Today is one of those days where I’ve gotta run around all over the place to get passports done for the kids. It’s something which is not a fun thing to do at all however it’s necessary as you know… Without passports… Means no international travelling for any of the kids.
The great thing about processing passports in Malaysia is that they are pretty efficient in getting things done… I won’t be able to compare to other countries as I’ve no idea how the process is like.. But from talking to my friends from around the region.. Its a nightmare.
As long as you have the correct documents you are quickly given a number. Only problem is the wait may take awhile as there just soo many people like what you see above.
Looks like I’m still pretty far away. However I’m kept entertained with reading posts on Steem blockchain and my kids.
Facts about Malaysian passports
We are ranked as one of the top passport in the world.. In 2018 we were no. 5 because we can literally enter into almost all countries except Israel.
Our passports were one of the first to fully implement a chip base e-passport.. That is why you will not see a queue at the Malaysian passport section. We kinda just tap our passport, scan our fingers and off we go. If only other countries are compatible we would not need to wait as passport control for so gawd damn long.
Malaysian passport are embedded with additional security features to make it hard to clone. As in the dark markets a Malaysian passport can fetch a really good price.
Anyway…. Time to start planning for a family trip overseas 😁😁😁.. Cheers all and have a great day… I kinda know where I’m gonna be the whole day.
I’m sure we all love travelling one way or another … some like the luxury travels and some just like the pure simple backpacker style …. and for some .. its a hybrid !
Did you know that Google Maps has released a new Navigation called Live View ?
What it is is actually embedding the arrows as to where you should walk to find your destination. The accuracy is pretty impressive especially when walking in small streets where the cars can’t go in.
I’ve personally tried it and I was looking for a specific shop which in one of those very small tiny alleys in the dense city of Saigon.
To my surprise, it got me to the door steps of exactly the location I was looking for. I wonder how Google would know such things.
I must say that it was a brilliant way to use Augmented Reality and what better way to showcase this by using navigation for it.
How to activate live view … its pretty simple .. load up Google Maps and key in the destination .. then click LIVE VIEW .
If you’ve not tried it out … go ahead and give it a go. See if its as accurate for you. Now .. do remember that the AR does not function too well when its dark .. and always walk safely as you can get pretty much distracted when looking at it.
So how does flying around the world on really cheap rates sounds ? I stumbled across this website and took a look at the rates. Its crazy cheap !
How would you like to get a round trip to the Maldives and enjoy the beautiful islands … sounds like a dream trip eh ?
So if you really are keen to go, the flights are really that cheap. I wish I knew how they manage to get it at that rate. I would guess that they have purchased in bulk and just need to sell those seats.
Booking the hotels are another different thing though … however I’m sure that you would be able to get some sort of AirBnB at the destination you are heading to.
So this is just one of the many GEMS which I managed to find in the internet. Do share if you do come across any interesting site. This is surely worth a bookmark don’t you think ?
Had a quick trip to Saigon to spend some time alone with my dear ex-girlfriend aka wife and also to checkout Ho Chi Minh city in more details.
There are a lot of people around the globe who still thinks that Vietnam is very back dated but here are just a few things which surprised me. For instance … the picture above was taken in a shopping mall in the city.
Now … for Lambo having their showroom in the Mall … that shows that the spending power of locals here is really strong which is sign of a strong economy of the country.
In fact, you can even get large concept stores by Samsung showcasing all their gadgets in one store. Most likely that the income of individuals working here is decent.
The Coffee culture here is picked up a lot as well. Vietnam has been an attraction for digital nomads and therefore a lot more coffee outlets such as these with really fast internet … about 50 – 100 mbps is available almost everywhere for free.
Well .. not only coffee .. but everything else. Now this cheesecake was just delicious and had to be in my post. This drink .. i really wished I’d written down its name … its some sort of soya based drink with jelly in it.
Ho Chi Minh has really become a city that does not sleep. This was take about 1am in the morning and it sure looks really busy.
There are many eateries around Ho Chi Minh and some of the best ones are really hidden and out of sight, as you seem to find it in some alleyway then boom ! a really awesome restaurant serving amazing food is there. My suggestion is to checkout trip advisor
Time really flies when you are having fun. The main reason for this trip is to spend time with my wife and Its her birthday … so Happy Birthday @ireenchew …. the love of my life.
I’ve always enjoyed going back to the kampung ( village ) where life is stripped off all its unnecessities and you get back to basics. Come to think about it , if you are living out the last few good years how would you live it and where ?
My mum and a friend over decades of friendship and they never fail to get excited each time they meet with each other. You can feel the excitement in their voice and also in their eyes.
The place I visited was at Holy Family Residence in Papar , Kota Kinabalu. Its really a nice place with beauty all around it. On a clear day you are able to see Mount Kinabalu.
One great thing about being in the Kampung is that , your groceries grows on trees and its as fresh as it gets without any chemicals or preservatives ?
Heck even the chicken expects you to look for its eggs …
Everyone has their own superheroes … here are mine , as they have always been there in times of need and they always seems to understand you best.