Tuesday, December 30, 2014

[Review] The Face Shop Rice Water Bright O2 Cleansing Foam


Photo By: Elin Chow

I was introduced to The Face Shop Rice Water Bright O2 Cleansing Foam while I was doing some quick shopping at The Face Shop retail store. A retail assistant came over to assist with my purchase and while she was attending to me, she tried to convince me to include this Rice Water Bright O2 Cleansing Foam into my shopping basket as well. Of course, I was not very keen in making a purchase, especially when I am not familiar with this product at all. Surprisingly, the retail assistant was very patient and followed me around the store, trying to convince me how great this cleansing foam was. At the end, I was pressured into making a purchase and I was actually glad that I did. Thanks to the persistent retail assistant, I managed to add another great facial cleanser to my skin care routine.

What The Face Shop Says

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright O2 Cleansing Foam is a gentle facial cleanser made with Rice Water that helps to cleanse and remove impurities from the skin effectively. While cleansing, its rice water ingredient also keep the skin moisturized, leaving it feeling softer and brighter than before.

Benefits Of Rice Water On Skin

For centuries, rice water is Asia's one best kept secret due to its many amazing skin benefits. Rice water, or in particular, fermented rice water, is known to be rich in antioxidants, minerals, B vitamins, vitamin E and traces of Pitera, the magical anti-aging elixir found in all SKII products. Pitera is famously known for its ability in promoting cell regeneration, thus helping skin to stay young and beautiful.

Apart from that. the nutrients in the fermented rice water is said to have the ability to shrinking pores size, reduce fine lines, fade dark aging spots and firm up the skin. Due to its antioxidants properties, fermented rice water is also believed to have the ability to ease inflammation, thus creating a healthier, smoother and more radiant looking skin.

What I Like About This Cleansing Foam

1. Gentle cleanser

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright O2 Cleansing Foam is an extremely gentle cleanser, yet it cleanse the skin well. While keeping the skin clear and clean, it does not strip the skin of its natural oil, thus leaving it feeling soft and moisturized.  I am actually pleased that my skin does not feel irritated or dry after I washed the cleansing foam off with clean water. On the other hand, I find this product rather effective in helping me to soothe the irritation and redness during my bad skin days.

I do not have dry or sensitive skin, but still, I often get red patches on my face sometimes, especially on bad air days. The skin tends to dry and flake off at these spots, leaving an itchy sensation. Whenever at such times, I would usually find myself reaching out for this cleansing foam to soothe my irritated and sensitive skin. I must agree that this product is very gentle on skin, yet it efficiently helps to exfoliate flaky dead skin cells.

In addition to that, I noticed that my complexion seems to appear brighter and glow more radiantly on the days when I used this product. I actually like the consistency of this product too. It is very soft and creamy, but not too runny. Surprisingly, it foams well too. This product also comes with a very light milky rice smell which I am not particularly fond of. The smell is nothing unpleasant, so I am not sure why I dislike it.

Unfortunately, this cleansing foam does not have any oil controlling properties at all. My skin tends to feel very greasy again just after a few hours I had washed my face with The Face Shop Rice Water Bright O2 Cleansing Foam. Thus, this might not be suitable for all skin types as what The Face Shop has claimed. Instead, my experiences with this cleansing foam actually tells me that it might be more suited for people with dry or sensitive skin due to its gentleness.

2. Removes makeup efficiently

Furthermore, I must say that this product really does a great job in helping me to remove some of my waterproof makeup without causing any irritation to my skin and eyes. However, do not expect it to remove everything.

3. Packaging

I have a love - hate relationship with the packaging. First, let me explain what are the things I love about the packaging.


The Face Shop Rice Water Bright O2 Cleansing Foam comes in a sturdy pump tube with a transparent cap, containing 120ml of the product. I always feel that such packaging is very hygienic and easy to use. While the it is beautiful to look at, I actually find the packaging a little bit too bulky and not exactly travel-friendly at all. Even so, I would still find myself packing this product into my travel bag whenever I am going for a weekend getaway. This is when I usually put on very minimal makeup and since this product serves well as both a facial cleanser and an effective makeup remover. I figured it out that it will make my life much more convenient to bring it along for my shorter trips.

What I Dislike About This Cleansing Foam

1. Packaging

However, the only bad thing is that the tube is opaque, which makes it impossible for me to determine how much of the product is left. I would definitely love to know how much of the cleansing foam I have used so that I could buy a new one before it completely finishes up.

Most of the pumps does not work flawlessly all the time. For those that does not work well, a lot of the product might be stuck and gone wasted at the bottom of the tube if I could not get them out. Annoyingly, the dispensing pump cap of this product cannot be opened, which makes it impossible for me to get to the bottom of the tube. As much as I love the packaging, I also hate the fact that so much product has been wasted.

It would be great if The Face Shop could consider changing the packaging to a transparent tube, with a pump cap that can be opened. This would definitely help its consumers to avoid any unnecessary wastage.

2. Pricey

As expected, most of the skin care products from The Face Shop are actually a bit more on the expensive side. It cost me SGD 32.90 to get this from The Face Shop retail store in Singapore. I believe it would probably cost you about RM 70 if you are purchasing this product from one of its retail stores in Malaysia. Of course, it will be much more cheaper if you are purchasing this product online. I am not sure of the price, but I believe it would not cost more than SGD 20.

This cleansing foam probably will not last me for two months if I were to use it on daily basis. Or perhaps it will since it is difficult to tell with  the opaque packaging with a faulty pump cap which could not be opened.

How To Use This Cleansing Foam

Unlike most of the other brands of facial cleansers which you would find in the market, it is important that you use this product on a dry face with a pair of dry hands. Although I love this cleansing foam very much, I do not find myself using this product very often.  I would only reach out for this product whenever my skin is feeling extremely sensitive on that week. However, for people who have either dry or sensitive, you could probably use this as your daily cleanser. 

I would advise you to use this cleansing foam as last-step cleanser after you have used a makeup remover to remove most of your waterproof makeup. This product will definitely help to clean up any residues that remain on your face.

1. After removing your makeup with a makeup remover, rinse your face with clean water. 

2. With a clean towel, proceed to pat your face and hands dry


3. Then pump an appropriate amount of the cleansing foam into your dry hands. You might need 2-3 pump of the product to fully cover your entire face.

