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bora bora exotic island

bora bora beach

bora bora hotel

bora bora island

Bora Bora is an exotic island, and offers so many natural wonders ... and the hotel provides
Located below the peaks of the fertile volcanic Mount Otemanu in French Polynesia, Hotel Bora Bora sits on a remote peninsula facing one of the world's most spectacular lagoon. Rooms at this romantic resort bungalows and stored in the ticket price, the Tahitian word for home, and have a beach or over water regulation. There are three beaches and cliffs that offer a variety of colors of marine life

Ms Loo Chinese Restaurant at Taman Setia Indah, Johor Bahru

Ms Loo Chinese Restaurant (N1 34.373 E103 46.008) is located at Jalan Setia 9/17, Taman Setia Indah, Johor Bahru.

Ms Loo Restaurant

We had visiting this restaurant for dinner few time ago. My main purpose here is to taste the One & Only "Camphor Tea Duck" around Johor Bahru area. There other restaurant which also has this dish is at Pulai Spring Golf Resort.

This time I decided to snap some photos to share about it...

The indoor environment

Some customers like to sit at the outdoor area which is along the street, but we prefer the indoor area...the environment was just like normal restaurant at Johor Bahru area.

Our order for the night :-
1) Curry Fish Head
2) Hakka Yong Tau Foo
3) Vegetable cook with chili
4) Camphor Tea Duck (Signature Dish)

Curry Fish Head serve in aluminium foil to preserve the heat

Hakka Yong Tau Foo


Camphor Tea Duck

Curry Fish Head
The curry was thick and delicious! Nice taste.

Hakka Yong Tau Foo
Special and good. I think this was the first time I started to Love the Hakka Yong Tau Foo.

Above average.

Camphor Tea Duck
This duck was marvelous! And also our purpose here! The special recipe was really tasty and the duck was gentle enough!

The Damage :-
Total of MYR78.00 for 6 adults and one kid (Included drink). Very reasonable! Right?
The Camphor Tea Duck only serve in 2 sizes : MYR19.00 for small and MYR38.00 for big.

Food rated : 4.5/5
Camphor Tea Duck : 4.9/5

If you haven't taste the duck before, I suggest you give a try! You will like it. :)

Ms Loo Chinese Restaurant
The Restaurant is closed.

Location map of Ms Loo Chinese Restaurant


beautiful beach on the island of Zanzibar

zanzibar beach

zanzibar adventure



Zanzibar archipelago is part of the East African Republic of Tanzania is facing the Indian Ocean. Consists of a number of small islands uninhabited, and two large islands called Unguja and Pembar. Islands of Zanzibar attracts tourists from all over the world because in addition to Zanzibar has many stunning beaches, is also rich in culture.

Rich-Joseph Fancun: Darshana Ganga

There are a couple of images captioned "moksha" on Rich-Joseph Fancun's Darashana Ganga gallery that are certainly disturbing, but the remainder of his gallery show us Varanasi and its streets at its grittiest, and being one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, it is a gritty city. This is a work in progress, and I suspect that more images will be forthcoming.

For centuries, Hindus have sought "moksha", the release from the cycle of life, death and reincarnation by dying in Varanasi or having their remains cremated on the ghats alongside the Ganges. Hindus from across India and beyond, often choose to live out their last days in this 5,000 year-old city.

Rich-Joseph Fancun is a photographer based in Abu Dhabi, who specializes in documentary projects dealing with personal Independence, pursuit of dreams and the discovery of self-identity. He studied photography at the School for Visual Communication at Ohio University.

He documented the life of a Navajo family in 2001; a project that gained him a Pictures of The Year award. He was also named as one of PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers amongst other numerous awards. His work has been published by various publications ranging from The New York Tines to FADER magazine.

Amongst Fancun's many galleries, I particularly liked Merchants of Main Street, a collection of very nicely toned photographed of stores from all over the USA.

Hotels in Mexico, Mexico City Hotels, Luxury Mexico Hotel Deals

Mexico is a city for all - a place for families, couples, love, romance, fun, business and historic culture. After a long travel visiting places of Mexico like Puerto Vallarta, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Los Cabos, Grand Canyon, Tulum and more, you will feel the need to rejuvinate and feel relax like home. Spend night to any of the top class or your budget type hotels in Mexico with facilities with rates. Unbeat the heat after whole day hectic travel visiting Mexico by relaxing at some fantastic hotel of Mexico. We present some of previliged and five star rated Mexico hotels like
Quinta Lili
Hotel Las Palmas
Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Casita de Maya
La Amada Hotel
Posada Luna del Sur
Casa Misha
Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso

WSJ Photo Journal: Pushkar Mela

Photo © Kevin Frayer/Associated Press-All Rights Reserved

The WSJ Photo Journal with a photograph by Kevin Frayer has reminded me that the Pushkar fair (or mela) is taking place from October 30 to November 2 this year. It is one of the world's largest camel fairs, and is held in the quaint town of Pushkar. At that time, hotel rooms and other accommodations are available at a hefty premium, especially at the venerable but ideally located Pushkar Palace.

