October 05, 2010

The Beginning of a 6 Days Tour - Day 1

Woohoo~ Day 1, here I come!

Map Of Selangor.

OK. The beginning of the journey started at 3.40pm for me. Everyone was supposed to arrive at 3pm, but having to attend class at the last minute that ended at 2.20pm and then go home to pick up my stuffs, and not to mention the rain that poured monkeys and elephants throughout the drive to the meeting point, it took a while for me and my parents to arrive at Skypark Terminal, Subang.

Skypark Subang, Information Counter.

The minute we arrived, Amelia (our "Mommy" for the tour) found me in front of Starbucks and I went in to join everybody else at Kapitan Kopitiam where everyone was gathered. There were food and drinks for everyone but I was too nervous and tired to grab a bite. I had managed to sleep only 2-3 hours the past few nights because of my assignments which I had to pass up before I join the tour. My professors were willing to let me off (including the next Monday and Tuesday) provided I pass all assignments and take quizzes before the rest of the class. Oh yes, very "helpful" of them. So, it seemed that at the starting point of the My Selangor Story tour, my battery has depleted to 50%.

After 10 minutes arriving in Kapitan Kopitiam and introducing myself to some of the other bloggers, Raja Sa'adi, the Head and PR & Marketing for Firefly stood up to give us a welcoming speech as well as giving us some input on Firefly's services.

Come fly with Firefly!

Now, did I mention that this My Selangor Story tour brings bloggers from three countries together - which are Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia? And who flies in the bloggers from outside Kuala Lumpur? Firefly of course! They also happen to be the Official Airline for this competition. A little sad I am staying in Selangor, if not I would be able to try their services and inform you guys how it's like myself. 

MSS Daddy - Encik Faizal

Right after that, and a whole lot of photo-taking sessions (what you expect? LOL!), we were brought to our tour bus to go to our first destination - Carlton Holiday Hotel & Suites to check in and freshen up. We were paired up in buddy system and Jacquelyn was my room mate. Right after freshening up, we headed down the hall where we were all introduced to Mdm Rissa Chan, Executive Director of DSC World Sdn Bhd. DSC World Sdn Bhd is the company for Pentax cameras which is also the Official Camera used in this competition.

Pick your cameras kids!

 Testing out my camera - Pentax Optio P80

After going through our cameras like jakuns (LOL!), we were then introduced to our Tourism Selangor's caretakers. After a lot more photo-taking sessions (oh yes, you are going to be shocked with all the photo binging in this competition), we got our itenerary and found out that we'll be going to the City of Digital Lights! The last time I went there was on my birthday in August but going here again will be so much fun. I am crazy for colorful lights. I used to LOVE going to Orchard Road, Singapore just because of the lights. Colorful lights turns me into a happy cheery 6-year old.

 Our caretakers for this tour

Right after hopping off the bus at i-City, we were brought over to EVENTS, where Mr. Eu Hong Chew, the CEO of i-City briefed us on the history, objectives and summary of the City of Digital Lights.

 EVENTS & Mr. Eu Hong Chew

And then, it's EATING time! What better way to welcome us into this tour than a wide range of steamboat dish? Oh anybody but anybody who knows me knows I love Steamboat. Plus, we were served in the MIDDLE, surrounded by colorful lights. How can I NOT love this tour? And when other visitors walking by looking at our tables with a why-do-these-people-get-to-eat-here look, it is absolutely priceless. LOL!

 FOOD!! Yums!

While eating, I suddenly realize this beautiful moon up in the sky in between the beautiful lighted trees. What a night. Just the right weather and temperature.

Romantic, isn't it?

Right after eating, it's photo-taking time (again!). I've warned you, this tour is FILLED with photo-taking. I tagged along with Eyriqazz, Zaid and makcik Zara and explored the 4.5-acre park that is filled with state-of-the-art light display and sculptures. The lightscape in i-City features Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Christmas themes. Not to mention, by the end of this year (possibly 25th December), more lights display and three more giant screens will be installed to accommodate the increasing number of visitors to i-City.

 Beautiful lights at i-City

City of Digital Lights
CityPark, i-City, 40000, Shah Alam.
Tel : 03- 55218824 / 03-21411517

About two hours eating and photographing i-City, we hopped on the bus again to our next destination - Uptown Shah Alam.

Honestly, I've never been here. The only Uptown I frequented was Damansara Uptown back when it was super hype few years ago. Plus, I was staying in PJ at the time. Uptown Shah Alam is just a little further from my house.

