Pokhara Travel Guide

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Aerial View of Pokhara Town

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Pokhara Old Town

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View from Pokhara Town. That is Machhapuchhre.

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Clear sky will give you a magnificent view like this from Pokhara. That is Annapurna South.

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Annapurna I peeking behind the Sarangkot Hill. 

  • About 8 hours of bus ride from Kathmandu. A bumpy ride but with a breathaking luxurious green mountain views.
  • Bus ticket normally cost NPR 600 / USD 6 / MYR 25. 
  • There are many hotels and lodges available here in Pokhara. We stayed at Hotel Hakoniwa (Budget). Highly recommended.

 

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View from our balcony. They have rooftop view as well.

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Our room (Non A/C)

 

What to do in Pokhara

Boating at the Phewa Lake

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Kenny & Chris. Paddling. Harder than we thought.

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Here’s the price list. Each jetty has its own price list. Do compare them.

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Third Jetty 

 

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Phewa Lake

  • You can hire a local paddler or paddle on your own. (2 paddle max)
  • Do paddle in the afternoon or during the sunset. You will get spectacular view of the mountains and lakes.
  • There are few boat jetty around so make sure you get the one with reasonable price.

Watch the Sunrise at Sarangkot Hill

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View from Sarangkot Hill 

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Kenny contemplating his future.

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This chicken nailed it!

  • Hire a cab from town. (NPR 1500 / USD 15 / MYR 63)
  • 30 – 45 minutes car ride.
  • Find your sweet spot or you could be sipping a cup of hot coffee while watching the skies breaking the dawn at a cafe rooftop nearby.
  • It can get pretty crowded so make sure you arrive early.
  • If you’re not a morning person, sunset is doable and you can witness the skies breaking the clouds in purple rays as it getting dark.
  • You can hike all the way up here. About 2 – 2.5 hours of hiking. Our friend, Chris did that.
  • Sarangkot Hill  is famous for paragliding activities. We skipped that since it is not within our budget.
  • Price normally ranged from USD 80 – USD 120. Bargain!

HIKE UP TO PEACE STUPA

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Follow this sign. About 20 minutes hike up.

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We made it in 15 minutes. Chris is happy.

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View from Peace Stupa. 

  • Free Entrance.
  • Sunset view.
  • About 20 – 35 minutes hike.
  • Paddle across the lake and hike your way up.

RENT A BICYCLE OR BIKE

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We came across this beautiful landscape at the countryside.

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Amazing Nepalese crossing lake full of water buffalos.

 

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3 modes of transportation here in Pokhara. 

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Sunset

  • Cycle around town or the countryside. You will be amazed.
  • It can get very hot in the day so do spray your sunscreen.

‘CHUKPA’ LOCAL SNACKS

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Chukpa (Local Snacks)

  • Famous local snacks.
  • You can find it almost any where in Pokhara. 
  • Mixed of chopped onions, cucumber, tomatoes, garlics, potatoes and instant noodles with sprinkled noodles spices.

BEST SANDWICH IN POKHARA

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  • Locate this sandwich cafe with TripAdvisor.
  • We kept coming back because it tasted amazing. All fresh ingredients.

Tips when travel to Pokhara

  • Do check the weather forecast.
  • Avoid monsoon season as you would not get clear view of the mountains when you in Pokhara.
  • Spend about 2-3 days here for a full travel experience in Pokhara. 
  • There are plenty of good restaurants here. Highly recommended Tibetan Restaurant. 
  • Check out Blues Bar if you want to chill and have some good rock band music.
  • Visit Chitwan National Park if you want to see some Rhinos. 
  • Go to the North side of Pokhara Town if you’re a hippies.
  • Check out my video here about Pokhara Pokhara Travel Guide

 

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2015 Review

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Waddup People!

Today I’m writing about my experiences in year 2015. What I had gone through. What I learnt and my mistake . It’s 2015 recap.

2015. The year that I moved to Singapore (not permanently) for work. My aunt let me stay at her place in Clementi for the first few weeks. After about a month,  I moved to Tampines with Jake and Kiat (They got job offer from GEASO as well). No longer waking up at 5am after that.  Missed my aunty cooking lah especially the homemade MEE PO . Brief explanation of what I do, I work as a component inspector in GE (General Electric) aircraft engine services Singapore. Work scope range from inspecting aircraft engine blades, dealing with paperwork and running airflow test. Working on various shifts. Met plenty of nice colleagues and engineers here. Many are from Malaysia, India and China.

May 2015, I went back home for a surprise visit. It was my sisters 19th birthday. They did not know that I was on my way home and Wui Gin fetched me from the airport. I asked my brother to leave the key at the side door so that I can sneak in without their knowledge. They did not realised I was already inside my room until their friend came over to surprise them that night. First ever homecoming surprise success!

July 2015, my family came to visit Nina and her family in Johore. We have everyone there. Yes, everyone! Daddy, Mummy, Inek, Kelvin, Sharon, Alicia, Nina, Nicholas and Grace. Perfect family moment. We went to Kluang. Mostly sight-seeing around town and have local delicacies. It was really short. I do wished for more time together like this. This is a necessity especially when you get older and time with family is limited.

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Nicholas Took This Photo I guessed. Tea Break at Kluang Station

Then, TGL (The Gang Lair) venture into Road to Ultra Singapore at Marina Bay Sands. We get to watched Skrillex spin live and also I found my next favourite DJ. DJ Mija. It was fun and packed. First time ever raving indoor so its pretty chill and I really glad it was indoor because Singapore heat has no mercy.

