When Kuala Lumpur’s heat becomes unbearable, locals and expats head to Berjaya Hills, formerly known as Bukit Tinggi.
The name was changed to Berjaya Hills after the company developed the place. It is just an hour’s drive from KL and makes for a pleasant weekend getaway.
One weekend, when we were still living in KL, we went there and stayed at Colmar Tropicale in Berjaya Hills. It’s a french-themed resort complete with medieval french villages.
Colmar Tropicale, Berjaya Hills
There are entertainments and other activities to make up for the outdated facilities. And if you’re like me, being with the family on a lazy, breezy, foodie weekend is enough to make you smile.
We went to Langkawi three years ago. We were still living in Kuala Lumpur then. During one of the long holidays in Malaysia, we decided to visit Langkawi.
We took an Air Asia flight from KL. If I remember correctly, the flight was about 55 minutes or so. It was pretty fast.
At the LCT (Low Cost Terminal)
We chose Berjaya Langkawi Island Resort as our accommodation. It was about 20-30 minutes away from the airport. This was our cabana. It was old and probably needed renovation but it was still okay. It looks small in the picture but it’s a bit bigger than the standard hotel room.
Berjaya Langkawi Island Resort has direct access to the beach. Or should I say it has a private beach of its own. It has white sand and the beach is wide.
Those are the water bungalows lining the beach. We wanted to upgrade our accommodation, but unfortunately there weren’t available bungalows that time.
My son was about 20mos old here, still has that chubby cuteness of a baby turning into a toddler. I miss those days.
And this is their pool. We spent a pretty good amount of time here.
Is it the best beach I have been to? No. But it provided peace and quite we needed that time. We had an enjoyable 3-day stay here.
We used to live in Kuala Lumpur before. I missed the place but more than anything else, I missed the Chinese/Malay food.
So when we went to visit KL last month, we made sure to eat at Jalan Alor, where the best street Chinese/Malay food are found.
By the way, Jalan Alor is not a restaurant. It is a street in KL. Please check this google map.
It is near Bukit Bintang. Jalan Alor has several restaurants that comes alive at night. They’re open at day time but the real action begins at dusk.
The restaurants bring out their tables and chairs and line it up along the streets. Jalan Alor is a popular food destination for tourists and locals alike.
So what to order? Here’s our favorite.
Spicy shell food
Char Kway Teow
We also had seafood fried rice which I forgot to take a picture of. Hubby always order beer to go with these very delicious food. The food all look oily but that’s why we love it. LOL!
Our first travel this year was to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was fun and exciting to be able to visit the place we used to call home for almost two years, two years ago.
Yup, we used to live in KL. I love KL. It felt like second home to me.
For this visit, we stayed at Bintang Fairlane Residences. I booked it thru Agoda like I always do. I booked their 1-bedroom suite. And I was happy with my choice.
The room, inclusive of breakfast for two was only about $90/night. Pretty good deal for a huge room and a very convenient location.
Bintang Fairlane Residences is in Bukit Bintang and walking distance to the places we wanted to visit. Here are the pictures.
Bintang Fairlane Residences
A-26-2 Bintang Fairlane Residences
Jalan Padang Walter Grenier
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia