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25.06.2013 | 印度神遊

[Volume 8 Issue 6, #1743]
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記得2006年公司送我去某個training, 當時有香港同印度兩個地方選擇, 最後我選擇咗去印度.. 因為我知道印度呢個地方, 冇咩事都唔會特別諗到要去㗎喇, 既然機會就在眼前, 何不順水推舟呢?? training結束後, 我自己只身逗留多三日, 請咗一個當地司機兼導遊, 喺印度金三角(阿格拉-齋爾浦-德里)神遊一番..

it was 2006 when my company sent me to a training, i was given those choice between HK and India, i chose India in the end.. because i know i may not likely go to India purposely and since the chance was given right away to me, why not then?? after the training, i extended my stay there for another three days, hired a personal driver cum local guide to bring me around the Indian Golden Triangle (Agra-Jaipur-Delhi)..

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    1. Have not been to India before, as it never cross my mind...

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    2. i was actually quite interested in India, lucky when the opportunity came..

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    1. yes, very nice and majestic indeed..

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  3. I think I would opt for Hong Kong .. hahahaa... scared to go India actually... so what they wrote in the papers are true then.. when it comes to eating, have to be careful with the food and the drinks... and the poo poo.. have to wear rubber shoes like Phua Chu Kang type.. hahaa.. but above all, some places can be very interesting, like Taj Mahal for instance..

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    1. That's why SK chose India. It would not have been the obvious choice if not for work. :-)

      Bravo SK.

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    2. yeah, i think most people go to India because of work, haha!! well, i guess that's a once in a lifetime experience.. most probably i wouldn't return as a tourist, many places just visit once is enough~~ :)

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  4. Good morning SK. 6 to 7 years ago, you were already so wise and so matured. Opt to go to India for training and sight seeing.

    Though Yannie would opt for Hong Kong, because Yannie is shopaholic.

    I second SK has done a great choice for going to India.

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    1. I am very sure you have no regret at all for choosing to go there. Different exposure when experiencing different culture.

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    2. Yannie,
      I agree with you.

      We must not limit our exposure, our learning and our travel.

      Broaden ourselves and experience what the world gas go offer. Both good and bad. :-)

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    3. High5 Lina. I will go everywhere while I could still walk. India is higher in my list while the last could be Australia.

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    4. I would be like Yannie too. Would opt for HK as am not very adventurous.

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    5. actually i wanted to go to India but because i couldn't find a packaged tour back then, i went to Nepal in 2003 instead.. three years later, the opportunity knocked the door, so i better grabbed it else who knows when i will be visiting the place??

      i am always open to whatever places to visit, as long as the place is safe to travel, i wouldn't mind trying, because i always believe that every place has their beauty.. and true that we shall not limit our experience, learning and travel.. :)

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  5. Awesome photos! Can't stay for long but will be back to leave a bigger footprint. Good morning SK, everyone!

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    1. hahaha, busy reporting the haze situation in your blog?? :p

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  6. Vanakam SK Thambee!! Yengga Porreng Ngeh India!!!! நல்வரவு Nalvaravu India!!! Dei, how come I didn't see any of Kamala's photo with you??

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    1. i was all alone lah, company only sent me and then i extended the stay and travels around the golden triangle alone (of course escorted by the driver)..

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  7. My own two cents : both India and China are interesting historically wise.

    Dealing with the people there now may not be that interesting. :-P

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    1. Now this Lina got me thinking. I realised that China and India have the oldest civilization history in the world!! So I must visit Jaipur SOON!!!!!!

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    2. i definitely agree with that, these two countries were one of the most ancient civilization in history.. and triple turkey agree with the second statement from Lina :D

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  8. Good morning everyone. SK brought us to India today!

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    1. I will opt to choose India too, if I were you. HK and India = India has lots of things to see.

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    2. I am sure if Angeline goes to India, she post all very colourful sarees and sweet cakes!! Then ask us to guess where is that bullock cart??? Muahahahaha

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    3. When people say India - where can go one this kind of place. Go Europe better still. People tak habis shopping LV bags only... hehehe

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    4. But they didn't know that India is a beautiful country. SK, you got the right decision right? I guess that is how you know Kamala.

