Archive for June, 2006

Look Out Point – Ampang

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Look Out Point - Ampang

Updated with map Checkout the Look Out Point at Ampang, the latest and coolest place to catch a bird’s eye view of the city. Situated 10 km away from Ampang town, it sits on a slope along the winding road of the Pekan Batu 14-Ampang trunk road. Sometimes it can be pretty cold at night.

Look Out Point observation tower

Though it was just newly launched early this year, the Look Out Point has already begun to slowly but surely pick up in its popularity. Families and lovebirds hang out at the Look Out Point; some for a brisk upward climb to its observation tower (Menara Tinjau) where you can have a tremendous view of the Kuala Lumpur city. There, viewers can catch a breath-taking view of the entire landscape with unmistakeable landmarks from Menara Telekom in Petaling Jaya to KL Tower, to Petronas Twin Tower.

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Yummy Curry Puff (Karipap) in Taman Gelora, Kuantan

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

Yummy curry puff

Curry puff or fondly known as ‘karipap’ is a Malaysian and Singaporean snack which is of Malay origin. It consists of specialized curry with chicken and potatoes prepared on a roasted bread crust.

The yummy Taman Gelora’s curry puff is just something that one could not miss when you are here in Kuantan. The stall operates under the shady trees close to beach. You may enjoy some fresh sea breeze, and at the same time the famous chicken curry puff that costs you 50 cents each.

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Kuala Kedah

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Kuala Kedah Fishing Village

Kuala Kedah is a fishing village located at the mouth of Kedah river (Sungai Kedah). It’s about 20 minutes journey from the city of Alor Setar with the new upgraded 4-lanes road leading to it. Along the road to Kuala Kedah, try to stop at one of the many road side stalls selling the infamous Laksa Telok Kechai.

Kuala Kedah marina

Kuala Kedah also served as a gateway to Malaysia’s renowned Langkawi island via the Kuala Kedah jetty with ferry. Ferry rides from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi took approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Try to seat at the right hand side of the ferry, one will be able to see the beautiful castle-like Kuala Kedah marina. Though the marina has been completed 2 years ago, there’s no new development and it’s not open to the public. Recently, ambitious local authorities announced plan to develop the marina into a waterfront city. Hope the Kuala Kedah marina will not be another white elephant baking under the hot sun.

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