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We planned to stay in Kuala Lumpur for just 24 hours.  I thought it would be sufficient enough to be able to see KL’s highlights or so I thought.

 

We arrived in KL from Singapore via Transnasional Bus, which dropped us off at the bus station that we assumed was the main terminal.  We originally planned to stay at the backpackers’ area in Bukit Bintang but we decided on the last minute to just stay within the area for convenience of buying our tickets for the next leg of our SEA journey.  So, we booked a room at some hostel and slept for a couple of hours.

 

Before touring the city, we first arranged our tickets which seemed easy, or, again, so I thought.  When we got inside the station, it was chaotic.  Lots of passengers, lots of fixers.

@ the Twin Towers...Photo credits: MJ
  We had difficulty finding a bus for Butterworth as tickets were sold out.  When we found one, they wouldn’t accept credit cards and US dollars.  The nearest money exchange counter opens at 9 A.M. and when the clock hit 9, still it was closed.  We couldn’t waste more time so we got out of the station and roam around.  We found one and although their rates were ridiculously low, we had no choice but to get those precious Malaysian ringgits.  We eventually got our tickets for Butterworth, and when we were about to look for the booth where we would supposed to get out reserved International Express Train tickets for Bangkok, it turned out that the train station is in KL Sentral Station, and not this station.  We hurried our asses to that Sentral Station to claim and pay for our tickets.  We wasted so much time with purchasing our bus & train tickets that we weren’t able to get tickets for the Petronas Twin Towers, which was the focal reason why we stopped over in KL.

 

After getting our train tickets, we were still hoping to be able to get tickets for the tower.

Petronas at night...Photo credits: MJ

 

When we were at the concourse level to collect our passes, our excitement dropped when we saw a sign that says, “SORRY NO MORE Skybridge Visits tickets available for today.”  Aw.  We settled for the mini museum & souvenir shop near the entrance instead to learn more of these 88-storey Twin Towers that used to be the tallest building in the world but still remains as the tallest twin buildings.

 

We may not be able to go up the Skybridge but this doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the towers.  So we went outside and camwhore with the Twin Towers as our backdrop.  Come 12 noon, as our stomach growled for some KL delicacy, it was time to rest our Nikons and looked for an authentic KL lunch.

 

As we only got a few hours left in KL, we joined KL’s Hop-On Hop-Off, which was way cheaper than Singapore’s.

Petronas Twin Tower at night
  However, when everything turned out well in our Singapore’s leg of touring, our experience with KL’s Hop-On Hop-Off was a disaster.  Traffic was very heavy in KL so we spent most of our time inside the bus, only able to hop off in Istana and Merdeka Square.

 

When it became dark, we were mesmerized by the vision of the Twin Towers.  It is more beautiful at night, standing majestically and glistening like diamonds.  The sight of it was just stunning.  And when the tour bus stopped at the Petronas station, we hurriedly got out and started taking photos of this spectacular architecture.

 

As much as we would have loved to just stare at the towers, we needed to move on as we planned to have dinner either at the KL Tower or at some restaurant in Bintang Walk.  Hopping on to the next tour bus, I was excited to have dinner.  So far, I was enjoying KL food.  Unfortunately, we got stuck in the traffic…again.  Afraid of missing our bus that’ll leave by 10 P.M., we ended up with burger & fries at McDonald’s.  After a quick bite, we got our bags and hurried to the bus station, just in time before it left, not for Butterworth but directly to Penang, which was great because we were planning of going there anyways.

 

So, it’s selamat malam KL.  Though I did not enjoy KL to the fullest, thanks to traffic, I still had fun in my 24-hour stay in it.  Those quickie moments will always be treasured.
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No tickets!
No tickets!
just bumming
just bumming
@ the Twin Towers...Photo credits:…
@ the Twin Towers...Photo credits…
Petronas at night...Photo credits:…
Petronas at night...Photo credits…
Petronas Twin Tower at night
Petronas Twin Tower at night
OMG
OMG
uhuh
uhuh
my very own towers...Photo credits…
my very own towers...Photo credit…
Twin Towers & ME!...Photo credits:…
Twin Towers & ME!...Photo credits…
squeezing in...Photo credits: MJ
squeezing in...Photo credits: MJ
Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers in the morning
Petronas Twin Towers in the morning
Petronas Twin Towers in the morning
Petronas Twin Towers in the morning
Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers
@ the Tourist Center...Photo credi…
@ the Tourist Center...Photo cred…
KLs Hop-On Hop-Off...Photo credit…
KL's Hop-On Hop-Off...Photo credi…
bus ride...Photo credits: MJ
bus ride...Photo credits: MJ
KL Tower
KL Tower
view from the tour bus
view from the tour bus
Xmas decors
Xmas decors
w/ Istana guard..ismayl!
w/ Istana guard..ismayl!
Prada love...Photo credits: MJ
Prada love...Photo credits: MJ
sa gate ng Istana...Photo credits:…
sa gate ng Istana...Photo credits…
si MJ!
si MJ!
Istana gate
Istana gate
Istana
Istana
Malaysia flag
Malaysia flag
Malaysia flag + extrang MJ
Malaysia flag + extrang MJ
Im in KL!...Photo credits: MJ
I'm in KL!...Photo credits: MJ
@ Merdeka...Photo credits: MJ
@ Merdeka...Photo credits: MJ
Merdeka
Merdeka
Merdeka
Merdeka
Petronas at night...Photo credits:…
Petronas at night...Photo credits…
Petronas at night...Photo credits:…
Petronas at night...Photo credits…
Petronas Twin Tower at night
Petronas Twin Tower at night
Petronas Twin Tower at night
Petronas Twin Tower at night
Petronas Twin Tower at night
Petronas Twin Tower at night
tisyu
tisyu
love this!
love this!
this too!
this too!
KL Sentral Station...Photo credits…
KL Sentral Station...Photo credit…