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    5. Aiyo! This Angeline is rich Datin sure can buy LV bags of all sizes! I probably would stay in backlane hotels and shop nothing. Euro is so high! Better shop in India and buy Elephant's shiny sling bags! Wakakakaka

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    6. SK Thambee met Kamala in Tiruchipavalli Village in Chennai. He rode an elephant for 2 nights to reach Kamala's hut to fetch her. On the way back, their elephant gave birth so they rode one donkey instead. Wakakakaka

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    7. Many places at India is clean not like what we think. I haven't been there but heard good reviews from my MIL's friend - CT. CT and her whole family went to India for a family trip! How nice...

      CT came back and told my inlaw that "they smell nice"... :P

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    8. Morning TM! LV bag and sarees... I choose SAREES!

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    9. Elephant rides and Indian bangles I like too.

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    10. It would be hilarious if you wear colourful sarees and bangles while dancing on the elephant. Kuch! Kuch! Hotai!

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    11. most ladies would have chosen HK, just like my female colleague, haha!! anyway, everyone has their own preference.. BTW, CT went there with her family joining packaged tour from local agent?? then sure staying in five star hotels and eating very glamorous food lah.. my stay there was more like a backpackers, that was why i tend to see more realistic sides of the country.. :)

      Anay why you think it's hilarious to dance on a elephant singing Kuch Kuch Hota Hai?? i thought you did that all the time with Letchumi when you were still in the slum of Tiruchirappalli??

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    12. If follow tours like those ENglish people do, to India... then you feel India very nice and genteel.

      But where they stayed and where they toured doesn't reflect the whole view of India.

      I'd love to visit India.

      But I guess I must finish travel the whole of a certain country first before I am able to do so. heh hhe

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    13. very true lah, those packaged tour with a very "well-trained" tour guide, you only see the best of the best, but can hardly ever experience what the realistic side of the country..

      finish travel the whole of a certain country first?? aiyoh, then i think you need 50 years to finish travel the whole India..

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    14. There are many countries, we can always go on our own. No need packaged tour. My in laws or my parents they probably need tour guide lar. Hubby and I always prefer to go on our own. We don't mind walking from here to there.

      Moreover, we can actually experience and discovered interesting places and people which hardly covered by the package tour. Go on our own, we can save lots of money too. Besides that, we always research and plan before we go. Like where to go, where to dine, entry per person how much and etc.

      I've not been to many places, but every country I went, I always remembered quite well because we really explore the country although we travelled just a few famous spot in just a few days of visit. Worth it right?

      Compared to ALL IN fair from packaged tour, we can't even bother to remember how much is a meal of dinner too.

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    15. that is very well said Angeline, totally agree with that.. that is why i always prefer to plan my own holiday rather than just joining a all-in package tour, unless it's to some places which are not quite tourist friendly, then no choice la~~ :p

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  9. Eh! Thambee, your photos are better this time compared to the STAMP post you made in 2009! I had to squint my eyes to see Thambee's face and pretended to comment Wow! Wow!.....Wakakakaka

    Now I could see your youthful torso and young face! Goodness! You have eaten so much all these years until face round like Roti Chanai.

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    1. I saw all the famous old bloggers' names in your old post. Goodness! My eyebrow raised to see FoongPC and Fufu!!! Those 2 hardcore bloggers, only 1 survived! Of course Arumugam still around la.

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    2. I always dreamt of visiting Jaipur and see the old palaces. I wanted to ride elephants around the palace with a white turban on my head. How nice!

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    3. My Korean friend went to Delhi to see a supplier and he posted photos of the crowded street with so many beggars and even donkeys!! I had a good laugh! How come SK only posted clean and neat ones? Anay would surely snap all the poo photos in actions!!!

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    4. i didn't feel comfortable to share lots of photos last time when i blog, but now as i aged, i guess i am more open and just like to share more with fellow bloggers.. that's why everyone will see more photos in recent posts of mine..

      Jaipur is an interesting place and it is also called the Pink City because many buildings are red or pink in color.. and hey, of course i am showing the nice side of Indian, i didn't go and take photos of those pee and poo lah, because most of the time i am inside the car and i only get out at tourists spots lah.. want more photos?? go to my facebook lah, just posted~~

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    5. It is so true that we get more daring as we aged in blogging. Nothing more to hide and become more transparent lah. I guess readers prefer us to reveal all and be honest. Someday Anay and Thambee will go to the beach and wear only G-strings to pose. I am sure we will have over 300 comments!!

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    6. yeah, nothing really to hide as once you are on the internet you are no more a secret since you are leaving traces to be tracked.. hmmm, wearing g-string to pose on the beach?? hahahaha, i will let you do that first Anay :D

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    1. yes India is a beautiful country, and i believe every place is beautiful also lah~~ :)

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  11. Good morning, SK and all! People told me that India is a nice place to visit. My sister said so too. If I were to go to India, I would love to see Taj Mahal.

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    1. I surely get lots of saree over there and give as gifts to my friends especially Indians.

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    2. I bet the travel agents have many great packages to India.

      Maybe a package to run around coconut tree like what Anay and Thambee had experienced also? LOL

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    3. Mana ada travel agents offer coconut tree packages? That one need to buy direct from Anay & Thambee Travels!!!

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    4. alamak! Takde ke? Shoot!

      Anay & Thambee hurry up and open one travel agent.

      We wanna go dance around coconut trees in Thiruchipalli ke apa ke. :-D

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    5. indeed the Taj Mahal is the must-go place if you go to India, it's so captivating and you'll be charmed by its different colors at different timing.. finished off your trips and next year onwards, you should visit Asian countries instead, haha!!

      yes, Anay may run a travel agent specializing tours to India.. and in every group, there will be dancing performed by Anay and Letchumi around the coconut trees!! buy 10 and stand to get a chance to go on stage to dance and take photos with them both!! hurry up before the promotion ends!!

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    6. who>..? anay.....

      eh I wanna register for the tour la if like that...got free elephant rides or not? Where do I sign up?

      Me not adventurous like Ah Boy la. He dares to go to Indian and roam alone(The guide tak kira la). Me dare not leh. Takut the guide make me into kucing soup tulang.



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    7. got.. plenty of packaged trips to India nowadays, and sure you have elephant rides and very nice cheesy mutton curry with chapati for dinner lah.. go to travel agents to find out, this destination is getting more popular now..

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  12. Haven't been to India, but wish to go there one day!!!

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    1. it would be a nice place to visit actually.. :)

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  13. Good afternoon SK!

    Ahhhh haze is getting worst today! I can hardly breath and am already fall sick!! :(
    Everyone please take good care!

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    1. Anyway back to your post, if I were you I'll choose India too! Reason being is, just like what you thought, HK is cheaper and nearer and we can go anytime on our own!

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    2. And you did a wise choice by hiring a personal driver, imagine what if those people approached you (cause seeing you as a tourist, alone some more) and unwanted things might happened! We can't understand their language some more...

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    3. As for the culture shock you mentioned, I am really speechless with that! Just like China huh? If woman go there lagi cham I think!
      Though it has some beautiful places worth visiting but if the food/water/culture aren't good and safe then I think better not go there anymore, right?

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    4. But have to agree that the Albert Hall Museum, Taj Mahal and those mosques are really worth going! The view is simply breath taking~

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    5. surprise surprise that you will choose India also?? i would expect you to choose HK because you can go there to shop and eat!! hahaha..

      yeah, i think it's not really a safe place to travel alone.. if not following packaged tour, then at least have a few friends to go together.. it's an experience lah though there were so many culture shocks, haha!! the historical buildings are already worth a go i'd say :)

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  14. Picture G: That;s Taj Mahal is always full of mystery, even though haven't been there but by just looking at the picture already can feel the mysteries of it!!! =]

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    1. it is indeed magical!! you can really feel how captivating it is when you are on the spot seeing it right in front of your eyes, as if there is charm to capture your soul.. :)

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  15. So do you still planning to visit India in the future?
    If for me, I'll surely go with tour, easier and safer I guess ;)

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    1. ah yes, it would be easier to go with a package tour unless you are really adventurous, haha!! and to answer your question, many places visited once is enough lah, save the best memories in your heart forever.. :)

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  16. You went there, instant millionaire, right? Can stay in bungalow with a few servants. My students who went there to study medicine loved it there - lived like a king. Only thing, food spicy...and they were the fairest of them all.

