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Kuching Trip Day 1

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In this post and prospective posts, I will be talking about my 4D3N stay in Kuching! It was my first time to Kuching last week, and it was a last minute plan. Last minute plan always gets fulfilled, huh? It was also my sibling's first time to the city too. We were feeling anxious and excited prior to the departure date. I did some planning regarding where to go and such, but during the actual trip, some of my plans did not go well due to unavoidable circumstances :< but anyhow, I enjoyed the trip so much and the City of Kuching will always be memorable.
Kuching is one of the cities that is located at East Malaysia, Sarawak.
On Tuesday, 15th Dec 2015, we departed in the morning via AirAsia in Miri. Previously when searching for flight tickets, I was kind of disturbed that flights in Brunei, specifically Air Asia and Royal Brunei Airlines does not fly to Kuching and I do not know why. I personally think that it will be profitable since Kuching now has alot of exciting shopping malls, and the place is filled with excellent tourist spots and tourism activities too. But Bruneians are always attached to KL anyways lelz

Me and my brother while waiting for our 9AM flight.

Natural lighting so on point due to the exterior of the departure hall!

On the ✈ (natural lighting on point too. My favorite seat is near the window!) the flight duration is just an hour or less. I think it would be 10 hours by car from Brunei.

Sucker for skies and clouds

VivaCity Megamall Kuching

After arriving at Kuching Airport and retrieving our luggage, we went to the taxi service counter to book a taxi to go to our hotel. The ride costs RM43 via a blue taxi, the destination was 8km, I think. When we reached at the hotel, we did not get to check in just yet because the room was still occupied (it was 11AM that time). The receptionist was kind enough to let us left our luggage first at a room behind the front desk. After that, we decided to just go straight to Vivacity Megamall Kuching, which is the current biggest shopping mall in the city! And we were lucky enough because the mall was just opened 3 days prior to our arrival!
I did not get to take picture of the mall because I was excited but here is a picture from Google.
Check out Vivacity Megamall's official website to find our more about their services and store directory;
VIVACITY Megamall Official Website

Yes, MASSIVE. When we got there, the mall is not fully functioning though, it is still under renovation for its cinemas, hotels, upcoming shops, etc.
To comment regarding the mall, the shopping experience was bomb! From shops ranging from Pandora, Swarovski, Cotton On, Laniege, the Saem, Padini Concepts Store, Vincci, Sportsdirect, MPH Bookstore, Watsons, Sasa, Tokyo Station (shop selling products from Japan), Seoul Garden, Secret Recipe, Japanese restaurant, ah what else...I can't remember. Haha. But it was bomb, guys! Excluding the disgusting toilet that made me unfavorable to do my business, so I withstood til I got to the hotel.

Had our first eatery in Kuching after minutes of shopping. Seoul Garden is a Korean restaurant where you can take, cook and eat their raw/cooked buffet for an unlimited amount! The foods can be cooked on the provided grill and two built-in soup boilers. Our choice of soup was chicken soup and tom yam soup. The foods ranged from uncooked bbq chicken, coffee chicken(did not taste this cause I despise coffee), beef, lamb, sushi, seafood (fish fillet, clam, prawn etc), vegetables, kimchi, variety of noodles, self-service provided ice cream and drinks, ABC maker and many more! The also have ready made foods such as Korean fried chicken and others. I did not take photos of the buffet because I was busy getting foods and satisfying my hunger. Our lunch costs about RM240~260 if I am not mistaken, for a total of 5 people. I forgot whats the individual pricing for adult and children. Alhamdulilah, we were ultimately full after eating at Seoul Garden and satisfied with the food and service.

I forgot where I've gotten this, probably from Padini. Haha. I only bought the crop top from the picture, it is navy blue color in reality, the wording says, "FREEDOM". I did not buy the skirt, I think it is too short for consideration.

Went to Sportsdirect and gotten myself a Lonsdale tshirt.

