Saturday, December 26, 2009

Perhentian Island Escapade

Went to Perhentian Island August during the Merdeka weekend. Was beautiful and really enjoyed the sun, sand and sea very much!

The Private Beautiful Beach

Stayed on the idyllic and quieter side of Perhentian Kecil at Shari-la Resort. You got me right, not Shangri-la but Shari-la :) It consists of chalets and was given a pretty decent one except that the lighting in the rooms are a little too dim and we kind of have problems with the lock due to the high salt content in the air causing the locks to rust a little. The resort have access to a private beach which I think is cool. Not sure coincidentally that area is called Lover's Beach haha.

Shari La Lobby

Shari-La Room

Eating Area

The buffet fare was a little on the disappointment side. However on the last day, they actually served us dishes instead of buffet because there were too few guest and the food was good!

Seafood BBQ Platter

The water was really clear. You can actually see the fishies swimming in the water and that is how clean and clear the water is. Plenty of fishes, corals and sea cucumbers :) Do order their milkshakes when you are at the beach. For RM6, they are a steal and really delicious!

Banana Milkshake

Snorkeling there was great. There were all kinds of fishes and so abundant in marine life that even when you stand at the jetty, you can spot sting rays! Well, I don't know all the fishie names but they were really nice and colourful and a wide variety. We saw turtles too! In fact, two! Unfortunately I did not manage to see the baby sharks even when the guide kept on saying that it's there, it's there. Sigh! The corals were abundant at Rawa Islands and the water was really shallow. Got some souvenir scratches from there :(

Saw an interesting sales pitch. Haha.

Diving Advert

I am considering coming here again!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Belanga @ Gardens, Midvalley

Fancy good and delicious Kelantanese food over here in KL city? Smacked in a bustling shopping center? Welcome to Belanga :) This has been a long overdue post due to some busy happenings recently. At one time after being bored of Chinese, Japanese and Western fare in Midvalley, we decided to try this little hidden quaint shop in the LG floor of Gardens Midvalley next to Nyonya Colours.



Right here, Nasi Dagang with Curry Chicken (RM11.90) which was yummy. The rice is served just right and creamy. The curry chicken that goes with it is delicious as well.

Nasi Dagang with 1/4 Chicken

The Nasi Dagang with Beef Rendang (RM11.90) is good too. The beef was deliciously tender.

Nasi Dagang with Beef Rendang

The chicken in Nasi Kerabu with Ayam Percik (RM11.90) is good. However, I did not like the raw vegetables that goes into the kerabu rice especially when one does not like raw bean sprouts. The raw vegetables consists of bean sprouts and shredded herbs. You can choose not to mix the rice with the vegetables but that defeats it being called nasi kerabu because that is how it is supposed to be eaten and is supposedly healthy.

Nasi Kerabu with Ayam Percik

The portions are big and very filling as all of us couldn't really finish everything. Definitely delicious and something different. Plan to come here again :)

Lot No. LG 230B,
The Gardens Mid Valley City,
Medan Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.