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    1. err not really.. i was kind of like a backpacker when i was there, unlike your rich students living there like kings.. food are of course spicy, i mean lots of spices used and not really spicy as in hot.. fairest of them all, then sure attracts many locals to approach them..

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  17. If I were you, I would choose to go India also, because HK can go anytime, but India is way different!!!

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    1. true true true!! that was what i was thinking back then.. :)

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  18. Aiyorrrrrr!!!! Last time, so young, so slim, so handsome... What happened? Muahahahahaha!!!!

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    1. same thing as your situation lah, you know the answer right?? why ask?? muahahahaha~~

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    2. Same thing like what happened to food mayor of sibu? *evil chuckle*

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    3. hahaha, many things are meant to be consensus so no need to explain explicitly la~~ :D

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    4. I got married mah. Missus is a great cook...and no need to look slim and handsome anymore, vacancy already closed. You still single... ;)

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    5. nah, nothing to do with single or married lah.. it's for health, more importantly~~ geez!! :p

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    6. This Suituapui is giving lame excuses! My Thambee looked like a horny teen when younger and now looks like Beckham okay... Ahem!

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    7. Errrr... So meaning I am not a great cook la yes?

      OK OK I don't cook often.

      So to show hubby is happy, I must fatten him up? Raise his cholesterol more also? ;p

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    8. yalah, this Sibu Food Mayor is giving all kinds of lame excuses.. but i believe Lina is not a bad cook, just that the things she cooks are often healthy, and her hubby is also leading a healthy lifestyle..

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  19. I've seen taj mahal up close also.

    But miniature one lah...

    In Shenzhen. LOL

    Just want to eksyen say that here. Hehehe :-D

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    1. hahaha, i've only seen the real thing but not seen the miniature before.. like this i sound more eksyen right?? :D

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    2. yes, but justified lah.

      As long as do once, you have the bragging right, even if you just stand in front of it, without knowing the history. Heh heh

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    3. yalah, even though it's 7 years ago and didn't know much about it, but as long as i've been there, i can brag about it and show off in front of people forever right?? muahahaha~~

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    4. It is so funny that many countries have these miniatures! Now I recall that in Beijing and Korea also have them. I find them silly displays.

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    5. Actually, those places is such a waste of time for tourists to visit. My opinion la.

      Go to visit one country. Then brought over to this miniature theme park to take photos. For what????????

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    6. hmmm, i have never been to such miniature theme park before lah.. i am more interested to go to the real place itself.. going to those places is like using photoshop to superimpose yourself onto the background with views of these structures~~ :D

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  20. I like the photos from Taj Mahal, The King's Gate, Albert Hall Museum and Wing of Japur.

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    1. indeed the historical sites are really very beautiful.. correction: Palace of Winds in Jaipur, not Wing of Japur~~ hahaha!! :D

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    2. Winds or wing... Sama la tu... Both can cause angin. Lol

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    3. mana ada sama?? winds itu memang sudah angin, wings to kena flap itu kepak ayam baru dapat angin lah.. one active one passive, not the same~~

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  21. India definitely not a safe country to travel alone huh~~ Even for a guy :P

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    1. Come to think of it, Malaysia also not safe anymore.

      Even for a guy.

      Scary eh?

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    2. My brother told me that South America is the most dangerous place to travel. India looked much safer except for their food.

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    3. well, just not think about whether a place is safe or not, that would definitely hinder you to go there.. travel agents tour will be a good measure, if they have lots of package tour to a place, it means it's still good to go.. :)

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  22. Good planning. Yea..I think most people will vhoose HK instead of hoing to india. Did your choice surprosed your bosses and colleagues?

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    1. pengsan want to decipher what meow typed. Lol

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    2. haiyoh, this meow always want to challenge us to decipher her meow language lah.. hahaha, i didn't know if my boss was surprised, but she happily let me go to India, probably cheaper than HK lah..

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    3. She sure happy la. No need to force other staff to go to India. :-D

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    4. yalah, and i didn't choose 5-star hotels the training organizer recommended, i helped the company save money.. if i choose 5-star hotels then i won't be able to see people pee and poo on the street already..

