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Monday, 16 May 2022

LALAPORT BBCC Walkabout

Yesterday was Wesak Day, also known as Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day, a holiday traditionally observed by Buddhists in South Asia and Southeast Asia as well as Tibet and Mongolia. The festival commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha in Theravada, Tibetan Buddhism and Navayana.

Since it fell on a Sunday today was observed as a public holiday. Bitten by the walkabout bug Cat and I woke up reasonably early and headed to the Medan Tuanku Monorail Station near our home. Ten minutes and five stops later we arrived at Hang Tuah Monorail Station, situated right beside LaLaport BBCC Bukit Bintang City Centre, which was our destination today.

We were quite early and with some time to spare before LaLaport BBCC opened for business we sat down at a café to have our morning coffee. Our compliments to the young barista at Monét LaLaport BBCC for the excellent service, and coffee, of course.

We then headed into LaLaport BBCC and wanted around the main foyer admiring its beautifully decorated lobby aptly called “Vivid Eid” before heading up to Level 3 where the Japanese furniture and lifestyle store, Nitori was. We spent some time there and, in the end, bought a comfortable Kuroudo work chair. While I was fine with the present gaming chair, I was looking for one that could flip the arm rest up so that it would not be in the way when I play guitar.

The chair would be delivered in a few days’ time, and with time on our hands we then browsed the electrical store next door, Nojima. Nothing struck our fancy, so we then headed down to the Lower Ground Level to have brunch. We strolled through the limited stalls at the Kafeteria food court, but apart from the Nang Haus drinks stall nothing else seemed appealing.

We then walked to the other end of the level before finally settling on Sai Kee Restaurant, where we can apparently immerse ourselves in a “unique, authentic and Old School Cantonese 'Dai Chao' food experience.” Established in 1950 at one of the back lanes of Petaling Street, Sai Kee claimed to be one of the pioneer Chinese food stalls in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown.

I had the Chicken with Bitter Gourd and rice while Cat tried the Nyonya Style Fish Fillet and rice. Both dishes came with Jasmine tea and cost us RM13.90 each, while in our minds were very reasonable priced given the location. The taste was just 'okay' and we doubt if we would be paying Sai Kee a second visit.

We then went in search of a clinic for some ointment for a rash, and after seeking directions from a helpful security personnel found a clinic on Level 4. Mediviron Clinic was however closed but turned out it was situated at an exit that led out to a courtyard. We spent some time enjoying the view before taking an elevator back down to the Lower Ground Level where Cat wanted to sample the drinks from Nang Haus.

We then walked out of LaLaport BBCC and headed to the Hang Tuah LRT Station. Barely five minutes and three stops later we arrived at Bandaraya LRT Station. Within ten minutes we were back home, and with that end our video here.

While not wanting to be a wet blanket or anything, we feel that it is our civic duty to remind everyone that while masks are optional outdoors, it is still mandatory indoors!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
Stesen Monorel Medan Tuanku - https://goo.gl/maps/K8whZn9L6HfShQ3D7
KL1776 Monorel Hang Tuah - https://goo.gl/maps/r4UmB6Nr9KsSzJUg6
LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre - https://goo.gl/maps/ygmgJ9SjfyhViiRw5
Nitori Retail Malaysia BBCC - https://goo.gl/maps/ZZgog6S4wL39H4GEA
LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre - https://goo.gl/maps/xABqUvMnhgSi49R9A

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Weekend @ WALDORF

After the sumptuous seafood delight at Baywatch Restaurant in Tanjung Sepat we drove back north to Waldorf Tower to a studio apartment that my sister had left in our care.

Turned out traffic was really bad on this particular day, and we suspected that everyone was out and about visiting each other's open houses. What would normally be a leisurely hour and a half drive took almost three, and by the time we reached Waldorf Tower it was already evening.

As soon as we arrived, I headed to my favourite barbershop and was pleasantly surprised that Kumar was able to attend to me immediately. After the haircut we walked to a local convenience store to grab some refreshments and on the way back stopped by our favourite bakery for some pastries.

We got to the apartment, and I immediately got busy setting up the DJI Pocket 2 atop a tripod to capture the thunderstorm that was raging as well as the sunset that was due in an hour. We spent the next few hours resting and went out in search of dinner.

