A special thanks to Tourism Malaysia KL & Gaya Travel Magazine for an awesome invitation to attend 1st AboutKL recently 😃
It was an amazing one as SiennyLovesDrawing realised that she is not really a local living in KL! Ha…Ha…A shy self realise & self admit here… 😂
Because all places that SiennyLovesDrawing has discovered during this AboutKL, all has not been to before, however has heard all the places 🤗
So, what is AboutKL?
It is a collaboration program aimed at promoting KL as a convergence point for social media influencers/ bloggers from Malaysia, Singapore & Indonesia to share their travel experiences with their readers/ followers via their respective blogging/ social media channels across globe. Then, the global audiences able to discover the hidden gems in KL during their visit to KL, Malaysia.
KL is well known world wide & ranked no. 9 on the list of the World’s 100 leading cities for International tourist arrivals. KL is a melting pot of multi ethnicity & diversity, offering a wide variety of interesting places to visit & fun things to do.
Don’t you remember that Elizabeth Gilbert , an American author has wrote a book named “Eat Pray Love”?
It was also then being produced as a film in 2010 & Julia Roberts starred as Elizabeth Gilbert.
SiennyLovesDrawing will share about her 3Es (Entertainmemt, Eat & Enjoyable stay) experience of her recent AboutKL (3 days 2 nights) here.
So, whenever you have relatives or friends visiting KL from other states in Malaysia or other countries, do remember these 3Es ya 😆
KL Forest Eco Park
Really enjoyed the canopy walk with friends for some morning fresh air & healthy sweats 🕷😆
This walkway system & platforms are vantage points to experience a panoramic view of the forest & KL area from a distance. It is located at the KL Forest Eco Park (FKA Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve).
Free admission, 10am – 5pm everyday. For more details,
KL Tower Mini Zoo
SiennyLovesDrawing was amazed with lots of cute animals in this mini zoo! Really worth a visit when you are in KL.
Hmm…what are the animals? Do visit it to find out yourself ya 😆😉
One of it is Alpaca, they are 2 of them named Chocolate & Milky in this mini zoo 😃
The show star, Timon, a meerkat, one of the characters from The Disney animated film named “The Lion King”
Savannah big eared fox and many many more. It really worth a visit to interact with all the cute animals 😉
Admission: Adult RM32, Senior Citizen & Children with height above 90cm RM27
10am – 9pm everyday
For more details, http://www.facebook.com/KLTowerMiniZooMalaysia
KL Upside Down House
At present, the tallest upside down house in Malaysia with double storey & launched in 2016.
Admission: Adult RM15, Children RM10
9am – 7pm everyday
For more details, http://www.facebook.com/klupsidedown
So, be creative in your posts for photo shooting, videography, selfie or wefie fun there! 📷🎥
Ha..Ha..We purposely upside downed our banner for group photo too 🙃
Laser Tag KL
Laser Battle is the Asia’s largest laser tag operator & a leading sole distributor for Zone Empire ( P&C Micros) products with a network of more than 600 outlets worldwide. Have bot indoor & outdoor laser tag.
Fee starts from RM35/ 2 games onwards. Also with packages available for corporate events, team building, birthday parties etc.
10am – 10pm everyday
For more details, http://www.facebook.com/laserbattlekl
SiennyLovesDrawing is highly recommending this for team building! Really fun & with over 40 different game modes to enjoy currently.
You will hear definitely lots of screaming throughout the game, e.g. “No..No…”, “Don’t shoot me!” Ha…Ha…Some of her friends even with crazy idea / suggestion to wear the laser tag jacket inside out as a strategy to avoid being shoot by their so called “enemies” during the game! 😅😂
Gourmet Safari KL, http://gourmetsafarikl.com/
Foodie lovers will enjoy gourmet food, precious wine, whiskies & cocktails (mocktails) to celebrate the intimacy of socialising at the dinner table by guided tour to 6 F&B ourlets owned by Werners Group, https://wernersgroup.com/ at Changkat Bukit Bintang KL.
Just to take note when you are having your Muslim relatives or friends visiting to KL, this is because of serving alcoholic beverages, 5 of their outlets are Muslim friendly i.e. no pork served. And one of them is non-halal named El Cerdo (item 1).
