03 December 2016

Travel Recommends - Review of Pocket Wifi When I Traveled in Vietnam

  
Last month, I had traveled around Vietnam for 9 days. My traveling objective were just want to relax, concentrate with my blog, and writing my travel articles for some publication.

In 9 days, I had spent my days in Saigon (it was my 3rd time in here), Hanoi (my 2nd time) and the place I love the most, Sapa. Sapa is really magical places with surrounded by mountain and paddy terraces. As I brought along my heavy 15inch laptop, WiFi is a must for me. Luckily I had pocket wifi from Travel Recommends which I use for 24 hours for my mobile phone and my laptop. 

As Sapa is located up on the higher ground, the Wifi connection is working perfectly. I had a good time completing my articles with sipping a Vietnamese coffee, in a chill weather, and all the amazing green views surround me plus a fast wifi connection.

As many questioned, why use pocket wifi? You can use your mobile phone as hotspot. My answer is, I do not want to waste any battery of my phone. Using a hotspot in your mobile will make your mobile hotter. Even though you have power bank, you still do not want to continuously charging your phone as you using the hotspot. Plus, I really need my phone in a satisfying battery power level as I need to use WAZE to guide me around.


 It come with 2 international adapter, 1 pocket wifi, 1 power bank, 2 cables and 1 zip bag.

How Fast the Pocket Wifi? [My rating 90/100]
I was quiet impressed with the connection of this pocket WiFi. 30-40mbps around the city, simple 10mpbs at Sapa. I used the Speedtest.net to test the connection. Amazingly satisfying.

Data Limit? [My rating 60/100]
It was mentioned that data limit is 1GB per day for Vietnam. As I know that I had used more than 1GB per day, the connection was never slow. But as per mention 1GB, is too small and not reliable for this century, hopefully they will look into this and improve.

How many devices can connect to the pocket Wifi? [My rating 80/100]
As I only connected to 2 devices (my phone and laptop), it was mentioned that you can connect up to 5 devices. So it is really handy when you travel in group. But remember, its only for 1GB!.

How much is it? [My rating 50/100]
I have my own reason why I gave very low ratings. You can rent this pocket Wifi to Vietnam for RM19 per day. That is mean for 9 days it will be become RM171 in total. Cheap or expensive? If you arrived in Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi Airport, you can get a data simcard for 150,000 VND (RM30) only without any additional topup, and with unlimited data. This is for Vietnam. But the price of pocket Wifi is different in any country. You can check their website. For some countries, to rent out the pocket Wifi from Travel Recommend is recommended and more cheaper.

Pickup and rental? [My rating 80/100]
The counters are available in KLIA and KLIA2. In KLIA, you can find the counter at the arrival hall, and in KLIA2, the counter is sharing with the Container Cube Hotel. You can book the pocket wifi through their website. Or if you did not book your pocket Wifi, you can try your luck at the counter for walk-in rent out. As my experience, it always available. You can pay online when you book, or you can pay when you pick-up the devices. Deposit RM200 is required and when returned to you after a few days you returned the device.

SAPA, Vietnam - Magical place where surrounds by mountain, paddy terraces and a river.

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29 November 2016

Christmas and New Year Gourmet Meals and Lavish Buffets Lined Up at Swiss-Garden Hotel and Residences Kuala Lumpur


Are you looking for a good meals for your Christmas and New Year Celebration 2016? You are in a right place.

It is time to get together with family and friends to cherish the spirit of Christmas once again. Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur has a jingle full of treats in their contemporary restaurants. With a wide variety of culinary creations, there's something for everyone. Their exquisite range of local and international cuisine will tantalize your taste buds and is available at the Flavors Restaurant and Green Treats.











Christmas Turkey and Goodies Corner @ Green Treats Delicatessen
The festive feasts won't be complete without traditional favourites which include roasted turkey and its trimming. The fresh aroma of roasted turkey and Christmas goodies fills the air and awaits you at Green Treats Delicatessen. Choose either the Christmas Cookies or Ginger Bread and the Goodies Corner and feel the Christmas dazzle. Roasted Turkey is available from 1st till 31st December 2016 and priced from RM200nett. All takeaways include chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce and mushroom pepper sauce. Orders made before 15th of December will enjoy a 20% discount.








Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner @ Flavors Restaurant
Flavors Restaurant offers a sumptuous gastronomic journey. Presenting a wide array of irresistible dishes including Oven Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing served with Giblet sauce, Cranberry Sauce and Mushroom sauce from the carving station. They also have Spanish Paella Valencia, Grilled Marinated Lamb Chops with Garlic & Rosemary and many more. Also a must try is the Christmas Yule Log Cake, Christmas Pudding with Cinnamon Sauce, Christmas Stollen and Assorted Christmas Cookies. Join the dinner on 24th December 2016, from 06:30pm till 10:30pm, priced at RM98nett per adult and RM45nett per child below 12 years old. Bookings made before 15th December will enjoy a 25% discount.






Christmas Day Buffet Hi-Tea @ Flavors Restaurant
Treat yourself to a refreshing Christmas Day Buffet Hi-Tea at Flavors Restaurant. Lobster Bisque, Baked Lamb Cutlet and Seafood on Ice are amongst the delights savours. The Hi-Tea is available from 12:00noon till  4:00pm on 25th December 2016. Priced at RM88nett per adult and RM45nett per child below 12 years old. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Santa Claus will make a special appearance, bringing gifts and festive cheer for guests. Bookings made before 15th of December will enjoy a 25% discount.








New Year's Eve & Day Buffet @ Flavors Restaurant
The festivities continue into the New Year with a decadent New Year's Eve Buffet Dinner and New Year's Day Buffet Hi-Tea featuring Lamb Shank Curry, Wok Fried Glass Noodle Thai Style, Baked Mussel with Cheese, just to name a few. The New Year's Eve Buffet dinner is priced at RM98nett per adult and RM45nett per child below 12 years old, available from 06:30pm to 10:30pm. For New Year's Eve Buffet Hi-Tea the price is RM88nett per adult and RM45nett per child below 12years old from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Booking made before 25th of December will enjoy a 25% discount.








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New Year Eve Buffet Dinner Menu
RM98.00nett per person
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Appetizers
Open Face Sanwich & Vegetable Crudites
Home Made Terrines (Fish,Chicken & Beef)
Smoked Seafood Platter with 8 types of condiments
Cold Cuts Platter (Beef Pastrami, Salami, Chicken Mushroom Lyonner)

Seafood on Ice
NZ Mussels, Oysters, Japanese Seasoned Baby Octopus, Yabbies
Slipper Lobsters, Prawns, Scallops and Tuna Tartar
Oyster Shooters

Salads
Mix Your Own Salad
Varieties 16 types of plain salads with salads condiments and dressings

Marinated Salads
Prawn Salads with Cous cous
Calamari with orange and parmesan cheese salad
Grilled chicken salad woth eggplant
Chick Pea and eggplant salad
Mediterranean Salad
German Potato Salad
Beef & Mushroom Salad
Tomato Salad

Soups
Crab Bisque
Braised Seafood Soup with Crab Meat and Dried Scallop

Main Dishes
Prawn Briyani
Wok Fried Glass Noodle Thai Style
Pan Fried Boneless Chicken with Mango Salsa
Lamb Shank Curry
Korean Bulgogi
Baked Mussels with Cheese
Stir Fried Prawn with Salted Egg Yold

Sides
Creamy Spinach
Roasted Herb Potato
Buttered Frech Beans
Caramelized Carrot

From the Carvery Station
Baked Whole Salmon Fish
Roast Beef Rib Eye
Roast Leg of Lamb with mustard, giblet gravy, cranberry, mint, mushrooms and black pepper sauce

Live Counter
Teppanyaki
BBQ Oriental Chicken Wings
Pasta Counter

Desserts
Christmas Yul Log Cake
Christmas Pudding with Cinnamon Sauce
Fruits Cake
Cheese Cakes
Chocolate Mouses
Assorted Chrsitmas Cookies
Mini Fruits Tartlet
Mini French Pastries in Glass
Minced Meat Pies
Ginger Bread
Christmas Stollen
Tiramisu
Fresh Fruits Platter
3 types of whole furits
Ice Cream

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Make this Christmas and New Year a memorable one only at Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur. For enquiries, call Flavors Restaurant at +603-2795 1111 or log on to www.swissgarden.com to secure your seats for the merry treats.


MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR


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28 November 2016

Rocky Mountaineer - Explore Canadian Wilderness Like Never Before

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Regarded as one of the best rail journeys in the world, the Rocky Mountaineer is a life changing experience. This rail journey to see the famous Canadian Rockies and the Western Canadian region of British Colombia and Alberta passes through glacial lakes, snow-capped mountains and river canyons. View all of Canada’s glory in a new way. On top of that, Canada has also been named the Best Travel Destination in 2017 by Lonely Planets. Therefore, this gives another reason to visit Canada and explore the beauty it offers. 

Watch the Rocky Mountaineer Experience Video


The multiple award winning Rocky Mountaineer brand has had its services in Malaysia for over 2 years by partnering with Sedunia Travel Services,  the General Sales Agent for this international luxury travel brand.



To celebrate the second year of joint venture between Rocky Mountaineer and Sedunia Travel Services, earn saving up to RM 1,000 per couple in added value upon booking. The credit bonus can be used towards extra hotel nights, additional meals and transfers. On top of that, passengers above 55 years old will be eligible for another RM 500 discount.



There are two options to choose from on this five star service; the Gold Leaf Service and Silver Leaf Service. The Gold Leaf Service offers unparalleled comfort in its bi-level glass domed coaches whilst the Silver Leaf Service combines simple and effortless luxury.


Rocky Mountaineer prides itself in its world class service. The professional hosts on board provide personalized storytelling and are experts on Canadian trivia who’ll provide in depth knowledge on the region and its sites. On the Gold Leaf Service, Michelin awarded executive chefs prepare gourmet a la carte meals sourced from the finest and freshest locally sourced ingredients. 



Passengers get to immerse themselves in unique activities exclusive to the region with Rocky Mountaineer. Amongst the array of adventure packed activities are helicopter tours, gondola cabin ascents and glacial exploring. Passengers also can opt to either start or end their journey with a premium Alaskan cruise. With Rocky Mountaineer, the options are limitless.







The culinary adventure on board reflects the regions through which the train travels, highlighting local ingredients, such as berries from Aldergrove, BC and Pacific salmon. Rocky Mountaineer Executive Chefs take inspiration from the natural drama unfolding out the train windows when designing all menus.


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7 FACTS TO HOP ABOARD THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEER


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 1. EIGHT World Travel Awards


2. SEVEN Wildlife Sightings


3. FIVE Destinations


4. FOUR Routes
-First Passage to the West (Vancouver - Lake Louise, Banff, or Calgary)
-Journey Through the Clouds (Vancouver - Jasper)
-Coastal Passage (Seattle - Jasper, Lake Louise, or Banff)
-Rainforest to Gold Rush (Vancouver -Jasper via Whistler and Quesnel, 3-day journey)


5. THREE Seasons

6. TWO Service Levels



What's the difference? Watch the videos below.

 
Watch Video: GoldLeaf Services


 Watch Video: SilverLeaf Services

7. ONE story unlike any other


Watch Video: No word to describe Rocky Mountaineer

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GOOD NEWS FOR EVERYBODY!
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If you are interested with Rocky Mountaineer, you are very lucky to read this blogpost as I would like to inform there are 2 current promotion deals for the Rocky Mountaineer journey.

Promotion deal 1

Book  the ready made packages from Sedunia Travel Services selected departures by 15 Dec 2016, consumer enjoy up to  RM1000 per person credit bonus value which can be used to book extra nights, meals in hotels, airport pick up transfer or extra sightseeing.

On top of that guest above 55 years old will enjoy additional up to RM500 cash discount.

And if guest choose on the "low season dates" which is April, May and October 2017, guest can enjoy our special airfares rebate of RM1700 per person.


Promotion deal 2 (Special escorted Autumn departure)

Sedunia Travel Services are also excited to launch their SPECIAL ALL-INCLUSIVE GROUP DEPARTURE - 10D/7N  Canada Epic Journey Special Departures(05 Oct - 14Oct 2017). Start booking now. Limited seats only !!!!  


All inclusive package from RM 15,700 per person

This program is specially designed to cater for guest who wish to be escorted instead of travelling independently. October is Autumn season and preferred by most Malaysian travellers.



For more details and information regarding Rocky Mountaineer visit www.rockymountaneer.com or http://www.seduniatravel.com/.

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