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Floral reseller outside the USIM on the convocation day

Have passed by Nilai many times, coming here, never.

So I was there with the twins, as they were attending workshops in Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) over the weekend.

Of course I would take the opportunities to explore the town, through the chatting with the local as well as photography.

We had some ok-ish food in Nilai.  Our colleagues told us plenty of food here, I Google-d, found some, but not the sort I like.

Floral reseller outside the USIM on the convocation day

So the weekend when we were in Nilai was also the time of the university convocation.

I did not see many parents around, thought I could photograph them there.  In fact I seen none.

Been checking out the chancellor’s building.  Nothing.

Van sales of fruits.

Overall Nilai seems to be a quite town, on Saturday and Sunday morning.

I visited the wet market, thinking would be busy.  Compares to the Puteri Mart, here is quieter.  The stall operators are in chilling mode, nothing to rush.  Time seems to pass slower here.

Also, they enjoyed having someone like me around.  Sort of sparked the routine – well, Japanese, Mongolian, Korean looking guy with camera.  Sure they were happy.

The wet market, generally friendly and happy people around.

The wet market floor is bearable for one to walk on.  I wore my Wakai, so can always put them to wash after.

Saw the focus of the local fruits have been durian, since it is the season now.  However, the price varies from stall to stall.

Fish seller in the wet market, he shown me a really large catch he has.

I think a simple life in Nilai is great.

It is especially great for people who does not need additional fun to make their lives any more interesting than they already are.

Now can sample nuts from Buntong as well as Ipoh in Nilai.

The famous restaurant seems to be a Chinese banquet hall, which served some special cuisine at higher than usual prices.  I did not go there.

However, I sampled some local dim sum, as well as curry noodle.  They tasted all right.

Fruit seller, asked if I am from Nanyang Siang Pau, because the journalist came earlier.

Driving around Nilai seems straightforward also.  One side to the newer part of Nilai like where all the universities are.  The other side would be where the industrial parks would be.

Here is also where the older part of Nilai located.  Also, the Nilai would be divided into 1, 2 and 3.

Inez, at one of the faculties in USIM, which has a large outdoor auditorium.

If you are here, can try the seafood at Kee Tak Loy, asked for the price of the fresh seafood first, before you agreed to order.  The place comes with complimentary ice cream (I skipped that).  A nasi kandar by Lewood, I did not try that.  I am not a fan of NK.  Maybe when I am in Kota Damansara or Georgetown, I would.

Of course the town is also packed with fast food.  Whatever you could think of, they are all here.

Places to stay, it has some hotels here, you could opt for Airbnb.

In terms of photography of the town, its charm, maybe not much.