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Melaka is another state down south is famous for some street food. There is one particular dish which is very famous is Satay Celup in Melaka. It is one of the food that must have. There area few stalls, and Capitol Satay in Melaka is one of the most famous one. Be prepare to queue for at least 1 hour for normal days and if it is long weekend, it could be from 2-4 hours.

This place is only 5 minutes walk from the famous Jonker Street.

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This is my third visit to this stall over past 3 years. It is average about once a year, which is also the longest queue for me by far. I was luck to visit this place during my working trip on weekdays and it takes less than 30 mins to get a seating.  As the picture above, it is on weekend and I reach at 5.30pm. Waited for about 40 minutes for a table.

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Like any other best satay celup in Melaka, you are free to pick any ingredient from the fridge. It is all calculated base on the sticks that you have. Also each stick are painted different colour to indicate the pricing.

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The bread is amahzing. Do grab a plate of it. The rest is up to your liking. It is rather simple for a squence over here. Grab a tray, pick the item/skewers that you like and put it on your tray. You can come back multiple times till you are fully fed.

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For every famous satay celup in Melaka, they got their own secret recipe. For this outlet is their peanut and the last can on the right. That’s their secret mix of spicies powder.

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The will mix a large bowl of the spices and peanut and pour it into the mini pot right infront of you. Do note that on and off there will be some one coming to your table to stir on the pot. This is to prevent the peanut from sticking at the bottom.

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Lets dig in. each stick is from RM 1 onwards. So look at the price board next to the fridge. Average per pax here is about RM 15- RM 20 per head.

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Satay Celup is consider one of the Top 10 street food in Melaka that need to have if you are here. I second on that. However I find that the quality of this shop, the taste had changed. I felt that year 2018 and before, it taste much better. The fragrant of peanut, spices and others are more prominent.

Another that I used to go is Restaurant Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup. 

*NON-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10, One of my top Satay Celup! -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

location:
Restaurant Capitol Satay
41, Lorong Bukit Cina,
Bandar Hilir, 75100 Melaka

Operating Hours: 4pm – 1am

tel: 06-283 5508

During long weekend, if you head down to Melaka is gonna be like suicide. Not only you jam all the way in, but also queue for food too. Came back to this famous chicken rice shop in Melaka known as Chung Wah Chicken rice Ball. Well known that on long weekend, the queue can hit till Hard Rock Melaka main entrance. Do prep for an umbrella. chung wah chicken rice ball (1)

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What is so unique about this place? Well, is just that the rice had turn into round shape. Chicken is pretty normal and nothing to shout about.

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Soft and juicy yet soy sauce and sesame oil added is not too bad.

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The best party is not to miss out their homemade chili sauce. We order Half Chicken, and chicken gizzard. 

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Cant remember how much my friend paid for the bill.

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The queue in the pictures are normal weekend.

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Overall, it is a tourist area, and as you walk further down into Jonker Street in Melaka, you can find other similiar chicken rice shop too. Either you want to wait that long or lesser queue. Which would be your favourite Chicken Rice shop in Melaka?

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, ok ok la.-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball (Kedai Kopi Chung Wah)

18, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka

Operating Hours: 9am – 3pm (or till finish)

I was off to Alor Setar for Kedah Fashion Week 2019 and of course food hunting comes in the top priority list. Of course not to miss out this famous Chinese Nasi Lemak Ong at Alor Setar. To some KL folks here, you might know this brand in Pavilion as their second branch is located right at level 8, Pavilion Elite, is actually one of my favourite shop too.

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So to us, why is this called Nasi Lemak which it is so similiar to Nasi Kandar. I learn that it is actually their term of calling it. Nasi Lemak in Kedah = Nasi Kandar to us. Hence to me, there is this slight confusion when I see it.

Best of all, Nasi Lemak Ong is quite unique as I got curious and ask the owner himself, how he establish this business. It was just a pure passion of him, as he went to learn from his Indian friends on cooking curries 35 years ago. Since then Nasi Lemak Ong is born and over the years he improvise each of the curries.

I also found out that Nasi Lemak Ong at Pavilion is actually manage by his son. I did also ask him why the taste is different from here. He said sourcing of ingredients is different and more expensive compare to Alor Setar. Now I know why!

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I read up a few post that, we must come here early, or be prepare to queue. I was here at 11am for early brunch. The smell of curry aroma just poke through my nose and was salivating while taking the picture.

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I ask what is his signature, everything is his best. Depending what I like.

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Just look at the colour of the curries. Just loving it.

