Thursday, January 23, 2020

China Town or Petaling Street Market in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

China Town or Petaling Street Market is fun to visit but not good for serious buying. Being a tourist it was a good experience to visit and experience different colors and flavors of the market. But if you are looking for a place to do some serious shopping with quality and expecting honest deals without any fraud, then this is for sure not the place.

Almost all products in the market are fake or copies and this is the reason why prices are that much low. But this is not why I don't recommend shopping from these markets or this one in particular. Like many others, I too knew that these markets sells fake or copies of original products and it was not a shock for me either. But the reason why I don't recommend serious buying from these markets is the prevailing dishonesty and increasing chances of fraud. Knowing what you are purchasing and paying for it is one thing and I have no issues with that. But people selling you stuff and doing fraud by selling defective or damaged items intentionally is what sucks.

I know, not all sellers are like that, we had wonderful experience enjoying fresh sugar cane juice, eating sweet honey dew melon slices from fresh fruit vendors. We got good bargain deals of women hand bags. But, I was short on device storage in my mobile and camera, so I already had a plan to get an SD Card from somewhere and I when I saw that stall in the market selling a huge number of gadgets and mobile/camera accessories, I went to purchase one from there. And, that turn out to be my mistake. Lesson learned: never ever purchase electronic items from these kind of markets. I played smartly though and checked the SD Card by installing it on my mobile phone before paying for it and verified that mobile shows the SD Card capacity to be 64GB. I thought that its all good, but it turns out that when you copy files SD Card won't complain or throw any error. But when you try to browse files in the SD Card you will find nothing. So, I end up wasting money, time and precious content.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Trying Malaysian Cuisine Breakfast - Roti Cenai, Tosai and Teh Tarik at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

At 6 o'clock in the morning - we are out to spot a cool restaurant where we can try the local Malaysian cuisine breakfast. Yes, we are here at Ampang Point, a downtown area of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Today we are going to experience first hand the Malaysian cuisine breakfast, and we are hoping to try one of the most recommended local Malaysian breakfast dish called Roti Cenai.

That's not all :) we are going to try Tosai as well, along with Teh Tarik, which literally means "Pulling Tea". So come on, ride along with us and let us enjoy the local Malaysian cuisine breakfast together!

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Dataran Merdeka and Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Guys today we are going to visit three famous attractions of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They are:

  1. Dataran Merdeka or Independence Monument of Malaysia
  2. Sultan Abdul Samad Building (of historical importance)
  3. Masjid Negara or National Mosque of Malaysia
The good thing about visiting all these attractions is that they are close by each other and are actually around a famous Merdeka Square Park. Two of the attractions are right there, around the park and the third one is at the walk of 13 minutes (5 minutes by car) from the park. So you can easily cover all the three in small amount of time.

The best place to park is on the designated parking spaces along the park boundary and parking is free of charge. It is a big park and on one end is a 95 meters long, one of the tallest in the world, flag pole with Malaysian flag. On the other end of the park is Dataran Merdeka or the Independence monument of Malaysia. It also has a beautiful fountain that adds to the beauty of the monument.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building is right across the road and spans across almost the whole length of the park. You can easily and safely enjoys the beautiful historical building view and architecture from the park. At night, it looks more beautiful because of aesthetically projected lights on the building.

Both the Dataran Merdeka and Sultan Abdul Samad Building have strong historical value in Malaysian history and we recommend reading about it on wikipedia and/or official Malaysian websites.

Third attraction is Masjid Negara, the beautiful blue colored mosque and also referred as National Mosque of Malaysia. If you want to walk towards this mosque from the park, it is about 13 minutes of walk. On a vehicle, total commute is about 5 minutes. 

"It has a capacity for 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres (53,000 m2) of gardens."
"Its key features are a 73-metre-high (240 ft) minaret and a 16-pointed star concrete main roof. The umbrella, synonymous with the tropics, is featured conspicuously – the main roof is reminiscent of an open umbrella, the minaret's cap a folded one. The folded plates of the concrete main roof are a creative solution to achieving the larger spans required in the main gathering hall. Reflecting pools and fountains spread throughout the compound." 
[Source: wikipedia] 
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