Sunday, November 7, 2010

Penang Muka Head Light House

Muka Head Light Penang

When you visit Penang National Park, there are a few of the landmarks that you can check out. Some of these landmarks can be reached easily but some are not. I have visited the Light house at Muka Head. This landmark is considered to be easily reached for me. The light house is about 14m tall and was built in 1883. When you reach the light house, you can are allow to go up to the top of the light house and take a good view of the surrounding.

So, how to go to the light house? To visit the light house, first you must go to the Monkey Beach from the Penang National Park. From Penang National Park, you can choose to way to reach Monkey Beach. You can either jungle trekking to the beach or go to the beach by boat. If you choose to go by jungle trekking, there are no additional charges and all you need is stamina. It took approximately 2 hours to reach the Monkey Beach by jungle trekking. If you choose to go by boat, you will need to pay for RM50 for one way to reach Monkey Beach and it only take about 15minutes. The fee for the boat is counted per trip, so if you go by group you can divide the fee among your group members. So if you are taking the boat to and back from the monkey beach, it will cost RM100.

After you reach Monkey Beach, there is only one way to go to the light house. That is by jungle trekking from the beach up to the light house. It will only take approximately 30 minutes to reach the light house. To return to Penang National Park from the Monkey Beach, you can either take a boat or jungle trekking all the way back to where you started. The light house is a great place to visit if you happen to come to Penang National Park.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Fun at Universal Studios Singapore

The Universal Studios Singapore is located in the Sentosa Isalnd of Singapore.It is very convenient to get to Universal Studios Singapore as there are a few types of transport for visitors to choose. Visitors can travel by using bus to Resort World, drive to the island or use the Sentosa Express. Senstosa Express is the monorail service bringing visitors to Sentosa from Habourfront. If I’m not mistaken it only took 3SGD for the whole trip in Sentosa.

The attractions in Universal Studios Singapore are Hollywood walk, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away Kingdom and The Madagascar. The attractions are mostly from the movie which most of us have watched before. The New York is another section where all the buildings are design like in the New York. You can take pictures all the way down in this section.

The Hollywood Walk is a street where all the buildings are design like in Hollywood. There are shops along the way of the Hollywood street. Some of the shops are only for decoration which I think it by be open and selling souvenir someday in the future. Along the way in the Hollywood street, you will see some of the characters from the movie walking around and you may go and take a photo with him/she.

The Far Far Away Kingdom from the Movie Shrek is another attraction in Universal Studios Singapore. The castle is open for visitors to watch Shrek in 4D effect. It is a place that you must not miss when you visit this place. If you are lucky enough, you may be able to take a photo with your favorite character in Shrek. Puss In Boot is my favorite character in Shrek but the strange thing is that I’m not really a cat lover.

The Madagascar is located next to the Hollywood walk. This is another attraction where you can see many visitors taking photos around. One thing that makes me amaze is that visitors automatically queue up to take photos with the character of Madagascar. This is an unusually scene if it happen in Malaysia.

Besides taking photo, there are still lots of fun. In The Lost World, There are water world, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, Canopy Flyer, Amber Rock Climb and Dino-Soarin. For me the Dino-Soarin is kid’s game but there is no age restriction. If you are interested, you still can ride on the pteranodons. I did not try the water world because I did not bring any extra cloth to change if I get wet. I enjoy the Canopy Flyers lots and it is not enough for only playing once.

Besides excitement in The Lost World, the Ancient Egypt is another excitement you must not miss. In the Ancient Egypt Pyramid is the roller coaster which travels in the dark. You can see the route at all. All you can do is feel the way and excitement. Thump up for Ancient Egypt. Sorry that there are no picture for the outdoor activities because I can’t stop myself to take out my camera. All I want during that moment is continue having fun.