak-mbak malah melontarkan pertanyaan yang aneh, “Have you paid yet?
Nope. Where we should pay? Is it here or somewhere else?
Pay here. Each person Rp 150.000.”
Kita pun semua nurut. Masing-masing nyerahin 150 ribu rupiah ke si mbak-mbak tadi.
Setelah verifikasi selesai, si mbak-mbak tadi menyerahkan passport dan boarding pass kita. Gw menyadari sesuatu yang aneh. Setau gw, biasanya setelah kita membayar airport tax, boarding pass kita bakalan ditempelin stiker airport tax, seperti gambar berikut:
Stiker bukti pembayaran airport tax (Gambar di ambil dari jalanjalansingapura.com)
Tapi kali ini tidak. Gw pun verifikasi. Si mbak malah bilang: “Iya ga ada memang. Tunjukin boarding pass aja cukup. Mereka tahu kok dan tidak perlu bayar lagi. Kalo di sini belom bayar, di dalem pasti disuruh bayar.”
Begonya, kita percaya aja dan segera mampir ke restoran terdekat sambil nunggu waktu boarding.
Beberapa hari kemudian, gw baru tahu kalo sejak tanggal 1 Maret 2015, airport tax alias Pelayanan Jasa Penumpang Pesawat Udara (PJP2U), sudah termasuk dalam tiket pesawat. Artinya, penumpang tidak perlu lagi membayar airport tax saat check in. Bahkan gw pun sudah mengecek kalo maspakai yang gw naiki itu, harga tiketnya sudah termasuk airport tax, secara gw membeli tiket tersebut pada bulan April 2015.
Gw ga nyalahin siapa-siapa, termasuk temen gw yang nanya soal airport tax. Menurut gw, sah-sah saja sebagai penumpang kita bertanya. Apalagi sosialisasi tentang airport tax di luar negeri, dan di dalam bandara tersebut, sangatlah minim. Gw sebagai warga negara Indonesia aja ga tau kok. Toh, sebagai staff yang baik, seharusnya memberi tahu bahwa kita tidak perlu lagi membayar airport tax, karena sudah termasuk di dalam tiket pesawat.
Marah, kesal, sedih, kecewa, semua perasaan bercampur jadi satu. Termasuk kasihan sama mbak-mbak itu. Nominalnya memang tidak seberapa buat gw. Namun, gw sungguh sedih dan kecewa, kenapa manusia, yang katanya ciptaan Tuhan yang paling sempurna dan paling mulia, justru dengan mudahnya melakukan tindakan yang merugikan orang lain. Sungguh kasihan si mbak-mbak itu, dia mungkin lupa bahwa Yang Di Atas tidak pernah tidur.
Anyway, gw sudah memaafkannya dan berharap hal serupa tidak terjadi lagi kepada siapapun.

Let’s Restore Faith In Humanity!
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Travel Around The World: Enjoying The View From Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower

I love seeing views from such a height. Everywhere I go, if I can find a tower where tourists are allowed to go all the way up, with a reasonable price, of course, I will try to allocate some of my time to visit. So far, I’ve been to Eiffel Tower, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Tower (KL Tower), Oriental Pearl Tower, CN Tower, Umeda Sky Building.

Since this post is about Kuala Lumpur, I will only talk about towers that are located in Kuala Lumpur only.

Petronas Twin Towers (451.9 m)

Who does not know Petronas Twin Towers? They say you have not officially been to Kuala Lumpur if you have never been to Petronas Twin Towers.

Petronas Twin Tower has 451.9 meter height and was the tallest building in the world for a period of 1998 – 2004, before Taipei 101 and Burj Khalifa were built. However, until today, Petronas Twin Towers are still registered as the highest twin towers in the world.

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Travel Around The World: Melbourne Discovery

Another thing I can finally check off on my wish list:

() Touch kangaroo

Well, feel free to laugh at my silly wish list! Anyway, I’m super happy right now, I just had fun in Melbourne on a ‘5 days 4 nights’ trip. I will share my itinerary in this post:

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