Sunday, September 17, 2017

The King Louis Grill & Bar: King's Ala Carte Dinner Buffet

ABBEY: Chat’s hard and quality work has been rewarded and we’re glad she invited us to celebrate it. We dined at The King Louis - Vivo City. At first, we planned to have ala carte items but ended with an ala carte buffet at SGD39.90++ (per head). 

We were given a checklist of the menu. We got mushroom, pumpkin and onion soups, onion rings, baked rice, and carbonara. They’re delicious and really filled us. But we didn’t stop there. We also tried their roasted beef, pork loin, arabian lamb and pork ribs. Those ribs really got me. They get off the bones easily and the meat is soft. 

For our last order we had King’s brownie and we all washed the food down with rootbeer float which really reminds us of famous A&W’s one. 

The portions will be small, but since it is a buffet you can have it many times. This is good control of food else you will pay for the wastage.

The King Louis Grill & Bar: King's Ala Carte Dinner Buffet

The King Louis Grill & Bar: King's Ala Carte Dinner Buffet

The King Louis Grill & Bar: King's Ala Carte Dinner Buffet

The King Louis Grill & Bar: King's Ala Carte Dinner Buffet

WILL: Abbey, Charito and I celebrated a blessing with another blessing. Chat (Charito) chose to dine at The King's Lois Grill & Bar located at the of VivoCity (beside Daiso). 

We decided to go for King's Ala Carte Dinner Buffet. It is limited time and it still worth it. Why? The baby back ribs is something to linger on. I ate those until my tank is full haha! Drinks are included too, go on and order a pot of tea, a coffee or one of the best float I had tasted. 

It only costs $39.90++. A good deal for great food, good service and best place to dine in VivoCity.

The King Louis Grill & Bar
Dinner Buffet Price : S$39.90++
(H) ​Sunday-Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm / Friday, Saturday & PH Eve: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
(A) 1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-07A VivoCity
(T) 6276 0862

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Discover Kuala Lumpur in 24 Hours - A Sample Itinerary (FREE THINGS TO DO IN KL)

Hello Travelers! 

After we published the (second) itinerary here in Singapore, many travelers like you sent us questions on how to side trip at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

We need to experienced it first before giving a suggestion right? So here you go, our 24 hours in KL Itinerary . 

Discover Kuala Lumpur in 24 Hours - A Sample Itinerary (FREE THINGS TO DO IN KL)  We took bus and booked by CatchThatBus Website
Discover Kuala Lumpur in 24 Hours - A Sample Itinerary
We took bus and booked by CatchThatBus Website

Discover Kuala Lumpur in 24 Hours - A Sample Itinerary
Discover Kuala Lumpur in 24 Hours - A Sample Itinerary
As you can see, we spend not more than S$50.00 including BIRD PARK ENTRANCE FEE and FOOD! FREE THINGS TO DO IN KL 
Discover Kuala Lumpur in 24 Hours - A Sample Itinerary
We opted to take flight back to Singapore to avoid the traffic jam at Johor Bahru.
But if you ample time to spare, you can take bus for CHEAPER option. 

As usual, this is only a guide for your trip! Hope it helps! 
Enjoy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! 

Any questions, do not hesitate to hit us a message on our facebook page at A&W - The Couple Bloggers 

Lordted Travel & Tours
Phone: +63 977 398 4843

(A) Ilham Tower, 8 Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur, 50450, Malaysia 
(T) 603 2771 3388   

(A) 306 Tanglin Road, Phoenix Park Office Campus


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sentosa Sandsation 2017 & Merlion Magic Lights

ABBEY: Sand artworks are being displayed now at Sentosa. It is time for Sentosa Sandsation 2017. The exhibit is at Siloso Beach (alight the monorail at Beach Station and ride a tram). I was amazed at the structures which shows Singaporean culture like chope, kiasu, queuing, and fondness to food. The artists really put a lot of time and effort for this show. Though it is on the beach, don’t worry about the sun as the exhibit is covered; else the masterpieces will just melt at the first drop of rain. After walking on the tour, head to Imbiah station for a light show at the Merlion. By the way, did I forget to say both are free? Yes, it is for free. Be amazed.

