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Sunday, 22 January 2023

Melaka Day 3 (200th Video Special! Melaka River Walk, Perigi Hang Li Po, Amigo Steak)

Melaka Day 3!

It's Chinese New Year, and at the stroke of midnight a myriad of fireworks erupted everywhere in Melaka town. From our Airbnb we had a quite spectacular view of the pyrotechnics.

With nothing planned we slept in since it rained the whole morning anyway.

I woke up at 9:00am and began working on the videos from the past few days. We eventually left the Airbnb at 11:00am and hailed a Grab car for a fare of RM9.00 (approximately USD/EUR2) to Waronk Melaka. We hoped to have brunch there only to find it closed. In hindsight we should have checked with Google first, for we would have found out it only opens at 12:00pm.

We then began an impromptu walkabout along the Melaka River before arriving Arang Cafe. We took our seats but soon experience another denial of service (DOS), and so we walked away. "You cannot sit here" are not words any customer wants to hear. The sheer petulance was stunning, and we pray that the bespectacled waitress be more courteous in the future.

We went in search of brunch and settled on Nasi Kandar Ali Akbar. We both had the Nasi Kandar, I tried the Fried Chicken while Cat had the Curry Chicken. Together with a round of drinks (and a banana) our brunch came to RM34.50 (approximately USD8/EUR7).

Our perut (bellies) sorted we continued with our walk along the river and soon arrived at The Shore. The elastic of Cat's socks wore out and it sagged badly so we headed into The Shore Shopping Gallery. We found a suitable replacement and Cat was soon walking comfortably again.

We then took a walk along Lorong Bendahara past the old Ramada Plaza Hotel and waited for a Panorama Melaka Bus in front of Hotel Orkid. A #17 bus soon arrived but did not stop for us. The traffic along Jalan Bendahara headed to the Red Square was getting gnarlier by the minute so we decided to take another impromptu walkabout. 

We turned left onto Jalan Munshi Abdullah past the old Emperor Hotel before eventually arriving at the Old Well of the Chinese Princess Hang Li Po that for some strange reason is now called Sultan's Well. We explored the well and the neighbouring Poh San Teng Temple before hailing a Grab car to take us back to the Airbnb.

Alas no drivers were available so we continued walking along Jalan Munshi Abdullah and trying the Grab app again. After several attempts we finally managed to hail a Grab car for a fare of RM9.00 (approximately USD/EUR2).

At the Airbnb we began reading news reports of heavy traffic in and around Melaka so we decided to stay in, weighing our options of walking out to dinner or ordering in with the Grabfood app.

In the end we decided to walk across the street to Amigo Steak & Grill. Another favourite of ours, we scanned their QR code and quickly placed our order for:

  • Fish & Chips
  • Mushroom Chicken
  • Extra Large Honey Dew Juice with Milk
  • Extra Large Carrot Juice

that came to RM72.95 (approximately USD17/EUR16). We enjoyed our dinner immensely but made a mental note to share the extra-large fruit juice the next time we're here. We then walked back across the street and back to the Airbnb.

Weather permitting we might catch a river cruise tomorrow morning, so please stay tuned!

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📍 Location:
Imperio Residence Seafront by Perfect Host 

Saturday, 21 January 2023

Melaka Day 2 (Nasi Lemak Royale, Kocik Heritage, Jonker Walk)

Melaka Day 2!

Eve of Chinese New Year and we slept in. We emerged from our Airbnb late morning and decided to take a random drive. We eventually found ourselves along Jalan Hang Tuah and thought that we would give Nasi Lemak Royale Kedah a try.

Cat tried the Nasi Royale (yellow coloured rice) with regular Fried Chicken while I tried the same rice with Honey Fried Chicken. Together with a round of drinks our brunch came to RM22.70 (approximately USD/EUR5).

I had bought a pair of shorts the previous day and was looking for a tailor to do some minor repairs so we spent the next hour or so driving around. Alas, we could not find a tailor with it being Chinese New Year Eve and all.

We spent the entire afternoon at the Airbnb while I worked on the videos of the past day or so. So as evening came we hailed a Grab car for a fare of RM14.00 (approximately USD/EUR3) to Kocik Heritage for our Sa Cap Meh (Chinese New Year eve) dinner.

Our reservation was at 6:00pm and since we were half an hour early we decided on an impromptu walkabout along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock. We walked northwest to its end before making a loop around onto Jalan Kubu then onto Jalan Hang Jebat and into Jonker Walk.

We took in the sights of this very familiar stretch of road and walked along headed southeast for a few hundred meters making a right onto Jalan Hang Lekir then another back onto Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and back to Kocik Heritage, which was by this time open for business.

Our dinner here was a sumptuous affair which deserved a vlog of its own so do check it out!

After dinner we continued with our impromptu and headed back along Jalan Hang Lekir before turning right back onto Jalan Hang Jebat into the very heart of Jonker Walk. With the aid of the DJI Extension Rod we were able to hoist our camera above the heads of the revellers that hat flocked the Night Market thus having an unimpeded view.

We walked along Jalan Hang Jebat headed southeast to its very end past the Melaka Zero Mile roundabout before continuing onto Jalan Kota. We were glad to see the plentiful and elaborately decorated rickshaws doing rip-roaring business and marvelled at its sight (and sound).

We continued along Jalan Kota headed south and made it to Dataran Pahlawan. Here we walked into a Brand's Outlet store to look at some T-shirts that had caught Cat's eye yesterday. We walked away with a pair of couple's T-shirt because that is how we roll, so please don't judge!

We could not resist the three T-shirts for RM55 (approximately USD13/EUR12) offer, so with our mini shopping spree done we hailed a Grab car for a fare of only RM6.00 (approximately USD/EUR1.30) back to the Airbnb.

As midnight approached the window of our Airbnb erupted with the sight of numerous fireworks being set off, a sight that we will share in our next vlog.

Goodnight!

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📍 Location:
Imperio Residence Seafront by Perfect Host 

Kocik Heritage (Sa Cap Meh Dinner)

Melaka Day 2!

We had made reservations to have our Chinese New Year Eve (the Hokkiens call it Sa Cap Meh or 'Thirtieth Night') dinner at Kocik Heritage Nyonya Restaurant along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock somewhere near Jonker Walk. Knowing that it was perhaps the busiest night of the year we booked well in advance.

A very long time ago Kocik Kitchen used to be our mainstay for Nyonya Cuisine at the Jonker Street area. Then it closed down and we had to look elsewhere.

