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Saturday, 24 April 2021

MASJID INDIA to DATARAN MERDEKA Walkabout

It's been a very long while since we went on a right proper walkabout, more than a year to be precise. Before 'the situation' we used to average 5km a day walking to Lake Gardens and back, alas that is no longer the case.

Starting out from our home, we walked the entire length of the route to Dataran Merdeka and back. We did not realised how scenic the route was, and managed to capture most of the sights in and around the locations we walked past.

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Locations:
Masjid Jamek of Kuala Lumpur - https://goo.gl/maps/dWWWYYMdYD5cLY8MA
Medan Pasar Clock Tower - https://goo.gl/maps/Se7ZEezvCBkmbCCL6
Sultan Abdul Samad Building - https://goo.gl/maps/vjS3eU4YN4NSoFWS8

We shoot in the normal file format using Lumix's ‘natural’ colour profile with: 
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 
• Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 
• Panasonic Lumix G 20mm ƒ/1.7 (for close-ups) 
• Zhiyun-Tech Crane M2 
• Huawei P30 

HAMRO Nepali Restaurant (Closed?)

Today we decided to step out of our comfort zone and try something relatively new. We've been watching quite a few travel blogs and wondered if there were Nepali cuisine to be had here in Kuala Lumpur. A quick search online and presto! We found a gaggle of Nepali restaurants in and around the Medan Pasar area. 

Truth be told, we first tried the Mandala Restaurant next door, but they declined to be filmed, so their loss is Hamro's gain? 

Located within a clothes shop (Unique Fashion Collection Sdn Bhd) Hamro Nepali Restaurant occupies a small corner on the right side. Big thanks to Dipendra and Rabitha for having us, and yes, we will definitely come again!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
Hamro Nepali Restaurant - https://goo.gl/maps/pdHVwt2Qrouw4Fwa6

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.

We shoot in the normal file format using Lumix's ‘natural’ colour profile with: 
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 
• Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 
• Panasonic Lumix G 20mm ƒ/1.7 (for close-ups) 
• Zhiyun-Tech Crane M2 
• Huawei P30 

Update: We strolled by the Medan Pasar area a few months later and found the restaurant, and the larger clothes store in which it inhabited a small corner to be closed. Whether this situation is temporary or permanent remains to be seen. We will be sure to provide updates as and when it becomes available to us.

Sunday, 18 April 2021

SUNGAI WANG Plaza Walkabout

We were in Sungei Wang Plaza to run a few errands, while our son had an appointment with a hair stylist. It's good to see the place bustling with activity despite the on-going 'situation'. We do what we can to stimulate the economy and support local businesses, but uppermost in our minds is to always stay safe. It's also good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

AJ SENSE SALON is a hair salon that our family has been coming to for a long time, way back when it was still known as Hair Republic. The rates are very reasonable and the staff courteous and experienced.

Eye Smart Vision Enterprise is also another establishment that we have been coming to at least once a year to do our glasses. Young and energetic, Jimmy never fails to impress us with his charm and excellent customer service.

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Locations:
Eye Smart Vision Enterprise - https://goo.gl/maps/M9uiu55cUJt6ZDjp7

We shoot in the normal file format using Lumix's ‘natural’ colour profile with: 
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 
• Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 
• Panasonic Lumix G 20mm ƒ/1.7 (for close-ups) 
• Zhiyun-Tech Crane M2 
• Huawei P30

VINH CITY Vietnam Cuisine

We were in Sungei Wang Plaza to run a few errands,  but more on that in the next video. Vinh City Vietnam Cuisine has been a firm favourite of ours for many years, and we definitely recommend it. 

