THE BEST RAYA #OOTD BACKGROUNDS

OOTD – Outfit of The Day

Raya has been here and a lot of you maybe have or haven’t posted the OOTD of yours yet. If you don’t, we are here to give you the best background ideas for the OOTD. Do you know that a background also gives a huge result for your OOTD’s photo. 

  1. Kampung

Trust us, anywhere with a Kampung background will enhance your OOTD’s photo. Kampung have its own sentimental value and make everyone of us, reminisce a good time just by seeing them.

2. Aesthetic Buildings

Aesthetic Buildings. I mean who will get tired of them? Your baju raya will also looks extra good with their presence in your photo. Hey, it’s also your chance to have a picture like a insta-famous once in awhile.

3. Beach

One thing that will never get outdated is the Beach background. I mean have you ever seen people that complaint of a beach background? None! Now, imagine yourself standing in front of the beach with your baju raya.

4. Green Nature/Jungle

Thanks to Malaysia that have a lot of green, your OOTD’s photo can now looking sharp. Let’s be real, who does not love seeing green in their timeline. Especially, when the green colour have the power of calming.

5. Kampung Road

Well, this is going to confuse you, but trust us, the Kampung Road is one of the best place to take your OOTD as the grey colour of the road will give your outfit the more spotlight.

This is all, our recommendation destination for your OOTD’s places. Hope this will help you get ideas on where to take your next photo.

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Challenges in traveling to Malaysia – Language Barrier

Although it is hard to believe everything in life have their own challenges, and this includes travel to this beautiful country, Malaysia. There’s a lot of good things that Malaysia famous for, but the fact that everything in the world has their own good and bad so we want to share to you another perspective of Malaysia that a traveler normally has to face.

Wei macha, you want to makan here or tapau?

The first and foremost is the language barrier. Malaysia mixed everything here and turns out it’s not only the food. Most Malaysian can converse in English, but as you can see above, Malaysia is so unique that they create a language on their own. Three different languages in one sentence sound impossible to you? But to Malaysian, it wasn’t.

So how to overcome this?

Next, the very simple gesture are to laugh and smile a lot. Luckily, this body language is universal. An easy going demeanor makes it much easier to make it through a conversation consisting mainly of gestures and miming. And the best part that you should experience in Malaysia is, the power of hand. I mean your hand can seem powerless right now but in Malaysia, people take serious the hand gestures than any place.

Next, as any traveller that need to learn some basic words before traveling and so do you. Learning new language could also be an advantage to you, I mean at the very least you maybe can get things at cheaper price, you don’t have to go through all the hassle to find a toilet, or you could create a new relationship with the local people. So say yes people to this language.

Can I buy this? – Boleh saya beli ini?

How much is this – Berapa harga ini?

What is your name? – Siapa nama awak?

Can I go there – Boleh saya pergi ke sana?

Where is Kuala Lumpur – Di mana Kuala Lumpur?

Malaysia is such a beautiful country – Malaysia ialah sebuah negara yang cantik

And hey, if you really can’t stand the language barrier, there are always translator apps for you to use. It proved especially useful especially when the language uses an entirely different alphabet, like Greek. And one of the apps is Jibbigo, that allows you to speak or type the word or phrase you want to be translated, and with just a few taps, a both written and oral translation is now ready.

Challenges can exist in every possible way for traveler especially when they’re 1000 feat far from home. But that should not stop you from having your traveling adventure, at least. Or maybe you can have the short way and book the adventure with us. With us, we’ll make the local adventure to be easier. Read more on our website, Byloka.

Sri Lankan Cuisine

The Best Food in the world is in Malaysia, we surely would agree on this. But, have you ever tried to eat other foods exceptional from Malaysian’s dishes?

Well, perhaps you get tired of eating the same Malaysian Food? The same Nasi Lemak in the morning, or Char Kuew Teow during the lunch or the same Curry Chicken for dinner? Okay, that’s it. What about trying a new food dishes. Sounds good?

Coming from an island with a tropical climate, coconuts, fresh seafood, vegetables and spices. Fish is made into curries, BBQs or even dried out and coconut is used in almost everything from bread to salads, dressings and inside curries. So can you guess which country is this from?

Coconut, fresh seafood, vegetables and spices are the most influential components of Sri Lankan cuisine. Fish is made into curries, BBQs or even dried out and coconut is used in almost everything from bread to salads, dressings and inside curries. 

