Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

It's great to know that my fave act, URB Band has been back in Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur for another 6 months since early Oct. They have been playing at the Lobby Lounge every 6 months, alternating between Shang KL and Shang China (and recently Shang Cebu) for the past 3 years. We have become regulars and the band members have become our friends, informing us when they are back in town.

With this recent holidays, we (CC, JC and I) decided to chill out in Shangri-La KL and catch them in action again. This time round, joining Marlou (keyboard, vocals) and Sarita (lead vocals) is a new member, Jan (also on lead vocals). They perform on a stage, a level above the bar area. It's quite a feat for the girls to sing and dance on such a small area. They have a very wide repertoire; covering English, Malay, Mandarin, Tagalog and Spanish songs. Sarita also dances very well and most of the time, leave the men in the audience breathless and/or their mouths open and drooling with her moves! The ladies will be envious and/or worried about their open-mouthed partners! Ha ha ha.....
Cheeky Sarita smiling for the camera!
We ordered an assortment of drinks and that night I decided to have Kawa, a mixture of coffee with kahlua and cream. It was quite potent! Hee hee....Nibbling away at the chips, we sat back and were entertained by URB, who plays about 4 sets each night (with short 15 minutes break in between) starting from 8.30pm till 12.30am. Note, go by 9pm to get good seats as the lobby lounge will usually be packed anytime later than that and you might end up sitting behind the pillars with no view of the band or not being able to get a table at all. We had reached there at about 8.55 pm that night and managed to get ourselves a nice spot.
By the way, after 8pm each night, the Lemon Garden Cafe in Shang gives a 50% discount off its pastries. Good stuff I must say.
They sell sweets too, cute marshmallows and lollipops. They even have giant lollipops, being sold at RM120 each (about USD35)! One can turn diabetic overnight with one of these! LOL...
Cute marshmallows! Too cute to eat actually...
This is one of my regular spots to hang out only when URB Band is in town. Nice place to unwind, catch up with friends or simply be entertained!

Music has been my playmate, my lover, and my crying towel. ~ Buffy Sainte-Marie

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

USD35 for a Whirly Pop candy???? OMG that is expensive! YOu can get one for $10 at Disneyland, and much cheaper elsewhere.

~*.*~ SaRiTa ~*.*~ said...

Hi wmw... thanks for the blog. It was great to see you guys again. Great blog. Aiyoh, yummy blog! I have a reason to blackmail you now! Har har har! Kidding lah! Take care!

~*.*~ SaRiTa ~*.*~ said...

Oh my god, I'm hooked with "Perfect" now. I was humming the tune when I woke up. Marl looked at me and asked what I was singing about. I said, I've got the Last Song Syndorome (LSS) from your blog. Now I'm hooked with it!

wmw said...

Anonymous - It's expensive maybe it's been really marked up since Shangri-La KL is a 5 star hotel.

Sarita-Welcome to my blog. LSS??? Ha ha ha...well, maybe you can include Perfect in your repertoire? Yah, if you have the time, you can check out my other entries on food! My friends tell me that they get hungry reading my blog!

C said...

hey! that chick's quite hot.