31 August 2005

Merdeka! Merdeka!

Today we celebrate the 48th birthday of Malaysia. I read in the papers there is a dispute over the birthday of Malaysia which should be 42 instead of 48 because in 1957 it was the independence of Malaya and Malaysia was formed in 1963 with the inclusion of Sabah and Sarawak. But what the heck... we celebrate the independence day all over MALAYSIA.

For today my son, Darren has been so persistent requiring me to take him to the new aquarium at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the Aquaria which has recently opened. Finally, the whole family came along in our new car (see previous postings). I was counting the entrance fee before we reach there, imagine it cost RM38 for an adult and RM26 for a child. The whole family's entrance fee will cost me a whopping RM216-00.

When we reach KLCC, at about 10.50 a.m., there were many cars at the car park. Luckily, we managed to get place at P3. To access to KL Convention Centre, we have to walk through the connecting tunnel from the concourse area of KLCC, the tunnel was packed with many many many people who have the same intention of visiting the Aquaria.

Halfway through the tunnel, there was a guide from Aquaria who was directing a long queue. He mentioned that this is the queue to line up to the ticket counter and it will take 2 1/2 hours to reach the ticketing counter. What 2 1/2 hours???? Forget it!! Everyone's legs will give way even before we can go into see the fishes!!!

We decided to shop around KLCC instead. Had lunch at Spring Garden. Good food at a price. Like my fellow blogger at Aperture Priority, this will be the first time that I am posting the food that had at Spring Garden.
Darren's favorite "Siu Mai" - RM8-00 a tray

Snake kacang panjang in XO sauce - RM18-00

Darren enjoying his meal. The peanuts tidbits were nice cost RM5-00 each. 2 plates were delivered to our table.

Esther and me

By the time we leave KLCC which was about 2.30 p.m., KLCC was crowded with ocean of people and the car park was packed full, there was a car waiting for my parking lot even before we leave.

1 comment:

Lye Hock said...

Yr siu mai photo is out-of-focus! Think you better invest in a D70s or at least a D50....haha!