Sunday, July 6, 2008

We're back from KL!

We are finally back to Penang after 4 days trip to KL. We had a great time there - the highlight being the Beauty & The Beast Musical Broadway.

After the income tax payment, I felt broke. So no more shopping during this trip to KL. We just spent most of our money on food, glorious food!

1. Curry fish balls at Hong Kong Food Culture @ Low Yat Plaza is one of my favourites - I've never tasted such delicious curry fish balls. I always crave for more.

2. Little Penang Kafe @ Suria KLCC serves good, authentic Penang food. Both the Hokkien Mee & Nasi Lemak had the ooomphh taste!

3. Fried Prawn Noodle at Food Republic @ Pavilion is unique and nice. RM 7 a dish is a little tad pricey to me though!

4. I always visit John King for their Durian tart. Super duper yummy for durian lovers

5. Free buffet breakfast @ Swiss Garden Hotel is nothing special - just the normal eggs. bread, buns, sausages, hams etc kind of buffet.

6. Who could resists the melt-in-your-mouth mouthwatering J.Co Donuts? My favourite being Oreos flavour...yummy!

Jen & Wen brought us to Naili's Place - a place where is turns out to be cozy and nice. Not only the place deserves a thumbs up, the food did not disappoint us as well.

  • Darlin's Tumasek Nasi Lemak tasted great - loved the chicken rendang and the sambal.
  • ABC (I dunno why KL ppl call their ice-kacang ABC. To me, ABC is a soup. Haha) was one of the best I've ever tasted. The strawberry syrup tasted special and they have the "mata kucing" sprinkled on it as well.
  • Jen's "Big Bite" burger looked small - but when you bite on it, you can feel the juicy beef being inches thick!
  • Rojak was so-so. You can find better ones in Penang. RM6 for a small dish.
  • Wen's tomyam maggi was delicious as well. Sour & spicy enough for my liking.
  • Min's fish & chips was my favourite. Generous portions of crispy fish fillet and fries. Nice tartar sauce.

Jen & Wen also took us to Eye On Malaysia. On those of you who does not know what it is, The Eye on Malaysia is 60 metre tall portable Ferris wheel installation at Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The wheel comprises 42 gondolas (including 1 VIP one) and was unveiled in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2007 on January 6, 2007 by Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. The wheel allows visitors to experience a 360-degree panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur and over 20 kilometres of its surroundings including KL Tower, Istana Budaya and Petronas Twin Towers, during a 12-minute ride.

I must say that the Eye On Malaysia looked spectacular from the outside. But when you are on it, one word describes all - BORING!
It was dull and boring during the 12-minute ride. There was not much view to see (except for the Petronas Twin Towers) and we have to share the gondola. 12 minutes seemed long when there is nothing to do. rm15/pax is pretty pricey i think.

The next day, while waiting for Wen at Suria KLCC, Min & I walked to the KLCC Park and took some pictures while admiring the landscape and the majestic Petronas Twin Towers. Until now, I still feel "WOW" everytime I look at the Petronas Twin Towers. Don't they make you proud to be a Malaysian? :)

And now the highlight of all - Beauty and the Beast Broadway Musical!
A few of my friends told me that the show was "ok ok nya" before I watched it. But when I watched it with my own two eyes, it was simply marvelous!

The casts sang all the familiar songs from the Disney movie and they added in quite a few new songs too - which I find it good. They added some twist and turn in the acting. Belle was petite and had a beautiful voice - sweet and clear. I love Gaston, much more in this musical than the Gaston in the movie. Lumierre was the crowd's favourite. The way he shook his hips and cracked jokes was simple crowd-pulling. I find the Beast a 'lil "gay-ish"..hehe. His singing was not loud and powerful enough and he was not very frightening.

I laughed at their humour, dabbed my eyes during the touching moments and was very sad when it was all over. The 3-hour show (includes 20 minutes interval) was worth the RM120 i paid for my seat.

Credit must also be given to the orchestra group - those playing the magnificent instruments which contribute a great portion to the show's success!

No more pics for the next 2 days as Shu-Min fell sick. Not much fun photographing sick girl and visit to the clinic, right? :P

It was such a long time since 3 of us took a picture together. So here goes to self-held camera shot! (Btw, this pic was taken before the sick girl fell sick! :P)


mELbiEpiE said...

wOW~!!!!! Your trip to KL with Peter n Shu-Min this time sounded incredibly fun and awesome~!!!! =D
Cool....I love the picture of you three at the end......Simple gorgeous.....


tanshuyin said...

Bee...yeayea...not bad for a hand-held cam shot! :D

Shu-Min said...

smart of u not to post any sick photo of me.. you know i will BITE u if u do.. LOL

but i think the delicious fish&chips make me sick isnt it? hahaha