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Sunday, 14 November 2021

SUNGEI WANG Plaza Stroll

 Happy NRP Phase 4 Kuala Lumpur! 

Hardly a day after our walkabout at Sunway Putra Mall we found ourselves on another stroll along the alleyways and walkways of Sungei Wang Plaza.

First off, we got breakfast out of the way at Kopi Club. Brendan then headed up to the first floor where he had an appointment with his hair stylist, while we ambled along making our way to the ground floor. Cat had an old pair of spectacles frame that need new lenses, and we only had Jimmy of Eye Smart Vision in mind for the job.

Jimmy said it should take an hour, so we resumed our stroll. 

Established in 1977, the iconic Sungei Wang Plaza was the second shopping centre to be built in Kuala Lumpur after Ampang Park and is remembered fondly by many of the older generation as one of their favourite places to visit. Sungei Wang Plaza was built on the site of the former Shaw Brothers’ BB Plaza, a well-loved amusement centre where Taiwanese singer Teresa Tang once performed when she was ten years old.

Sungei Wang Plaza in the late 70s and 80s was synonymous with fashion, food, and beauty products, and was the epicentre of ‘La La Culture’. It was also an entertainment paradise with an Olympic-size ice skating rink, bumper cars, game arcade, discotheque hall and Malaysia’s first indoor cinema which could accommodate 1,700 people. Sungei Wang Plaza was THE venue for fashion shows, beauty contests, the annual ‘Campus King and Queen’ and ‘Lantern Parade,’ ‘Meet-and-Greet’ artiste concerts, and festive countdowns. A Chinese Opera theatre stage would be set up on its rooftop during important Chinese festivals.

“If you have not been to Sungei Wang Plaza, you have not been to Kuala Lumpur.”
— A popular phrase in the 1980s

Within the promised hour we headed back to Eye Smart Vision and found Jimmy already waiting for us with Cat's old new spectacles. We then made our way to Alfie at the basement car park of Sungei Wang Plaza and headed to the nearest Petronas Petrol Station.

With all our errands completed we were bereft of ideas for lunch and opted for Syed Bistro, just a stone’s throw away from our home. With that we ended our video, and this blog.

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📍 Location:
Kopi Club Sungei Wang Plaza - https://goo.gl/maps/aLuwUUrXFFmevNTy9
Eye Smart Vision Enterprise - https://goo.gl/maps/mEvdnzbV13ohwRMQ8

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 primarily with: 
• DJI Pocket 2
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
• Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 
• Panasonic Lumix G 20mm ƒ/1.7
• Huawei P30

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