I have another holiday travelogue for all of you! That’s right, i am enjoying one of life's greatest joys - the "vacation". Here goes my short blog post on a recent trip to Kuala Lumpur (KL) in Malaysia, shortly after my Cambodia photography trip, to visit a long-time good friend since my schooldays - Yeap - who is currently based in KL for a 2-year overseas work assignment.
This KL trip was meant to be just a good friend-reunion get-together, so it's not really my usual full travel photo travelogue on the exploration of a foreign country, i.e. history, culture, way of living, people etc. However, i did snapped a few interestings shots using my compact camera (i did not bring along my DSLR for this trip) when i went around for some yummy food tasting with my friend in KL.
The Gardens Hotel & Residences is located about 40-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. This hotel is strategically located between Kuala Lumpur and Pealing Jaya and is centrally connected to the Gardens Shopping Mall and Mid Valley Mega Mall. The room was very perfect and i had a good stay at this hotel. Therefore, if you would like to stay around Mid Valley area in KL, you may want to seriously consider staying at The Gardens Hotel. You won't regret.
The most convenient and cost-effective way to reach The Gardens Hotel is to take the 30-minute KLIA Express Train at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport which takes you from KLIA to KL Sentral Station (RM35 per person) and take a taxi from there (approximately 10 minutes drive that cost RM12) to the hotel, all in all for RM47. That's what i did for both arrival and departure for my KL trip!
Because most people will purchase a ticket for a taxi ride from the Taxi Counter which is located at the Arrival hall of the airport. The car journey takes approximately 35 to 45 minutes and the cost of taxi fare is about RM85, double the transportation rate mentioned earlier.
Garden Lifestyle Store and Cafe located at the Mid Valley Mega Mall is a semi fine-dining with breathtaking atmosphere exuded via the impressive interior is designed to give the customers a delighted experience of dining in a ‘real’ garden. I was attracted by its beautiful setting and vibrant atmosphere.
Interestingly, i found a few restaurants in KL using birdcages for their interior decor. Some places consist of a huge open space, hanging bird cages (they act as lamp) from the bar lounge to the eating place.
These places are decorated by many colourfully designed birdcages.
I have never owned a feathered friend, but i realise birdcages are whimsical, fun and interesting pieces. They have a sculptural quality which makes them useful when you need a little something to fill out an area. They can be used in many different and unexpected ways.
Birdcages can work in modern or traditional spaces and about every style in between, whether hanging high from a ceiling, placed on a table or tucked low in a corner.
Everything in interior design cycles, going in and out of style. The trick is to learn how to work with these pieces to keep up with a current trendy look. Birdcages have been around as long as people have kept birds as pets. They serve a useful purpose and have a timeless quality. The basic birdcage is timeless, but how it's being accessorized makes it either current or outdated.
I would like to thank Yeap for the great hospitality during my short stay at KL, indeed you have been a very nice friend all these years! I enjoyed our good old days conversations during our meals and i sincerely hope you have a pleasant and enjoyable work stay in KL. Enjoy hard! We shall arrange to meet up again either back in Singapore or KL! :-)
A freelance Singapore-based travel photographer / photojournalist. I seek the extraordinary, but finds beauty in the everyday. Life is interesting, capture it.
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