Thursday, 26 June 2014

Travel: LEGOLAND® WaterPark at LEGOLAND® Malaysia (Johor)




Last weekend, I had the opportunity to visit LEGOLAND® WaterPark the next day after the night running in Sundown Malaysia 2014. Even with the usual post-race blues, rewarding myself for completing a long distance run with a fun relaxing activity is a must.

Purchased an entry ticket online 1 week before arrival at RM86. Walk-in day pass will cost at RM120.

Parking is not a problem as LEGOLAND® Malaysia provides a huge parking space for visitors. You may park at the basic uncovered car park at RM7 per entry (located near to LEGOLAND® Theme Park entrance. Or if you are too lazy to walk, you can park at the LEGOLAND® Malaysia Hotel building at RM30 which is nearer to both water park and theme park.

Ticketing counter is available at the water park entrance gate. If you purchased online, verification is required to the ticket holder name as per purchase details. 




After entering the entrance gate, you will first reach the water park locker & changing room. Changing room is equipped with lockers and shower area. Locker rental at RM20 can be done on a terminal located at the end of each locker rows. Note that the rental includes unlimited day usage, until you select to end rental option.


Rental of towel is available too at RM20. But I suggest to just buy at the water park store at RM30+ a piece. At least you can bring a towel back as a souvenir.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Running: Bring On The Night at Sundown Malaysia 2014 (Johor)


Sundown Marathon is a well-known running event in Singapore. Due to high-demand from local runners, the organisor HiVelocity had selected Johor Bahru as its race venue for the first time.

Sundown Malaysia has two categories at 12KM and 21KM. I was keen to do the half-marathon since finishing tee was one of the runner's entitlement upon completing the race.




Registered for this run earlier in March 2014 at a fee of RM80. Running this event with Farrah like my previous runs. A running milestone for her as this was her first 21KM distance.

Race Pack Collection
Collected my race pack at Medini Mall, Nusajaya in the afternoon few hours before flag off. Race pack collection was smooth and straight forward. The organisor even made my finisher tee size change as per my email request. The option for finisher tee was not available during early registration. 



There were a few retail exhibition booths in the area such as Brooks, Key Power International (2XU), RockTape and Sundown Marathon 2014 Official Merchandise. Met Saad, a special runner from Penang at the Sundown Official Merchandise booth who is doing the half-marathon distance. Did a quick coffee session with Saad and friend at Old Town White Coffee nearby before going back to hotel for preparation.

Bought the glow-in-the-dark tee as event souvenir at RM75. Promo at RM140 for 2 pieces. Feel a bit pricey as selling price in Malaysia.


Official Sundown Merchandise Pricing
Running Night
Reached Legoland car park area at 6pm with Farrah. Shuttle buses were available to bring runners to the flag off venue at Educity Stadium & Sport Complex, located 5 - 10 minutes away from the Legoland car park. Parking was ample and was free of charge on that day.

Car Park at Legoland Malaysia

Shuttle Bus Pick-Up Point
Baggage deposit counter service was fast by the volunteers. A numbered sticker was given for baggage collection after the race. Had a quick meal of fried mee hoon at one of the food stall in the gathering venue. Not so many choices though.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Ready For FIFA World Cup™ 2014 (Brazil) #USSoccer


I'm ready for FIFA World Cup™ 2014 Brazil!


This year I will root for my country of birth the United States of America (USA). Got my team World Cup kits from local Nike stores and also from the US.

Cost me USD90 for these stadium jerseys and USD60 for the training kit. The Nike World Cup jerseys are available in local Nike stores from S size at 95 cm chest width. Bought the Home Stadium in Kuala Lumpur and the Away Stadium in Bangkok.

Here are the US Soccer team World Cup kit.

FIFA World Cup™ 2014 Home Stadium
FIFA World Cup™ 2014 Away Stadium
Love more for the US training kit jerseys. Got myself the XS size with 90 cm  chest width for better fit from the States. The Nike Dri-Fit material quality is much better than the stadium version too. Totally worth-it!
US Training Jerseys
Item Recommendation: ★★★★★

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Running: ReebokΔONE Challenge 2014 20.5 KM (Putrajaya)


ReebokΔONE Challenge is back this year with a 20.5KM distance and 15 obstacles - an event not to be missed! Registration is open at 10am 5 June 2014 thru HooHa.com. Looking forward for challenging obstacles this year.

Register here: http://home.hooha.asia/reebokonechallenge2014.aspx

ReebokΔONE Challenge 2014

Date                   : Sunday, 14 September 2014
Venue                 : Dataran Putrajaya, Presint 3, Putrajaya
Distance             : 21.5 KM
Fee                    : RM80

Reebok ONE Challenge 2014 comprises of running and at the same time completing 15 challenges along the running route. Each participant must complete all the challenges. Any participant that couldn’t complete any challenge must proceed to the back of the queue and start again. Each participant is allowed 3 attempts to clear the challenge. If the participant fails to clear the challenge in all the 3 attempts then the participants need to do the penalty of 20 burpees to continue with the challenge under the guidance of the drill sergeant. Any participant, who is not able to clear a challenge in 3 attempts and the penalty, must remove the number bib and hand it over to the drill sergeant. The decision of the drill sergeant is final.


 Code
Category
Age Qualification
Distance
Flag off
Entry Fee
Maximum no. of participants
A
Men Open
18 – 55 years
20.5 KM
6.30 am
RM80.00
3000 pax
B
Women Open
18 - 55 years
20.5 KM
6.45am
RM80.00



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