Kuala Lumpur & Around – Jalan Alor

One of the really active streets of KL when it comes to night life and awesome street food is Jalan Alor. Almost in the heart of the famous Bukit Bintang and close proximity to Changkat, Jalan Alor is a treat for sea food lovers. There’s a whole bunch of restaurants offering street side seating with awesome food to tickle all the senses and artists entertaining us with foot tapping music. I would recommend a good weekend at the famous pubs at Changkat and then a hearty meal at Jalan Alor. It will definitely be a lovely end to an awesome evening.






Kuala Lumpur & Around – Bird Park

One of the many must do activities in KL is definitely not to miss a visit to the worlds largest free flight walk in aviary, The KL Bird Park.  It definitely gaurantees a fun time for kids if its a first time experience for them. Its good to walk around the park with plenty of peacocks and other birds walking about freely inches away from you. While we had previously visited the bird park at Bali, we were slightly disappointed with the ones in KL.. the place definitely needs to be maintained well. You can get more info bout the park here.











Kuala Lumpur & Around – O, Sunlight

“Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” – Roman Payne

The one thing we absolutely love about the place where we stay is the stunning view of the sun set every evening from the balcony of our house. Call it the perks of staying in a high rise ( Ofcourse its pricey 😉 ) the golden hue it sets into our living room every evening is truly amazing.





Kuala Lumpur & Around – KLCC Aquaria

Another one of the places we covered in the initial few days of our stay in KL was the Aquaria at KLCC Convention Centre. Its quite a place to relax and enjoy the various marine life. The RM50 entrance fee is quite reasonable however wish there were much more variety. I am sure it cant be compared to the ones in Singapore or Hong Kong ( I haven’t been to either of the two, but word of mouth from folks who have 😉 ). Its a good place to while away a couple of hours. You can find a not so cheap souvenir shop at the exit. They have various shows daily at different times. We really enjoyed the Sting Ray feeding session. The sights of the marine life are quite mesmerizing. The ones which stole the show for us were the Sting Rays, Giant Turtles, Sharks, Clown fish, Sea Horses and the Killer Piranha. We missed the Piranha feeding session. But hope to see that during another visit.

Giant Turtle
Clown Fish
Think this was the Nurse shark
An extremely tiny frog… don’t quite remember the name.




Kuala Lumpur & Around – Putrajaya Balloon Festival

This is a long time pending series of posts that i have been wanting to write about our experiences in and around  KL.  My wife n i have been around here for bout 7 months now and have tried to soak in the various experiences this lovely city has to offer.

One of the first few events that we attended this year was the Putrajaya International Balloon Festival held between the 27-30th March 2014. A few friends and us decided to visit the night event on the last dayand what was gonna be our first hot air balloon experience (ofcourse from a distance 😉  and not actually in-flight). It turned out to be quite amazing. The night display of the colourful balloons and the slight drizzle of rain played a bit of a spoilsport.  The fireworks show was cancelled as a mark of respect for the lives lost in the MH370 incident. For a first time experience, we missed the morning flight of the balloons but hope to visit the next edition of the festival. You can get the detailed info on their website here.

The crowd and the display area
Light up the night sky
The crowd and the display area
Fire away the burner