Sentosa Sandsation 2017 : September 1-17
Merlion Magic Lights: September 1 - October 29 (7:45PM, 8:15PM, 8:45PM, 9:15PM)

WILL: I honestly admit that I am lazy to roam around after a day of work...ahm ok even weekends. Haha! This past few months, I am the one who just want to seat, lay on bed and only thing that can make me move is to run around our block or inside the gym. 

I saw the formed sands at Sentosa. It reminds me of what I saw in one of the YouTube video in Japan. So, I scheduled to have that visited one Thursday night and to have a date night too with my husband at Sentosa Island.

We used the Sentosa Boardwalk to gain free entry at the island then we boarded the train and bus (free) to Siloso Beach. Creatively and impressively formed sands are there! We found one guy retouching one of the sculptures and asked them how many days that it was prepared. He answered 10days. Imagine that! All those artists flew to Singapore and work for it for 10days! Truly, this is a must visit attraction. 

Sand sculptures portraits the traditions and food of Singapore and some artists uses their skills to give their message to the people. One thing took my attention, it was a lady child seating on the learning blocks. The blocks was normally curved with letter and numbers, the blocks consist of different brands of clothings, bags and shoes. This will make you think how children are evolving now. It is a good eye-opener for parents. Thanks Mr. Borecki Wiaczeslaw of Poland. 

To hit two in a single trip, we waited for Merlion MagiLights. It will run until 29th of October. It is an astonishing light show. It is my first time to see human-form lights dancing on a transparent screen! 

Sentosa always have something up in their sleeves! And most of it... it is for FREE!!! 

Visit Sentosa Island Singapore's State of Fun!

Sentosa Island, Singapore - State Of Fun‎

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Chicken Spinach Bacon Alfredo Recipe

250g pasta
4-5 slices of bacon (small squares)
250g chicken (boneless thigh or breast - cubed)
1 can Nestle cream
1 medium onion (sauté slices)
2-3 cloves garlice (minced)
Salt and pepper

Cook pasta as per package instructions. Set aside.

Fry the bacon until it renders the fat. Remove the bacon and sauté onion and garlic.
Put the chicken and fry until brown. Add 1/4 cup of water and simmer until cooked. Put the cream and then the bacon. 
Incorporate the pasta and serve. Optionally, you can top with cheese.

Chicken Spinach Bacon Alfredo

WILL: Facebook is the yard for good recipes. Past are the days that they only posts food and trips. Now the whole way to cook is on video. Insane!! 

I found this recipe, saved and requested Abbey to cook it for Sunday dinner! As usual, it is on a prime taste. Creamy and tasty. I bet, Abbey can put up a restaurant. 

Thanks my Loves.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

April's Bakery Singapore - Bangkok's Famous Pie Bakery

ABBEY:  My wife made “lambing” and told me she wants to eat different flavors of pies from April’s Bakery. I really knew she wants it as she even gave me the address of the shop nearest to my office :) 

I got the promo “6 for 5” for 10SGD. We had red bean, taro, thai tea, custard, sesame, and the one with fusion of banana.  The fillings are overwhelming and delicious. It is a thin layer of pie with oozing fillings. Wow. 

Pair it up with coffee or tea.

April's Bakery Singapore

WILL: April's Bakery! And even though it is out of his usual way home, he made a big effort just to go to Tampines and get me some of those famous Thai Pastries. 

My favourite is Custard Pie. The texture and the taste of custard complements well with my tea. It is a total afternoon delight. 

This is a good food for a snack or high tea whenever you have a visitor. Perfect for hot or cold drinks. 

