For those who don’t know me that well, let it be known that I cannot stand HATE routines. Routines make me feel like a lifeless robot, programmed to do exactly what society expects. Go to work at 8am, run out of the office at exactly 5pm, food hunting in pasar ramadhan & then stay home till bedtime. Yawnnnnn. But those are exactly the things that I do every day in the weekdays. Except for Monday, went for iftar at one of favorite places, Nandos! With Ayue & Pija. Me lovessss grilled chicken hehe.
But this year marks a moment in history as I never food hunt alone in bazaar ramadhan before, ever. Working life has definitely killed my social life.
Friday night was spent at the local cinema with Ghuna. We watched Total Recall, a mind boggling psychological thriller. 3/5 rating for me. Too many car chases which got a little boring in the middle.
Thank God for the weekend!
So I excitedly packed for an overnight trip to Kuala Kangsar. The life in an overnight bag is always exhilirating. No elaborate plans required, just remember to pack your toothbrush 😉
Arrived in Seberang Jaya, Penang on Saturday & joined a great friend of mine, Pura, on a road trip to Kuala Kangsar. KK has become her second home & I couldn’t wait to explore the Bandar Diraja. Arrived around 4pm and this greeted us :
It says Selamat Datang Ke Kuala Kangsar Bandar Diraja. My camera was out of focus hehe. After settling down, we headed to Arena Kuala Kangsar, to buy food for iftar. Arena is a food heaven, all under one roof. And it was raining heavily!
Pura’s family was very generous in making sure their guest is very well fed 😉 We also took colourful pictures of random doors around town:
Then Sunday was Museum Tour Day! We visited Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery, which was breathtakingly beautiful. My favourite display in the museum is the queen’s diamond tiaras & also a complete set of LV suitcases. There were also Rolls Royces, keris, clothes and souvenirs the king received from prominent hosts such as Queen Elizabeth herself. However they don’t allow visitors to take pictures in the gallery.
Then we drove a short distance to the magnificent Ubudiah Mosque with the golden dome.
Lastly this museum was closed for maintenance. But it was still beautiful to look at from the outside.
The day didn’t end there though, we went for a haircut wash & blow at a vintage salon that is 35 years old! Only cost us about RM 20 each. What a bargain! The perks of living in a small town. Then iftar at Pura’s home & saw Chong Wei’s Olympic badminton match on the new tv. Left KK around 10pm & had a quick coffee (choc cream ice blended actually) in Juru Auto City before heading home..
Will definitely visit KK again & maybe jalan-jalan Ipoh too later. 🙂