Had an early start to attend an ex-colleague’s wedding in Nakhon Nayok, Thailand which meant a speedy drive back to Bangkok in the afternoon and some last minute packing before flying off to Malaysia.
We were booked for Malaysia Airlines outbound and Thai Airways inbound on the way back (different airlines because of timing).
So the overall flight experience with Malaysia Airlines was ok. We were in Economy Class. It was a small plane which comprised of 3 seats on either side with a single aisle going down the middle. The entertainment console was ok (though the touch screen sensitivity setting was a bit off). Seats were appropriately sized and the staff were quite attentive, zipping up and down the aisle as they rushed about preparing refreshments and other errands.
The flight was a little over 2 hours so we had a main meal included (dinner). There was a choice of chicken and pasta or fish and rice. Being me, I went with the rice option.
The taste was alright but it was definitely on the salty side. After meal drink options were also quite limited. I think Malaysia Airlines needs to sort themselves a bit in the catering part of the flight which I found quite pale in comparison to other Economy Class flights (excluding budget airlines). It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either.
Anyway, we landed safely at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. My wife’s mum and sister came to pick us up and drive us back home.
Before passing out for the night, we had a quick stop at the local Hokkien Mee restaurant. I didn’t eat anything. After reaching home, my mum-in-law gave me an iced homemade ‘Lo hon go’ drink (this is a herbal type of drink which I find quite refreshing – also good for suppressing coughs) and a hot bowl of clear chicken soup.
I slept like a pig. I think by the time I got up it was already past noon. Had a quick egg tart before heading out with the in-laws for a visit to a seaside village next to Kuala Lumpur.
So we made our way to Tanjung Karang in Kuala Selangor. This was about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur.
Our first stop was to pick up some seafood. There were quite a number of fisheries in the area – we ended up choosing Yu Soon Fishery. We got some fish and prawns.
The surrounding area of the fishery was kinda cool and I managed to get a few artistic photos.
So now armed with our fish and prawns, it was time to go eat. We went to ‘Restoran Suang Le River‘.
We got our fish steamed and our prawns fried in butter. Also ordered steamed clams, fried battered squid, chili crab and noodles with clams.
The food was sooooooo good. Overall cost (including the purchase of the fish and prawns) came just under MYR 200. What a f*cking bargain.
We washed the food down with some chinese tea and Hungarian dessert wine (I know, random huh?).
With our bellies full, we went to visit a few of the local attractions. We paid a visit to a temple that was being refurbished.
At the temple car park, I noticed a car which had a very interesting repair job on their bumper. I thought the stitching was done quite well though I’m not so sure about its durability and safety.
Paid a visit to a roadside coconut vendor for some coconut juice. Refreshing.
Then our last stop was a monkey / wildlife sanctuary. The monkeys were their usual curious selves but quite well behaved. The monkeys in Thailand can be very naughty and aggressive.
So here I am, back at home and writing up this blog. May pop out later tonight for some late night ‘makan makan’ (Malaysian slang for ‘eating’) but I can hear the rain and thunder outside. Perhaps this is just a test…….haha.