Monday, 5 March 2012

Travelogue: Kuala Lumpur

Last weekend, Brad, Bea, and myself had the opportunity to go on a trip together to KL! Even though we were sent there for work (more on that soon), we had so much fun exploring the city together during our free time.

My first time on a Firefly flight. It's surprisingly convenient to travel to KL via the Subang route! It's only an hour's plane journey and another 20mins on the road to the city. What more, you're able to check in just 30mins before the flight, which saves a lot of traveling time!

Brad made me take a picture of all the snacks in my bag!! Haha, absolutely cannot live without snacks, and I know Bea can't too ;) The lady in black is Christel, our lovely 'nanny' for the trip!

Wheee we're a bunch of happy troopers! And I couldn't have asked for more awesome traveling partners ;)

Met our other 'nanny', the hilarious Miko, at KL's Park Royal Hotel. He managed to get room upgrades for all of us, and got Bea & I connecting rooms!

We each had a spacious room for the 3 days in KL, plus WIFI! :D

And off we were to conquer the nearby shopping malls despite the rain.

Check out the neon flats I got at the Vincci sale for $9 a pair!! And the navy embellished ones for $20! Always so deliriously happy when I find shoes in my size cos it's practically impossible to do so in Singapore. I either always pay a premium or bear with the news that they don't carry a size 41.

Being the gluttons that we are, we had to look around for food and settled for Ben's at Pavilion Shopping Mall. It had sucha inviting ambience, it was hard to resist! Loved loved loved the whole nautical concept of the place.

The ambience definitely made up for the mediocre food.

What I really liked were the conversational cards they place on every table. They definitely encourage people to practice better social etiquette when dining!


The next morning started at 4A.M. for us. It was a whole day of filming with 5 other bloggers from Malaysia and an awesome production crew. I'll be uploading photos from that day soon ;) After filming, we headed out with our new-found Malaysian friends to explore KL's street food. So so so glad we dragged our asses out cos the gastronomic experience was not to be missed!!

The great thing about hanging out with fellow bloggers is that they totally understand when you're catching up on the day's worth of tweets/instag updates! ;D

And they'll wait patiently for everyone to grab food photos no matter how badly they want to dig right straight in. Btw, the KL black hokkien mee is SUPER YUMMMAY! So was the Orh-Lua! Anyone knows where to get black hokkien mee in Singapore PLEASE please let me know ;)

Next destination for frog leg porridge, grilled chicky wings, salted egg yolk crab, lala and more! We slept like babies that night with all that yumyums in the tumtums ;D


All fresh after a good 12hour sleep, we checked out and headed to explore the Bangsar area of KL!

Apparently this area is the HollandV of KL and it definitely had the vibes!

We settled for brunch at Antipodean and had a really satisfying meal. What more, the full breakfast is only 18RM (SGD7.50)!!

Walked around for a bit, then the gluttons were at it again! Stopped at The Daily Grind because we heard the red velvet cake there was delish. The meal was pretty disappointing firstly cos the mushroom soup they served had already turned sour and the cake really didn't taste as good as it looks (they substituted the cream cheese with whipping cream).

We were homeward-bound after tea! Though it was a mere 3 days, I had truckloads of fun with them and we made a pact to come back soon for more food hunts. So yes, till the next KL Travelogue ;)

On the same note, I've been sooo desperate for a holiday recently it's not funny. Been dreaming hard about a beach getaway to Koh Samui or one of the pretty islands of St Vincent & The Grenadines, or perhaps a crazy spring break in Cancun or The Bahamas. But I can't do much traveling this year cos of the upcoming wedding and our business plans. Oh wells, guess I can only dream for now... And hopefully land myself a big fat break soon ;)

Well, hope your Monday's been kind and have a great week everyone! x

38 kisses:

angel said... [Reply to comment]

hello! may i ask, your phantom in croc prints is a small or medium? thanks in advanced :)

jingwen said... [Reply to comment]

black hokkien mee can be found at Jalan Malu Malu.
Somewhere along Sembawang, the north side of singapore.

The stall have their mee specially imported from KL.
you can try them out :)

Julin ♥ said... [Reply to comment]

for the traditional “black” Hokkien noodles, try beng hiang. It is really good!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Vel! :)

My friends and I are planning a short getaway to KL and your post is so helpful! :D

May I know how do you go to the Bangsar area and is it convenient to get there?

Thanks for replying!! ♡

kelly said... [Reply to comment]

I love your new vincci yellow flats, they look good against your skin tone! what a great steal! :)
May I know where you got the pink pants from? the fit on you is absolutely flattering!

Good luck on your wedding preparations and hope you get your well deserved break soon!

Julin said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Vel, just wanna tell you I luuuurve your blog! Your posts are always so informative and helpful. Keep up the good work!! (=

Amanda Lim said... [Reply to comment]

somewhere in geylang sells the black KL hokkien mee. it is a restaurant on it's on and can be seen from the main road. not sure the exact street no though! :/

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

hi i really like the shape of your frames, may i know what brand it is and where did you get it from? thanks :)

Sheila said... [Reply to comment]

OMG where did u get that red long corn snack thing in your bag?

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

hey velda, do you still have bags up for sale? those that you've bought but not used or not using them anymore?

xoxo said... [Reply to comment]

Hi velda! there's a famous KL black hokkien mee eatery at Geylang :)

Sharon said... [Reply to comment]

Hi, I think you look good in those glasses! May I know where are they from?

Ling said... [Reply to comment]

You could try the Malaysia Food Street at RWS to get the black hokkien mee :)

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

Hey Velda! Where is your white blouse (day 1 outfit) from? :)

Danielle said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Vel..u can get the black hokkien mee at Sentosa Malaysian Food Street at Resort World..check out the blog's not mine though..but these are the food that u can get :))

Jace said... [Reply to comment]

You get can the Black KL Jalan Alor Hokkien Mee at RWS Malaysia Food Street!! Go early on the weekends and be prepared to queue. I love it too, YUMS!

C said... [Reply to comment]

Hi vel, what laptop do you recommend for work-business? I see that youre using Toshiba, is it user friendly? Also, why didnt you get macbook?

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Angel, it's the large embossed calf phantom :)

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Jingwen, thank you for that! Will definitely drop by one day to try it out, sounds yummy!

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Julin, thank you for that! :) Will definitely drop by one day to try it out!

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

Hi babe, glad to be of help! :) We took a short cab ride (about 20RM) from KL city to Bangsar. It's a very popular area in KL so most taxi drivers will know their way. Enjoy your getaway ;)

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Kelly! I love them too!! Heh I got the pants from F21 for a steal too, but it's rust in colour, not pink :)
P.S. Thank you for your well wishes babe!

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

Aww thank you, Julin. I will try my best!! :)

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you, Amanda! I will try to find out more ;)

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

I got the frame from YES! Suntec but got the lenses changed at my friend's place! :) It's from Burberry.

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

My friend got it for us!! I don't know where it's from but it's yummy and I'll find out :)

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

Hi babe, yes I have a medium PS1 satchel in peach suede for sale. Email me if you'd like pics ;)

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Amanda!! Got the info from another reader's comment :)

Vel said... [Reply to comment]


Vel said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Sharon, I got the frame from YES! Suntec but got the lenses changed at my friend's place! :)

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you, Ling :)

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

It's from our Love, Bonito BASICS line babe! :)

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you for that, Danielle! :)

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you, Jace!! :)

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

Hi C, I'm a fan of the Windows software, so I doubt I can use a Mac anytime.
I'm currently using the Toshiba Ultrabook Protege Z830 cos it's really really light (about 1kg only) and the startup etc. is really fast and convenient. So yes I'l highly recommend that for work/business ;D

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

I forgot to add that I'm actually not really much of a tech person, so perhaps it'll be good your research online!!

huijun said... [Reply to comment]

hi vel!(: your complexion looks sooooo nice!! May i know what foundation youre using?? :D
and what camera are u using too? your photos are so pretty! :D

Vel said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Huijun, I use RMK liquid foundation :) These photos are mainly taken by Beatrice's S100, and some from my Lecia D-Lux4 :)