After breakfast at First World Hotel, we went back to our room to pack our luggage to prepare for checking out at 12pm.
We took a bus to Kuala Lumpur from the bus terminal at the hotel. After one hour of rounding the mountain, we finally reached KL. After which we took a LRT to reach our destination, Plaza Rayak Station, where Jalan Petaling (a.k.a. Chinatown茨厂街) is. However, bad luck was knocking at me. As I was walking on the pathway which was a bit slanting, I didn't notice it was kinda slippery and there and then, I slipped and hurt my ankle. It was quite pain so hubby insisted on taking a cab to our hotel, D' Oriental Inn at Jalan Petaling. This is the LRT we took to Plaza Rayak Station.
This D' Oriental Inn is worth staying in terms of price and location. Once you step out of the hotel main entrance, Jalan Petaling a.k.a. Chinatown is just in front of you. Food and shopping are just so accessible. The check-in time is 2pm but we reached there much earlier about 11.30am. Hence, we decided to go to Sungei Wang at Bt Bintang to find the restaurant that my dad and I had our meal many years ago when we were here. The restaurant is called Esquire Kitchen大人餐厅.
When we reached there, we took quite some time to look for it as we forgotten which level it was located. Nonetheless, after much searching, we finally found it. My dad was so elited when we found the place. As it was lunch time, there was a small crowd in the restaurant. However, we managed to get a seat. We had a set meal of 3-4pax at RM38++ with 3 dishes and a dessert, quite worth it. We ordered the Do Bo Meat (东坡肉) seperately, as my dad likes this dish very much. The food was so yummy that my dad exclaimed that in Singapore such tasty dishes are hard to find, which I seconded his view.
After the delicious lunch, we took a walk in Sungei Wang and nearby shopping mall.
It was drizziling outside. But we didn't bother by the rain and continued walking. In Lot 10, there was this exhibition of artistic photography like the pictures below. I asked my dad and hubby to be my models. :-) They were very "obedient" and posed for me. haha...
Enough of shopping, we took a cab back to the hotel. Dad went back to the hotel room first, while both of us continued to walk around Jalan Petaling (a.k.a. 茨厂街).
For dinner, we ate at nearby Zhi Char stall in the back lane of Jalan Petaling. Don't underestimate such stalls, the taste of the dishes is comparable with those restaurants out there. All in all, we paid RM58 for the dinner which consist of 3 dishes and 1 soup. I didn't take pictures as I was busy mouthing in the yummy food.
After dinner, we went shopping again. Tonight, all of us bought something for ourselves. Watches, bags, T-shirts, shoes etc. After which we went back to the hotel room and called it a day. Well, a tiring but fruitful day.
Good time pass very fast. It's already the 4th day of our short getaway. Early morning, we went to the hotel cafe to have our breakfast. Simple yet delicious breakfast. After breakfast, more walking, and walking. It's quite interesting to look at how the morning scene in this famous Chinatown.
Our flight was scheduled at 7pm in LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal). Hubby said it was better for us to get to the airport earlier to avoid traffic jam during knock off hours at 5pm. Hence, after morning walk and somemore food at nearby coffee shop, we headed back to the hotel to pack our bags. At 3.30pm the taxi driver we have arranged to pick us up came punctually. We reached the airport at about 4.40pm. Yes, it took us more than an hour to reach there. It's quite a long distance. We paid about RM80 for the taxi fare.
At the airport, we were surprised to see SO many people, really so many. To serve this crowd, there are many check-in counters too.
We were very tired by then, so we just found a cafe and sat down to rest till the check-in time.
Not long after that, we were in the plane, flying back home...... At 8pm, we touched ground at Changi International Airport. And home sweet home we did.