Remember our favourite Mamak (Malaysian Indian Muslim) restaurant Bestari that closed down? Well, turned out the other outlet just across Hartamas Shopping Centre at Plaza Damas 3 was still alive and kicking! We crossed the pedestrian bridge over to Bestari in glee where we ordered the usual Roti Sardin (Roti Prata [Flatbread] with Sardines as its core) for me and Fried Bee Hoon (Rice Vermicelli) for Cat.

We woke up the next morning thinking we'd order in from Grabfood but were disappointed there were no McDonald's serving the vicinity. I worked on editing the clips from yesterday then we got showered, packed our things and headed down for brunch.

As always we make it a point to visit Warung Soho for their delicious Nasi Soho, and after that headed back to our home. Thus ended our weekend at Waldorf Tower, we hope to see all of you real soon.

Lastly, we feel that it is our civic duty to remind everyone that while masks are now optional outdoors, it is still mandatory indoors!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)


We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

Saturday, 14 May 2022

DJI POCKET 2: Time-Lapse Take 5

It's raining again!

As mentioned in our previous time-lapse blog we are in the first inter-monsoonal period here in Kuala Lumpur. Apart from the monsoon period, it can always rain in Malaysia; it is after all a tropical country.
Today was again no exception, and it was a proper thunderstorm that lasted well over an hour. Our fifth attempt at time-lapse photography, we focused on the Kuala Lumpur skyline from the balcony of my sister's studio apartment in Waldorf Tower.

We set the DJI Pocket 2 to capture a frame every three seconds, for two hours capturing the thunderstorm an hour before and after. There was no filter attached, and we relied on the lens "au naturel" but added the stock wide angle lens so that we could widen the angle of view.

This should be our fifth and final instalment of time-lapse videos, unless of course an entirely new and interesting location presents itself to us.

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
Waldorf Tower - https://goo.gl/maps/2U6iE8bnBGyvsgSc9

Restoran BAYWATCH Tanjung Sepat

Our mini shopping excursion in the proverbial bag, we drove south from Mitsui Outlet Park in Sepang to a beach town an hour or so away called Tanjung Sepat. We meant to come here a few weeks ago when we visited Morib beach but the very large crowds that descended during the Eid Fitr break deterred us.

Tanjung Sepat is derived from the word Tanjung, meaning cape in English, and Sepat, a type of fish. It used to be a fishing village but due to pollution in Straits of Malacca, this activity is becoming less intensive, but still part of the daily scene here.

We parked at a Buddhist Temple loosely translated as the Five Thunder Immortals Master Gong Ancient Temple (?) and briefly explored the surroundings. Our real purpose for being here was to enjoy seafood, and this place had plenty of 'em.

We settled on Baywatch Restaurant with its excellent view of the beach and got ourselves seated at an almost seaside table. The server who also happens to own the restaurant was a very friendly and patient lady, and after taking into account her recommendations settled on the:

  • Stir Fried Sweet Potato Leaves for RM12.00
  • Deep Fried Salted Egg Baby Squid for RM20.00
  • Kam Heong Fried Flower Crab (1 kg) for RM70.00
  • Lotus Leaf Deep Fried Groupa Fish for RM56.00
  • 2 servings of white rice for RM3.00
  • Free flowing Chinese Tea for RM4.00

Did we enjoy the succulent seafood feast? You bet your bottom dollar! I took pleasure in devouring the Groupa fish cooked in a home-made paste that I suspected had belacan (shrimp paste or prawn sauce) and did not pay the crabs any attention except for a few bites. Cat on the other hand was perfectly happy to have the crabs all to herself. This was the first time we had a proper seafood meal since the pandemic, and it was well worth the wait!

And what was the damage? We were incredibly happy that the entire meal was devoid of service charge, so it came up to RM165.00 (approximately USD38/EUR36). While this would normally be considered an astronomically expensive meal, given the fact that we stayed home almost the entire Eid Fitr period it was justified.

