Thursday, September 23, 2010

Restoran Nasi Ulam Kampong Kraftangan: Not to be missed while in Kota Bharu, Malaysia

There is a restaurant which serves rice with ulam (raw vegetables) and other fish like patin and fried keli. Located right in the town centre near the Central Mosque, this restaurant has its uniqueness. Housed in the traditional Malay house environment, the restaurant has lots of visitor. It is open during lunch time. 
Footpath that leads to the restaurant on the left.
Ulam, fruit, vegetable, budu (fish essence) were served.

Fried and grilled fish were also served to the guests.
The signboard of the restaurant being put at the gate of the Handicraft Village.

If you want to taste the food, go to the Central Mosque area (Masjid Muhammadi), right in front of the Royal Guest House Hotel, you will find this Handicraft Village. Just enter, you will see the restaurant. Happy travelling.

Monday, September 20, 2010

KL Tower: A tower with a revolving restaurant

This tower is situated at Bukit Nanas in Kuala Lumpur (which is 94 metres above sea level). The height is 421 metres. It is the tallest communication tower in Kuala Lumpur. On top of it, there is a revolving restaurant where you can see Kuala Lumpur panorama. The area surrounding the tower is all green with tall and shady trees.

KL Tower seen from a different angle.
The tower reminds me of the Seoul N Tower in the city of Seoul, South Korea. Seoul N Tower has a commanding view of Seoul while KL Tower too has KL panorama. The revolving restaurant offers many cuisine of various countries. You need to book the seat and the price for dinner per pax is around RM100.00. You will enjoy being on the tower. There is a fast elevator to bring you to the top. There is ample parking spaces for buses and cars at the base of the tower.

If you are interested to visit this tower, you can take a monorail from KL Sentral to Bukit Nanas and walk to the tower. Or you may take a taxi from any LRT station (nearest Dang Wangi Putra Line). Happy travelling.

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Mosque with Chinese Architecture in Rantau Panjang, Kelantan

I came across with a mosque which has distinct Chinese architecture being built in Rantau Panjang in Kelantan. It is on the way to the town of Rantau Panjang, near the Thai border. To me this is the first mosque in Malaysia that has a Chinese architecture.

The roof is like a chinese pagoda or temple.

Close up of the front of the mosque.

This mosque is open to the public. If you are interested to visit, go to Rantau Panjang, two kilometres before you reach the town, you will see this mosque on your right. Happy travelling.

Ben Tanh Market Saigon: A Must Visit

There are several markets in Saigon where you can go and shop around. One of them is Ben Tanh Market. Located in the busy town centre close to bus terminal and near Saigon river, Ben Tanh market offers many products for the shoppers. It has a wet market where the flowers, fruits, rice, bread, coffee, vegetables, fish and meats are sold and the dry market items where clothes, shirts, and souvenirs are abundant.

Ben Tanh Market, view from the round about.

Inside the Market.

Souvenirs being sold at the market.

The market has four gates: east, west, north and south. The north gate is the entrance from Le Tanh Ton Street. The exterior architecture of the market looks a bit colonial with a clock tower. This market is a single storey market and is packed with small stalls inside. It has segments such as clothes section, souvenirs section, food stall section etc. You will be fascinated by the way they call you to their stall. Be alert on the pick pocket. When you buy clothes or tee shirt, be careful, the opening price may be high and you need to bargain.
Happy travelling.