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Kuala Lumpur

A Day in Kuala Lumpur 1

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Early morning around 7plus, I was woken up by some commotion at the lobby, think might be some guests checking out. Then, I tried to get back to bed but wasn’t able to so decided to wake up and have breakfast before checking emails and do some work. Above photo shows the complimentary breakfast at 41berangan – there is coffee, tea, milk, bread (jam & butter), etc.

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After burying myself in the notebook for a couple of hours, it’s time for lunch. As it was raining cats and dogs, I wore the slippers (with permission) provided by 41berangan to go out. Oh, 41berangan also provided umbrellas too!

I went to Lot 10 Hutong to have lunch, this foodcourt apparently features the best food of Kuala Lumpur and there are plenty of choices!

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Walk several times around the whole premises and finally settled for Soong Kee Beef Noodles. There is so much more that I like to try but there is a limitation to my intake. πŸ™

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Soong Kee Beef Noodles Set at RM 7.90.

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After the lunch, I took a short stroll to Pavilion Mall.

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Interior of Pavilion Mall. Amazed by the grandeur!

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Restoran Island Bistro at Pavilion Mall – seems like a wonderful place to relax and have some drinks…

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Spazzio at Pavilion Mall – various food and drinks are available.

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A myriad view of escalators in Pavilion Mall.

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Walking around in Pavilion Mall, it was relatively quiet for a Saturday afternoon…

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So this is where the crowd is… having their lunch at Food Republic.

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I have taken my lunch so only had a hot coffee from Toastbox.

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Passing by a house while on the way back to 41berangan to check out.

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After checking out from 41berangan, I walk to Plaza Low Yat to cut through. Not sure whether it’s the faster way towards Pasarakyat Bus Terminal but this is the way that I took when I reached so I am just retracing the route.

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Reached Berjaya Times Square and saw that there is singing competition to be held in the evening. Some of the contestants are practicing their songs and I must say that they are very good!

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Theme Park at Berjaya Times Square.

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Interior of Berjaya Times Square – huge shopping center with over 1,000 shops!

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Took a slow walk to Pasarakyat Bus Terminal for my coach back to Singapore.

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Located Transtar Express and went to check-in. I had a coffee and some wafer biscuits in the lounge while waiting for the coach to be ready for boarding. There are also stalls around selling various items.

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Food court at Pasarakyat Bus Terminal – only a few stalls is operational.

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Boarded the coach and went to my seat at the upper deck.

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Yeah, the LCD at my seat is working. Oh, I am using the ear phone from my iPhone instead of the ones supplied for easy switching between movies and songs (iPhone). Hehe.

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Stop at Yong Peng for a short break. The time is about 645pm.

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Transtar did not provide any mineral water for the return trip so I bought a small bottle to hydrate myself.

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The Transtar Express Premium bus that I am taking.

The rest of the journey went on smoothly and it was a nice trip to Kuala Lumpur though a bit rush… but anyway I still had the opportunity to roam around and check out some stuffs so it wasn’t that bad. I am quite sure that there will be more trips to Kuala Lumpur in the future. I am anticipating it as there are a few food that I wanted to try! πŸ™‚

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Kuala Lumpur

A Day in Kuala Lumpur

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A recent business requirement brings me to Kuala Lumpur (KL) , Malaysia. This time round I will be taking the coach up north instead of driving as it will give me time to catch up on some reading as well as work. The journey on the coach is definitely longer then self-drive and it’s usually takes approximately 5 to 6 hours with one stop in-between. I have booked online for premium coach from Transtar Travel and it cost a total of S$54.59.

  • Singapore to KL (Pasarakyat Bus Terminal) – S$32.96 (includes 3% admin charge)
  • KL (Pasarakyat Bus Terminal) to Singapore – S$21.63 (includes 3% admin charge)

Above photo shows the waiting lounge at Transtar Travel. There are free coffee, tea, snacks available for consumption too.

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Interior of coach – it is relatively clean and comfortable. The seats come with a massage function, which I truly appreciate.

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Each seat also comes with a LCD screen where you can watch TV programmes or movies but the screen for my allocated seat is spoilt! By the way, there is also a 3-pin plug power source located near the bottom of the seat, this is especially useful if you are working on your notebook or just entertaining yourself on PSP, iPhone, Nintendo, etc. Each of the traveler are given a bottle of mineral water too!