Uptown Shah Alam
Kompleks Muhibbah, Persiaran Sultan, Seksyen 24,
40300 Shah Alam.
 Tel : 03-55104926
Operation time : 8pm - 3am

We had a warm welcome by En. Aizul Hisham, the Managing Director of Dataran Usahawan Selangor Sdn Bhd (and his little girl) where he shared his recipe to being successful in business. We had some sandwich and cold drinks before we start walking around the bazaar. The types of shops here :

  1. Clothes for men and women.
  2. Accessories for men and women (i.e. shades, hats, necklaces, bracelets, etc).
  3. Collector's items (i.e. coins, dollars, party items, old firearms, antiques, etc).
  4. Food and beverages.
  5. Animals of all kinds and races (They have imported animals too).
  6. Property booths and car purchases booths.
And the best attraction of all at Uptown Shah Alam? None other than ----> Karaoke Session!

Azuan in ACTION! 

Right after all the excitement (and my brain shutdown half hour before that), we were on our way back to the hotel. Our MSS Mommy handed us our P1 Wiggy, where P1 is our Official Broadband Provider. But I don't know why it can't connect to my laptop. After so many tries, I just took a quick hot shower and got ready for bed. By the time I settled in, it was nearly 2am. All I was thinking is that I just need to "reboot" my brain before I crash and hang. LOL. Nites all!

Day 1 is on 23rd of September, 2010.

P/S : This post is in conjunction with My Selangor Story contest - Day 1. Please vote for me here. Please do it daily. Thanks all!

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LadyJava said...


LadyJava said...

eh where to vote Bella?

LadyJava said...

no link ah.. 
wah loving this tour lah.. i would have loved to join in.. esp since mmg tourist kan..lol!

LadyJava said...

so long have not been to Orchard Road myself...

Razz Momma said...

oh my my.. look at that food.. oh yums doll.. i'm suddenly hungry at the moment.. want to see the lights! :)

Razz Momma said...

and sorry u started on the wrong foot for this competition sweetie but after reading all ur other posts, i know ure a strong girl.. adore u sweet! lotsa love from over here ;)

Bella Enveeus said...

Sorry LJ.. I have to submit to the website first and after approval only I get the link. Anyways, link already put up so hope you can vote for my LJ! HEHE!

Bella Enveeus said...

Ya so long I've not gone back Singapore la.. HUHU.. Miss my second country.. :-P

Bella Enveeus said...

Downloading lights.. Please hold on.. :-D

Bella Enveeus said...

Awww thanks my dear.. You adore me? Awww.. I'm so touched.. :)   :* :-[  

Rza Gza said...

Wah.... now im envious. You get to eat those food all by URSELF!!! Without me.. tsk tsk. Tkpe, now Bella owes me a session. Wink ! Wink !

Rza Gza said...

Is there only those few shops over at Uptown S.A? It hasnt quite picked up the pace eh..

Chochobie Zety said...

no la dear..(eh dear??lol!)
actually the shah alam's uptown quite ok and busy during the weekends, full of activities also..
what to do, one of my lepaking place or dating place actually? :-D

Chochobie Zety said...

owhhhh...i've flied with friefly before..(what?terbang dengan firefly?since when i can terbang?haha)
what i've meant what i've used their services before for going back to penang and it's actually quite ok and not that noisy as other poeple imagine..
only when outside we can here the buzzing soung of the plane's fans but inside is as normal as other flights... :)

Bella Enveeus said...

HEHEHE.. We go here again some day and then I'll belanja you steamboat k..

Bella Enveeus said...

It looks pretty good.. There are quite a lot of things and activities there. It's just that we went there in the weekday so it didn't look like there were too many people.

Bella Enveeus said...

LOL! Dear? Erkkkk.. :-D LOL

Yup, true it's busier in the weekends! HAHA dating place.. Fuyoo! LOL

Bella Enveeus said...

Did people complain about noise? I never heard anybody complaining about noisy pun.
Biasa la tu, all planes are pretty much like that.

Rza Gza said...

Been wanting to taste the steamboat there, but never got the chance. Haih guess u beat me to it again. Tkpe nnt we make a worthwhile reverse k? Hehehe.

tripzibit said...

Someday i also want to go to Malaysia and Singapore, so many interesting places there. I already vote for this post ;)

Good luck

Sharon said...

I never been to iCity before.. i love the lights in the video.. So BEAUTIFUL! I hope to go there one day and maybe eat the same steamboat like you.. AHaha Yums there are crabs too! :-D

Bella Enveeus said...

Yeah.. Look at the crabs.. Haha.. We got some real VIP treatments.. Yums food all the way! :-D

Bella Enveeus said...

Thanks Trip! Hey, if you come to Malaysia, gimme a holla.. Maybe we can meet up! Hehe.. :-D
You know, they're having this contest again next year and they're accepting bloggers from the same three countries - Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.. Maybe you can try out, who knows you can represent Indonesia eh? ;)

Bella Enveeus said...

LOL.. That sounds awesome! :)

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