Welcome to Kuala Lumpur

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mandela's Memorial Gathering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

For anybody who wishes to pay their respects to the late Nelson Madiba Mandela there will be a memorial event tomorrow, Thursday the 12th of December 2013 at the KLCC convention centre, Kuala Lumpur.

For more information and to confirm your place please contact either Cathy or Alan:

Cathy Pryor:  (+60) 0111 2997895

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Kuala Lumpur City Farm and Largest Aviary in the World.

This week sharing a bit on all things "animal" in Kuala Lumpur.
Firstly there is a wonderful Farm in the City which is great for kids and for tourists who want to see and possibly feed some exotic as well as some tame animals!

Lot 40187 - 40188, 
Jalan Prima Tropika Barat
Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan.
Tel: 03 8941 3099 

Opening times:
 Mon & Wed-Fri, 10am-6pm; 
Sat-Sun, 9.30am-6pm. 
Closed on Tuesdays. 

More details and photos via link below:

Farm InThe City Malaysia

Then there is the wonderful Bird Park, bang in the City of Kuala Lumpur. This bird park is the largest Aviary in the world.

Location and other information visit their website here:

KL Bird Park

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kuala Lumpur 2013 Christmas Bazaars

Hasn't time just zoomed by and it is that time of year again for wonderful Christmas Bazaars.
In fact there are two of the best Bazaars happening this weekend!

Saturday the 30th of November is the 28th Annual combined German, Austrian Swiss Bazaar.
Luther Centre, 6 Jalan Utara, PJ
From 4pm to 8pm.
Tickets Only 20RM
Click here for map:   Map to German Christmas Bazaar


Sunday the 1st of December is the ABWM Christmas Bazaar
at Renaissance Hotel, Jalan Ampang, near Mono rail station Bukit Nanas.
Time: 10.30 to 14.30
Tickets: 20RM at the door
Click here for Map: Map to Renaissance Hotel KL


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Rhino Cup Polo Tournament in KL: October 20th 2013

Not to be missed: this Sunday the Rhino Cup will be held at the Royal Selangor Polo Club here in Kuala Lumpur. Expect some great action, bazaars and money raised towards saving the Sumatran Rhino.

The Rhino Cup

Event begins at 15.00 on Sunday.

Address: D/a Royal Selangor Polo Club, Jalan Ampang Hilir 5, 55000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, 55000
Phone:03-4256 4531

 For directions click here: Royal Selangor Polo Club, Ampang

Friday, October 4, 2013

October 2013 Events in Kuala Lumpur!

There are a lot of events happening this month of October and it kicks off next weekend.

11th, 12th and 13th October
October Fest in 1 Utama
Have a look here:
October Fest 2013 Kuala Lumpur

12th October:
The Malaysian/NewZealand Ball:

19th October

The Great British Ball

Copyright in Malaysia

In Malaysia and Asia in general the word Copyright has an entirely different meaning. It is often said that Copyright means: "my right to copy!"  A very unfortunate play on words and it is taken literally!

Here are some photos to show you how copying is part and parcel of life here:

Aka Easy Jet

Is Richard Branson investing in Tudung Material?

No Comment!

Cher, Ferrero Rocher

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Fish head noodle or Frog dishes in Kuala Lumpur!

Malaysia is so fascinating especially when it comes to food! So if you want to be fascinated and have something to tell your family on skype you must go dine at KA-SOH.
They are popular for their seafood and fish head noodle but they also serve frog's legs- Malaysian Chinese style.

Check them out:

They have another restaurant at Imbi Shopping Mall.
Monorail station: Imbi.
Tel: 603 2148 0102

Souvenirs of Malaysia

If you are looking for souvenirs and gifts to take from Malaysia most people will tell you to go to Central Market.
Aside from Central Market there are also some other lesser known places that would suit travellers on a tight budget.
Head to Sungei Wang \Plazea shopping mall. Nearest public transport is the Mono Rail station Bukit Bintang. The Mall is attached to the Monorail, so you don't have far to walk. On the 3rd floor there are two small shops with all sorts of trinkets and lovely Asian gifts. You can even find Tibetan singing bowls. (I had been looking everywhere for them.)