Lastly, we feel that it is our civic duty to remind everyone that while masks are now optional outdoors, it is still mandatory indoors!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

MITSUI Outlet Park Sepang

After a week of basically staying we decided to gallivant a little bit this weekend and kicked things off with a drive to Mitsui Outlet Park in Sepang, very close to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

We first made our way to Starbucks to get some much needed sustenance, and after a refreshing cuppa began our walkabout. We then headed to the Skechers store and got myself a new pair of sneakers for our frequent brisk walks to and from Lake Gardens.

We then made our way to the Beryl's store to get our usual two jars of their Raisin Milk Chocolate. We finally stopped by to redeem an RM51.32 voucher at the Puma store. I got 6 pairs of fluffy new ankle socks for our frequent brisk walks to and from Lake Gardens, taking into account the voucher and further discounts it came to only RM39.00!

Thus ended our little shopping venture at Mitsui Outlet Park, we headed back to our car and drove to our next destination of the day so please stay tuned.

Lastly, we feel that it is our civic duty to remind everyone that while masks are now optional outdoors, it is still mandatory indoors!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA SEPANG - https://g.page/MOPKLIA?share

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Eid Fitr in Kuala Lumpur

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It's the seventh day of the Muslim month of Syawal, and we spent the Eid Fitr period entirely (well, almost) in Kuala Lumpur.

Brendan came back from Kuching for a 10-day break on 26 April, and apart from a sleep over at his friend's he too spent the entire time at home. 

We did make a trip to Pavilion Kuala Lumpur to check out the sights but had an unpleasant experience in a Grab car. With most riders and drivers leaving Kuala Lumpur for the extended period what was left were the so-called less desirable ones.

Everyone was expecting Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (Eid Fitr) to fall on Tuesday 2 May, so it was to everyone's surprise when it was announced that it was a day earlier!

Cue the frenzied last-minute shopping and mass exodus out of Kuala Lumpur. We did not join the exodus and heard story after story of the numerous nightmarish scenes along most highways out of Kuala Lumpur.

We took a drive to Morib beach on the first day of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (Eid Fitr) while Brendan slept over at a friend's place. He then went back to Kuching a few days later, and we spent the sixth day of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (Eid Fitr) at a favourite shopping mall nearby.

We will only resume regular our regular vlog posts at the end of the Muslim month of Syawal out of deference and respect for our Muslim friends. Not being a wet blanket or anything, but we would also like to underscore the fact that while masks are optional outdoors, it is still mandatory indoors!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:

Sunday, 24 April 2022

DJI POCKET 2: Time-Lapse Take 4

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It's raining!

We are in the the first inter-monsoonal period here in Kuala Lumpur. Apart from the monsoon period, it can always rain in Malaysia; it is after all a tropical destination.

Today was no exception, and it was a proper thunderstorm that lasted well over an hour. Our fourth attempt at time-lapse photography, we focused on the Kuala Lumpur skyline from several perspectives; during the thunderstorm and later as dusk approached. 

We set the DJI Pocket 2 to capture a frame every three seconds, for two hours capturing the thunderstorm an hour before and after. Later using the same settings we captured the sunset an hour before and after. This time there was no filter attached, and we relied on the lens "au naturel".

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
Menara City One Condominiums - https://goo.gl/maps/AMeoM4wTVKvaDFuj7

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

BABA LOW @ Tranquerah

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Melaka Trip Day 5! 

All good things must come to an end, and after four splendid days in Melaka it was time for us to head back to Kuala Lumpur. We checked out of our wonderful apartment (thanks Victor!) at 9am, but knew we had to give Baba Low a go before leaving Melaka.

Some of you may be familiar with the Baba Low café in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Well, this is the original stall from where it all started.

This small unassuming roadside stall was the spot Baba Low started out all those years ago. In fact its premises in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur got its name (Baba Low 486) from the lot number that this stall is situated on. Nestled under a large mango tree the open-air environment with old-school stools and tables lent to its cosy ambiance.

We sampled the Mee Siam and Nasi Lemak, and together with beverages our breakfast came to a very reasonable RM13.30 (approximately USD3/EUR3). 

Our bellies we got back into our car and made the two hour drive back to Kuala Lumpur. Until the next time!

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📍 Location:
Warong Baba Low @ Tranquerah - https://g.page/warongbabalow?share

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

Monday, 18 April 2022

The DAILY FIX Café

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Melaka Trip Day 4! 

