Taman Tasik Perdana / Lake Gardens, KL



A bunch of friends and I went to Lake Garden’s for a picnic and to check out the KL skyline at night last Wednesday. I’d been here before during my university days for design studio. I still remember having to draw parts of the park for class!

If you go on a bright and sunny day, you’d be able to catch a beautiful sunset here. Unfortunately, it was cloudy when I went due to the rainy season here in Malaysia. The view at night was beautiful though. I’d recommend it if you want to have a quiet evening and watch the sun go down with some friends.

Do bring mosquito repellent, a fan (the plus side of having a tech person in your group of friends is that they have fancy things like a xiao me fan which we were grateful for!).

It also gets very dark as there were few of no lighting along the walkways so you’d want to be careful about that. The pond wasn’t very well maintained so don’t go with high hopes of a beautiful lake. The night view was nice which we really enjoyed. 🙂

Nearby the park is the National Monument, The Islamic Arts Museum, The National Mosque and KL Butterfly Park. 

Get there by car / taxi / or you can get the KL Hop On Hop Off Bus

Don’t be shy to write in the comments below if you’ve been here and had a good time or if know of any other cool things nearby! I’d love to hear back from you!

Taman Tasik Perdana / Lake Gardens, KL

Photoshop Workshop

Hey all!

We’ve organized a 2 session 1 day photoshop workshop where we will cover all the basics of how to use photoshop as well as touch on how to do a presentation layout board. This will be great for both school as well as work presentations.

If you’re interested / want more details, feel free to leave a comment or email me at offthegridworks@gmail.com.

If you know of someone who would be interested, do help us get the word around and share this post! Thanks!

The details are as follows:

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Photoshop Workshop

Autocad Workshop

I’m branching out my freelancing into creating workshops for students to learn skills, tips and shortcuts for some of the software needed to make it through Architecture school.

To be honest, I wasn’t from a family that had architects or engineers or interior designers as some of my peers did. I also was probably the only student who did not know what a door or window looked like in plan view in my first year of uni. It’s still a wonder how everyone “just knew” what those things looked like! I also wished there was someone who could’ve taught me all the basics so I could’ve done better! So I hope to be able to be that someone for all those who feel alone at archi school!

If you need more details pm / comment / email me!


Autocad Workshop

Jerry Loke Bungalow

I’ve been working on a presentation board as part of our company profile for a project built in 2012. Personally I have always loved this project for it’s minimal yet elegant design.

It was built and completed before I joined but it was the first project that struck me when I first joined the company. It’s a single unit bungalow in Bandar Mahkota Cheras, Kajang.

Photos : @KelvinMWLeeArchitect
Photos : @KelvinMWLeeArchitect


And some added images, just because~~~

Photos : @KelvinMWLeeArchitect
Photos : @KelvinMWLeeArchitect
Photos : @KelvinMWLeeArchitect
Photos : @KelvinMWLeeArchitect
Photos : @KelvinMWLeeArchitect
Photos : @KelvinMWLeeArchitect
Jerry Loke Bungalow

Day Trippin’ – Kuala Lumpur

Two friends of mine came down from Melbourne and Sydney over the weekend so we went on a day trip to KL.

I parked my car at the KTM station in Subang Jaya (Parking here is only RM5 for a whole day). Then we took the train down to the Kuala Lumpur station. I was excited about this because the KL station was one of the main railway stations from 1910 up til the construction of KL Sentral station in 2001. So there’s a lot of history there.

Besides that, arriving at this station always transports me back in time to the days of the British colonization. I love the old structure inside where you can really see how the emphasis was on getting as much natural lighting (as seen from the translucent sheets) into the space integrated with some landscaping too!


Of course, the structural details – space frames and steel structures were impressive too. Imagine those days where there were no computers to calculate the loadings and machinery that we have today.

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Skylights and steel structure…



Next, we walked outside to enjoy the exterior of the building built in the “Raj style”.


I did not realize they used steel stairs in those days? I don’t know why but i was expecting concrete. Haha.

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Next up, was Central Market and Petaling street where they bought some souvenirs and enjoyed the fish spa! It was a funny experience. Do try if you go there!

For Lunch we went to the Ali, Muthu and Ah Hock cafe on Jalan Balai (walking distance from Central Market & Petaling Street). This cafe offers Malay, Indian and Chinese style food. The portions are big and the food is delicious. My guests loved the Nasi Lemak Ayam which was amazing. I had the Lontong and my friend had the Kung Fu Yee Mee. Everything tasted yummy.

IMG_4558 IMG_4559 IMG_4562KLCC was our last stop. I go to KL every few months but the KLCC never fails to take my breath away each time I go. Amazing structure. Always standing tall and elegant at any time of the day. Do stay for the light show every evening at 8.30pm. We walked to the Skybar in Traders Hotel from KLCC to enjoy the night view of KL.


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Look at that beautiful structure….


Ever wondered if the bridge was purely aesthetic or whether it has a structural function? I did some research but had yet to gain the answer..


The light show..



Day Trippin’ – Kuala Lumpur