4. In a circular motion, gently massage the foam onto your face. If you are doing this right, the cleansing foam should foam up on its own once you rubbed it onto your skin.

5. Once you are done, rinse the cleansing foam off with warm water,

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Why I Left Singapore For Malaysia


Photo By: Elin Chow

In 2013, I packed my bags, quit my job , withdrew my entire savings from the bank and left for Kuala Lumpur (KL) with my husband. To me, leaving Singapore was one of the most difficult decision I had made in my life. It was not a surprise that none of my family members or close friends could understand my decision.

I spent a year thinking deeply before I finally came to a decision.  But when I excitedly announced my plans to people around me, I received no positive responses. None of the people around me were supportive. Instead, many have asked me why I have chosen to relocate to Malaysia when most Singaporeans are leaving for countries with a higher standard of living like Australia, Canada or USA.

So, why am I leaving Singapore when plenty of Malaysians are trying to get into my country? Even my Malaysians colleagues are very surprised when they learnt that I am actually a Singaporean. I was even told by several of them that a lot of their Malaysian friends have actually renounced their Malaysian citizenship to become Singaporeans. No Singaporeans would want leave Singapore for Malaysia. Why I have not follow the norm?

Well, it all began with my Malaysian husband who desperately wanted to be back home permanently. Of course, we fought several times because of this issue. We could be in a long distance relationship which I think I can never accept. However, we never have the intention to break up. We simply could not because we just love each other too much.

So, we were left with only two options - Continue to live our life in Singapore or get married and settle down in KL.

After giving much thoughts to this matter, you would know that I have chosen to get married and relocate to KL with my husband. This is seriously the most difficult decision for me to make in the entire 22 years of my life. In this blog post, I shall be documenting my reasons that eventually led me into making my final decision.

Pros of Living in Malaysia

1. Transport system

Certainly, KL does not have the best transport system in the world. But at least, it is definitely efficient enough to transport me to most of the places in KL without frequent breakdown or delays. In fact, I always find the trains in KL to be more efficient than the ones in Singapore. Similarly, trains are relatively crowded during peak hours too. But definitely, not as crowded as in Singapore. I found it very stressful and mentally draining to commute in extremely overcrowded trains everyday when I was still in Singapore. It was even worst when trains started to breakdown more frequently than before as I have to spend more time on commuting everyday.

However, buses in KL tend not to arrive on time as traffic congestion can be pretty bad during the peak hours. So, waiting for buses in KL can be rather frustrating at times. I will try to avoid commuting by bus in KL as much as I could.


The bus services in Singapore are still far from being reliable or punctual either. Just like the trains, delays are common nowadays. Even when the buses managed to arrive on time, they are usually packed like sardine.

Singapore used to have one of the best transport system in the world. However, in recent years, I started to feel very disappointed with our transport system. I actually find commuting to work in Singapore to be more stressful than the work itself.

Now, I feel really glad that I have made the right decision to relocate to KL. Certainly, I would never want to experience the stress of commuting to work ever in life again.

2. Car ownership



In Malaysia, a country where public transportation is still lacking, living without a car is difficult and inconvenient. But luckily, cars are available at pretty affordable price in Malaysia, but not really cheap if you are considering the fact that the country actually manufacture its own cars. Unlike in Singapore, I am really glad that I do not need to pay a hefty price to bid for a piece of paper in order buy a new car in Malaysia. All I would need to pay for is only the price of the vehicle itself. Of course, not taking into the account of bank loan interest, road tax and insurance.

KL is often well-known for its terrible traffic congestion, no matter the time of the day. So, be prepared to find yourself caught in a jam for at least an hour if you are driving your way to work.

Parking

Most of the time, you probably do not need to pay a fee to park your car unless you are driving into major shopping malls, business buildings or city areas. If not, you could just park in any empty space which you could find around the vicinity. However, in certain areas, you would need to look out for any traffic police who may appear any time to issue you a summon for illegal parking.

Living with car in Malaysia has gave me plenty of freedom and convenience to travel around and explore the rest of the country. I find this so much better than having to squeeze into a crowded train or bus just to get to any shopping mall in Singapore.

3. Public holidays

Malaysia has one of the highest number of public holidays in the world, currently ranking number seven in the top ten countries after Thailand, Indonesia, India and Hong kong. Just in KL alone, I would be enjoying at least 18 days off from work a year for free. Undeniably, this is the most awesome part about working in KL!

Now, I believe many of you might start to question whether Malaysians do ever work. Of course they do. In fact, working overtime is quite common, but for me, I usually get to knock off from work on time at 5.30pm. The latest would be 6pm for me. Most of the colleagues, including my boss would probably leave the office by 7 pm.

Working in KL enables me to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Other than working in the office, I am happy that I actually have plenty of time for my family and personal life as well. I enjoy the slower pace of life in KL very much. Now, I am glad to have escape from the hectic Singapore lifestyle for good.

4. Compulsory CPF contribution

Put aside the conversion rate, the salary package is really not that bad in KL. Currently, I am earning so much more as compared to the times when I was still working in Singapore. Furthermore, it is not a mandatory for me to contribute to CPF (known as EPF) in Malaysia. Certainly, I do not mind even if it is a must for me to make a contribution to EPF too. Unlike Singapore, EPF can be fully withdraw after reaching the age of 55. It will become part of my retirement fund.

CPF vs EPF contribution & interest rates

In addition, I did a quick comparison between Singapore CPF and Malaysia EPF contribution and interest rates.



In Singapore, employed Singaporean citizen up to the age of 50 are obligated to contribute 20% of their wages into their respective CPF accounts every month. The employer, on the other hand, are required to contribute an additional amount equivalent 16% of the employee's monthly wage.

Whereas, in Malaysia, employed Malaysian citizen up to the age of 60, earning less than RM 5000 per month, are obligated to contribute 11% of  their wages into their respective EPF accounts. Correspondingly, the employer are required to contribute an additional amount equivalent 13% of the employee's monthly wage.

However for employee who earns more than RM 5000 per month or above, the employer are only required to contribute an additional amount equivalent 12% of the employee's monthly wage to their EPF account. For employees aged 60 and above, they may opt to continue to contribute to their EPF account at a reduced 50% rate, 

I would prefer the EPF system, where I would have more spare cash to spend. Perhaps I could do some long-term investment if I wish to. There may be a chance that I mismanage my finances and left me with little savings for retirement. But who can be sure of that? I would prefer to plan my retirement myself while enjoying my life. Undoubtedly, deducting 20% from my monthly wages is definitely going to result me missing a lot of things in life. The even bad news is that CPF cannot be fully withdraw even when employees have reached their retirement age.

