Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Travel: Phuket FantaSea Review (Thailand)

Joined my company team building which was held in Phuket recently. One of its itinerary was to visit the famous Phuket FantaSea located near Kathu, 30 minutes away from Patong.

About
Phuket FantaSea is the world's first Thai cultural theme park - entertainment park that presents Thai Culture and Tradition as its main theme.

Ticket Price
  • For show with buffet dinner, THB 2,200 per adult, THB 2,000 per child.
  • For show only, THB 1,800 per adult, THB 1,800 per child.
  • For buffet dinner only, THB 900 per adult, THB 700 per child.
  • All ticket types also include admission to the park and admission to Tiger Jungle Adventure.


 





Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Running: 2XU Compression Run Malaysia 2013 (Kuala Lumpur)

Signed up for 2XU Compression Run Malaysia 2013 earlier during Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 race pack collection day. Managed to get the early bird registration fee with a RM10 discount.



Race Details
Date: 3 November 2013 (Sunday)
Venue: Padang Merbok

Runner's Entitlement

  • Runner's Entitlement (Type A)Original 2XU Dryfit Run Singlet worth MYR 120Exclusive 2XU Finisher Medal
  • Runner's Entitlement (Type B)Original 2XU Dryfit Run Singlet worth MYR 120Original 2XU Compression Calf GuardExclusive 2XU Finisher Medal
  • Runner's Entitlement (Type C)Original 2XU Dryfit Run Singlet worth MYR 120Original 2XU Compression ShortsExclusive 2XU Finisher Medal



The running vest is similar with the Singapore version. However the organisor made changes for the female vest color from original blue to pink. Signed up for the 8KM Men's Competitive this time. Running buddies Farrah and Yen Yen participated in the same category.

Read about the 2XU Compression Half-Marathon 2013, Singapore here:

http://xeon204.blogspot.com/2013/04/21km-scene-at-marina-bay-sands-singapore.html

Running Day
It was a rainy morning. Hence I decided to take the Putra LRT from home to Masjid Jamek. The 8KM category was flagged at 7am. Reached Padang Merbok 7 minutes later after a fast jog from the LRT station. Left my baggage at the baggage counter and head towards the starting line. Think I was the last person to cross the starting line.

Since I was at the last position in my category, I had to fast run to catch the other runners. Managed to be in the running group at KM1+ just before the U-turn area. Bumped with Yen Yen at KM4. Farrah was way far ahead.

Distance markers were seen at every KM. Water station provides normal water. Not sure if there was any isotonic drinks though. Was re-filling my water bottle with plain water. Medical team was seen at every water station.

The running route was challenging. Padang Merbok consist of 3 major hills. So running uphill was already expected. Elevation up to 93m. Check out the route elevation graph at the bottom.