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    5. I really rugi la. Those time when I actually stepped on China soil, I never go look and see the pooping one.

      Saw the "chicken" roaming the streets in front of the hotel also already takut. *-*

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    6. i actually didn't see the pooping in China also, but i saw people taking videos of them "performing" such action on the busy street of Causeway Bay in HK!! why you so scared of those "chicken", you takut they go kacau your jantan?? muahahaha~~ :D

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    7. LOL...what to do...fat fingers lor...


      Ah Boy test you all on the guessing games and those coordination games, me test you all in guessing the missing words lo.

      Can choose one ka on what accomodation? Saw one show in TV ...one of those competitive games show la...the winners gets to stay in luxurious hotel complete with butler and the looser stayed in hostel complete roaches on the bed and poop on the toilet floor. That was about india LOL

      The second photo...so many birds flying there...tarak kena "missile" ka? LOL

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    8. we are already expert in deciphering this meow's message lah.. hmmm, but my 3-star hotel not as bad lah, at least clean and tidy, can't compare with 5-star hotels but then decent also lah.. at least service was also good.. ooopsss, those birds were just flying out to cari makan, they had not makan yet, so no "missile"~~

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  23. Argh fat fingers....will be back later to spam . ....
    And also look through your old post on your trip to india.

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    1. save your time, my old posts nothing for you lah, no photos and all in chinese, you won't understand at all lah.. hahaha!!

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    2. got google translate mah LOL

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    3. Just saw your 14.05.2006 | 神奇印度(I) 龍蛇混雜 The lane outside is like Chowkit leh...so small...but the hotel so big room and clean. really unexpected. Got free internet connect too ah...coz saw the laptop opened....

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    4. you used google translate?? haha, dunno what kind of rubbish was translated out!! oh yeah, that's the backpackers area lah, quite rundown outside, worse than chow kit also.. but the hotel room was good, anyway, after the training i just stay inside my room only.. dare not go out lor..

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  24. Ah Boy,
    You very rajin today replying to comments.

    Mak Lina suka. :-D

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    1. sebab i takut later Mak Lina merajuk lah.. somemore close to the month end and quarter end already, i better reply so that you people can have more things to spam lah~~ you get what i mean disebalik batu?? :D

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    2. you think why I insist you reply? So that I have more nonsense to comment lah!

      I also ada something do srbalik batu one.LOL

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    3. you should comment like Anay and Meow lah on every photo, then baru you can pull the pussy's tail down and your score will shoot up to the top position!! :D

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    4. LOL....nah....Lina kena tambah Ajinomoto in her comments mah...baru ada umph power shoot up the chart....

      kena comment each photos the google wiki copy paste the information regarding each place....sure get loads of marks la...

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    5. I must learn from kilang Ajinomoto how to spam endlessly, regardless whether my facts correct or not. Hehehe

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    6. hahahaha, you can try to do that lah.. copy & paste from somewhere and see if you can score high points or not?? hahahaha..

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  25. Wakakakaka! I love this phrase ....you get what i mean disebalik batu?? :D



    Ah boy always have this spicy, witty and humorous CB mouth! Anay like!!!

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    1. Anay also witty and spicy and CB lah.. he waits till everyone moved on with new posts, and he starts commenting for each photo in the older posts.. he learned from Meow and does that even better!! :D

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    2. How dare Thambee tell the world what Anay does!!!! Adoi... I scared now, panting and wiping my sweat! If Meow strikes at me, I will blame Thambee!!! Phiak!

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    3. ooopsss!!! sorry about that!! and now some readers read that and aggressively spam the blog with more comments.. wow, it's been ages i have not seen a stiff competition in this blog already~~

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  26. 啲景點都好靚吓,不過我依然唔會去印度。

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    1. 哈哈!! 我其實已經聲明撇開啲人唔講, 印度確實係個好靚嘅地方呀~~ :p

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  27. Well I agree Indian culture was indeed rich and colorful
    and that makes their country great! i saw those pictures
    you showed on your travel post and I was amazed by it

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    1. hmmm, so that's not really what India has in your mind?? haha.. indeed, rich and colorful culture worth experiencing.. :)

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  28. hmm that's quite creepy encounter sk, why are they approaching you?
    that's really uncomfortable indeed. you did the
    right thing there

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    1. yeah, i really felt uncomfortable and i have no idea what they want from me.. so i quickly returned to the hotel.. :)

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  29. poop on street? well that's weird! men tinkle here everywhere too
    but pooping that gross,

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    1. hahaha, poop is rather shocking huh?? and urinals are built everywhere on the street, with no cover whatsoever, for men to tinkle on the spot..

