Jenny has a packed itinerary to cover Kuala Lumpur from the moment she arrived on Sat, 24 Oct at 6pm till her departure at 6am on Mon, 26 Oct 2009, exactly 36 hours later.
Sat, 24 Oct 2009:
- We picked Jenny from KL Sentral at 6.00pm.
- 1st Stop: Central Market. Jenny visited at least eight Stalls there and picked up some costume jewellery and souvenirs. The only regret she expressed to us later was that she hesitated in getting the batik cloth painting in a frame. If only the salesperson gave her a small discount!!
- 2nd Stop: Petaling Street & Chinatown. Thirsty, we stopped by the ever popular Longan Drink Stall by the Corner of the intersection of Jalan Petaling & Jalan Hang Lekir. Next, we went to Restaurant Kim Lian Kee (there are at 3 Corners!) to try the famous stir-fried Hokkien Mee (black noodle) and we also ordered the Lor Mee, a kind of starchy noodle.
- 3rd Stop: SS2. Jenny experienced the 1st taste of durians at Donald's Durians. One Travel Writer wrote "Durians - look like shit, smell like shit & taste like shit". But Jenny loves it!
Sun, 25 Oct 2009:
- 4th Stop: Village Park Restaurant, Damansara Utama: We have an early breakfast at the popular Chinese Muslim Village Park Restaurant. Jenny wanted to try the popular Malaysian dish called Nasi Lemak. Of course, the Nasi Lemak would not be complete without the Ayam Goreng (Fried Chicken) and Kopi Peng (Ice Coffee)
- 5th Stop: National Monument, Lake Gardens. We were proud to inform Jenny that the RM10 million National Monument is the largest Bronze Monument in the World. Jenny posed next to the Perak Emblem (Silver State) where I was borned. We also met two Russian Sailors and managed to convince them to take a group shot with the ladies. The Russian Sailors were also doing the touristy thing and Port Klang/Kuala Lumpur would be their last stop before heading home to Vladivostok.
- 6th Stop: Carcosa Sri Negara. Jenny & Kuen were happy to be able to even view the Room which Queen Elizabeth once stayed but were sad to learn that this once British High Commissioner's Residence turned Luxury Boutique Hotel, were be closing it's doors on 31 Dec 2009 and the Government has taken it back. We hope it will re-open again, grander than before.
- 7th Stop: Yut Kee Coffee Shop in Jalan Dang Wangi. This very old Coffee Shop is now managed by a Father and Son Team of Ricahrd & Melvyn Lee. Jenny managed to try the Beef Noodles, Local Kopi-O and for another 1st - the Kaya with Roasted Bread. Jenny liked the Kaya so much that she bought a bottle home. We also bought the famous Yut Kee Swiss Rolls.
- 8th Stop: Selangor Club & Clock Tower at Dataran Merdeka. Jenny was surprised that Kuala Lumpur has such unique Moorish architecture in the Clock Tower, the High Court and the Culture Ministry's Building. We told her that once a year, the Merdeka Parade to celebrate Malaysia's independence from the British in 1957, is held here. Jenny was enlightened by the fact that the Selangor Club used to be the place where the British have their High Tea while watching a game of Cricket at the large field.
- 9th Stop: KTM (Malayan Railways) HQ & Old Railway Station. The unique architecture and the grand outlook of these two pre-war Buildings stood out. Jenny wanted some photos with these Buildings in the background.
- 10th Stop: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. This is also my 1st Trip to the Museum, so you can say that Jenny made it possible. We spent over one hour admirng the Exhibits especially the Replica of Mosques from all over the World. What a Gem!
- 11th Stop: Noodles for Dinner at Soo Kee Coffee Shop, Jalan Imbi. This Coffee Shop has been around for over 30 years and served the best Noodles in Kuala Lumpur. Jenny & the American visitors were slurping up the tasty noodles and ice cold beer! Cheers!
- 12th Stop: Strategic Photo Spot near KLCC. After touring the City, I drove Jenny and friends to a photo spot where we have the amazing Petronas Twin Towers in the background