Sunday, 12 May 2019

LONDON BRITISH MUSEUM

Salam Ramadhan Everyone!

Since this was my 5th or 6th time to London, so x nak lah p Buckingham dan seangkatan dengannya lagi... This time, i brought my kids to London British Museum. Actually, not many people are aware that London British Museum is actually an interesting museum, especially for kids. It is a very huge museum and I dont think one can finish exploring it in n hour or so. And the best part is, it is FREE!!! :) Only special exhibitions are not free.

Opening hours would be from 10am - 5.30pm and extra hours on Friday. The museum is situated at Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London and there are two subway lines that are the nearest to the museum. U can either take the central and Piccadilly line and stop at Holborn station or take the Central line and stop at Totenham Court Road station. Distance lebih kurang aja nak ke museum from both stations. Sebelum masuk ada check bag but fred not, it is just a routine check.


Since it was already 3pm that day, we straight away went to the area that  I really wanted to go. Asked the information centre and straight away went to the 3rd floor, room 62 -64 where all the mummies rest and Egyptians artifacts are situated.  However, room 4, I x dan nak p.  The British Museum houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of Egyptian antiquities. Nak ke Egypt tak dapat lagik, so ke British Museum pon ok dah...

The museum is so enormous, i have never seen a museum as big as this one. Terus teringat A night at the museum movie pulak. I think if I am given the time, i can spend my whole day there...

Jom tengok-tengk dalam room 63 and 64.



Seriau ni malam2

Lepas ronda- ronda di area Egyptian era, kita masuk pula bilik- bilik berdekatan, Mesopotamia if I am not mistaken.




After a while, i heard the museum staff asked us to leave, it was time already, nearly 5.30pm.


Jadikla dapat tengok sekejap! To me, it was not enough. Definitely will come back in the future...insyaallah!  Even though the trip was so short but i was pretty sure the kids learnt something especially when ustaz was around to tell them all the history! So, to those who love museums, make sure to drop by at London British Museum if u happen to be in London.:)


Friday, 8 February 2019

Matsuri: Halal eating outlet in Osaka

Matsuri can be said as my fav Halal Jap eating resto whenever i go to Osaka. The 1st time i came here was way back in 2017. I came twice in 2018.


The entrance

Why do I like eating here?
😁 Affordable price ((Japanese standard)
😁 Easily accesible. Very near to subway station.
😀Taste to my liking (but this is very subjective)
😀 Can make your own Takoyaki
😀 Prayer room
😀 Friendly staff


Making our own takoyaki
Our own DIY Takoyaki



Menu

Some of the food we had tried. I love the Okonomiyaki so much (bottom right).
Kek ikan pon sedap (not in the pic)

Drawbacks
😣 Slow service when there are a lot of people. There was a time, we had 2 wait 2 hours for food. However, all the other time i went there, everything was ok!
😣 Limited space. The restaurant can only fit in very few people.

The dining area inside, can fit around 15 people. 

How to get there?
Metro: Take the pink line (Sen-Nichimae Line) to the last stop, Nodahanshin. Go out at exit 7 and walk for about 3 minutes. U will see a KFC before u reach the restaurant.
Hanshin Line: stop at Noda Station.
* I always use the metro, never try the Hanshin line to get to Matsuri.

Exit 7, 
Opening hours:
Lunch: 11.00-14.00
Dinner: 17.00-24.00
Opens everyday.


2nd night in Osaka, Nov 2018. Bumped into the lead actor of Pascal...hahaha...

Despite the slow service, i really like the food here and will definately come back whenever i go to Osaka. That's all for now! Happy eating 😀

Chelsea VS Arsenal


After Hyde Park, we straight away went to our apartment at Paddington. Seronok sangat dok area tu. We stayed at Alexander Paddington Apartment, very near to Paddington station, about 5 minutes walk. It is a self check-in apartment. Passwords were given earlier. Very nice n homely area.  And most importantly, a lot of halal eating outlets. Cafès, subway, kfc, all halal... 😍😍😍... kalau dtg lg, mmg nk repeat stay area ni... sblm ni ingt nk duduk area Whitechapel, tp x da apartment murah pulak...hehe... drawbacks: internet slow sikit dan apartment kami tv rosak... aishhh.. nasibla i am not a tv person. I gave 7/10.  
Apartment entrance
After leaving our bags yg berbondong2 tu (check-in at 3pm).  Today we planned to visit football stadiums. Id been to London many tines, so this time qround just followed others' iten... hehehe... 
Chelsea's diehard fan at
Fulham Broadway
1st destination: Stamford Bridge, Chelsea's stadium. 
How to get there: take the district line (green) to Fulham Broadway stop. 5 minutes walk from Fulham Broadway. 

Faris mmg minat sungguh Chelsea. So, bg peluang ler...haha.. he even bought an originsl jersey... mhal ya rabbi... huhuhu... anyway,  this was my 2nd time here.  Just like other football stadiums, there is a stadium tour.







Tagging name station.
A proud owner!

After Chelsea, we went further north to Highbury, where Emirates Stadium lies.. yg ni papa nyer pula... hmmm.....  From Fulham Broadway, we took the district line and change to piccadily line (blue) at Earl's court. From there, ride 14 stops and stop at Arsenal and the stadium is about 5 minutes walk from the subway station.

Kejiranan Highbury cantik dan aman ja nampak. Ada bnyk rumah2 kediaman.  Disebabkn Faris dh dpt hadiah jersey Arsenal dr presiden kelab Arsenal pokok ceri, maka nk x nak, pkai juga dn bergambar dpn Emirates Stadium... haha...  ok tuh... lgpon kita x pyh nk minat melampau2 sangat... gitu2 ja.. 😀


Ada kawasan lapang dkt area ni,
jd blhla solat di sini. Org pon x
ramai lalu-lalang coz  x ada game.


Bersama presiden kelab
Pokok ceri 
 Arsenal pon ada stadium tour tp just like Chelsea, mhl juga...huhuhu...





Kalau ikotkan mereka2 ni, masih lg nk teruskn perjlnan ke Spurs pulk lepa ni... tp sebab hr dh ptg dan bdn pon dah penat dr smlm atas flight.. so cancel. After Arsenal, we took the tube back to Paddington. Singgah Subway Paddington, halal ya! Coz adik Farah blnja birthday papa... Balik apartment, still msak nasik... mkn lg... perut melayu kn.... 😂😂 ...

Happy Birthday, Papa! Kelas ko.. celebrate
Birthday kek London...hahaha

~TBC~

Friday, 11 January 2019

From KL to London

Salam kawan2... lma dh x bersiaran.. bz sngt. Lps blik dr osaka Nov lps, trus siap2 untuk Kembara seterusnya. Jd, terpksa skip jpn n surabaya, kita ke london dulu ya...haha. . Alkisah, masa promo Oman Air march lps, terbelikla tix (KL-LON-PARIS-KL), Rm2070. Actually kalau bukan sch hol, blh dpt rm1800++...

Terminal M mostly for Flights from middle east. 

Look at the line for those who havnt checked-in
Online n look at the line for online checkin, empty!
Transit 1 1/2 - 2 hours at Muscat. Muscat Airport is modern, beautiful n clean. Cuma, clearance agak slow. Masa pergi, 2x check tp masa balik sekali aja pulak. A gentle advise to all: pls pls pls do your online checkin beforehand. Coz, when we wanted to check in our luggages (for going n returning) , both were super fast... nobody was at the online checkin counter. Counter biasa, 3km panjangnya... so memang proses checkin luggage kami sangat cpt! Oh yes, u get 30kg baggage allowance, x kisah brp bnyk bag u nk check-in.

Very modern airport
 Kami bertolak mlm, around 9.40pm. mmg suka amik flight mlm coz blh tidur.  Sampai London, pagi. Clearance was super fast. Borak2 dngn imi Heathrow seminit dua dn jln... mmg dr KL dan berdoa pnjng... jngnla lma kt sini sbb heatrow kn mmg terknal dngn barisan yg super pnjng. Alhamdulillah, kmi cuma amik masa dlm 10m ja, may be pg kot.
Inflight meal in flight 1

In-flight meal for flight 2: Muscat-London. 2 hrs
Layover in Muscat. 
For both flights, we got the front seats, so bigger
Legroom. 

Lps amik bag, p ke terminal 4 subway station - Piccadilly line. Jngn lupa ambik oyster card di machine or kiosk. Free aja cuma ada £5 deposit. Bila nk blik, blh ambil smula. Mmg naik subway  paling murah ke central london nk banding dngn pengangkutan awam lain. Di London ada 11 lines of subways. We can easily differentiate them in the map according to colors. 

Terminal 4, piccadily underground station

This is where u touch yr oyster to enter the gate.

The famous London Royal Mail postbox 😀

Nottinghill station. 

In less than an hour, we were already at Bayswater.
Disebabkn kmi blh letak brg pukul 11.30, so kmi ke MSD dulu, mkn nasi lmk....hahaha... bru smpai dah carik nasi lmk n teh tarek. From heathrow, naik metro ke bayswater. Dr bayswater, dlm 300m smpai kantin msd... msa mula2 smpai thn 1999 dulu, MSD dkt tmpt lain.

Aneka kuih-muih melayu- 50p each

Mi goreng-£3, nasi lemak £3.50, if with fried chicken, £5, teh tarek, dh lupa pulk...

Bkn main lagi menjamu seleranya...
                 
Lepas makan, kami lepAk kt Hyde Park skejap...

Hyde park early in the morning... jinak2 squirrels n birdies... suka Farah...

Hyde Park in winter...

~TBC~

LONDON BRITISH MUSEUM

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