Furthermore, CPF have been paying a fixed interest rates to its contributors, which has remained unchanged over the years. CPF interest rate for its Ordinary Account is fixed at 2.5% annually. As for its Special, Medisave and Retirement Accounts, the interest rate is fixed at 4% per year.

EPF has a guarantee a minimum dividend rate of 2.5% annually, but usually, it is much more higher. A 6.35% dividend rate is declared in 2013, the highest ever payout in over a decade.

Which is the better system? I shall leave it for you guys to judge. I have written a detailed post summarizing the main differences between the CPF and EPF systems in both countries. If anyone is interested, please read my Singapore CPF VS Malaysia EPF post.

5. Cost of living

When compared to the cost of living in Singapore, KL is still an affordable city to live in. Although the cost of eating out in KL is higher than in Singapore, the price of housing, healthcare and public transportation remain at affordable levels. It is relatively cheap to rent a room in KL. With RM 600 per month, you could probably rent an entire 3 rooms apartment that is located outside of the city area. There are plently of rooms for rent in a semi-detached house for as low as RM 250 per month too.

A condominum that is located outside of the KL city would probably cost about RM 600k. Apparently, this is how much a 4-room HDB flat would cost in Singapore. If I have an option, I would definitely choose to live in a condominum.

The ridiculous high cost associated with raising a child in Singapore scares me very much too. How am I going to raise a child when I am struggling to feed myself?

6. Obsessed with paper qualification

Singapore is an extremely competitive society obsessed with paper qualifications. A thing which I always hate because it give rise to elitism in our society.

I am always not a very ambitious person. All I wanted in life is to have a job that will give me a decent and stable income. I once thought that completing university will help me to make enough income to lead a comfortable life. Unfortunately, I was wrong.

Having an university qualification in Singapore is no big deal, especially for those that are obtained from a private institution. In fact, based on my personal experience, private diplomas and degrees are often not recognized by the government sectors.

Between work experiences and paper qualifications, I believe most employers in Singapore would prefer to hire the better educated candidate rather than the one who only have plenty of work experiences.

A local degree holder would naturally fetch a higher pay than a private degree holder. To me, this is absolutely frustrating because I seriously think that private university are no way inferior to the local university. Throughout my three years in private university, I spent two of the years working full time in the day and attending part-time classes at night. I gained experiences which are never taught in books. But that does not help me to start anywhere higher than those who actually graduated from a local university. I got even more frustrated to know that even a foreigner who holds a foreign degree from some unrecognized university is offered a better pay package than me.

Furthermore, being overly obsessed with chasing paper qualifications actually makes Singaporeans apathetic to changes around them. Singapore is an emotionless society filled with not really 'nice' people. I do not mean that Singaporeans are not nice and friendly. But rather, our niceties does not seem to go beyond the surface level. Most of time we are just too obsessed with striving for excellence that we forget about caring for others.

To put it in other words, Singapore education system is rigid and very result-orientated, which does not encourage innovative and creative individuals. I believe this is also the reason why Singapore has not been very successful in producing as much entrepreneurs as Malaysia.

I have never encountered such problem while I was seeking for employment in KL. Paper qualification is important too, but without relevant experiences, chances of you securing an employment will be lower. Most Malaysians I have met are very friendly people who I could easily start a conversation with.

7. Flexibility

In Singapore, everyone simply just follow what the higher authorities say we should do. Although we often question the golden rule set by these people, eventually, we will still do whatever we are told to do. In fact, we have become extremely reliant on the rules set by higher authorities that we started to lose our own ability to solve problems.

The society lacks the flexibility to handle new challenges. Singaporeans are generally 'trained' to follow rules. I must say that we really did a good job on that. But sometimes, I really feel that our society is just too structured and rigid, which does not really encourage creativity.

I would not deny that Singapore is indeed a very fast and efficient country. But it comes with a price. A higher quality of life will naturally leads to a higher cost of living. Did I asked for that? Not really. I just wanted a simple and not so stressful life.

Cons of Living in Malaysia

I believe every city has it good and bad side. KL is definitely is not exception as well. Having listed all the good aspects of living in KL, let us look at some of the bad aspects of this city now.

1. Ringgit - the weaker currency

Undeniably, the weakening currency is always the bad thing about working in Malaysia. To be frank, I was actually surprised by the price of goods in Malaysia. All of a sudden, I realized that I could no longer buy as much products as before. Yes, it is certainly very frustrating, especially for those who just love shopping very much. But at least, I have learnt to spend my money more wisely now.

My Singaporean friends often told me that the cost of living in Malaysia is very low, thus I would have nothing much to worry about. I always thought so too. But I would probably ask them to stop comparing apples to oranges now. Cost of living in Malaysia is low, but not as cheap as we assumed it to be. Without the high exchange rates between SGD and MYR, Malaysia, or particularly KL, can quite an expensive country to live in. Locals who are earning their income in Malaysia are struggling to make ends meet every month due to the high cost of living. Eating out is expensive where a plate of chicken rice will easily cost you RM 5. Then I will see people starting to convert the RM 5 into SGD and thought that is really cheap.

However, if you gave it a deeper thought, if you are earning SGD, I believe you will be spending your income in Singapore too. Thus, it is not very right to convert and compare the price of goods in Malaysia with those in Singapore.

The weaker Ringgit also makes travelling seems almost impossible most of the time. For Southeast Asia countries, except for Singapore, it is still fine. However, if you wish to visit Europe, I believe you would need to have at least RM 15k in hand.

2. Language barriers

In Malaysia, where unlike Singapore, Bahasa Malaysia is the national language. Thus, it is relatively important for one to be conversant in Bahasa Malaysia, especially when you plan to set up a business in Malaysia.

Communicating with the Malaysian Chinese living in KL is not a problem as most of them can either speak Mandarin or Cantonese. However, I find it difficult to engage in a conversation with the Malay population, who usually communicate in Bahasa Malaysia. Even so, I am glad that there is actually quite a number of them who are rather fluent in English language. But still, it is important and good for me to master some basic Bahasa Malaysia if I have decided to stay in KL on a long-term basis.

