Skechers GOwalk Sport in Malacca

[ GOwalk Sport sponsored by Skechers ]

We have not been to Malacca for the last 5 years. Primary reason is because we always feel this city is over-crowded with tourists, and the best way to explore this city is walking ๐Ÿ™‚

A few conditions always make it a little bit harder to drive in Malacca :p
Lack of car park space, navigating the narrow back lanes and squeezing with “fanciful” trishaws, and the endless jams (congestion) are legendary.

As the kids are now older and more adventurous, we decided it was time to revisit Malacca again ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Besides hunting for Peranakan food and cafe, we did some “trick eye” photos with the numerous mural wall art too. Seems like every town in Malaysia has some Mural art canvas now.

Exploring all the corners of Malacca with Skechers GOwalk Sport. As it was drizzling on a few occasions, GOwalk Sport provided good grip on the red tiles.

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Comfort and style blend into one footwear, kids love the vibrant design. We love the layer of insole which was super comfortable. GOwalk Sport helped to cushion our feet and made our trip more relaxing.

 

We were encouraged to do more hunting of famous food, landmarks, souvenirs and of course Jonker Street. ย 

 

Before our Malacca trip, we had pop by Punggol Waterway Point’s Skechers outlet.

We try to choose different colours so it will be easy to differentiate.ย Guess who chose what colours?

Skechers’ friendly staff were very patient and helpful in recommending the right shoes for us.

Take a look at Skechers’ newly engineered soles and traction. Besides looking good, it provides a comforting layer of cushion for us to roam Malacca ๐Ÿ™‚

From the website, we understand Skechers’ GOwalk soles are Gen5, and feature light-weight material, which are also highly flexible too.

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GOwalk Sport’ “GO KNIT” material offers comfort,ย fit and breathability. With or without socks, comfort is not compromised.

We love the inner lining sole, which is anti-slip and hugs our feet snugly.

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More details about GOwalk Sport advanced designs on this article.

More photos of us walking and exploring Malacca.

 

Video (YouTube link) : 2D2N Skechers GOwalk in Malacca

Do pop by our Facebook for more Malacca photosย , we have updated the GPS for the nice cafes and restaurants ๐Ÿ™‚

 

We would like to thanks Skechers for our GOwalk Sport footwear. Do pop by Skechers Websiteย and Facebook for the latest updates and promotions.

 

 

Relaxing stay at Bintan Lagoon Resort

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Over the December school holidays, we were invited to Bintan Lagoon Resort (BLR).

The first impression which struck us is the serene surroundings and vast tracts of land.
There are a total of 417 rooms in Bintan Lagoon Resort!

Breakfast buffet at Fiesta was always a cheery experience, the open concept and colourful interior, sea view with constant breeze. We took our own sweet time to enjoy the pastries and continental spread.

Pretty landscaping, the coconut trees give the resort a relaxing vibe.

Blue and white over the horizon and pool, sea and clouds. Go on, rest on the beach deck couches, snooze if you wish to ๐Ÿ™‚

Life can be carefree, until the kids pull you along to explore the resort.

Climb up the slope and watch the ferry moors, the ferry terminal is at resort’s door step!

Looking over the horizon.

The lobby is decorated with pretty wooden carpentry work.

Bintan Lagoon Resort offers tons of opportunities to relax and chill.

Our active kids spend most of their time at Leisure Centre.

We suspect Jungle Gym would be kids’ favourite hideout.

Or pool fun (boat rental has nominal fee)

Golf driving range and archery, you can rent the buggy too (4 seater 350,000 Rupiah).

Those who wish to impress and romance your beau, the spacious suites are available for your luxurious honeymoon. Villas with private pool and personal buggy are available too.

Pretty landscaping all around.

But alas, monsoon season’s red flag meant it was not safe for seaside activities.

Lunch was Dim Sum and Chinese cuisine at Chop Chop, value for money and quite delicious too, the carrot cakes were surprisingly good.

We signed up for a Mangrove tour after lunch. Amazing to go up close and embrace the rich diversity surrounding a mangrove ecosystem.

Mangrove kiln (for charcoal burning) and traditional houses spotting.

Both the speedy boat ride and overhead mangroves canopy were exhilarating for us. As we ventured deeper, the waterway got narrower and shallower.


Spot the overhead snakes and monkeys!

Learning about the ecosystem of the mangroves, the mangrove pods. Our guide managed to grab some wild pitcher plants for us too.

Back on land, kids were treated to Magnums and adults packaged the “famous” Nasi Padang back, love the juicy and tender rendang beef!

Dinner was at beachfront restaurant Nelayan. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner as the waves lapped the sandy shoreline.

Tips for travellers : When Indonesians mention your order is only mild spiciness, they mean very spicy :p

Grilled Lombok Chicken was the best dish from our dinner, the chilli meshed into the chicken, and goes really well with plain rice. Sedap!

We have uploaded more photos on our Facebook album, you can visit our Day 1 Eco-Village activity too.

โ€œBintan Resortsโ€ generally refers to the area on the entire northern coast of the Indonesian Island of Bintan. There are at least 8 resorts around this area. You can get the latest updates about Bintan Lagoon Resort on their website and Facebook.

Bintan Lagoon Resort

Thank you for the “relaxing” invite, BLR ๐Ÿ™‚

Plantronics Backbeat Fit is adding Music and Fun to my Run

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I have recently added Music to my running routine.
With the right song (and tempo), I hope to be motivated to run faster and further ๐Ÿ™‚
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My previous headset was wired, and I hate the dangling cables. It proves to be more distracting then helpful in my runs. The ear plugs kept dropping off, and it was uncomfortable to push the ear buds deep into the ear canal.

I knew wireless (and bluetooth) is the way to go.
It would help if new headset is light and enduring too.

Enter Plantronics BackBeat Fit.

1) It meets all my requirement, and can last 8 hours!
I do not even need to bother to switch it off, the unit can lasts me for 3 or 4 days’ worth of run.
More importantly, I know my BackBeat Fit will accompany me throughout my upcoming Sundown Marathon in 2017!
You can have a full recharge in around 2 hours (Quick charge 15 minutes for up to 1 hour of music play)

Press a button and my headset will tell me “4 hours of “Listen time left”. Iphone icon will display estimated battery live left.
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2) Look at my perspiration, minimal amount of sweat will stick to my Backbeat Fit. The unit’s waterproof design meets the IP57 rating and has an additional sweatproof nano-coating. The last thing we need is for sweat or rain to corrode our headset (Plantronics Youtube)
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3) Durable and sporty
The material feels flimsy but is actually very durable, no matter how you twist or loop it.

4) Love the functional design of my BackBeat Fit. The “Hooks” secure the ear plugs snugly near my ear, and will not come loose no matter how I shake my head. It weighs only 24gm, and you will hardly feel it!
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5) The buttons are super easy to understand, user friendly and intuitive. I manage to connect the Plantronics BackBeat Fit to my Iphone within 10 minutes of un-boxing.
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In addition, Backbeat Fit has a few fancy features too.

6) The most important is the open eartip (ear buds) design which provide ambient awareness. With the music playing, I can still hear the bicycle bells and vehicular horns coming from behind.

Situation awareness is especially important when I go running in the evening. Those noise-cancelling headsets would be good for surround-sound music but might not be recommended for running.

7) Love the vibrant colours.
Love the neon flashy strips, choose a colour to define your style, but I opted for conservative Black Core. The neon “strips” is a safety feature, they can help to reflect lights in the evening.
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(Image credit http://www.plantronics.com)

I am definitely looking forward to more runs with my BackBeat Fit ๐Ÿ™‚
Follow our running journey here.

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More details about Plantronics BackBeat Fit can be found on their website, Facebook and Youtube (Older BackBeat Fit version). Do take note the latest Plantronics BackBeat Fit no longer bundle the reversible-armband together.