Our morning began with a Grab car ride from our apartment at Mahkota Residence headed to The Daily Fix Café. Alas we were too early and had to make alternate plans for breakfast.

An impromptu walkabout, haircut, and bus ride later we found ourselves back here for lunch. This diminutive cafe had limited seating and it being lunchtime and all we had to wait a while before getting a table.

The wait was well worth it for the ambiance alone, and after perusing the menu:

  • I tried the Carbonara for RM17.50
  • Cat had the Duck Aglio E Olio for RM17.50
  • I ordered the Watermelon Mint Juice for RM13.00
  • Cat fancied the Papaya Smoothie for RM13.00

The meal attracted a service charge (and tax?) of RM10.10, so our meal came to RM71.10 (approximately USD16/EUR15). We admit that it was a little pricey and comforted ourselves with the fact that the vibe here more than made up for the exorbitant fees.

We do recommend you put this café on your bucket list the next time you're in Melaka, if only for the decent food and excellent atmosphere alone!

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📍 Location:

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

Panorama MELAKA Bus Ride

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Melaka Trip Day 4! 

After my haircut we walked out onto Jalan Bendehara and suddenly thought of catching a bus to Dataran Pahlawan to do some errands. We caught a Panorama Melaka bus at Flat 9 Tingkat to Dataran Pahlawan and twenty minutes later we emerged to catch another Panorama Melaka to Melaka Sentral.

The bus took off headed east along Jalan Merdeka before making its way to Jalan Parameswara. It reached the end and turned left onto Jalan Bukit Senjuang headed north before making a loop around and onto Lorong Bukit Senjuang headed south.

At the end of Lorong Bukit Senjuang the bus turned left headed east along Jalan Ujong Pasir to its end before merging onto Jalan Padang Temu. Here it made a U-turn at the intersection with Jalan Taman Padang Temu Indah and headed back west in the opposite direction.

At the end of Jalan Ujong Pasir it turned left onto Jalan Melati before merging onto Jalan Melaka Raya 23 past the Pangsapuri Hilir Kota where we spent our first night here in Melaka. It then turned right at the traffic lights onto Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz all the way to its end past our apartment at Mahkota Residence.

It turned right at the traffic lights near the Swan Garden Hotel and headed northeast still on Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz before turning right onto Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock. It then turned left onto Jalan Kubu past the Jonker Walk Arch before eventually turning left onto Jalan Hang Tuah.

The bus then turned right onto Jalan Tun Ali past the LaCrista Hotel before merging onto Jalan Panglima Awang headed north. At the Lebuh AMJ intersection it continued onwards onto Jalan Melaka Sentral which meant that we were nearing the end of our bus ride.

At Melaka Sentral we hopped on another Panorama Melaka bus headed back to town. The bus departed and headed east along Lebuh AMJ for a fair bit before turning right onto Jalan Taming Sari. The bus ride continued on uneventfully and in no time at all we disembarked at The Stadthuys. 

Thus ends our short sight seeing session on a Panorama Melaka bus. The entire fare end to end barely cost us RM5.00 (approximately USD1/EUR1) so for extraordinarily little money this is the easiest way to tour Melaka on a budget!

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📍 Location:

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

Kedai Gunting Rambut Nathan (In Memory of TAN YOU HOCK)

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Melaka Trip Day 4! 

After breakfast at Restoran Kok Keong I had planned to visit an old favourite barber at Kampung Jawa. We found Tan You Hock’s barbershop closed. When we enquired from a kind neighbour a few doors away, we were informed, to our immense sadness that Uncle Tan had passed away. May you rest in peace Uncle!

The weather was extremely hot and humid, and still needing a haircut we walked to Kedai Gunting Rambut Nathan, another barbershop a short distance away in Little India. What little hair I had left was well tended to, and I highly recommend this barbershop to anyone around.

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
Kedai Gunting Rambut Nathan - https://goo.gl/maps/GMa1d2NDJBfbDakY9

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

Restoran KOK KEONG

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Melaka Trip Day 4! 

Our morning began with a minor disappointment as our intended breakfast destination, The Daily Fix Cafe was still not opened for business. Undeterred we walked for a little while before arriving at Restoran Kok Keong for breakfast instead.