3. Higher crime rates

Crimes are pretty rampant in Malaysia nowadays, especially theft, pickpocketing and rapes. In Malaysia, I have to stay alert and be very careful with all my personal belongings at all times. I could no longer enjoy the kind of safe environment like I used to while I was still in Singapore.

4. Lesser career advancement & opportunities

Comparing to Singaporeans, Malaysians are less ambitious. Most of them are easily satisfied with a decent and stable job, thus job hopping is actually less common. As a result, there are actually lesser career advancement opportunities available in the workforce. Companies in Malaysia seldom send its employees for trainings too. Most of them would not see the need to.

To an extent, this is not an absolutely bad thing. At least I would not feel the pressure and stress to constantly upgrade myself to survive in the competitive society.

Conclusion

Do I see myself moving back to Singapore someday? Well, probably, but chances are not high. Currently, I feel really satisfied with my life in KL. But for certain, I do not have the intention to give up my Singapore citizenship. After all, Singapore is still my homeland.

I used to love my little red dot very much and feel very proud to be a Singaporean. However, life has become so stressful and tough in Singapore in the past decade. The Singapore which I have knew is changed. Will I be able to earn enough to even feed myself? I am not very confident with that. Even if I could, I am not satisfied with just living with the bare minimum, struggling every month to make ends meet. I also hate to share our limited spaces with all the foreigners who Singapore welcomed in with open arms.

We could have postponed our plans where we continue to work in Singapore and only relocate to KL once we have enough savings to provide us a comfortable life. But how old we would be when that time finally comes? It is better that we start everything anew when we are still young.

If I were to become rich someday, I might fell in love with this city once again. But now, I am satisified with my life in KL. Apart from that, I also enjoy exploring the rural side of Malaysia very much.

If you are curious about my life in Malaysia, please read: FAQ About My Life In Malaysia

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

My Photo Story #4: A Simple Date


It has been really a while since I last put on makeup and spent some quality time with my husband. I could not remember when was the last time we went for a shopping, movie and dinner date all in one day. We used to do that every week when we were still dating. But sadly, not anymore after we got married. My husband was always not very keen about the idea of going on a date during the weekend. In fact, spending his entire weekend at home with his family is all he wanted to do.

So, I was really surprised that he actually initated a date this time. I could not describe how happy and excited I was when he actually asked if I would like to go to the mall for some shopping and a movie that saturday.

However, we had a fight on that saturday morning. Of course, I cried. Although everything went back to normal after that, we arrived at the mall rather late, thus not having enough time to do much shopping. Even so, we did managed to spend some quality time together and just enjoying each other other's company.

That saturday reminds me of our dating days. So, to keep the passion alive in a marriage, it is crucial that we will never stop dating each other. A simple date will keep the spark alive in a relationship.

Anyway, this week photo will be a selfie to record my happiest moment of the week. Go on a date with your spouse if you have not too. It is always frustrating that marriage always lead us to take things for granted. We often lost the passion and excitement we used to have for each other and I believe going on a regular date would help to bring the spark back.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

[Review] Nature Republic 100% Jelly Cleansing Puff - Red Clay

Photo By: Elin Chow

I have been using this Nature Republic 100% Jelly Cleansing Puff in Red Clay since two years ago. Why did I started using this puff? Well, I remember that I was searching for a cleansing puff that could help to improve my dull and oily skin. So, after reading many rave reviews about the Nature 100% Jelly Cleansing Puff on the internet, I decided to try this little squishy sponge out. 

What Does Nature Republic Says

Made up of 90% Konjac and 10% Korean Red Clay, the Nature Republic 100% Jelly Cleansing Puff - Red Clay helps to remove dirt and absorbs excess sebum without over drying the skin. The soft texture of the puff efficiently slough off flaky skin without causing irritation or redness, thus creating a smooth and healthy looking skin. Suitable for people with oily or combination skin.

Benefits Of Konjac Sponge

The Konjac plant, also known as the Devil's Tongue for its unusual appearance, is a plant that grows all across Japan, China and South East Asia.

Made from the root of the Konjac plant, the Konjac sponge efficiently remove dirt, oil and blackheads from your skin. Konjac sponge is highly recommended for anyone with acne or clogged pores due to its ability in clearing clogged pores, reducing breakouts and inflammation. For people with sun-damaged skin, Konjac sponge is gentle enough to slough off dull and flaky skin, thus delivering a smoother, softer and healthier looking skin. 

Konjac plant is also rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D and E, Proteins, Lipids, Fatty Acids and natural minerials such as Copper, Zinc, Iron and Magnesium. These ingredients helps to nourish and smoothen your skin naturally without irritating or causing redness to it.

Types Of Cleansing Puffs

There are basically three types of cleansing puffs for you to choose from, each targeted for different skin care needs.

1. Vegetable Konjac

Made of 100% vegetable plant root, the Nature Republic 100% Vegetable Jelly Cleansing Puff gently clean the skin deeply while leaving your skin smooth and hydrated. It helps to balance PH levels in the skin. thus reducing the occurrence of acne, blackheads or dryness. Suitable for all skin types.

2. Bamboo Charcoal Konjac

Made up of 90% Konjac and 10% Bamboo Charcoal, the Nature Republic 100% Charcoal Jelly Cleansing Puff helps to cleanse and purify the skin deeply. It keeps the face moisturized and protect the skin from sebum. Suitable for all skin types too. 

Since my oily skin is always my main concern, I chose to purchase their Red Clay Cleansing Puff, which I hope would provide some levels of oil control to my skin.

What I Like About This Cleansing Puff

1. Cleans Well

The puff actually makes my facial cleanser foam very well and I really love how clean and refreshed my skin always feels every time after I washed my face with this cleansing puff. 

Apart from that, this puff also does a great job in exfoliating my skin and leaves my face feeling softer and looking healthier after cleansing. The texture of the puff is very soft and does not irritates my skin at all. Yet, I am surprised that it is actually rough enough in helping me to remove some of the most stubborn dirt, excess oil and dead cells from my skin. 

Since I started using this cleansing puff, I have noticed that my face has become less oily than before, which in fact has helped to reduce the occurrence of breakouts. My skin does not feel tight or dry after I washed my face with this puff. However, I am not sure whether this is effective in getting rid of blackheads or whiteheads as I have yet to notice a huge difference. 

