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Saturday 24 February 2024

BUKIT BINTANG Walkabout: Golden Dragon 3D Anamorphic Show!

It's Chap Goh Meh!

Chap Goh Meh is celebrated on the 15th day of the first month according to the Chinese calendar, an important festival signifying the end of the celebration. This auspicious day is also known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day.

To commemorate this auspicious day we booked an Airbnb at Bintang Fairlanes Residences (be sure to check out our previous video). After checking in we headed out again to run some errands at Plaza Low Yat.

We walked out of the Airbnb and headed northwest along Lorong Walter Granier then turned left onto Jalan Walter Granier before turning right onto Jalan Sultan Ismail. We continued northwest and walked past Lot 10 before walking up an escalator that took us past the Bukit Bintang Monorail station and eventually into Sungei Wang Plaza.

We walked across the first floor and rode an elevator down to the surface level where we walked across Jalan Bulan 1 and in the end walked into Plaza Low Yat. We took another elevator up to the second floor and walked into Sri Computers to look for several IT related items.

In the end we got two of the four items on our list, namely a new wireless keyboard and mouse by Logitech as well as a 4-port USB hub. We left Plaza Low Yat and entered Sungei Wang Plaza, eventually walking along a footbridge across Jalan Sultan Ismail and making it down to the ground floor. We then turned left back onto Jalan Walter Granier then right onto Lorong Walter Granier where we arrived back at the Airbnb.

Later that evening at half past five we left the Airbnb meaning to head to the Pavilion Crystal Fountain to watch a Unity Walk, but a few drops of rain forced us into SB Corner. Sure enough the drops of rain turned into a downpour, so we spent the next forty-five minutes sipping on Teh Tarik.

Certain that the walk would have been called off we headed back to the Airbnb, and a little while later headed out again to Da Long Yi Hotpot just a few minutes away on foot.

We spent an awesome evening there, so be sure to catch our next video.

After dinner we went on an impromptu walkabout that took us along Jalan Imbi then onto Jalan Sultan Ismail. We walked northwest past the Parkroyal Hotel and Lot 10 again before we reached the intersection with Jalan Bukit Bintang.

Here we turned right onto Jalan Bukit Bintang and headed to the vicinity of Starhill Square to watch the much talked about 3D anamorphic show of a Golden Dragon across two giant LED screens between Pavilion Elite and fahrenheit88. 

We then resumed our walkabout headed east along Jalan Bukit Bintang before ultimately onto Jalan Imbi headed southeast. We had come full circle as we turned left and back onto Lorong Walter Granier, and eventually arrived at Bintang Fairlane Residences.

We will be checking out tomorrow.

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

๐Ÿ“ Location:
Bintang Fairlane Residences - https://maps.app.goo.gl/xBppWrDdcSMYyKPU9
Bukit Bintang Monorail station - https://maps.app.goo.gl/mTbQzU71qALjeQZ76
Da Long Yi Hotpot (Bukit Bintang)

DA LONG YI Hotpot: Bukit Bintang

It's Chap Goh Meh!

We picked you up again after the heavy downpour subsided, as we headed to dinner at a place just a few minutes’ walk away from our Airbnb. To commemorate this auspicious day we booked a table at Da Long Yi Hotpot, although Brendan unfortunately was not able to join us since he had plans with his varsity friends.

Our first time to a Hotpot restaurant we were eager for a new experience. Its website proclaimed: "Let The World Fall In Love With Chengdu Flavour" and we can say with no uncertain terms that we did!

A heavy downpour meant that we arrived later than planned but they were gracious enough to hold onto our reservation.

Being our first time here we carefully perused the menu before deciding on:

  • half portion of Belgium Iberico Pork Slice
  • half portion of Kurobuta Pork Belly Slice 
  • a Pork Shoulder slice
  • Handmade Mushroom Pork Meatballs 
  • Handmade Fish Balls 
  • Handmade Water Chestnut Pork Balls 
  • Deep Fried Bean curd 
  • Enoki Mushrooms 
  • Baby Cabbage 
  • Abalone Fried Rice
  • a can of Tiandi Apple Vanilla 

We will let our footage "paint a thousand words" as we spent a memorable evening here.