Nova Hotel Kuching

After shopping at Vivacity for hours, we went back to our hotel to take a rest for next day's adventure. Nova Hotel was our temporary stay. We booked a Superior King En-suite Room with 2 king beds, costing at BND 126.00 for 3 nights via Agoda. The room was okay, with a provided Sharp TV (Idk how many inch, but its medium), body towels (thank God cause I forgotten mine),  toiletries such as shampoo and shower gel, toilet slippers, wardrobe with hangers, small vault box etc. No images provided. The wifi is free in all rooms and it is quite fast too. I am enable to reply and text my fellow associates(haha) whenever I am at the hotel. The overall hotel experience was excellent except for the fact that the rooms are not sound-proof, we can literally heard the neighboring room's alarm at 5AM in the morning and the room owner did not even snooze/stop it for a solid 10(or more) minutes!!!!!. It was so annoying, that we woke up cranky due to it, haha. However, people's voices are inaudible, unless if you shout. Anyway, the hotel's staffs are friendly and kind enough to call taxis for us and borrow umbrellas for free of change. The hotel's location is good too, accessible to shopping malls, restaurants and even to the Kuching Waterfront. The hotel is located at Jalan Abell. There is actually a couple of hotels I discovered around the area, which are Longhouse Hotel, Abell Hotel and City Inn. Abell Hotel is the nicest though, but a bit pricey for a family room.

First Day Haul

The outcome after shopping at Vivavity/first day purchases!
I've gotten myself two shirts, a skirt or two(forgot), black jeans, Innisfree masks, Hobbit, See Me by Nicholas Sparks and The Martian novels, set of makeup sponges and Biore makeup remover with cotton pads from Sasa, Sasa sells Stylenanda/3CE, a Korean high-end makeup brand, but I restrained myself not to buy because its only the first day. I did not want to splurge alot of money on exclusive brands yet, haha.

Anyway, continuing....
The sunglasses is from Cotton On, 2 shades for RM40, me and my brother got the same style. I additionally bought a sunglasses case for storing it. Underneath is a navy blue sling handbag from Vincci, IN2IT shimmery highlighter, Laniege BB Cushion Pore Control SPF50+/PA+++ in No.21 Natural Beige (I've always wanted a BB cushion, specifically from Laniege and I've finally gotten it! It covers my pores well, has an excellent coverage and makes my skin smooth. I also signed up for Laniege membership but I did not get to use their discount vouchers because I don't usually go to Malaysia, even Miri. So what a pity, I am planning to give it away but it has my IC no. written on it. They also gave me samples of Laniege water clay mask and eye gel - the eye gel is so good! Laniege BB Cushions were once Korean and international beauty blogger's favorite, but since many Korean brands such as Hera, Innisfree, Sulwashoo etc has developed cushions with a better/new/different formula, the ranking has changed. I think the current number 1 ranking belongs to Hera).

Reverting back to my first day haul........
I purchased a tweezer from The Face Shop for grooming my eyebrows. I also got other Korean products such as Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam and received a free gift. I forgot the store's name where I purchased my Innisfree but the store also sells Korean beauty brands such as A'Pieu, Hera, 3CE, Banilla Co. etc.

When I cleansed my face using a makeup remover prior to cleansing, I've seen some black ashes on the cotton pad. My skin broke out that night. So I immediately pampered with Innisfree Its' Real Squeeze Mask - Bija. I do not actually know what Bija is, but the description says it soothes troubled skin.
I regret not buying that red tint from the Saem though, urghhhhhh it was only for RM26ㅠㅠ SHINee is the current advertiser for the Saem, so theres literally SHINee pictures in the shop. I knew about the Saem because of G-Dragon, he he. Anyway, my purchases from Tony Moly are;

Tony Moly Brightening Peeling Gel, Delight Magic Lip Tint and Fresh Cleansing Tissue as a free gift for purchasing above RM50. I also signed up for their membership, haha. My brother who bought perfume infront of the Tony Moly store also signed up for the perfume store's membership, haha. I think my haul in the photo does not include everything, theres a few items that are not shown.
The peeling gel was tested on me by the seller, my hand appears so soft and it smells so good. like any other nice smelling whitening products. I need a peeling gel too so I decided to buy it.

Tony Moly Delight Magic Lip Tint Review

Tony Moly Delight Magic Lip Tint in 01 Strawberry.

Twist the cap to open. The product is so clear! I could not tell where is the starting point at first.

The product contains alot! There are two other available colors where the content are in yellow and green color. All have a pink outcome, but different shades,

This is the color when it contacted with the skin. I think I've gotten the lightest pink. It smells so delicious like a chewy strawberry candy. It is a good product for moisturizing the lips. The texture feels sticky on the skin though, and I think the product can attract ants because it smells sweet. I love the product anyway! It is a good product  if you wanna go lipstick free or rocking natural lips.

My second day in Kuching story will be posted next! Please stay tuned~(✿◠‿◠)

Click the corresponding links for more of my Kuching adventures!
Kuching Trip Day 2 Part 1
Kuching Trip Day 2 Part 2
Kuching Trip Day 3
Kuching HAUL with reviews and swatches


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