Located across the Lorong Jambatan lane it was a diminutive restaurant that seemed to be well patronised. We walked in and as always ordered two servings of their house specialty, the 豬肉羹 which Cat could only roughly translate as pork soup or pork stew.

Quite similar to Bak Kut Teh, this particular variant of the pork stew is full of flavour and coupled with their unique yam rice presents quite a unique experience. The breakfast cost us RM24 (approximately USD6/EUR5) which was reasonable seeing as the pork stew was unique and quite unlike anything we've had in the past.

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

MELAKA Meandering (Again)

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Melaka Trip Day 4! 

Our morning began with a Grab car ride from our apartment at Mahkota Residence headed to the general area of Jonker Walk. Cat read about a cafe that piqued her interest but alas when we got there The Daily Fix Cafe was still not opened for business.

Undeterred we walked northeast along Jalan Hang Lekiu to its very end before turning right onto Jalan Kampung Pantai. We continued east for a little while before arriving at Restoran Kok Keong for breakfast.

Thirty-five minutes later we walked out across Jalan Kampung Pantai and proceeded along Lorong Jambatan before walking across Jambatan Kampung Jawa. I had planned to visit an old favourite barber here at Kampung Jawa.

We found Tan You Hock’s barbershop closed. When we enquired from a kind neighbour a few doors down, we were informed, to our immense sadness that Uncle Tan had passed away. May you rest in peace Uncle!

We then headed east along Kampung Jawa before turning right onto Jalan Bunga Raya past Taj Grand Hotel making a loop around and onto Jalan Bendehara. We were in Little India!

We walked north along Jalan Bendehara until we got to Kedai Gunting Rambut Nathan, another barbershop. What little hair I had left was well tended to, and within an hour we were headed back south along Jalan Bendehara.

We caught a Panorama Melaka bus at Flat 9 Tingkat to Dataran Pahlawan where we ran a few errands. Twenty minutes later we emerged and caught another Panorama Melaka to Melaka Sentral. 

From there we hopped on another Panorama Melaka bus headed back to town and in no time at all we disembarked at The Stadthuys. We headed to Jonker Walk and after a short walk arrived at our first destination earlier in the morning, The Daily Fix Café.

We had lunch and hailed a Grab car back to our apartment at Mahkota Residence. We spent the entire day at the apartment as I worked on the voluminous amount of footage that we shot earlier. We will be going back home to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow 😒

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
Kedai Gunting Rambut Nathan - https://goo.gl/maps/GMa1d2NDJBfbDakY9

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

Sunday, 17 April 2022

AMIGO Steak & Grill

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Melaka Trip Day 3! 

We spent the entire morning on a walkabout that ended at Dataran Pahlawan. We took away a rice set from Wong Kok there and had it for lunch at our apartment. I spent the afternoon editing our videos, and before you know it was already evening.

We set out to find ourselves a Reflexology centre nearby and settled on 55 Thai Massage. It was the first time getting a foot massage since the pandemic and the ‘massage therapists’ had a heck of a time trying to smoothen out the kinks in our feet and shoulders. 

A bruising hour later we emerged from 55 Thai Massage shaken but not stirred and thought that we would have an early dinner nearby. Amigo Steak & Grill has been a firm favourite for a while now and we walked in to get ourselves seated. Ordering online with the QR code provided was a breeze and:

  • I tried the Mozzarella Chicken Chop for RM25.00
  • Cat had the Mushroom Chicken Chop for RM12.00
  • I ordered the extra-large Honey Dew Juice for RM11.20
  • Cat ordered the extra-large Carrot Juice with Milk for RM12.20

We were less than thrilled that the meal attracted a service charge of RM4.00, so our Western meal came to RM70.25 (approximately USD16/EUR15). We admit that it was a little pricey, but we had planned to go all out for dinner anyway, as a means of recovering from the bruising but satisfying massage we had earlier.

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📍 Location:

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

MELAKA River Walk

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Melaka Trip Day 3! 

We began the morning with a walk from our apartment at Mahkota Residence to Mei Sin Cafe, where we had breakfast. After a hearty meal we headed to Kampung Morten to begin our river walk. It was a quiet morning with hardly anyone around, due in part to the holy month of Ramadan.