The two shops in Sungei Wang Plaza are:

Ekmanee Enterprise
Lot T071, 3rd Floor
Tel: +6-03 2144 2899

Vel Art Collections Sdn Bhd
Lot T070, 3r Floor
Tel: +6-032148 9228

For more expensive souvenirs head to KLCC and check out Royal Selangor Pewter. They do some lovely things out of pewter.
Click on the link below for more information.  Happy Shopping!

Royal Selangor

Monday, July 15, 2013

Chinese Medicine and Blind Masseurs in Kuala Lumpur!

I sometimes write about odd and different things that you can try out in Kuala Lumpur and here are two more examples:

Asia is generally known for it's talent in creating beautiful spas and providing wonderful and health beneficial massages. To get a massage with a difference why not check out the:

 Blind Master Massage Centre.

Hours are: 09.00 to 20.30
17A, Jalan Tun Sambathan 4,
A bit further on from the YMCA and 7 Eleven
Tel: 03-2273 0188, 03-2273 0189
Closest LRT/Monorail = KL Sentral
Massages and reflexology.
All masseurs are blind!

For an experience of traditional Chinese Medicine you can ask for:

Soon Yih Chian
62 Jalan Tun Perak
Tel: 03-2078 2857
Nearest Lrt: Masjid Jamek.

Soon Yih Chian is in an old and simple chinese herbal shop in the Masjid Jamek area.
Her consultations are free.
You simply pay for what ever herbs she recommends to you after the consultation.
You are not obliged to buy any medicine, so you can relax and enjoy the difference of being consultated in a traditional chinese manner.


Friday, June 21, 2013

Roast Lamb on a spit in Kuala Lumpur!

Are you looking to :

1. entertain friends at your home
2. treat them to a whole lamb on the spit
3. cannot be bothered to do all the patient, hard work

then there is a great guy who can help you out!

His prices are reasonable and he has excellent experience.

His lamb is absolutely delicious.

I believe he can also grill other meats if you prefer.

His name is Chef Wong Hee Liang.

His contacts:
+60 12664 5598
+60 12207 8178


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Gallery

A great photographic exhibition is currently on in the Petronas Gallery in the KLCC petronas twin towers.
A must see, you will be moved and amazed by the stories the photos tell.
The exhibition is is not only great,  it is free!!

This current exhibition ends on the 26th of June 2013.

More information here:
Petronas Gallery

Bangsar Village Sunday Market

Sunday Market in Bangsar village! Come do your shopping here or venture and have a sit down meal with some really authentic and original Malaysian food.

Have a look below:

Delicious sugar cane juice!

Apam Balik/ Pancake thingys!

 Sweet chicken satay!

Murtabak! Yummy!

A fruit with cooling transparent juice!


Sit and enjoy!

Sourness to round off your palate:  dried sour plans plus other dried fruit!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Images of Prince Court Hospital in Kuala Lumpur.


Main Lifts and Lobby

Cafe and lounge area

Hospital pharmacy

Address: 39 Jalan Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Phone:03-2160 0000

Friday, May 3, 2013

Looking for a bargain flatshare in Kuala Lumpur?

If you are looking to share a beautiful flat in the Mont Kiara area there are two rooms available at Casa Kiara 1. (May 2013)

The modern Condominium comes with a pool, gym, barbecue area and gated security all for only 900 RM a month excluding utility bills.

The flat owner is female and is looking for professionals only. She does not mind sharing her flat with either men or women as long as they are working professionals.

To arrange a viewing and to meet your flat mate please call:

Is Apple losing it's touch in Asia?

The images below are from last weekend in the Garden's Mall in Kuala Lumpur.

The Samsung shop was jammed pack with people whilst next door the Apple store had a dwindling handful of fans.

Is Apple losing it's touch over Malaysians?

Does Samsung simply offer more flexibility and value for money?

What do you think?


Crazy weather in Kuala Lumpur: April/May 2013

What is happening to the weather in Kuala Lumpur? There have been such ferocious rain storms the last couple of weeks equivalent to Monsoon season!

Flooding, traffic jams, lack of taxis, lightning striking trees, 3 hour journeys to the airport- it's all been happening!

Andrea Bocelli & Div4's Live in KL this Sunday- Best Priced Tickets.

Andrea Bocelli's concert this Sunday unfortunately clashes with the Malaysian elections.

For this reason they may have problems selling tickets.

If you still haven't booked why not treat yourself and your friends/family to a night of opera and culture.

You can get the best priced tickets via Group On.

The beautiful Div4's will also be performing.

Enjoy your evening!


Andrea Bocelli Live in Kuala Lumpur

Concert: May 5, 2013.
Time: 8.30pm. Doors open at 6pm.
Event held at Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil,  Kuala Lumpur 57700

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Make Friends and have fun in Kuala Lumpur!

Most expats can make moving from country to country look quite easy and fun! Yet there are a great number out there who are quite bored, lonely and desperate for friends!
Many are not aware, that Kuala Lumpur has quite a lot of activities going on where they can:

1. Meet new people
2. Make some great friends
3. Have fun
4. Discover something new.

So here is a short list of some of the activities over the next 2 months where expats and locals alike can connect:

Canada Rocks Celebration on 11th May 2013
Jewellery Bazaar on 16th May 2013
More info here:       Canadians in KL

Manza Ball 2013

Manza Welcome Tea: 9th May and every 2nd Thursday of the Month
Manza Dinner Club: 11th May and every 2nd Saturday of the Month
Manza Ball: 18th May 2013
KL Orientation tour : 27th May 2013

More info here: Antipodeans in KL

PJ Laugh Fest with Comedy Galore:  15th May to 9th June
Andrea Bocelli in KL: 5th May

More info here:   Expatriatelifestyle

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hot Food Delivered to your Doorstep in Kuala Lumpur & Penang

If you haven't got the time or energy to do some grocery shopping or you can't be bothered to cook,  why not let someone help you out?

If you are hosting a great party and are running out of drinks and ice,  not to worry help is at hand....

With various restaurants under their  Yu san (umbrella) and more being added every day, Food Panda will get you your hot food and cold drinks delivered to your home! No need to go out and face the traffic jams and never-ending search for parking space, just sit at home, relax and order what your taste buds are craving and let Food Panda do all the hard work!

Better still, if your favourite restaurant is not on the website, simply recommend it to Food Panda and they will endeavour to add it to their growing choice of eateries.

As the restaurants have varying operating hours, have a look here to see what you can order in your area- whether you are at home or working late in the office!

To browse and order click here:

Food Panda

Images of Landmark Buildings in Kuala Lumpur: Dayabumi and Menara Maybank

Images of Landmark Buildings in Kuala Lumpur and the meaning behind their architectural style.

          The Dayabumi (Commercial offices and General Post office) and Menara Maybank.
           The Dayabumi is built in a modern Islamic style with 8 sided stars on its facade.

The Menara Maybank symbolises the "Keris". "Keris" is the traditional Malay sword which is comparable with "Excalibur" for it's tales of magic and power in Malay folklore.

Dayabumi and Menara Maybank carved in wood veneer in The Arch Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur City Gallery in Merdeka Square.

Arch create intricate gifts and souvenirs of KL from veneer wood.

Have a look at the Link for more information.

Latest addition to Malaysian Currency: 20 Ringgit

                        The newest Malaysian Currency denomination is the 20 Ringgit note.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Images of Landmark Buildings in Kuala Lumpur: Tabung Haji

Images of Landmark Buildings in Kuala Lumpur and the meaning behind their architectural style.

                               Tabung Haji building representing the Five Principals of Islam.
                This building is the headquarters of the Malaysian Hajj pilgrims fund board.

Tabung Haji carved in wood veneer in The Arch Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur City Gallery in Merdeka Square.
Arch create intricate gifts and souvenirs of KL from veneer wood.
Have a look at the Link for more information.

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