Kuala Lumpur Travel Blog› entry 2 of 5 › view all entries
First day. Woke up late due to getting in at dawn from my flight.
With a guidebook in hand courtesy of my newfound Filipino friends, I've decided to check out what KL had to offer...alone, since Aileen still had her last day of work before the Hariraya holiday weekend.
Weather was a bit humid but tolerable. Decided to see if I could get the bus to Genting ( a popular amusement park) booked. all i had to do was take the bus going to KL Sentral and everything is accessible from there, literally, so if you get lost in KL, remember, KL Sentral. The buses in KL are pretty cool, you just need to have 1 ticket for the entire day(usually costs 1MYR) and you can take the same liner as many times as you want.
First thing i did at KL Sentral was try out a local spicy dish (i love spicy food!) and that was just a simple chicken curry meal (around 8MYR).
since i couldn't book the bus to Genting due to schedule conflict i decided to go around the city.
Sights I saw included:
1. i had to check out first of course the famous Petronas towers and go around the mall surrounding it (since i got caught up in a downpour!!!). I ended up buying a Venti Cafe Mocha (12.60MYR) at Starbucks to while away the time only to have the rain stop right after I bought the coffee!! how smart is that? I did not get to tour the Petronas building since they were closed for the holiday, darnit! and I was so looking forward to crossing the bridge between both towers, oh well.
2. enjoyed the view of the Petronas from the KLCC Park
3. Then went on to the Petaling Jaya train stop (trains cost 1-2MYR depending on the distance of course) to walk to the Merdeka Square where they had their national flag (more like our Luneta park in Manila)
4. checked the Masjid Jamek and Masjid India mosques where i almost got jailed since I apparently wasn't supposed to be going in the premises to take pictures due to the Muslim holiday (hey it wasn't my fault i got in a few feet inside!!! nobody stopped me initially!)
5. saw the Royal Selangor Club
6. and the Sultan Abdul Samad building
7. not to mention the National Monument
After all the touring I decided to eat an early dinner of Nasi Goreng (fried rice that included fried egg, veggies and fish crackers, spring onions, a few slices of cucumber and tomatoes for garnishing and curry sauce) i got a bit of Fried chicken with curry to go with it as well and the taste was definitely too much for me. hence i ended up bagging half of it and carrying it the whole night around the Mid Valley Megamall as I accompanied Aileen for dinner. we also had the experience of getting on the wrong bus going there which meant we had to struggle looking through several flyovers, getting amused looks from passersby and bus passengers, and getting another cab to finally take us there. so my local friend wasn't so well travelled after all...
Definitely not bad for a first day.