During my work posting to Melaka we often stayed at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and always enjoyed the Nyonya restaurant Manis J nearby. Then the pandemic hit and Manis J found could not cope, culminating in its eventual demise last year.

We kept in touch with its proprietress Jennifer (the "J" in Manis J we guess?) and found out that her family had recently acquired the old Kocik Kitchen and rebranded it as Kocik Heritage Nyonya Restaurant.

So as evening came we hailed a Grab car to Kocik Heritage for our Sa Cap Meh (Chinese New Year eve) dinner. However we were early so we took a stroll around before coming back at a little after 6:00pm.

We walked in and where glad that very little changes had been made to Kocik Kitchen (now Kocik Heritage) and the very old-world charm of its architecture and layout was still very much evident.

It was like taking a step back in time for us who grew up around the Peranakan lifestyle. Oh, and by the way 'Kocik' means youngest or littlest auntie in the local dialect. 

Our dinner set consisted of:

  • Assam Fish
  • Ayam Pongteh
  • Sambal Prawn
  • Steam Ladies Finger with Sambal Belacan
  • Ngoh Hiang (Fried Meat Rolls)
  • Mixed Fried Vegetables
  • Dessert of the Day

that with a round of drinks and cendol came to RM164.00 (approximately USD38/EUR35) which in our minds was very reasonable. We had been keeping an eye on Chinese New Year eve dinner rates and found that most restaurants in Kuala Lumpur will charge that same price, but on a per pax basis!

With that ends our vlog on Kocik Heritage, do pay them a visit if you should ever be in the area to experience authentic nyonya cuisine set in authentic nyonya surroundings!

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📍 Location:
Kocik Heritage Nyonya Restaurant - https://goo.gl/maps/D8kA9ivvDtw1G4x7A

Friday, 20 January 2023

Melaka Day 1 (Dataran Pahlawan, Imperio Residence, Seri Sahabat)

Melaka Day 1!

We woke up at 5:00am in the morning and was on the road an hour later. Apart from a few side-swiping morons the drive was largely uneventful, and we reached the Air Keroh toll gates at about 8:30am. Be sure to catch our previous blog dedicated entirely to this peaceful and calm two hour drive.

First order of business in Melaka was breakfast, so we headed to Odeon Western Food at Melaka Raya. We scanned their menu and quickly settled on the convenient breakfast sets; Cat ordered the Set A while I opted for the Set B with a side order of a sausage.

Our breakfast with a round of drinks came to RM17.50 (approximately USD/EUR4).

We then drove to Dataran Pahlawan and parked at the basement hoping to while away our time at a cafe. Alas none were open at 9:00am so we walked out and headed to a small stall nearby where we had drinks.

We re-entered Dataran Pahlawan at 10:00am and walked around looking for a manicurist. Again no luck. We then decided to treat ourselves to a foot & shoulder massage at Thai Wadee Reflexology for RM85.00 per person (approximately USD20/EUR18).

An hour and a half later we felt rejuvenated! We then continued our walkabout before eventually having lunch at Wong Kok Char Chan Teng. We had the:

  • Chinese 5 Spice Fried Rice for RM13.60
  • Honey BBQ Pork with Fried Rice for RM14.90
  • Fruit juices for RM7.50 each

that came to RM50.45 (approximately USD12/EUR11). After lunch we left Dataran Pahlawan and went in search of bottled drinking water. We eventually found a 99 Speedmart along Jalan Ong Kim Wee. With half an hour to go before we were allowed to check into our Airbnb we made our way to Imperio Residence.

After collecting the room key and paying a deposit of RM100.00 (approximately USD23/EUR22) from the Host's counter at Tower B we drove up to Level 7 and took an elevator up to Level 26.

Home for the next 6 days our little studio apartment complete with kitchenette and washer/dryer only cost us RM897.18 (approximately USD210/EUR193) or RM179.50 (approximately USD42/EUR39) a night!

Like we said, we were up since 5:00am and by 5:00pm we were fast asleep and snoring away. We awoke four hours later and drove out to the Bunga Raya area where we stopped by another 99 Speedmart for some provisions before having supper at Seri Sahabat nearby.

Our dinner of Naan bread, Tandoori Chicken and Fried Beehoon (Rice Vermicelli) with a round of drinks came to RM22.50 (approximately USD/EUR5). We then headed back to Imperio Residence where we hoped to have an early night, eager for a right proper walkabout tomorrow morning.

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📍 Location:
Odeon Western Food - https://goo.gl/maps/wPGedE6UYUFrKoD36
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall - https://goo.gl/maps/8jM3KzD5y7q2TdrW8
Thai Wadee Reflexology - https://goo.gl/maps/2kBTFF8SnPSzKvjk9
Wong Kok Char Chan Teng - https://goo.gl/maps/NUxDToDS5Uo7HU9R7
Imperio Residence Seafront by Perfect Host

Melaka Day 1 (Timelapse: 2 Hours in 20 Minutes)

Melaka Day 1!

We woke up at 5:00am in the morning and was on the road an hour later. We reached the Air Keroh toll gates at about 8:30am and were in Melaka town half and hour later where we had breakfast at our favourite Odeon Western Food restaurant.

This video will showcase our two hour drive shot in timelapse mode and condensed into twenty minutes.

Enjoy!

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📍 Location:
North South Expressway (Kuala Lumpur to Melaka)

Saturday, 14 January 2023

DJI Action 3 Tests (Bestari Sri Hartamas, Jovis Music PLT)

We're going on a drive around!

It's been two weeks since we came back from Penang. In that time we managed to get our condo repainted while I resumed work on an important project at the office.

The weekend arrived, and so too did the replacement for the suction cup mount for our DJI Action 3 that had broke previously. We had plans to visit our friend Jack the master luthier anyway to pick up a couple of my guitars so we figured we would try out the hyper lapse mode of the Action 3.

We arrived at Jack's place before 10:00am so we decided to head on over to Nasi Kandar Bestari for breakfast. I had the Dosai while Cat had the Roti Canai, and together with a round of drinks our meal came to RM11.70 (approximately USD/EUR3).

With breakfast sorted we walked back to Jack and picked up the guitars, but not before giving both a proper sound test.

We then headed to the Petronas petrol station to fill up Puteh before making our way back to our condo. 

We would be wise to stay home this weekend since it’s the last one before Chinese New Year and roads will be heavy with shoppers.

We ourselves will be celebrating Chinese New Year in Melaka so please stay tuned!

