Yay! Kiara has finally taken her first flight! And what a ride it was! Amazingly, she fell right asleep when we were just about to take off en route to KL! She didn't cry or anything. Not even when we were on the way back to Singapore! So proud of our little girl. (But that's probably because KL is only about a 30 minute flight from Singapore)
I'm really glad that my parents, aka Nanna & Papa, decided to join us there. Its our first family trip in years! I'm extreamly close to my family so having them around 24/7 was great! Plus that also meant extra hands to help when it came to Kiara. :)
We booked an apartment at the Ascott, which is a serviced apartment, in the heart of the city. It was literally 3mins away from KLCC (KL's twin towers)!! I loved our apartment! I really wasn't expecting it to be that big! So for our first day in, we just did some grocery shopping at KLCC and my step-dad cooked some pasta for dinner. Later that night, most of our friends (a good 10 of them) who also came up to KL for a party they were going to attend at Sepang, arrived. They too had an apartment booked, though at a higher floor with 3 bedrooms. :) But here's how our apartment looked like;
So on our second day in, i decided to follow my parents to meet a good friend of theirs who is currently residing in KL. We went to Bangsar to have our lunch and some coffee and do some pocket damage, i bought some shoes for Kiara which were on sale, you'll see that later in this post.
Later that evening, dove up to Klang for the much anticipated seafood spread for dinner. I remember telling Eliza, my parent's friend, that i hope the seafood is really good because my gosh, we were on the road for what seemed like ages! We reached our destination in an hour an a half. Let the pictures do some talking,
The first picture is their version of Oyster eggs. Unlike the Singapore which has starch in them, this just was eggs on a hot plate 'sprinkled' with oysters on the top. I can't comment much on that as i don't eat oysters. The steamed black pomfret was divine! It just melted in your mouth! Now on to my favourite, the first of the crab dishes that arrived was the black pepper one, i decided to skip that as again, i'm not a big fan of the black pepper version. But what came next was an explosion of flavours! I've never tried Salted Egg Crabs and i was first quite reluctant, but my oh my! Just looking at the picture now, i'm drooling to have more! *I'm determined to find a good seafood restaurant here in Singapore that makes it*
On our last day, was THE day i was waiting for. The drive up to Sunway Pyramid. Why? Because INGLOT has finally opened it's first flagship store here in Asia. More about that in my next post. Sunway Pyramid is packed to the brim with activities and rows upon rows of shops for the young and old. There was a ferris wheel in the mall itself and we really wanted to go on it with Kiara, but she fell asleep by that time. There's heaps of rides and games in the basement, so if you have kids that place would be great for you as well!
I fully enjoyed our short getaway to KL, i can't wait till we decide on our next destination. Where shall Kiara's tiny feet go to next? Hong Kong? Taiwan? Thailand? Till the next Globe Trotting post!
ps: i borrowed my sister-in-law's pram because ours is the Quinny Buzz which weighs a tonne! Okay, i'm exaggerating. But we needed a sort of light weight one. So we took her Quinny Zapp which weighs about 8kg? Remember folks, if you have a tod yourself, best to invest in a lightweight stroller for travelling especially. :)
Here's a funny conversation i had with Sham while i was typing this out;
ME: Babe, how would you describe the things we saw for kiddies in the basement of Sunway Pyramid?
Sham: There's alot of things for babies/kids. Alot of shops. There was even a CASSEROLE.
ME: What on earth is a Casserole? You mean a CAROUSEL?
BOTH OF US: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA