Saturday, August 30, 2014

Kuala Lumpur Vintage Festival & Dinner at Restaurant Wong Ah Wah

Happy Saturday, beautifuls! I visited the KLVF 2014 on Thursday evening and I've taken some pictures of the festival which you'll see in just a sec. Quite sad I had to go on a Thursday, which is their first day, plus around the closing time because there really wasn't much left to see and most vendors have left early because of the non-existent crowd. The KLVF is held in Stadium Merdeka from the 28 August to 1 September, 10am to 10pm, so vintage lovers, you know what to do.

I kinda wish that I'll be able to drop by again on the 1st of September, but it would be a public holiday and I really dread crowds, so yea, life, can't have everything you want right?

I have an obsession with typewriters, understandable because I write for a living (on my laptop though). I never owned one, and I only got to actually test one out that day at the festival. It was AMAZING. I didn't get one on the spot but I will, eventually, just taking my sweet time doing some research on typewriters at the moment. FYI, this is a booth by @solidstateretro, they specialise in selling, repairing, and servicing typewriters, and some other vintage goods like radios, cameras and etc, they also have a shop in Amcorp mall that opens every Sunday only.

So cute, I can't deal. It's in the prettiest shade of baby pink!

Very old school, but quite creepy if you think about it.

That doll though. 
Was there at around 8pm, which made it all even eerier than it already is.

That pretty much sums up my experience in KLVF. I heard there were pretty good food vendors last year, but I didn't see any this time around, maybe because I went over too late, so if you're ever planning on going, try day time. There are many vendors that sells vintage-inspired and actual secondhand clothing, bags, and shoes like used Birkenstocks, which kinda gross me out. I didn't purchase anything, but overall, it's a great experience with friends to reminisce the golden days.

After about an hour and a half at the festival, we left and hopped on over to Restaurant Wong Ah Wah at Jalan Alor for dinner. It was my very first time dining there, which I'm quite ashamed of because I've been staying in Malaysia for 15 years, but being me who hates the traffic and crowd in the KL city centre, I have a legit fear for this area. And the reason I made it there that night is because Guy offered to drive, and he really knows his way around basically anywhere (a talent he is born with), so I just sat in the car and let him lead me. Turns out, I loved the food at W.A.W and can't wait to be back at Jalan Alor to discover all the other foods they have to offer.

Xiu Yok Mee

Salted Egg Yolk Calamari

BBQ Chicken Wings

Happy National Day, Malaysia!

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