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  30. ohh, water is contaminated huh! that's a bit
    a no-no to me, thanks there bottled mineral water
    i'd rather spend money for that than to take risk

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    1. yeah, you must only drink mineral water and use that to brush your teeth.. better be safe.. :)

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  31. hmm India is indeed an interesting place,
    but i've been hearing a lot of
    negative things regarding their politics
    which I hope can be fixed soon for the goodness
    of their residence

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    1. hmm, but as a tourist i think we are not really interested in their politics.. what we want to see are their tourist spots and also experience their culture.. :)

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    2. but somehow, politics may define the living of those
      residing there right? it just happened that
      I was reguraly visiting this blogger who does posts
      regarding that

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    3. true that politics may have certain effects on the people and the society.. but as a tourists we rather not want to be bothered, just hope the politics somehow makes the place more worthwhile to visit?? geez :p

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  32. have a great day and happy bloggin sk
    take the best of care and god bless you always

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    1. same to you!! have a great day and happy blogging.. :)

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  33. India is the last few places that i would go...

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    1. haha.. if not mistaken you were sent to India before for work?? maybe work and leisure are totally different..

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    2. I heard TZ went to Uganda and Tehran. He will be trampled by elephants if he visits India cos he's always looking at his facebook and watsap 24/7.

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    3. errr, he will be trampled by elephants and also keep digging his feet into the fresh cow dungs on the street!!

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  34. Been to Southern India twice and not Taj Mahal. One thing I can vividly remember the drivers there would honk every few seconds. Despite the heavy traffic and unorganized driving accidents seldom occur.

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    1. oh, which cities in Southern India you went?? for work or leisure?? ah, Taj Mahal is a place you must not miss!! true true true, you remind me of their habitual honking on the road.. :D

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  35. i had the thoughts of visiting India too...but still don't have the chance yet

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    1. wow...the curry sure very thick and authentic

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    2. The thought of the locals surrounded you sounded so scary....

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    3. indeed a very interesting place to visit, i love all those monuments, heritage and colorful culture.. hmmm, the curry and food were actually nice, the Indians are always good in using spices..

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  36. The world is asleep now and Anay is wide awake to spam now!!! Anay strikes again!!!

    Photo A: Thambee looked so slim and handsome like an athletic in the photo! What happened today, Beckham Thambee?

    The India Gate gives me an eye opener that every big country in the past needs to have BIG GATES! Similar to many ancient cities in China where they have their Victory Gates for the marching soldiers to return after winning the battles. Where is our Victory Gate in Malaysia?? I think we got one along Federal Highway as a divider for Selangor & Wilayah!!

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    1. Good morning, this ANAY spam last minute....Cos there left a few more days before the next quarter result. Hahaha... spam kaw kaw.

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    2. hahaha now i no need type A, B, c ...I tumpang anay's thread.

      The India gate facing Parliment but if we bult gate here, duno dare to pass or not..later gate collapse on the head leh. Takutttt

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    3. this India Gate is said to imitate the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the gate itself as well as the layout plan of the surroundings..

      now you make me wonder if we have got some monuments like that?? errr, probably the gate on federal highway only lah.. new ones?? probably already collapsed before they are even completed (and the news covered up)~~

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  37. Photo B: The Albert Hall is so majestic looking and beautiful. Anay loves this building for a long time but didn't know it is called Albert Hall. The birds flying across makes your photo priceless and artistic! If you posed there, I am sure Thambee will be rained with their droppings! LOL

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    1. Maybe those birds at Albert Hall Museum in jaipur are "Civilised" leh..Tarak bombard people with their poo. Or Maybe ah boy is wearing rain coat LOL...balut like mummy monster from head to toe

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    2. oh, Anay has seen this building before?? mind you not the Royal Albert Hall in London wokay?? this is the Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur!! i took a photo of the birds, and i also stood there taking a photo of myself lah.. no bird droppings yet since they were flying out to hunt for food~~ :D

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  38. Photo C: Walau eh! This is another prominent looking landmark of India. This King's Gate of Fatehpur Sikri Imperial Complext must be nearby the Taj Mahal since it is Agra too. I wonder if the brownish colour of that building a natural sand stones or it was being painted brown??