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📍 Location:
Havironia Music - https://goo.gl/maps/Qm27HWARpyDEHNKN9
Nasi Kandar Bestari @ Sri Hartamas - https://goo.gl/maps/Bg5rS49b1KFk7V2w5
Jovis Music PLT - https://goo.gl/maps/Xw3XMMWyXPj8hz2HA

Sunday, 1 January 2023

Penang Day 7 (Going Home)

Penang Day 7!

Our  final morning in Penang, we arose at six in the morning and checked out of Hotel Penaga soon after that. We hailed a Grab car for a fare of RM30.00 (approximately USD7/EUR6) to Queensbay Mall where we were catching the Aeroline bus again back to Kuala Lumpur.

Cliched as it sounded but time sure did fly by when we're having fun, slipped disc notwithstanding. We had an amazing six days in Penang and we were sad to leave, to the point that we overlooked that today was New Year's Day. To commemorate our stay in Penang we pieced together highlights of our six days into a short montage in the video below that we hope you will like.

We boarded the bus at 8:30am and departed five minutes later. It was a largely uneventful journey, we stopped at the Petronas petrol station in Simpang Pulai two hours later for a biological break and the bus resumed its journey.

Two hours after that we were within the city limits of Kuala Lumpur and arrived at Corus Hotel at five past one in the afternoon.

With that we end these series of vlogs on our trip to Penang. Please stay tuned as we make plans to visit Melaka in a few weeks time for Chinese New Year!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

Saturday, 31 December 2022

Penang Day 6 (Cat's Birthday!)

Penang Day 6, it's Cat's Birthday!

With nothing at all planned for today we slept in and woke up close to nine. I did video editing work before getting ready to check out of Hutton Central.

At twelve we checked out and stored our bags with the front desk then walked over to Hotel Penaga just across the street to confirm our booking for the night.

We walked out onto Jalan Transfer before heading to the bus stop at 7-Eleven along Jalan Penang to catch a free Rapid Penang CAT bus to Padang Kota. Here we walked across Lebuh Light then onto Lebuh Penang past the Merlin Hotel. 

We continued walking along Lebuh Penang before making it onto Lebuh Bishop. There were plenty of eateries here and after a while taken to consider the options the birthday girl eventually decided to have lunch at SmokePapa BBQ.

After asking the waiter for his opinion we decided on:

  • the Pork Rib Set for RM27.90
  • Smoked Pork Crackling Set for RM28.00
  • a small bottle of Heineken for RM16.80
  • a glass of cold Lemon Tea for RM5.50

Together with service charge the birthday treat came to RM86.00 (approximately USD20/EUR18). We then headed back to the bus stop at Padang Kota and caught another free Rapid Penang CAT bus to the Weld Quay terminal where we switched to the Rapid Penang 101 bus for a fare of RM1.40 (approximately USD/EUR0.30) to get back to the bus stop at the 7-Eleven along Jalan Penang.

We then walked back to Hutton Central to collect our luggage and then walked across Jalan Transfer to Hotel Penaga. The check in process was smooth and flawless and the first sight of our room was quite amazing.

If Hutton Central was chic and modern Penaga was anything but, in a good way. Our first in a long while staying in a boutique heritage hotel we agreed with Penaga's descripion of the room "gorgeously furnished with wood and antiques. These rooms will spice you up with the opulent feel!".

In our own words it felt like we took a step back into history. We will not be going out again until this evening as we relaxed in this comfortable and cosy room that comes with a jacuzzi.

We had a short but productive nap then I continued with our video edits. We emerged from the hotel close to eight at night and took a walk along Lebuh Clark before turning left onto Jalan Argyll then right onto Jalan Sri Bahari.

There were quite a few eateries here but the birthday girl could not make up her mind until we reached Bibik's Kitchen Nyonya Cuisine. Eager to experience Peranakan (early Chinese Straits Settlers) food from a Penangite perspective we walked in and were fortunate to find a table since most were there by appointment only.

We carefully perused the menu and settled on the:

  • Fried Fish Sambal Petai
  • Cincalok Pork
  • Okra (Ladies Fingers) Sambal
  • a large plain omelette
  • 2 servings of Mix Coloured Rice
  • 2 dessert servings of Bubur Cha Cha

that eventually came to RM115.50 (approximately USD26/EUR25). Our bellies filled and the birthday girl contented we walked out towards Jalan Penang headed southwest. We walked across at the intersection with Lebuh Campbell and continued on. We wanted to get a few packets of pickled fruits from Chowrasta Market, alas the shops were all closed probably due to New Year's Eve.

We then headed back to the hotel and had to remind ourselves to get to Hotel Penaga, not Hutton Central. 

We have an Aeroline bus to catch at eight thirty tomorrow morning, which means that we will need to hail a Grab car to Queensbay Mall by seven.

Good night everyone!

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📍 Location:
Hutton Central Hotel by PHC - https://goo.gl/maps/mUAgDV6NQ2etaP8n7
7-Eleven Jalan Penang - https://goo.gl/maps/pXUrUijwzLKm7fk59
Padang Kota Lama - https://goo.gl/maps/PbvL5w563KXwmoCK6
SmokePapa BBQ - https://goo.gl/maps/mfPciUwiJY1Nbp7v7
Hotel Penaga - https://goo.gl/maps/jAzmtB2zYsdq2iL69
Bibik's Kitchen Nyonya Cuisine - https://goo.gl/maps/H7d3TrVLkBXGij65A

Friday, 30 December 2022

Penang Day 5 (Pekan Air Itam, Morning Market, Gurney Drive)

Penang Day 5!

We woke up bright and early this morning and left the hotel at a quarter past eight. We walked to the bus stop at 7-Eleven along Jalan Penang and caught the Rapid Penang 201 bus for a fare of RM2.00 (approximately USD/EUR0.40) the bus took us all the way to Pekan Air Itam.

We got off in the thick of the action at the morning market and began our stroll. We walked to one end of the morning market and then doubled back before entering the wet market. We then exited and walked along Jalan Pasar until we reached the food court to have us some breakfast.

We had intended to have breakfast at the Laska Bisu (mute) but we were too early. We then took a stroll around the food court to see what the alternatives were before deciding on:

  • Wan Tan Mee
  • Toast Bread with Half Boiled Eggs
  • a round of drinks

that came to RM13.80 (approximately USD/EUR11). While not quite as cheap as our breakfast yesterday it could still be considered reasonable enough.