We had intended to begin at the Ruins of Ermida de Rosario (Rosary Chapel) but the wooden walkway along The Shore was closed off, probably due to erosion. We then crossed the first bridge, the Kampung Morten Bridge. We walked due north along the length of Jalan Kampung Morten until we reached Lorong Tun Mamat 1 where we came upon the second bridge, the Jambatan Datuk Mohd Zin. We then got to Jalan Tun Mamat then onto Jalan Tun Ali which was in effect walking in an upside-down U-shaped direction.

We then walked across the third bridge, the Old Bus Station Bridge and continued walking along the Melaka River. We walked past the fourth bridge, the Jambatan Hang Tuah and continued in a general southeast direction. We came across the fifth bridge, the Jambatan Pasar and continued walking south along Jalan Baru before arriving at Jalan Kampung Jawa.

Here stood perhaps the most famous (or infamous?) bridge of all, the sixth bridge known as the Jambatan Kampung Jawa (nicknamed "Gates to Hell") where the local population was supposedly beheaded during the Japanese Occupation in the 1940s. We continued walking south to the very end of the river walkway past the seventh bridge, the Bridge of Chan Koon Cheng before walking past the Church of St. Francis Xavier and before long reached The Stadhuys. 

We ended our river walkabout which could also be called the bridge-spotting walkabout at the eighth and final bridge, the Tan Kim Seng Bridge. Be sure to read our previous blog on our morning walk along the fascinating streets of Melaka!

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📍 Location:
Ruins of Ermida de Rosario (Rosary Chapel)
Jambatan Datuk Mohd Zin - https://goo.gl/maps/VoUT29eoGLD3yEdd8
Old Bus Station Bridge - https://goo.gl/maps/AV7kmf4MueSY9ztQ9
Bridge of Chan Koon Cheng - https://goo.gl/maps/33maLnWNCsPWyeoA7
Church of St. Francis Xavier - https://goo.gl/maps/w6G1qcAQSFUSMeiB9

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

MELAKA Walkabout

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Melaka Trip Day 3! 

The last time we were in Melaka we were still recovering from a Covid-19 infection and were not at full strength. This time around we were almost back at peak health and were eager to go on another walkabout.

We had intended to hail a Grabcar to Mei Sin Cafe at the Bunga Raya area, but alas there were no drivers available yet at 8am. We then decided to take a leisurely walk from our apartment in Mahkota Residence all the way to the cafe, a good 2 kilometres away.

We set off from Mahkota Residence and walked across Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz headed north along Jalan Mahkota past Mahkota Parade. We then walked across Jalan Merdeka and turned left headed west for a while before turning right at Dataran Pahlawan due north again along Jalan Taman.

We reached Jalan Kota where we turned left headed northwest, past a row of museums before meeting up with Jalan Merdeka again. We turned right due northeast onto Jalan Laksamana and walked past The Stadthuys, the Melaka Clock Tower and Christ Church.

We then walked across Jalan Laksamana and turned right due northeast along a row of old heritage shop lots until we reached the Church of St. Francis Xavier. There was a fork in the road here and we chose to walk along Jalan Bunga Raya headed north.

Jalan Bunga Raya has a special place in our hearts as it was where we spent the most time during the days when Ramada Plaza Hotel still existed. We continued walking along due north Jalan Bunga Raya past Cat’s favourite Teck Ann Chinese Medicine shop until the intersection with Jalan Munshi Abdullah.

Here we walked across and continued north for a little while more before arriving at our chosen breakfast spot, Mei Sin Café.

After breakfast we began our river walking, strolling the entire length from Kampung Morten all the way to Hard Rock Café. From here we doubled back along Jalan Laksamana, then Jalan Merdeka and then Jalan Kota before arriving at Dataran Pahlawan where we ended our morning walk.

Be sure to watch our next video on our morning river walk along the Melaka River!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
Church of St. Francis Xavier - https://goo.gl/maps/w6G1qcAQSFUSMeiB9
Teck Ann Chinese Medicine - https://goo.gl/maps/ZaDcBHM7w9Rbp4D37

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

Saturday, 16 April 2022

LU YEH YEN Restaurant

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Melaka Trip Day 2! 

