Use of MyTeksi app in Kuala Lumpur

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Recently, I was introduced to use MyTeksi app to book a taxi. It has been a long time since I booked a taxi in Kuala Lumpur. It’s a user-friendly app where you can easily see if there are any nearby taxis. Once you input your location, you can see the drivers bidding for your booking. The successful bid will give you the car plate number, the driver’s name and phone number. You can also track your driver’s location.

I made a 2 days advance booking. You can call the driver to confirm the booking or wait for the driver to call you. What I liked was 10 minutes after I got on the taxi, a staff from MyTeksi called me to make sure that I got on the taxi. I got to know that not every person got that call. I’m not sure why but it gave me a comfort that my booking is in record. It was a rather safe experience which I would recommend others to try it, if you have not.

For more information, you can visit this website.

From the few taxis that I sat, they had the MyTeksi sticker and also EasyTaxi, which I have not tried yet.

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For more information of EasyTaxi, click here.

Have a safe journey!

Cervical (Neck) exercise 颈椎操

I have developed discomfort and ache on my neck. I went for massage and the masseur will say that my cervical 颈椎 is not good. I find it getting stiff during long hours of work in front of the computer and more bothering when it aches after long hours of run. I have reduced my backache with exercise but I think my past exercise has not work enough on my cervival. I find yoga helps and through google, these are recommended specifically for cervical exercise. Some pose may look like yoga pose too.

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Source: http://www.icec.org.cn/xwzx/201409/07/277406.html

 

Free WiFi hotspots in Japan

Most of us are so dependent on our smartphones, looking for maps, information and guides when we travel.

 

If you travel eastern Japan, free WiFi for 14 days is available at certain hotspots provided by NTT East.

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Click here to visit the website. It will have sufficient guides on how you can obtain the access and where. This will be your first stop or first thing to do before you visit Japan.

A summary of what to do :

1) Obtain your free WiFi ID and password, either before the trip by downloading the app “Navitime for Japan Travel”, click on “Free Wi-Fi Spots” and you will be guided on your next step; or if you are already in Japan, you can check out the link below on where to get your Free WiFi Card.

Free WiFi Card distribution locations : Click here

2) Step by step guide is also provided on how to connect. Click here.

3) To locate connection hotspots, you can check it on the website link here, or check more hotspots through the app.

Some points that you need to take note :

a) This WiFi services is only available for consecutive 14 days from your first login.

b) You can only request for free WiFi ID and password through app when you are outside of Japan.

c) There is an expiration date for the ID and password.  So, you have to login within 6 months from issue date.

d) The ID and password cannot be reissued for 90 days after last issue.

 

For travelers to western Japan, you have 2 options depending on your destination.

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Free WiFi provided by Osaka City Tourism – Click here.

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Free WiFi provided by JR-West – Click here.

Felda Residence Hot Springs, Sungkai, Perak

If you plan to go to Penang from Kuala Lumpur or the other way round, you can consider this place as part of your journey, especially if you just want to relax and recuperate from stress.

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Photo source: www.feldaresidencehotsprings-perak.com

 

About 90 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur, a place in the middle of a forest of palm trees. A decently maintain place suitable for individuals, couples or family to enjoy. If it’s your first trip, I recommend that you arrive before night falls because the road heading to the place does not have street lamps.

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There are deluxe rooms and 1 to 3 bedroom villas. We enjoyed the spacious air-conditioned deluxe room with cable tv. However, the size of the tv is rather small for the size of the room where your bed is rather far from the tv. Well, if you’re not going to spend most of your time watching tv, it doesn’t matter, right?

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The hot springs, being the main attraction, covers a rather big area with different temperatures and usage. Only the main pool has cold water for you to cool down your body temperature and close up your pores. From the main pool, you will need to walk a small distance to other pools such as therapeutic pool, family pool, and mountain springs pool. All pools are warm or hot, except for mountain springs pool which is about slightly cooler than body temperature. Here are pictures of some of the pools.

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Some of the fun stuffs that you can do around the hot springs are…

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Egg boiling

You can purchase 6 eggs for RM5 or 30 eggs for RM20 to boil them yourself at the specific egg boiling hot spring. There is a board that indicates how long you should boil them for the type of boil you want. I accidentally touched the stone surrounding the egg boiling hot spring and yes! It’s hot!

Walk on therapeutic stones

The stone path at the therapeutic pool is somewhat different from those you see at the park. Other than feeling pain from the pointy stones, you will also feel hot from the hot water on the stone path. After few minutes, your feet will adapt.

Water slides

Even if you are not a child, *whisper* if there are no kids at the Mountain Springs pool, have fun with the slide! There are 2 different slide, where one is short and low and the other is higher and curved. The higher slide will rush you down faster, it is rather fun!

Cycling

There are bicycles that you can rent at the reception. You can only cycle around the residence compound which is not that big but if you have no idea what else to do, you can go for it.

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For food, there are some cafe’s around the hot spring area for some snacks during lunch and for dinner, you can only head to Meranti Coffee House, if you are lazy to drive out. The average price for 1 individual dish is about RM15-20.

Location:
Felda Sungai KlahSungkaiPerak35600Malaysia

Tel: +605 4388 801

Hot springs operating hours: 8.00am – 7.00pm

Website: www.feldaresidencehotsprings-perak.com

(Closed) The Friend’s Park Cafe, Bandar Mahkota Cheras

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First try at the Friend’s Park Cafe. Initial impression of this place from the shopfront wasn’t great but thought to try. Its decoration and settings aren’t all fanciful but comfortable enough for me. They have quite a range of food from western to local cuisine. To choose without thinking much, we tried their lunch set for RM9.90.

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Stir-fry noodle mix and fried rice

Their big portion surprised me and the taste, it’s quite nice for my taste. If you’re looking for the “wok fire” taste, it’s not there yet but it is quite well served with many ingredients. For the price, I’m not complaining. I will come back for more!

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The set comes with a cup of iced drink (with few choices such as iced lemon tea, iced green tea) and a scoop of ice cream (either strawberry or yam).

Overall rating: 6/10

 

Location:
3, Jalan Temenggung 23/9, Bandar Mahkota Cheras, 43200 Cheras, Selangor

Tel: +603 8933 9411

Operating hours: 10.00am – 12.00am daily