Cat then asked that we take another stroll along the morning market as she wanted to get a snack that she’s not had in a long time. Right at the end of the street she found the stall that sold Apom. We couldn't find a suitable description of it online though.

We then headed back to the bus stop from earlier and as we waited for the bus something else caught her eye. She was drawn to a diminutive stall selling Chinese New Year cookies and could resist getting a container of Fried Arrowhead (Ngaku Chips), a common snack during Chinese New Year. She also got the Malay sponge cake, known as Ma Lai Go in Cantonese.

We continued to wait for the bus but was denied passage twice, for various lame reasons such as the bus did not go to KOMTAR and we were waiting at the wrong bus stop.

Third time’s the charm as we finally caught the Rapid Penang 201 bus for the same fare of RM2.00 (approximately USD/EUR0.40) that took us all the way back to the hotel.

We were feeling a little weary and decided to stay in the entire afternoon. We took away from 126 Hui Ong Cafe the following Thai fried items:

  • Kao Kai Jiao Moo (Omelette with Rice) for RM9.00
  • Pad Kha Prao Moo (Basil Fried with Rice) for RM9.00

We had our lunch in the room then spent the afternoon resting and doing some video editing.

We emerged at a quarter past five and hailed a Grab car to Gurney Plaza. We had bought a few items that would not fit our luggage bags so we were on the hunt for a small overnight bag. After trying the Adidas store and JD Sports we eventually found the perfect bag at a Puma store.

We then walked out of Gurney Plaza and headed to our dinner destination. After a five-minute walk we arrived at Gurney Drive Hawker Centre and began to surveil the various stalls walking from end to the other. Most look quite generic and we settled on:

  • Penang Rojak for RM6.00
  • Prawn Lam Mee for RM6.50
  • Hokkien Char Mee for RM7.00
  • Coconut Juice for RM6.00
  • Apple Juice for RM3.00

for a total of RM50.00 (approximately USD/EUR11). In our minds the price was in accordance with the place being a tourist attraction and so we accepted that it was going to be a bit pricey.

After dinner we walked back onto Gurney Drive headed southwest before getting across Jalan Kelawai and onto Jalan Bagan Jermal. Here we waited at the bus stop, the first Rapid Penang 103 bus declining to take us while the second Rapid Penang 101 was full and did not stop.

We gave up waiting for a bus and hailed a Grab car for the same fare of RM14.00 (approximately USD/EUR3) back to the hotel. While my lower back is getting better, we will continue to err on the side of caution. Having said that, tomorrow is Cat's birthday!

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Thursday, 29 December 2022

Penang Day 4 (Tawfid Pawanchi, Gurney Plaza, Nasi Kandar Pelita, Mohabath Pasembur)

Penang Day 4!

Feeling a lot better after yesterday's chiropractic treatment and rest, today we were up reasonably early and left the hotel at about nine in the morning.

We walked to the bus stop at the 7-Eleven along Jalan Penang and caught the free Rapid Penang CAT bus to KOMTAR. Here we had breakfast of Nasi Lemak and Fried Vermicelli at the Tawfid Pawanchi coffee shop. Along with a round of drinks our breakfast came to only RM6.80 (approximately USD1.50/EUR1.40).

We then caught the Rapid Penang 103 bus. For a fare of RM1.40 (approximately USD/EUR0.30) the bus took us to Gurney Plaza in search of an ice pack as suggested by Dr Chuah the Chiropractor. We managed to find an ice pack at Watson's here!

We then walked across to Foto President. Dr Chuah observed that I tend to slant to one side which is due to the rather heavy sling bag that I used for our camera gear. Alas a suitable back pack was not found.

We then walked out of Gurney Plaza and made our way across the street to the bus stop. We waited for more than half an hour before the Rapid Penang 103 bus arrived. Again for a fare of RM1.40 (approximately USD/EUR0.30) the bus would have taken us back to KOMTAR, but we decided to disembark along Jalan Macalister to have lunch at Nasi Kandar Pelita.

After four days in Penang this was to be our first Nasi Kandar experience, shame on us. I had the Mutton Curry while Cat tried the Onion Fried Chicken with Rice, and together with a round of drinks our lunch came to a respectable RM31.65 (approximately USD/EUR7). 

We then caught a Rapid Penang 101 bus outshop Pelita and for a fare of RM1.40 (approximately USD/EUR0.30) the bus took us back to our hotel.

We got down and tried several sundry shops before finally ice cubes at Toon Leong Coffee Shop to fill up the ice pack. We then walked back to the hotel and spent the afternoon tending to our respective chores, while I found much joy and comfort with the newly acquired ice pack.

We emerged from the hotel after dusk and hailed a Grab car since we wanted to take things easy. For a fare of RM6.00 (approximately USD/EUR1.30) the Grab car drove us to Padang Brown, wherein is situated a food court. Within the food court is a cuisine that we have not tried before: Pasembur. It is described as an Indian Muslim Rojak consisting of cucumber, potatoes, beancurd, turnip, bean sprouts, prawn fritters, spicy fried crab, fried squid or other seafoods and served with a sauce or dressing made with sweet potatoes and spices.

We went to the only stall serving Pasembur, Mohabath, chose ourselves a plate of various fritters and waited while it was deep fried. Once ready it was served to us with a thick red gravy that we initially mistook for chilli paste. The plate of various fritters cost us RM21.00 and together with a round of Iced Tea for RM2.00 each the dinner came to RM25.00 (approximately USD6/EUR5). 

Our verdict? While quite similar to the Chinese Lor Bak the red gravy was the defining difference, something we could recommend to everyone.

After dinner we checked the Moovit app and found a bus stop nearby that we could catch a bus back to the hotel. We then walked to the Padang Brown bus stop and after a while realised that we were at the wrong place. We then walked to the 'other' Padang Brown and soon enough caught a Rapid Penang 201 bus. Again, for a fare of RM1.40 (approximately USD/EUR0.30) the bus took us back to our hotel.

The pain at my lower back is getting better, and we will still err on the side of caution but if all goes well we hope to visit a morning market tomorrow!

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Wednesday, 28 December 2022

Penang Day 3 (Suspected Slipped Disc!?)

Penang Day 3!

We had meant to wake up early but alas we overslept again, and with good reason. The pain at my lower back got progressively worse overnight, and we had to seriously consider visiting a chiropractor as soon as possible.

I called a few chiropractors but only The One Chiropractic Centre was able to see me today. We fixed an appointment for 12:30pm later today.