We spent the entire morning at Pangsapari Hilir Kota and had a McDonalds breakfast. True to his word at noon Victor gave us the go-ahead to move into our desired apartment at Mahkota Residence. Cat then busied herself with laundry, while I continued with editing our clips from yesterday.

Lunchtime came and we ordered out again with the Grabfood app. Our lunch was a simple affair of fried rice. I took an afternoon nap while Cat caught up with current affairs on her tablet.

I awoke in the evening and we set out on a leisurely drive around Melaka City. We found the streets surprisingly empty, probably because our Muslim friends were preparing for the breaking of fast. We arrived at Lu Yeh Yen a little after six and without much hesitation ordered the:

  • Dried Chilli Fried Chicken for RM12.00
  • Sweet & Sour Pork for RM12.00
  • Salted Vegetable Soup with Tofu for RM10.00
  • Large Omelette for RM6.00
  • A large pot of Rice for RM3.00
  • Two rounds of Coca-Cola for RM3.00

We were ecstatic that the entire meal was devoid of service charge, so it came to a very reasonable RM46.00 (approximately USD11/EUR10). We've been coming here each time we visited Melaka, and will continue to do so in the future.

Tomorrow we plan to go on a riverside walk, so please stay tuned!

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📍 Location:
露夜园海鲜酒家 Restaurant Lu Yeh Yen

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

Friday, 15 April 2022

Pangsapuri HILIR KOTA

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Melaka Trip (Again)! 

Three months later and we're back in Melaka. It was a very last-minute arrangement, so much so that our friendly Airbnb Super Host (Victor) had to move heaven and earth to accommodate us. We wanted stay at the Mahkota Residence again, alas it was booked till tomorrow.

Until then Victor arranged for us to stay a night here at this excellent 3-bedroom ground floor apartment at Pangsapuri Hilir Kota. Nestled amongst more modern highrises its a housing complex that is surprisingly quiet and peaceful.

Victor, a Super Host in more ways than one meant that we would have absolutely no complaints with the apartment. If not for the absence of a washing machine it would have been perfect!

We'll let the videos describe the apartment. If you are planning a trip to Melaka, we highly recommend Victor's portfolio of apartments and homes on Airbnb. You can refer to his profile https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/11145548 for a complete list of his well-appointed units.

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📍 Location:
Pangsapuri Hilir Kota 1 - https://goo.gl/maps/tBLHBdESzZGx2BoY8

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

BABA CHARLIE Café

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Melaka Trip (Again)! 

Two weeks into the holy month of Ramadhan we decided to spend some time away from the concrete jungle that is Kuala Lumpur. Our favourite Airbnb Super Host Victor managed to find accommodations for us, and after a leisurely two-hour drive south we arrived in Melaka City.

Seeing as it was already lunchtime, we thought we would like Baba Charlie Café a try. From its humble beginnings operating from a house along a lane that is very narrow and pretty inconspicuous Baba Charlie making a variety of local Melaka Nyonya Kuih it has expanded to serving Nyonya cuisine here at this café. 

*Nyonya = Southern Chinese settlers to maritime Southeast Asia
**Kuih = bite-sized snack or dessert foods commonly found in Southeast Asia 

Hunger pangs meant that we forgot to shoot some clips of their menu but believe you me a very wide selection of local Nyonya cuisine and Kuih can be found here. After a quick scan of the menu we decided on:

  • Ponteh Chicken Rice Set for RM7.90
  • Chili Garam Fish Steak Rice for RM23.90
  • We also had an assortment of beverages

+Pongteh, a braised meat dish with potatoes cooked in a gravy consisting of fermented bean paste and soy sauce
++Chili Garam Fish, a Nyonya-style baked fish with chilli paste

What was the damage? We were incredibly happy that the entire meal was devoid of service charge, so it came up to a very reasonable RM38.30 (approximately USD9/EUR8). 

We also ten servings worth of our favourite Nyonya Kuih which came to RM40.50 (approximately USD10/EUR9), which among other things were:

  • Ang Koo - "red tortoise", glutinous red coloured rice flour filled with mung beans
  • Kochi - glutinous rice flour stuffed with coconut fillings and palm sugar
  • Kuih Lapis - colourful steamed layered soft rice flour pudding
  • Pulut Tekan - Glutinous rice steamed in coconut milk, dyed blue with bunga telang and served with kaya
  • Seri Muka - two-layered dessert of steamed glutinous rice and a green custard layer of pandan juice
  • Talam - steamed rice flour and coconut milk in a molded pan called talam

We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wishing to experience local Nyonya cuisine and sweet cakes!