Our excellent Chengdu dinner came to RM228.40 (approximately USD48/EUR44) that included SST of RM11.81, Service Charge of RM19.69 and Dine-In Charge of RM6.00 each. A little pricey by our standards but well worth it.

Do catch our previous videos where we had lunch at an Indian Restaurant then checked into an excellent Airbnb!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

๐Ÿ“ Location:
Bintang Fairlane Residences - https://maps.app.goo.gl/xBppWrDdcSMYyKPU9
Da Long Yi Hotpot (Bukit Bintang)

SB Corner: Start & End of 24-Hour Sojourn

It's Chap Goh Meh!

In the spirit of the festivities we booked an Airbnb at Bintang Fairlane Residences. So at lunchtime today we hailed a Grab car for a fare of RM20.00 (approximately USD/EUR4) to the Airbnb located in Bukit Bintang.

Since we were early we decided to have lunch at the Indian restaurant just across the street, so be sure to catch our upcoming video on SB Corner.

Since we were early we decided to have lunch at the Indian restaurant just across the street. We first got to know this Indian restaurant during our first to Hazel's Airbnb in December and knew that we would have to come again. Without further ado:

  •  Brendan had the Rice with Fried Chicken and Curry
  •  Cat had her usual Fried Beehoon
  •  I had a Puri, then a Vadai 
  •  We had a round of Iced Tea
  •  Then I had a hot cup of Nescafe 

Our lunch came to RM29.70 (approximately USD/EUR6). We left at three and proceeded to check into our Airbnb.

The next day we checked out of the Airbnb to have brunch at SB Corner, and:

  •  Brendan had two Roti Canai
  •  Cat had Roti Telur [egg]
  •  I had a Thosai [Dosa]
  •  We each took away a packet of Rice with Fried Chicken

Together with a hearty round of drinks our brunch and packed lunch came to RM49.50 (approximately USD/EUR10). We then hailed a Grab car for a fare of RM9.00 (approximately USD/EUR2) back to our condo.

Do stay tuned for our upcoming videos where we checked into the Airbnb and later had an awesome dinner at a Hotpot spot in the midst of an impromptu walkabout!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

๐Ÿ“ Location:
Bintang Fairlane Residences - https://maps.app.goo.gl/xBppWrDdcSMYyKPU9

AIRBNB: Bintang Fairlane

It's Chap Goh Meh!

In the spirit of festivities we booked an Airbnb at Bintang Fairlane Residences. We arrived early and spent our lunchtime at SB Corner just across the street.

After lunch we walked across the street and registered ourselves at the security desk, where we encountered a peculiar procedure. After having filled up a rather lengthy registration form I was then asked to produce my identity card. The identity card was scanned upon which my details such as full name and address were captured.

Why oh why subject us to such a tedious form before then digitally receiving the almost identical information? The management of Bintang Fairlane Residences has a bit of soul-searching to do, don't they?

We then made our way up to the 20th floor and checked into our Airbnb. We will let the footage tell the story of the unit. After checking in and depositing our bags we headed out again to run some errands at Plaza Low Yat nearby.

The next morning we checked out at a quarter to eleven and made our way across the street to SB Corner where we had brunch and took away packets of rice with fried chicken for lunch.

Do stay tuned for our upcoming videos where we had an awesome dinner at a Hotpot spot in the midst of a walkabout around Bukit Bintang!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

๐Ÿ“ Location:
Bintang Fairlane Residences - https://maps.app.goo.gl/xBppWrDdcSMYyKPU9

Sunday 18 February 2024

LRT-MRT-GOKL: Midvalley to Metro Prima and Back!

Sunday Errand!

We initially planned on spending a lazy Sunday at home. However an unexpected errand saw us leaving our condo at nine in the morning headed to the Masjid Jamek LRT station.

My office was holding a Chinese New Year gathering so I was in need of a suitable outfit, preferably a Hanfu (which literally means Chinese Han people's clothing).

We walked along Jalan Bunus 6 before turning left onto Jalan Masjid India headed south. At the end of the street we turned left onto Jalan Melayu and before long arrived at the LRT station.

