Looking for a place to have lunch? Head on to Menara Mutiara Bangsar, Level 2 food court for a delicious Nasi Beringin! Advisable to go there before 1.00 pm because they might run out of food! Parking is also an issue, but this nasi beringin is a must try!
Looking for the best nasi lemak within Klang Valley? Head on to Village Park! Their nasi lemak is considered as one of the most delicious nasi lemak you can find!
- Village Park Nasi Lemak
- 5, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
- 03-7710 7860
- Opens: Mon-Sat 7.00 am – 8.00 pm ; Sun 7.00 am – 6.00 pm
If you are going or already in Kelantan, you MUST visit Kopitiam Kita. What is so special about this place?? Well, they serve the most delicious and famous food for breakfast from all over Kelantan! Basically the food comes from different part of Kelantan, so this place is considered as a one stop center. What to expect from Kopitiam Kita? The best of nasi belauk, nasi kerabu, nasi dagang, laksam, roti titab, nasi tumpang, etc.
- Kopitiam Kita
- 4357-A, Taman Desa Jaya, Jalan Pengkalan Chepa, 15400 Kota Bharu
- GPS coordinate: 6.129589,102.249001
- Open everyday; 7.00 am – 1.30 pm (advisable to go early)
Need a place to have your dinner or just hangout? Head on to Grease!! (the foods there are awesome!)
- Grease (they serve cheesesteak, burger, pasta, chicken wings, etc.)
- Open Monday-Sunday; 6pm, 12am
- 1-10-1 Presint Alami Seksyen 13 Shah Alam (near Pusat Zakat Selangor & Tesco Shah Alam)
Are you staying somewhere within Klang Valley and missing Kelantan food especially nasi belauk badly? (it is called nasi BELAUK and not BERLAUK). If yes, head on to Restoran Kedai Nasi JJ Kak Wok! They are very famous in Kelantan and among Kelantanese, and now they are available in 3 places within Klang Valley!!
Nasi JJ Kak Wok, TTDI Jaya:
- No 50, Jalan Opera J U2/J, TTDI Jaya, 40150 Shah Alam
Nasi JJ Kak Wok, Setapak:
- 56-0, Platinum Walk, Setapak
Nasi JJ Kak Wok, Ampang:
- Medan Selera Bunga Tanjung, Jalan Kolam Ayer Lama, 68000 Ampang
ABOUT BANGKOK, THAILAND
Timezone : UTC+07:00
Currency: Thai Baht (THB)
Visa: Not required for Malaysian
Went to Bangkok by Air Asia. The flight will take you from LCCT Kuala Lumpur (starting 9 May 2014 will be from KLIA2) to Don Muang International Airport, or Suvarnabumi Airport if you are taking Malaysia Airlines.
From Don Muang Inernational Airport to Khao San Road (or anywhere within Bangkok), you can take a van or taxi. I took a taxi and bought the ticket at one of the counter inside the airport. Can’t really remember how much I paid for it.
When flying back from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur, there is no airport departure tax. However this time I didn’t fly back to Kuala Lumpur but instead I continue on with another adventure in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Click on the link to read about Ho Chi Minh City)
Booked a room through Agoda.com as usual. This time, I wanted to experience different surroundings, so I stayed in 2 different hotels, in 2 different locations.
- Rambuttri Village Inn & Plaza – Located ni Soi Rambuttri. Very close to Khao San Road and Banglamphu, which is a heaven for backpackers. Since it is not really on the street of Khao San, you can still get a good night sleep, without the noise that you might experience if you stay in the middle of Khao San Road. The hotel is quite nice and the most important thing is that they provide free wi-fi! Here you can enjoy the life as of a backpacker!
- Tune Hotels, Asoke – Located close to Asok BTS and Sukhumvit MRT station. Quite convenient to go to places within the city center just by taking the BTS or MRT. Here you can enjoy staying in the middle of the city of Bangkok!
PS: I prefer staying at the backpackers area since I can still wander and enjoy the shops and massage center until late night (since I can just walk within the area and enjoy the nightlife)
It’s quite easy to move around Bangkok. You can either take the skytrain a.k.a BTS, MRT, Taxi (make sure to ask the driver to turn on the meter), Tuk Tuk (make sure to confirm on the price before going in), Chao Phraya Express Boat or walking especially in Khao San area depending on the area you are at since some of the mode of transport, like BTS and express boat does not cover the whole Bangkok. Please take note of the last train or boat service.
KHAO SAN ROAD
A place where backpackers around the world gather. Hotels around this area are quite cheap and same goes to foods and shopping. It is very close to Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and other ‘must visit’ places. By the way, do not forget to visit Khao San Night Market!
It is located in the middle of Bangkok city center, where you can find all those big hotels and shopping malls.
There are so many tours that you can choose from and there are a lot of tour agencies that you can go to. For me, I just went to the one quite close to where I’m staying – Mr. Thai Tour Agency near Rambuttri Village & Inn. Paid for 2 tours:
- FLOATING MARKET (DAMNOEN SADUAK)
** tips: if you want to buy cheaper souvenir, walk towards the end to Paew Souvenir
- DINNER RIVER CRUISE
- GRAND PALACE : Inside Grand Palace compound, there are also Temple of Emerald Budda (also known as Wat Phra Kaew), The Golden Stupa and Mini Angkor Wat. (Entrance fee 400 Baht)
- WAT PHO + THAI MASSAGE : Wat Pho, also known as the temple of reclining buddha. If you are visiting, don’t forget to try out their massage since there is also Wat Pho Thai Traditional Massage School, where they provide massage service (but you need to pay). (Entrance fee 50 Baht)
- WAT ARUN : Also known as Temple of the Dawn. (Entrance fee 50 Baht)
You can shop like crazy in Bangkok!! From high end shopping mall to a simple night market, it’s just a matter of whether you have time to visit all! Also do not forget to visit Chatuchak market if you are in Bangkok on weekend! It is a must place to visit!
- KHAO SAN NIGHT MARKET
- BANGLAMPHU MARKET
- CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET; Open only on Saturday & Sunday, 6 am – 6 pm. Take a BTS to Mo Chit and walk around 5 minutes. (Just follow the crowd if you don’t know the way. Most of them are going to chatuchak market). If you are feeling hungry, there’s plenty of places to eat including those selling Halal food 😉
- ASIATIQUE; a combination of indoor & outdoor shops. To go here, take BTS to Saphan Taksin and jump on the free shuttle boat at the end of the pier.
- CHINA TOWN
- LITTLE INDIA
- PAK KLONG TALAT/ FLOWER MARKET
- SILOM NIGHT MARKET & PATPONG
- SOI COWBOY NIGHT MARKET
- MBK – must visit!
- SIAM DISCOVERY CENTER
- SIAM CENTER
- SIAM PARAGON
- CENTRAL WORLD
- CENTRAL CHIDLOM
- THE EMPORIUM
- TERMINAL 21 – this mall is so cute!
- PLATINUM SHOPPING MALL; an indoor version of Chatuchak Market
* Most of the shopping malls are accessible via train. You can also walk from one mall to another (for some of the malls) if you don’t mind walking
You can find food everywhereee!! But for Halal food, it is quite difficult. However here are some places that I went to:
- Aishah Rosdi, Banglamphu Market, near the big roundabout & opposite 7-11. If you cannot find it, you may ask the information counter (that’s what I did). Just ask for ‘Halal food or Muslim food’ and they might be able to help you.
- Street food
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