January 1st, there was a big event called London’s New Year’s Day Parade take place near to London’s Clock Tower (Big Ben). There was more than 10,000 performers including cheerleading from across the continents participated in the 2-mile-route parade making this is the biggest event of its kind in the world.
On the first day of this year, I went to the London’s New Year’s Day Parade. There was more than 10,000 performers from across the continents participated in the 2-mile-route parade making this is the biggest event of its kind in the world.
The weather was too cold. Therefore, I couldn’t hold the camera properly. The temperature was below 5 °C. The position of the sun is too low. That was the main reason I couldn’t take clearer images because the main source of light was blocked by the buildings.
WaterWorld is a live water show with full of stunts, gun shots and explosions where you can find it in Universal Studios Singapore. The concept is based from science fiction film called Waterworld (1995). This film is directed by Kevin Reynolds and Kevin Costner. In my opinion, I think this is the best action show (live) in Universal Studios Singapore. This place might not suitable for those who have heart problem because too much explosions.
Universal Studios Singapore is located at Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. It is the second Universal Studios Theme Parks opened in Asia after Japan. The park opened to public on March 18, 2010. This place is developed by Genting Group.
Bayswater is an area of west London in the City of Westminster, London. It is located on the north from Hyde Park. There are many hotels can be found in this area such as Hilton London Hyde Park, Berjaya Eden Park, Grand Royale London Hyde Park, Hyde Park Executive Apartments, Smart Hyde Park Inn and Hyde Park Suites. From Bayswater the traveler can easily travel around London by tube or bus. There are three tube stations which are Queensway, Bayswater and Lancaster Gate. There are three tube stations in this area which are Queensway, Bayswater and Lancaster Gate. Besides that, there is several bus stops have been provided at every corner. I believe to get the public transport from here is not a problem. There are many types of cuisine including Asian and Halal foods can be found in this area. The Subway restaurant is Halal. This place is highly recommended for Muslim travelers.
The night after Christmas, I was rushing from my home to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) (IATA: KUL, ICAO: WMKK) in Sepang, Malaysia to get a transit flight to Abu Dhabi International Airport with Airbus A340-600 by Etihad Airways.
The long tiring journey from Kuala Lumpur to Abu Dhabi took about 7 hours 20 minutes. The distance between these two cities is about 5,612 kilometers. There is nothing to see through out the window except the dark starry sky. I have spent most of my free time watching movies and playing games using the media player provided inside the cabin.
Masjid al-Haram (Masjidil Haram / Al-Masjid al-Haram) is the most important place for Muslims. It is the largest mosque in the world and also known as the Grand Mosque. The second largest mosque is Masjid al-Nabawi and it is located in Medina. Masjid al-Haram is located in the city of Mecca (Makkah) Al Mukharamah, Saudi Arabia. Makkah is a Haram area, where the non-Muslims are not allowed to enter this area. Masjid al-Haram was built surrounds the Kaaba (Kaabah). Kaaba is a Qiblat (Qibla or Kiblah) for Muslims. The Qiblat is a center point of direction for Muslims. All Muslims around the world must facing toward Qiblat during the Solat (prayer). The Grand Mosque can accommodate up to four million people at one time.
Lately, the demand was increasing drastically because Islamic population getting bigger. The current size is very limited and not enough to fulfill the current demand. That’s why there is a quota to control the number of travelers from every country especially during the Hajj season and Ramadan season. The Saudi government is doing something to solve the problem.
Currently there is a mega construction to extend the mosque. This is a fourth extension which began in 2007. In the future, Masjid al-Haram can support more people from all around the world. The overcrowded problem is very dangerous to the travelers. According to the statistic, at least 2400 Muslim pilgrims have been killed in stampede since 1990. I hope with a bigger mosque, it can solve many problems.
Stanley is one of the places that travelers must go in Hong Kong. Stanley is located on the southeastern part of Hong Kong Island. The name of Stanley was given by Lord Stanley who is the British Secretary of State for War and the Colonies during the 19th-century. Stanley was the temporary administrative centre for British before they are moving to Victoria City (Central). Stanley was also a last stand place for Allied before they surrendering to Japanese troops during the World War II. Now, Stanley is a peaceful town and tourist attraction in Hong Kong.
Sentosa Island (formerly known as Pulau Belakang Mati) is located in the south of Singapore. It’s the most popular resort and theme park in Singapore. You can go there either by bus or cable car. Sentosa Island is a place where you can have exciting outdoor and indoor activities with friends and family.
It’s also a nice place for honeymoon because there are three wonderful beaches in Sentosa Island which are Palawan Beach, Siloso Beach and Tanjong Beach. Palawan Beach is the place where a suspension bridge links to the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia (Asia’s closest point to the Equator). Sentosa Island has the biggest war museum in the South East Asia. It is the centerpiece of Britain’s spectacularly unsuccessful “Fortress Singapore” strategy in World War II. Sentosa Island also has an Underwater World where the oceanarium is home to more than 2,500 fishes from 250 different species. There are too many other attractions to list up.
I can bet that you will have an unforgettable traveling experience. It’s worth for you to spend the whole day for enjoyment. Have a nice holiday!
Marine Land is located inside Ocean Park. The most popular attraction in Marine Land is Atoll Reef. Atoll Reef is a three level giant aquarium and the design based on Indo-Pacific Coral Island theme. Atoll Reef is a home for around 1,500 underwater habitants from 250 types of species. Beside Atoll Reef, Ocean Theatre is one of the most favorite places to visit among the tourist. Ocean Theatre is a place where you can watch aquatic live performances starred by sea lions, dolphins and trainers. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Marine Land if you come to Ocean Park!
Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are one of the largest parks in the heart of London, England. It is located on the south from Bayswater. These two parks are located at the same area. It is also one of the Royal Parks of London. The other Royal Parks of London are Bushy Park, Green Park, Greenwich Park, Regent’s Park, Richmond Park and St. James Park.
Hyde Park is open to public from 5am until midnight. Meanwhile, Kensington Gardens is open from 6am to dusk. The overall area is 625 acres. Both areas are planted with beautiful green trees and ornamental flower beds around the lakes. These two parks are very popular for sunbathing, picnics and other health activities such as walking, jogging, cycling and tai chi because of the peaceful environment and magnificent scenery.
Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens provides many varieties of fauna such as squirrels, pigeons, robin, dunnocks, tits, butterflies, buzzard, Egyptian geese, white swan and black swan. You can hear the birds singing while you walk. It is a suitable place for peace of mind seeker. This place is very relaxing. I believe after you went to this place, you won’t forget for your whole life!
Firstly, I would like to say sorry because I abandoned this blog for quite long time. I didn’t update this blog about almost 3 months because I was too busy with meetings.
Secondly, I’m proudly to announce I will travel to Abu Dhabi for transit with Airbus A340-600 Etihad Airways departing from KLIA on Saturday morning (December 26, 2009). Just one day after the Christmas. After that I will fly to London Heathrow Airport. I’m going to stay at Hyde Park in London until next year. I cannot wait to feel the white snow. This year I’m going to celebrate New Year in Greenwich!
I promise starting from next year I will update this blog more frequently. Don’t forget to check my blog after New Year. See you all!
Today I went to Subang Airport to watch RMAF Sukhoi and USAF Thunderbirds Air Show 2009. I reached there about 2 hours early to avoid the mass traffic jam. The event started at 11am. I’m a bit disappointed because only 1 Sukhoi is performed. It will be much better if the Thunderbirds team used the colorful smoke instead of colorless smoke to make it more attractive. The air show ended at 12.15pm.