We caught a train for a fare of RM1.90 (approximately USD/EUR0.40) to the Abdullah Hukum LRT station and walked along a pathway that led us to The Gardens and eventually Mid Valley Megamall.

Since we were early and most shops were not yet open we decided to have breakfast at their food court within AEON BIG.

We settled on Coco Cafe where we ordered the Nasi Lemak and Toasted Bread sets that each came with Teh Tarik for RM10.40 (approximately USD/EUR2).

Breakfast out of the way we then began our search for my Hanfu. About an hour later we were empty-handed so we decided to continue our search elsewhere.

We made our way back to the Abdullah Hukum LRT station and disembarked at the Masjid Jamek LRT station; here we switched to the Sentul Line and disembarked at the Titiwangsa LRT station.

Here we switched again to the MRT Kwasa Damansara Line and eventually disembarked at the Metro Prima MRT station for a final combined fare of RM4.70 (approximately USD/EUR1).

We then walked into AEON Metro Prima and headed up to the gents department on the first floor. Alas there were no Hanfu to be found, but a brightly coloured shirt caught my eye.

It was festive looking so I bought it for RM109.00 (approximately USD23/EUR21). We then headed back down and since it was almost lunchtime we decided to browse the various food stalls here. 

We settled on the Sizzling & Claypot stall and ordered the:

  • Sizzling Mushroom Chicken Yee
  • Sizzling Chicken Rice with Mushroom 

And together with a round of drinks from a different stall our lunch came to RM30.70 (approximately USD/EUR6). After lunch we walked over to La Boheme and got a bagful of pastries for RM42.60 (approximately USD9/EUR8).

We then walked back to the Metro Prima MRT station and caught a train back to the Titiwangsa MRT station for a fare of RM2.80 (approximately USD/EUR0.60).

Here we caught a free GOKL Blue Line bus from the Titiwangsa bus hub to Sogo Kuala Lumpur, and walked back home.

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

๐Ÿ“ Location:

Monday 12 February 2024

ASTANA Restaurant Again: Kazakh Cuisine!

We miss Russian cuisine!

It was the third day of Chinese New Year and still a public holiday in Malaysia.

I completed the series of four videos from our 24-hour sojourn at Central Market last night and slept in today. By the time we awoke it was a quarter to eleven, and by the we drove out for lunch it was noon.

Brendan elected to stay home and continue with his 'beauty' sleep. We were headed to Sri Petaling for lunch at our favourite Kazakh restaurant, Astana.

The restaurant was not busy, so we were able to pick the choicest table right in the middle. We featured this restaurant on our channel almost two years ago to the day, and it was time for a revisit.

We ordered pretty much the same as the last time we were here, which was:

  • a serving of Olivie
  • a bowl of Borsh
  • a plate of Beef Plov
  • a plate of Horsemeat Plov
  • 3 skewers of Lamb Shashlyk
  • a jug of Kvas

Including a half dozen Manty that we took away, our excellent Kazakh lunch came to RM174.00 (approximately USD37/EUR34), which was a little steep by our standards but well worth it.

We cannot recommend Astana highly enough, so head on over!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

๐Ÿ“ Location:

Saturday 10 February 2024

Hour Sojourn Ends! Mondo Cafe • Tajudin Nasi Beriani

Chinese New Year Day!

We were cream crackered from last night's stroll and slept in today. We finally arose at a quarter past ten. We showered, packed up then headed down to the lobby to see check out. 

Again it was a breeze, and we walked over to Mondo Cafe next door for brunch. We scanned the QR code and settled on:

  • Chicken Parmigiana
  • Fish n' Chips 
  • Chicken Chop Black Pepper 
  • 2 glasses of Peach Iced Tea
  • a glass of Apple Crush 

Our brunch that included a service charge of 10% as well as a service tax of 6% came to RM119.90 (approximately USD25/EUR23). 

After our western meal we planned to hail a Grab car but the traffic in and around the hotel was getting very gnarly. We then walked to the bus stop with our bags in tow along Leboh Pasar Besar, but no buses were in sight. We then walked along Medan Pasar onto Jalan Tun H S Lee but to no avail. The area was absolutely swarmed with many nationalities, so much so that we felt like foreigners in a foreign land.

