Random Snaps Of Kuala Lumpur

So much to see in this world yet so little time on my hands. It happens to me every time whenever I hit a foreign country. And this time happened in Kuala Lumpur. Notwithstanding, I managed to click couple of images of this cosmopolitan city, especially colorful buildings. I simply adore them. Here, I am sharing some of my random snaps of Kuala Lumpur.

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When Bangkok Surprises You

With a hot and humid weather, I had no option but to search for a place full of greenery. During my online search, Google suggested me a nearby place called Santichaiprakan Park, which is close to Khao San road.

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The park impressed me after an overview and I decided to visit the place.

I approached a tul tuk guy and paid him 40 bhat.

Located on Phra Athit road, Santichaiprakan Park is full of greenery, though not big in terms of area.

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One can fully explore the park in just 20 minutes.

The park, situated in the eastern part of Chao Phraya River, offers some scintillating views of the sunset.

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And near the vicinity of the park one can find beautiful Phra Sumen Fort, which was constructed during the end of the 18th century to protect the city from foreign invasions.

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While returning from this place I stumbled upon a cute coffee shop and had some nice warm coffee.

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Western Digital’s My Cloud Home

#MyCloudMyRules

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WD has come up with their latest product – My Cloud Home Duo, which the company claims consumers can access it anywhere in the world.

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Thanks to My Cloud Home Duo, one can set up personal cloud storage for all your invaluable data at home.

The device is best suited for those who were looking for a safe and sufficient storage of their precious images and videos.

The device is very easy to install. WD has designed and developed the device in various variants ranging from 2TB to 16TB.

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The ‘My Cloud Home Duo’ has two drives and each drive contains your data.

How does it work?

Plug the device into a Wi-Fi router, then open the Mycloud website. A basic smartphone is enough to start the process. If you have MyCloud account then simply sign in to proceed. What you need is an internet connection. Your mobile is the center of the My Cloud Home experience.

Then using the Windows file explorer or with the My Cloud Home mobile app you can easily drag and drop your files onto your cloud space.

Users can share, access, and enjoy all their data from anywhere in the world with the help of My Cloud Home mobile app.

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Salient features of the device:

Keep your favorite folders from your PC and Mac computers in continuous sync with the My Cloud Home device.

Stream your personal videos anywhere, on any device, using the My Cloud Home mobile and desktop app or MyCloud.com.

My Cloud Home Duo is equipped with two hard drives and is set to Mirror Mode, so all your photos, videos and files are stored on one drive and automatically duplicated onto the second drive for extra peace of mind.

The data you save in this device are stored in both the drives of the device, hence giving you a strong back up for your stored items.

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Technical Specifications

The device supports computers and laptops compatible with Windows 7 (64-bit only) or later and Mac OS X v10.10 or later.

The device also supports mobiles hat are compatible with iOS 9+ and Android 4.4+. Requires a router and internet connection.

My Cloud Home and My Cloud Home Duo – Dimensions

My Cloud Home Capacities

2TB – 8TB

My Cloud Home Duo Capacities

4TB – 16TB

Interface

(1) Gigabit Ethernet

My Cloud Home – (1) USB port for importing

My Cloud Home Duo – (2) USB ports for importing

Final Verdict: The eye-catching design and simple set up is more likely to impress the consumers to buy this device. Considering its decent performance and easy set-up, My Cloud Home Duo is recommended for people those who prefer more personal storage.

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Glimpses Of My Tour To Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur has a lot to offer when it comes to exploring the city as a tourist.

During my very short trip, I managed to visit several of the popular tourist destinations, thanks to the city’s efficient metro or rapid transit system.

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Being new to the city, I decided to explore Kuala Lumpur on the google before starting my trip, just to ensure that I do not miss out on any attractive or popular tourist spot.

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From skyscrapers to colorful buildings, I captured almost every attractive place of this beautiful city in my camera.

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Bukit Bintang, Merdeka Square, China Town were some of the popular spots where I visited.

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Besides, I also explored Kuala Lumpur’s spectacular Thean Hou Templ, which you can read here.

At last I could only say that I wish I had more time in my hand to cover other popular tourist spots like Batu Cave and Petronas Tower. May be next time!

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P.S- Besides, metro, I also used popular Grab App to reach some of my destinations without much hassle.

To make your journey simpler and easier you can buy a local simcard and download the app on your phone.

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Vibrant Sassoon Dock Art Project

Art and sea food enticed me to make a short trip to Mumbai. From famous Jehangir Art Gallery to eye-catching yet evoking Sassoon Dock Art Project, I enjoyed them completely.

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However, my focus was on the art project. An initiative by the St+Art India, the project brings together more than 40 artists from all over the world including Indians to convert the famous dock into a perfect and colorful art canvas.

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The project depicts the daily lives of the Kolis, the Banjaras and the Hindu Marathas through various art installations and exhibitions.

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Enjoy the exhibition.

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You can read more about the exhibition here. 

All the images have been captured with the help of a Mi4 mobile.

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Nongriat’s Double-Decker Root Bridge

I decided to explore the world-famous double-decker root bridge in Nongriat, Meghalaya after reading a couple of very interesting articles and seeing some wonderful images of it on Internet.

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I knew it would be a treacherous journey, but I had already made my mind.
The trip to this unique place was part of my Meghalaya sojourn. The owner of the guest house in Cherapunji, where I was staying, told me that I can explore this place on my own and that no guide was needed. So next day, I hired a cab to Tryna village and reached there at around 9:30am.

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Then started the first trek of my life – the trek to the root bridge. The trek covered over 3,000 steps and a couple of iron and small root bridges.

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It took me approximately 2 hours to cover this 3km arduous journey (one way). A couple of small shops have been built where you can buy some snacks, tea, coffee, bottled water etc.

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Surrounded by dense forest, the 250-year-old bridge is located in a small village ‘Nongriat.’

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According to the owner of my guest house, the man-made bridge was built to help local people cross over the river. I was mesmerized by the natural beauty surrounding the double-decker bridge and even went father to see the natural pool.

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It was indeed a good idea as the crystal-clear water of the pool left me gob-smacked. The enchanting natural beauty around the place mesmerized me and left a deep imprint on me.

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I trekked from one mountain to another and what an exhilarating experience it was. I was very tired while returning and might have taken hundreds of mini breaks. If you ever visit Meghalaya, make sure you don’t miss this beautiful ‘tiny paradise.’ Just do keep in mind that physical strength and good stamina is a must for this trek. Also, try to start your journey little earlier so that you won’t see crowds. When I reached the place, I found only few local workers, who were collecting pebbles.

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Kuala Lumpur’s Spectacular Thean Hou Temple

Even though I was quite occupied during my two-day trip to Malaysia, I couldn’t resist visiting the beautiful Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur.

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Built between 1981 and 1987, this world famous temple draws hundreds of tourists everyday, thanks to its stunning architecture. It is a six tired temple with four levels and is dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu. Also known as the Temple of the Goddess of Heaven, it has elements of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism structures.

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The amalgamation of contemporary architectural style and traditional designs made the temple stand out among other temples in Kuala Lumpur.

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Outside the temple, one can see statutes of representations of the 12 animals of Chinese astrology. The temple also has a Chinese medicinal herbs garden and a tortoise pond. A popular wedding venue among KL’s Chinese community, the temple attracts worshipers and tourists alike everyday.

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In short, your Kuala Lumpur itinerary must include this spectacular world famous temple.

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How to reach: The temple is just three km away from Bangsar station. Take a LRT to the station and then you can hire a taxi to the temple. I used Grab app and reached this place within 10 minutes.

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