Rice with Broth
  • All Organic Pure Chicken 
  • Ginger, Garlic, Cloves, Cardigans, Onions, Curry Leaves, Mustard, Coconut Vinegar
Steam and Deep Fried Chicken
  • Chicken, Onion, Curry Leaves, Cayeenpepper, Onion
Steamed Potato
  • Deep fried, Onion, Chilli Flakes
Tomyum infuse Chicken
  • Chicken, Tomyum Flavour

Sri Lankan cuisine is a melting pot rich in flavours, spices and textures. The aromas made our noses tingle with happiness and the spicy flavours had us wanted to come back for more.

Well, in Sri Lanka and the plates are always so bright and colourful with a variety of different vegetables served around a centrepiece and the master of all Sri Lankan cuisine – rice. Trust us, there’s nothing better than a Sri Lanka home-cooked meal, especially by Sri Lankan himself. 

If you are interested to try this dishes, you can just book a tour with us. Our local host is super friendly and ready to fill your tummy with Sri Lankan’s food.

Pulau Aman

A beautiful small island that you never knew existed

As one of the Malaysia’s island. Pulau Aman was always left out from people’s knowledge (including me, before this). Turns out, that island hold a beautiful phenomenon, interesting activities and mouth-watering food.

(The yummiest Mee-Udang)

Food? yes it’s the local food, Mee Udang (Prawn Mee) that outstands Pulau Aman the most. According to the local, there are even some foreigners that come to Pulau Aman just to eat the signature; Mee Udang’s dish. So, if you want to have a slurp-ie taste how the Mee Udang’s with the strong taste from the prawn’s taste, you surely should come to the Pulau Aman. And to those who are not really a Mee-guy, Char Kue Teow and others as your rescue.

(Fisherman-boat but for passengers they will have a canopy!)

Operating Hours: 8.00am – 8.00pm
Adult Ticket Price: RM6.00
Children Ticket Price: RM4.00

To get there, nab a boat from the Batu Musang’s Jetty and cruise past some the sea and you can imagine yourself in PIRATES IN THE CARIBBEAN’s movie as according to legend, in the past, pirates would climb up to the peak of the island to watch for trade ships because you can get a perfect bird’s eye view from the top of Pulau Aman.

Breadfruit – (does it really taste like a bread?)

As for the Island, you will feel as if you’re in a real-life movie: powder-white beaches, traditional houses, and even the oldest breadfruit trees in the country (it was planted in 1890). And for those who wonder how it taste like, surprisingly it tastes like a bread (Breadfruit taste like a bread, okay that is new to me) or maybe pretty much like a sweet potato. We don’t know, go there and give your own description.

Kampung-stay? A wise combination of kampung and chalet idea.

From far, the island resembles a mountain, and is packed with lush trees, wooded spaces, but it actually not how it looks like. There’s so much more inside. They provide you with interesting activities, souvenirs, and there’s even kampung-stay (village stay) theme vacation if you want to experience temporarily living there.

There you go, one of the island that you might want to reconsider for the your next vacation.

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10 Must Visit Zoo and Aquarium in Malaysia

Bored of sitting at home but you don’t have time for a long trip. Here at Byloka, Byloka recommends you gather all your family and visit a Zoo! If you want your kids to have fun, let them explore. After all, curiosity did not kill the cat!

Zoo Negara, Selangor

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Operating Hours: 9.00am-5.00pm

Do you remember the last time you visited the Zoo Negara? No? Then Zoo Negara is a must go place to you, as it features over 5137 specimen from 476 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. A panda? Marmoset? Black and White Ruffed Lemur? Never seen or heard of them before? Zoo Negara is definitely the place for you to see them!

Ticket Price: Adult – RM45.00

                       Child – RM18.00

Senior Citizen – RM23.00

Langkawi Wildlife Park, Kedah

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Operating Hours: 8.30am-6.00pm

Wanting to feed and hug the animal? Or see a beautiful peacock flashing beautiful feathers? Family who loves for interaction with animals can stop over here as this is a great place to spend time with animals. Byloka recommends here, as it also has cute and tame animals such as rabbit, raccoons, deer, ostriches and many others!