Ok now, what are you waiting for? Walk your way to one of the branches of April's Bakery! ;)

April's Bakery Singapore 
(A) One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place #B1-38, Singapore 048616
(H) 7:00am – 7:00pm (Mon – Fri)

(H) 8:00am – 9:00pm, or till sold out (Mon – Sun)
(A) Tampines MRT Station, #01-31, Singapore 529538

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Incredible Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

ABBEY: Here are some of the places we visited for our Kuala Lumpur Trip. For a day tour, wear light and comfortable clothing. Bring water, towel and extra shirt.

Batu Caves
This is our first destination upon arrival at KL. We came in the morning so it’s not that hot yet and the cave give cool breeze. There is also less crowd. You can reach there via KTM Komuter (last stop). Be prepared to go up. It’s not an easy task specially the steps are narrow (or is it just my big feet?). Marvel and take snaps of the rock formation and be respectful of the place. There are shops below for food and souvenirs. 

KL Bird Park
For a fee of RM67 per person you can enter the world’s largest walk-in aviary. The birds are accustomed to the visitors and they roam around the park like in the wild. You can see parrots, ibis, peacocks, flamingoes, owls, and ostriches to name a few. Don’t miss the bird show as well. Some birds can be fed with approved food that can be bought on park’s vending machines.

KL City Gallery
An entrance fee of RM10 is required to visit KL City Gallery. But half of the amount can be used as a voucher. When we visited, the gallery exhibits the plans for Malaysia; tall skyscrapers, efficient transportation system but still maintain the greenery of the environment. This can uplift morale of the citizens as they have something to look forward to. They can plan and grab the opportunity to take part of the country’s progress. The ground floor shows the workshop for the miniature buildings. The craftsmen are very talented putting too much details on their work. Adjacent to it is the souvenir shop and a cafe where you can use your vouchers. We had a light snack at Arch Cafe with cheese tart and kopi.

Merdeka Square
The square or plaza is adjacent to the city gallery. In here you can see a huge and tall flagpole waving a big flag of Malaysia. And opposite the street is the Sultan Abdul Samad building which used to be government office in the early years.

Petronas Tower and KLCC Lake Symphony Water Fountain Show
The Petronas Tower is a must-must-see landmark in Kuala Lumpur. Go there by morning or evening and the skyscraper will not disappoint you of its beauty. Be creative and find your sweet spot to take your snaps.
On the evening, go inside KLCC mall and out the other side where you can watch the light and water show at the fountain.

Incredible Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

Incredible Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

Incredible Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

Incredible Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

Incredible Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

Incredible Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

WILL: Every time you will tour an unknown place you will Google "What to do in ---?", right? So here is the answer to that question... What to do in KL ... in one day? We packed it all and tired ourselves in this journey. But we enjoyed every minute of it. Let's go through. 

Our first stop is the BATU CAVES. We chose to be there first thing in the morning to avoid huge groups of tourist who arrive by bus. The cave is magnificently arranged. Be careful on the steps, it is steep and some parts our wet. You want to go inside right, who doesn't want it? Girls, wear appropriate clothing, or you can buy sarong on the foot of the stairs. (FREE entrance)

Indulge with birds that freely flies, do not get lost in finding KL BIRD PARK. This is not free, a pricey place to go in KL but this is the largest Free-Flight Walk-In Aviary in the world, why would you skip that? Abbey and I enjoyed how the birds seem to do not care with people roaming around their place. Do not forget to watch their showtimes. 

Merdeka Square, almost all of the museums are here and the famous I Love KL slogan of KL City Gallery. We paid MYR10 for entrance at City Gallery but MYR5 was deducted to our snack when we sit and ate at City Gallery's Cafe. I love their tart! Yummy!! Merdeka Square is the home of Tallest Flagpole, a small fountain there was named after Queen Victoria. And some old offices, church and libraries are there too. 

We went to Bukit Bintang for dinner but the restaurants are all packed. We just bought some pork siewmai, Abbey get some noodles and coconut ice cream for our dessert. 

Next stop, the KLCC Park. The area is full of people watching the water fountain show. (FREE) Be careful, the fountain may splash water to you. :) 

Last thing to do in KL. Night Photo Session with the once renowned tallest building the world. The Petronas Twin Tower. Oh man! You cannot find a good spot at night time. We surrendered and came back after our lunch on the next day. And yes! We all have the twin towers all by ourselves. Haha! 

KL is a big city, if only our days can permit for a longer vacation, we will stay up to three days. We enjoyed the good and cheap foods. 

'Till next time Kuala Lumpur! Thanks to all!

Batu Caves
(A) Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Nearest MRT: Batu Caves Station 

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park • World Largest Free-Flight Walk-In Aviary
(H) 9AM - 6PM
(A) 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 
Nearest MRT: Kuala Lumpur Station

KL City Gallery
(H) 9AM - 630PM
(A) 27, Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka,, 50050 Dataran Merdeka, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(T) +60 3-2698 3333

PETRONAS Twin Towers
(A) Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Monday, September 4, 2017

Valentine Roti - Best Roti Canai in KL

ABBEY: There were many recommendations for Valentine Roti as a must-visit place in Kuala Lumpur. So after a few moments of refreshing at Elements Kuala Lumpur, we booked a taxi headed on to the place. It looks like a carinderia (eatery) in the Philippines; open and beside the road. 

I got a serving of Valentine Thosai. For (MYR6.00), I had a plate of large thosai and different gravies. It was the same taste as I had tried in Singapore. Then I also had kopi to match. 

Beware of the attacking stray cat :)..

Valentine Roti - Best Roti Canai - MENU
Valentine Roti - Best Roti Canai - MENU
Valentine Roti - Best Roti Canai - MENU
Valentine Roti - Best Roti Canai - MENU

WILL: Because Abbey is gaga over Indian Cuisines, we searched and found the best roti canai that travelers and bloggers are talking about. It is Valentine Roti. 

Ok, ok! I admit that we made a bad choice when we booked a hotel taxi to go there, it costs us MYR50. Haha! Where it is located? Just 15-minutes walk from the Petronas' Twin Towers. Anyway, here it goes. 

It only opens from 530pm till late night, so strike it out for breakfast or lunch. We arrived before 6pm and one by one people are filling up the empty tables. 

I went for their famous crispy Roti Canai which costs only MYR1.50. Yep it is totally crispy and they served me 3 kinds of hot vegetarian dips! Oh! Can't take off my hands on it until I finished the 2 pcs. 

That is a total value for money. I think the delight on my tastebuds compensated what we'd spend at taxi. (Bloody conscience kicking in).  

Visit Valentine Roti! :) 

Valentine Roti - Best Roti Canai in KL
(A) 1, Jalan Semarak, Opposite Menara Celcom, 54000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(H) 5:30PM - 1:45AM

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Precious Old China at The Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

ABBEY: You know what a restaurant looks like in movies where it is dimly lit and the gangsters will come and occupy the whole place? That’s the feel of Precious Old China restaurant at second storey of Central Market. Not that it is terrfying or scary but you’re like in a movie. 

The restaurant is packed with big groups of people. You can see old wooden chairs, tables and cabinet and a bar is located at the left side of the entrance. But just press a button to get your order or bill. 

Now, that is “new” stuff. I got Nasi Lemak. It has blue-white rice (mimics the china porcelain) and the chicken is curry chicken not fried and chicken lobak; all for (MYR12.80). Nothing much with the rice except for the color. But the curry chicken curry is delicious as well as the lobak which gives more flavor after dipping in sweet chili sauce. 

You can pay via card but the bill must have a minimum of 50MYR. 

Precious Old China at The Central Market - MENU
Precious Old China at The Central Market - MENU

WILL: When we arrived in KL Malaysia, all I want is to taste their local food with curry. So for our first meal for our trip at Central Market, I ordered Nyonya Laksa at Precious Old China. Well, of course Abbey went for the blue rice of Precious Nasi Lemak. 

It totally made a difference when you sprinkle kalamansi or lime. It gave a spark. The soup is creamy, noodle itself was cooked to its perfection. Tourist are flagging this restaurant for a good reason. 

