As promised , after my work last Thursday morning.....went home to change. Took the kids along with me. MP can't follow us , dia ada kerja. Many kids are talking about KidZania including Yna. Many of her friends dah pergi......hmmmm.......perhaps she had to wait till her 2nd term school holidays in June nanti.
Firstly , am not game to go to the 1 Utama-The Curve area on Weekends - Public Holidays & during the Malaysian School Holidays. Tak sanggup nak menghadapi jem & lautan pengunjung. Secondly , it gives me ample time to plan and fix my work schedule. Thirdly , masa Yna cuti 2nd term , public schools tak cuti.....so kalau pergi during weekdays , tak lah packed sangat rasanya :-) Mana tahu by then , ada rezeki lebih.....boleh pergi KidZania Jakarta *wink*
Back to rancangan hari ni......nak bawa Yna pergi Dataran Merdeka. Remember , I told you about Yna wanted to know about the history of KL? I sendiri pun dah lama tak jejak kaki kat situ. Seriously tak ingat bila last I pergi Dataran Merdeka.
Bila sampai area Dataran Merdeka.....dah tak tahu mana nak tuju. Nak parking mana pun clueless. Macam pelancong,,,,,masuk kat KL City Gallery ni....hehehe!
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery promotes the country's heritage & culture.
Yna looking at the Walk & Tours map.....trying to find familiar KL landmarks & etc.
It's good that I took few of my students with me. They're university students but have not visited this side of the city for quite sometime as well. Yna can ask questions to them and in short , it was a fun learning experience for Yna and my students as there are things that they newly discovered.
Photos of old KL at the background.....KL have come a long way!
Ni gambar masa banjir besar KL , The Great Kuala Lumpur Flood 1971. A year before I was born :-)
Ada miniatures.......and a Godzilla who's trying to destroy the gallery! Hehehe!
Miniature replica of Dataran Merdeka dan kawasan sekelilingnya.
Miniature of Masjid Jamek. Hmmmm.....we have a family history here too. My mother memang anak tunggal , tapi my late grandma ada bela anak angkat lelaki. Nama dia Ramli. In a way he was my mom's younger brother. He died young and was being laid to rest here , di kawasan perkuburan Masjid Jamek. Dah lama sangat tak pergi area Masjid Jamek ni , I dunno if the kubur lama is still there :-( *Al-Fatihah to my late Uncle Ramli*
Display of locally made fine wood veneer collections. They're for sale as souvenirs.
I bought some souvenirs & chocolates......coz Ashel went grabbing few boxes of chocolates!
Time to venture outside the gallery pulak. Finally , Yna's on Dataran Merdeka! Ya...ON Dataran Merdeka....hehehe! Remember , kat bawah Dataran ada kedai-kedai,,,,parking.....panggung wayang bagai.....
Sebelum berjalan jauh , some pictures of Queen Victoria Fountain. It was brought from London in 1897, and assembled here to commemorate Queen Victoria´s Diamond Jubilee.
Now,,,,,,we're walking across the field , from one end to the other :-)
Yna on the historical field! The core of KL's history.
The Royal Selangor Club in the background.
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building still standing strong.
We've reached the far end of Dataran Merdeka. There's a Hop-On Hop-Off pick-up/drop-off point here.
Merasa gua lepak Dataran hari ni toq! Hehehe....
Baru tahu of the existence of Perpustakaan Kuala Lumpur. Lalu je , tak masuk pun. With Ashel around......hmmmm......oh no! Next time lah. Insya'Allah.
Alhamdulillah......mission accomplished! Yna learned many things today about KL walaupun in year 5 at school tak de history lesson. Masa nak patah balik ke KL City Gallery lalu kat laluan Selangor Club , hmmm.....tak berjaga....turun jengok Plaza Putra.......depa tutup due to KL dok banjir sikit hari dulu tapi car-park masih buka. Such a pity. Dataran is very near to DBKL but the place is not well kept :-(
After our tour , I took them for lunch in Kampung Baru. Mana lagi kalau tak ke Warung Suwarno , my favourite....hehehe! Yna nak Mee Hoon Bakso , her favourite at Suwarno. Si MJ & Octe nak cuba Mee Hoon Bakso jugak. Their first time here. Si Khalil makan Mee Bakso.
Me & Ashel had Bakso Kosong & masing-masing nak rasa Mee Jawa , so order-lah sepinggan.....rasa sorang sikit.
Ni side order......rencah-rencah untuk Soto & Bakso & Mee Jawa......saja I order extra.
After eating our Baksos.....Sate Kambing Suwarno is still the star of the day! A must eat here. Trust me. Kalau you memang tak makan kambing sebab tak tahan bau dia lah or hamis lah......sama-lah macam I. Dah banyak kali dah I post , old readers memang tahu yang I tak makan mutton aka daging kambing but I makan lamb aka daging biri-biri. Memang lain rasa lamb & mutton. Tapi most tak perasan bila order lamb chop tapi yang dihidang is actually mutton and not lamb , then you're being charged dengan harga lamb *wink*.
I hanya makan kambing kalau ianya disembelih & dimasak oleh Imam Mat Shah , Imam surau kat rumah my parents. Dia ni orang Muar , jatuh pangkat Atok pada MP. Kalau dia yang proses kambing dari mula sampai akhir , Insya'Allah.....tak hamis & his famous kuzi kambing memang superb! TE--TA--PI-- di Warung Suwarno ni lah , satu-satunya tempat di Malaysia ni yang I berani makan daging kambing tanpa menoleh ke belakang! Huhuhu! I've been eating the sate kambing here since form 5 lagi. Same old taste.
Tapi makan masa tu tak aman sangat sebab 'diganggu' oleh hantu-hantu Kampung Batu....hehehe! Ada hantu penanggal , hantu kum kum , hantu pontianak , hantu langsuir. The casts & production crew was at Warung Suwarno , tengah mula make-up & set-up lighting. They're making the tele-movie sequel rasanya.....entah-lah , tak berapa nak tanya pulak. We quickly ate and moved ke dalam warung sebab kang tak pasal-pasal jadi extra pulak......so nanti kalau ada cerita baru yang menampilkan hantu-hantu Kampung Batu tu berlakon kat Warung Suwarno yang berwarna biru air laut.....well , we were there on the day they shot the scene :-)
A note for me : I dreamt of you last nite.
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