Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Pavillion of the Golden Datins

Last Sunday I went to Pavillion which is the latest shopping mall to grace the KL shopping scene. It is located in between two of the busiest shopping streets, Jalan Raja Chulan and Jalan Bukit Bintang.

The building was definitely designed to impress with its chic and elegant architecture.

The mall had just had its soft opening the day before, so the whole main reception area was flooded with flowers.

They were very lovely orchids and I couldn't resist taking quite a few macro shots of the bouquets on display, much to the amusement of the shoppers and the pakcik security standing by the entrance.

It was rather empty inside the morning I was there, either because of the extensively wide corridors and courtyards, or it really was that empty.

Parkson also has a really swanky outlet here. But don't expect to find all those 'chapalang' brands here. Its all high fashion and ultra chic merchandise on display (read: Datin haven).

There were shops that looked really attractive and 'branded' but for the life of me, I couldn't figure out what they sold.

This takes the cake for best window display. Simple yet elegant. Or maybe it's because I haven't had duck in quite a while.....

There's seven floors of shopping to be had here, but my favourite part of the mall has got to be the balconies that open into the central square... five floors below. What a view!

Apparently there was a fashion show going on that day. However, whatever they were showcasing, I couldn't really tell. Was it couture? Timepieces? Jewelry?

There were quite a few outlets either still under renovation or not yet taken up. Hmmm... wonder how much will it cost to set up a dental practice here.....

Later that evening, we went out for a stroll along the outer compounds, trying to search for our beloved Tun's bakery.

Well, we didn't get to see the bakery (still under construction) nor the Tun (also under construction but at the hospital), but we did meet another VIP - our Minister of Education, Dato' Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, who kindly agreed to pose for a picture with us.

And this is the 'mamat' who helped me take the pic above. ;)

There was also a cultural procession outside to celebrate the Chinese Lantern festival. There were hundreds of young children and their parents walking around with their colourful lanterns. Ah... brings back memories....

We went back in to get something to munch.... unfortunately the restaurants and eateries were far too erm.. elegant looking and we got intimidated.

So we decided to head back home... only to find our parking fee for a day's parking come up to RM21.50!!! Apparently if you come in after 7pm, you will have to pay a flat fee of RM10 even if for just an hour. This is even more expensive than KLIA. Parkers beware!


OiNK!! said...

Did you get to see the location of True Fitness ??

Amazonman said...

Erm... erm....they did have a booth out front.....