'Till our next visit!

Precious Old China
(A) Lot 2, Mezzanine Floor, Central Market, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur.
(T) +603-2273 7372 / 016-413 7028


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Little Penang Kafe at at Suria KLCC (Petronas Twin Towers Mall) - Kuala Lumpur

ABBEY: We just checked out at the hotel and went to KLCC mall for lunch and we found Little Penang Cafe. A cafe that serves local delights. 

We were ushered to our seats and I ordered Nyonya Fried Chicken for MYR19. A blade of lemon grass was wounded on the chicken and then fried. It was crispy and savoury. It goes well with the sambal sauce and rice. Then I partnered it with a glass of kopi. Wow, what a great lunch.

Little Penang Cafe's Penang Assam Laksa

Little Penang Cafe at at Suria KLCC (Petronas Twin Towers Mall) - MENU 
Little Penang Cafe at at Suria KLCC (Petronas Twin Towers Mall)- MENU

WILL: We are at Malaysia and we are there to explore the local food and my-oh-my we found this treasure at KLCC Mall: The Little Penang Cafe. 

There is no queue when we got there around 1pm but there are some tables reserved. Only few minutes passed, the tables are all occupied and there is long line of people waiting outside for their turn. 

I got their famous and CNNGO #7 world's 7 most delicious food, the Penang Assam Laksa. 

My mind was blown when I got my first spoonful of their soup! Whew! Miss that taste. It is literally an explosion of flavours inside my mouth. My tastebuds do not know which taste to concentrate haha! Spiciness, saltiness or the umami taste of that huge bowl, yes it is a big bowl that can be shared by two but I am sorry to tell I just gave Abbey about 3 spoons of it. Haha. Gluttony! 

Kuddos to their staffs too! They are accurate! The turning of tables are fast enough that do not cause a big build up of queue outside. :) 

Till we meet again!

(A) Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd, Lot No. 241, Level 2, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

WTS Travel Bus - Singapore to Kuala Lumpur (Booked at CatchThatBus)

ABBEY: It’s my first time going to Kuala Lumpur. Yey! My wife planned that our entry to the city is thru a bus. We purchased a couple of tickets online for 70SGD and our seats were reserved at WTS Travel busline. It will leave Jurong at 11:59PM on a Friday. 

We were at front of Big Box and hopped on the bus and few minutes only we were headed on our way. We really started travelling at 2AM after the immigration ceremonies (and it’s a weekend). We arrived at TBS Terminal Bersepadu Selatan 6:30AM Saturday. We have 2 stopovers but we preferred to sleep. 

The commute is ok and smooth, and cold :) The driver always ensure that we’re complete before going off.

WTS Travel Bus - Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
WTS Travel Bus - Singapore to Kuala Lumpur 

WILL: I am keeping an eye on the schedule of busses from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur for months. Yes with “S”. We are waiting for Abbey’s leave to be approved, but when the office schedule was updated, the bus I want to ride on is fully booked. On that, we went on based on our denoted time of departure and landed to WTS Travel. 

This bus is just a “meh”. They only provide what is a necessary. A comfortable chair that you can recline and sleep to and an aircon. That’s it. No usb plug for you to charge, no tv, and meal to snack on. But our driver is exquisitely kind. 

Our driver goes extra mile, he waited for us in front of customs Malaysia Customs Gate and gather us around. He accompanied us to our bus parking lot. Unlike other passenger experiencing the agony of checking one by one the plate number of the busses parked. 

Thanks WTS for making our very first travel to KL by land comfortable. 

You can see all the bus operators schedule and prices at

Have a safe trip to all.

