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2013 Kuala Lumper & Pulau Penang

Highlight - Pulau Ketam


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FAVOURITE PHOTO.

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SINCE THE PURCHASE OF MY CANON 60D DSLR CAMERA IN
2012, I HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO PRACTICE... SO THAT NOW I
WAS READY TO GET SOME AWESOME SHOTS :)

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MOST OF THESE WERE TAKEN FROM THE SKY BAR AT THE
TRADERS HOTEL. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO VIEW THE
TOWERS AT NIGHT. MIND YOU, WE WERE TOLD TO PUT OUR CAMERAS
AWAY BUT SOME SWEET TALKING FROM HOWIE MADE SECURITY
UNDERSTAND THAT WE WERE NOT PROFESSIONALS.

THIS TIME WE CHOSE TO STAY AT THE TRADERS HOTEL.
GREAT LOCATION AND NICE BUFFET BREAKFAST. THEY ALSO
HAVE A LITTLE FREE FAKE TRAIN THAT TAKES YOU UP TO THE
TWIN TOWERS.

CHINESE NEW YEAR

IT'S FUN TO BE IN KUALA LUMPUR DURING THE CHINESE NEW YEAR.
THE STREET PARADE WAS GREAT TO SEE AND THEN LATER IN OUR
FAVOURITE SHOPPING CENTRE, THE PAVILION, THE RICH RED
DECORATIONS WERE GORGEOUS.

ALSO PART OF THE FESTIVITIES ARE LIONS GOING FROM SHOP TO
SHOP OFFERING BLESSINGS FOR THE NEW YEAR.

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SWINE CAFE

OUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT WITHOUT A DOUBT IN KL.
OUR FRIENDS MAY SUE AND VALERIE INTRODUCED US TO THE
SWINE CAFE. LOCATED ON THE LOWER GROUND FLOOR OF
THE PUBLICA SHOPPING CENTRE RIGHT INSIDE A MAJOR
GROCERY STORE, THE SWINE CAFE HAS A WIDE VARIETY OF
ASIAN AND ITALIAN FOOD. IT'S FUN TO ALL ORDER DIFFERENT
DISHES AND THEN SHARE AS IS COMMON IN KL.

AT FIRST HUBBY AND I THOUGHT IT STRANGE THAT A
RESTAURANT SHOULD BE LOCATED IN AMONGST A GROCERY
STORE?... BUT IT ACTUALLY MAKES SENSE.... WELL SORT OF :)

WHAT ALSO MAKES SENSE IS THAT RIGHT NEXT TO THE
SWINE IS A LIQUOR SHOP IN THE SAME GROCERY STORE.
WEIRD TO US BECAUSE OUR GROG SHOPS ARE ALWAYS
SEPERATE. IN AUSTRALIA, GROCERY SHOPS DO NOT SELL
ALCOHOL.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO KL, I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU
PAY A VISIT TO THE SWINE CAFE.

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BUT THIS WASN'T THE END OF OUR CULINARY EXPERIENCE IN THIS
GROCERY STORE.....

SHUCKED

YES!! FRESH SHUCKED OYSTERS!! OMG!.... THEY WERE TO DIE FOR :)
AND BEST OF ALL.... WE COULD ALSO BYO, (BRING YOUR OWN GROG).
SO BACK TO THE LIQUOR STORE WE WENT.

Oysters..... mmmm.<br />Food for Love

Oysters..... mmmm.
Food for Love

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DIDN'T KNOW THEY SOLD CORKED DUVAL?! MMMM, INTERESTING.
BUT WE ALL CHOSE THE CORONA BECAUSE A NICE LIGHT BEER
GOES WELL WITH OYSTERS ;)

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PULAU KETAM

HIGHLIGHT FOR THIS TRIP WAS PULAU KETAM (CRAB ISLAND).
KETAM IS APTLY NAMED FOR IT'S CRABS THAT HAVE THE RUN
OF THE ISLAND.

OUR DRIVER PATRICK.... WHO BTW PRESENTED ME WITH A LOVELY
BUNCH OF FLOWERS WHEN HE PICKED US UP FROM THE
AIRPORT.... WAS BEGINING TO LEARN THAT WE LOVE OFF THE
BEATEN PATH PLACES SO WHEN I MENTIONED PULAU KETAM AS
A PLACE WE'D LIKE TO VISIT.... PATRICK WAS WELL PREPARED TO
SHOW US A FANTASTIC DAY!

WE DROVE WEST TO PORT KLANG... NOT A LONG JOURNEY...
AND THEN CAUGHT A BOAT OVER TO PULAU KETAM.
THIS BIT WAS A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE AS WE WERE
CONFINED TO THE LOWER BOAT CABIN AND HAD TO CONTEND
WITH STRONG DIESEL FUMES. BUT THAT WAS ALL WORTH IT
BECAUSE WE HAD SUCH A GREAT DAY ON PULAU KETAM.

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PULAU KETAM IS A QUAINT FISHING VILLAGE WITH CANALS.
WALKING AROUND THE SMALL STREETS WITH COLOURFUL HOUSES
AND FRIENDLY LOCALS WAS A PLEASURE. WHEREVER WE GO, HUBBY
AND I ENJOY SEEING HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVE.

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AHHH..... FRESH SEAFOOD!! :) CRAB ISLAND INN.

ALONG THE MAIN THOROUGHFARE IS AN ARRAY OF SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS.
PATRICK HAD OBVIOUSLY TEED SOMETHING UP FOR US BECAUSE HERE, WE
WERE SHOWN THROUGH THE RESTAURANT AND OUT THE BACK TO A
VERANDAH WITH STUNNING VIEWS OF THE CANAL AND STILT HOUSES.

WHAT A FABULOUS PLACE TO HAVE A SEAFOOD EXTRAVAGANZA WASHED
DOWN WITH OUR FAVOURITE..... TIGER BEER :)

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AND JUST A COUPLE MORE PHOTOSHOPPED PIX...

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~~oOo~~

NEXT - PULAU PENANG - FOODIE HEAVEN!!

Posted by aussirose 19:48 Archived in Malaysia Tagged travellerspoint kuala lumpur twin_towers chinese_new_year sky_bar 2013 night_photography aussirose swine_cafe publica_shopping_centre shucked_oysters traders_hotel pulau_ketam

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