Saturday, 1 November 2008

NTU Profesor's Feedback Surveys

Just something to amuse u guys! WC forward this design-related blog and...
he quoted from the feedback surveys,
“Is your moustache the source of your wisdom? If so, please dont’ set such difficult questions, because most of us don’t have moustache.”

Damn funny! Can't stand this Nanyang Technological University of Singapore profesor. He's cool & i wish i was one of the student there! Watch it & have a good laugh!
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U Magazine's Flight Window

U Magazine's Flight Window(click for a clearer view)
This is an interesting way to arouse interest among consumers, flight windows stickers with the line "read and let the journey begin" in mini busses where most passengers read magazines or newspaper to kill time on their journey. Love it! Not because i do bought this magazine and i'm not trying to be bias here, U Magazine is the most popular travel magazine in Hong Kong but...
i've tried following one of it's pocket map guidebook for my bangkok trip early march this year which to my amaze, frustating (if i would just stick to my footprint guide that i brought along.'p).

The reason: Finding PLAYGROUND at Thong Lo is not a 15minutes walking distance from BTS Thong Lo's Exit No. 3 as claimed, it took me 1/2 an hour to reach the CLOSED PLAYGROUND (maybe for people of hong kong, it is 15minutes because they do walk very fast, but for malaysian, like me~sigh~...). Few months later, an issue of U Mag stated that the place has been closed down for several reason...
I hope that 1 day, the writer from U Mag will try the chicken rice in Malaysia or perhaps Singapore, maybe u will love it more than the hainanese chicken rice in Soi Phetchaburi 30.'> (but i do enjoy the sight-seeing while searching for this place)
I've tried Ban Khun Mae at Siam Square Soi 8 but i prefer a more spicy version of Thai's but i do love the lemon grass drink that they served. Oh, I never got the chance to try out the bakery, Le Blanc at Soi 39, Sukhumvit Road *sigh*. Hope i did not miss anything interesting there!
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Tuesday, 28 October 2008

The Prison Hotel: Alcatraz Hotel, Kaiserslautern

Alcatraz Hotel, Kaiserslautern 1Fancy yourself spend the night behind bars? .'>
Try the Alcatraz Hotel in the western city of Kaiserslautern, German. Former German prison turned hotel offers guests a jailhouse feeling, with a possibility of walking out whenever they like.

Open on May 2oo7, Alcatraz Hotel, built in a former prison from 1867 today offers a total of 57 rooms, with original carceral beds, lattice bars and pass-throughs in the heavy steel doors. ' The hotel's manager, lawyer Andreas Kisch who together with a second lawyer bought the former prison, told Reuters Television in an interview that "we preserved a lot of the prison characteristics, as you can see here in the prison cell rooms." "The bars outside the windows are still there and we incorporated the prison aspect into the design of the hotel," Kisch said as he was standing in a cell turned hotel room where the bathroom facilities are not separate from the rest of the room. No question about it, "we are an adventure hotel with a special ambience," as Kisch put it. '- ITN source.

Alcatraz Hotel, Kaiserslautern 2Alcatraz Hotel, Kaiserslautern 3Alcatraz Hotel, Kaiserslautern 4Guests can sleep in convict uniform pyjamas complete with their embroidered name on it.

Alcatraz Hotel, Kaiserslautern 5Alcatraz Hotel, Kaiserslautern 6A waitress hands a glass of champagne through a pass-through in a former prison cell of the Alcatraz hotel.

Alcatraz Hotel, Kaiserslautern 7The reception...

Alcatraz Hotel, Kaiserslautern 8Alcatraz Hotel, Kaiserslautern 9The bar of the Alcatraz hotel.
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