Here is the 1st part of my holiday at Sandakan. It was unplanned. I bought tickets for me and my family to Sandakan during Air Asia promo. Why Sandakan? Well, during that time only Sandakan tickets price sound reasonable enough to me. Plus, I haven't been to East Malaysia before. So, why not..
17 January 2011
We departed from LCCT at 7.35 am. Flight duration from KL to Sandakan took 2 hours & 45 minutes. Upon our arrival we took cab to the hotel. RM26.50 to Seafront Hotel. Nothing much to see at the airport. From my view : None .. Only souvenir shops for last minute shopping and rental car booths outside the airport. Taxi services are provided with coupon purchase. So, no tipu-tipu. There is a tourist agency if you are looking for any infos on Sandakan such as places to visit etc.
It took only 15-20 minutes to our hotel. Luckily we managed to check in earlier than it should be. The driver told us the hotel that we stay was located in dead city. Dead city? YESH!! But like Bangi, they do have new town where you can find Secret recipe, Old Town etc. Some people that we met through our stay told us that places to visit are far from each other. Well. Not really. It was not that far. Semua cakap Sepilok jauh sangat dari bandar. Tapi bila bawa kereta eh eh eh eh.. Dah sampai rupanya.. So, xda la jauh sgt. Mungkin sebab kereta pun tak banyak. I'll tell about Sepilok visit on my next entry.
Back to the hotel. The hotel was just fine. Only the water pressure was damn too low. Tapi masih boleh mandi. The location was near to KD Sri Sandakan. You can see the sea from the hotel. Rest for a while. Then off to KFC. Very old-school the town I tell ya. But!! You can see all banks are here. Well..most of them. HSBC, CIMB, Maybank etc. Shopping? Definitely NOT a place for it.
Datang Sandakan cari KFC jugak. There are not many decent stalls here. We found Guardian, Watsons and Body Shop located side by side. Since mum forgot to bring her lipstick, she bought it there. Again, I compared prices between Guardian & Watsons. End up save RM3. Hahaaaa..
Harbour Mall in the making.. Awesome!!!
Bas mini. They use van too.
KD Sri Sandakan
Kapal ini diberi nama KEDAH.. hip hip horrrrreeeyyyy!!
Nampak KFC? Bodyshop is somewhere around here.. Go left.
That night we had seafood for dinner. Pics will be uploaded later..
Terribly sorry for the delay of posting this entry. I got stuck with load of works. So, as promised. A review on Sommerset Nails & Waxing. I was not paid or anything ya.. Just to share with you ladies. Sommerset is located at 1st floor along Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar. You'll find this below door then push the bell, then only you will be granted to enter.
Sommerset is having promotion for Brazilian/Hollywood with trial price at RM55. However, if you are first timer to this kind of waxing, Lene suggested that you combined soft & hard wax but then you have to add ~Rm20 from the trial price. Still sounds so attractive. Btw, please re-confirm with them first ya. I might heard it wrong since I don't really understand sometimes. *I'm new to all these wax things.
Manicure + Pedicure for Rm65 (trial price).
As usual, a form to be filled in.
Nice arrangement at pedicure side. Black and white definitely rocks.
Oh yeah.. We went there to just have a look. Ala-ala survey. Definitely didn't have any plan to wax furthermore the brazilian.. Ouchh.. Then, suddenly decided to try since Lene was very nice entertaining us and answering silly questions from us or perhaps every 1st timer I suppose. We only had our bottom half legs to be waxed only. Kelly was our wax therapist that day. It cost Rm48 for each of us. Minda ya, if you have so many hairs/ quite hairy, it's going to hurt a bit if compared to not-so-hairy person. The process was done very quick. In fact I think it took only ~15 minutes to finish everything. The room was cozy also. The bed was a bit high but don't crawl onto it ya.. There is a step provided beside the bed for you to climb onto the bed.
The result? Me loikeee... The hair which grow back was finer than after you shave the leg. So, no more shaving after this. But there are still bumps on the skin. I bet it's because of the ingrown hair.You need to scrub or exfoliate 3 times a week to get rid of those bumps. I did that. Much better. Sometimes, it does itchy especially when the hair is growing back. Gosh. Have to bear with that. Definitely no scratching is allowed. But sometimes I do miss. hahaha.. Overall.. I am so into waxing now.
It's my day off!! Since my bff Huda came over as usual before went back to Miri, I took the day off. Feels great to have the day off while others were working. Don't you think? Okay. Morning arise, we woke up early because we need to go over to my friend's house since my house ran out of water due to the broken pipe outside. I wonder who hit that thing. Grrrrrrrr.... Luckily her house was only 2 stairs down. Then, around 10 am , off to Bangsar. I made an appointment at Kuku Bar using vouchers that I purchased via MyDeal at 11 am. Despite the usual busy-not-easy to get parking there, I was lucky to get a parking spot in a nick of time. What a good day to start. Paid the parking from 10.30 am until 2.30 pm. You definitely need to remember to pay the parking ticket since the authority always around to check your tickets displayed in your car.
We foundKuku Bar located at Jalan Telawi, Bangsar along with Alan Inspiration and Al-Rajhi bank. *only remember that 2. FYI, that RM33 voucher does not include buffing or colouring. Only basic manicure and pedicure. I added RM10 (buffing nails) & RM12 (buffing toes). Paid extra RM22.. another grrrrrrrr.. I might not read the voucher clearly. If I knew that, I may not ended buying the vouchers at all. I always go to Nail Bar @ Isetan, The Gardens and it costs me RM50 for pedicure and manicure. Buffing included. Enough complain. However, they were friendly and did my nails and toes amazingly. *clap clap.
We were the only customers there so, camwhoring without segan silu. Ngeeeeeee...
Started with pedicure.
Then only proceed with manicure.
Oh yeah.. Huda had her fingers with inai days before and they turn out nice and shiny after the manicure was done. It could be a tip for those who wanted their inai to look shiny.
After we left Kuku Bar, we went for a walk around, a thing that I've always wanted to do since there are so many shops around there. We made a stop at Sommerset Nails and Waxing. Wanna know what we did there? Wait for my next entry.