By the time we got ready it was already a quarter past ten in the morning, so we left the hotel and strolled along Jalan Transfer. Roti Canai Transfer Road was filled to the rafters, so we strolled on along until we got to Toon Leong Coffee Shop.

We ordered two sets of toasted bread with a round of drinks for RM9.60 (approximately USD/EUR2). Breakfast out of the way we checked the mobile app Moovit and found that the Rapid Penang 206 bus could take us directly to the chiropractor in Taman Free School.

We then strolled along Jalan Argyll then onto Jalan Penang and eventually caught the Rapid Penang 206 bus for a fare of RM1.40 each (approximately USD/EUR0.30) in front of the 7-Eleven. Twenty-five minutes we got off at the Taman Free School bus stop along Jalan Terengganu and walked a short distance along Jalan Free School to The One Chiropractic Centre.

We were about an hour early and it being my first time filled up the registration form and waited. Dr Chuah eventually saw me at the appointed time and after about a ten-minute interview to isolate the offending area he administered the 'twist' that produced the pain-relieving 'pop'.

Hallelujah, I could stand up and sit down unimpeded by excruciating pain again!

The treatment cost RM180.00 (approximately USD41/EUR38), and subsequent treatments will cost RM110.00 (approximately USD25/EUR23). We thanked Dr Chuah and the front desk personnel Cheng, and I walked out feeling much better. While the pain was still there I had at least regained mobility.

We walked across Jalan Free School and had lunch at the Medan Selera Taman Free School (food court). We ordered the:

  • Curry Mee Stadium for RM5.50
  • Koay Teow Th'ng for RM5.00
  • a plate of assorted Lor Bak for RM9.70
  • 2 glasses of Iced Pat Poh Herbal Tea for RM3.60

that came to only RM23.80 (approximately USD/EUR5). We hoped to again ride the Rapid Penang 206 bus back to town but since it would be till another hour till the next one came we decided to hail a Grab car for a fare of RM15.00 (approximately USD/EUR3) to KOMTAR.

At KOMTAR we walked into Maybank to replenish our Federal Reserves. We then walked up and into ICT Mall in search of an external hard drive to back up our volumes of footage. We eventually found a Western Digital with a 1TB storage for RM186 (approximately USD40/EUR42).

Since Dr Chuah had advised me to get an ice pack to relieve the pain in my lower back we walked across to 1st Avenue Mall, but the pharmacy was out of stock. We were told to try another outlet at Prangin Mall. No such luck there either.

The pain in my lower back began to worsen so we hailed a Grab car for a fare of RM7.00 (approximately USD/EUR1.50) back to the hotel where I spent most of the time lying down.
Evening came, and paid heed to Dr Chuah's advice to stay home and rest. We stayed in and ordered take-outs from Grab Food:

  • the Char Kueh Teow with Duck Egg for Cat
  • Som Tum Thai Original for Cat
  • the Kai Jiao Minced Chicken Omelette with Rice for me

that came to RM36.30 (approximately USD/EUR8).

Although I have regained mobility and can stand up from a sitting position and vice versa without any problem the pain in the lower back remains constant. We hope that tomorrow will bring me a speedy recovery!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
Hutton Central Hotel by PHC - https://goo.gl/maps/mUAgDV6NQ2etaP8n7
Toon Leong Coffee Shop - https://goo.gl/maps/4VS9gymGo5nZx1JR8
The One Chiropractic Centre - https://goo.gl/maps/sNqBmvokza5CGihL8
7-Eleven Jalan Penang - https://goo.gl/maps/pXUrUijwzLKm7fk59
Medan Selera Taman Free School - https://goo.gl/maps/2g4jddEYuMLtrjVVA
ICT Digital Mall @ KOMTAR - https://goo.gl/maps/qSHgUvedTFaM5VgW9
1st Avenue Mall - https://goo.gl/maps/wQywJxW96FiYzKxaA
Prangin Mall - https://goo.gl/maps/8mBxm4paQhmLX5G69

Tuesday, 27 December 2022

Penang Day 2 (Nasi Lemak Ali, Sunny Phoon, Chowrasta Market, New World Park)

Penang Day 2!

We had meant to wake up early and take a morning stroll to our breakfast destination, alas we overslept. The niggling pain at my lower back was still there, which could have contributed me sleeping longer than expected.

By the time we got ready it was already 9:00am but we were determined to have breakfast at Nasi Lemak Ali so we hailed a Grab car and were there in five minutes.

The crowd was not too bad, we got our packets of Nasi Lemak and found seating within ten minutes. Two packet of Nasi Lemak came to RM5.00 and a round of drinks another RM5.00, and so our breakfast came to only RM10.00 (approximately USD/EUR2).

We then caught a free Rapid Penang CAT bus to 7-Eleven Jalan Penang, and from there walked to Chowrasta Market. We strolled along the morning market and at the end of Jalan Chowrasta turned right onto Jalan Kuala Kangsar.

Here Cat got herself two pairs of batik pyjama sets for RM30.00 each (approximately USD6/EUR7). We then doubled back to the other end of Jalan Kuala Kangsar where we got half a watermelon, half a cantaloupe and some banana for RM26.00 (approximately USD5/EUR6) to help with our digestion.

We headed back to the hotel to store away our bounty of fruits and retrieved the spectacles that I left behind before making our way back along Jalan Hutton. Cat found a hair salon and to her surprise it was very barbershop-like that catered to both men and women.

The 'haircut' cost RM45.00 (approximately USD5/EUR6) and Cat was most pleased with her new do.
We then caught another free Rapid Penang CAT bus from 7-Eleven Jalan Penang for a short ride to KOMTAR. Here we walked up the ICT Mall and across the pedestrian bridge to 1 Avenue Mall in search of lozenges.

We then walked back into ICT Mall and made our way to the bus top at KOMTAR Utara wheren we eventually caught a Rapid Penang 101 bus for a fare of RM1.40 (approximately USD/EUR0.30) back to the hotel.

We decided to have lunch at 126 Hui Ong Cafe next door and ordered the:

  • Marmite Chicken with Rice for RM9.00
  • Kam Heong Chicken for RM9.00
  • a round of drinks plus takeaways for RM8.00

that came to only RM26.00 (approximately USD/EUR6). We then headed back to the hotel and spent the afternoon tending to laundry and videos respectively.

We emerged from the hotel at seven in the evening taking a stroll along Jalan Hutton, though this time instead of heading southeast we walked in the opposite direction.

