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Postby the lynx » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 2:48 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Jalan Alor and Changkat Bukit Bintang sound pretty good, I'll check those out. I'll have a friend for part of the time anyway, so hopefully will get some recommendations then. Just need something to do for five-six hours while alone.

I hope to make it back again soon, I saw someone's photos on Facebook taken from a place called "Bukit Tabur @Taman Melawati". I intend to get there and get some photos myself too.

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Thanks!


Ah for the lake eh? But it is very far away and if you're gonna make for the journey anyway, I may as well suggest you to go to Batu Caves. You will be amazed by the insane steps leading into temples embedded inside limestone caves. Quite a nice view from the top.

And oh, monkeys. :P

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Caves

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 3:00 pm

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zzm9980 wrote:Jalan Alor and Changkat Bukit Bintang sound pretty good, I'll check those out. I'll have a friend for part of the time anyway, so hopefully will get some recommendations then. Just need something to do for five-six hours while alone.

I hope to make it back again soon, I saw someone's photos on Facebook taken from a place called "Bukit Tabur @Taman Melawati". I intend to get there and get some photos myself too.

edit: This link may or may not work:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... nt_mention



Thanks!


Ah for the lake eh? But it is very far away and if you're gonna make for the journey anyway, I may as well suggest you to go to Batu Caves. You will be amazed by the insane steps leading into temples embedded inside limestone caves. Quite a nice view from the top.

And oh, monkeys. :P

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Caves


I liked his photo of the skyline sticking up through the clouds. How far is it?

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 3:03 pm

zzm9980 wrote:I liked his photo of the skyline sticking up through the clouds. How far is it?


Just as far as you'd have covered (north west) if you were to go to Taman Melawati (north east).

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 3:16 pm

So I google mapped everything, looks like it's all within 1km of my hotel. 这么方便!

I actually have two nights now. Sunday afternoon until Tuesday noonish. Any additional suggestions, maybe slightly farther out? :D

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 3:23 pm

zzm9980 wrote:So I google mapped everything, looks like it's all within 1km of my hotel. 这么方便!

I actually have two nights now. Sunday afternoon until Tuesday noonish. Any additional suggestions, maybe slightly farther out? :D


Klang Bak Kut Teh at 6am! :P :P :P

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1022648-d1122364-Reviews-Teluk_Pulai_Bak_Kut_Teh-Klang_Selangor.html

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 3:26 pm

ok that looks really far. I'll put that on the to-do list next time I go back with a car :P

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 3:31 pm

zzm9980 wrote:ok that looks really far. I'll put that on the to-do list next time I go back with a car :P


No need car lah! Just hop into the KTM train and it is quite near to the train station.

That shows how crazy Straits Chinese for good food and the great lengths they will go for it.

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 3:45 pm

Well, to be honest, there is nothing much to do in KL actually aside from shopping and food-hunting so you can refer to this page for more ideas:

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g298570-i7008-k3245684-Things_to_do-Kuala_Lumpur_Wilayah_Persekutuan.html#23097208

I've actually done almost the whole list but it was okay. Won't say it is bad and won't say it is fantastic either. So take your pick.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 3:48 pm

the lynx wrote:Well, to be honest, there is nothing much to do in KL actually aside from shopping and food-hunting so you can refer to this page for more ideas:

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g298570-i7008-k3245684-Things_to_do-Kuala_Lumpur_Wilayah_Persekutuan.html#23097208

I've actually done almost the whole list but it was okay. Won't say it is bad and won't say it is fantastic either. So take your pick.


Why do I get the impression you're telling me to go to Penang next time :P

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 5:18 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
the lynx wrote:Well, to be honest, there is nothing much to do in KL actually aside from shopping and food-hunting so you can refer to this page for more ideas:

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g298570-i7008-k3245684-Things_to_do-Kuala_Lumpur_Wilayah_Persekutuan.html#23097208

I've actually done almost the whole list but it was okay. Won't say it is bad and won't say it is fantastic either. So take your pick.


Why do I get the impression you're telling me to go to Penang next time :P


Or Malacca, Kinabalu, Kuching, Terengganu etc? :P

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Postby midnightvisitor » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 7:14 am

Chinese go to Europe and eat Chinese food, so classic. Add some Instant noodles, will be even better!

Twin tower is a nice place, especially at night. Lots of photo shooting people.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:05 am

Went to Jalan Alor, it was OK. Reminded me of a long stretch out Lau Pa Sat. Mostly Chinese there. After, we did go to Jalan Changkat. Some nice chill bars there. RM60 for four drinks in a nice modern bar/lounge environment with outdoor seating? Sign me up. I'd be lucky to a gin and tonic with an extra lime for that price at anything similar in Singapore.

A friend told me that you can go to lanes around Changkat Bukit Bintang for Middle Eastern food but I've never been there so no comment about that.


Yes. We ate at a few places around here and enjoyed the food a lot. Had great Shawarma, forgot where. Then had Roti Canai at 'Restoran SK Corner', right off of Jalan Changkat. Really yummy. 8 ringgit for my Roti Canai, Maggi Goreng, and two drinks. Pretty good considering it's in the middle of expat central.