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    1. Nope...I think it's natural sand stone. Read in wikipedia that all the buldings there are made of red stone. No need to paint gua.

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    2. Read wikipedia means you are already an expert in this matter already Meow.

      LOL

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    3. i have forgotten whether it's nearby Taj Mahal but probably nearer to Agra Fort.. they don't paint the structures lah, all are natural sandstones and reflect the natural color of their own..

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  39. Photo D: Nice angle of the top level to snap here! Looks like postcards! I am always impressed by all the historical UNESCO heritage sites like this one. They would certainly impress historical lovers like Anay. I wonder if you managed to enter the fort to snap all the photos?

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    1. Those opening at the word India@2006 are windows or doors...i wonder if got people climb out from there or not. Reminds me of those movies where the villaint chase the hero then they climb out to the roof

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    2. of course i paid for entrance fees and went into the fort to take photos!! you get to enter Agra Fort for free if you have a Taj Mahal ticket.. errr, i think those are windows lah.. they have more windows than doors there..

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  40. Photo E: I must admit that I was impressed and happy to learn that the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan looked at the tomb of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal everyday from his palace in Agra Fort! He was such a loving Emperor! I must also admit that I only learnt much about Shah Jahan while studying Art History in US!! LOL

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    1. sad also la...got so many kids and they fight among themsleves for $$ and power. Emperor Shah Jahan kena confined like that...Lucky his eldest daughter accompany him in his confinement.

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    2. he was instead a loving Emperor, and the Taj Mahal was built especially for his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal!!

      wow, this Meow suddenly becomes so expert about the Indian Mughal history?? she even knows Emperor Shah Jahan's eldest daughter accompany him in his confinement.. @_@"

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  41. Photo F: Did you enter inside the Taj Mahal? You should describe its size and height plus the year it was built. I also wonder what is the meaning of Taj Mahal?? I only heard that the architect made a secret hole on top of the tomb as a revenge and it still leaked water each time it rained. No one knew where the hole is until now. Did you hear this story?

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    1. nope never heard of this story. Hmm...why the architect wanna sabotage like that?

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    2. of course i went inside the Taj Mahal, but the body of Queen Mumtaz Mahal was already shifted to somewhere else.. this tomb of hers basically is "empty" and just a place for tourists nowadays.. i would have to say, the outside is actually more impressive than the inside.. the white marbles especially are so beautiful..

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  42. Photo G: Yes the Taj Mahal's building is indeed magically captivating. Some photographers spent months snapping that building at all hours and seasons making the golden sunsets the most awesome looking shots. I wonder what is that small building with dome and minarets beside the Taj Mahal?

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    1. yeah, the white marbles radiate (or reflect??) different colors during different time and temperature, it's indeed magical.. well, i just spent like couple of hours in there and have to leave.. huh, interesting question about that building beside Taj Mahal, it's a mosque..

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  43. Photo H: ......"located on the same Aravalli range, Amber Fort looking at Jaigarh Fort on the Hill of Eagles"...... Anay confused lah!

    You mean Jaigarh Fort on the Hill of Eagles is also looking at Amber Fort on the same Aravalli range?? Yengga Poreng Ngeh? LOL

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    1. LOL....here is Ah boy testing readers whether they alert of not mah. Mana tau simpy comments and never read properly leh

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    2. hahahaha, must make you think a bit with my UPSR level mind-twisting English!! hahaha.. actually i meant "...located on the same Aravalli range, Amber Fort looking at Jaigarh Fort which was built on the Hill of Eagles..." does this sound clearer now??

