Location 1, SS2 Petaling Jaya

As a promise to myself what I’ll be doing for 10Thousand steps in a location.  A kind friend who volunteer to be my guide in her friendly neighborhood, SS2 in Petaling Jaya.

Special about SS2, Petaling Jaya is their street art alley draw come with a meaning of patriotism and culture in Malaysia

Suara Anak Malaysia message to Malaysian to speak up and be truthful about Malaysia that what we call home.

Lat Tali Tamplon is a traditional game known by many but not me.

 

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Lat Tati Tamplon

 

Watch the video to see how it is actually play

 

This art name called Stay UnderTheRoof, is the combination of local heritage buildings, culture, and food which represent different race live harmoniously in one land. Art of StayUnderTheRoof remind me of the stall in the middle of the road selling Satay.

 

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Stay UnderTheRoof

 

The sad park we came across on the way to Indian Barbers.

Indian barbers, they have been part of Malaysian culture for generations, drawing up “Kedai Gunting Rambut Lyla” is a way to pay tribute.

Just like any other saloon, you’ll see photos. And this happen to be beside of Kedai Gunting LylaBeside of the saloon.jpg

This is the meaning of rich culture tapestry, look closely into the art, are houses and building around the arts.

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This is one my favorite, art about forgiveness which putting in message of finding strength to forgive and move forward.

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Here we have Orang Utan prepare to eat Prawn Mee Soup and Rhinoceros hornbill making our famous Teh Tarik and adorable elephant holding Satay

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Hungry and want some bites?

Just 2 street away, there’s SS2 night market not far away from the Art Alley.

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When there is night market, there will be fresh fruits, vegetable, local grab and go food. What unique about SS2 night market is, you can actually see the locals buy their vegetables, fruits or Malaysian Kuih for their dinner at home.

 

 

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We ended the walk at 10,109 steps 

 

 

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0 week. 10Thousand Steps

Week: 0

Date: April 8,2017

Steps: 9,929

Location: Masid Jamek – Chinatown – Damansara – Bangsar

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First location: Masjid Jamek

This is an Archdiocesan Single Adults and Youth Office & Campus Ministry just right beside a church

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This will be the Church I mention. And I should have recorded down how many steps I have walked to this Church.

Cathedral of St.John the Evangelist.

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Around Masjid Jamek there are old buildings, which gave me the feeling like I’m in Osaka, building in Osaka is somewhat like this.

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Just right across is the Museum Telekom. I did not went in yet due to they’re doing construction inside.

I walked for awhile around Masjid Jamek and I was actually looking for a old school shop that sell back in the old days junk food.

I end up wonder into Chinatown that filled with backpacker’s hostel.

and here I am found myself an old Junk Bookstore. I fall in love with in straight away! Is actually further up a bit from Reggae Hostel in Chinatown.

I went to Damansara Phileo 1. They have NOTHING! I was actually there for some errant. Glad that there are bazar happening in Bangsar, I end up heading there to catch some coffee at Pulp by Papa Papa

Signing out! Blog soon

Ikea and Its MyTown Part 1

“Sunday morning rain is falling” Maroon 5.

One heavy rain took us about 50 minutes reach Ikea from home.Thank you traffic, got me hungry and cranky. Raining was not the only reason. Ikea opens a new mall called Mytown.

Therefore most humans around Kuala Lumpur decided to go for a visit, with no valid reason, among all available restaurant in MyTown most of them decided to crush together having their late lunch in Ikea’s cafeteria. And I was one of them, just for the sake of Ikea’s beef meatballs. Yumm!

I went to Ikea few days before the mall opening. Here I am about to share with the internet world what do most locals do. Big thank you to my best friendS I get live like how big city people do.

Ikea is a place for friends, lover to newly weds and families would go to. Usually, people hang around the cafeteria for a good meal before heading to their furniture tour.

What my best friends and I would usually do was we had or lunch or dinner first. After a meal, we’ll go for a tour in Ikea on the same floor and then the ground floor. I think reason people love Ikea was how they set up a certain theme for bedroom, office, kitchen, and etc. The design and set up create an idea for everyone to imagine how they can use similar concept to create their favorite space at home. Example, if say you’re in living room area, not only they have different theme of living room, there are area full with different sofas, dining table, anything you can name of.

And then there is ground floor, where you can find different type of house use tools. From your kitchen utensil, pillows and blanket, different designs of lights to gardens, and neat perfectly store boxes of tables, chairs, just about anything! That you can get your hands on straight away, compare on the first floor.

Last but not least, The You MUST Eat In IKEA. That delicious hotdog bun and ice-cream. Too bad, I eat way too much in cafeteria thanks to my food craving demon. I can only pick one between ice-cream and hotdog bun

Realise,

I have regret feeling of not taking chances explore deep into Batu Caves as what an explorer should do. Instead, I acted like a tourist. Just looking at the surfaces. Enough with my regret, along the way for this past one month of adventure, I learn to be bold enough to take photos while people are staring at me.

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Batu Caves is an ancient place that has been around for 400 million years and was used by Orang Asli ( Temuan People ) as a shelter. And soon after, Chinese used guano’s excavate as their vegetable fertilizer. How Batu Cave become a worship place? Indian trader K.TahmboosamyPillai inspired by the ‘Vel’ shape of the caves. 

That is how Batu Cave became Hindu’s shrine. There is three entrance at Batu Caves. During my visit in the month of  February, they’re celebrating Thaipusam. They sell different types of Hindu’s snacks that we rarely see as KL street food, I have not seen any yet.

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The main reason I visited Batu Caves was their high 200plus step stairs. The stairs is not difficult to climb at all. I was having fun going uphill. Heads up to any of you plan for visit, you may wear a shirt with no sleeve, but wearing short pants is a no, no. You will end up paying money just to loan their sarong which was worn by other before you (this is for ladies).

A lot have mentioned about the monkey around Batu Caves. They’re fine, minding their own business. But I believe if you did not try to provoke them and piss those monkeys off, they will do their own things and leave you to whatever you’re doing.

In the caves, there are Hindu’s statues and chicken. Yes! A chicken in the uphill caves. Surprise!

If you went on a right time, you will be seeing people doing their prayer, somehow you will get that spiritual feeling, which is comforting for me.

Unfortunately, I did not do expedition on the other two caves. Don’t worry, if I do, I will blog about it.

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In case any of you wanted to visit Batu Caves without Uber or GrabCar. In KL we have public transportation.

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