Ticket Price: Adult – RM24.00

           Child – RM16.00

Senior Citizen – RM16.00

Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi, Kedah

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Operating Hours: 9.00am-6.00pm

What is a better way to teach your children about animals rather than to show them? In Byloka, we suggest you take your kids to Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi as it is the largest crocodile farm in Malaysia. See nearly 4,000 species of crocodiles including a crocodile named Bujang Lang that weighs 1,000 pounds in shows and educational exhibits. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Ticket Price: Adult – RM18.00

                        Child – RM12.00 

Senior Citizen – RM12.00

Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

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Operating Hours: 10.00am to 8.00pm

Do you know in the 88-floor towers KLCC that are constructed with concrete, lie a place for kids and family? Not just any place but instead it is the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia! Head off to the Aquaria KLCC where 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic such as scary tiger sharks, lethal sea snakes, blue rays, bright coral fish, seahorses and many more are placed!

Ticket Price: Adult – RM49.00

                        Child – RM39.00

Senior Citizen – RM39.00

KL Tower Mini Zoo, Kuala Lumpur

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Operating Hours: 10.00am-9.00pm

Next, how about a click of a few photos with the birds on your shoulder and hand. To those have kids that love to have interaction with animal, this place is the one! The animals are not only cute but also super tame with people. Sound interesting? Then KL Tower Mini Zoo is a must stop place to you as cheeky squirrel monkeys, cuddly rabbits and colourful parrots are waiting for you and your family!

Ticket Price: Adult – RM39.00

                        Child – RM32.00

Senior Citizen – RM32.00

Pusat Ikan Hiasan, Port Dickson

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Operating Hours: 9.00am-5.00pm

Wanting to bring your family to an interesting and a free-visit place? Then Pusat Ikan Hiasan is ideal for you! Drive your family to the Port Dickson and drop by here. The coral cultivation, live baby turtles, seahorses, stonefish guitar shark, fish breeding labs and others are waiting for you. While visiting, you can teach your children to support for marine life in Malaysia and the best part the entrance is free!

Ticket Price: Free!

Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, Melaka

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Operating Hours: 8.30am-5.30pm

Do you curious on how the beautiful butterflies look like at a short distance? Cause if you did, another place you should drop by is Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary. Be prepared to get impress as you will have a chance to release the butterfly from the cage. Other animals such as birds, fish, tortoise, snake and many more are ready to meet you!

Ticket Price: Adult – RM22.00

                       Child – RM16.00

Underwater World Langkawi, Kedah

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Operating Hours: 9.30am-6.30pm

Instead of just seeing animals that are breed species from Malaysia, why not this time take a chance and see a penguin. Penguin? Yes, a penguin. In fact, lots of it! Underwater World Langkawi or also known as “UWL” give you the chance to feed them and have a show as well. Attractively, there’s a tunnel for the penguin to swim above you!

Ticket Price: Adult – RM36.00

                       Child – RM26.00

Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm, Johor

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Operating Hours: 9.00am-6.00pm  

Next, another crocodile stop that Byloka can suggest you is Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm. There, you can take a picture with a baby crocodile and for those who are food hunter, you can even try the crocodile soup or satay! But if you have kids who like to run around or climb, make sure you hold them tightly as this place has many crocodiles!

Ticket Price: Adult – RM8.00

                       Child – RM4.00

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, Sabah

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Operating Hours: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Drop by to Lok Kawi Wildlife Park where you can find many animals which also include endangered species such as the photo above. Grab a chance to view this endangered species as we do not know how much time will they have. The zoo consists of the zoological and botanical park. Kids would love to see all those animal. And you would too!

Ticket Price: Adult – RM10.00

                       Child – RM5.00

Bring your kids to one of this destination, teach the kids about animals as kids love the animals as much as we love our money. And you can also re-kindle your childhood memories. Btw, Happy Fathers Day to all the superhero fathers out there!

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10th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Date? Proposal? Hang Out? At the same place of cafe shop? All over again? Trust me, as much as you inner self feel bored, your friend feel it too. Instead of just hanging out, why not this time try to do something interesting?

This time try a new way of doing those things. Instead of plainly going a date at the cafe, why not challenge your courage and wander around from the above?

Balloon, fly fly up up to the sky!

Putrajaya is having the 10th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. This time, you don’t have to fly all the way to Cappadocia, Turkey to ride a Hot Air Balloon. MyBalloonFiesta brings up to 20 Hot Air Balloons in Malaysia. Trust us, this is the best opportunity for you to spy out a view from above!

These balloons comes from different 14 countries that include Spain, Slovakia, Brazil, Australia, Japan, Belgium, USA, United Kingdom, South Korea and many others. The shape and colour of the balloon also stands out differently!

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A little bit guide to attend this Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, don’t wear the thick clothes as the word of “Hot” really represent the hotness, and bring some water if needed. You’ll thank us later!

“If the ride is more fly, then you must buy.” – Snoop Dog