Online Coach Booking - WTS Travel

CatchThatBus: Book Bus Ticket Online Malaysia Singapore
(A) 306 Tanglin Road, Phoenix Park Office Campus

Monday, August 14, 2017

Element Kuala Lumpur - Luxury Studio & Suites

ABBEY: You’ll be able to enjoy perks and discounts if you’re a member of SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest). What do we got for our stay at Elements? First, a 500MYR room rate with king-sized bed with a view; complete with spa shower, wide screen tv, internet and includes breakfast. For another 60MYR, it was upgraded to a room with skyline view. 

Element Hotel knows how to pamper their guests. Upon filling up the reservation form, we specified if we can leave our bags early in the morning so our day-tour will be light. Then the day itself, we were able to check-in by 7AM. Wow, earliest check-in I had. 

The room is clean and the toiletries smell good. I was refreshed after my shower. After a long day, it was time to rest. The bed is very comfortable and the pillows and linens are soft. I dozed off in no time. 

The morning meal is great. Lots of choices; laksa, nasi lemak, sausages, grilled tomatoes, bacon, eggs, cold cuts, and fruits. 

They also have gym and swimming pool at 39th floor which we used before checking out. It was a wonderful experience. I would like to commend their staff for superb service.

WILL: Abbey, a proud member of SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) took the opportunity to book on KL’s newly opened hotel, the Elements Kuala Lumpur by Westin. Being a member, you can get a slight difference at the price of a room BUT you will have for sure to get a special treatment.  

Element’s lobby is at the 40th floor and their rooms starts from 41st to 53rd floor. Our upgraded room is at 52nd. Abbey, upgraded the room and he is expecting that our bathroom may have a bathtub, but it didn’t. They provided a pleasant array of toiletries. The shampoo and body wash are fantastically fragrant. They supply lotion too!

It is facing the Petronas Twin Towers but another p building blocked one of those. Argh! The pillow and bed is so soft that it moulds and hugs our body to a good night sleep. Oh! They do not have bottled water on their fridge but they have a filtered tap water for you to enjoy their complimentary tea and coffee. Their tv is usb ready, you can charge your phones in there. 

Don’t forget to visit their gym or try their free yoga sessions. The indoor saline pool excites not only the adults because of the view of Petronas but also the kids too. 

Trace restaurant is open for a buffet breakfast and of course we indulge at Local food. I am so full, I forgot to take some granola treat and soya milk. Haha! 

Overall, we truly enjoyed our stay. Hey! One more thing. We push our luck if we can make an early check-in by 7am through SPG website and when we reached the Element Kuala Lumpur by 8am, our room is there waiting for us. Satisfied and happy couple here! 

Thanks Element Kuala Lumpur! Thanks to all smiling staff! We love you!

Element Kuala Lumpur - Luxury Studio & Suites
(A) Ilham Tower, 8 Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur, 50450, Malaysia 
(T) 603 2771 3388   

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sabio By The Sea at Quayside Isle (Sentosa Island)

ABBEY: After a heavy brunch at Miska, we went to Sabio by the Sea (still at Quayside Isle) for coffee and their famous dessert; Salty Butter Caramel Lava Cake.. 

I got a cappucino. The taste is not that strong but creamy. I enjoyed the dessert specially when the filling flowed down like lava after the cut. The caramel was not too sweet which is ok for me and it really went well with the ice cream.

Sabio by the Sea at Quayside Isle - Menu 
Sabio by the Sea at Quayside Isle - MEnu

WILL: We walked down the Quayside Isle on intention to make some spaces for our dessert. Yes! I won’t waste my time and $2 bus fee not to try the well known house signature dessert of Sabio by the Sea... the Pastel de Mantequilla Salada Carmelo de Lava or Salty Butter Caramel Lava Cake. 

All is offering Chocolate Lava so, this is a new thing to explore to. 

We partnered the Caramel Lava Cake with hot drinks. Tea for me, coffee for Abbey! Gosh! On instant, it was written in my fave list. Haha! 

Go on take your date here at Quayside Isle. You will never forget the experience.

Sabio by the Sea @ Quayside Isle
(H)  3–10PM
(A) 31 Ocean Way, #01-02 Quayside Isle (Sentosa)
(T) 6690 7568