Did a few other things, but the only thing that sticks out as a "must do" is go to Berjaya Times Square. Biggest mall I've ever been in 8+ floors(Maybe 10? I stopped at 8) of cheap crap (emphasis more on cheap less on crap), and a roller coaster. I got a sweet Psy/Gangnam tshirt for rm12 :D

edit: added the word "floors" for context
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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:07 am

the lynx wrote:Note: For watering holes, head north a little to Jalan P Ramlee (although you may be turned off by the clubbing get-go that has been swallowing up the vibe from your usual beer and rock music -- but hey, maybe you do have different taste :P).


Yes, we walked past those, didn't go in. I could tell in about 2 seconds those are the BMD/Orchard Tower type bars. (Really, the 10:1 Vietnamese girl:Guy ratio gives it away, along with the Pho place next door) Not that there's anything wrong with that, but not the place the crowd I was with would visit :P

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 9:06 am

zzm9980 wrote:Went to Jalan Alor, it was OK. Reminded me of a long stretch out Lau Pa Sat. Mostly Chinese there. After, we did go to Jalan Changkat. Some nice chill bars there. RM60 for four drinks in a nice modern bar/lounge environment with outdoor seating? Sign me up. I'd be lucky to a gin and tonic with an extra lime for that price at anything similar in Singapore.

Yes. We ate at a few places around here and enjoyed the food a lot. Had great Shawarma, forgot where. Then had Roti Canai at 'Restoran SK Corner', right off of Jalan Changkat. Really yummy. 8 ringgit for my Roti Canai, Maggi Goreng, and two drinks. Pretty good considering it's in the middle of expat central.

Did a few other things, but the only thing that sticks out as a "must do" is go to Berjaya Times Square. Biggest mall I've ever been in 8+ (Maybe 10? I stopped at 8) of cheap crap (emphasis more on cheap less on crap), and a roller coaster. I got a sweet Psy/Gangnam tshirt for rm12 :D


Walao eh, I ought pay a visit to Changkat over there next time! :P

Yes, we walked past those, didn't go in. I could tell in about 2 seconds those are the BMD/Orchard Tower type bars. (Really, the 10:1 Vietnamese girl:Guy ratio gives it away, along with the Pho place next door) Not that there's anything wrong with that, but not the place the crowd I was with would visit


Eh, really? I haven't been going there for ages now. There was this humble bar run by an American at one corner off that road, I remembered that place very well (it stood out among other small bars) because it was where I had one of many valuable lessons of rock music, with those memorabilia and awesome playlist (short of being a Hard Rock Cafe). Not sure if it is still there :(

And I went dancing once at Poppy Seed, which, like the rest of the nightlife establishment, probably didn't survive long enough.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 7:32 pm

the lynx wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Went to Jalan Alor, it was OK. Reminded me of a long stretch out Lau Pa Sat. Mostly Chinese there. After, we did go to Jalan Changkat. Some nice chill bars there. RM60 for four drinks in a nice modern bar/lounge environment with outdoor seating? Sign me up. I'd be lucky to a gin and tonic with an extra lime for that price at anything similar in Singapore.

Yes. We ate at a few places around here and enjoyed the food a lot. Had great Shawarma, forgot where. Then had Roti Canai at 'Restoran SK Corner', right off of Jalan Changkat. Really yummy. 8 ringgit for my Roti Canai, Maggi Goreng, and two drinks. Pretty good considering it's in the middle of expat central.

Did a few other things, but the only thing that sticks out as a "must do" is go to Berjaya Times Square. Biggest mall I've ever been in 8+ (Maybe 10? I stopped at 8) of cheap crap (emphasis more on cheap less on crap), and a roller coaster. I got a sweet Psy/Gangnam tshirt for rm12 :D


Walao eh, I ought pay a visit to Changkat over there next time! :P

Yes, we walked past those, didn't go in. I could tell in about 2 seconds those are the BMD/Orchard Tower type bars. (Really, the 10:1 Vietnamese girl:Guy ratio gives it away, along with the Pho place next door) Not that there's anything wrong with that, but not the place the crowd I was with would visit


Eh, really? I haven't been going there for ages now. There was this humble bar run by an American at one corner off that road, I remembered that place very well (it stood out among other small bars) because it was where I had one of many valuable lessons of rock music, with those memorabilia and awesome playlist (short of being a Hard Rock Cafe). Not sure if it is still there :(

And I went dancing once at Poppy Seed, which, like the rest of the nightlife establishment, probably didn't survive long enough.


Oh, that's supposed to be 8+ floors for Berjaya Times Square. Forgot a word. :D

Yeah Lynx, that area was alot of working girl bars. I can't say every bar was like that. We walked past coming back from Petronas Towers to Changkat. But the three-four partially outdoor ones we walked past definitely were without a doubt. One of them looked like two bars with two names, but all one large one. One name was something in Vietnamese, the other was "THAI BAR". This was right near the corner of Jalan Ramlee and Sultan Ishmail. Few others around there, same same.

I have to say again though I really enjoyed myself. This is one of those places I'd visit to just hang out in with no clear purpose. Maybe in a few years look at employment opportunities.


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