1. El Cerdo, http://elcerdokl.com/ 🐖🐷
El Cerdo means pork in Spanish. It is a non-halal restaurant which specialises in home-cooked pork flavours from all over the world like Europe, the Caribbean & Mexico. This is one of the highly popular restaurant on Changkat Bukit Bintang KL for its perfected pork cooking that took 9 years in the making. The Chef Werner Kuhn has spent days & nights nurturing his baby & now has grown to become the best porky pork restaurant KL has to offer.
SiennyLovesDrawing has enjoyed the grilled pork shoulder steak so much! It is marinated for 48 hours in pprika, herbs, onions, garlic & served with Jalapeno & smoked paprika sauce.
She is planning to return to El Cerdo for the famous “Cochinillo Al Estilo Segoviano” which a roasted suckling pig served on a chopping board (available in whole/ half piglet). She was told that it is a tradition to knock the serving board for 3 times with a plate, then to chop the pig into 3 parts. After that, to make a wish & break the plate itslef into a wooden pail for good luck! This is an interesting tradition that Sienn yLovesDrawing got attracted to it & wanna be back to El Cerdo to experience it herself 😁
So, this definitely a must visit for your non-Muslims relatives or friends to enjoy a super delicious porky ride in KL!
2. Opium KL, https://opiumkl.com/
One of the best asian restaurant in KL which established on 12th July 2014 to serve Asian delights & oriental cuisine with a twist. Its slogan ~ “Eat Drink Man Woman” ~ takes a more subtle approach to distinguish Opium KL as the must visit places to unwind oneself. Its concept is rounded off by featuring their creative cocktail bar that takes on classic recipes and transforming them into our own creations.
SiennyLovesDrawing really loves their decoration & dining in ambience apart from delicious food served. That’s for sure! 😍
3. Dining In The Dark KL, http://dininginthedarkkl.com/
SiennyLovesDrawing has enjoyed this the most! It was really an awesome 1st dining in complete darkness! She can’t even see her own fingers while dining! 😅
This is a restaurant in total darkness. Yes! A completely new sensory experience & the very first of its kind in Malaysia ~ DINING in the DARK KL!
Do remember that a dress code of smart to semi formal is required to enter this Dining In The Dark. Not rcommending to wear shorts, singlets and slippers, athletic wear, caps, hoodies etc. for this unique dining experience.
We are not suppose to bring in anything with us for this dining. We will be provided a locker to keep all your personal belonging, including phone before we enter to dining area. So, do let your phone 📱to enjoy its darkness off hours in the locker too while you enjoy yours 😆
Then, you will be guided by a “Darkness Expert”, we just have to relax, trust & enjoy (also wondering) the food served. The Darkness Experts whom will be serving you are consists of visually impaired & blind persons who lead their daily life without or with minimal light.
Special thank you to Mr. Rabha, Darkness Expert who guided SiennyLovesDrawing throughout her 1st awesome dining in complete darkness! 🙂
So, no photos to share about it. Instead SiennyLovesDrawing did a quick sketch of her surprise menu served based on her sensory memory in complete darkness before her sleep that night in Swiss Garden Residence Suites 🤗
The surprise menu changes frequently based on the season of the ingredients used as well as their freshness. We can check on their menu status by informing our last date of visit, just in case we may return to it often with a different group of relatives or friends. All can be pre-arranged during our reservation with the friendly & helpful staff there 👍🏻
4. The Steakhouse KL, http://steakhousekl.com/
This is a 40-seater steak joint along Changkat Bukit Bintang & adjacent to The Whisky Bar KL. The beef is imported from Australia & we can choose between the aged Black Angus & Grain Fed. All steaks orders are accompanied with your choice of sauce (béarnaise, black pepper, red wine etc.), your preferred style of potatoes (baked, mashed, wedges etc.), grilled vegetables, tomato salsa & onion rings. All cuts are grilled over charcoal, a style popularised by the Argentinians.
SiennyLovesDrawing strongly recommended to have your steak medium rare with red wine 🍷sauce! Unforgettable juicy steak dining here! 😋
5. The Black Forest KL, http://blackforestkl.com/
This is an authentic German food hang-out is almost a hidden treasure among the crowded restaurants & music-blasting bars in Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL.
Guten Appetit! Pros!
After so meaty meals during this safari, SiennyLovesDrawing & friends were here to enjoy a digestive, named Altes Schwarzwalder Kirschwasser (AKA Cherry Schnapps). It supposed to drink a shot at once, non-stop. However, due to its 50% alcohol contain, SiennyLovesDrawing dare not, and just some sips to enjoy it. Else you may not be reading her full 3Es sharing here 😝
6. The Whisky Bar KL, http://thewhiskybarkl.com/
Currently, they have selection of about 600 labels from around the world. They also stock the rarest single malt & scotch as well as Irish whiskey, Japanese Whisky & American bourbon. The whisky connoisseur are all welcome to indulge with his/ her favorite & encourage the curious to explore their range with selected whisky flights.
