First up, happy birthday to the mister!
In case you missed it, read Day 1 of our KL trip here:
We had brekkie of a German egg tart, Siew Pau and mini kaya puff per person that I bought from Miki Bakery that came pretty highly rated to try. Overall, not bad though you may wanna skip the puff. The German egg tart was good!
Didn’t expect it, but we decided to take a grab up to Genting as the price was quite fair (Singapore standard) for the long grab ride and reasonable in our opinion so we booked one for 75 MYR (S$25) and it was a very worth it option as our grab driver drove us up smoothly within an hour from our hotel. No need for the ride to KL Sentral, taking the coach ride to Awana, and then a cable car – I would highly recommend taking a grab instead.
Also yes, if you can’t tell, I totally concussed on the grab ride up lol!
And here we were, back at Genting after a mere 6 months or so since our last trip in September with the office wife and her hubs. It was because of this reason that I didn’t book a trip to Genting instead and based ourselves in KL.. more expensive but I don’t like to revisit a place that I’ve been so recently.
Most importantly, we were here for one reason and one reason only – the One Piece “The Great Era of Piracy” Exhibition Asia Tour where their second pit stop was at SkyAvenue in Genting as part of the Asia tour. Don’t be surprised if their next visit is Singapore/Thailand/Vietnam/Philippines but that’s okay cos I really wanted to bring the mister here for his actual birthday 🙂
I bought tickets off Klook and they aren’t the cheapest at S$33 or so per pax (for foreigners), however it’s worth it for the experience and for One Piece fans like the mister.
Won’t spoil the experience too much beyond a spam of photos of our visit below – prepare to download the app in advance if possible, optional but recommended in order to enjoy the full elements + stand a chance to get a free poster if you hit a certain requirement for the games played.
Beyond those interactive elements on the mobile app, there are also plenty of photo opportunities all around with your favourite characters as you wander room by room/world by world of what Luffy and his straw hat crew has completed. It follows closely more to the anime rather than the manga which is faster so FYI for reference.
Without a doubt, this is a great exhibition to visit for any One Piece fan like the mister as he thoroughly enjoyed it very much and that made me happy to see the birthday boy enjoy himself 🙂 It was all worth it!
Before heading down, we had a lighbt lunch at Din Tai Fung, his fave pork chop egg fried rice and xiaolongbao – a little hard to go wrong with 🙂 And then popped by Family Mart for a sorfuto (recommended!) before we hopped onto another grab down to KL. This round, we paid 60 MYR instead because we stopped at KLCC rather than at our hotel.
Ironically, what we did at KLCC in the end was to just pick up some groceries before grabbing back to our hotel for a mere 10 MYR. It’s cheap to grab here so why not? This saves alot of time and effort, especially the former which is super important!
For dinner plans, I went ahead to make reservations in advance at one of KL’s top rated steakhouse, Marble 8 Steakhouse located at Tower 3 of KLCC.
To get here, you’ll need to drop off at Tower 3, head up to the Sky Lobby before taking a short walk to the other lift lobby to head up to Level 56 where Marble 8 is located. Not to worry, you’ll be directed by their staff so you won’t get lost. Expect luggage / bag checks btw!
Offering a view of the gorgeous twin towers, I was delighted to find that they made the necessary arrangements from the good view to the complimentary flower petal + candle arrangements to make everything romantic. Of course, we also dressed up for this occasion naturally 🙂
Most fine dining places will offer complimentary bread and we were happy to partake in their 3 options that were quite delicious. Also, they offer a complimentary Wagyu slider as well so do take note 🙂
For our actual meals, we ordered a Grade 7 Wagyu dry aged ribeye (300g), Wagyu Bolognese as well as 3 different sides of truffle fries, onion rings and Portobello mushrooms – perfect for sharing and trying out a variety of food options and sides.
Again, the price was not cheap. It’s actually rather steep by Malaysia pricing as the cost was almost/equivalent to Singapore. However, you’re of course paying for the ambiance, view and the whole package of being at the steakhouse to be at in KL for sure :p
Total cost for this meal? 580 MYR (approx S$180) for the above with no drinks and desserts in order to keep the cost low. Yeah definitely on par with Singapore’s fine dining options for sure.
However, it was worth every penny knowing that the mister enjoyed his meal of his favourite Wagyu meat, onions rings and more. They also nicely topped it off with a complimentary birthday dessert of Madeleines and two pieces of chocolate alongside a birthday candle and wordings so that was really sweet = props to them for the extra service that we appreciate.
Overall, I’m really glad that today turned out great. Everything went smoothly, and things went for the better instead of worst thanks to the grab rides and all that and I think that it was a successful birthday trip all in all for the mister.
What do y’all think? :p
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