Jalan Jalan Di Kuala Lumpur

Hari itu saudaraku dari Sabah datang kerana menghadiri konvo anaknya. So masa dia orang free, bawa pergi jalan-jalan. Nak shopping oleh-oleh untuk bawa balik ke Sabah.
Memang jangan sangat drive masuk KL. Selalunya naik LRT sahaja kerana selesa, cepat dan murah. Tapi hari itu drive sebab cuti umum yang panjang dengan harapan ramai warga KL balik kampung atau bercuti kerana cuti 5 hari sempena hujung minggu, Maulid ur Rasul dan juga Thaipusam. Memang jalanraya tidak sibuk macam hari-hari biasa. Tenang sahaja.
Destinasi pertama ialah pusat jualan borong yang baru dibuka di Jalan Kenanga. Kompleks itu dinamakan Kenanga Wholesale City. Letaknya bersebelahan dengan kawasan jualan borong di Jalan Kenanga. Mungkin dengan bukanya kompleks ini yang lebih selesa, kedai-kedai jualan borong di sekitar Jalan Kenanga akan terjejas atau mungkin hilang terus dari peta.
Kompleks Kenanga Wholesale City itu 15 tingkat barangkali berdasarkan pada butang lif tetapi hanya 8 tingkat sahaja dijadikan kedai jualan borong dan runcit. Ini bermakna pengguna boleh datang ke sini untuk membeli pakaian, dan aksesori (kebanyakannya untuk wanita) sama ada secara borong mahupun secara runcit. Ada kedai yang hanya jual borong dan ada juga yang jual borong dan runcit.
Buat sementara ini (entah sampai bila) parking adalah percuma. Bila masuk, tersilap masuk laluan untuk ke atas. Nah, ambik kena drive naik hingga tingkat 8 untuk parking. Ada dua ruang untuk parking, iaitu lower ground dan tingkat 8-10.
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Semasa berada di sebuah kedai, ada seorang lelaki asyik memerhati aku dan menunjukkan riak muka yang macam dia kenal aku. Dalam hati tertanya-tanya juga, adakah orang itu salah seorang bekas peserta kursus yang aku anjurkan. Sememangnya aku tidak mengenali semua bekas peserta kursus kerana setiap tahun hampir 30 kursus aku kelolakan dan mengajar di seluruh negara.
Lelaki itu kemudian keluar dan menyebut namaku. Aku jawab ya, dan dia kata yang dia rakan Facebook aku. Dia cam wajah aku dan apabila nampak wajah isteriku baru dia dapat mengesahkannya. Sememangnya kami meletakkan gambar sendiri di Facebook. Memang terkejut dan tidak diduga dapat bertemu dengan friend facebook.
Selepas dari Kompleks Kenanga Wholesale City, kami pergi pula untuk makan malam di Kampung Baru. Bawa mereka ke.
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Western Food di situ. Sekali sekala ubah selera. Kalau setakat makan nasi biasa di tempat mereka pun boleh. Sekali sekala layan tetamu biarlah sesuatu yang istemewa sikit.
Selesai makan bawa pula mereka untuk melihat KLCC dari dekat sebelum ke KL tower. Lepas tu pusing tengok Bangsar dan balik semula ke Bukit Jalil melalui Little India, Brickfields.
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Pelawat ke Kuala Lumpur juga boleh dapatkan info tempat-tempat sekitarnya dengan merujuk pada laman AGODA untuk senarai lain-lain mercutanda yang sesuai untuk dilawati.

When Its Food: Kuala Lumpur; Truly Malaysia

The year end school holiday is just round the corner. It will be travelling time for most families since their school going children will be on a long leave until next year. For many of us its a holiday season even though many are not related. Its time for staffs to take year end holidays and work flowing at a slower pace.
I have been subscribing to this website, foodstreet and occasionally receives newsletters from them. The latest that came into my mail is this foodstreet Hooray! Long School Holiday Contest. So for bloggers posting entries for the Blog4FT contest have another opportunity of winning prizes by entering this food contest. Hmmmm, its eat and win.
This is what you have to do.

What one have to do is to patronise the participating restaurants and what else….eat la………
EATPLAY and FUN 
How to participate:

  • Step 1:
    Take a photo of you and/or your family/friend with course meal in any of our Hooray! Restaurants.
  • Step 2:
    Submit your entry. Read the contest mechanics carefully here.
  • Step 3:
    Get friends to love your entry. Those with highest votes win!

Malaysia is a food haven and in Kuala Lumpur there is everything about food under the Malaysian sky (even all over the world). I think I am not exxagerating if I were to say that Kuala Lumpur ; Truly Malaysia.

