Monday, May 30, 2016

Play Tourist @ KL is Fun - Part 2

The weather dah start rasa scorching hot. By the time we arrived at Urbanscapes House (UH), I was terribly thirsty again. I came to know about this place from their newsletter that they are taking over the OCBC heritage building and turn it into a festival hub. At first blur jugak which building exactly is UH because there is no signage except posters (dah lalu dekat baru nampak). I guess baru sangat they took over kot.

Play Tourist @ KL

Masuk2 jer rasa full blast aircond. Ahhhh definitely the perfect place to be! First thing i did was beli mineral water yang costed me RM5! Aiyooo mahal pon mahal laaa dahaga sangat. Basically the food and drinks sini mmg pricey. The place looked bare (at the moment i guess) which kinda feel like awkward, the promoters were friendly, some tables, stools and beanbags, showcase on local stuff/ handmade and a cafe by Tiffin where they jual food, drinks and ice cream. 

Play Tourist @ KL
Play Tourist @ KL. Play Tourist @ KL

Occupying 4 floors, we went to tingkat atas first. Ada skateboard exhibition with the theme of 'cannot be boarded'.

Play Tourist @ KL

Our first attempt to take a proper group photos pakai camera and timer. Lol! Muka penat and be like 'whatever'. Lepas tuh snap pakai phone balik sbb lagik cepat dan snang kononnyer.

Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL
Play Tourist @ KL

Then turun balik to lower ground to check out 'neon' exhibition.

Play Tourist @ KL

It was like glow in the dark thingy. And yes...dizzy biler lama sangat dalam tuh.

Play Tourist @ KL

Trying hard to make out aper portrait yang dorang display on the wall. Ok i seriously hates neon lighting because even tgk gambar nie while i'm drafting this entry pon bleh rasa pening.

Play Tourist @ KL

This is one of the room that we did not bother to masuk. Dengan lighting malap2 cenggini, with that splat paint all over the wall, rasa cam ala haunted house pulak. But K.Fara said the room is most likely a bilik kebal because ada pintu lock and safe cenggini. Bukan bilik kurungan dalam jail yehhhh hahahaha.

Play Tourist @ KL
Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL
Macam ala2 cover album 70s hehe.
Play Tourist @ KL
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Exit from the Urbanscapes House, we carik tempat nak solat. Ada uncle taxi driver tunjuk jalan ke Central Market. Dekat rupanya hahaha. Tapik nak berjalan ke situ pon rasa bercinta jugak laaa. Panas, sticky and dehydrated.

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Took some photos while passing through CM nak ke surau yang located at the other end. Kedai2 kat situ di group ikot business category and each section diberikan nama2 jalan. So rasa cam best jer nak masuk setiap lorong tuh.

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The surau was located at rooptop area. Pehhh dahler cuaca panas. Memang rasa bahang sesaja. This is the view from surau pompuan...bebetol sblah LRT track. Also can see Dayabumi building.

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Play Tourist @ KL

I love the tiles. Cantek2 plak tuh. These days baru notice and appreciate this kind of patterns. Influenced by instagrammers gituh.

Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

Tempting jer nampak stall jual coconut drinks. But since nak pegi minom kat Merchant's Lane, tahan je lahhh. Kang sampai sana dah rasa full plak.

Play Tourist @ KL

We were not so sure how close or far the cafe, so we decided to ride a cab. Dah malas nak jalan and to reserve some energy nak drive balik nanti.

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Last entry will be up soon.


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Play Tourist @ KL is Fun - Part 1

It all started with a plan to hang out. Since zafeer's appointment with paed got cancelled, i decided to proceed with the cuti. So after a not-so-lengthy discussion, K.Fara, D and myself planned to buat something different. Instead of hitting the malls, we wanted to jalan2 like a tourist, no shopping (tapik ada yang membeli jugak, cough), take lots of photos, cafe hopping and eat! So we chose PS street area. I love all the photos we took! Bepeloh2 pon takpelah because it's totally worth it. But biasalah biler dah peram gambar mula lah forgot some of the details and kurang the excitement nak berciter. So expect an entries yang banyak gambar than cerita. First stop was breakfast at Ali, Muthu, Ah Hock Kopitiam. We parked kat the nearest open car park area polis stesen at Jln H.S Lee.

Play Tourist @ KL

I find the branding of this kopitiam sangat kiut and very malaysian. The character design of 3 races pakai gambar roti jer hahaha. We had breakfast i.e nasi lemak, half boiled egg, roti bakar etc. Had to check the map again and again to get our bearings right! Buatnyer kene jalan lebey 10km from each place that we wanted to go tak ker pengsan.

Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL
Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

Enjoying our breakfast and morning cuppa.

Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

Fresh, kenyang and ready to start our little adventure!

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Building and shops yang still maintain classic look. 

Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

Singgah first kedai yang full of birthday party supplies. Balloons, stickers, ribbons, boxes, confetti you name it. Blom pape lagik kitowang dah teruja nak beli itu ini hahaha. But sebaik kat kedai nih jer lah. Tuh pon sbb pikiaq tanak carry too much weight we end up beli stickers jer.

Play Tourist @ KL
Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

A cafe with cool staircase. 

Play Tourist @ KL

Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

Depan entrance Petaling Street. First time masuk from this entrance. Usually from the other side.

Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

[Left] Simpang kat PS Street. I wonder which route yang hala ke pasar karat. Tak jadik pegi situ because it only open time weekend. [Right] Chestnut bakaq

Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

Sementara tunggu D withdraw duit. We didn't stay lama kat PS Street because takde mende nak dicarik.

Play Tourist @ KL

Plus....not much changes since i last went here.

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Bright colors building

Play Tourist @ KL

Before we reached our 2nd cafe hopping, we singgah few kedai kain. Also terjumpe kedai yang shara recommended...isetan. Found some really nice cotton fabrics here.

Play Tourist @ KL

Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

Stacks of fabrics from monochrome to colorful.

Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

Play Tourist @ KL

Sambung lagik walking ikot google maps. Lalu area sinarkota/mydin nih nampak lain laa sket. Ada covered area for bus.

Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

Play Tourist @ KL

Finally we arrived at LOKL. A bit unfortunate that we arrived during peak hour - lunch time. It was full house. But we managed to squeezed in at courtyard area. No air-cond though :(

Play Tourist @ KL

Love love all the art prints on the wall.

Play Tourist @ KL

Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

We were really thirsty! Baru jalan sket hahaha. We ordered iced latte and straight to dessert. Still kenyang tapik nak jugak bite something.

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Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

The cafe is attached to a boutique backpackers hostel called BackHome. Rupanya besar jugak the hostel because they took over six shophouses and restored it from colonial into contemporary style.

Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

Play Tourist @ KL

While cooling down dengan mengharapkan sebijik kipas stand, we doodled. And wefie.

Play Tourist @ KL. Play Tourist @ KL
Play Tourist @ KL

Hope i'll get the chance to revisit the cafe and try out their food.

Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

We continued walking to our next checkpoint and took photos along the way. Saw this lovely colonial style building called reggae mansi*n. Apparently this place is a backpacker and party hostel so no peeps more than 60yo is allowed. Interesting! Hehe.

Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL
Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

We walked further and came across this cafe called Meggoo Deli. Looked full house from the outside musbi sedap kot. Besides it's lunch time so mmg ramai lah. But we didn't stop here just busybody curious.

Play Tourist @ KL  Play Tourist @ KL

Found random graffiti with patriotic theme.

Play Tourist @ KL

Enjoying the photos? Heheh....to be continued in a different entry!

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