Monday, June 25, 2012

Kemensah Waterfall

If you are in the vicinity of Ampang, do drop by Kemensah Waterfall located in Kampung Kemensah, Hulu Kelang. Kemensah Waterfall is located in the Ampang Jaya Forest Reserve. Getting here is easy, you need to look for Zoo Negara. Or if you are on the MRR2 from Cheras or Ampang, just go straight until you see Taman Melawati (landmark; Shell petrol station and a flyover heading to Gombak. Take the exit and make a U-turn. Keep left and take the exit to Zoo Negara (there's big signboard you cannot miss). Take the main road beside the zoo before reaching Kampung Kemensah. Just take a drive further up and look for chalets on your left. If you go further up, it’ll lead you to ATV Adventure Park and further up to a  dead end where Institut Budaya Baru Melayu Selangor is situated. 

If you need a day use chalet, you can rent it at RM40. The chalets here are purely kampung style, very basic and toilet is few steps away on sharing basis. There’s no restaurant here, so bring some food and drinks.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Det Station

Here is a place to eat for night owls. Det Station opens from 5pm to 2.30am. They serve nasi lemak, char kuey teow and burgers. The cafe is painted green inside out, a color that you cannot miss.

Located at Jalan Avenue 3, Avenue Ampang, Ampang Campuran. View map here -->

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Long-tailed macaque spotted in Bukit Ampang

Long-tailed macaque or Macaca fascicularis (Kera in Malay language) has been spotted in Bukit Ampang. This and other macaque species are known generically as kera, possibly because of the high-pitched alarm calls they give when in danger ("krra! krra!").

It is also often referred to as the long-tailed macaque because its tail is usually about the same length as its body and because its long tail distinguishes it from most other macaques. The species is also commonly known as the crab-eating macaque because they are often seen foraging beaches for crabs.

Sometimes a group of them seem foraging the nearby neighbourhood looking for food.

Source about macaque: | Picture: Emila Yusof

Bukit Ampang

Where is the best place to view sunset view of KL? The answer is Bukit Ampang. Previously, you can have this view from the Ampang Lookout Point but sadly the place has been closed down for a reason.

Translation: Notice of Closure of Ampang Lookout Point. This area has been sealed with immediate effect. Violators will be prosecuted. Majlis Perbandaran Kajang (MPKj)

Until the place is open to public, you can have enjoy the beautiful Kuala Lumpur cityline landscape few metres away before the Lookout Point. You can have your teh tarik with maggi goreng, char kuey teow, etc from a group of small mobile food stalls located at the junction that leads to Taman Mulia Jaya, Ampang. Do drop by the place and check out the view yourself. It's breathtaking.

You can get here by car and taxi only. There is no bus service. Here is the map:

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Welcome to Ampang

Ampang is a suburb of Kuala Lumpur located in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. It is the fifth largest town or city in Malaysia after Subang Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Klang and Johor Bahru. It borders a district within Kuala Lumpur also known as Ampang. Situated to the east of Kuala Lumpur, Ampang is easily accessible from Jalan Tun Razak or Jalan Ulu Kelang from the Hulu Klang or Setapak areas. It is also accessible from Cheras through Jalan Shamelin, from Jalan Tun Razak through Jalan Kampung Pandan via Taman Cempaka, from Kampung Pandan through Jalan Kampung Pandan Dalam via Taman Nirwana, from MRR2 via Pandan Indah & Taman Kencana and from Hulu Langat town through the mountain pass.

The oldest neighbourhoods are Ampang New Village, Ampang Town, Ampang Malay Village, Bandar Baru Ampang, Taman Dagang and the Dato' Ahmad Razali Flats. Other major neighbourhoods in Ampang are Ampang Indah, Ampang Mewah, Ampang Permai, Ampang Tasik, Ampang Jaya, Lembah Jaya, Taman Dagang, Taman Ampang Indah, Kampung Ampang Indah, Taman Dagang Jaya, Taman Cahaya, Taman Cempaka, Taman Kosas, Taman Rasmi Jaya, Taman Bukit Indah, Taman Kesuma, Pandan Jaya and Pandan Indah and Taman Tun Abdul Razak (Taman TAR). Taman TAR is one of the most expensive residential areas in the country. Ampang is administered by the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ).

Ampang area is divided into 5 zones namely Hulu Kelang, Bukit Antarabangsa, Lembah Jaya, Cempaka and Teratai.

In this blog, we will blog about interesting places in Ampang.