Friday, June 12, 2009

Going round Kuala Kangsar

Today was really fun. The BRATs went down to Kuala Kangsar to look for stories. I was chaperoning the group that was supposed to find stories at the town. The other two had slightly more specific assignments, pottery and percussions.

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Niki briefing the BRATs.

So, we literally roamed the streets of Kuala Kangsar. I had fun (as a 'photographer') because Kuala Kangsar is full of character-from the vendors on the streets to the locals having a haircut at the barbershop.

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View of the town. Nice right!


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The BRATs interviewing a lady who sells handicrafts.

WOW, about the barbershop. Its probably the best place ever to take picture. The place looks exactly like something that would appear on National Geographic. The barber was kind enough to let me stay in there for quite a while to snap photos.

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A local having a haircut. Gosh I LOVE these old-ish sorta shops. They make awesome subjects.

Best part was the food review assignment. Wasn't my assignment so I just ate. The Star gave us Rm10 to spend on lunch and the food cost probably just around Rm2 per serving. So it was more than enough.

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The laksa was pretty good although I would prefer the noodles to be more springy. However, the broth had a really good tastes to it, not to overpowering like how many does it. (Stall No.4)

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ItalicMy favourite of the day will definitely be the mee rebus. Its not THE most famous dish in Kuala Langat but I really enjoyed it. Portion was just nice and the curry was really good. (These stalls could be found at Medan Laksa dan Cendol) (Stall No.4)

I ate Laksa, Mee Rebus, Cendol and Ais Kacang. By the end of the day I think I've bloated to full capacity. After lunch we headed back to the hotel where the BRATs will work on their articles and assignments.

8 comments:

  1. hmmm.... i still remember that i had a haircut at the barber shop before when i still a little boy... :)

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  2. TZ, the same one in kuala kangsar? Cool =D

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  3. Thanks for stopping by, Stanley. It's nice to hear from you again. The food looks terrific and that barber shop could have been taken in Hawaii.

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  4. Lucky them, having you as a guide. Yea; the place looks great and so did the food!

    Btw: Thanks for the visit - of course I remember you and yea; my trip to Budapest was great :-)

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  5. Hi Stanley, Thanks for dropping me a note on my blog :) You've got real talent in taking photos... keep it up!

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  6. Kay, thanks for dropping by! You have barbershops like that in hawaii? Awesome! Most of the ones here are the 'chic' ones you find in the city.

    RennyBa, hello! I had fun bringing them round =D Food was good and you would enjoy it.

    Deborah, glad you enjoy the photos! And thanks so much for stopping by.

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  7. hi,

    may i know what hotel is there? might be going kuala kangsar for work

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  8. Vivien, thanks for dropping by. We actually stayed in Ipoh and travelled down for the day so I can't recommend any hotels in KK =( But I stayed in Heritage Hotel and Tower Regency (more biased towards this because they have free wifi at the lobby). Lol, if you're in Ipoh go for tower regency as its pretty new so everything is in good shape. Heritage is a older so it has the.....well it looks like what old hotels look like but clean and properly mantained.

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