Check out the full experience here Road to Ultra Singapore

Late October, we visited Universal Studio Singapore with Zhan Zhi, Jake and MBX. Had hella fun! Stayed at Five foot inn. We took 2 days fake medical leave for this. So that we can get our weekday off. However, our visit to the clinic made us waited for about two -three hours of waiting time. Hot weather did not stopped us from having fun! We did the mummy ride 3 times and it was super worth it!

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The Fam Nilai in USS. Credits to Zhan Zhi friend for the discounted tickets. 

Check out the full experience here Universal Studio Singapore (Part 1)

November 2015, company bi-annually event, Family Day held at Garden By The Bay. We woke up really early for this just wanted to qualify for early bird lucky draw. Unfortunately, we went to the other side of Garden By the Bay and it’s about 30-50 mins walking distance. We all ended up with a cab ride and of course, we missed the early bird lucky draw. Weather hot 99 (Extremely Hot and Humid). Great event with multiple activities going all at once hence everyone kinda spread out. Everyone were waiting anxiously for the lucky draw. Hundreds prizes to be won. We all really wanted that Macbook and GoPro prize draw. Luckily, I got the 11th prize. I did not see that coming and it was Xbox. I really love this! First time ever got a lucky draw and it’s FREAKING XBOX SIAAAA!

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Jake. Adli. Kiat.Lionel. GE Jumpshot. 

December 2015, it’s the last month of the year already.  Spent my first December weekend in Penang. Played at the annually held Penang Hat. Definitely not prepared for this. Mentally and physically. Bought  the wrong sized cleats caused me to lost one of my toe nail. I played so badly that I’m really ashamed of my game. The real disappointment was when you know what’s your potential is and you just can’t play like what you used to because of your lack of commitment. However, this tourney really open up my mind in term of sportsmanship and how to actually have that adrenaline going even if you drained.

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Jake. Sunrise. At Padang Polo. 

Check out the full experience here First Frisbee Hat Tourney

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Dinner with Gong Gong. 

Then, before I can settle down, it was christmas already. Honestly, I dont really feel it this year. I just dont know why. Disconnected. That what I felt. I tried. Got home pretty late. Flight got delayed. Xbox got unexpected duty charge. After minutes of argument with the custom officer I got 6% instead of 30%. This year my family decided to have a family potrait with all my aunties and uncles. We had a huge family gathering (My father side). It was perfect. We never had this, like everyone in the picture. However, my brother was not around this christmas. Job Duty Call. We got him photoshopped into the big family potrait. Spent time with my cousins, aunties and uncles. Well spent. Proper chat with them during supper and we all went to Christmas Eve Mass together. It’s nice cause we all seldom meet and hardly know about each other life and I barely know their name. That’s bad. I know.

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Father and Sons

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Father, Daughters and Daughters-in-Law

My sisters doing their part time now and I’m really proud of them. I was still spending my parents money during college. They doing so much better. Spent a lot of time with my gang. Realised that we spent most time at local coffee shop or home. Chill and Talk. We played Xbox and PS4. That’s something new in our gang. We had lot of fun. I really love spending time like this. We had Christmas gathering at Michelle’s house. Lesser headcount this year but still perfectly awesome! Lots of snapchat and videos. Kenny won our first new year resolution promise. He got like 6/10.  I just got 2.5/10. We did our gang annually charity gave away. Very less homeless people this year, we gave out only one and one more  for a duty security guard who was still sleeping. Got job Kuching! I believe people are getting better now. We did fed stray dogs and cats. Kenyalang Dogs, you puffs need to behave.

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Chrismassssy @ Michelle’s Crib  

Check out our experience here Coming Back Home For Christmas &  The Gang Lair X’mas

2015. It’s the awkward year. I finished college in late 2014. Started to work in March 2015. Official working year. Official financial cut off from parents. Official end of college life. Many regrets this year. I turned down many getaways and trips because of work. Gained weights. Been really lazy and way too many excuses of why I shouldn’t work harder in what I love to do. I admit i turned into a very demotivated and lazy person that year. I made empty promises. Spent most of my time chasing wealth and stuff. I had the resources but did not make  full use of it.

It gotta end there. I do not want to bring that attitude to 2016. This year gotta be the year that I keep my promise. Do it and no excuses. This year I gotta have more fun and less fear. Many times I always afraid of what and how people will think or look at me. It does not help. I do not want to meet people expectation. Because I was not happy that way. I want to meet my own expectation. The one that had the right to judge, is Him. Him alone. Hopefully I can keep up with myself. 2016. Fun.  And more Fun!

Wind Chimes in a Bakery (Inspirational Short Film by Samsung Malaysia)

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Wind Chimes in a Bakery is a short film produced by Samsung Malaysia which was directed by Jang Jae Hyuk (Yes, Korean!) and story by Leo Burnett Malaysia. He brought those Korean dramas influences into this wonderful short film. I watched this short film about a month ago and I really enjoyed it. I finished the whole short series in one day! Starred by Koe Yeet, as Sue and Ahmad Nabil, as Adam with Awal Ashaari and Liyana Jasmay as special guest appearances. Two unique individuals from different cultural and background met each other through the aromas of red bean buns. What happen next? You have to watch the whole series! I found this short very inspiring and one thing that I truly learn from this is live your NOW fully!

Life has a funny way of giving us exactly what we want and take it away. As if it reminding you who in charge and all you can do is feel that life is unfair. Sometime you get so caught up with how glad things are that we forget how good they were, maybe how good it could be again?

That was one of the lines in the short series. I’ve repeatedly rewind that part over and over again just to write this phrase out and be truly understood of what it really meant. What I felt is that this serves us as a daily reminder to cherish every moment possible! Especially with people that we love like family and friends because great moments may not repeat itself again!.

Do check them out on the Facebook link below!

Samsung Malaysia

Leo Burnett Malaysia

Koe Yeet

Ahmad Nabil