Just like most of the Konjac sponges which you would find in the market, the Nature Republic 100% Red Clay Jelly Cleaning Puff comes in a domed shape, flat on one side and domed on the other. The dome shape actually fits in nicely in my hand, making it easy to hold. 












What I Dislike About This Cleansing Puff

1. Costly

I actually purchased this Nature Republic 100% Red Clay Jelly Cleansing Puff from one of the Qoo10 Singapore online store when I was still in Singapore. Each piece of puff only cost me about SGD 5 to get it shipped from Korea to Singapore. Can you believe how cheap and affordable was that?

But now... I am very surprised that a SGD 5 puff would easily cost me around RM 40 if I were to have it shipped to Malaysia. I really find the price a bit ridiculous and definitely, I will not repurchasing it again any time soon. Well, it is not that I do not want to because I really love using this cleansing puff very much. But the price is simply just too unacceptable for me to make a purchase and ship to Malaysia. So, if anyone of you know where I could get this cleansing puff at a cheaper price online, please let me know.

2. Short Lifespan

Konjac sponges generally have very short lifespans as they tend to get mouldy or worn out very quickly, thus are required to be replaced once every one to two months. This is also another reason why I am unwilling to pay RM 40 for something which I am going to throw away every one to two months. Unless I am relatively well-off.

How To Use This Cleansing Puff

Konjac sponges are very hard when they are dry, so make sure you wait until it is soft before using it on your face. This is to avoid injuring your skin. 

To soften the puff,  rinse and allow the dry Konjac sponge to fully absorb water until it feels soft and squishy in your hands. Then, wet your face with some water and squeeze a bit of your everyday facial cleanser on the flat side of the cleansing puff. For me, I would be using my EverSoft Ginkgo with Grapefruit Facial Cleanser. Sometimes, I would choose to use this cleansing puff without applying any facial cleanser to it. But whether you use it with or without a facial cleanser, it is up to your personal liking. 

Massage the puff gently onto your face in a circular motion. Once you have finished cleansing, rinse the puff with clean water and squeeze out all the excess water.


The cleansing puff actually comes with a string attached to it, so you could hang it up somewhere to dry once you are done cleansing your face. Make sure you hang it up in a well-ventilated space to dry to slow down the growth of bacteria and mold on the puff.

Final Thoughts

Adding a Konjac sponge into your everyday cleansing routine could make a big difference, especially for people with oily and acne-prone skin. Konjac sponges are extremely gentle cleanser, thus it can be used on skin types. To me, this is just the perfect thing to use if I wish to exfoliate my skin everyday. You could also use it twice a week if you hate the idea of exfoliating everyday.

For me, I am really glad that I have found the Nature Republic 100% Red Clay Jelly Cleansing Puff. Using it to wash my face has really helped to improve my skin greatly and will definitely continue to purchase this puff if not for the price. Hopefully, I would be able to find a cheaper alternative to replace it.

If you have purchased the Nature Republic 100% Jelly Cleansing Puff online, do not be too surprised if you have received a air-tight plastic pouch with a slightly damp sponge. In fact, almost all of the Konjac sponges brands in the market also packaged and shipped its products slightly wet too. I am not sure what is the real reason, but I guess this is probably to keep the sponges hydrated, thus preventing it from cracking and breaking off during shipment.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

My Photo Story #3: M&M Dark Chocolates!


Photo By: Elin Chow

M&M dark chocolates - it reminds me of my childhood...

I used to love M&M chocolates a lot when I was a kid. My mum will always buy me a tube of M&M chocolates after school and I would pour a bunch of them straight into my mouth at a time. Within seconds, I would have finished the entire tube of it and asked for more.

But I did not like it anymore now. As I grew up, I stopped loving M&M chocolates as I really hate how they always got stuck between my teeth. I find it very frustrating as I tried to remove the tiny pieces of chocolates from my teeth every time I finished eating.

However, I still love its colorful button-shaped appearance. In fact, looking at them actually makes me feel happier than eating them. Unlike the usual M&M milk chocolates, the dark chocolates ones actually taste less sweeter and more satisfying to me. Hopefully, this will make me fall in love with the M&M chocolates once again.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Trip To Cameron Highlands 2014: Mountain Strawberry Farm























Photo By: Elin Chow

Leaving the Boh Tea Plantations in Cameron Highlands, we got back into our car, planning to head back to the town of Brinchang, Halfway through the journey back, we accidentally took the wrong turn and found ourselves going further uphill, leading all the way to Gunung Brinchang. However, we did not get to visit Gunung Brinchang, which is known to be the second highest mountain in Cameron Highlands. We wanted to, but our car engine was simply not powerful enough to carry the 5 of us all the way up the hill. The only way to reach the top is to walk our way up. It was a pity that we did not have time for that. Instead, we decided to drop by the Mountain Strawberry Farm located along the road to Gunung Brinchang.

Mountain Strawberry Farm

As you drove along the narrow and winding road, you should be able to spot a large sign board that says 'Mountain Strawberry Farm'. The Strawberry farm is just situated at the bottom of a steep slope, hidden among the cool hilly mountains.


We decided to park our car at the top of the slope and walked our way down to the farm. It took us probably less than 10 minutes to reach our destination by foot. Being located higher up on a hill, far off the main town, the Mountain Strawberry Farm is actually much less crowded and more tranquil than most of the farms you will find in Cameron Highlands. In fact, we were the only group of visitors at the farm during the time when we arrived. This was not a really bad thing since it gave us quite a lot of freedom to roam and explore the entire farm without any disturbance. 


However, we did not get to pick our own strawberries as we found the price to be a little bit too expensive. If I did not remember wrongly, the plucked strawberries cost RM 40 per kg. Furthermore, most of the strawberries that are planted in this farm were quite small and does not look deliciously appealing to us. 


Apart from strawberries, visitors are also allowed to snip their own organic vegetables such as tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and Chinese cabbage directly from the farm too. I could not believe we have missed their vegetables farm out and only to have learn about it after we came home from the Cameron Highlands!


The farm has a few bonsai for sale as well. Unsurprisingly, you could also find a variety of cactus being sold here just like any farms in Cameron Highlands.