SiennyLovesDrawing has enjoyed the Chivas Regal Extra served here while chit chatting with friends that night 😄
This was how the whisky being served beautifully
Really love their creative & classy set up with fruits, oranges & green apples!🍊🍏
Apart from whisky, there was a dessert named “A Happy Ending” served. The bonbons with magic liquid (Ohh…what’s that?), strawberry 🍓, banana 🍌, marshmallow & camembert cheese.
Forbidden City KL, http://forbiddencitykl.com/
A vintage glam-lounge features daily (Tue – Sat) live music performances & ‘vinyl-only’ sessions. It offers an aesthetically refined & exclusive ambience where its guests can indulge in exquisite live performances. Soulful music elements with a distinct modern influence entice aural pleasures.
Their curated collection of craft cocktails 🍸 or mocktails definitely have satisfy many discerning palates & ears.
Really enjoyed the live performance, amazing music talents! Bravo!
Nagaba KL, https://www.facebook.com/nagaba.kualalumpur/
It is a multi-space venue with something for everyone. A wine lounge (Groud Floor), A club (1st Floor) & its rooftop Mojito bar.
SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed the rooftop space during her visit with the Lychee Mojito 😃
Don’t forget that Nagaba KL also famous with its juicy signature burger in town, a must try else definitely a regret!
During her AboutKL stay with Swiss Garden Hotel & Residence KL, SiennyLovesDrawing has really indulged with its awesome meals selections available within the hotel.
Flavors Restaurant of Swiss Garden Hotel KL
Impressive dessert selections available really made SiennyLovesDrawing happy everyday & stressless 😋
Hmm…hopefully not gaining too much weight though…Ha…Ha…Because it’s just so difficult to stop herself since she is botn with sweet tooth 😛
The main dishes served in Flavors also impressive. SiennyLovesDrawing really likes the signature dish, Asam Pedas. It’s truly appetitive!
Sino Sense Restaurant of Swiss Garden Residences KL
It is a restaurant that offers an infusion of modern, classic HK & Szechuan cuisine menu. The food will be prepared & presented in unique clay pots that will tantalize your taste buds.
It is open daily for lunch from 12pm – 2.30pm & dinner from 6pm – 10.30pm.
That’s SiennyLovesDrawing who was preparing herself a wrap of the Peking Duck dish served & then being spotted & snapped by the event photographer. A special thanks for this nice shot!
The restaurant is with a table for 8pax comfy seating arrangement for dining in.
Swiss Garden Hotel & Residence KL
It is strategically located in the heart of KL between burstling Bukit Bintang & colourful Chinatown. This hotel offers business & leisure travellers a refined experience with 296 guest rooms in warm earth tones, equipped with modern amenities for the ultimate ambience.
It also offers for a long stay with their residence suites at its South & North Towers. They are 478 units of contemporary serviced apartments range from a-bedroom deluxe to 2-bedroom premier apartments replete with modern fittings & amenities.
SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed her great sleep during her stay.
The Sky Garden for sunset viewing
SiennyLovesDrawing loves to enjoy sunset view since young.
Because it is beautiful, and she believes a beautiful sunset signifies an end to a beautiful day. Then, looking forward to a next beginning.
The panorama shot of the KL view snapped from the Sky Garden
Oasia Suites KL
This is a serviced residence style hotel with its concept of
“When the workday is done, guests can look forward to returning to the hotel to refresh, refuel & recharge while taking in the lush views of the adjacent KL Forest Eco Park. As the city’s only surviving primarily tropical rianforest, the park is a welcome respite from the cosmopolitan metropolis that surrounds it, not unlike what Oasia Suites KL promises to be to those who seek to Journey Well. “
SiennyLovesDrawing loves their swimming pool view of Malaysia KL Tower
The one-bedroom premier room is most preferred among business & leisure guests.
Their modern bathroom design offers a nice view too.
SiennyLovesDrawing recommends to opt for a higher level during your stay (Level 37 is the highest level of this hotel), do off the bathroom lighting & then romatically enjoy your shower with the city lighting.
It would be a cool bathing experience though.
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