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Have a great day! Seems like I’m so free to update my not-so-famous-blog. I was away from office since an uninvited visitor came to me. Yes, I was sick for 3 days because of this influenza virus. It started with running nose on my last day in Bangkok and the night flight back to KL was terrible. Pressure terlalu tinggi sampai telinga rasa macam nak pecah . Then the next day which is the day I suppose back to work I officially sick. Time for MC right? 😛

OK enough about sick. Now I’m so excited to share my first experience riding an elephant!! Tadaaaa look at our faces. Happy mak mak 🙂


Above picture taken in Nong Nooch Village, Pattaya. We paid THB 400 per person for this riding and I tell you what, it was awesome! Definitely an unforgettable experience. Some fact about elephants. They can live to be over 70 years and our elephant is about 40 years old (Right side). Wow quiet old actually. Huhu. Thinking of how they trained the elephant made me heartbreaking 😦 I just read somewhere about a long-time tradition in the Thai culture. The Phajaan or crush, is the training method elephants undergo to become a part of the tourism industry. As young elephants, they are torn from their mothers and entrapped in a small confine, then ritualistically abused with bullhooks and bamboo sticks spiked with nails, as well as starved, deprived of sleep and worse, to crush their spirits and become submissive to humans. Oh man, this is horrible 😦

Anyway for those who love travelling, come and visit Nong Nooch Garden, it’s an experience you’ll never forget. More shows such as Thai cultural & dance show, the amazing elephant show, sports car collection and botanical gardens are waiting for you here.

Click on their official website for more details.


Recently I managed to visit the original floating market in Thailand. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is located in Ratchaburi about 109 kilometres south of Bangkok or approximately 2 hours drive. The Floating Market is routinely crowded with hundreds of vendors and purchasers floating in their small rowing boats selling and buying or exchanging their goods. We arrived there quite early around 9 am. So it wasn’t too crowded at that time. Well, it was an unique and unforgettable experience, more or less how I expected it to be. Sitting in a boat around the market, watching people selling goods while capture every single moment with my Nikon. How amazing the old ladies still can rowing the boats. Not an empty boat people but a boat full with a group of tourist. You just imagine, they are awesome. I salute them 😉 Anyway, everything is expensive here and you don’t want to shop unless you speak their language. Try to bargain if you can but seriously it’s not that easy. I still remember when one of my friend wanted to buy something with an old lady. She started to bargain but the old lady replied her like this.

“Madam, screw me. This is Thai silk. Cheaper already. No discount madam. screw me.”

OMG. We were laughing out loud. How on earth this screw word came? Hahahahaha…

Trust me, this is a beautiful of travelling. There’s always a funny story behind the scene. 🙂

I better stop talking now. Please allow me to post some valuable photos of scenery at Damnoen Saduak floating market.

So, if you come to Thailand don’t miss out this place! Come here and experience the uniqueness of floating market.