Taman Tasik Perdana / Lake Gardens, KL

 

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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. πŸ™‚

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

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

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!

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Taman Tasik Perdana / Lake Gardens, KL

KL – NYC Bridal Shower

So about three months ago I posted about a new project I was working on- Travel Theme Bridal Shower. In the end after many rounds of discussions, it turned into a KL-NYC theme party. The reason was because the bride was a Japanese, living in KL for the past 5 years and she’s moving to NYC with her man! Her favorite colours were pink and white and so that lay the basis for the overall decor.

Final Invitations Design….

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My “architect” side of me came out when I decided to do a skyline backdrop for a photobooth. I did a simple one using SHARPIE markers and mahjong paper.

Can you identify some of the iconic buildings?
Can you identify some of the iconic buildings?

I did some research on graphic design and interestingly, to highlight buildings further away in the background, it’s better to draw them in thicker lines. I thought that was interesting since in architectural drawings, we always use thicker lines for objects closer to the viewer.

Before all the food came~
Before all the food came~
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Decor above the food table~
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Orchids for Malaysia!! πŸ˜€
Cute Cupcake stand!
Cute Cupcake stand!
KL side ;)
KL side πŸ˜‰
NYC Side
NYC Side

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Handmade props!
Handmade props!
Me and a friend pretending we're in central park ;)
Me and a friend pretending we’re in central park πŸ˜‰
KL – NYC Bridal Shower

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!

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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…

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

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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….

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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..

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The light show..

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Day Trippin’ – Kuala Lumpur