After a comfortable sleep and dreams, Matthew wakes me up at 4 in the morning and he ask if I can bring him to Melaka the historical city..I agreed..We went by bus which tooks us about 2 hours.. While in the trip we stopped to get a drink and Matthew and some of the guys and gals make a video clip specially for this diary
We arrived in Melaka at 9am.The first thing we do when we reach there was to go to A Famosa.
Our Tour guides told us that this was the exact building that the portugeese build when they invaded melaka.After that Matthew and his craze for malaysian food is booming so I took him to Umbai where they are famous for the "ikan bakar"
After that we went to the Menara Taming Sari the only revolving tower in Malaysia..Apparentely he got some issues with heights..But we get through it just fine..
After that I showed what melaka's delicacies that is asam pedas which was a bit spicy but tasteful
Then I tricked him into going up the Eye on Malaysia..I told him we gonna get more foods there..But what i did not told him was we going up the Eye on Malaysia as well..We got some cappucino and mocha after the "enjoyable" ride.Now we went to bed in a hotel
Welcome to Singapore, Matthew!
Day 1 Singapore tour
Upon arrival via the Singapore International Airport, Matthew is greeted by Wind, his friend residing in the island state. Matthew is famished and suggested to Wind to treat him to some local delicacies and the two of them headed to Newton Food Centre for sumptuous dinner.
Hawker Centres are easily the best places to enjoy food in Singapore as the variety is astounding and the prices are low. Newton Food Centre is no exception and offers an array of food selection from Chinese to Malay to Indian to European and fusion foods. Matthew and Wind reserved a table in the hawker centre and began their food orgy. Oyster omelet, Char-grilled Sting Ray topped with sambal chilli, Spicy black pepper crabs, Chicken rice, Char kway teow, Barbecued chicken wings. They ate so much that they almost could not walk!
The night was still young so Wind brought Matthew down to Orchard Road, the famous shopping belt in Singapore. Being a music lover himself, Wind brought Matthew to The Heerens Shops which housed the largest Britain's HMV music store in Southeast Asia. A whopping 3-storey full of music of different genre, Matthew was elated and immersed himself for hours in the world of music.
After that, Wind brought Matthew to Timbre at the Substation. Timbre is an open-air, covered bistro | music | bar – a hidden gem of a live music oasis in the city. There they listened to the performances of many local live bands while drinking beer under a nice tree canopy. Great ambience, great music, what more can a person ask for?
Matthew and Wind were tired and decided to call it a day. Sick of staying in hotels, Matthew wanted to experience public housing, which houses over 85% of Singapore population. Wind gladly accepted his request and Matthew went to Wind's flat for a heart warming home stay, surfing on his couch all night long.
Day 2 Singapore tour
The next day, the weather was fantastic and Wind brought Matthew to Mount Faber. One of the oldest parks in Singapore, Mount Faber Park is a popular tourist destination where one can take a cable car to Sentosa Island or enjoy the panoramic view of the southern part of Singapore and the southern islands. Of course, Matthew and Wind went on a cable car ride to Sentosa, the popular island resort in Singapore.
Matthew decided to soak up a healthy tan along Sentosa's sun-kissed Palawan beach, then he went to
Fort Siloso for a short historical tour. Matthew explored the historical enclave built in the 1880s which served as the last bastion of the British forces during the Japanese Invasion of Singapore. Following that, Matthew went to Underwater World Sentosa, an oceanarium showcasing over 2500 marine life from 250 species from around the regions. A voyage to the bottom of the sea began with shallow rock turtle and Ray pools, then moray eels, jelly fishes and sea dragons. Matthew then embarked on a spectacular underwater journey through a travelator with a tunnel housing the majestic rays, fearsome sharks and great shoals of fishes and a host of other creatures that inhabit the ocean depths.
The Volvo Ocean Race, one of the world's premier global race round the world happened to be in town and Wind brought Matthew Oneº15 Marina Club at Sentosa to watch the in-port race live where 8 teams battle for supremacy of their sailing prowess as well as human endeavor.
After that, Wind brought Matthew to Esplanade – theatres by the bay, which many Singaporeans casually refer to as “The Durian” to catch a free performance by a veteran local indie band the Oddfellows.
Matthew and Wind went to the Marina Barrage – Singapore's latest downtown icon. Built across the mouth of the Marina Channel, the Marina Barrage creates Singapore’s first reservoir in the heart of the city. Matthew went up the roof garden and admired the spectacular city view as he laid on the turf roof.
Matthew had enough fun in Singapore and decided to embark on his destination - Hong Kong where he will be meeting 0 knac. Wind accompanied Matthew to the airport and bidded farewell to him. Bon Voyage Matthew!
Hello and welcome to Hong Kong Matthew!
Arriving the beautifully built Hong Kong International Airport ( http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/img/media/photo/lrg/at_981029PTB09_08.jpg ) Matthew collected his guitar from the luggage belt and went out to meet knac. They hopped on a taxi and aimed straight for the city center for some delicious Chinese food. By passing the TsingMa Bridge ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsing_Ma_Bridge ) Matthew was stunned by the architecture of the colossal structure while Knac was explaining how it survived the typhoon attack during the monsoon season and even Kolos wouldn't stand a chance of destroying it(ability: dam-10 min0 ).
The taxi took them straight to the heart of Hong Kong, Central. Matthew immediately felt the pressure when surrounded by skyscrapers and the fast pacing Hong Kong crowd. Knac quickly dragged Matthew into a restaurant before he gets too dizzy. The restaurant serves traditional Chinese dim sum and Matthew particularly enjoys his Char Siu (which means honey roasted pork in Cantonese) bun with Chinese tea. But before Matthew gets too comfortable, Knac force the last bit of dumpling down Matthew's throat and took him out for some shopping (typical HongKong Peoples' fast pace sprite!!). Matthew didn't seem to enjoy the shopping tour in Causeway Bay, but still cannot resist the bargain and bought a Gucci belt and a pair of Ferragamo flip-flops.
Matthew arrived to chile at Arturo Merino Bentiz airport . There
Matthew meets condorito the most popular comic character in chile.
They went to visit the Palacio de la Moneda together, the place where our
president rules Chile.
Then, the trip continued in Arica, the first city in the north of
Chile. Condorito showed Matthew one of the most beatifull monument that
chile has: El Morro de Arica.
After that, the trip continued to Antofastas, finding another awesome
natural landscape: La Portada. There, they took some pictures and enjoyed
the warm climate.
Condorito told Matthew about the tons of water they were going to need in
the next place to their trip: the Atacama's dessert, one of the most dry
desserts in all over the world.
At this point our travelers were tired, so Condorito dicided to have a
little break in one of the most touristic beaches in Chile, plenty of
beatifull girls and parties : Reñaca.