Thursday, September 13, 2012

Kuala Lumpur (KL) Trip

Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the federal capital and most populous city in Malaysia. The city covers an area of 243 km2 and has an estimated population of 1.6 million as of 2012. It is among the fastest growing metropolitan regions in the country, in terms of population and economy.

I have been to KL tons of times. I love going to KL for cheap stuff/shopping and food. Yummy!! Besides, going to the same place with different people brings a totally new experience. Anyway, this is the first time I've taken a budget airline. Can you believe it? Budget airlines are so popular nowadays. As our flight is at 7am, Jiamin and I slept over at Onyee's house the night before so that we can take a cab to the airport together.

Day 1

First time flying with Jetstar!

Taking the skytrain to Terminal 2 to look for breakfast.

Gosh~ I looked so tired. Didn't sleep well the night before. 

Burger King breakfast!

Onboard the flight. The seat is not bad. Can consider for short flight trips. 

Unglam photo =.= 


Previously, I have always taken the coach to KL as I find that the KL airport is too far away from the Bukit Bintang (main shopping) area. I used to think that it is less troublesome taking the coach as the coach normally brings us to the front of our hotel. However, I would really recommend all of you to take the aeroplane (especially budget airline since it's so cheap nowadays) because it only takes about 35 minutes to reach KL compared to the 4-5 hours coach ride. Moreover, you might be stuck in a traffic jam at the custom if you are unlucky.

KL airport. Quite crowded.

We took the KLIA Express to KL Sentral to change to the monorail to our hotel. The train takes about 30 mins to reach KL Sentral.

The train is quite clean, quiet and comfortable.

Bought water from Dunkin' Donuts instead of donuts. Lolx~ I wanna eat Krispy Kreme donuts lah!!

Token to take the monorail.

As we were too early, we were unable to check in to our hotel. Left our luggage at the concierge and we went shopping!! Whee~!! But before that, we needed to eat our lunch. Famished!!

Huge Sephora store with plenty of things. However, the price of the stuff is almost similar to that in Singapore so didn't get anything from there.

We had our lunch at Tonkatsu located on the top floor of Pavilion. Onyee recommended the place to us. The place looks high-class but the price is all right =) The food is not bad as well. Can go

Quite funny. Two students approached us to help them do a survey. We rejected initially but they were rather persistent so we agreed. But they wanna use a videocam to record the survey. We declined but they said can just videotape a part of our body - just our hands. Jiamin agreed but ended up, their videocam has no batt. LOL lah.

Time to check in after our lunch. The hotel which we stayed at was Radius International Hotel. It is not bad. There's free wifi in our hotel room. We were lucky to be on the 17th floor as there is free wifi in the rooms at the 17th floor. Probably because ours is a deluxe room. However, the room is a bit dirty - the bathroom/toilet area especially and the sound proof in the rooms is really lousy. Can hear other people in other rooms talking =.=

After checking in, we took a short rest before proceeding to Petaling Street for some shopping and dinner. Wanted to take bus there but we waited sooo long for the bus - about 40 mins but the bus didn't come. Ended up, taking a cab there. Quite strange. The last time I was there with Diana, most of the cabs go by meter but this time round, the cab drivers don't wanna turn on their meters. WTH lah.

Petaling Street.

Had seafood at one of the eateries there. Yummy! I love the coconut there! Almost as fresh and delicious as the one I had in Bintan but only cost RM5. 

My loots for the day =)

Suddenly, saw fireworks from our hotel room window.

Day 2

Had breakfast in the morning at the hotel before heading to Batu Caves. They are the sacred place for the Hindu's in Malaysia. They consist of three main caves and a number of smaller ones. The caves are made of limestone and 400 meters long and 100 meter high. They were discovered in 1892. We took the monorail to KL Sentral before changing to KTM to Batu Caves - Sentul Station. We had to climb 272 steps to reach the top of the cave. Wow~!! But we made it okie. Haha xD

The hotel pool looks nice but I didn't bring any swim suit along =.=

See the amount of steps we had to climb?

View from the top. 

We have made it!!! Good morning exercise for us =)

Need to share something about the KTM Commuter. There are some cabins only for ladies!! How cool is that? Hope that Singapore will have such cabins on our MRT! Didn't see it on our way there but saw it on our way back. Definitely have to sit in the ladies only cabin xD

Coach for ladies only. Cool right?

After Batu Caves, we went over to Berjaya Times Square for SHOPPING!!! Times Square is a really great place to shop. Got plenty of cheap stuff and rows and rows of shops. Haha. Onyee suggested trying the Old Town food in Malaysia. Not bad! 

 I quite like my Assam Laksa.

After shopping for some time, we decided to take a break and have some dessert. 

 The mango is really yummy!!

Next, we headed to Krispy Kreme donuts. Yay!! I love Krispy Kreme. How come no one think of bringing it to Singapore? I'm sure there are many other Krispy Kreme lovers in Singapore.

 Satisfying teabreak =)

After a day of shopping, we headed back to our hotel to put down our stuff and took a short rest before going for dinner at Jalan Alor which is located very near to our hotel. Guess what we had for dinner? By the way, we ate dinner till about 2am. Tired out.

Day 3

Had breakfast first because Jiamin was taking such a long time getting ready. Ah yoh! I thought that I am a slowcoach but there are many other even slower coaches. Seriously.

 I love the chicken nuggets there!

  Sorry guys, can't rotate my photo again. Very weird! Anyway, tried the noodles at the hotel for breakfast. So-so only.

Initially, we wanted to take cab to KL Sentral to take the KLIA Express to the airport but it is actually cheaper to just take cab to the airport directly. It cost RM80 only. (KLIA Express ticket is RM35 per pax.)

 Lunch randomly at the airport.

 Food is so-so and rather expensive. Can't remember the price now though =.=

By the way, I almost missed my flight back to Singapore! Was in the toilet when I heard an announcement calling my name. WTF lah. I ran like mad (even took off my slippers lor) to the gate. Needless to say, I was the last passenger onboard. OMG!! Heng, I managed to catch the flight back! All of you must really be at the gate at least 20 minutes before the departure time okie? To avoid the mad rush and panicking. Really very scary leh.

Some of my loots for the trip. The grey top is for Diana =) I especially love my boots!!


Diana said...

thx gal =) the top fits perfectly!

elderflowertea said...

@Diana: Haha. Wear it out!

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