Kuala Lumpur to Penang via Aeroline

We traveled from Kuala Lumpur to Penang via Aeroline. The bus departed at 2:45PM from Corusl Hotel.

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There is complimentary coffee at the waiting area in Corus Hotel. We bought the tickets online; return trip for 2 was CAD83.

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We booked the front row seats for more leg room space (on the dash board, :-)). We had great views. The seats also reclined comfortably.

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It started to rain once our journey started. We slept a lot during the journey with the rain drops soothing sound plus the humming of the bus. Continue reading

KL Fall 2012: Ah Koong Restaurant

Ben was not feeling well on the 3rd day. We were not sure if he caught a cold or caused by the drastic change of weather from the sub zero Beijing fall weather to the above 30 hot and humid KL weather. Perhaps, he had too much heaty durian. He had body ache and a slight temperature. We skipped breakfast as Ben continue to sleep after taking a couple of aspirin.

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We checked out from the hotel at 12:00PM and left our luggage at the concierge while we went out to look for a place for lunch. We wanted something light as Ben did not have appetite to eat while I had indigestion problem. We found a restaurant specializes in fish ball in the neighbourhood called Ah Koong Restaurant. We picked this restaurant because it is air-conditioned.

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We had their signature fried fish cake for appetizer. It was very bouncy.

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Ben had curry laksa with oil noodle. Continue reading

KL Fall 2012: Chiu Chow Porridge

Since my niece did not eat at the AYCE durian stall, we went for supper after the durian feast. The traffic from SS2 back to the city center was horrible.

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Initially, my niece wanted to bring us for beef tripe noodle at Jalan Alor. But, we were not certain that we can get a parking there. So, we changed our plan to eat near our hotel.

We went for Chiu Chow Porridge which is plain porridge/congee that goes with a  lot of side dishes.

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Marinated eggs.

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Lady fingers stir-fried with fresh chili and dried shrimp. Continue reading

KL Fall 2012: All You Can Eat Durian

We met up with Ben’s sister after the tour to Royal Selangor. Back at her house, the rain started to pour. After spending two hours there, she brought us to Ben’s brother’s house. We waited for everyone to get home from work before we went out for dinner.

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We went for All You Can Eat Buffet Durian in SS2, PJ. AYCE durian is popular here as there are several stores serving it.

It was a small world as Ben bumped into two if his Boys’ Bridgate friends in the store we picked for the AYCE durian.

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A descriptive banner of the various durian available.

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We had young coconut juice to cool down the effect of the “heaty” durian. Continue reading

KL Fall 2012: Royal Selangor Tour

After lunch, PL brought us to visit Royal Selangor which is the world’s largest manufacturer and retailer of pewter.

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The world’s largest pewter tankard as recognized by Guinness Book of Records in 1985. It was made to commemorate Royal Selangor’s centenary. Selangor Pewter (old name) was founded by Yong Koon in 1885.

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We had a guided  tour of the visitor center in the headquarter. We learned about it’s history to it’s present day as the world’s largest pewter maker.

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History of the lucky teapot. Continue reading

KL Fall 2012: Peter Curry Fish Head

We met up with PL from Royal Selangor who brought along another colleague from Selroy for lunch.

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They brought us to Peter Curry Fish Head Restaurant in Setapak for lunch. This was a popular place for us while we were working in Royal Selangor. We often come to this restaurant for special occasions like birthdays and farewells.

We were lucky to grab the last available table, otherwise we will have to wait for the next sitting.

We had the Michael Jackson drink which is soy milk with cincau (grass jelly).

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The signature dish, Fish Head Curry with also include prawns, tofu puff, lady fingers and eggplant. The curry was so good with steamed rice. Continue reading

KL Fall 2012: Meet Fresh

After breakfast, we ventured out to explore the Berjaya Time Square neighbourhood. It was still early and most shops were not open yet. Although it’s still early in the day, it was already hot and humid.

We went back to the hotel to escape the heat while waiting for our lunch appointment with our ex-colleague. In the hotel lobby, we heard a bridal car came honking. We just stayed in the lobby to catch the excitement of the wedding.

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Bad luck hit me as a nose pad of my glasses was broken. We had to go back out to Berjaya Time Square to look for an optical shop to fix my glasses.  The optical was so kind to fix it for me for free.

I recalled Ben had to replace his glasses nose pads few years back. He went back to his regular optical shop in Richmond to get them replaced and was charged CAD$10 for it. Since then, that optical shop lost Ben’s business.

We came across Meet Fresh in Berjaya Time Square near the optical shop. Since we already had a big breakfast, we decided to share a dessert.

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After paying for our order, we were given the above gadget which will light up when our order is ready to be picked up.

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We shared an icy herbal jelly for RM6.90 (CAD2.30). The chewy mochi added a different texture to the slippery jelly. Cream was served on the side for those who like to add creaminess to the dessert. Continue reading

KL Fall 2012: Buffet Breakfast at Furama Bukit Bintang

On our second day in Kuala Lumpur, we had breakfast in the hotel as it’s included.

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It’s a buffet breakfast with items like nasi lemak, fried noodles, porridge, pastries, kuih, fruit, etc.

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We had a table by the pool.

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Guava juice to start off my morning.

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Nasi lemak, fried bee hoon and marinated egg for Ben. Continue reading

KL Fall 2012: Kepong Hawkers Center

We took a cab from the hotel concierge from the hotel to Sri Damansara. It was expensive at RM60 (CAD20). We reckoned it will be difficult to flag down a cab during the after office hour traffic.

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My father, my younger brother and my nieces brought us to have dinner at Kepong Hawkers Center. Ben had a tri-color iced milk tea.

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I had a claypot chicken and salted fish rice for RM6 (CAD2).

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Ben had a Fried Koay Teow with cockles for RM6 (CAD2). Continue reading

KL Fall 2012: Snacks

As we explored the neighbourhood, we stopped for a drink to quench our thirst in the 30 over degrees Celsius weather.

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Soy milk with gula Melaka for RM1.30 (about CAD0.45). The gula Melaka gives it a very different taste than those soy milk we get in the supermarket in Vancouver.

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We came across a fruit rojak street food cart and how can I pass this. Continue reading