Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Night Life in Shah Alm

Assalam...

Tonight I followed MrHubby for his routine medication pick-up at the clinic. Since it was still early, we decided to take a slow drive into Shah Alam City Center which is only about 10 minutes from our house.

When we first moved to Shah Alam back in 1995, the night life in Shah Alam used to be very quiet. The heart of Shah Alam is a very peaceful place to stay. Shah Alam is known as a well planned city. No exhaustive night entertainment, no karaoke, no movie theater and no massage parlor. So peaceful.

Driving into the city center few nights ago, we encountered few food trucks parked at the parking space of Anggerik Mall. That is our goal for tonight. To pay a visit to the food trucks. To see what are selling.

There are about 7 or 8 fooodtrucks selling food and beverages. You can find variety of noodles, rice, burgers, coffee, burritos and pasta from th trucks. Our ultimate is to try the coffee. We bought 2 iced coffee latte for a RM6 each. It was a large glass, that we decided if we come again, we had to share a glass. The coffee is tasty. Somewhat equivalent to those expensive coffees from the boutique cafes. We might try another again.

Sitting and only having a drink will seem awkward.. therefore we decided to get a bowl of 'mee jawa' for RM5 a bowl. The amount was just enough for a night dish... and the taste is also good. We might come back ....

Next we drove to Dataran Kemerdekaan Shah Alam. The road to Dataran is closed on weekends to cater for a heavy crowd. You can see families with their young children spending their time together on the field nearby. Some are having a picnic, some are playing freesbie, badminton, kites too. And .... there are children playing and maneuvering the roller blades too. There are also cars parked along the road side, each opening their trunk offering many goods for trades. There are rice, sengkuang calit, and drinks as well. It was really a lively event. Very interesting. As 'oldies'... we did not join the crowd but enjoy observing them from a moving car as we drove slowly near the area.

As tonight is not the weekend, there are not many cars and the road was not closed either. We were able to drive next to the parked cars to see what they are selling...and tonight our ultimate is to have a taste of the 'sengkuang calit'. Sengkuang calit brought back the school time memories where we used to see people selling the sengkuang calit just outside the school compound. For a RM2 per piece we enjoyed the sengkuang. Alhamdulillah.

Approaching the golden age, its fun doing unfamiliar things together. Things that we never get to do before as we are too busy raising the children. Thank you Allah for this wonderful life.

Wassalam.

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