Petaling Jaya Off The Beaten Path

  • A Chee Cheong Fun Van
    A Chee Cheong Fun Van
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    Swim at The Hotel Pool

    by machomikemd Written Jun 18, 2014
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    If you are staying on of the Sunway Hotels like the Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa, you have to try swimming at the pool as they have 2 lagoon pools of which the smaller one is located at the 3rd floor area and the bigger lagoon pool with waterfall is located at the ground floor area.

    the lagoon pool is open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday and you can get free towels to use and then shower at the shower room beside the pool. you can even order drinks and food at the bar beside the pool area if you want.

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    Use th Gym Facilities of Your Hotel

    by machomikemd Written Jun 18, 2014
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    most people checking in at hotels don't do this, however, a few do and we sometimes hit the gym of our hotels during our travels if we wake up early to try to burn some of the calories gained from eating and drinking around the place we travel.

    and hitting the gym here at the Sunway Resort and Spa Hotel is no different as the Gym is just located just beside the large lagoon pool of the hotel., where we will swim afterwards.

    1 hour of gym activity would suffice

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    Kota Darul Ehsan (arch boundary of Petaling to KL)

    by machomikemd Written Jun 16, 2014
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    There is a large arch welcoming you to Petaling Jaya from Kuala Lumpur and vice versa that you would see while you and your tour van are travelling along the Federal Highway. The Arch Name is Kota Darul Ehsan, which markes the official boundary of Kuala Lumpur to Petaling Jaya. This Moorish Style Arch also commemorates the donation of the State of Selangor to the Federal Government of Petaling Jaya to form a Metropolitan Kuala Lumpur area.

    According to Wikipedia:

    Kota Darul Ehsan is a row of arches symbolizing the border on Malaysian Federal Highway between the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysian state of Selangor. Erected on Federal Route , it is the biggest arch in Malaysia.

    History[edit]

    As a commemoration of the cession of Kuala Lumpur to the federal government to form a Federal Territory by Selangor, the building of the arch was commissioned by the late Sultan of Selangor, Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah on 1 February 1974. This arch symbolises the sacrifice of the Selangor state to the federal government. This arch was officially opened in 1981.

    Architecture[edit]

    The arch's design incorporates influences from Moorish architecture, and shares a similar design with nearby Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. This can be seen in the domes on the arch.

    Kota Darul Ehsan also features two cannons on each face of the arch

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    Food on the run

    by city_guy Updated Jan 16, 2004

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    A Chee Cheong Fun Van



    This is a common sight in the city of Petaling Jaya or PJ as the locals call it. You would find vans selling all kinds of food around. From mixed rice to cakes to this one, Chee Cheong Fun.

    The system works in a very simple manner, and anyone can try it out.

    1. Approach van
    2. Check out food
    3. Order to eat there or take away
    4. Eat while standing
    5. Pay and move on.

    I do it quite often...

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    Malaysian news stand

    by city_guy Written Dec 28, 2003

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    Local news stand


    These are not an unusual sight in PJ or in KL and these 'Mamak Book Stores' are usually operated by the Indian Muslims throught the country.

    They provide the daily supply of Newspapers, Cigarettes and Junk Foods. Some of them do carry 2nd hand books and novels as well.

    The best part about these stalls, sometimes they are located at the corner of the streets where you can just drive up, wind down your window and get whatever you need. No hassle of parking and so on. Cool eh? A Drive-By newspaper stand....

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