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so my usual, I pick Salted egg, Cuttlefish, Lamb and veggie @ RM 12. I think the price is decently price as got lamb and cuttlefish. Of course need to drench all mix curries to flood it.

Over here was given an option, spicy or non spicy. Of course will pick the mix of spicy. The mix gravy comes in 6 different types of gravy at the side.

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Love the curries, aromatic, punch with flavour of spices and the spicy is really spicy. I was eating till sweating and need to order another drink after that. Indeed it is quite different from Pavilion outlet as the original outlet of Nasi Lemak Ong on Kedah is definitely top notch.

For KL folks, my personal thought that we can enjoy it as it is about 85% quite similar to the original branch.

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Then uncle also share with me how many local coverage and international coverage he had gotten over the years. So if you are in Alor Setar, I think this is a must drop by as for Chinese Nasi Kandar or a recommended pit stop by me as this uncle pass with flying colours. Also the uncle serve this Pork Free as my Malay friends also can enjoy it. I am not too sure is there any others in the area and if there is do share with me.

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10, Lurve it, I like~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Restaurant Nasi Lemak Ong
24, Jalan Putra,
Bandar Alor Setar,
05100 Alor Setar, Kedah

Operating Hours : 10am – 3.30pm
(close Wednesday)

tel: 04-733 7895

I was in Seremban 2 years ago for a short food trip. Then ask around what are the must eat food for such a short period of time that does not need to travel far. Hence mostly recommended me these few places and now coming up with these top 6 food spot in Seremban.

My 4 hours turns out to be quite a food coma. Lets start off with Golden Triangle. Park your car in the middle so you can access to Location 1-3 in the list below.

They are all pretty nearby as starting my lunch with:

  1. Kau Kee Laksa

One of a classic Laksa place that is famous among these neighborhood where most of the locals will come here for their breakfast or lunch. Currently is operating by second generation and their quality remains pretty consistent.

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This price list was taken 2 years ago. Not too sure what is the current 2019 pricing.

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Seremban Laksa is quite different from Penang as I find this quite interesting. To me its like combination of Curry Laksa + Penang Curry mee. Quite good and o give it a try. Love the noodle texture.

Location:
林木街九记叻沙
23, Jalan Seng Meng Lee,
Taman Unian, 70200 Seremban

Operating Hours: 12pm – 5.30pm

Tel: 016-607 6070

2. Restaurant Yi Poh

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Just a stone throw away, just head to Yi Poh to check out their famous Lou Shi Fan and also their Hakka Mee. Most of the folks are here for the Lou shi Fan. Pack with both locals and food hunters around the region, regard as one of a must stop place if you are in Seremban.

Not your typical lou shi fan you get in Penang or KL as the noodle texture is longer, slightly chewy which is interesting and top with the dark soy sauce. I order fried Sui Kow as extra sides. Not too bad as the flavour is different too. Worth to give it a try.

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Location:
Restaurant Yi Poh
26A, Ground Floor,
Jalan Seng Meng Lee,
70200 Seremban

Operating Hours: 8am – 5pm

Tel: 06-763 2791

3. Kedai Siew Pau Asia

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After finish eating at Yi Poh, then just walk across the road to the famous Seremban Siew Pao place. Siew Pau Master is highly recommended by my friend as one of the better or best in Seremban. Be prepare to queue as the queue can get slightly crazy.

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They have breads too.

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Fresh and pippin hot Siew Pau. Crispy outside and soft inside. Top with dark soy sauce mince meat, not too salty yet fragrant. I quite like and best to eat fresh over there.

Location:
Siew Pau Master
368, Jalan Seng Meng Lee,
Taman Unian, 70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Operating Hours: Daily – 7.30am – 6pm

Tel: 06-763 2409

4. Restaurant Chai Hong (Diamond Chicken Rice)

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Few years back, I am not too sure if you guys remember that some tourist drop by this shop and his chicken rice bill was RM 500 or RM 1,000 and it went viral. I decided to drop by to check them out too. Restaurant Chai Hong is famous for their expensive chicken rice, even got a nickname among the locals – Diamond Chicken Rice.

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I am curious what is so special to make them so famous. Apparently, their chicken rice style is exactly like Penang Hainaese Chicken Rice which you can easily get, and certainly believe the owner are from Penang too as their Hokkien slang is like mine.

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No doubt that their chicken rice is good. Fragrant rice with hint of mild ginger, chicken cook to perfection, drench with sesame and soy sauce to make it oily and fragrant. Chili is good too.

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Beside that, do have patience while waiting for your chicken rice.Alot diners that drop by to make take away.  They have the typical Penang Hawker attitude too. Will got scolded if you chase them.

