Friday 8 April 2022

LaLaPort BBCC, strolling around Muzium Negara & 🍨😋 Matcha Eight | CNY 2022


Hello! This is yet another video I have procrastinated on since January!😅 It was at the height of the CNY festivities and so expect to see lion dances in this vid lol. As you might've noticed from the more frequent uploading, I am trying to get my backlogs out HAHAHA

This was from I was checking out LaLaPort Bukit Bintang City Center (BBCC) just a day after their official opening. It houses some of the newest brands from Japan namely Nitori, Nojima, Coo&Riku and Matcha Eight. Soon DonDonDonki too will be an addition to this mall. 

So that very day some roads and trains in KL we're closed (due to some protest) so I thought it was a good idea to take a walk from Muzium Negara. Oklah, I didn't plan to go but then that day I refuse to stay home hahahaha. BTW I gave up halfway and Grab my way there because I wore a wrong pair of sandals instead of sport shoes FML and so they were cutting into my legs ouch! I also lost sense of direction IDK why even though I've stayed in KL for almost a decade... 

FYI if you're getting there, the best way is to alight at Hang Tuah Monorail. You will find there is indoor path that connects directly to the mall.

While I'm all super excited because Nitori and Coo&Riku, I'm one of the many people who thinks KL has more than enough malls and need more greeneries. The rooftop garden is an amazing idea but really, it's mostly landscaping grass. Real ones because I can see yellow patches of dying grass from people stepping over it or they just don't get watered enough.

KL is still far from being the green city like Singapore. But then so's our level of urban planning because flash floods are still happening *roll eyes* Misplaced priorities *roll eyes again*

I digress. I didn't share my haul but I returned to get some stuff from Nitori _one of them the N-Cool bed topper which is a haul I super duper like! Now my bed is more sexy than ever and it feels really cool on the several days in a year where it is so much hotter in Malaysia. I'm thinking of getting a N-Cool chair cushion for my office chair because butt feels hot from sitting too long sometimes haha.

I find that Aeon also carries a similar range of products which they have been carrying in their stores before Nitori but not as overly promoted as Nitori's. The price range is somewhat similar though Nitori offers three range from cool to super cool. If I remember correctly, Nitori offer a wider range of N-cool products to even children/pets fabric and toys.

Unfortunately though, Nitori isn't so well-stocked. I was there on the 2nd day of opening and a month later but find that both times a lot of items are already out of stock. I asked the staff and was told that some takes 2-3 months before they will be available again. Also this was stated on Nitori's website *shrugs*

That said, loving the LaLaPort vibe and I'm still looking forward to go there and try the cafes and stalls in the food court/food street/food hall. Seems like it will be quite a place to dine once more shops are open.

ps, while I was at LaLaPort, I chanced upon the YouTuber by the channel Toshio Watanabe who was also there (his third day apparently) to take vid for his channel. We took some photos but since I didn't ask his permission, I'm not sharing it here hahaha. Shall keep his identity a secret LOL

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