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  44. Photo I: This is a fantastic panoramic aerial view across the valleys!!! Amber Fort is high up! Did you take a helicopter or rode a bullock cart up there? Where is the Maota Lake??? Oh that tiny one!

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    1. ARGHHHHH HAZEEEEE.... is that haze or just cooling mist? Having haze phobia now LOL

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    2. hahahaha, Anay has sharp eyes!! the Maota Lake was just a small one at the right of the photo.. more photos on my facebook lah, go and see more amazing shots of the places.. here, i can only post limited photos.. :)

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  45. Photo J: That lotus building looks similar to the one in Singapore but this Lotus Temple of New Delhi is older! In future I will be buying a new compact camera with tiny tripod to self take all Anay and Letchumi's photos in overseas. Thambee is clever to do that.

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    1. oi...you place on bush there you sure tarak people peed in the bush ka?? habis la camera

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    2. oh, is there a similar building in Singapore?? do they belong to the same series of lotus religion buildings?? yeah, it's actually good to have a mini tripod also, i didn't have that, so just find wherever my camera could stand.. aiyoh, that place very sacred one lah, nobody pee and poo there lah Meow~~ :D

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  46. Photo K: This Jama Masjid of Delhi is really very huge and impressive lah. I am sure every Friday it would be packed with people coming for prayers. Didn't you join them? Again did you go inside?

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    1. normal day like squatting flies leh... but maybe people all busy praying inside of the building and not snapping photos outside la

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    2. errr, it's indeed very huge, even bigger than our National Mosque.. hmmm, i was there on Monday i think, so not a lot of people there.. furthermore the place is huge and you don't really see people crowding a place lah..

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  47. Photo L: What a powerful emperor he was to initiate the buildings of the Red Fort of Delhi, Taj Mahal and Jama Masjid!!! No wonder we had to study about him in the US Art History as they had the births of their own artistic influence during his reign and era.

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    1. what is that green color thingy up there? Golf course ka? He invented golf ah ??

      Or maybe he started go green movement??

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    2. interesting to know Anay studied Art History and Emperor Shah Jahan was widely mentioned!! i am sure you studied Taj Mahal right??

      the green thingy up there ah?? haha, no idea actually.. because this Red Fort is similar to Agra Fort but not as grand and big, so i didn't spend much time in there too..

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  48. Photo M: Anay and Thambee should also hold bloggers meetings inside the Hall of Private Audience inside Red Fort! That would be fun and exciting. I think it has become solely a tourist attractions today. In China, their ancient Great Hall is still being used actively!

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    1. I sokong,.... and got field outside the building for kucing to runaround... :p

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    2. hmmm, if we are to hold bloggers meeting, i would prefer to be in the Forbidden City, haha!! you have to sit inside the palace hall, but then the people are all standing outside like 2km away.. you have to shout and then need few rounds of messenger bringing the message to the audience~~ :D

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  49. Photo N: The Palace of Winds of Jaipur is Anay's most admired building in India. I think it has become an exclusive hotel today, correct? So Angeline called this Wings of Jaipur while she was feasting on barbequed chicken wings?? Muahahaha

    This building has 953 windows!!! How many maids had to wipe all their windows in those days??

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    1. OL...they got so many billion of citizen..no worry about who gonna wipe the window la

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    2. it was raining when i was there, and just briefly stood outside to take some photos, i didn't get the chance to go in because it was already later afternoon and the palace was closed.. i was fascinated by this Palace of Winds before i was there, those 953 windows, errr, i think they don't have any glass planes lah, just holes for ventilation, so don't have to wipe!!

      and also i heard this palace was for the ladies, and you know under ancient society they were not allowed to go out of the palace, those windows were built for them to look out from the palace the activities on the streets..

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  50. Photo O: Thambee is just like Anay, always saving the best photo for the last! Who was buried inside?
    This Humayun's Tomb is so huge again and attractive! Often the special effects would appear unexpectedly like Art from Heavens!! This one is truly beautiful.


    Thank you Thambee for sharing all the photos and what's next?

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    1. of course, saving the best for last, that would make an ending more perfect right?? oh yeah, it was sandstorm that caused that effect.. what's next?? errr, that would be 2007 next, Shanghai and Beijing and Bangkok!! stay tuned..

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