Thursday, January 31, 2008

NiuZeXui (NZX) Commercial Centre, Ara Jaya

Had some time and decided to go and check out NiuZeXui (NZX) with Sis Mah. Read it first from CatsnDogs' blog and was wondering what NiuZeXui was like. Translate NZX to Cantonese, it means Cow Car Water! Yeah, I wonder why they call this place by that name. Found the place easily (thought I would get lost initially!) and proceeded to park in the basement which still had lots of parking bays available. By the way, NZX is labeled as Malaysia's largest covered boulevard which has just open for business about a month ago.

Walking around the area reminded me of walking around Petaling Street (mostly Chinese themed retail outlets). However, two retail outlets caught my eye. I found this Starbucks outlet very nice and cosy as I hardly come across any Starbucks outlet on its own as I usually see it in a "mall lot" or shoplots. This outlet is in a little building by itself. If you notice the first floor, they seem to have curtains too! I guess this is for the sake of the customers' privacy. Don't mind chilling here with a cup of my fave coffee.
Starbucks in NZX

The other one is Big Apple Donuts (no queue at the moment.....shhhh...) as it's also smack in the middle of the building and pretty much an outlet on its own. It has a bigger sitting area as compared to the one in Curve.
Big Apple Donuts in NZX

Only the smaller shops are opened at the moment, will wait and see what else is in store. Meanwhile there are lots of stalls selling Chinese New Year goodies. But I guess I don't mind going there again for my coffee or donuts!

NZX Commercial Centre
No. 2 Jalan PJU 1A/41B
Ara Jaya PJU 1A,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor

Click HERE to read about Ekeng's meal and also for directions.

Check out NZX's website for more info and layout but a word of caution, please turn down your speaker volume before you click on the link as they have a rather upbeat music playing when their site starts loading and it doesn't stop. I couldn't find the MUTE button or I didn't see one :o).

17 comments:

sc said...

I got some of my CNY decor at NZX! i prefer getting my big apple doughnts here coz i dont really need to Q. this place reminds me of suan lam market in bkk though. had my meal once at the kopitiam there; service was very bad!

ekeng said...

i saw Big Apple Donuts at there..Have to go back when all the shop is opened..hehe :)

Xiu Long Bao said...

har? where is this place oh?

mama bok said...

I really need to start making plans to come home...boohoohoo..!!
so hungry now.

Nic (KHKL) said...

nzx is actually the name of a place in singapore called outram park, near chinatown. perhaps that's how they got the inspiration. should come at night! love the blue/pink blossoms. will post about that next week :)

wonda said...

wmw,
Did you receive my email (sent a few days ago) regarding the Vietnam trip that I am interested to know?

Big Boys Oven said...

Oh this is the place to "Hang Far See" this Chinese New Year.... lovely, great ambient for the coming CNY. We love it!

catsndogs said...

i think i had enough starbucks at NZX .... average 4 times u can find me at starbucks night time, drop by one of the weekends yaa.. call me when u there :P

ai wei said...

hohoho... new place to hang out?! but i din really know how to get there. sighhh

rokh said...

been there too to walk around at night, but that time starbucks haven't open yet. like you say, we need to see what else is in store ;)

teckiee said...

I just found out where this place is.... my did just went shopping there last night. I got to learn all this new places la.. just too many new spots in Klang Valley!

wmw said...

SC: I bought some cute stuff here too :o)

ekeng : Found the cold noodles stall the other night but too late...closing!

xlb : No need to ask, when you come will take you there :o) you won't remember if I told you anyway ;o)

mama bok : Do let me know when you do!

Nic : Yeah, I dropped by for a short while one night and saw the pink/blue lit blossoms. Such a pretty sight albeit fake :o)\

wonda : No, I didn't receive any email? How can I help you??? Try emailing me again.

BBO : Yeah, I know what you mean know as I dropped by for a short while the other night. This place is more festive at night.

catsndogs: Will do definitely, wah....you caffeine overdose already. Hahaha....

ai wei : Click on Ekeng's link, he has got a map to the place.

rokh : That must have been a while back. Yah, all the shops at the side still not in operation yet.

teckiee : It's so near to your house...Come we go together one night...go look for catsndogs too!

wonda said...

wmw,
Forwarded the sent email today.

jo said...

The name is a rip-off from a place in Singapore. Not new. Like Berjaya Time Square like that. There was a song by Mo Kai Yin/ Wu Qi Xian called Niu Che Shui Ren Jia...
The far see is nice but don't know whether they do it for CNY only or not...

wmw said...

wonda : Have replied you...

jo : Yeah, I wonder what stalls will be there after CNY.

Simon Seow said...

Argh...so many new places, so little time. I only step into Pavilion KL for the first time last Friday. Sigh.

wmw said...

Simon Seow : Hi there....yup, that's what I say too! :o)