Tag: Culture

Visiting Gulangyu, Xiamen

Hello all! I have been a busy bee this week because the baby sister is around. We have been spending time together doing all that sister time stuff. It has been great having her around and I can even have her help me do some filming for the Sarawak Kolo Mee post that will be up next (promise! ). In the mean time I thought I’d continue writing about our trip to China.

Remember in the last post how I said that we visited Gulangyu and that it was a nightmare? Well this is where you will learn all about it.

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Our visit to Xiamen, China

When I was younger my family visited China quite a few times during our long school break. I always liked China which some of my friends found odd – especially when the horror stories about fake eggs and gutter oil started to appear. But I think that China is just so much more than the scandals spun out of proportion by the media. It is a culture, history and food heaven which you have to experience at least once in your lifetime.

Now, I’m not saying tat China is a land of candies and unicorns. Believe me when I say that China has it’s ugly side too. But being a country that is considered as a cradle of civilization, and is now the world’s most populous and fastest growing economy  – a visit there promises a lifetime of unique memories.

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What to expect: High school in Malaysia vs New Zealand

I should have written this post eons ago – like 2008. That was the year I moved to good old NZ for high school. I am glad that I got to experience that one year of high school. It was so different to schooling life in Malaysia that I was gobsmacked at times.

Before I left Malaysia I was fretting what school in NZ would be like. I had all these questions but there was nobody to answer them. I guess it was because I didn’t know anybody who had been here at the time. I knew one other person who was going to NZ the same time I was and that was it.

It was tough to have all these thoughts and worry about sitting SPM at the same time. Now, people will probably just consult Master Google but in 2008 that wasn’t the case. There was internet but there wasn’t any 3G. You didn’t just Google to find an answer. Ok, going off on a tangent – back to the topic.

Anyway,  I thought I’d get all nostalgic and write about my experience. Hopefully it will help some of you who are looking to come study in NZ .

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Sightseeing and Activities to do in Kuching, Sarawak: Part 2 – Museums

Back with Part 2 today! If you haven’t read it, here is Part 1.

Today I will be covering 2 museums. There are other museums in Kuching but these are the those that we visited. The Textile Museum was closed when we were around and the Cat Museum….er, creeps me out . Statues and figurines of cats packed together in a relatively small space….*shivers*.

Anywho, moving on!

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