THE CURVE -- SHOPPING MALL
THE CURVE AT MUTIARA DAMANSARA offers the first open-air pedestrian street mall in Malaysia. This fairly new shopping mall also provides a 3-floor indoor shopping area with a modest 660 000 square feet of retail space which definitely proves no contest to its much larger neighbour, 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Even so, The Curve has something that many shopping malls lack in Malaysia , a foreign feel on local soil. This is one of the reasons why it has become one of Klang Valley's more popular shopping and entertainment destinations to date.
The pedestrian street mall section of The Curve has been aptly named The Street and it is here that you will be able to sample the many different cuisines that Malaysia has to offer. From Sakae Sushi to Italiannies, Marche to O'Briens, Paddington's House of Pancakes to 1901 Hot Dogs, there is never a lack of choice when it comes to food at The Street. Weekends at the pedestrian street mall are always a delight as the Weekend Flea Market takes place every Saturday and Sunday. The flea market is definitely an activity for bargain hunters and offers a variety of products ranging from toys to apparels, souvenirs to accessories. Look out for the live quartet in front of Marche Movenpick Restaurant. These talented musicians will entertain you with music from all over the world such as the flamenco, salsa, jazz and even popular ballads. This al fresco area of The Curve exudes an atmosphere that is unlike any other Malaysian shopping mall. With its unique concept and the many international dining outlets, it will bring to live the pages of Around The World in 80 Days'.
The fashion mall is housed at the indoor section of The Curve and it has been given the name The Walk'. Be prepared to do just that, walk, as there are many fashion brands at your fingertips. Esprit, G2000, Nike, Key Ng, British India, Giordano and U2 are among some of the notable brands that you can find at The Walk. Despite its reputation of being a fashion mall, The Walk also has a large following of bookworms as MPH and Borders are nicely placed at two different corners of the mall. Unfortunately, with the presence of the infamous 1 Utama Shopping Centre nearby, many retail outlets prefer the high traffic flow at 1 Utama which leaves The Curve struggling to reach its full capacity.
The Curve also offers a variety of entertainment outlets. Be your own Britney Spears in the confines of a private room or if you're slightly more talented and don't crack under pressure, a public bar is available. A wide variety of songs in many different languages dating back to the 60's are available at the click of a button. Private rooms equipped with the latest audio visual equipment are available and the largest one of these rooms can hold up to 40 people. If singing isn't your forte and you'd rather be listening to music, try Laundry Bar, a famous hotspot for the young and the restless. It has become one of the main attractions at The Curve where people go to see and be seen. They have an endless list of cocktails to satiate your craving for a refreshing drink and dinner is served until 10pm. Laundry Bar's regular clientele ranges from the working class to the beautiful boys and girls' that make up the future generation. This is because there is no need for I.D's to be whipped out unless when one intends to purchase alcoholic drinks.
All in all, The Curve provides a well rounded shopping and entertainment experience. With a plethora of dining, shopping and entertainment outlets as well as the weekend flea market, there is no end to what you can do at The Curve and there's always something for everyone.
No.6 Jalan PJU 7/3,
Mutiara Damansara, 47800
Petaling Jaya, Selangor,
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Big Apple Donuts and Coffee:.
The folks at The Local King have reviewed this place and concluded: "So how does this compare with Dunkin Donuts?"
Better than DD, to be sure, and I swear! The first bite (of the Big Apple Donuts and Coffee donut, at The Curve Outdoor Mall) was already infectious (ed's note: I am sure it beats that new donut place in Shinjuku Japan, where people line up for hours just for a taste of American preprocessed filth! I am sure in Malaysia, folk have a better taste for their donuts!) It was soft, fluffy, light, and not too sweet. And they have many other flavors too. The MUST TRY's are:
"Bananarama (chocolate plus banana.)
"Peanut butter (Nutty whacked 2 of them in a row!)
Now that critter has got BITE!...
Wrote Keeyit: Eating out at shopping malls really make me headache sometimes. Why I said so ? I often said this Aiyo, what to eat le.. every where also crowded with people..
"We faced the same problem again last weekend when hanging around at The Curve. The Curve again ? Yeah my friends like to go The Curve as it is quite convenience as we used to go to Tesco for grocery shopping later.