While it's famed for its camels, the fair is also a marketplace for livestock including the reputed Marawri horses. It has recently become a magnet for tourists, both local and foreign, with tour agencies setting up itineraries centered around the fair itself as the main attraction. Photo trips also abound, since the camel traders, the sand dunes of the Thar Desert and the setting sun prove irresistible to photographers hoping to capture the Rajasthani essence.

Although a one-time-must-see event, the Pushkar mela itself has become a tourist event rather than a genuine tribal camel trading occasion. The actual trading itself takes place days before the start of the event, and by the time tourists arrive, most of the trades have been competed, and only the stragglers are left.

You can read my take on Pushkar fair in an early (and acerbic) post on this blog under the title "Reheated Itineraries".

The Mall Of Emirates Dubai.

Mall of Emirates is the biggest mall in Dubai and it is really huge. After all the walking we were hungry and ended up in a food court stall selling Lebanese foods. Beirut, we ordered Hommos, grill chicken, beef, lamb,shrimps, fish, khash khash kebab
Veges salad “Tabbouleh” was good. And served with a lot of nan breads.
The foods tasted good especially the Hommos & Tabbouleh.
Gary arranged to meet up with two Malaysian contractors and shared their work experiences here in Dubai. These gentlemen by the names of Terry & Chop have been in Dubai for the last 4 over years. Things are not as rosy but need lots of hard works to survive in this part of the world.
They took the chicken and lamb rice, something like nasi beriani.They even have snow ski in the mall.

Coming Soon: Bhutan Galleries!

Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights Reserved

Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights Reserved

I'll be soon posting two galleries of some of my work made during my Bhutan Photo~Expedition a few weeks ago.

One is a multimedia photo gallery of Monks' Debates at the Kharchhu Sangha in Bumthang (which has already been seen by subscribers to my newsletter), while the other will showcase some of the dancers at the Jambhey Lakhang tsechu in Chamkar.

So watch this blog!

My Work: Bhutan Monks, A Cat & TV

Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights Reserved

This photograph (click it for a larger version) was made at the Wangdichoeling Palace in Jakar, Bhutan. Built in 1857, it served as the principal summer residence of the first and second kings of Bhutan; Gongsa Ugyen Wangchuck (1862-1926) and Jigme Wangchuk 1905-1952). Virtually dilapidated, it is now occupied by monks and novices who use some of its rooms.

It's within a stone's throw from the Bumthang Amankora Resort, whose daily rate for a single suite is $1300!

Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights Reserved

This photograph (click it for a larger version) captured two novices clandestinely watching a Bollywood movie at the Chimi Lakhang. The temple is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who is colloquially referred to as the Divine Madman, and is popularly considered to be a temple of fertility.

Footnote: I'm immensely gratified to have been mentioned in Lou Jones' excellent Marketing Travel Photography: Portfolio and Identity on

Under the paragraph titled Editorial Portfolio, Lou writes:

"Take a look at Magnum’s David Allen Harvey online magazine. He has some of the best talent working in the genre represented on his web site. Tewfic El-Sawy’s has a unique vision with his site."

Mentawai the beautiful island of exotic

Mentawai beach

Surf Mentawai

Mentawai Surfing

Mentawai the beautiful island exotic, and offer beauty to any who visit,
Waves in the Mentawai islands, by various organizations surf-universal is the third best after Hawaii and Tahiti.

In addition to beautiful, Mentawai also play an important role for conservation. Since 1981, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural (UNESCO) set Siberut in the Mentawai Islands as one of the biosphere reserve, so its existence must be protected and kept away from exploitation.

April Maciborka: India

Every now and then I stumble on a website that, to my mind, reaffirms the essence of what a travel photographer is, or should be, all about. So I hope you will agree that April Maciborka is one of those who carry that particular torch.

Her style, as evidenced by her various portfolios, matches my own visual philosophy: "travel photography meets photojournalism". Other travel photographers showcase lovely photographs of posed and smiling people...but that's not what this style is about.

The range of April Maciborka's work is certainly impressive. She seems to hail from Toronto but traveled and lived in South and Southeast Asia (as well As Africa) during the past four years, after graduating from Sheridan College with a degree in Photography. Her photographs have been published by American Photo Magazine, PhotoLife and PDN (where I first saw her work).

Take your time in exploring her many galleries and will take you quite a while. But if you prefer the type of travel photography in which ethnic minorities smile stiffly for the camera against the background of a perfect blue sky, you may want to look elsewhere.

