Padang Bolasepak Sintetik Malaysia

Di Malaysia hanya terdapat sebuah sahaja padang bolasepak sintetik atau yang menggunakan rumput tiruan. Padang ini yang terdapat di Majlis Sukan Negara, Bukit Jalil telah dibina di bawah program pembangunan FIFA dan diresmikan sendiri oleh Presiden FIFA, Sepp Blatter pada 6  Mei 2007.
Padang ini telah menjadi sebagai tempat latihan untuk pasukan bolasepak untuk pasukan pelapis negara yang terdiri dari pelajar-pelajar Sekolah Sukan Bukit Jalil. Perlawanan-perlawanan persahabatan juga dijalankan di padang ini dari semasa ke semasa.
Atas: Pemandangan dari atas
Atas: Dari dekat

  
Plak perasmian

Brief Stop At Istana Negara

I was on my way to Alor Setar one day when I decided to stop at the Istana Negara. Istana Negara is the official residence of the Yang Dipertuan Agong, the King of Malaysia. It was just a brief stop and is my first ever visit here.
Istana Negara has been listed as an item on their itenary by tour agents to take tourist to. I am determined to visit this place again and expect to see the guards on horseback instead of the one just standing. Hope Mr Bean will visit this place and take photograph of himself standing beside the guard like what happen in one of his TV show.

Seri Petaling – Kuala Lumpur


Bandar Baru Seri Petaling adalah merupakan sebuah bandar baru bertaraf sederhana yang sedang membangun di dalam Daerah Petaling di selatan Kuala Lumpur dan dibangunkan mulai tahun 1981. Bandar ini mendapat tempias pembangunan hasil dari pembinaan Kompleks Sukan Negara Bukit Jalil.

Di bandar ini terdapat sebuah hotel bertaraf International Business Class, iaitu Hotel Sri Petaling.  Hotel ini terletak di Jalan Radin Anum dan berhampiran dengan Mesjid Jemek Bandar Baru Seri Petaling. Selain hotel ini terdapat juga sebuah hotel budget berhampiran dengannya.
Kemudahan makan 
Terdapat beberapa restoran Muslim dan bukan muslim dan antara yang popular ialah Restoran Mirasa, Restoran Ajimal Razim dan Restoran Kinrara. Lihat senarai restoran DI SINI.
Bandar baru ini juga ada kemudahan asas lain seperti klinik dan pusat membeli belah dan sebagainya. Pasar pagi juga diadakan setiap hari di sini sementara pasar malamnya padasetiap hari Selasa. Dua pasar besar yang terdapat di sini ialah The Store dan Carrefour di Endah Parade.
Bandar Baru Seri Petaling juga ada sebuah Pusat Komuniti  yang menganjurkan program-program riadah untuk komuniti sekitarnya. Bertempat di Endah Parade atau lebih dikenali sebagai Carrefour bagi penduduk kawasan ini, terdapat sebuah pusat boling, Lavendar Spa dan Fitness First.
Ada tiga stesen petrol di sini iaitu BHP, Shell dan Mobil. Sementara itu terdapat juga sekolah rendah dan menengah di sini. Bagi penduduka beragama Islam pula boleh menghantar anak-anak ke sekolah agama di kawasan Mesjid Jamek Bandar Baru Seri Petaling ini iaitu SRA dan Tadika Kashiful Ulum.
Stesen LRT yang terdekat ialah Stesen Bukit Jalil (di kawasan Kompleks Sukan Negara) dan sebuah lagi Stesen Sri Petaling.
Bandar ini boleh diakses melalui Lebuhraya Utara Selatan, Lebuhraya Kesas, MRR II dan juga Lebuhraya (elevated highway)MEX.
Portal Sri Petaling.

Walking Walking Kuala Lumpur – Concluding The History Walk

This morning I have posted the conclusion entry of the Walking Walking Kuala Lumpur Part I.
Walking Walking Kuala Lumpur as I had written in my first post of the series is literally translated from Bahasa Melayu Jalan Jalan Kuala Lumpur. I coin that phrase imitating a popular local TV show Jalan Jalan Cari Makan or directly translated Walking Walking Find Food. That show hosted by Maria Tengku Sabri takes viewers around the country in every series to promote local cuisine and respective restaurant or eating place to the public.
This posting came into my mind after thinking hard on what to write and post in this blog which has since seems to be a bit neglected and enter it for the Blog4FT contest. The contest is not just to motivate people to write about the Federal Territories but in tandem of promoting Malaysia to the world. When people think about Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur as one of the Federal Territories comes into the picture. Therefore the idea of the Ministry of Federal Territories to launch this blog contest it killing two birds with one stone.
Back to Walking Walking Kuala Lumpur. If you were to follow this series from the beginning, you will find that you can put into your itenary where to go in Kuala Lumpur. The route I have taken covers all the attractions of Kuala Lumpur in relation to her history. This writing covers all agendas of the birth place of Kuala Lumpur because my journey circles the confluence of the Sungai Gombak and Sungai Klang. All places within this journey too reflects the diversity of Kuala Lumpur with her different main races of Malaysia. The Indian Community at Jalan Mesjid India, the British influence around Dataran Merdeka, the Chinese activities around Central Market and Petaling Street and the Mesjid Jamek as symbol of Malay and Islamic presence. All these sum up to the spot where Kuala Lumpur was born –  Medan Pasar.
This walk took me just one evening and if you want to see more of the places in this series, just give yourself more time. There are lots to see besides just passing through like I did because this is not my first visit to all these places so, my walk is just to capture pictures of the places for my blog posting
This series is catered for visitors who want to see the history of Kuala Lumpur live. Just sit by the river bank at the confluence of the two mentioned rivers and visualize how in those days people travel by sampans and congregate to this place. Thats the confluence and in the background is the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

Walking Walking Kuala Lumpur – Ending At Mesjid Jamek


This entry concludes the Walking Walking Kuala Lumpur series part I (if I ever continue with Part II).
From Petaling Street I walk back towards Mesjid Jamek. The point where I started that is Mesjid Jamek LRT station. As I have written in the previous entry Mesjid Jamek is an important landmark in the history Kuala Lumpur. I am not going to write at length of this historical mosque but just let the pictures tell the story.
Posted below are views from inside the compound of the mosque.
Note for tourist
Visitors are welcome to visit the mosque.
Entrance is FREE
Dressing attire: must be decent and cover the aurat. Robes and head scarves for  for women are provided at the entrance at no charge. 
Avoid visiting during the Friday zohor prayer (at noon) because the area will be packed with worshippers and one will not be able to enjoy the serenity and calmness of the mosque.