Thursday, January 28, 2016

Fabulous Las Vegas

Zhi How send me this fabulous postcard on his recent trip to Las Vegas.

Las Vegas really is the city that never sleeps
Where to party in Sin City both night… and day.

Monday, January 25, 2016

A Snail Mail Diary

I came across to know about the Kickstarter in 2014. 
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, music and art, to design, and technology.

MountainManCityBody A collaborative photographic mail art project to create an adventure story photo book via correspondence. A Snail Mail Diary which was one of the kickstarter campaign, for the hope to create an adventure story via correspondence. 

Source : A Snail Mail Diary

Monday, January 18, 2016

Singapore Takes Flight : A Hundred Years (1911-2011)

A Hundred Years celebrates the centenary of aviation history in Singapore. The postcard showed the beginning of Singapore aviation history when a Bristol BoxKite biplane piloted by Joseph Christiaens took off in Singapore on 16 March 1911.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Infographic of Greetings from Netherlands

I've received a real postcard of "Greetings from.." Netherlands !
The postcard was send by Vera. I also wanted to have a postcard from "Greetings from.." in my last post and my wish is granted and I got a surprise delivered door step immediately (2 weeks). 

love the soft pastel background and also the infographic statistic of year 2015 

Thank you Universe and Vera. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Tips to beat the crowd, Borobudur Sunrise tour

 The Borobudur temple is built on top of a hill with stepped pyramidal shape. The temple is in the shape of a traditional Buddhist mandala. The construction of Borobudur temple is divided into three zones of consciousness and central sphere representing unconsciousness or Nirvana. The bell-shaped stupas adapted the Buddhism concept which is reflection of the Universe.

Borobudur is the biggest Buddhist temple in Indonesia. It is located in Mungkid, Magelang. It is about 42km from Yogyakarta (Jogyakarta). Open daily from Monday to Sunday at 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Notes to Travelers 

1) Borobudur at sunrise is a preferred choice among 27 world tourist destination as a must visit before you die ~ CNN

2) Manohara Hotel offers its visitor special pass to enter the monument early in the morning (at approx. 4.30 am before public visit) through the special passage to the Borobudur.

During our visit, we stayed at Cempaka Villa Guesthouse , about 10 minutes walk to the Borobudur. We purchased the entrance pass through the Guesthouse and they send us to the hotel. The entrance pass for adult - foreigner IDR 380,000 and domestic IDR 250,000 and children is half of the price. Touch light is loaned for the visitor.

3)  Why we choose to visit the temple in 4.00 am ?

Breathtaking scenery
As the mist begins to lift, the Sun's ray penetrating into thick atmosphere and we enjoyed to see


Not crowded by locals 
Most importantly, there will be less visitors during this tranquil moment. In case you are not aware of, there are 255 million population in Indonesia, the fourth most populous country after China, India and United States.

No rain in the morning
The weather in Borobudur generally fall into wet weather (from November to March) and July and August are the driest months in Borobudur. In December, it is recommended to visit the temple and others attraction places in the morning session, normally rainfall in the afternoon as according to the locals.

4) What to bring with you

Sarong (Hotel will provide a sarong to cover your leg for modesty reason )

5) Souvenir

Don't forget to claim your complimentary drink (tea / coffee) and light snacks at the entrance of the Manohara hotel (inclusive in the Sunrise package). Also a complimentary gift from the hotel when you return the touch light.

* The above information is valid during my time of visit.  

Monday, January 4, 2016

Greetings from .....

A series of Greetings from .... from Postallove (Postcard made with Love). The above images was from and those are the countries that I've been visited before. I wish to collect all of them.

Postallove is based in Poland.I love how Postallove incorporates the elements of scenery + statistics + general description of a country and make them into a postcard, very informative and inspiring.