Friday, January 25, 2013


Once in a long while, we gather at Thainatown, an unassuming little Thai joint along the busy Goulburn Street, just up the road from World Square for dinner. It is the typical Thai place where most of the people working there are Thai themselves.

Reasonably clean and quick in service. Food is not too bad, too.

Pad kee mao, which is seriously very spicy

Pad thai

Boat noodle soup, which comes in two serving sizes

Thainatown on Urbanspoon

48/91 Goulburn Street, Haymarket, NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9211 0090
Open daily 11:00am to 10:00pm

Friday, January 18, 2013

Sushi Tei, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

My first 'date' with KS was at Pavilion, where he brought me to the Singaporean sushi franchise of Sushi Tei for dinner.

Sushi Tei Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Lot No. 1.18.01, Level 1, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3 2141 4640, Fax: +60 3 2141 4662

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Kuala Sepetang Matang Mangrove Forest

During one of my trips back to KL from Penang, Dad randomly asked if I wanted to make a quick detour into Kuala Sepetang. From newspaper articles I have read, I remember it to be a world-famous mangrove reserve, recognised as one of the best managed mangrove forest reserves in the world.

It is also the oldest gazetted forest reserve in the country. Unfortunately for us, it was drizzling when we got there so we had to be careful while walking on the boardwalk.

The boardwalk paths were clearly marked with directions. Some pathways were closed off, perhaps due to the rainy weather.

Some of the signs put up were for educational purposes, explaining how the plants in the area serve as a source of life for other plants, animals and us human.

I used my walk to refresh my memory on what I used to teach the Year One children back during one of my pracs in third year. It was fascinating to look at the complicated root systems and also to watch little (and not so little) crabs and mudskippers scurry about in the mud.

The boards really helped with introducing the type of trees to the public, or at least, to me. I never knew that mangrove trees could grow to such heights!

This tree mangrove tree would be 66 years old this year...

Not only were the trees of admirable height, so were the ferns! The giant mangrove ferns were, yes, gigantic, alright!

Another visit warranted! Hopefully, when the weather is much better so that I could visit the nearby charcoal factory and to have some good seafood, too.

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant @ GTower

GTower was a fairly new building at the time we visited. There were quite a number of restaurants and we chose Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant for our annual company meal. 

And because it was on the company, we ordered to our hearts' content!

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant @ GTower
LG05 & 06, Lower Ground Floor, GTower, 199 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +60 3 2161 4800 / +60 12 703 6200, Fax: +60 3 2161 8400
Open daily 12:00pm to 3:00pm, 6:00pm to 11:00pm