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Lucky Garden rest stop at Yong Peng – is one of the popular rest stop for interstate buses. There are many variety of food available for selection too!

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Towards the end, there is a provision shop selling various kinds of Malaysia snacks and products. This is a heaven for those who loves to munch on snacks while traveling on the coach!

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Walk around and I decided to have a Ramly Burger for breakfast.

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Ramly Chicken Burger RM5. The chicken patty is wrapped up by the egg. πŸ™‚

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Finally reach KL (Pasarakyat Bus Terminal) and decided to talk a short stroll to Bukit Bintang area.

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Walking towards Berjaya Times Square.

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Krispy Kreme at Berjaya Times Sqaure. Remembered that Krispy Kreme is extremely popular in Japan and had super-long queues!

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Lunch at Marrybrown (Berjaya Times Sqaure) – Lucky plate with Orange Juice at RM10.40.

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The interior of Marrybrown at Berjaya Times Sqaure – clean and have various kind of seating available. Love the over-hanging cocoon seat!

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After the lunch, it’s time to perk up with a Starbucks Mocha at RM11.75.

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Went to Etude House to check out some items for my partner.

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After my business meeting, I headed over to Bukit Bintang area. Passing through Low Yat Plaza, which is a shopping centre that specialize in electronics and IT products, much like our Sim Lim Square in Singapore.

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Lot 10, another shopping center that serves middle-upper tier products.

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Reached my accommodation for the night, 41Berangan, which is located at 41 Jalan Berangan. It is near to the famous street food (Jalan Alor), shopping malls (Jalan Bukit Bintang), night life and restaurants (Changkat Bukit Bintang). Trying out for the first time. πŸ™‚

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Free usage of the computer and internet access at the lobby area. You can also request for the WIFI password from the staff for free in-room access from your notebook or mobile!

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Waiting area of the lobby.

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Standard room (twin) – 2 single beds with shared bathroom. I booked this online at RM 100 (which includes RM20 surcharge per room for weekend) and also includes a simple continental breakfast. Room is rather small but still good enough for me. For those interested, please note that there is no TV in the room and you have to use the common bathroom. It is also on the first level and next to the check-in counter.

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At a corner, you have an area where you can hang your clothes. You can ask for towels if they are not in the room.

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Common wash basin area.

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One of the common bathrooms, comes with shampoo and body foam.

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Court yard area – There is 2 rooms here that is made from containers. The container rooms comes with 1 double bed with attached bathroom (deluxe).

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Dining area – you can also watch TV programs or DVD movies here too!

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A shop which is beside 41Berangan, you can get food, drinks or snacks here. The outside sitting seems like a great place to chill out!

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Passing by Radius International Hotel.

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Checking out Healy Mac’s Irish Bar and Restaurant at Changkat Bukit Bintang.

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Reggae Bar at Changkat Bukit Bintang. Looks like a nice place to party!

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Havanna at Changkat Bukit Bintang.

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Hotel Rae – one of my accommodation consideration.

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YY38 Hotel – another of my accommodation consideration. Think I will try either Hotel Rae or YY38 for my next trip to KL.

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Temporary rubbish dump in-between Jalan Alor and Jalan Bukit Bintang? I have seen this scene since many years ago and the rubbish are still around…

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Federal Hotel – used to stay here whenever I travelΒ to Kuala Lumpur.

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Passing by Restoran Dragon View. Is the food here any good?

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Famous food street – Jakan Alor.

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Many food stalls available at Jalan Alor. It’s also a popular place for tourist too!

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A mobile kitchen selling Lok Lok (food on wooden skewers and cooked by dipping in a hot satay gravy).

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Met up with a friend and headed off to Pavilion Mall to have some beers. Checking out La Bodega at Pavilion Mall.

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Decided to hang at Weissbrau German Bistro & Bar and we had Hoegarden, Erdinger and Franziskaner. Nice place to chill!

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Back to hotel and was feeling hungry so went to the coffee shop at the end of Jalan Berangan to order a packet of Mee Goreng at RM5. Went back to hotel and dine in the room while checking emails on the notebook. It was already 2am when I went to take a bath and then to bed. What a long day!!! πŸ™‚