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Locations:
Vinh City Restoran Vietnam Cuisine - https://goo.gl/maps/JJ5FaZpTXBHV3UWn7

We shoot in the normal file format using Lumix's ‘natural’ colour profile with: 
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 
• Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 
• Panasonic Lumix G 20mm ƒ/1.7 (for close-ups) 
• Zhiyun-Tech Crane M2 
• Huawei P30

Saturday, 17 April 2021

JOE WONG Bak Kut Teh

It is the first weekend in the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. We ventured out to see if we could grab a bite to eat, since most eateries are supposed to be closed till early evening. Joe Wong Bak Kut Teh has been our default 1Bak Kut Teh place for many years, and we highly recommend it.

1a Chinese soup that literally means "meat bone tea", and at its simplest, consists of meaty pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices (including star anise, cinnamon, cloves, dang gui, fennel seeds and garlic) for hours. Additional ingredients may include offal, varieties of mushroom, choy sum, and pieces of dried tofu or fried tofu puffs. Additional Chinese herbs may include yu zhu (玉竹, rhizome of Solomon's Seal) and ju zhi (buckthorn fruit), which give the soup a sweeter, slightly stronger flavour. Light and dark soy sauce are also added to the soup during cooking and garnished with chopped coriander or green onions and a sprinkling of fried shallots, and usually eaten with rice.

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:

We shoot in the normal file format using Lumix's ‘natural’ colour profile with:
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
• Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm ƒ/3.5-5.6
• Panasonic Lumix G 20mm ƒ/1.7 (for close-ups)
• Zhiyun-Tech Crane M2
• Huawei P30

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

TIMES SQUARE Walkabout

 The hunt is over!

We got our hands on the Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-M2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer, an absolute bargain. A shout out to Altech Camera at Level 6 Times Square!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Locations:

We shoot with:
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
• Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm ƒ/3.5-5.6
• Panasonic Lumix G 20mm ƒ/1.7 (for close-ups)
• Huawei P30
• Zhiyun-Tech Crane M2

Footnote:
This is what we've discovered a few uploads in. Videos shot in Cinelike-D and subsequently colour corrected does not take well to YouTube in that it is not clear as we would like. Perhaps we are doing something wrong, which we suspect. A previous upload (made private) that was shot in the native Lumix file using its ‘natural’ colour profile came out much clearer. In this and the next few uploads we will not shoot in Cinelike-D and colour correct, just to test our theory out.

Sunday, 4 April 2021

PUDU PLAZA Walkabout

Spurred on by our first video shot earlier this morning, we went gimbal hunting to minimise camera shake. Pudu Plaza is among the oldest shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur, and YL Camera among our favourite retailer for cameras and accessories.

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Locations:
Second time shooting in Cinelike-D (LOG file) and colour correcting.  We're still noobs at it with loads more to learn, and we realise it will take much practice, but we are up for it.

We shoot with:
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
• Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm ƒ/3.5-5.6
• Panasonic Lumix G 20mm ƒ/1.7 (for close-ups)
• Huawei P30

Midnight Rain... We Begin Again!

It has truly been an awfully long while since our last blog. In that time, we experienced the ebb and flow of the pandemic, and it has been one heck of a roller-coaster ride.

We were very envious of some who have managed to make travelling a full-time profession, and dream of doing the same one day. Vlogging is the new way to go, long replacing the traditional blog as the medium of communication between the traveller and his audience.

To be perfectly honest we are painfully camera shy and will probably start off our vlogging attempts minus our faces and voices while focusing on the food or destination. A caption underneath each clip will be our means of communicating with our audience.

We have several cameras (though not all are meant for vlogging), and in time hope to invest in more suitable equipment. In the meantime, we will make do with what we have.

So, what better way to start off our attempt at vlogging than to showcase what’s right in front of us:

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

It was a warm and humid night, so the rain was a very pleasant surprise. First time shooting in Cinelike-D (LOG file) and first-time colour correcting. Loads more to learn, but at least it’s a start!


We shoot with:
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
• Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm ƒ/3.5-5.6
• Panasonic Lumix G 20mm ƒ/1.7 (for close-ups)