We continued north and walked across Jalan Tun Perak onto Lebuh Ampang and finally caught a Rapid KL bus #173 for a fare of RM1.00 (approximately USD/EUR0.20) that took us to our customary bus stop along Jalan Munshi Abdullah. From here we walked back to our condo and met up with our old friends Abang Razali and Kak Intan.

Thus ended our 24-hour sojourn at the Central Market area, if all goes well we may spend tomorrow enjoying a car free morning!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

๐Ÿ“ Location:
Pacific Express Hotel Central Market

Friday 9 February 2024

Night Stroll: River of Life • Petaling Street

Chinese New Year Eve!

After dinner at Old Precious China in Central Market we decided to head back up to our rooms to change into more comfortable attire. We then took a stroll along the Klang River, specifically the vicinity dubbed the River of Life where the Gombak River meets and converges with the Klang River.

We headed to the Blue Pool (Kolam Biru), "designed to visually transform the convergence point of the Klang and Gombak rivers into a stunning, sensory experience. Equipped with a Dancing Symphony Fountain, Blue Corridor, fog, and lighting effects, Kolam Biru will enhance the focal point of the historic Masjid Jamek and Sultan Abdul Samad Building and create a cool recreational area for locals and tourists to gather".

Close by is the Jamek Mosque, officially called the Sultan Abdul Samad Jamek Mosque which is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur. The mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, and built in 1909.

Instead of fireworks and fire-crackers we ushered in the lunar new year with a dancing fountain with fog and lighting effects.

We then continued our stroll back along Jalan Benteng behind Central Market then made our way across Jalan Tun Sambanthan and Jalan Hang Kasturi onto Jalan Hang Lekir. We continued east until we were smack in the middle of Petaling Street Market.

We continued east along Jalan Hang Lekir before turning right onto Jalan Sultan. We continued south then west along Jalan Sultan before walking across onto Jalan Panggung. We then turned left onto Lorong Panggung before heading into Kwai Chai Fong, a diminutive alley also known as 'Little Ghost Lane' or 'Little Demon Alley'.

After taking a few photos we exited Kwai Chai Fong and walked onto Jalan Balai Polis before turning left onto Jalan Petaling then left again back onto Jalan Sultan. We continued east before turning right onto Jalan Tun H S Lee and then turning left back onto Jalan Hang Lekir.

An overzealous motorcyclist attempted to beat the red light and almost crashed into a couple of pedestrians!. We admonished him severely and continued across Jalan Tun Sambanthan, then stopped for drinks at Restoran Yusoof dan Zakhir.

We then walked back to the hotel and ended our evening stroll.

Happy Chinese (Lunar) New Year everyone!

Precious Old China: Sa Cap Meh Dinner

Chinese New Year Eve!

In the Hokkien dialect today is known as Sa Cap Meh (which literally means "thirtieth night") and it refers to the eve of Chinese New Year.

Last year we had our Sa Cap Meh dinner at Kocik Heritage in Melaka, this year we will be having our dinner closer to home. 

We checked into Pacific Express Hotel Central Market and planned to walk over to Old Precious China for our Sa Cap Meh dinner later in the evening. We have been to Central Market many times but did not notice this diminutive restaurant, which we found on Tripadvisor.

Its website states: "Located in Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market, Precious Old China restaurant & bar offers a quaint dining experience amidst Malaysian antiques and vintage Colonial furniture."

We made reservations for 7:00pm and purchased the RM100 cash voucher (approximately USD21/EUR20) for a 2-3 pax Nyonya Set Course through the FunNow mobile app. At the appointed hour we walked from the hotel to Central Market next door.

We entered the restaurant and was greeted no one? Everyone seemed busy so we waited quite a while we were shown to our table. 

We took our time with the menu and eventually ordered:

  • Devil Curry Chicken 
  • Ikan Api Api
  • Belacan Four-King Bean
  • Plain Omelette 
  • a bowl of Butterfly Pea Rice
  • a pot of Jasmine Chinese Tea

Our Nyonya meal that included a service charge of 10% as well as a service tax of 6% came to RM135.50 (approximately USD28/EUR26). Since we had already purchased a RM100.00 (approximately USD21/EUR20) with the FunNow mobile app beforehand we only needed to pay the difference of RM35.50 (approximately USD8/EUR7).

