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Queena Lingerie & Pantyhose @ Ipoh

Queena Lingerie & Pantyhose in Ipoh Parade could possibly be Ipoh’s best kept secret (to shop –> queena.com.my).  Did you know that most of the stocks, pantyhose, leggings and imported directly from Taiwan? The owner came to Malaysia from Taiwan some 20 years ago.  What started as a humble business thrived till today and the portfolio has also been expanded to accessories, clothing, lingerie and quilts (check out Queena Quilt Shop here).    Continue reading

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Queena Quilt Shop @ Ipoh

If you are looking for quilts in Ipoh, the one piece of item that can instantly add a whimsical vibe to your room, head over to Queena Quilt Shop with three branches in Ipoh, one in Mydin Meru (Lot F12, First Floor), Mydin Gopeng (Lot S 100, Ground Floor) and Ipoh Parade (Lot B10, 3rd Floor, Next Hip Hop Arena).  In our stores, we provide an extensive range of imported quilt items such as bedding sets(king/queen), baby blankets, carpets, floor mats, cushions, sofa covers and car-seat covers (To shop –>> queena.com.my)Continue reading

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Southern Song Imperial Street @ Hangzhou, China

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Stumbling upon this Southern Song Imperial Street (南宋御街) in Hangzhou is a bit of a misadventure for me and Gary.  The street is termed “imperial” because it was the main street traveled by the emperor in the Southern Song Dynasty, from his palace to the temple for him to make routine prayers.

After getting our noodles from Kui Yuan Guan, we asked the staff how to get to Hefang Street.  She pointed expressionlessly towards one direction and told us it’s just there, as if the street is just a 10 minutes walk away.  Well, we walked and walked and walked, passing through a good 2 km (?) length of Southern Imperial Street, before finally reaching Hefang Street.  I didn’t mind the walking too much as I love exploring.  We came across these brilliant statues of a family with 4 generations.  Wow.  That’s a big photogenic family there!   Continue reading

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Hefang Street @ Hangzhou, China

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Hangzhou’s Hefang Street (河坊街) is a vibrant old street that will keep you entertained.  Shopping in stores that are more than 100 years old, discovering diminishing arts & crafts, drinking the famous Longjin tea and having fun playing dress up!  Hefang Street had always been an important place for  trade some 800 years  ever since the Southern Song Dynasty. In 2000, the street has been made a pedestrian street and renovated to depict old Hangzhou.     Continue reading

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Hakone Japan Kamakura / Enoshima

Hakone Trip – Best of Itinerary @ Japan

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Hakone (箱根) is a great place for an easy day trip from Tokyo, being just an hour 40 minutes away.   Hakone has a lot to offer – onsen, lakes, forests, unique museums and the vicinity to Mount Fuji makes it a popular place among the Japanese and foreigners.   We did a 3 days 2 night trip in Hakone,  and also made en-route stops in sea-side towns of Kamakura and Enoshima.     Continue reading

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Shopping @ Gotemba Premium Outlet @ Japan

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Gotemba Premium Outlet is located in Shizuoka Prefecture, 1.5 hours away from Tokyo by either bus or train.  If you are in the Hakone area, Gotemba Premium Outlet is also a favorite destination for shopping just an hour away.  We went to the outlet by bus – thinking that it might be a bit difficult to find the Odakyu Line “Romance Car” in the vast Shinjuku West Station.  In reality, finding the bus stop going to Gotemba took us a while too.    Continue reading

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