Thailand – Bangkok, Visit to Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market (5)

Continuing my series on Damnoen Saduak Ratchaburi Floating Market. If you missed my earlier posting, do look it up. You have missed some nice pictures and food. =)

Guess words cannot describe the scene which pictures or even better, to be there to see it yourself.

Still traveling and enjoying the boat ride…

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Stopping on the side of the canal of the stalls and choosing and doing on boat shopping.

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Lots of handicraft done by locals….

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choices?

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and more choices….

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Join me on my last part of this series.

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Malaysia – Christmas is Just Round the Corner (1)

Christmas is just less than a month away and Malaysians are not missing out on this especially the shopping malls and stalls. Decorations are slowing popping up in pieces while others are in full bloom and ready for the celebration.

The following are photos from a shopping where they are getting ready from Christmas. Not sure what they making but in a few days time we will know

Top view from 2nd floor….. Mmmm looks like a map

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Colourful and beautiful view from the top. Hot air balloons??

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Ground level view…..

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Lots of wooden rocking horses.

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Another few shots of the hot air balloons and dressed up wooden rocking horses from ground level.

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So.. If you want to find see the complete decorations, then stick with me here and you will find out. 😊

China – Beijing, a walk back in History (7) .. and also my 200th Posting in my blog since Nov 2012

The next morning in Chengde, Hebei and on the way back to Beijing. Beautiful view of the bare trees on the side of the road.

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Arriving back in the evening, we passed the modern part of Beijing; high rise offices and buildings.

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We could still see lots of people cycling on the inner roads specially built for the cyclist.

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…and the outer roads.. jam packed with cars and buses.

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Later we headed to Wangfujing, located in Dongcheng District, Beijing. It is one of the Chinese capital’s most famous shopping streets. Majority of the main shopping area is pedestrianised and is very popular for shopping for both tourists and residents of the capital.

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Wangfujing Snack Street, located in hutongs just west of the main street, densely packed with restaurants and street food stalls. The food stalls serves a wide variety of common and exotic street food. Dare to try?

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Follow me on my last posting on Beijing and see where the the last place I dropped by before heading back. 😊

China – Shanghai with a View (8)

My last post on my Shanghai, China trip.

Walking along Nanjing Road, heading from the West end to the East end, it was to the busiest part of the street filled lots and lots of giant shopping mall and a pedestrian mall.

…. nice colonial building and also the amount of people there is incredible!!

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Shots of the pedestrian mall along West Nanjing Road

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Giant malls….. on both left and right side of the road.

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… an old trishaw on display

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more people everywhere…..

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This was taken from my hotel room. A view of the Shanghai from the top.

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Last shot… Xintiandi; this is the place to go at night and where all happening happens. Here is where all the pubs and high class restaurants are.

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Hope you enjoy my pictures of Shanghai. So where’s next? If you want to know, follow me and you will find out. =)

The sign is clear…. Chinese New Year is near (part 5)

3 weeks to go… and the decoration for the coming Chinese New Year are all up. Chinese New Years songs can be heard playing in malls. People rushing to buy new year clothes, food and hampers. The feeling of another holiday is closing in. =)

This is the update the mall from my last blog; The sign is clear…. Chinese New Year is near (part 4) With the decoration completed, I can now see the theme that this mall has done. It was created like a streets in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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They even made a ‘street’ in the center area for the customers to walk and shop.

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Shops within shops and the looks like the old Taiwan and Hong Kong.

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‘Old’ wooden chair for customer to seat and have their meals or drinks.

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… they even have road signs… maximum speed 20km/hr!!! So no speed walking or running. Heavy human  traffic ahead.

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All the sign boards hung up like in the street of Taiwan and Hong Kong

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More to come…….

The sign is clear…. Chinese New Year is near (part 4)

This is a follow up from my previous blog; The sign is clear…. Chinese New Year is near (part 3)

Went to a shopping center this morning after having breakfast . You can see lots of red lanterns and decorations for sale. Some of them are traditional decorations while some are more modern ones. So which or what should I get? hmmmmm….

Lanterns?

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….or Chinese Prosperity Money God?

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or…. nice little cute stuff snakes for the Year of the Snake?

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Well… Chinese New Year is one of the big celebration here (and in Asia) and … it will be interesting the things that will happen as the festival approaches.

The sign is clear…. Chinese New Year is near (part 3)

A month away and the feeling and sight of Chinese New Year is more obvious.

Below are the snap shots of the center course where the mall is preparing for a huge decoration for the up coming Chinese New Year. It has been going on for a fews days and by next week it will be ready. Looks humongous rite? I bet it will be. I too waiting and see what is in surprise this time.

These shots were taken a few days ago from the 3rd floor.

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This one is another area of the mall. Also in the midst of preparation.

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Ground floor shot.

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Giant lanterns which will be hanging down from the 3rd floor.

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…stay on with me and find out the final decoration of this place.

…. Latest updates. Taken today.

Still a mess but it is coming to shape.

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Lanterns hanging down…

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