After a night at Genting Highlands, we drove back to Kuala Lumpur (KL) city. Though KL is merely a 30min flight from Singapore, I haven’t been there for many years. To me, KL is a bustling city with people everywhere, many shopping malls around and traffic jams!
Somehow, as we stepped out of Sungei Wang Plaza, the city scene reminded me of Taipei and Hong Kong.
Sungei Wang Plaza is a few storeys high and filled with many small shops mainly selling apparels. Some say there are good bargains in the plaza; the locals say otherwise. Apparently, many shoppers are tourists like us. Anyway, I couldn’t get anything from there except a big blueberry muffin from Famous Amos! Nice!
There are also a few very big malls in KL where the locals frequent: Mid Valley Megamall, 1 Utama Shopping Centre and Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall.
That’s the monorail station in KL. Clean, swift, convenient…. During our stay in Malaysia, we were pretty surprised to see many people wearing masks to protect themselves against H1N1; we don’t really see that often in Singapore.
You can’t miss the Petronas Twin Towers in KL cos you will see them looming over the city once you get into the capital. Currently, the Twin Towers are the tallest twin buildings in the world. They used to be the world’s tallest building before being surpassed by Taipei 101.
At the Twin Towers, you can shop in KLCC which features many luxurious boutiques. FYI, the food court in KLCC is pricey: A normal meal of rice with 3 side dishes can cost RM15!
We could appreciate the day view of the KL Tower and the Twin Towers from afar at a relative’s unit on the 8th floor. During special occasions like the New Year Countdown, the family can enjoy the spectacular firework display at the Twin Tower right through their windows. How nice!
At night, both the KL Tower and the Twin Towers are glowing gorgeously. In fact, KL Tower is the 5th tallest freestanding tower in the world.
Rows of little red roof houses in KL, as cosy as can be.
When night falls…
We put up a night at Pearl International Hotel. I’m not going to mention much about the hotel itself. It’s just an average 4-star hotel that cost us RM238 per night. However, the food at the coffee shop located at a short walking distance away from the left of the hotel (entrance) are good enough for our return!
The Portugese stingray is not just good but great! It’s not as oily as those cook on hot plate yet it’s hot and spicy. The dish offers a lot lady’s fingers too. OMG I’m craving for it now.
Also, try the “chee cheong fun” (rice sheet roll) wrapped with meat like shrimps! The “chee cheong fun” is really soft and it melts in your mouth!
Toasted “Tau Pok” sandwich with some veggies like bean sprouts and shredded cucumber mixed with sweet prawn paste! Tau Pok = Chinese deep fried tofu. It may look simple but the toasted “Tau Pok” is warm and crisp!
Teh C Special, with 3 colours. The iced tea does not only look appealing; it’s refreshing and unique.
We had our lunch at an eatery famous for their Nasi Lemak – Village Park Restaurant, located at Uptown Damansara. It’s one of the best Nasi Lemak I’ve ever eaten before. The plate of fragrance coconut rice goes well with their famous fried chicken and other side dishes too. It’s definitely worth trying.
Address: 5, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. The restaurant is open daily: 7am – 8pm; 7am – 6 pm on Sunday & Public Holiday.
Eunice, u make my stomach crying this morning. LOL!
Those foods just lovely~
@Zara: hi Dear! Time for lunch now! lol
Wow! You stayed in Pearl International Hotel at Old Klang Road. I stayed at Pearl Point Condominium (just behind that hotel) for 1 year. The rate definitely had increased. Quite expensive for that location
@Borneo Falcon: Ya I also heard that the hotel rate has increased n it’s considered quite expensive.
Nice you were in KL and in not only that, in old klang road… near my place too. It’s funny that many people seem to find Village Park nice, i mean it’s alright by my standards. Glad you had fun here in PJ and KL.
Oh by the way, I saw you may be heading to Sabah? Check out some of my non-city postings on Sabah.
@David: Wow u r also staying near Old Klang Rd, I didn’t even know that’s the road name LOL. Oh ya that Village Park was so crowded when we were there. It’s our relatives from KL who brought us to that restaurant. Initially, we wanted to eat roast duck but it was already sold out at 12pm! Didn’t catch the name of that coffee shop but I think it’s quite near to Village Park rest.
oh kl!! i’ve been wanting to come back here!
Wah the rate for Pearl hotel quite steep leh, but lots of nice food in that area!
@Jasper: izzit?? anyway thought u r always free to fly! 😀
@peteformation: ya lor steep right? My relative said so too, and they could have raised the rate already. Nice food ya!
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How I wish I could visit Petronas tower soon!
Hey eunice, i’ve voted u for the coming blog award. All in all, keep going for this great masterpiece: your travel blog.
i enjoy reading ur blog, esp found out that u shared alot about my hometown: ipoh. they r great posts to talk about ipoh this beautiful city.
i do also have a travel blog but i’m not that active as you….probably just 2 to 3 posts a month. KL is also a nice place to be explored by the way, and my blog has a few related posts with great volume photos.
anyway, wish you all the best 🙂
Haha, seems that you have dissappointed many of your fans here since you never informed us that you were here in KL! 🙂
I have tried the good food of Old Klang Road hawker stall oso but never tried the nasi lemak in Uptown because we have good nasi lemak everywhere! 🙂
BTW, you have a very nice city scene captured in KL, better than in reality… 🙂
Hi! I’d like to ask if you know where in KL one can go to take like a nice full shot of the Petronas Twin Towers? I’ve been there twice and haven’t found a place to have my pic taken with it as background.
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Omg that green house is my old house I used to grow up in. Oh girl you just brought back memories for me!