In no time at all we arrived at our dinner destination, New World Park Food City. After checking out their stalls we settled on:

Mixed Grille platter for RM28.00
  • Wat Tan Hor for RM10.00
  • Lor Bak for RM8.00
  • an assortment of drinks for RM4.00

that came to RM50.00 (approximately USD/EUR11) which in our minds was reasonable enough. We then walked back to the hotel. The pain at my lower back is gettting worse, and we hope that it will subside soon.

With absolutely nothing planned again, let's see what tomorrow brings!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
Hutton Central Hotel by PHC - https://goo.gl/maps/mUAgDV6NQ2etaP8n7
Ali Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang - https://goo.gl/maps/mrWrDy9HzEcqtQjBA
Sri Weld Food Court - https://goo.gl/maps/JVqRkGgdttCsorYNA
7-Eleven Jalan Penang - https://goo.gl/maps/pXUrUijwzLKm7fk59
Pasar Chowrasta Pinang - https://goo.gl/maps/8hqd5bBs1ooVNS3R6
Sunny Phoon Hair Studio - https://goo.gl/maps/Packki64RqiksnVF6
ICT Digital Mall @ KOMTAR - https://goo.gl/maps/qSHgUvedTFaM5VgW9
1st Avenue Mall - https://goo.gl/maps/wQywJxW96FiYzKxaA
KOMTAR Utara - https://goo.gl/maps/mxhaSEREq8b1m4329
126 Hui Ong Cafe - https://goo.gl/maps/WeMoSsA2vha14ftx9
New World Park Food City - https://goo.gl/maps/FZHsEUivzaRzhRtf6

Monday, 26 December 2022

Penang Day 1 (Aeroline, Hutton Central, KOMTAR, Red Garden)

Penang Day 1!

As mentioned in our previous post Christmas Day was a low-key affair for us. I went for a haircut then Cat and I headed to Brickfields for Banana Leaf Rice for lunch. We did not film our excursion as we wanted to take a break.

And so this morning we woke up bright and early and hailed a Grab car to Corus Hotel for a fare of RM10.00 (approximately USD/EUR2). Yes, we're taking the Aeroline bus to Penang again.

We arrived at Corus Hotel at 8:00am and after a short wait was told to board our bus. The bus took off a little after its appointed time of 8:30am and but for a twenty-minute pit stop at Simpang Pulai made good time to Penang.

Four hours after leaving Kuala Lumpur we crossed Penang's second bridge, the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge, and a half an hour after that we arrived at Queensbay Mall. We alighted then hailed another Grab car for a fare of RM16.00 (approximately USD4/EUR3) to our favourite hotel, the Hutton Central.

Traffic around George Town was bad, and it took us almost an hour to get to the hotel. Although we at 2:00pm our room was ready and we were allowed to check in an hour early, woohoo!

We deposited our bags and quickly made our way to Mydin store along Jalan Penang to get a can of Dettol Disinfectant Spray as well as drinking water. We then looked around for a restaurant for a late lunch and settled on Nana Tom Yam along Jalan Transfer, awfully close to the hotel.

We got ourselves seated and prompted order:

  • a bowl of Mixed Tomyam 
  • a bowl of Oxtail Soup
  • 2 x Plain Omelette
  • 2 x White Rice

that together with a round of drinks came to an astounding RM24.00 (approximately USD/EUR5). Do pay Nana Tomyam a visit for authentic Thai cuisine prepared and served by actual Thais at extremely reasonable prices. 

Lunch out of the way we walked back to the hotel. We showered, had a change of clothes and while Cat tended to the laundry (yes, our hotel room as a washer/dryer!) I immediately worked on organising the videos from earlier.

We spent the whole afternoon in our room and emerged at a quarter to seven in the evening. Rather than wait till we got back to Kuala Lumpur to edit our videos I thought I'd make life easier by doing it while we're here, so we headed out to Mydin in search of things to hook my laptop up with the hotel's TV.

We had no luck at Mydin, so we took a walk to KOMTAR's ICT Mall and got what I needed. We then strolled along 1st Avenue Mall for a little bit before doubling back and then walking out of KOMTAR and back along Jalan Penang.

Cat had a hankering for pickled papayas and got a bagful for RM8.00 (approximately USD/EUR2). We then continued northeast along Jalan Penang before eventually turning right onto Leith Street.

We had dinner at Red Garden Food Paradise which consisted of:

  • German Sausages for RM20.00
  • Belacan Fried Rice for RM12.00
  • Penang Rojak for RM10.00
  • Apple Cider and Orange Juice for RM22.00

that came to RM64.00 (approximately USD/EUR14) which was triple the amount we paid for lunch but triple the fun as well. We then walked back to the hotel. I had a niggling pain at my lower back, so I hoped that with some rest it will go away. 

We had nothing planned for tomorrow, so let's see what happens!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur - https://goo.gl/maps/XgjUv3gdibkgvHsRA
Aeroline (KL) FLY From the City! - https://goo.gl/maps/Hfx6BEC73ksuBuj1A
Simpang Pulai Northbound LayBy - https://goo.gl/maps/YVDWtmLKPTiiURio7
Aeroline Queensbay Mall - https://goo.gl/maps/yykmviRwPxSj651u9
Hutton Central Hotel by PHC - https://goo.gl/maps/NwhU3PBXNqNrxZMh6
Mydin - https://goo.gl/maps/uMpc8TLxJ3GqzN726
Nana Tomyam - https://goo.gl/maps/QKoK5BvjAufGondH8
Octopus Pedestrian Bridge - https://goo.gl/maps/J6jp237s76pbmEWU8
ICT Digital Mall @ Komtar - https://goo.gl/maps/HVUqmEUDgKUFoMZ57
1st Avenue Mall - https://goo.gl/maps/X8i3PULJybAiX7vE7
Pasar Chowrasta Pinang - https://goo.gl/maps/VoPvXNuyjhSpbfaG8
Red Garden Food Paradise - https://goo.gl/maps/SYiePU5sgyRUUUHd6

Saturday, 24 December 2022

Christmas Eve (DJI Action 3 Tests)

It's Christmas Eve!

I was again totally engrossed in my day job the past week as an important project made it across one of its many finish lines. With the last of this year's deadline met, I could at last focus on the fact that tomorrow is Christmas!

