Thursday, June 7, 2018

Malaysia (Colonial Walk - River of Life, Kuala Lumpur) June 2018

" The best prepared for tomorrow is doing your best today " 

" If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home "

" Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage " 

" My Cuti Cuti (Vacation) Jalan Jalan (Walkabout) & Makan Makan (Eating) day trip to Kuala Lumpur with my brother Hong's family from Singapore - visiting iconic & colonial buildings along the Gombak river, Chinatown & Central Market in KL downtown area on Thursday 7 June 2018 " 

My brother Hong's two children were on a mid term school holiday visit to KL and his family stayed at a hotel opposite the KL Sentral for 6 nights from 3-9 June 2018. Brother Hong's family (Singapore citizens) enjoyed coming to Kuala Lumpur especially during the pre-Christmas period each year ! 

For this visit, our group was planning to visit Genting Highlands by bus from KL Sentral on Thursday 7th June but changed our plan last minute and opted to do a colonial walk from Masjid Jamek to the Dataran Mederka area. 

From KL Sentral station, we took a Rapid KL LRT to Masjid Jamek station and started our free & easy walking tour from there. The colonial walk took us to various historic & iconic buildings along the Gombak river & Dataran Merdeka area. 

We took slightly 3 hours to do this colonial walk and then adjourned for a beef noodle lunch at a famous beef ball noodle stall near the Bangkok Bank in the downtown KL city centre. 

After the lunch, we took a slow walk to Petaling Street (Chinatown) & ended our visit in Pasar Seni (Central Market) before heading back to KL Sentral & for me to Subang Jaya !  

Another interesting & productive Cuti Cuti (Vacation) day for me & my brother's family from Singapore ! 

Total expenses incurred: Rapid KL LRT train tickets Rm5 (US$1.20 - senior citizen)

Travel Itinerary: Subang Jaya > KL Sentral > Masjid Jamek; Pasar Seni > Subang Jaya

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Map of Kuala Lumpur, Capital of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station

Masjid Jamek LRT station

My younger brother, Hong's family members from Singapore (Jennifer, Wendy & Ryan) - Selamat Datang (Welcome) to Malaysia ! 

Travel Highlights: Colonial Walk in Kuala Lumpur

1) Masjid Jamek & The Colonial Buildings along the Gombak River, Kuala Lumpur

2) Masjid Jamek, Sultan Abdul Samad, Kuala Lumpur

3) Kuala Berlumpur (Muddy Estuary) 

4) Sultan Abdul Samad Building (1894)

5) Old General Post Office (1896)

6) Chartered Bank Building (built in 1919)

7)  National Textile Museum (1896)

8) Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

9) Plaza Dataran Merdeka & Dataran Underground 

10) Royal Selangor Club (1884)

11) Clock Tower 

12) KL City downtown area

13) Petaling Street (Chinatown)

14) Madras Lane Petaling Street

15) Kasturi Walk

16) Pasar Seni (Central Market) - 1888

Lunch at the old, famous Soong Kee Beef Ball Noodle restaurant in Chinatown

Hilton Hotel, KL Sentral & view from the hotel room on the 10th Floor - online booking Singapore$100.50 per night (excluding tax, no breakfast)

Makan Makan (Eating) - Family reunion lunch at my elder Sister Inn's house in Taman Equine, Serdang with brother Hong's family from Singapore (Wednesday 6th June 2018)

Lunch at a Bat Kuk Teh stall in Eng Aun Estate, Klang with brother Hong's family from Singapore (Friday 8th June 2018)

Claypot herbal broth, pork meat, ribs, offal etc. Klang famous food 

Makan Makan (Eating) with my family members during the weekends in my Subang Jaya township & KL Suburbs when not travelling during the month of May 2018 ! 

My favourite Pan Mee in SS19, Subang Jaya
Sarawak Noodle & Mee Sua with Chinese Wine in SS15, Subang Jaya

Restaurant DST in Bukit Serdang
Pork Meat & Offal Noodle - SS15, Subang Jaya
Fish Head Curry at a restaurant in SS15, Subang Jaya

Performing my national duty at the 14th General Election of Malaysia; queuing patiently & casting my vote with my wife at a school in Subang Jaya constituency in the late morning, Wednesday 9th May 2018; Tun Dr Mahatiar, aged 92 was sworn in as Malaysia's 7th Prime Ministers (the oldest leader in the world) at the Istana Negara on Thursday 10th May 2018. Congratulations to all the newly elected Parliamentarians & State Assemblymen ! A new Malaysia is in the making ! Malaysia Boleh !