However, the most attractive and fun part about visiting the Mountain Strawberry Farm would be the extremely warm and friendly Bangladeshi staff who was always very keen in helping us to snap tons of 'creative' photos with giant strawberries! It was a pity that the camera of my phone was not really working well at that time. So, the quality of the photos came out to quite bad. 


Look! It's a GIANT strawberry!


Hmm...I wonder how it will taste like? Wait...let me try it...

At the end of the photo taking session, we actually gave the Bangladeshi staff a RM 10 tip for capturing these interesting and funny photos for the 5 of us. Although tipping is not a mandatory, we did not mind paying him since we managed to have lots of fun too. Besides, he was very happy to help us re-take any photos which we were not satisfied with and offered to take more for us if we would like to. I believe the Mountain Strawberry Farm is few of the many farms where you could enjoy such service in the Cameron Highlands. So, forget about the bumpy drive and be sure to visit this farm if you prefer a less crowded place with cool and refreshing air.

With that, we got back into our car once again and headed off to visit the last attraction of our trip. So stay tuned...

Sunday, December 7, 2014

My Photo Story #2: Japanese Chocolate balls!


Photo By: Elin Chow

I received some chocolates balls from one of my colleagues who just came back from Japan. The packaging are just so adorable! If I were in Japan, I believe I would not be able to resist myself from buying and bringing some of these chocolate balls home too. I really think that the Japanese are one of the most creative group of people in the world!

Flip around and be continually amazed by Japanese creativity. I really love how the Japanese always put in extra effort in designing their products before selling them to the consumers. In fact, the Japanese are often known for their obsession for perfection!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Trip To Cameron Highlands 2014: Boh Tea Plantation

Photo By: Elin Chow

Leaving the Butterfly Farm, we got in the car and set off to explore Cameron Highlands further. Without having any plans in our mind, we drove aimlessly around the place and decided to drop by the Boh Tea Plantations.

How To Go

The Boh Tea Plantations are located high up in the Brinchang area. After the Butterfly Farm, you should be able to spot a large signboard on the left side of the road. Once you saw the sign board, turn left in and follow the road to the tea plantations.

The road that leads up to the Boh Tea Plantations is very narrow and winding, allowing only one car to pass at a time. As you drive around the mountains, do beware of cars coming from the opposite direction and prepare to slow down or stop to let other cars pass whenever required. I believe this is where it will test a lot of your driving skills and patience.

Throughout the drive, the road journey was very bumpy and uncomfortable. We did not know what to expect at the end of the narrow and curvy road and for a few moments, we did regretted of driving in at the first place. There were simply too limited space for us to stop the car or make a U-turn back to where we initially came from. 

However, if you put the narrow road and bumpy ride aside, you will enjoy the magnificent view of the green tea plantations on both side of the roads. The plantations are more than just being spectacular and stunning with hills all covered up by green tea.


Having a total of 8000 acres planted with tea, the Boh Tea Plantation is known to be the largest tea plantation in Southeast Asia. Really impressive!

Eventualy, we decided to just stop somewhere along the narrow road and took that opportunity to capture some of our travel memories. The tea plantations actually provide an excellent background for photo taking. However, it was a pity that I did not bring my DSLR along with me on this particular trip. So, this made it a must for me to visit the tea plantations very soon again to have some of its beauty captured on my DSLR.

The tea plantations are definitely a must see attraction for anyone who is visiting the Cameron Highlands. We did not get to visit the Sungei Palas Boh Tea Centre. Hopefully, I will get to visit the place on my next trip to the Cameron Highlands.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

[Review] EverSoft Organic Ginkgo with Grapefruit Facial Cleanser


Photo By: Elin Chow

A basic skin care regimen starts with a good cleanser. It is very important to wash your face with a cleaner twice a day even if you does not wear any makeup. Facial cleanser helps to remove makeup, pollutants, bacteria and any excess oils, dirt and debris from your skin. After washing,  This would keep your pores clean, thus allowing any moisturizing products to penetrate deeper and more efficiently into your skin.

However, finding the right facial cleanser for your skin is no easy task. This is not an exception for someone who has combination skin like me as well.

Since puberty, I have always been bothered by relatively oily skin that is very prone to breakouts. Thus, for the longest time in my life, I have been desperately searching for a perfect cleanser that would keep my face oil and acne-free just for a few hours in a day.


So, I started buying and trying numerous brands of facial wash that are available in the market, particularly those which claimed to be super effective in controlling oil and acne. However, nothing seems to work for my skin until someone introduced me to the EverSoft Organic Ginkgo with Grapefruit Facial Cleanser. Even though I was feeling rather skeptical at that time, I still decided to give this product a try. However, never have I expected that the EverSoft Organic Ginkgo with Grapefruit Facial Cleanser will become my most favorite facial wash of all time.

About EverSoft

Launched in 1985, EverSoft offers a complete range of skin and body care products made with natural ingredients that are safe and gentle for most skin types.

What Does EverSoft Says

Infused with 100% Ginkgo and Grapefruit extract, the EverSoft Organic Ginkgo with Grapefruit Facial Cleanser helps to unclog pores and remove dirt, impurities and excess oil, leaving skin feeling refreshed and clean. Other than that, it is also effective in providing long-lasting oil control without over-drying the skin, thus preventing the growth of acne-causing bacteria.

Formulated with Japanese technology, EverSoft Range of Facial Cleansers and Scrubs are specifically designed for Asian skin, especially for young women aged between 18 to 29 years old.

Ingredients

Ginkgo - Known to be one of the oldest living tree on Earth, the extract from Ginkgo leaves contain high levels of antioxidants that are effective in preventing skin from signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. In addition to its anti-aging benefits, Ginkgo extract is also found to have the ability in protecting skin against UV damages.

Apart from that, Gingko extract have also shown anti-inflammatory properties that may help to reduce the occurrence of acne and other skin problems such as Rosacea and Eczema. Due to its anti-bacterial properties, Gingko extract is said to have the ability in helping to clean and clear most bacteria and debris from the skin, which effectively also reduce the number of breakouts and infections.

Grapefruit - Contains a high amount of Vitamin A and C, minerals and antioxidants which simulate the production of Collagen, thus bringing extra smoothness and elasticity to the skin.

