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And it was closed for Hariraya.

I started off with my long awaited Kaya breakfast, with coco jam on toasted bread, half cooked eggs and coffee at a restaurant at where else but the KL Sentral. This pleasure did not last long as the Malaysian manager started to badger me with personal questions that I so rudely wanted to ignore but could not being the good person that I am, LOL! It felt terribly uncomfortable to be observed not only by him but a friend of his at a nearby table as I tried to enjoy my meal. I did ever so nicely accept his number written on my receipt in haste and never looked back. I avoided passing their restaurant ever since.

Seeing that it was pointless to try and get myself booked for a bus to Genting as everybody seemed to be planning to go there that weekend, I resorted to checking out the National Museum and Planetarium.

National Museum
Dissappointed that the Planetarium was closed again due to the holiday, I spent my time touring the National Museum. Malaysians have really done a good job of preserving their culture and all can be viewed in their well maintained museums, from the Malay weddings to the original vehicles, it was definitely a well worth tour.

I then unnervingly trudged the bridges as a shortcut going back to KL Sentral.

I spent the afternoon taking the lengthy bus trip again back to Cyberjaya hoping to accomplish something personal but was unsuccessful since the offices were closed (of course on a Hariraya Sunday what was I thinking?!)

My dinner after all this consisted of a KFC chicken meal which amusingly had gravy the Malaysian style, what the heck?! Spicy and sweet instead of the usual salty soysauce mixed with starch.

National Museum: Old trains

Come evening I rushed home to have an originally planned coffee night out with Aileen and found myself after much deliberation with Pioch, checking out the Eye of Malaysia, a huge ferris wheel constructed that year in celebration of Malaysia's freedom or so I think.

Seeing all the ruckus of families outside I was dissappointed to see how small the area was. The scenic night view of the Petronas though across the park was nice. I did not like the fact that their only restroom was closed by 10pm when the facility closed at midnight. I am imagining that all those visitors either need not pee or were holding it in painfully as I was. So Aileen lined up and I tried desperately to look for a toilet which led me to the start of a long lonely road and made me decide to just ignore the feeling and hold it in.

I made it just in time for us to load the cart. We enjoyed it with a family who tried to take our pictures for us to no avail due to the poor lighting. The loading of all the carts of course took way longer than the ride itself. I had Aileen swap with me so she would be the one by the door since I could not stand having so much open space while in air. A  less than 10 min ride that had the pace of a snail which we just mainly enjoyed due to the bird's eye view of the park and city. The slow pace did help address my fear of heights but I still got the usual tickling feeling as the cart would take its turn to go down.

We had a lot of fun trying to take artistic shots of the area regardless of the attention we were getting, it was a small price to pay for the dissatisfying ride.

Cute and colorful!
It was hiliarious to wait for the ferris wheel colours to change before clicking on the camera phone and to tolerate the crickets and a bit of mud on our soles as we maximized the lights around the bamboo.

The fact that we commuted via the KLM tram and the area being out of the way was also not very exciting, we ended up walking through a deserted, creepy looking street, reflecting my own fear as I tried to scare Aileen. The brisk but anxious walk brought us to a highway where we were pleased to find a McDonalds to releive our full bladders. After crossing an overhead pedestrian bridge, a few more meters of cardio, an irritating experience of passengers hollering from their private vehicles, and an unpleasant experience of having a beer can thrown at us by drunk locals as they sped their car through, Aileen and I decided to hop on to the first cab that stopped in front of us.

Exhausted from all the activity and after grabbing drinks and food from one of the nearby shops that remained open we spent a fairly quiet evening before hitting the sack.

blurbmoi says:
Ey Joanna! Not sure where it was but it was right after a street opposite the Eye of Malaysia. I believe it was one of the main roads that we got harassed with the size of the road and number of establishments and vehicles passing through.
Posted on: Sep 13, 2008
Jopin says:
LOL!! I'm trying to figure out where you were walking from that you were harrassed by drunken locals? :P
Posted on: Sep 11, 2008
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