So, what are you waiting for? get your camera, go out and eat, snap pictures……

Did you ever heard people saying; ” In Malaysia nobody dies due to hunger but dies because of eating.”

Kuala Lumpur Tower – My Second Visit

Before I start this I want to tell prospective visitors BEING ON TOP THE VIEW OF KL IS BREATHTAKING…….PHEWWW……
KL Tower was built to cater the communication and broadcasting facilities of Kuala Lumpur and also as a tourist attraction. It stands at 421 meter on top of a hill, Bukit Nenas and is 94 metres above sea level, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Now, I picked this out from a website about the tower……… which actually appears to be taller than the Petronas Towers, because it is built on a hill. Amidst the city of Kuala Lumpur stands the Menara Kuala Lumpur at 515m above sea level.



It’s a joke, and everybody knows, that the Petronas Towers are the highest buildings in Kuala Lumpur. 



It also claims to house the highest McDonald’s in the World. This tower has an observation deck, where you  finally can manage to get a bird’s eye view of the city.



Menara Kuala Lumpur ranks fourth amongst the tallest telecommunications towers in the world and was constructed over a period of four years and completed in May 1996. Menara Kuala Lumpur is designed to withstand wind pressures of up to 90mph. Reference HERE.

KL Tower rise above all other skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur City. The only other tower overlooking the city is the Petronas Twin Tower.
Being a KLite (err, can I call myself a KLite?-I am from Kedah), I first visited KL Tower in 2001 to accompany my late brother who visited Kuala Lumpur. Early this year I visited the tower again with my family. For those without your own transport, the Hop On Hop Off bus service made a stop here. You can disembark at bus stop 2.
I bought the ticket and being Malaysian I have to produce my MyKAD for the special rate. Going up the tower is a breeze riding on the high speed elevator located in the shaft of the tower. Its so smooth and you can’t feel it speeding up. What attracted me in the elevator is this panel button. Public visitors can only go up to TH01 or Tower head 01where the viewing deck is located. The viewing deck surrounds the shaft giving visitors  a full 360 bird eye view of Kuala Lumpur and on a clear day a further view. If you want to see the view try not to go on a rainy day or when the weather is cold because your view might be covered by clouds. Of course we do not go up there just to see the clouds.
At first I and my family just walk around all sides and trying to make up the landmark,some are recognisable and some seems to be quite alien. However there are signages to guide. After sometime being on the deck, only I realise that I can loan the electronic guide that come with a headset for FREE. I  am not sure of the languages but definitely there is Bahasa Malaysia and English. I requested for the English guide. The electronic guide equipment has a screen where you can see the respective view while being narrated through the headphone. Just sit back and enjoy the scenery.

KRU Production provide electronic guided tour. Visitors can request for the headphone and equipment and be guided all around the observation deck.

Beside the electronic guided tour, visitors are provided with public telescope located around the deck. When I visited the tower previously, I have to pay to view for a specific duration. But it seems now they are giving it FREE. Ermmmm….I am not sure whether I was using the leftover of the previous viewer or it is actually FREE. You can bring your own binocular of course since the once provided FOC (together with the ticket) fo my son is just toy stuff. Not grousing la, since its Free. For kids they can take it home as souvenir. Show orang kampong…….Heyy!…. I’ve been on top KL Tower.

Bus park at the base of the tower as seen from above. Hey, my car is parked somewhere around there.

Maybank Tower and Raja Chulan Tower as seen from the viewing level on KL Tower.
Petronas Twin Tower in KLCC is among the main background for visitors to take photograph as remembrance of visiting the tower. For those who did not bring along a camera, can request for the service of the in house photographer and of course you have to buy the photo back.
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Above: Inside the observation deck
REFERENCES ON KL TOWER.

Blog To Sell FT


Ministry of Federal Territory has launched the inaugural blog writing contest to “sell” the federal territories of Malaysia. The launch was held at The Pavillion, in the busy business centre of Kuala Lumpur. The guest of honour was the Minister himself, Datuk Raja Nong Chik. The function was attended by invited bloggers, media and also member of the public to kick off the online competition to promote the three Federal Territories since the internet can reach a wider audience as compared to the traditional information vehicle such as newspapers, magazines or electronic media. 

Minister of Federal Territories addressing the audience and launching Blog4FT. The Minister himself is also sits on the internet to get in touch with the rakyat and admitted that he is a Facebook Minister as nicknamed by his fellow cabinet members. He also a Blackberry user.

Ahiruddin Attan of Rocky Bru’s is one of the panel of judges member to pick the best blog. 

Zainal Abideen (in skull cap) blogs at Mahaguru58
A sketch potraying life in Metropolitan Kuala Lumpur
The Grand Prizes on display in front of Pavillion.