Last week we got our hands on the DJI Action 3 camera and I downloaded the latest firmware (V01.02.1010) which among other things supposedly fixed its infamous out-of-focus issue. We were eager to take it out for a proper test and so made our way to Sogo Kuala Lumpur for lunch. Please note our video was shot entirely with the DJI Action 3 except for some close-up shots of our meal, which was taken with an iPhone 12 Pro.

Along the way to the sixth-floor food court Cat picked up a handbag that was on sale. We made it to the sixth floor and after pondering for a little while decided to have Korean for lunch. We got ourselves seated at Dubuyo and after browsing their menu quickly settled on the "Meal Set for Two" that included:

  • Soondubu Jigae Chicken
  • Honey Mustard Wings
  • 2 x DubuYo Rice
  • 2 x Roasted Barley Tea
  • 2 x Citron Dubu (small)

that came to RM59.90 (approximately USD14/EUR13) which all things considered was reasonable seeing as it was again a novelty restaurant situated in a shopping mall. Lunch out of the way we walked up to the seventh floor where Cat got some wet wipes from Guardian Pharmacy while I took away my favourite Vietnamese Coffee from the Kee Nguyen stall.

We then rode an elevator down to the ground floor and got ourselves the so-called Platinum Collection Royal Chocolate cake which should be just enough for the two of us. With that we walked back home and began packing for our trip in a couple days' time.

Our verdict on the DJI Action 3? It does fine outdoors in bright sun light but tends to get a little soft indoors, grainy and noisy at times. It also tended to 'hunt' a lot in low light conditions. As with all DJI products audio is impeccable and its colour (outdoors) vibrant. Furthermore the DJI Action 3 is able to shoot time-lapse in 4K, something the Pocket 2 cannot do. Will it replace our DJI Pocket 2 as our go-to walkabout camera? Only if it rains. Mind you, we got the DJI Action 3 to complement the DJI Pocket 2, and not to replace it.

Christmas Day this year will be a low-key affair for us since Brendan is away at varsity busy with his Final Year Paper submissions and final exams. We will however be spending Boxing Day on a bus to our favourite island, the Pearl of the Orient, so please stay tuned!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
SOGO Kuala Lumpur - https://goo.gl/maps/ye8Y8jW9Jw7pj6d96
Dubuyo Sogo KL - https://goo.gl/maps/tS6X4ifGqBfF7jcn8
Kee Nguyễn SOGO Kuala Lumpur - https://goo.gl/maps/Jt7bD1oDYj5YoQft7
Secret Recipe Sogo - https://goo.gl/maps/frRxEv8Tvs6xj1Ri6

Saturday, 17 December 2022

Christmas Shopping (New Gear Day: DJI Action 3!)

Weekend before Christmas!

Focused on my day job for the past week or so I was immersed in the pursuit of several deadlines. With my deliverables out of the way we could focus on what was important: Christmas shopping!

We had been using the DJI Pocket 2 for more than a year now without complaint, until the monsoon season descended, that is. With it raining almost daily it was time we invested in a second small system which turned out to be its cousin, the DJI Action 3.

As with most camera stuff we buy there was almost always only one store in mind, Altech Camera. We hopped into a Grab car to Berjaya Times Square and took an elevator up to the sixth floor but alas Altech was not yet open.

I called CM (our usual go-to guy) and was told to come back a little later. We then went back down to the ground floor and spent some time shopping at LC Waikiki. We found matching Christmas T-shirts as well as several short pants for Cat.

We then headed back up to Altech and soon enough got our hands on a brand new DJI Action 3. We opted for the Adventure Combo that among other things came with:

  • 3 x DJI Extreme Battery for Osmo Action
  • DJI Multifunctional Battery Case for Osmo Action 3
  • 2 x DJI Lens Protective Cover for Osmo Action 3
  • 2 x DJI Adhesive Base Kit for Osmo Action 3
  • DJI Extension Rod Kit for Osmo Action, Action 2 & Action 3 (4.9')
  • Horizontal/Vertical Protective Frame
  • 2 x Locking Screw
  • USB Type-C PD Charging Cable

For RM2,199.00 (approximately USD/EUR500) we thought it was a bargain since the three batteries would come in handy on a long day of walkabouts. A couple of 128GB Sandisk Ultra Micro SD Memory Cards for RM150.00 each (approximately USD/EUR34) rounded up our shopping at Altech. 

We bade Eric and gang farewell before heading to the elevator where lo and behold we bumped into CM! We wished him a merry Christmas and made our way down to the Lower Ground Floor.

We planned to have lunch here at the food court (Taste of Asia) but could not find an empty table, so we exited Berjaya Times Square and headed to Sungei Wang Plaza. Here we walked up to the third floor and to Vinh City Vietnamese restaurant. We ordered the customary:

  • Beef Fried Rice
  • Beef Noodle Soup
  • Vietnamese Coffee
  • 2 servings of Green Tea

that came to RM43.61 (approximately USD/EUR10) which in our minds was not too back seeing as it was a novelty restaurant situated within a shopping mall. Lunch out of the way we walked across the third floor to get some provisions from Mr DIY.

We headed down to the ground floor where I found a pair of glasses I liked. We were asked to come back in an hour to pick up the glasses, so we walked to an ATM nearby to replenish our Federal Reserves since I had paid for the glasses in cash. We then walked into a pharmacy looking for hand sanitisers.

To while away the time we had drinks at Ah Cheng Laksa and as promised, my glasses were ready within the hour. We then walked into another pharmacy so that Cat could get a bottle of shower foam. We then hailed a Grab car and made our way home.

We will be spending the week of Christmas at our favourite island, the Pearl of the Orient, so please stay tuned!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
Berjaya Times Square - https://goo.gl/maps/rXwcFv9uoNKiBrZt6
LC Waikiki - https://goo.gl/maps/i24zYspqWQbvNoGp6
Altech Camera - https://goo.gl/maps/2T5rf2Lrsbjxke5U7
Sungei Wang Plaza - https://goo.gl/maps/N6pDwAtDZEFVswSU8
Vinh City Vietnamese Cuisine - https://goo.gl/maps/71tZMq8vFJwBfGCo8
Eyes Vision Optical - https://goo.gl/maps/o2q1UbFAEY5Bjosw7
GUARDIAN Sungei Wang Plaza - https://goo.gl/maps/itFTcXpqG4jRyfAu5
Ah Cheng Laksa (Sungei Wang Plaza) - https://goo.gl/maps/9MCpeiVdRKYUnqzh6
Watsons Sungei Wang Plaza 2 - https://goo.gl/maps/XG6wSyeuKmCXHrX57

P/S: I downloaded the latest firmware (V01.02.1010) later that night, which among other things is purported to fix the DJI Action 3's infamous out-of-focus issue. We'll see how it goes when we take it out for a proper test in the weeks to come.

