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5-Snack Challenge in Kuala Lumpur’s Little India (Day 1: Scott Road)

March 30, 2019 – 12:43 pm
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Little India in Kuala Lumpur’s Brickfield district seemed too large and contained too many snacks for just one visit. I decided to explore the area street by street over five days and try five new snacks (if possible) on five different streets.
It’s the 5-Day, 5-Street, 5-Snack Challenge!
Day One of my expanded 5-Snack Challenge involved a trip to the historical Jalan Scott, or Scott Road. …

Rambling through Petaling Jaya in Search of a New Tripod

March 28, 2019 – 12:39 pm
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New possessions often lead to a perceived need for even more possessions. And my new Panasonic G85 is no exception. With this new camera has a come a need for new microphones, new bags, new memory cards, and even a new tripod.
I did not want to spend a lot of time researching and looking for the best mini-tripod that can also be used for vlogging. …

Kuala Lumpur’s Old Little India and the 5-Snack Challenge

March 27, 2019 – 12:23 pm
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Three missions for today: Visit Old Little India in Kuala Lumpur, try 5 snacks, and test the video capabilities of my new Panasonic G85 mirrorless camera with the 12-60mm f3.5/5.6 kit lens.
My original plan was to visit Little India in Brickfields. But as I did some research, I discovered something interesting and I changed my plans. On my way to Old Little India, I …

Kampung Bharu & the 5-Snack Challenge – Traditional Malaysia

March 13, 2019 – 12:18 pm
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I’d been hearing about Kampung Bharu (or Kampong Baru) for a long time. I heard stories of this traditional Malay village right in the heart of downtown Kuala Lupur – right across the Klang River from KLCC and the Petronas Towers. I didn’t even realize it, but on my trips to Chow Kit Market and to the National Art Gallery, I was right beside Kampung …

Chan She Shu Yuen Ancestral Hall and the 5-Snack Challenge

March 11, 2019 – 12:07 pm
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I had a simple mission for the day – errands, and a visit the 120-year-old Chan She Shu Yuen Temple/Ancestral Hall in Chinatown (that’s Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, of course). I had seen this temple while riding the Monorail, but I didn’t have a clear sense of its location. When I learned it was just at the end of Petaling Street and I could …

Street Art and Sculpture at the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur

March 10, 2019 – 11:46 am
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I know less about art than I do about food, so it made sense to head to the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur for a Culture Vulture Sunday experience. And I got lucky. The main exhibit on display consisted of installation pieces (sculpture, found object, etc) from the gallery’s permanent collection. I enjoy that kind of art quite a bit.
The other exhibit on the …

Staying Dry at the Chow Kit Wet Market (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

March 9, 2019 – 11:40 am
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Most of my small Kuala Lumpur adventures come with surprises and detours, and my trip to Chow Kit Market was no exception. The biggest surprise was the discovery of a Malaysian pop star named Sudirman. He performed his hit song called “Chow Kit Road” in an open-air concert to over 100,000 people right on Chow Kit Road itself. I had never heard of Sudirman before, …

Yap Ah Loy Temple & the 5-Snack Challenge (Featuring Durian Ice Cream!)

March 1, 2019 – 11:29 am
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I enjoyed my first 5-Snack Challenge so much that I decided to do another one. My main mission for the day was to continue on my quest for the perfect (yet low to medium budget) camera and laptop. But to make it interesting, I set my sights on tasting, drinking, eating, and sampling the 5 local drinks or foods that catch my eye whether they …