Location:
Restoran Chai Hong Chicken Rice
No.50, Jalan Kapitan Tam Yeong
70000, Seremban.

GPS Coordinates: N2 43.759 E101 56.345

operating Hours: 12pm – 5.30pm

Tel: 06-762 4357

5. Quinn (Seremban Beef Noodle)

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On The way heading back out and I am stuff with food. Final 2 stop which is Quinn Seremban Noodle which is famous. There are a few and was introduce to this one.

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their soup base is slightly midler than what we have in KL and not too bad. Their beef balls is a must order. Love the texture and it is bouncy.

I find that the signature of this shop is their dry beef noodle..  Not your average beef noodle that I have had so far. It is drench with their special house gravy, salted veggie, sweet sauce, peanuts, sesame seed. The noodle they use is the silky like Lou See Fan.

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A unique combination of flavour that burst in your mouth. Not my usual taste that I am used too but it is a great flavour combination. Worth to give it a try

Location:
Quinn Restaurant
108 Jalan Toman 6, Kemayan Square,
70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
(near KPJ Seremban Specialist Hospital)

Operating Hours: 10.30am – 5.30pm

Tel: 012-269 9836

6. Bro’s Cafe

Final stop before heading back to KL is to stop by at Bro Cafe. A newly establish Korean Cafe in Seremban 2 that making its Hype at that time.

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Love their coffee as it is mild acidic, quite a typical Korean cafe which is done well. Their bingsu is a bomb. Easily beat many Bingsu cafe we have in KL. Smooth, fragrant with macha. This is Green Tea Bingsu.

Location:
Bros Cafe
No. 297, Jalan S2 B13,
Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2,
70300 Seremban

Tel: +606- 6014880

Operating Hours: 10am – 9pm

Drive pass by this place on the highway couples of times few years back when it was under construction. More surprising to me is that a theme park in Ipoh? Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) at Ipoh started operating since June 2017.

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When it mention Animation park, I certainly do have expectation in it and it is the first in Malaysia. At least it is something different that tons of water park we have in Malaysia.

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It was our company trip and visited this place during Early December and if I remember correctly, the ticket was price at RM 50 for full day entrance.

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Remember, do not bring in any food and drinks from outside as it will be thrown away at the check points. Some reasons given by the customer is quite funny. This snacks is for my son about 2 years old. (but it looks like at least 800 gram – more like for family)

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then have to walk across the bridge to reach the main entrance of the park.

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the rain cover area on the left is also funny. Does not connect you till to the main arena. If it rains heavy, you are expected to run across.

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The first bad point for the park. I was looking around for Maps of the theme park. I cant find any pockets, standee or souvenir shop that has it and have to walk all the way back to Customer Service to look for one. Then was told I could only take one piece as they have limited quantity. I said I have big group with at least 14 pax. Still insisted to give only one. No comment! Common, you are operating on Peak season with SCHOOL HOLIDAY!

Second bad point. Doesnt have map standee on the park to show or point where you are at the moment. At least we can take a picture on the board and use our phone to navigate it around. At least a barcode to scan a PDF copy or a place to tell us where to get the map digitally. Oh well, Malaysian made things. cant complain much.

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So all of us just walk as it goes. Turn left it is to reach this area.

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After we finish rides over here, then we walk to another section.

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the Smurfs theater. We do not know it has timing and was lucky to join in as the last line.

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One of the animation area with interaction.

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the Smurfs Partyland is more like for kids area.

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Boboiboy Cattus Coaster not ready. Dissapointed.

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This ride does not have any guideline. Everyone have to figure out after a while.

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Best of all, this ride does not have a name yet.

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out for maintenance.

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After the other section, we were again lucky to see so many people queuing and was in time to try out these section before close out for next timing which is 2-3 hours later if I am not mistaken. The 4d Adventure Theater is the most impressive by far. Should not miss this part.

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Animation and experience are spot on!

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this section mention with a small sign 3pm. We have to give it a pass as we have to leave to Ipoh town.

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this section is more for kids.

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I think this park is meant for local peeps, as it was suppose to be a Dreamworks Animation park. However the deal collapse. Anyway, I felt that the park will have challenging moments ahead.

  1. To take 2 hours journey to Ipoh for this, I would call it a crap!
  2. The park is not yet ready where there are alot of things are amiss, a simple thing which is map
  3. Some food stands are not in operational
  4. No timing written outside (such as show for today/next show) on the TIME OPERATIONAL Theater

Price for both Adults and kids : RM 70 each. Park is rather small and more for kids. With expectation of it is an animation park, I only saw 2 which animation such as The Smurfs and 4D theater. This park is more suitable for kids. Adults, do not expect anything.