What I Like About This Product

1. Oil & acne control


I could not describe how much I love the clean and refreshed feeling every time after I washed my face with the EverSoft Organic Ginkgo with Grapefruit Facial Cleanser. This product is really efficient in removing excess oil and dirt from my skin and keep off oily shine from my face for as long as 8 hours a day. Since I started using this facial cleanser, I am glad that my skin has become less prone to breakouts. My pores also feels so much cleaner than before. With the EverSoft Organic Ginkgo with Grapefruit Facial Cleanser, I could manage my oily skin now.

2. No dryness & tightness

While it keeps my skin clear and clean, I am glad that this facial cleanser does not strip the natural oils off my skin. My skin does not feel dry or tight after using this product. On the other hand, I was surprised by how smooth and soft my face actually feels after I washed off the facial cleanser with water.

3. Very affordable

I was actually feeling very surprised by the affordability of EverSoft products, especially for an imported Japanese brand. You could easily purchase a 170g tube of EverSoft facial Cleanser at RM 16.90 from most drugstores and supermarkets in Malaysia. It will probably take me about 8 months to finish the entire tube.

If you find that 170g is just a little too big and bulky for you. the EverSoft facial cleanser is available in 50g (RM 6.20) and 100g (RM 11.20) as well.

4. A wide range of choices

It is great that EverSoft has launched a wide range facial cleansers, each targeted to different skin care needs. I was so spoiled for choice and could not decide which one to buy. Initially, I picked out the Avocado one to try and decided that it does not suit my skin very well. I needed something that could help to control the oil without over-drying my skin and for that, I am glad that I have found the EverSoft Organic Ginkgo with Grapefruit Facial Cleanser .


1. EverSoft Organic Avocado Facial Cleanser - Deep Nourishing 

The deep nourishing formula, which is infused with 100% organic Avocado extract, is suitable for people of all skin types. Rich in Phytosterol and Vitamin E, it helps to revive and strengthen skin tissues efficiently and provides hydration and nourishment to the skin.

2. EverSoft Organic Rice Milk & Honey Facial Cleanser - Double Moisturizing

The double moisturizing formula, infused with 100% organic Rice Milk and Honey extracts,is specially designed for people with normal or dry skin. Rich in both essential nutrients and Vitamin B1 & B2, it helps to lock in moisture, prevent dryness and promote smooth and healthy looking skin.

3. EverSoft Tomato & Cucumber Facial Cleanser - Pore Minimising


The pore minimizing formula, infused with 100% organic Tomato and Cucumber extracts, is specially designed for people with normal or oily skin. Rich in amino acids, minerals and Vitamin C, it helps to soften and refine skin. Cucumber extracts efficiently remove excess sebum without over-drying, leaving skin feeling clean and smooth.

4. EverSoft Pomegranate & Mulberry Facial Cleanser - Whitening Action

The whitening action formula, infused with 100% organic Pomegranate and Mulberry extracts, is specially designed for people with dry or combination skin. Enriched with Vitamin C, a powerful anti-oxidant, it helps to renew and lighten dark spots, thus resulting in a more even skin tone.

5. Organic Apricot Facial Scrub - Blackhead Clearing

Infused with 100% Apricot extracts and Jojoba beads , its deep scrubbing action helps to exfoliates the skin deeply, cleaning pores and removing blackheads, impurities, dead skin and excess oil from the skin.

What I Dislike About This Product

I have been using the EverSoft Organic Ginkgo with Grapefruit Facial Cleanser for the past 3 years. I could find absolutely nothing to dislike or complain about this product. I believe I will still continue to use this product as my daily facial cleanser unless I have found something better to replace it.


How Do I Use This Product

Using the EverSoft Organic Ginkgo with Grapefruit Facial Cleanser is just like using any other facial cleanser you will find in the market. Just in case this is the first time you are using a facial cleanser, you may wish to follow the steps listed below.

1. Wet your face with clean water

2. Squeeze an appropriate amount of the facial cleanser onto your palm and lather with some water

3. Message gently onto your face before washing it clean with water

It is important to cleanse your face twice a day (day and night) to keep your skin clean and free from dirt, impurities and excess oil. This is especially so for people with oily skin.

With EverSoft Organic Ginkgo with Grapefruit Facial Cleanser, I am glad that I will no longer be bothered by my super oily and acne-prone skin again.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

My Photo Story #1: That Warm Evening

Photo By: Elin Chow

I have created My Photo Story to share some random moments of my life. Be it good or bad, these moments will still be an important part of my life.

I always love sunset. It helps to warm my heart and makes most of my troubles disappear instantly. I could not remember when was the last time I ever saw a beautiful sunset. It was almost impossible to witness one as the weather was rather gloomy these days.

However, after a rainy and gloomy afternoon, I was fortunate enough to witness one of the most stunning and glorious sunset in the evening. Without any hesitation, I quickly turn on my phone camera, anxious to capture such a rare and beautiful moment. Even though I knew well that it is not easy to capture a sunset in all its glory with a phone camera, I could only try my best as I did not have my DSLR with me. Luckily, I have managed to capture some nice shots of that amazing moment. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Trip To Cameron Highlands 2014 - Butterfly Farm


Photo By: Elin Chow

Continuing from my previous post about my trip to Cameron Highlands, we set off from Silverstar Apartment @ Greenhill Resort at 8.30am in the morning. After having our breakfast, we headed off to visit the Butterfly Farm.

The Butterfly Farm

Established in year 1990, the Butterfly Farm was initially started by the founder as a hobby to house some of the most beautiful and exotic living creatures in Malaysia. Currently, the Butterfly Farm houses a wide range of live butterflies, insects, reptiles and amphibians, all opened for tourists to visit.

Opening Hours & Admission Fee

The operating hours and admission prices to the Butterfly Farm are as follows:



How To Get There

The Butterfly Farm is located close to the famous Kea Farm, about 3km from Brinchang.


Upon stepping into the Butterfly Farm, I must say that I was not very impressed. It was nothing near my expection. The name itself is a big misnomer as the farm does not breed or cultivate butterflies. Furthermore, it does not house a large collection of live butterflies either. 

The Butterfly Farm is divided into three distinct areas:

1. A butterfly enclosure that offers visitors a great chance to get up close to hundreds of free-flying butterflies.

2. The insects, reptiles and amphibians zone which exhibits most of the amazing insects, reptiles and amphibians species found in the rain forests of Malaysia.

3. A flower farm that features a wide range of Malaysian flower species which never fail to delight most visitors.

So, why is this attraction named the "Butterfly Farm" when it does not only house butterflies, but also a wide variety of exotic wildlife and flowers species? Thus, the name may be a little bit misleading in this case.

Before we enter the Butterfly enclosure, let's take a nice group photo together!


The Butterfly enclosure is a magnificent glass house where dozen species of.butterflies are housed in an indoor rain forest atmosphere. It is built with the idea of creating a beautiful flower garden in an enclosed area, specifically with the purpose of raising and exhibiting butterflies to the public.


From the moment we stepped into the Butterfly enclosure, we were really delighted to be surrounded by a myriad of fluttering butterflies around and all over the place.


Even though I am pretty scared of insects, I could not help but fall deeply in love with such delicate beautiful creature of nature. The Butterfly enclosure actually offers me a really good opportunity to observe these amazing creatures up close and probably capture some great-looking photos on camera. It was a pity that I did not get to bring along my DSLR for my trip to Cameron Highlands. This would mean that I could only rely on my Samsung S3 for the entire trip.

We were also glad that the place was not crowded with people during the time when we visited. This actually helped us to better enjoy and appreciate the attraction more. Of course, the uninterrupted photo-taking time was the best part of our visit. Most of the time, we could capture anything we wish to without any interruption.

I was even intrigued to witness a spider feeding on a poor butterfly. No matter how much I wish to save the butterfly from the spider, I did not. The butterfly was already dead. Even if it is still alive, I will not save the butterfly as well as this will disrupt the natural food chain. 


Although the Butterfly enclosure was not big, we still managed to spent an enchanting hour or so interacting with the butterflies. Occasionally, some of the butterflies even landed on my arms and stay there for a few seconds before fluttering off again. It was such a great experience!


Exiting from the Butterfly enclosure, it is not difficult to spot a cactus bed just right at the entrance. Beside it, you will find a flight of stairs that will you lead down to the rest of the zones.

Look at those horrible pricly thorns! I think I will be badly injured if I accidentally fell on the cactus.


As we headed off to the next zone, we were actually very excited to find some little yellow flowers with purple leaves being planted at the bottom of the stairs. 

At the right of the stairs, you will find a really dirty and wet concrete enclosure where three poor rabbits are housed. There was a very strong rabbits urine odor lurking all over the air around the enclosure. The stench was so overpowering that I felt I could almost puked on the spot when I tried to catch a glance of the rabbits. I really hope the owner could do something to improve the living condition for the rabbits.

The insects zone features a good collection of beetles that are commonly found in Malaysia. Some of the beetles displayed in this zone includes the Cheirotonus Arnaudi, Odontolabis Femoralis Femoralis and many other interesting species.

However, I did not managed to capture any photo of the beetles that are exhibited in this zone as I am always not fond of insects. In fact, most of the time, the sight of insects terrify me so much so that I could not even stand to get any closer to them. I just could not wait to get rid of them whenever I see any of them lurking around the corner of my house!

Situated right behind the insects house, at the reptiles and amphibians section, we were really excited to find a gigantic tortoise resting in an enclosure with a small pond. Although it is gigantic, this tortoise is definitely not as big as the Aldabra Giant Tortoise that I saw at the Singapore Zoo.


We actually tried to get the attention of the tortoise. But nothing seems to work as the tortoise continue to ignore our presence. I swear the tortoise is one of the most dull and boring creature living this world. It really makes me wonder why there are actually people who love to keep tortoise as a pet. 

On the left hand side of the tortoise enclosure is a mini frog pond where several frogs called its home. Seriously, I really feel that frogs are such ugly creatures. Its wet and slimy appearance always disgusted me very much. I could not imagine myself touching one with my own hands. They look so yucky to me!


Whereas, on the right hand side, you find a large glass enclosure where two adorable Chipmunks are housed. How I wish I could bring these cute furry ones home! 


It was only when I looked back at the photo I took that I realized that we actually left without exploring the other side of the bridge. So, I am not sure what have we missed out. Let's hope that there are nothing awesome at the other side of the bridge.


Located right in front of the tortoise pond, there are also a couple of glass enclosures that house different species of snakes, each unique in its own way. To be frank, I am extremely terrified of snakes too. Even so, I still could not help but have to capture a few pictures of the snakes as its beauty fascinated me very much.


Among all the snakes, I feel extremely fond of this green one. It looks really adorable and pretty to me! 


I think I am still fine with just one snake, but not a dozen of them! Can you imagine what would happen if all these snakes escaped from its enclosure? Not sure whether they are poisonous, but whether or not, this is bound to create some huge panic among people.

However, I think the green ones look more sinister and dangerous to me.

Right at the end of the farm, behind the snakes enclosures, we were delighted to find a mini flower farm filled with vibrantly colored flowers. How wonderful it will be if I could be surrounded by such beautiful flowers everyday. 


It is without doubt that brilliant sun flowers can always bring a smile to one's face. Thus it is really delightful and inspiring to see rows upon rows of sun flowers in full bloom as we strolled down the flowers field.


I am not particularly fond of flowers. But I must admit that the sunflowers are one of the most cheerful flowers I have ever seen. Indeed, the sunflowers did seem to brighten up my day and put a smile onto my face. 


The Morning Glories are beautiful too. Look at those purple trumpet-shaped flowers! I wonder why I have failed to notice its beauty in the past?

With that, we ended our visit to the Butterfly Farm. Overall, it was quite an enjoyable and worthwhile trip. The admission price of RM 5 is really affordable, especially if you are visiting in a large group of people.

The farm is actually not very big or interesting, but for the RM 5 which you had paid, there is really nothing much which you could complain about. I expected more, but the experience was still not too bad. If the owner could, I would really suggest him to have the name of the attraction changed. If not, at least try to make the butterflies the main attraction of the farm.

Personally, I really feel that the Butterfly Farm is just a perfect place for a family with kids to spend some quality time at. It will not be bad to visit the Butterfly Farm as an educational trip where kids get to explore, learn and interact with our Mother Nature.

However, I do have a feeling that the living creatures are not well-taken of. Take the rabbits for example. The furry little ones look really lifeless to me. Well, not just the rabbits only. It was the same for other living creatures that are housed at the Butterfly Farm as well.

However, as what I had said, for RM 5 which you had paid, the Butterfly Farm is still worth a visit. Take this time to learn and appreciate our Mother Nature.