Bangsar

Rhombus Bangsar – Luxurious defined

Was at Bangsar late Thursday evening for a viewing with a British expat. This time, it was the Rhombus, Bangsar. For those who are not familiar with this development, it is actually located along Jalan Penaga next to The Cascadium. It is one of Benéton Properties’ pride in Bangsar after their well received ‘Bangsar Peak’.

Do take a look: http://rhombusbangsar.com/

The building is one of the most contemporary and stylish ones you’ll see around the area. It is nothing short of looking imposing and the dark themed architecture made it looked almost like a modernised version of Barad-dûr tower from LotR : The Two Towers. The sharp and planate feature of the building also did enough to distinguish itself from the rest of the condominiums around it.

There are 25 units across 13 storeys. Yes, a PH on the 13th for the big boss. Rhombus is not one of those typical condominiums around Klang Valley where you can have multiple owners from the units. This is a not-for-sale establishment and the to-let can only be managed through Benéton Properties themselves. The rental starts at RM17,000 and goes up according to the level. Most of the units offer 180 degrees of KL view and it’s remarkably close to BSC (Bangsar Shopping Complex). A very good location for expats indeed.

Myself and the tenant were particularly impressed with the workmanship of the building and its finishing from each of the units we managed to view.  The lower level units are fitted with a more light-colored theme fittings and cabinets whereas the higher ones are with darker themed furnishing.  It also comes with an extra huge balcony, probably 10′ X 20′?. And oh, my tenant preferred the lower units.

She and the hubby would be back again soon to finalise the rental as they need to make an urgent trip back to the UK this weekend. Well, we will arrange the necessary and when they are back, we will be ready to conclude another rental for a satisfied tenant!

On a quick note, Rhombus also won itself the 2013 Malaysia Institute of Architects Gold Award (Multiple Residential, High Rise) and the 2014 FIABCI Malaysia Property Award for Building of the Year (Residential, High Rise).

 

While waiting for client… @ Lorem Ipsum Bangsar

Came out early today and while waiting for the client, dropped by the somewhat reclusive cafe for a drink and update my listing. Lorem Ipsum is located around the shop lots in Jalan Bangkung Bangsar.

This is just the perfect place to set up your work machines and drift away doing your work. It’s quiet and the coffee is comparable to those of higher statures. If it’s a rainy day today, it’ll be perfect! Haha.

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The market is a little slow nowadays but there are some prospects looking to buy too if you searched for them hard enough. There will be down times but just like what the boss said, – Good times is good for us. Bad times are also good for us.

So, just wind down and do what we’re supposed to do and keep positive. When you’re above everyone else, you will prevail. Cheers!


Please feel free to hop to the following review website for more info:

http://eatdrinkkl.blogspot.my/2014/12/lorem-ipsum-bangkung-bangsar.html

Wife of the year birthday and Tous Les Jours

It’s that time of year again recognizing my personal Wife of the Year 2016. Yes, that’s my wife, Caroline! Happy birthday, sweetheart! Without you by my side, things would’ve gotten a whole lot tougher and a lesser sense of perspective. Thank you for all your patience and forgiveness when I’m at my most ugly and messy self. You provided me enough space and time to recalibrate myself and look at things more positively. So, thought the White Chocolate Forest butter cake from Tous Le Jours would fit nicely to this theme. (“,)
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Since we’re about the bakery, let’s give it a spin about the cake experience. Fist thing first, this is not a French-based bakery. It’s Korean, heh.  I’ve bought a few pastries here not too long ago, from Tous Le Jours Bangsar. But this time, I want to give its cake a try. The pastries were delicious, though. Went there to order a Heart Shaped Strawberry Cream Cake on Wednesday but unfortunately, I was told it is no longer on the menu. So sad and disappointed. Hence, the White Chocolate Forest then. At least it fits the theme! *chuckle*

The cake is too sweet for our liking. The butter and cream sponge cake core is nice, though, topped with the white chocolate shavings. If it was 30% less sweet, it would be perfect! And personally, the overall presentation of the cake and it’s box + cutlery/candles were pretty average. 20161111_205718

I picked it up late Friday afternoon after lunch with the team in Subang earlier. Since it’s still raining when I reached Bangsar, I stopped by TLJ for a flat white and update my listing before leaving with the cake.

There, Happy Birthday to my lovely and wonderful wife. May you be blessed with good health and wealth and stay happy!. Cheers! Tomorrow “Trolls” movie date on me!

Jaslyn Cakes and Sausage & Ribs Shack for Mummy’s birthday

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It’s mum’s birthday and this time, we tried out Jaslyn Cakes @ Jalan Telawi 2. We ordered a 6″ Carrot Cake this round over the favorite –  Chocolate Peanut Butter. The shop sits right along the Telawi 2 where Mikey’s Pizza and La Bodega is most noticeable. This is a small little shop right i the middle and it smells like heaven when you got in! The cakes, tarts, pastries, and cookies are made fresh with the best ingredients. Chek the shop’s details at the bottom.

Going for a simple dinner, we decided to have it at Sausage & Ribs Shack in Taman Midah. The place is packed come 7pm and we had to be there at 6:30 to ‘save’ our reservation. The shop is very cozy and set up like a tiny home. We had to take off our shoes to go in. And there’s a bookshelf filled with varieties of books for those who want to indulge themselves in a little reading before the food arrives.

We ordered the homemade sausage sampler, handmade fettuccine with bacon & mushroom, U.S styled honey ribs, pork collar with peach dressing and a thin crusted bacon pizza! The meat was superb and the preparation was also as good as those top end outlets around KL. The price was also on the affordable side. We will be back for another round soon. The shop details at the bottom.

After a sumptuous meal, we headed home for the cake! That capped another birthday for Mummy. Wishing her all the best in health and happy always. Love you from all of us!


Jaslyn Cakes

Address: 7A, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-2202 2868

Sausage & Ribs Shack

Address: 9, Jalan 2/105, Taman Midah, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-9174 3866

A relaxing Sunday with a viewing

It’s almost 4pm and I’m at Bangsar with a viewing. Well, to assist a viewing to be fair. It’s a 12 years old project. The condominium looked as new as it was 12 years ago but with a slightly matured scent. The moment we stepped in the compound, we were greeted by the sound of the pool and artificial water-landscaping. The family liked the place and is not seriously considering the unit. They should not wait as the recent 2017 budget did amend the stamp duty on instruments of transfer  from 3% to 4%. This should weigh well in their decisions to make an offer now before the turn of the new year. Finger crossed for you Ray!.