Sunday, 4 December 2022

To KLIA Again (Brendan's off to Kuching)

KLIA Again!

It's been two weeks since GE15, and it was time for Brendan to return to varsity. We left home at 10:00am and arrived at KLIA an hour later. Brendan checked his luggage in, and we set off to (where else but) McDonalds for the Millennial's lunch. I had a large Americano while Cat and I shared a large packet of French fries.

An hour later and it was time for Brendan to board his flight. We said our farewells and watched Brendan (with his piercings and all) go through the security checkpoint.

We then drove a distance away for lunch at a place called Nasi Padang Minang Batang Kapeh, alas the restaurant was closed despite it being listed as open on Google. We then drove around and very soon settled on Nasi Kerabu Tumis Kok Lanas. 

Nasi Kerabu (*blue-coloured rice dyed with Bunga Telang or Butterfly Pea, Blue Pea and eaten with dried fish or fried chicken, crackers, pickles, and other salads) is Cat's favourite dish. We watched as the restaurant grilled some fish but since it would have taken a while for it to be ready we opted instead for the:

  • Kerabu* Rice with Honey Fried Chicken
  • White Rice with Honey Fried Chicken
  • Iced Coffee
  • Iced Lemon Tea

that came to only RM21.00 (approximately USD/EUR5) which in our minds was a real bargain. 


Lunch out of the way we then drove a short distance to a car wash since Puteh was in desperate need of 
some TLC. We got home an hour and a half later. 

We will be on a short hiatus until Christmas as I have to focus on my day job. There are several pressing deadlines to meet but once met Cat and I will spend Christmas at our favourite island, the Pearl of the Orient.

See all of you real soon!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
Kuala Lumpur International Airport - https://goo.gl/maps/ZKny1DBPGRpcAnXF8
Nasi Padang Minang Batang Kapeh - https://goo.gl/maps/WKQoj4bXai6gwLby7
Nasi Kerabu Tumis Kok Lanas - https://goo.gl/maps/6V7LdaFSKVUvGULMA 

Thursday, 1 December 2022

DJI POCKET 2: Timelapse Again!

Time-Lapse!

The Northeast Monsoon from November to March is upon us, which means that we are officially in the month of December.

Much like the video this blog post will be short and sweet. It's been a while since we last tried our hands at time-lapse photography, and this time we're again capturing the Kuala Lumpur skyline with KLCC in the distance as the sun sets. 

We set the DJI Pocket 2 to capture a frame every three seconds, for three hours capturing the sunset an hour and a half before and after. We slapped on an ND8 filter for good measure.

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

Saturday, 26 November 2022

To PUTRAJAYA and Beyond (Nasi Beriani Anwar Ibrahim)

The wait is over!

Picking up from where we left off last week we were indeed glued to the television later that evening when all polling stations had closed. In fact we stayed up till the wee hours of the next morning only to find Malaysia with a hung parliament.

For the next five days we watched and waited with bated breaths, waiting for common sense to prevail. In the end with a little bit of royal cajoling a unity government was formed, and Anwar Ibrahim took his oath of office before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara (National Palace) on the 24th of November 2022.

After the dusk settled we took stock of our country's position. For a start, our currency improved with our stock market seemed refreshed. With Anwar Ibrahim at the helm we held confidence that the nation will be led by an old hand.

Enough of politics, we rose early this morning and headed to IKEA Cheras to run an errand. We ended up with a few items we did not initially plan on buying, but that was the risk we took when we came here.

We then drove to Putrajaya and speaking of Anwar Ibrahim we headed to a food court in Presint 8 where the Prime Minister had lunch just the day before. I had the Mutton Briyani while Cat tried the Beef Briyani. 

Together with a round of drinks our prime ministerial lunch came to RM34.50 (approximately USD8/EUR7) which in our minds was quite reasonable. We then drove to Dataran Putra (Putra Square) in Presint 1 and took in the sights of Putrajaya in all its glory while casting a glance at the Prime Minister's Office. We do wish him all the best.

We then took a drive to Cheras where I had an appointment with a friend to acquire a pre-loved central processing unit (CPU) to be used with a monitor for our CCTV system. We had to wait for a while since Shawn ran into some problems with the CPU.

He eventually sorted things out, replacing the initial unit with a superior one, and with that we headed home. 

A week after GE15, and we wondered, have our prayers for a better tomorrow been answered? We sincerely hope so!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
IKEA Cheras - https://goo.gl/maps/Co2Eo1HNv8PyxC3y9
Medan Selera P8 (Presint 8) - https://goo.gl/maps/g2FaSEJXxmtd97Lb9
Putra Square - https://goo.gl/maps/VqFNo6mFo9hgHSR17
Ali Food Corner Damai Perdana - https://goo.gl/maps/fDnqDuvsN6bKjU9u5

Saturday, 19 November 2022

To The POLLING STATION (GE15: Today Malaysia Decides!)

Today Malaysia Decides!

As promised, we were up bright and early this morning to head to the ballot boxes and left our home at 8:00AM.

We wanted to make sure we were among the earliest to cast our votes and hailed a Grab car to the polling station at St John's Primary School.

We arrived a few short minutes later and found the polling station to be professionally managed without any large crowds. We headed to our polling channels (Cat and I were assigned Channel 4 while Brendan was assigned Channel 5) and waited our turn.

It was all over in a matter of minutes, and we were glad we came early. Brendan's friends were reporting large crowds forming at polling stations all across the country. 

We were thankful to all the volunteers for manning the polling station as well as law enforcement officers for keeping the peace.

We then walked down St John's hill and headed to our favourite breakfast spot, Mansion Tea Stall for Roti Canai.

We then walked to the Maybank nearby to replenish our Federal Reserves and headed home. We have done all we can, exercised our constitutional rights and will be closely monitoring the results. We will be glued to the television later in the evening when all polling stations are closed.

We pray for a better tomorrow!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
SK ST JOHN 1 - https://goo.gl/maps/tB8fr2hrkAiY8Qy79
Mansion Tea Stall - https://goo.gl/maps/p3rYE9Q7qS7APoUK6
Maybank (Jalan Bunus Branch) - https://goo.gl/maps/bh3RyqbTsSzqvAzV8