"Keeyit: T.G.I Friday lo
Sean: Ok la.. We go back to Ikano for steamboat
Keone: I wish to try the Bavarian restaurant.
Keone: Italianis also can.
Sean: I do not like to eat pasta or spaghetti.
There is a Vegetarian restaurant, let's have a look. Seong Sakae Sushi lo. But crowded le.
Keeyit: What to eat, aiyo.
Keone: Ok, I will eat anything, you all choose la.
Sean: Ok, same to me as well.
Keeyit: Fine, let's eat Thai Ekspress!
Sean: Great, let's eat Kenny Rogers!
Keeyit, Keone and Seong: ...
While we were having our dinner at Kenny Rogers, I saw Charm restaurant is just opposite us then I said: "Ok, next time we will go to Charm!" I even suggested that every time we will suggest a next-stop restaurant for our next shopping events. Hehe.. good ideas right?..."
Good ideas, right? -- Charms is a Thai restaurant inside Kuala Lumpur's open air mall, The Curve. This is the kind of place you might find Thai tourists, getting their comfort food, in the midst of a Malaysian shopping day.
Eden @ The Curve: Jalan PJU 7/3 Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya. Phone: 03/7729 7781.
La Gourmet House: Lot G-52, Ground Floor, The Curve
Jalan PJU 7/3
47800 Petaling Jaya. Phone: 03/7725 4279.
This place has been reviewed by WaiSikKai, who conclude: "Previously located in Ikano Power Centre, La Gourmet House has now relocated to The Curve and it seems the re-location has done them a world of good where patrons are concerned. We were there on a Sunday night and they were somewhat swamped by the number of patrons they had. We had to wait for a while before I decided to ask them for a menu.
"Their Smoked Duck Pasta (RM21.80) is said to be famous and it certainly lives up to that claim. It's a dry style pasta with the spaghetti being tossed in olive oil with other herbs. I enjoyed it thoroughly and they have every right to call it famous. They have some chili flakes in it but it is only very mildly spicy. They are also very generous with their ingredients with lots of duck and mushroom in it.
"The Farmer's Herb Grilled Sausage (RM18.00) arrived a bit cold. The sausages are decent but they were a bit cold and so was the mashed potato. The Sausage Sandwich with Bavarian Mustard (RM16.80) really came looking like a sandwich with the sausage placed in between two pieces of toast bread.
"The Spaghetti di Bosco (RM19.80) - creamy style pasta sauteed with mushrooms - was indeed very creamy and you can taste the blend of the mushroom in the sauce as well.
"We wanted to try their full sized pies but they only start serving that at 9 pm onwards.
"They have the nccvellux wireless system but don't expect them to respond to that. It's easier to catch attention by calling them. It took two attempts at getting some warm water and it never came.
"Dinner for 6 came up to RM113. It was a good meal but service was lacking..."
Marche Movenpick: .
Wrote the blogger KL People KL Food: "Last Sunday, I went to IKEA to shop for a few bundles of pussy willows. OMG, it was so jam-packed with families and the kids were playing around at the show room. We immediately head off to the market hall to get our to-buy things and went to the Curve to get a peace of mind.
"It was nearly 7 and Char Siew Bao suggested Marche for dinner. I donft really feel like having western food cus I believe that I had enough potatoes, broccolis, pastas and rocket leaves back in aussie. But anyway, I decided to give Marche a try as I was attracted by its ebuffet-likef concept.
"This is my Marche passport. You will be given a passport at the entrance of the restaurant and remember not to lost it! Or else you will receive a RM200 penalty, which will then be donated to a charity of your choice. Haha.. sounds interesting...
"There is this mushroom counter which serves different types of mushroom dishes. I took this yummy saute mushroom, priced at RM 8.50. The portion served was so generous that I had a hard time finishing 'em..."
The Apartment: .
As the name suggests, this place is set up exactly like your apartment -- with its own bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms and even bathroom style dining areas, where people dine amongst the white tiles and plumbing. A gimmick perhaps -- just like that prison torture restaurant in Shibuya, Japan. The Apartment has been reviewed by Memoirs of a Chocoholic who wrote: "Nestled in ground floor of "the Walk" section of the Curve shopping center (in between Italiannies and TGIF), the Apartment is one of the newer restaurants - taking over the demised Slippery Senoritas.
