Monthly Archives: November 2008

I enjoyed walking at Amcorp Mall Flea Market!

I wonder why it has to call “Flea” market?  Because flea is used for items in low quality? Second hand items for sale?

Click here to check wiki for answer….

Amcorp Mall - Biggest flea market in Malaysia

Amcorp Mall - Biggest flea market in Malaysia

Another place i like to go is the Flea Market at Amcorp Mall.  Amcorp mall’s flea market was the first flea market started in Malaysia.  After the mall’s successes, other shopping malls starts to imitate the mall’s concept such as The Summit, Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC), Mont Kiara and etc.  For my preference, the one i like to go best is the flea market in Amcorp Mall.  Not the others but the amcorp mall.  Other flea market is not so exactly  like the flea market, they are high class flea market such as the BSC and Mon’t Kiara.  To me, they are not exactly like the flea market as define by the wikipedia.  :S

I was walking in this Amcorp flea market 10 years ago, that time there wasn’t many stalls only located at the Lower Ground Floor level.   It started to get bigger and better… and from the Lower Ground floor, it is occupying all the floors now.

Flea market is normally walked by old men…. coz they like to look at antiques or probably can find some old good stuff that are very hard to find.  Hahaha… and guess what?  I am one of the old men….. I never buy any of them but i enjoy looking at them.  I enjoy looking at the antiques, action figures, books and stuff that may interest me.

Amcorp Mall Flea Market (ground floor) 1

Amcorp Mall Flea Market (ground floor) 1

Flea Market (Lower Ground Floor) 2

Flea Market (Lower Ground Floor) 2

Flea Market Outside

Flea Market Outside

One of the stalls - selling new and used toys

One of the stalls - selling new and used toys

A caucasian lady selling crockery

A caucasian lady selling crockery items & others

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Reindeers at the Reception 🙂

I used to think of selling my Coca-Cola collection and other items at this flea market.  But due to the time constrain and my location in Singapore now… I don’t think i have this opportunity to do that.  For renting a table there, it cost RM45. This is the price i used to ask 2 years ago.  I am not sure if the price has changed.  You may check at the reception counter.  The Amcorp Mall flea market is every Sunday.

The second interesting flea market is located at the backlane of Petaling Street.  If you’re an ordinary person, you may not know about this flea market at Petaling Street.  If you are an unordinary person, you may know this flea market… so which category are you?  It is not searchable on the net…… the stealing goods flea market…  I went there this year and found there were many stolen items on sale…include shoes (who knows you may found your lost shoes on sale in the backlane!), watches,  wallets, handbags, electronics, laptops, handphones and etc….. and who are the buyers?  The buyers are the low incomers and maybe some are beggers and thiefs and drug addicts?…  The stuff they sell on certain items are  cheap and some are pricey.. depends on the items.  But if you want to go… it is better that you wear casual.. not expensive clothings… not to get attracted by the thieves…  so wear torn shirt or torn jeans… make yourself look cheap there as you’re one of them and go along with your friend…..Of course not all items are stolen…. half of the items are second hand….

This backlane Petaling Street flea market opens every Saturday and Sunday.  More floor stalls available on Sunday and very heavy human traffic on Sunday due to additional floor stalls.. Time: 7am-11am.

View Amcorp Mall & Backlane Petaling Street (KL) in a larger map

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Fatty Crab at Taman Megah

Every time when i travel back to Kuala Lumpur, every time, i will not miss the crabs at Fatty Crab Restaurant at Taman Megah.  Most of the time, i have it with my mum as she too enjoy eating the crabs there too.  Far far FAR better than the Chilli Crabs dish that Singapore Tourism Board has been promoting!

That is why, I tell you ahhh…. Malaysian food is still the best of the best.

If you’re from Kuala Lumpur or a Selangorian very high chances you have tried this restaurant.

This Fatty Crab Restaurant has been established since 20-25 years ago?  Operated by a family.  Very long time.. i remember I was still a young girl who  has the difficulty peeling off the crabs shells! Previously was located at SS2 Petaling Jaya, it was a corner shop.  They expanded their business and moved to Taman Megah where it has been operating there now since 10 years or so and still at a corner shop.

Fatty Crab Restaurant at Taman Megah

Fatty Crab Restaurant at Taman Megah

Full of crabby patrons

Full of crabby patrons

Not to miss my favourite crabs while i am in Kuala Lumpur, today i went there for the crabby food!  The usual and standard dishes we ordered are Sour & Spicy Sauce Crabs, Chicken Wings and Fried Rice…oh ya.. and 1 century egg. These are the standard dishes every table of patrons would order.

Nice cooked crabbys... Ops!  So quick, the fried rice half gone already!

Ta-Da!!! Nice cooked crabbys waiting to be eaten... Ops! So quick, the fried rice half gone already!

Now they are gone! Magic!

I know I eat like chicken, but you see, they are gone! The magic of David Copperfield!

