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STEEMFEST – The actual road to steemfest

Steemfest is just around the corner and for me, unlike previous years where loads of budgeting and planning was needed to get to Steemfest as it was really far away from the city of Kuala Lumpur, this year …. I’m really relaxed as going to Bangkok is only a 2hour 20 minutes flight.

At least this year I do not need to fly and have stop overs and rush for interconnecting flights …. WHAT A RELIEF !!!! For those coming from far and away ….. I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND what you will be going thru. But I’m sure it would be an amazing journey for most people.

Flying in from Asia, one of the most popular websites which is used to get the best flights would be this site. www.skyscanner.com

Previous years … it cost me about 10 times more just flight alone compared to this year where is only about RM400 (about USD95) average in flights. This would be a great opportunity for Steemians in the region to come over to Steemfest and experience it for the first time ever in Asia !

And not only the flights however the accommodation can range from budget to really high end, I normally use Booking.com as my prefered choice of selecting a hotel or quickly browse thru AirBnB.

So to sum it up … my road to steemfest this year is a much shorter one, however, the challenges of settling affairs at home ( real-life stuff ) needs to be settled before I can go off on a trip which takes about 5 days.

Why should You attend?

To meet all the active crazy Steemians of course

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I’m really looking forward in seeing and meeting Steemians from all walks of life.

To collect ALL these SWAGS

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There is nothing better then collecting all the swags been given out during Steemfest. Watch out for the T-Shirts … thats something to keep for life ! I wear it at every event that I go for the whole year, its an easy conversation starter.

To get involved in growing this blockchain

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I must say that after heading over to Steemfest 2 and Steemfest 3, you do tend to get involved more in projects as you can see how passionate these people are about the Steem Blockchain. You will want to have a great time for sure and you WILL want to get more involved in projects and be a part of growing it.

I’m excited to meet EVERYONE ! I’m sure @arcange has something up his sleeves again this year to get everyone to engage with one another thru the Steemfest app. I wonder wonder wonder what its going to be this year.

SO see you all at Steemfest and if you are still undecided to go … I’m going to say “This is an event you will NOT regret going to !“. I shall see you at STEEMFEST 4 !

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By the way … this post is in response to this week daily task by @anomadsoul . Do join in a write you post before tomorrow’s SUNDAY (6th Oct ) dateline.

https://steemit.com/steemfest/@anomadsoul/the-road-to-steem-fest-the-actual-road

The Thai life and what to expect

It won’t be long now that a lot of us would be making that trip to Bangkok to attend STEEMFEST 4 , the most anticipated STEEM Meetup event of the year.

As mentioned in @anomadsoul ‘s post-task this week, what would I be expecting when going to visit our neighboring country to visit and to meet amazing new friends. What would I be planning to do apart from attending SteemFest?

https://steemit.com/busy/@anomadsoul/the-road-to-steem-fest-or-the-thai-life-and-what-to-expect

Even though Malaysia and Thailand is just sitting next to each other, there is a big difference in culture and also language. So , heading over to Bangkok is really fun … been there a few times for holiday so there are just a few key places which I would really like to go again this time around.

Chatuchak Market !

Now this place is just a sea of stuff to get, and buy and most of the time you end up buying stuff you don’t really need. Each time anyone heads over to Bangkok, you can never get enough of Chatuchak Market. There is just so much stuff you can get here.

Did you know that a large number of small boutique hotels in Malaysia buys their stuff from these markets? From customized soaps, candles and other decorative stuff is bought from here. So this is one place which I will surely visit.

Get an authentic Thai Massage

If you’ve not had a really good Thai massage, you don’t know what you would be missing. The experience of Thai massage makes you feel just amazing as the technique they use is so different from those normal massages. Towards the end of it, you get stretched, pulled, and all you can hear is your body releasing all its stiffness making you feel refreshed.

Get a taste of some local food

Being a typical Malaysian, we love food and Thailand shares almost the same thing. And good food you get at the restaurant with nice ambiance and waiters waiting to serve you … however GREAT Food is what you will get on the streets.

This would surely be something which I would be hunting from the day I reach Thailand and if you like to find these local delicacies, Thailand is surely the best place to find it.

Apart from those, I don’t think I would have much time to roam around freely in Thailand however I would surely be looking forward in meeting all of you would be heading over to SteemFest !

Lets meetup and have an amazing time like every other year !

Why do I keep wanting to go back to SteemFest ?

Going to SteemFest seems to be like an annual trip which must be made year on year for me. Ever since experiencing the fun at SteemFest 2 at Lisbon, it keeps me wanting to go back … not only to listen to the amazing speakers .. but the connection with so many other steemians out there !

At Steemfest 2 , there were only 4 people from Malaysia that went to Lisbon ….. for some of us, it was our first time travelling in flights for about 19 hours including stopovers

Now for a Malaysian to head to Europe is indeed one of the most expensive places for us, as 1 EURO is about 4.67 Ringgit Malaysia. So it does takes months to save up for a 7 days trip to Lisbon as the average salary in Malaysia is only about RM3,500 per month.

But having reached to SteemFest 2 after the long journey there made the trip all worth it as, unlike a business conference which you typically attend … this was more like a gathering of friends from all over the world who has never met each other but knows each other.

It was indeed memorable and when SteemFest 3 was announced, me and a few fellow Malaysians started planning to go , this time it was Krakow, Poland !

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Every trip I go , the experience is different. The people we meet are different as well …. there are of course a few familiar faces which is always great to meetup once more. However when you see a lot more new faces, you then realized that the community keeps on striving and growing larger and larger. Even with a heavy bearish market on crypto you still see the community of the Steem

Why Keep Going To SteemFest ?

It’s pretty obvious …. having done 19 – 20 hours of travel over the past 2 years just to head to STEEMFEST and this year its going to happen in just our neighboring country Thailand … it would be crazy not to go!

I’m sure that a lot of other guys from TeamMalaysia are already planning to head over there.

Like any other year, I do not have many expectations from SteemFest as I do know @roelandp will make it a memorable SteemFest experience for anyone who attends.

This year has been an amazing journey as even though I didn’t manage to organize as many Steem events as I would have loved to have done, however, I had the opportunity to speak at blockchain events to share about the Steem Blockchain.

More and more events …

This was only possible as there is such a strong blockchain community in Malaysia … and yes we have an amazing bunch of Steemians here as well which I’m forever grateful as even though the price of Steem is on its all time low, they are still extremely actively creating content.

I do hope that everyone gets to go to SteemFest at least once as it would truly be an experience to have. And hopefully this year by the time we head over to Steemfest … Smart Media Tokens would have actually be implemented.

We would then see a lot of amazing new projects coming out as we already see it done within Steem Engine.

Looking forward in seeing everyone once again !

This post is in relation to @anomadsoul + @blocktrades writing task to help fund a lil bit of your steemfest thanks to HF21. Do create a post to ease of your costs on heading to SteemFest Bangkok !

https://steemit.com/awesomepeople/@anomadsoul/there-s-a-lot-of-steemians-who-need-your-vote-to-fund-their-trip-to-steem-fest-check-out-their-posts-2-3