To come here will be at your own discretion. As I find that, the likes of Sunway Lagoon, Legoland or Genting Theme Park will easily outshine this.

Location:
MAPS Animation Ipoh
Persiaran Meru Raya 3,
Bandar Meru Raya 3,
30020 Ipoh

Operating Hours:
SUNDAY – FRIDAY : 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

SATURDAY, PUBLIC HOLIDAY & SCHOOL HOLIDAY
10:00 am – 10:00 pm

(WE ARE CLOSED EVERY WEDNESDAY EXCEPT SCHOOL & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS)

Beauty In The Pot 美滋锅 at Sky Avenue Genting Highland is making a huge buzz all over the online portals that you can get. Most of the people would purposely travel up to Genting to enjoy this hotpot. Under the cold weather up there and eating hotpot is the most perfect combination.

Only then I realize that this shop is operating under Paradise Group of Restaurants, This hotpot is slightly different from others as they brand themselves as collagen hotpot, where they add in premium ingredients in it to enrich the soup.

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Little did I know that they queue is kinda crazy. I reach at 8pm and my number I got in line is another 53 pax in line. Bare in mind that the calculation goes by every 90 minutes per session table. Therefore average waiting time is that. Hence average wait is about 2 hours with least with 50 pax in front of me.

Good note is that the front desk will give you a call when your table is ready. Hence you can stroll and walk around everywhere. But do remember to pick up your call, if not your table will be given to the next patron in line.

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While waiting in line and you have kids,  they have kids play area for them to run around.

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While the assign waiter/waitress for your table, they will make sure your soup is being ordered first and drinks arrive soon.

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Order their Signature Pot tea which I would recommend and it is good. Fragrant and unique yet refillable. Another is house plum juice which is also free flow refill.

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Love the ambiance of the place as it is with pink sakura theme.

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Like most of the China hotpot place, sauces are additional charges and it is at RM 6.80 including fruits. Not too sure how to mix? they have a board on top with guided condiments for you to mix.

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There are types of 6 Broth/Soup available for you to choose.  :
1. Beauty Collagen 胶原蛋白养颜美容锅
2. Vitamin C Tomato Sweet Corn 维他命C番茄玉米锅
3. Herbal Drunken Chicken 养生药膳醉鸡锅
4. Cooling Coconut 清凉解热雪耳椰子锅
5. Spicy Nourishing “Malat” 滋补养身香辣锅
6. Longevity Long Pine Mushroom 长生抗癌松茸野菌锅

You get to choose your soup base from Quart to half or whole single flavour pot. (RM10.00 onward per quart RM60.00+)  as I order mine is Half / Whole @ RM32.00

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We pick Spicy Nourishing Malat” 滋补养身香辣锅 is a must have for me then another choice is Beauty Collagen 胶原蛋白养颜美容锅. Find that the soup are quite interesting and it is quite thick in flavour. Especially Beauty Collagen. Indeed it is thick broth and as it is cooked longer, it become thicker and saltier.

Spicy soup is not that spicy as like the one from China, but decent enough for the weather up here and good to those who cant really take spicy.

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I thought I could find the menu online I guess it is a bit hard now. Some of the ingredients we order are, signature mix home made balls.

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Lamb slices and beef slices (Small) estimated RM 25 each

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Still prefer my own special mix sauces that had been thought previously by a China guy.

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My beef slices which is quite long in a small roll.

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At the end of the meal, we are served with Yuzu Ice Blended for digestion.

There’s also a 20% discount from 10.30pm onward, limited to food ingredients only, and excludes soup base, condiments and drinks. (only available from Monday to Thursday)

Overall, for a hotpot such as this and impress with their service. Only pity all the floor staff there as they have to bow 90 degree on each servings finish. Their back must be very strong! A place can explore up there if you are craving for hotpot. I think they are the only restaurant that have outdoor seating area.

As on the way down from Genting, I already gotten very thirsty and have to stop by at the rest area to get a bottle of water. Either it is the effect of MSG or the saltiness of it.

Expect to pay RM 100 – RM 120 per head easily and depending what you are ordering.

*Non-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, not bad for a pot in Genting !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Beauty In The Pot
Level 5 Rooftop, Sky Avenue Rooftop,
Genting Highlands 69000, Pahang, Malaysia.
(above Power Plant)

Phone: 03-6101 1392

Opening Hours: 12pm – 2am Daily.

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