There was much hype surrounding this year's autoshow, that promised to "feature hundreds of the latest cars, EVs, motorbikes and technology showcases, taking place at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) from 4th to 7th May 2023."
We had originally planned to go yesterday (Thursday, 4th of May) but it was Wesak Day, a public holiday and we feared large crowds will swarm the autoshow. We bade our time and made plans to go today instead. We walked out of our condo to Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman where we caught a free GOKL Red Line bus and disembarked at the Muzium Negara stop.
We then caught an MRT train first to the Tun Razak Exchange station, then switched to another train headed to the UPM station where we hailed a Grab car to MAEPS. We spent about an hour or so at the autoshow and then hailed another Grab car to the Putrajaya Sentral MRT station where we caught a train to the Ampang Park station.
At Ampang Park we switched from the MRT to the LRT but mistakenly caught a train bound for Gombak when we should have caught the Kelana Jaya bound train. We switched trains and the Damai Station and eventually disembarked at the Masjid Jamek LRT station.
We walked a short distance to our favourite Banana Leaf restaurant at Lebuh Ampang, Restoran Kader where we had our usual banana leaf rice with Chicken Fried Varuval and Tenggiri Fried Fish. Together with a round of Masala Tea we took away a packet of rice with fried chicken and curry for Brendan as well as two more packets of the excellent Masala Tea our late late lunch came to RM66.50 (approximately USD15/EUR14).
We then walked into the store next door to replenish our stocks on incense. A very colourful store, we got RM15.00 (approximately USD15/EUR14) worth of incense. We then walked along the same alley we took earlier and got a couple bunch of Pisang Emas (Lady Finger bananas?) for only RM6.00 (approximately USD/EUR1). We then proceeded to walk back to our condo, as always taking the scenic route.
Do stay tuned as we plan to go on a market hunt next week!