Hiya, this is a long overdue blog post! The Kuala Lumpur trip was made during the long weekend of 7th to 9th August 2010 where Singapore was celebrating it’s National Day and it’s a holiday on 9th August 2010. We (a group of 6 adults and 2 children) took the opportunity to go for a last-minute short trip and the hotels was almost full (well, they did jack up the prices though!). It was a self-drive journey and there was jams along the way (especially at immigration) as many Singaporeans also had the same idea of relaxing out of Singapore! Anyway, the photo above show my lunch (Fish Ball Kway Teow Soup) at Yong Peng Rest Stop.
By the time we reached our hotel (The Gardens Hotel) at Mid Valley, it was already around 6pm. There was a queue at the front desk and we got our rooms separated on different floors even though we have made requests.
The Gardens Hotel – Nice room with comfortable-looking bed.
The Gardens Hotel – Large desk area for those who are going to do work or surf internet.
The Gardens Hotel – Vanity area.
The Gardens Hotel – the bathroom comes with a selection between using the normal shower head or the rain shower function. You can also take a soak in the bath tub too!
The Gardens Hotel – Separated dry toilet for you to take a dump without getting your feet wet! 😛
The Gardens Hotel – View from our room.
The Gardens Hotel – Comes with a mini-fridge and complimentary tea/coffee/drinking water.
The Gardens Hotel – Outside of the hotel where you can valet park your vehicle. For hotel guests, it is much more economical to valet then to park on your own.
The Gardens Hotel – Sofas at the lobby area where we always use as a meeting place. 🙂
Taking a walk at Mid Valley Megamall.
Having our dinner at Little Penang Kafe at Mid Valley Megamall.
Little Penang Kafe serves the best of Penang cuisine and seems to get a fair bit of press write-ups!
Assam Laksa at Little Penang Kafe.
Prawn Mee at Little Penang Kafe.
After our dinner, we continue to take a walk around Mid Valley Megamall.
After several grueling hours of shopping, we head off to T.G.I. Friday’s to have a drink and light supper. It was already 10.30pm!
T.G.I. Friday’s – Long Island Tea for my partner and I had Erdinger.
Our simple supper at T.G.I. Friday’s.
T.G.I. Friday’s – The interior of the restaurant. Love the “Kitchen” signage!
T.G.I. Friday’s – Guitars and photos of singers are hung on the wall. Not sure why but it sure gives me a feeling that I am in Hard Rock Cafe…
Forward to the next morning, we had our free buffet breakfast within The Gardens Hotel.
Breakfast time at The Gardens Hotel was having long queues at the reception to wait for tables. Believe that lot of the tourists are Singaporeans!
After breakfast, we went to the swimming pool to have a look even though we were not planning to swim. Nice looking pool!
The view from the swimming pool at The Gardens Hotel.
After our tour at the swimming pool, we went to Suria KLCC and it’s shopping time for the ladies. Huge crowd here even though it was early morning!
Interesting roof architecture at Suria KLCC.
Our wives getting all frenzied up with Vincci shoes… It was so packed that there is virtually no air-conditioning in the shop… haha!
Went outdoors to take a photo of Petronas Twin Tower.
Open area in front of Suria KLCC. We didn’t hang around for long as it’s really warm outside!
We went back indoors and then to Olio Dome Café to take a break from our tired legs.
My drink at Olio Dome Café, think it was Passion Fruit Berries or something like that… hehe!
Wanted to have Bak Kut Teh but it was not open yet so we had lunch at a Chinese restaurant at the corner of Jalan Alor. My partner having chicken noodles.
I am having Wonton noodles. Decent meal.
The outside of the restaurant. Think most people might be familiar with this location.
After our meal, my friend decided that we should have durians for dessert and went to buy a couple of them. We brought them into the restaurant to eat after seeking the staff’s approval. Damn, these durians are good!
Next, we went to Pavilion Mall to walk around. Basically, this trip is more of hanging around and shopping rather than like my usual of exploring the less-traveled areas. It’s good for a change but not too often as I do get bored at shopping centers! Haha!
The next morning, we will be leaving Kuala Lumpur and back to Singapore, but before so, we will stop by Malacca for a couple of hours to buy food stuffs and eat Cendol! 🙂