Monday, July 01, 2013

An Afternoon at Kuala Selangor

On the second day of Chinese New Year we decided to take a day trip to Kuala Selangor.  With the trusted Garmin, we felt safe enough to venture where we've not been before...
Kuala Selangor is a quaint fishing town with much history and a photography haven.  We had a late breakfast and so arrived in the early afternoon.  Went up Bukit Melawati and had a great view of the starits.  There's also an old historical lighthouse and with my trusted Smartphone I became the family's tourguide.

Shortly after we decided to hunt for food.  Found a seafood place which quickly filled up with people.
Food and ambience was great.  Across from the seafood place is a chinesecoffee shop and  bakery shop selling hot and fresh  biscuits (tau seah peah and sugared biscuits) .  Its called Kedai Kopi 168.

We were there at dusk and saw the sunset sky which was beautiful.  After a delicious seafood meal, it was time to head home to Subang Jaya!

A jetty at the restaurant

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

24 hours in Malacca

Along Tun Tan Cheng Lock, a house owner had creatively turned water pipes into a decorative planter box.  I suspect he pours water at the top and it flows through the pipes.  He plants hydro-vegetables.

We headed straight for Jonker Street and saw the beautifully restored shop houses. A very good job I must say.

We then walked along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and ate at Restaurant 1511 - A Nyonya Restaurant.  Food was great, service so-so but expected since its a family run place. Try the Top Hats and the popiah!

The courtyard is so rustic, its really worth taking pictures.
There is also accomodation but it was full and so it would be smart to book ahead online.

On the HOT Malacca afternoon calls for Durian Chendol in San Shu Gong which is at the corner of Jonker Street and Tun Tan Cheng Lock.  The packaging is really innovative.

Durian cooked with Gula Melaka makes for an aromatic dessert and no doubt a favourite as seen by the long queues.

At night - satay Chelup.  A pot of Satay sauce in the middle and a buffet of sticks of food (crab sticks, fishball, vegetable, sausage, fish, pork, etc. etc.)  The worry is how many people shared the pot beofre us - eeek!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Chinese New Year will not be complete in Kuala Lumpur without LO YEE SANG
Happy Year of the Rabbit!

Monday, August 09, 2010

June 1st 2010

Went to do a quick inspection in China but stopped over in Hong Kong with Connie. It drizzled and rained for the 2 days we were there. Hong Kong however is always quite charming, the sights, the sounds and the activities.

We went to The Peak and caught a clear sky after the rain. If you are ever there at the Peak I would recommend a good restaurant : THE PEAK LOOKOUT - Best restaurant award Hong Kong many years consecutively.
If its not raining and not too cold, get a garden table.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Copy copy....

Cannot believe its been more than a year since my last posting on this travel blog.
Here is what I found in my last trip to you recognise the brand?

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The sights were equally breathtaking. We drove about an hour and a half to a hill resort called Nagarkot. Upon arrival we were awed by the surroundings which we thought were mountains. (Picture on left)A local told us to look up ...higher and we caught a glimpse of what was really and trully mountains! What we saw were hills!

The snow cap tops are part of the Himalayan range.

NEPAL 5th May to 9th May 2007
Perhaps one of the most beautiful country I've visited - the sights and scenery and the people. Albeit I only visited Kathmandu and not the outline villages. The people and faces of Kathmandu are so varied and intriguing. There are some who look like indians from India, some who look like tibetans and still some who look like chinese!!

I tried to capture some of the faces

Friday, March 30, 2007

March 17th-25th 2007


My business travel in March took me to 4 cities in China; Hong Kong, Chang Ping (DongGuan), Dalian and Shanghai. This trip was especially significant since I was accompanying 5 Europeans; 2 of whom are Swedish and first time in China. Its always a pleasure acting as tour guide for first timers since they are not able to verify the facts and figures which I throw at them. :>

My usual stopover is in the city of ChangPing (a direct train from Hong Kong gets you here). Whats in the town of ChangPing? Apart from several wood working factories in the area; there are some good buddies here.....they are native to ChangPing (almost). They tell me they visit my travel blog regularly and so I wonder how long before they realize their mugshots are here. These guys claim that their factories are run by MBAs. (Managed by Alchoholics).......I tend to believe them.

From the southern province of Guang Dong, I flew to the beautiful city of Dalian with my UK business partner, Chris and his wife Tracey. Its always nice to be in Dalian where its quiet(er)and the streets wider after being in the busy province of GuangDong. Dalian is cold he winter with temperatures ranging from 3 to 9 degerees.

The highlight was being in shanghai…….because I found out where the copy market folks moved to. I shall reveal this in my next posting!!!