Monday, November 22, 2010

A quick tour at Empire Hotel Subang

Empire Hotel is a relatively new hotel in Subang, adjoining a shopping mall named Empire Shopping Gallery.

We were there for the first time to have a look at the shopping mall and we saw the opening of the hotel. So we thought we might as well tour the public area of it.

The hotel portrays a modernise interior with a lot of reflective materials, but they also add in wood to make it cosier.

The entrance to the ballroom which has a funky design.
The door looks like chocolate bar to me.

 A long corridor leading us to the main lobby.

Red carpet with Chinese characters on it.

Some decor with modern classic twist.

A very decorative washroom.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Walkabout in KL city (Islamic Art Museum & Lake Garden)

Since we're passing by National Mosque, we thought we might as well do a visit.
But that hour was not open to non-Muslims (must be praying time then), so we went on to walk to Islamic Art Museum.

An adult is charged by RM12, be it Malaysian or non-Malaysian.
Actually I've been here once to do research for a project last year.
 They have special exhibition every now and then, so I still see something different from my previous visit.

Decorative ceiling inside the museum.

The cafe inside the museum.
Very nice interior.

After that, we walked to Lake Garden which is in the same area as the museum.
It looked like going to rain anytime.

It was 5pm when we reached the garden.
Not many visitors yet. I only saw some families and joggers when it's near 6pm.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Walkabout in KL city (KTM building)

We were walking to Islamic Art Museum after dropping from bus at the entrance of KTM.
 This KTM building might be old, but it's so photogenic that I could just snap like nobody's business.
Until a guard stopped me from taking it.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Walkabout in KL city (Brickfields)

It's only a few days left to Deepavali celebration when we was strolling down Brickfields.

All buidings in Brickfields turned light purple.
It was just recently being officially launched the Little India Project by Indian PM and our PM.

But, er, light purple for all buildings?
Not to my liking, anyway.

Deepavali is meant to be colourful.

See? everything is in purple.

Chenyee bought a Punjabi suit here.

Then we had our lunch at a chinese restaurant.

I had the signature dish, 焖饭 which means braised rice. Tasted so-so, I thought.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Walkabout in KL city (National Museum)

From KL Sentral, we walked to Muzium Negara.
But an ongoing construction took part of the walkway, so we were like walking with cars for that moment.

Here we are.

For adults, it's RM2 per entry.

multimedia interactive projection at entrance of one of the gallery.

A lot of school kids, and also a group of Japanese tourists visiting.

mining gallery.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Walkabout in KL city (St John's Cathedral & Telekom Museum)

After breakfast, we walked to St John's Cathedral via Jalan Munshi Abdullah.

Building in reflection.
 I never knew there's a building like this inside kl. i thought i was in France~

"St John's Cathedral is a whitewashed cathedral with twin spires, located at the center of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. It is a Roman Catholic church and is aligned to the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur. It was originally opened in 1883, making it one of KL's oldest buildings. January 8th is the anniversary of its dedication."
-copied from their website

 Telekom building, just next to St John's Cathedral.

 Old telephone booth.

Inside the gallery.
It's free admission.

More info on Telekom Museum:


Visiting Hours
9am until 5 pm
Open 7 days a week except public holidays
There are parking spaces available nearby Muzium Telekom such as car park at Jalan Ceylon and at Jalan Gereja beside St John Cathedral that situated behind of Muzium Telekom
Enjoy a snack or a meal at the cafeteria available. Foods and beverages are not allowed in the museum.
Please contact our Visitor Services at 03 – 2031 5581 for further information
Photography and video recording is permitted in the galleries for private purposes only, using hand-help equipment.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Walkabout in KL city (Yut Kee Kopitiam)

I've been living in PJ, considered as a neighbour to KL, for about 4 years.
But I lost my way almost everytime I drive to the city.
That's why I still prefer to take public transport there.

Since both of us are on holiday, we took one day to tour KL like tourists.

Blue blue sky in PJ.

Riding on RapidKL's BET via Penchala Link. It was a fast & smooth journey, took only about half an hour to reach KL.
We reached Pasar Seni (Central Market) to take LRT going to Dang Wangi.

Here's the blue sky in Dang Wangi.
Dark clouds presented too.

We were at this famous kopitiam, Yut Kee for breakfast.

Coffee, toast bread and mee suah.