Eyelet Body Suit by Christopher Kane

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This time, the give-away gift is Matt Bernson grey peep toe/side-cut-outs ankle boots, click here to see more details. Everyone can enter this contest by simply submit a comment and it will randomly pick a winner. The winner will be announced on the next post. Make sure to leave your name, and GOOD LUCK to you all!!!

Eyelet Boby Suit by Christopher Kane for Topshop
My husband fells in love with this bodysuit and I did too!! I styled it with Comme des Garsons mesh skirt, F21 legging, YsL boots from last year season.
Tortoiseshell sunglasses by Oliver Peoples-limited edition, Madewell scarf.
Wishing you all a great fabulous day!!!!
Thank you for reading!!!
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ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN TOURISM& Santander, northern Spain Tourism

Astana is the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan since some years ago, and lots of modern buildings (some of them are weird, but most of them are really beautiful and functional), are being built in the city. The government of the nation built modern buildings too. Nevertheless, the largest city in Kazakhstan is Alma-Ata, the former capital.

The city is located in the north of Spain, and I live very close to this city (only 20 kms far), I can tell about this city that is very beautiful, it has one of the most impressive palaces of Spain, it has 5 nice beaches, historical buildings, boats allover the bay...

Thamara Cafe at Taman Bukit Indah - Skudai, Johor.

The Local Indian Western Cuisine - Thamara Cafe. (N1 28.781 E103 39.839)
It's located at Taman Bukit Indah of Skudai, Johor (next to Taman Nusa Bestari). Just opposite the Tesco Hypermart between the single storey shop lots. You can refer from the map below...

Thamara Cafe in Taman Bukit Indah

This cafe is selling popular western cuisine (all day) and also Indian food (during lunch time).
Me and my family visited this cafe one of the evening for dinner, and we had ordered :-

1) Seafood Fried Rice

2) Black Pepper Chicken Chop
3) Lamb Chop
4) Tomyam Soup

Seafood Fried Rice

Black Pepper Chicken Chop with mash Potato

Black Pepper Chicken Chop with french fries

Lamb Chop

Tomyam Soup

The foods was Superb!

The Damages :-
1) Seafood Fried Rice - MYR4.00 each, we had it double.
2) Black Pepper Chicken Chop - MYR9.00
3) Lamb Chop - MYR14.00
4) Tomyam Soup - MYR5.00
Total was MYR39.00 included drinks (for 4 adults and 1 kid). The price was reasonable!

The Seafood Fried Rice was just nice. Rated : 4/5The Chicken Chop was Delicious and Succulent! And it served in quite big portion. Rated : 4.9/5
The Lamb Chop was Marvelous! It's not too dry and well marinated! Rated : 4.9/5

We were satisfied with the foods here!

I had a chat with the Chef - Mr E S Mani (one of the partner), he was actually a Chef in one of the restaurant at Singapore sometimes ago, and now...he would like to serve the similar quality food from S'pore in Johor Bahru. Anyway, I'm convinced!

The clean environment of the Cafe

Mr Kumar (the boss) will take care the cafe, and preparing the drinks for customer. He made a very good Mango Lassi!
"In various parts of Pakistan/India, mango lassi is a cold drink consisting of sweetened kesar mango pulp mixed with yoghurt, cream, or ice cream. It is served in a tall glass with a straw, often with ground pistachio nuts sprinkled on top. Mango lassi is most commonly found in Pakistan/India. It is widely available in UK, Malaysia and Singapore, due to the sizable Pakistani/Indian minority, and in many other parts of the world."
Source from Wiki.

I missed the Lassi but ordered a Teh Tarik and it's equally good!

I did recommend to some of my friends to dine in this cafe, one of them was also a owner of a Thai Restaurant before, he commented the Lamb Chop was Perfect!
Other friends also gave their Thumb UP after tasted the foods.
Do give it a try if you happen in this area, I believe you won't regret! :)
Hurry! Their special price gonna end soon!

Others dishes from Thamara Cafe :-

Lamb Chop with Blue Cheese Spaghetti

Red Snapper with Home Recipe Sauce and Mash Potato mixed with garlic.

Chicken Chop with Mushroom Sauce

Salmon Fish with Citrus Sauce

Fillet of Lamb Loin grilled medium served with lamb gravy with a side of beetroot and brie cheese salad, mashed potatoes and drizzled with balsamic glaze (Weekly Special)
(Pre-order is needed)

Grilled New Zealand prime Striploin with beef jus served with mesclun salad & mashed potato
Blue Cheese Spaghetti

Spicy Masala Sotong (Squid) with rice

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Series of Steaks from Thamara Cafe, Taman Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru

Thamara Cafe
14, Jalan Indah 16/7,
Taman Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru.
Tel : +6012-7373103 / +6016-7171343
Business hour : 11AM - 10PM (Close on Monday)

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