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📍 Location:

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Tuesday, 5 April 2022

100th Video Special: To LAKE GARDENS and Back

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It's our 100th vlog on YouTube!

To commemorate this auspicious occasion, and to also celebrate the 1st anniversary of our channel we decided to give all of you a treat.

We noticed that most, if all not all of our previous walkabout videos were centred entirely around malls and other ‘urban jungle’ type places. We realised that most of you might not know that Kuala Lumpur has a lush green area literally within walking distance from where we live. It is an area that will be the focal point of this video, a place that we will proudly showcase.

And so with that in mind we began our walkabout as always along Jalan Tuanku Abdul headed south for a little while before turning right along a small alley onto Lorong Gombak before walking west along Jalan Palestin.

We then got onto Jalan Raja Laut headed south walking across Jalan Parlimen before arriving at Jalan Raja. We walked past Dataran Merdeka, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Zero Miles Kuala Lumpur milestone, the Tallest Flagpole in Malaysia as well as the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, to name a few notable landmarks here.

We continued south along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin past Jalan Bukit Aman until we turned right onto Jalan Cenderasari. We had arrived at the green lung of Kuala Lumpur!

We walked northwest past Tanglin Health Clinic and turned left still on Jalan Cenderasari past the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park until we arrived at the Taman Etnobotani.

We walked across Jalan Lembah onto Jalan Tembesu and arrived at the gates to Lake Gardens!

Verdant, peaceful Lake Gardens is home to the Perdana Botanical Garden, a sprawling park with tree-lined walking trails, orchid and hibiscus displays, as well as a planetarium.

We continued walking down along Jalan Tembusu and arrived at Jalan Kebun Bunga where we turned left. We walked along the pathway along the lake circling it before crossing a bridge that took us to the Bamboo Playhouse. 

We crossed another bridge that took us back to Jalan Kebun Bunga, here we walked northwest past the Oasis Garden Waterfall until we reached the Fantasy Planet & Dinosaur Park where we turned right and headed to the exit.

We walked north along Jalan Cenderamulia past the Royal Lake Club until we got to Jalan Cenderawasih. We walked across onto Jalan Parlimen and walked across again. We headed northeast past Padang Merbok until we got to the pedestrian underpass underneath Bulatan Dato Onn.

From this point onwards we walked back along Jalan Raja Laut and stopped by our favourite Mamak (Malaysian Indian Muslim) restaurant, Sithique Nasi Kandar Pulau Pinang along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman to take away some Roti Canai with Mutton Curry. It rained soon after, I kept the camera safely away in my water proof pouch and ran all the way home.

The entire walkabout was 7.31 kilometres, and by the time we got home we were knackered, but in a good way.

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📍 Location:
Kuala Lumpur City Hall - https://goo.gl/maps/ysvox6XLWk7bYRpNA
Sultan Abdul Samad Building - https://goo.gl/maps/VJzMrxAj3Mh4NuCa7
Tallest Flag Pole in Malaysia - https://goo.gl/maps/fzhMCfM9uZ9LMk799
Zero Miles Kuala Lumpur - https://goo.gl/maps/wfkaWbE2nWx8opzF9
Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park - https://g.page/butterfly-park-kl?share
Perdana Botanical Gardens - https://goo.gl/maps/Xn6RPeBrzhordiSq9
Bamboo Playhouse - https://goo.gl/maps/3Vv9u1ooogrbnnta8
Oasis Garden Waterfall - https://goo.gl/maps/kWhrVG1By1Z1UorQ8
Fantasy Planet & Dinosaur Park - https://goo.gl/maps/ok3rzTaGZCqkUSgs9
Jejak Pahlawan at Bulatan Dato Onn - https://goo.gl/maps/P63bb8q69JqMZcvP8
Sithique Nasi Kandar Pulau Pinang - https://goo.gl/maps/Z4LFWtso8Wpwu1xNA

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.