This restaurant has another branch, located near the Mines…. I think it is not own by the family because what they offer there and Taman Megah, has large differences… the crabs do not taste the same, they are selling other dishes there, environment different.. and etc.  So, my advice, don’t go to the Mines.  Get it?

Nyonya Colors at Mid Valley

If you are a West Malaysian, high chances that you know where Mid Valley is. Today myself and my mum was at the Mid Valley for some shopping. Mid Valley is located at the Federal Highway of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. The mall has expanded (enlarge) to another section, The Gardens, where I didn’t manage to walk there due to limited time of myself in Kuala Lumpur.
 Nyonya Colors at Mid Valley

Nyonya Colors at Mid Valley

During the lunch time I took my mum to a new place called “Nyonya Colors” that me neither been there. They sell nyonya food such as the local food i.e. nasi lemak special, yellow laksa, dry noodle, assam laksa and more..price is not expensive for most of the items RM8.90 for mall environment. As for the food, I would say they are just so – so.. To me, I won’t suggest you to try at this restaurant unless you have other choice to take in Mid Valley.

If you are a non-Malaysian who is reading my blog..high chances you may not know what is ‘nyonya’..to know more about nyonya, click here.

 Nyonya Kueh Display

Nyonya Kueh Display

 However, I do like the atmosphere there.. especially the display of nyonya kueh at the counter. They are so colourful! I think that is why the restaurant is called Nyonya Colors…. Although it wasn’t a highly rated restaurant, the restaurant is still full of patrons though. I tried the Yellow Noodle Laksa and Dry Noodle, – they don’t taste nice to me,… but who knows others may be better?

Low Yat Plaza (Malaysia IT mall)

Yep yep… i went to Low Yat Plaza in my trip.  Low Yat Plaza is an IT mall in Kuala Lumpur… similar with IT malls in Singapore: Funan and Sim Lim Square.  The price for the items there are very competitive because they are many shops to search for inside the mall.. Whereas as for Funan & Sim Lim Square, most of the shops offers the same standard price… the only difference, they give free items, such as mouse, thumbdrive, headphone..and etc..

Low Yat Plaza - Inside

Low Yat Plaza - Inside

I was there to compare the price for netbooks even though I have already bought an Acer Aspire 150.  All these while i thought purchasing gadgets in singapore is cheaper than in Malaysia.  But after the survey… I was wrong!!!  Well… not a big difference though. The Acer Aspire 150 selling S$688 in Spore while RM1599 in Malaysia.  So to convert S$688 X 2.35 = RM1,616.  RM17 difference lehh…. Anyway, it is only a small difference…. if it is a big difference, i will be punching my heart.  Even though it is cheaper in Malaysia, unfortunately, I have asked all shops… Acer Aspire 150 is out of stocks in the whole Low Yat Plaza.  At least i felt better ehhh…… 😀

I did check for Lenovo, Asus, HP, LG,….selling for RM1699.  I guess they have stocks as i they were being displayed.  I chosen Acer because the internal specs as compared with the rest are the same.. the only difference is Acer have 6 cells battery (advantage) and 8 inch monitor screen (disadvantage) and the last is….. Acer reduced the price.  Previously was selling S$799, now reduced to S$688.. without consider any further… i quickly confirmed to choose Acer and not the rest. If Acer did not reduce the price.. i will consider to purchase either Lenovo or Asus.

Take a look at photos i took at Low Yat Plaza.

Low Yat main entrance

Low Yat main entrance

Christmas Tree outside Low Yat

Christmas Tree outside Low Yat

Jalan Masjid India

This is not some special places that i should talk about… however, to me, i have never been to this place.. not until i need to get go to this place to do some flights booking at a travel agency.  By searching for this travel agency, it led me to a new place that i have never been before..

I asked a few people of how to go to Jalan  Masjid India, as i do not have a clue the wherabout… I asked 1 old indian man, 1 malay man and 1 chinese man.  The chinese man do not know the place, but the other two knows the way and directed me correctly.  In fact, i was quite in enthusiasm to be directed… i felt i was in some kind of treasure hunt!.. haha… 

Masjid India is just located further in between the road of Masjid Jamek LRT station and OCBC Bank… In between road is called Jalan Melayu (also known as in english “Malay road”).. when walking along the road, there are many stalls operated selling Malays items such as Batik cloth, unbranded watches, women accessories and etc.  And there is a nicely roof built for the to shade stalls. 

Inside the Bazar

Inside the Bazar

Narrow road and stalls at Jalan Melayu

Narrow road and stalls at Jalan Melayu

Bazar at Jalan Masjid India

Bazar at Jalan Masjid India

 Instead calling Chinatown, it can be called as Malaytown. 

Strangely, when stepped into the next road, Indians are seen everywhere..Shops selling sarees, indian restaurants, indian jewelleries and etc…. I was astonished.. as all these while i always thought that Brickfields is the only place that can be found in Kuala Lumpur for Indians.  Some of the tourists were seen at the place as well.  There is a Mydin when walking further in….

Jalan Medan Bunus (Little India No.2)

Jalan Medan Bunus (Little India No.2)