We then went back up to our rooms to change into more comfortable attire before we began our night stroll. Be sure to catch our upcoming video as we take a stroll to the River of Life and beyond!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

๐Ÿ“ Location:
Pacific Express Hotel Central Market
Precious Old China Central Market

Pacific Express Hotel Central Market

Chinese New Year Eve!

In the Hokkien dialect today is known as Sa Cap Meh (which literally means "thirtieth night") and it refers to the eve of Chinese New Year.

Last year we had our Sa Cap Meh dinner at Kocik Heritage in Melaka, this year we will be having our dinner closer to home. 

At three in the afternoon we hailed a grab car for a fare of RM21.00 (approximately USD/EUR4) to Pacific Express Hotel Central Market where we would be putting up the night. We suspected that due to the lack of drivers a day before Chinese New Year the fare unusually high.

The check in process was pleasant and smooth, the hotel was kind enough to arrange that our rooms be side by side as requested. We booked 2 twin rooms for a total of RM316.52 (approximately USD67/EUR62) that included both a 6% VAT and 10% Property Service Charge. We will let the footage tell the story of our hotel rooms.

We deposited our bags in the rooms and headed back down to have drinks. We walked over to Central Market to have a look at these cafes here, but nothing appealed to us.

Brendan had his heart set on Secret Recipe, so we headed next door. After scanning the QR code we proceeded to order:

  • a cup of Ipoh White Coffee
  • a glass of Iced Honey Lemonade
  • a glass of Apple Citrus Fizz
  • a serving of Shinjuku Caramel 
  • a slice of Chocolate Indulgence 
  • a slice of Strawberry Rose 

Our drinks and cakes that included a service charge of 10% as well as a service tax of 6% came to RM65.30 (approximately USD14/EUR13).

We then walked to the 7-Eleven next doot to get bottled drinking before heading back up to our rooms to rest. Be sure to catch our upcoming video about Precious Old China!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

๐Ÿ“ Location:
Pacific Express Hotel Central Market
Secret Recipe Central Market - https://maps.app.goo.gl/kHvEDh3nAbnRLdy16

Saturday 3 February 2024

MATIC: The Borneo Songket Heritage Festival 2024

Borneo Festival!

After lunch at Restoran Kader we caught a Rapid KL bus #300 for a fare of RM1.00 (approximately USD/EUR0.20) to Jalan Ampang. We got off at the Renaissance Hotel bus stop and walked across headed to the Malaysian Tourism Information Centre, better known as MATIC.

The Borneo Songket Heritage Festival 2024 was being held here. We browsed the various stalls and got:

  • a pair of handmade clay earrings for RM25.00
  • 4 batik scrunchies for RM20.00
  • a bottle of jam for RM8.00
  • a bottle of sambal also for RM8.00
  • 2 pairs of Lun Bawang earrings for RM20.00 
  • a Lun Bawang bracelet for RM25.00

We also met with our favourite beadstress, Caroline and got from her:

  • a pair of Kabo earrings for RM30.00
  • a Kelabit necklace for RM190.00

A handsome bounty for Cat indeed! In the end we spent RM326.00 (approximately USD69/EUR64), money well spent if you ask us since the items on sale are not normally found elsewhere. 

We then walked out of MATIC and eventually made our way home. Be sure to watch our previous video where we started our day running errands at Plaza Low Yat as well as Pudu Plaza, and having a banana leaf lunch at Restoran Kader!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

๐Ÿ“ Location:

Restoran KADER: Banana Leaf Rice!

Banana Leaf Rice!

After completing our errands we caught a train for a fare of RM1.40 (approximately USD/EUR0.30) to the Masjid Jamek station where we disembarked and walked across Jalan Tun Perak onto Jalan Lebuh Ampang.

