Fitology fitness centre, Bangsar (near Bangsar Village)

Posted by vivien | Non-Food Related | Saturday 27 July 2013 12:30 am
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Went for a first trial session RM110 about 2 weeks ago (30 minutes personal training + 30 infra red sauna + 1 big cup of cold yummy smoothie + 30 minutes massage) Read about this gym/fitnesss centre in Nicole Chocoa Heaven. It is somewhere inside a small narrow road next to Petronas near Bangsar Village. The 30 minutes personal training is quite informative considering i have not gone thru one before, learning that plank is actually an exercise instead of a silly plank picture. I did try to practice plank at home, but just don’t think i am doing it right and hurt my back (a mirror would have helped and if only i have watch this YouTube earlier), now is keeping to swimming for minimal stress on the back.

But it is pretty cool if can master plank, you can basically exercise anywhere… one day… and 1 minute is enough to have you feeling tired

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Infra red sauna

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Water within, have to keep dehydrated inside, they are even magazine inside

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Very cold and yummy smoothie, i choose “Energising” which is orangey

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Massage

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Quite expensive, just for one time experience.

Address:
9 Jalan Riong, Off Jalan Maarof, Bangsar

Tel: 03 2201 4311

Website: Fitology

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Shop from US website: Comgateway vs Borderlinx

Posted by vivien | Non-Food Related | Saturday 1 December 2012 8:26 am
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I have shipped items from US using Comgateway around 4 to 5 times, experiences of shopping depicted in previous post in 2010(US Online Shopping using Comgateway DHL Delivery service) and 2009(Shipping Rate from the US to Malaysia)

There is a program in Comgeway called Prime Rewards, whereby after you made 3 shipments, you are upgraded to ‘Prime’ status whereby the rate per 0.5 kg is 11% lower for a period of 9 months, ‘Prime’ rate will continue for another 9 months if you make another 3 shipment  (below details amended from Comgateway website) ie:

‘Prime’ rate and priviledge

Description Express Standard
First 0.5kg US$ 24.90 US$ 20.75
Every additional 0.5kg US$ 3.50 US$ 2.90 (original $3.25 for Non-Prime)
Speed of Delivery (business days) 3 – 5 6 – 8

 

Services Prime Non Prime
International Shipping Rates 11% discount on subsequent 0.5kg shipping rates
BuyForMe Service Fee 7% of item cost 10% of item cost
Consolidation
(max of 15 packages per shipment)
Free Free for 1st 3 packages (every additional package US$1 thereafter)
Storage Free for 60 days
subsequent US$1/day/item
Free for 30 days
subsequent US$1/day/item
Repack   US$5 for box cut downs and
US$3 for box transferred to bag option
  US$7 for box cut downs and US$5 for box transferred to bag option
Express delivery upgrade Automatic express delivery
upgrade
Not applicable

 

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Comgateway estimated shipping charge for 12kg of items is US$ 95.50 (Comgateway cost calculator)

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Borderlinx estimated shipping charge for 12kg of items is US$ 116 (Borderlinx cost calculator)

Based on above 2 screenshots, Comgateway seem to be the one charging cheaper rate, around $20 cheaper for 12kg of shipment. Nonetheless, my recent shipment of 12kg using Comgateway (pictured below) has substantial consolidation fee and repack fee due to it being 6 packages and some of it are in big boxes. So far i could not find the consolidation fee and repack fee for Borderlinx, anyone have idea?

As for duty charges, i think Borderlinx charge excessively and not even sure it cover the duty tax incurred in Malaysia custom. As per my comgateway shipment below, no taxes incurred during payment time in their website, tax is only quantified once reaching Malaysia custom to be around RM130 for my shipment. And sometimes my shipment won’t even incurred duty by Malaysia custom, so i wonder why should Borderlinx charge the taxes all inclusive at the initial stage.

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My shipment above is for 12kg of items value over US$300 was charged by custom Malaysia for about RM130 duty tax. Comgateway DHL paid for the duty tax on my behalf as they provide door to door service without me having to collect the items from Subang airport. As per online research, there is some words on if the item value + shipping charge (converted to MYR) is less than RM500, then it would not be charged duty in custom. From past experience, i mostly shipped items+shipping totaled RM500 and less, therefore had not been charged duty before this, thus they might be some truth in that statement.