!Being a mushroom lover, I had to order the Grilled Portabello Mushrooms (about RM14++) as an appetizer:
The mushrooms were really tasty - lightly grilled, topped with a simple herb sauce (basil maybe?) and some crunchy pine nuts that went very well with the earthy taste of the mushrooms.
"Moving on to the mains, we took the waiter's recommendations and went with 3 of the house specialties, the Grilled Fish with Cheese and Tomatoes, Baked Chicken with Cream Sauce and Pesto Spaghetti..."
For the complete review click here.
Ying Ker Lou Restaurant: .
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THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON IN KUALA LUMPUR, AND AQUARIA KLCC MAKES A COOL PLACE TO HANG OUT, GO ON A DATE, ETC. Here are some of the current and upcoming events happening at the aquarium:
Reptilian Encounter: For the full month of March 2006, the sealife of Aquaria KLCC are joined by some of the stars of the reptile world. Some of the attractions of this exhibit include big Burmese pythons, a 26-foot long.
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WITH ALL OF THIS HYPE, YOU WOULD THINK THAT AQUARIA KLCC WAS THE FIRST AQUARIUM EVER OPENED IN MALAYSIA. But of course that is not true, there is another aquarium in the KL area, coupled with the city zoo. Located 13 kilometers north^east of Kuala Lumpur, the National Zoo and Aquarium contains hundreds of different species of animals, birds, and reptiles. The aquarium has an extensive collection of marine and freshwater species. Both the Zoo and Aquarium are open daily from 9am to 6pm. Admission: RM5 (Adult), RM2 (Child).
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AS THE EXPERTS SAY: "Akuarium yang terletak di tingkat bawah tanah mempamerkan pelbagai jenis hidupan marin dan batu karang, AQUARIA@KLCC akan menggunakan teknologi multi-media canggih di mana pengunjung dapat menikmati pengalaman menarik hidupan dasar laut. Antara tarikannya ialah pengunjung dapat menyentuh dan memegang beberapa hidupan laut, berenang bersama jerung dan mempelajari secara lebih dekat kajian saintifik hidupan dasar laut. Terowong "Laluan bergerak" akan membawa para pengunjung ke akuarium ini bagi menikmati keadaan sebenar hidupan laut dalam yang amat menarik. Terdapat lebih daripada 3,000 spesis hidupan marin seperti jerung besar, ikan pari dan belut elektrik berenang dengan bebas.
"Sedangkan bagi warga negara Malaysia yang membawa MyKad atau KTP untuk tiket dewasa RM 28 dan anak-anak RM 22. Anehnya, tidak terlalu banyak orang Malaysia yang berkunjung ke sini. Padahal wartawan detikcom Arin Widiyanti berkunjung pada Minggu 11 November 2007 sore sekitar pukul 16.00 waktu setempat.
"Setelah melepas uang RM 38, wisatawan langsung memasuki ruang pameran. Suasana yang didapat tak terlalu asing. Serasa di Seaworld Ancol, Jakarta Utara yang mulai beroperasi pada 1992. Suasana dibuat gelap sehingga hanya cahaya dari dalam kolam yang menyinari ruangan...
"Bosan memandang, kaki melangkah ke aquarium raksasa. Seperti di Seaworld Ancol juga, suasana dibuat temaram untuk menambah kenikmatan mata melihat 283 spesies laut yang dipamerkan. Di bawah naungan aquarium raksasa, pengunjung seperti berada di dalam perut laut.
"Pengunjung tidak perlu repot-repot berjalan untuk menikmati pemandangan dalam aquarium. Pengunjung cukup berdiri, biar eskalator mendatar yang mengantar pengunjung mengelilingi terowongan bawah air.
HOW TO GET TO AQUARIA KLCC: Aquaria's main entrance is at Jalan Pinang opposite UOA Building. The west entrance is through the underpass tunnel connecting from the concourse level of Suria KLCC (next to Tower Records) to the KL Convention Centre.
There is also another west entrance via the KLCC Park leading to the KL Convention. Centre.
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