It's been almost three years since we last featured Kader Banana Leaf restaurant on our channel, and we thought that it was time for a revisit. We both had:

  • the banana leaf rice spread 
  • an assortment of side dishes and curries
  • a shared serving of Chicken Varuval
  • each an Iced Tea 
  • each a hot Masala Tea

Our banana leaf lunch came to RM41.50 (approximately USD9/EUR8). We enjoyed our sumptuous lunch immensely and firmly believed that the Chicken Varuval as well as Masala Tea are among the best we've ever had in Kuala Lumpur!

We walked out of Kader at two and caught a Rapid KL bus #300 for a fare of RM1.00 (approximately USD/EUR0.20) to Jalan Ampang where The Borneo Songket Heritage Festival 2024 was being held . 

Be sure to catch our upcoming video!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

๐Ÿ“ Location:

SATURDAY Runaround: Plaza LOW YAT • PUDU Plaza • MATIC

Saturday Stroll!

Two days since our dragon chasing exploits and we were itching to resume testing the DJI Action 4.

We left our condo at a quarter to eleven in the morning and made our way as we usually do to the bus stop in front of Sarah Hughes along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

A short while later we caught the free GOKL Red Line bus to KL Sentral. We disembarked and walked to the Muzium Negara MRT station deep in the belly of KL Sentral.

We caught a train eight minutes later for a fare of RM1.60 (approximately USD/EUR0.30) and got off at the Bukit Bintang station where we then exited Gate C onto Jalan Bulan. A short walk later we arrived at Plaza Low Yat and headed up to the 2nd floor.

We were running out of storage space so we invested in a 5-terrabyte Western Digital My Passport External Hard Disk from Sri Computers for RM609.00 (approximately USD129/EUR119).

We then headed back down to the ground floor and hailed a Grab car for a fare of RM8.00 (approximately USD/EUR2) to Pudu Plaza. Here we walked into our second favourite camera store, YL Camera Services to enquire about tripods.

In the end we invested in a Benro Tripod with Video Head for RM400.00 (approximately USD85/EUR78) and a Benro Mini Tripod for RM100.00 (approximately USD21/EUR20). These tripods were necessary for a special assignment at work next month.

We then exited Pudu Plaza and walked across Jalan Landak onto Jalan Kancil headed southwest until we reached Jalan Pudu.

At the first opportunity we walked across and past the terribly busy Sek Yuen Chinese restaurant onto Jalan Sarawak until we reached the Pudu LRT station.

We caught a train for a fare of RM1.40 (approximately USD/EUR0.30) to the Masjid Jamek station where we disembarked and walked across Jalan Tun Perak onto Jalan Lebuh Ampang.

We enjoyed our sumptuous lunch at Restoran Kader immensely so be sure to catch our upcoming videos!

We left Kader at two in the afternoon and caught a Rapid KL bus #300 for a fare of RM1.00 (approximately USD/EUR0.20) to Jalan Ampang. We got off at the Renaissance Hotel bus stop and walked across headed to the Malaysian Tourism Information Centre, better known as MATIC.

The Borneo Songket Heritage Festival 2024 was being held here. We browsed the various stalls and ended up with a very handsome bounty for Cat so be sure to catch our upcoming videos!

We then walked out of MATIC hoping to catch a bus along Jalan Ampang but found barriers in front of the bus stop. We then decided to walk to the bus stop at KLCC. After a while we realised that Rapid KL buses were avoiding the bus lane, so we followed the crowd and caught a #302 bus on the main thoroughfare instead.

It began to pour soon as we got on the bus. We then discovered the bus we caught did not continue along Jalan Ampang but instead turned right onto Jalan Yap Kwan Seng. It eventually dropped us off at the Titiwangsa bus hub again for a fare of RM1.00 (approximately USD/EUR0.20)

We came full circle and caught the free GOKL Red Line bus that brought us back to the Sarah Hughes bus stop along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

It was then a short walk back to our condo, but not before visitng the Saturday night market here to grab a bite to eat.

Hopefully in our next video we will be able to wake up early enough to enjoy a quiet morning of car-free Sunday!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

๐Ÿ“ Location:

Thursday 1 February 2024

ROAR-some Lion Dance!

Lion Dance!

All done with our mall hop to capture the Chinese New Year themed decorations we rested our feet at Starbucks here at LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre when a lion dance suddenly sprang to life.

There's nothing much to say from this point on, except to please enjoy the twenty minute or so nerve-racking clip of the lion dancers performing amazing feats of acrobats on high poles.

We even made friends with a fellow YouTuber shooting with the DJI Action 4. We exchanged pleasantries, subscribed to each other's channel and swapped notes about the camera. You can find his channel, Lion Dance TV here.

Be sure to catch our previous video where we visited five malls to capture the Chinese New Year themed decorations at each of the malls, as well as enjoy a Vietnamese lunch!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

๐Ÿ“ Location:
LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre

VINH CITY Vietnamese Cuisine

PhแปŸ-fection!

Half way through our mall hop we decided to have lunch at an old and firm favourite. We could hardly believe that it's been almost three years since we last featured Vinh City Vietnamese Cuisine on our channel.

It was April 2021 to be exact, and it was among the earliest videos we ever posted. In that time we've visited this restaurant many times and we felt that it was about time to showcase it again on our channel.

We almost always order the same thing: Beef Fried Rice for me, and Beef PhแปŸ for Cat. I always ordered the Vietnamese Coffee and Cat would always the Vietnamese Green Tea. So it was to our surprise as we flipped through the pages of the menu that Vinh City had so much more to offer.

We made a mental note to try something new the next time we're here, but for today our usual lunch came to RM43.60 (approximately USD/EUR9). It goes without saying that we highly recommend Vinh City to anyone looking for an authentic Vietnamese experience.

Be sure to catch our previous video where we visited five malls to capture the Chinese New Year themed decorations at each of the malls!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

๐Ÿ“ Location:
Vinh City Vietnamese Cuisine - https://maps.app.goo.gl/Saxbz4v9U5LEsAGj6

ROAR-some Thursday: 5 Mall Hop

It's Federal Territory Day!

It being a public holiday for Kuala Lumpur and with a new toy to play with we ventured out of our condo at eleven in the morning bound for Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. We caught a free GOKL Red Line bus in front of Sarah Hughes to the Muzium Negara stop.

There we disembarked and took an elevator down two floors to the Muzium Negara MRT station. We caught a train bound for Kajang for a fare of RM1.80 (approximately USD/EUR0.40) and disembarked at the Tun Razak Exchange MRT Station to begin the first of five malls today. The reason? We wanted to capture the Chinese New Year themed decorations at each of the five malls that we hoped to visit today.

All done with The Exchange TRX we hopped back into the train bound for Kwasa Damansara for a fare of RM1.20 (approximately USD/EUR0.30) and disembarked at the Bukit Bintang MRT station. We exited the station and walked a short distance to Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Here we captured footage of both the exterior and interior Chinese New Year themed decorations.

We then walked out and onto Jalan Bukit Bintang headed southwest. We walked across Jalan Sultan Ismail then took an escalator up and past the Monorail station before we entered Sungei Wang Plaza. The Chinese New Year themed decorations here were quite underwhelming, but it did not matter since we intended to have lunch here anyway. Be sure to catch the upcoming video of Vinh City Vietnamese Cuisine!

A little under an hour later we walked out of the restaurant then rode an elevator down to the surface level and walked across Jalan Bulan 1. We headed southeast before making our way across a footbridge that took us into Berjaya Times Square.

We shot some footage of the Chinese New Year themed decorations here and then walked out onto Jalan Imbi, headed to the final mall of the day.

If you guessed that we were headed to our new favourite mall, LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre (LaLaport BBCC) then you were spot on. We spent some time here shooting footage of the Chinese New Year themed decorations then had drinks at Starbucks. We got the Toffee Nut Crunch Latte & Butter Brew Frappuccino for only RM20.00 (approximately USD/EUR4).

As soon as we took our seats to our surprise a lion dance began, so be sure to catch the upcoming video of this jaw-dropping exhibition!

We left LaLaport BBCC at half past three and walked to the Hang Tuah Monorail station. We took the train for a fare of RM2.60 (approximately USD/EUR0.50) to the Medan Tuanku Monorail station. We walked briskly back to our condo since there were dark clouds rolling fast.

Thus ended our mini walkabout, so be sure to catch our next video where we (hopefully) wake up to enjoy a quiet morning of car-free Sunday!

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LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre