Friday, July 11, 2008

Kbguy goes Kajang !

Never would I imagine myself putting up a night in Kajang. But now that I have my kids in Bangi, and near to Kajang too, I decided to try staying there. It was hard trying to find hotels in Kajang as it is just a small town. Not many people stayed in Kajang before, or at least not from people that I know off. Even people from KL doesn't know any hotel in Kajang. But somehow I managed to find one on my own from the Internet, The Prescott Metro Inn. The hotel looks a bit old but I would say that's the best located hotel in the city and at affordable price too.... RM140.00 nett per night for a Standard Deluxe room. For RM170.00 nett, you get free breakfast for 2.
Talking about Kajang, the name "satay" would come along in my mind. Yes, satay Kajang. After I checked in the hotel, later in the evening, I decided to explore Kajang town. Kajang is quite a small town. You can walk to most of the places within the town. My first target is the Kajang Satay Haji Sanuri which is just a stone throw from my hotel. Ask any Kajang people on the street and they can show you the direction. Yes, we had satay for dinner. A stick of chicken or beef satay cost us RM0.60 . I think this it's quite reasonable priced as the meat is bigger compared to the satay in KB. Frankly speaking, I still prefer our satay in KB as they are not as sweet as the one in Kajang. Back to Restaurant Satay Haji Sanuri, the restaurant is quite spacious with 3 storeys high. This is my first time seeing such a large place selling satay, and surprisingly it is fully packed. Of course they also offer others in their menu too, but then everyone is eating satay, their popularity. For supper, we had hokkien mee at Restaurant Malaysia. The next day, we had dim sum for breakfast. We had satay for lunch too before we left Kajang. This time we had at Restaurant Malaysia. Funny, the restaurant is full too, and everyone is having satay there for lunch, dinner and supper.
Kajang is not as crowded as KL city. I think Kajang is a nice place itself as you can try a lot of good food just walking around and safer too. I think they only have one shopping complex, with Parkson as the anchor tenant.
If you are sending your children to UPM, KLIUC, UKM or Uniten, don't hesitate to stop by Kajang to explore. I am sure you'll love the place, at least the food.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Pavilion

One of the latest shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur city is The Pavilion. Located at Jalan Bukit Bintang, the golden triangle of Kuala Lumpur, The Pavilion offer lots of designer and branded goods. But sorry to say, the prices are also very classy. The shopping complex itself is very posh and high class with the latest design concept. Their anchor tenant is the Parkson, if I am not mistaken.

To go over there from KL Sentral, all you need is take the monorail to Bukit Bintang. As you drop down from BB station, you will see the huge building of The Pavilion. You will never miss the building as lots and lots of people will be walking towards that direction. Just a little reminder to those of you taking the monorail, beware of pick pockets. That's where I lost my hand phone !
Just for those of you who would like to know, I was there just to look look, see see. Nothing much interest me at all as everything there is so expensive, especially for people like me from the kampung. My friend said, I must be behaving like a real kampung guy, no wonder those pick pocket pick on me. Haha.. But, back at my kampung town, those kampung friends says I must be dressing like a towkay, that is why they pick on me !! wah ! kah ! kah !... What a big joke !!!
For people like me, 20 minutes is all I need at the Pavilion. You see one, you see all. Yes, no need to go else where such as Bukit Bintang Plaza, Sungei Wang Plaza, Mid Valley or The Pyramid. They are all the same to me. People say, if you go to KL, you must go to all these places. To me, what's the big deal ? The pavilion is enough to represent it all. No need to waste time and money travelling to all those places. Yes, I am just a kbguy who just love to go to places which are more adventurous and natural instead of this modern jungle make up of steel and concrete, and so crowded.
Yes, you really can't put a fresh water fish into the sea. It's me. I've stayed in KL before. But I have given up KL life. I can't survive in KL anymore. Life there is too fast. People are really rushing. Rushing for what ? I myself don't even know. They are chasing for the public transport. Chasing for the bus, taxi, lrt, monorail and ktm commuter. They don't even realise they got pick pocket ! They even rush for food as if it's free of charge. They pay for expensive food and they call it high class. They compete among themselves. They work in the office politicking and back stabbing at each other. They compete every where.

Both husband and wife working. They left their kids unattended. And yet they tell their kampung friends that their kids are more exposed and independent. They think kampung kids are not independent ? They tell the kaumpung folks that their kids are very choosy with their clothing. They say their kids wear designer stuffs. They complaint and at the same time they praise as if trying to show off. I pity their kids having to wake up so early to take a bus and than transits another again to get to their school.
And every school holiday they go holiday overseas just because their friends, office colleagues and neighbours came back telling about their holiday trips, so they go to the trade fair booked for a cheap flight and cheap tour, to find out that they finally got cheated by the tour and ticketing agents. They rush and Que as everyone does the same too, but they have forgotten to check the clause, term and condition. And worst of all, they buy on credit !
I really pity all those people who originally from the kampung as well, but live in KL life style. Their life is like living in the Pavilion as well... always compete.
p/s: I would rather be a simple kbguy..

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

University Tenaga Nasional

During my 1 night stay at the Residence Hotel, Uniten, I managed to take a few photos around the campus.
One of my favourite spot is around the lake just behind Residence Hotel. From there, you can have pictorial view of Residence Hotel, the mosque, the hostel, part of the colleges and of course the lake itself.
If you intent to visit Uniten,you can take the KTM commuter from KL Sentral to Serdang. From Serdang, you have to take a taxi which charged a standard rate of RM10.00 per taxi. They will sent you straight to Uniten.
And if you intent to sleep in the campus, you can put up at Residence Hotel. They are charging RM195.00 nett for a deluxe room. I find it very expensive as they don't offer much facilities nor any nice interior decoration at all. Surprisingly, they are always fully booked.
Uniten is a very peaceful place. You don't see much traffic near and around the campus. You see a lot of green and ideally for students as they are not very congested or polluted. My only dislike is that, there is no public transport to the nearest township except only by taxi.
To those who come from a far places like Kelantan, Uniten is like a home near the city.