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KL 2015

19 Feb to 22 Feb 2015

Another Chinese New Year holidays. This time the public holidays fall on Thursday and Friday. Together with the weekend combined, it becomes the super long weekend holidays. No wonder it was so crowded. For the 1st time, I was not able to purchase the bus tickets to Kuala Lumpur(KL) of my choice timing. We reached Larkin bus terminal at about 10.30am but only after frantic search, then I could manage to get the bus tickets of 1pm departure at MYR65 per head. The crowd at the Malaysia Immigration and Customs was so jammed that we needed to queue an hour to clear the customs. What a day ! To add to the misery, the North South highway was also jammed at the certain points. With all these delays, we only reached KL at about 8.30pm.
 
Coming home was also another hassle as all tickets were sold out. Managed to purchase the 1.45pm at MYR65 per head. However, the seat was 2 by 2. It is not super VIP seat. As Lady Luck was not my side, my seating passenger was an overweight man….

We took SMRT bus 856 from bus stop opposite Marsiling MRT station to the Woodlands checkpoint

We took SMRT bus 856 from bus stop opposite Marsiling MRT station to the Woodlands checkpoint

To our dismay, it was super crowded at the JB customs

To our dismay, it was super crowded at the JB customs

 

I had booked Grid 9 Hotel for triple room ensuite for 3 nights through Booking.com. Grid 9 is 2 minutes walk from the KL monorail Maharajalela station(MS). From Grid 9, it is about 10 minutes walk to Chinatown. During night time, the way to Chinatown was deserted and quiet.

 

I took the KL monorail Maharajalela station from the hotel room

I took the KL monorail Maharajalela station from the hotel room

From Larkin bus terminal, most buses will stop at Tasik Bandar Selation (TBS) bus terminal for passengers to alight for KL destination.   From TBS, we needed to take the train and proceeded all the way to KL monorail Maharajalela station. I made a mistake by not buying the train ticket all the way to MS, thinking we needed to change train at KL monorail Hang Tuah station. Change train – yes but there was no need to go out and come in.

Tasik Bandar Selation bus interchange - dropping point for passengers visiting KL

Tasik Bandar Selation bus interchange – dropping point for passengers visiting KL

It seems to me KL has now become more congested with foreign labour compared to the last few years. They were everywhere.

 

As usual, our KL trip was very casual and food oriented. As in the past, we revisited our favourite food joints that I will relate in the photos that I took with Samsung Galaxy S4.

 

Curry noodle from street hawker at Chinatown

Curry noodle from street hawker at Chinatown

Fried noodle mixed with mee hoon - hawker food in Chinatown

Fried noodle mixed with mee hoon – hawker food in Chinatown

Porridg stall at Chinatown

Porridge stall at Chinatown

Raw fish porridge from Chinatown - not as good as it looks

Raw fish porridge from Chinatown – not as good as it looks

Authentic old hawker sell muah chi at Chinatown

Authentic old hawker sell muah chi at Chinatown

The famous and old roast duck at chinatown

The famous and old roast duck at chinatown

Authentic hawker is just fading away.....

Authentic hawker is just fading away…..

 

Traditionally, we had our reunion lunch in KL - this time at Spring Garden, KLCC

Traditionally, we had our reunion lunch in KL – this time at Spring Garden, KLCC.  Total cost = MYR189

Peking duck at MYR98

Peking duck at MYR98

Peking duck skin - I had tasted better version

Peking duck skin – I had tasted better version

Peking duck fried with noodle - tasty

Peking duck fried with noodle – tasty

Simple stir-fried vegetable

Simple stir-fried vegetable

Signature dish - claypot tofu with seafood - best of all

Signature dish – claypot tofu with seafood – best of all

 

New Shanghai restaurant, Paviiion.  - a small dim sum eatery

New Shanghai restaurant, Paviiion. – a small dim sum eatery

With dim sum, you cannot go without a cup of hot Chinese tea

With dim sum, you cannot go without a cup of hot Chinese tea

Popiah and yam roll - well done

Popiah and yam roll – well done

The must-have siew mai

The must-have siew mai

Another must-have - ha hao

Another must-have – ha hao

Cha Siew Pow

Cha Siew Pow

 

The Loaf at NU Sentral - we went to KL Sentral and ended up having some bites here

The Loaf at NU Sentral – we went to KL Sentral and ended up having some bites here

Another side of The Loaf

Another side of The Loaf

Latte

Latte

soup

soup

Bread - food here was so-so

Bread – food here was so-so

 

The ever crowded food court at Hutong, basement Lot 10

The ever crowded food court at Hutong, basement Lot 10

Claypot rice - not as good as the roadside hawker in Chinatown

Claypot rice – not as good as the roadside hawker in Chinatown

Simple porride wth yutiao

Simple porride wth yutiao

Hotel Grid 9 review

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