Anyone have personal experience of using Borderlinx or other services to ship items to Malaysia?


 

National Science Centre, Persiaran Bukit Kiara, KL

Posted by vivien | Non-Food Related | Saturday 14 April 2012 8:45 pm
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Had memories of visiting national science center during primary/secondary schooling days and liking it then, so bf and I have been talking about visiting it someday. Entry fees is quite cheap at RM3 (According to their website, it is now RM6). We went for the dinasaur exhibition hall as well(additional RM8)

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The dinasaour exhibition is quite boring, the hall is small and are man-made models moving artificially like machine, not real dinasaurs fossils.

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Once entering into NSC, there are touch pools which are like those in Kenko fish spa, only these are bigger fish.

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fishes near entrance to NSC

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overhead fresh water aquarium

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hamster threading wheel?

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This is the dinosaur exhibition, boring~ we spent like 5 minutes inside.

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more artificial dinosaur

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subterranean journey ie underground structure

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Sit on one of these chair as above, and it will go underground, the air cond is cooling and feels comfortable in this whole building

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Once we reached certain place underground, there will be a bat-mobile like car which we were given 3D spectacles and watch a 3D underwater show

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Feels dizzy and blurry watching this 3D show which lasted about 5 minutes

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Sit on chair again to be sent to ground level.

Overall, not an exciting trip, just to kill time walking around and the heat of noon day deters us from walking to other building within national science center(from afar we saw there is like a fish breeding area) and garden area

Address: National Science Center

Persiaran Bukit Kiara, 50662 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hour:

Monday to Thursday (9.00 am – 5.00 pm)

Saturday to Sunday (9.00 am – 5.00 pm)

Entrance: RM6 per adult

Website: Pusat Sains Negara – National Science Center


 

Amante Nail Spa & Body Care, Mont Kiara Solaris

Posted by vivien | Non-Food Related | Sunday 13 March 2011 8:22 pm
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Interior, can seat 8 person in this manicure/pedicure room

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Some electric heating pocket for the feet.

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Green, i asked for green or blue, and the outlet manager-Mandy straight away gave me this colour.

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Price list for mani/pedi/massage

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Facials

Overall, a good place to try out mani/pedi, i went for NAILTEK Spa pedicure and was given 30% discount, the pedi can last about 3 weeks.

They have branches in Bangsar, Kepong, Subang Jaya, Puchong, Klang and PJ

Address: Amante Beauty Care Sdn Bhd (Mont Kiara Solaris, opposite Delifrance, nearby Cold Storage supermarket)

1st and 2nd floor, No 17-1 ,

Jalan Solaris 4,

Mont Kiara Solaris.

Business hour: 10am-8pm

Website: Amante

Telephone: 03-6203 0221


 

First Coach bus from Bangsar(Kuala Lumpur) to Singapore

Posted by vivien | Non-Food Related | Tuesday 1 February 2011 11:28 am
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Went on a day trip to Singapore earlier this month, also first time trying out First Coach. Round trip is RM128, reach Singapore in 5 hours

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Their office in Bangsar, near to Bangsar LRT station or Menara UOA Bangsar. They have daily 8 trips servicing between Bangsar(Kuala Lumpur) and Novena Square(Singapore) which is just about 2 stops away from Orchard road. Their Singapore pickup is in front of a cafe called Ah Mei Cafe in Novena Square.

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Their seats are very comfortable with ample leg room, only 3 seats in each row. They is 1 seat to the left and 2 seaters on the right.

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Headphone can be bought for RM5, whereas they give out complimentary water and bun in both our to and fro trips.

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volume and channel control for their Video On Demand system

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Video on Demand, they are lots of movie to choose from, i watched “The Intepreter” starring Nicole kidman.

Recommendable and affodable bus service. Their earliest bus leaving Bangsar is schedule 7:30am, latest leaving Singapore is 8:30pm(reach Bangsar about 1am)

Website: First Coach

Address: First Coach

No48, Jalan Kemuja,

Bangsar,

59100 Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-2287 3311


 

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