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Wednesday 1 February 2023

FT Day Walkabout (Mechimakali │ Petaling Street │ LRT Ride │ Rapid KL #250)

It's Federal Territory Day!

Federal Territory Day is an annual regional celebration that is observed on February 1 in Malaysia to mark the anniversary of the formation of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur in 1974. Kuala Lumpur, the much newer Putrajaya, and Labuan are the three federal territories of Malaysia.

It is a public in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan while everywhere else is a normal working day. We took the opportunity to visit a friend who had moved his eatery.

Dipendra and Rabitha were running Hamro Nepali Restaurant over at Medan Pasar, and after a while could not cope with the rising rental. We kept in touch and after a period of inactivity they were finally able to re-open their eatery under the name Mechimakali Restaurant.

We made it a point to visit them first chance we got and today was the perfect opportunity. We left our condo late morning and began our walkabout along Jalan Munshi Abdullah headed south. We then continued onto Jalan Melaka until the Masjid Jamek LRT station before walking across Jalan Tun Perak onto Jalan Benteng.

We continued southwest and paid the Old Market Square Clock Tower where Dipendra's old restaurant was situated before continuing across Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin. We turned left onto Jalan Tun H S Lee and arrived at Mechimakali Restaurant.

We met up with Dipendra and Rabitha, and after a short chit chat we ordered the:

  • Chicken Kanna set for RM20.00
  • Lamb Kanna set for RM25.00
  • A set of Momo (dumplings) for RM15.00
  • Coca Cola for RM3.00

that came to RM63.00 (approximately USD15/EUR14) which in our minds was a little expensive but accepted that novelty cuisines come at a premium.

We bade Dipendra and Rabitha all the best with their new eatery and continued our walkabout towards Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin and across Jalan Yap Ah Loy before turning right onto Lebuh Pudu. We then continued on along and turned left onto Jalan Petaling.

We walked across Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lok and past the Chinatown entrance archway. The last time we came here it was very quiet unlike today, where it was hustling and bustling. we walked to the end of Jalan Petaling then turned right onto Jalan Sultan then right onto Jalan Hang Kasturi.

We walked across and rode the escalator up to the Pasar Seni LRT Station and caught a Kelana Jaya LRT to Wangsa Maju. Do enjoy the hyper lapse footage of the journey in the video below.

We disembarked at the Wangsa Maju LRT Station for a fare of RM3.20 (approximately USD/EUR0.70) and walked across the overhead pedestrian bridge where we caught a Rapid KL Bus #250 to Sogo Kuala Lumpur. Please enjoy the hyper lapse footage of this journey as well in the video below.

We eventually got off at SOGO Kuala Lumpur for a fare of RM1.70 (approximately USD/EUR0.40) and walked back towards our condo. However we had some errands to run so we continued along across Jalan Munshi Abdullah to LuLu Hypermarket where we got a loaf of bread.

We then doubled back across Jalan Munshi Abdullah, and I stopped by the Murukku stall where I got several packets of nuts for RM10.00 each (approximately USD/EUR2) while Cat continued on to Haniffa Department Store where to get a can of butane gas lighter refill. We then headed home, content with the fact that we managed to meet our daily quota of 7,000 steps

We have nothing planned this weekend, so we next videos will probably be centred around our trip to Kuching. Please stay tuned!

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📍 Location:
Old Market Square Clock Tower -
Mechimakali Restaurant -
Chinatown Kuala Lumpur -
Jalan Petaling -
Pasar Seni LRT Station -
Wangsa Maju LRT Station -
SOGO Kuala Lumpur -
LuLu Hypermarket Kuala Lumpur -
Haniffa Department Store -

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