After an hour (or two) of an uncomfortable bus ride from Melaka, we finally arrived at the Kelana Jaya line of Kuala Lumpur. We took a train interchange going to Batu Caves.
Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples. Standing at 42.7 m (140 ft) high, the world’s tallest statue of Murugan, a Hindu deity.
We weren’t able to climb and enter the caves as we are carrying our baggage. We rushed to KLCC to have a quick dinner and to see the beauty of Petronas Tower
EXPECTO PETRONAS! So far, it is the tallest twin towers in the world. We really had a hard time taking a good photo of this giant.
Afterwards, we searched for My Hotel at Bukit Bintang (directions in a foreign land is really our weakness). We reached our limit of tireness, but we really want to maximize our stay at KL, so we rested for 2 hours and headed out to check the buzz in Jalan Alor
Jalan alor is similar to Manila’s night market/Mercato. the entire street is alive from 6pm-4am to cater to your hungry tummies. However, if you tried the foods in Penang, you’ll be disappointed in Jalan Alor’s menu and price.
We slept at around 1 am and woke up at 5am. Sun rises at around 7am in Kuala Lumpur, and it was really hazy.
To maximize our time, we took the KLIA train going to Putrajaya.
First time to ride a first class train.
We had a quick meal at the train station. I missed eating rice!
Government offices and big mosques are located in Putrajaya.
Istana Kehakiman houses the Malaysian Court of Appeal and Federal Court
A few meters across Istana Kehakiman is the Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin. This mosque is also known as the “Iron Mosque.”
Souvenir hunt at the Central Market! It reminded me of Greenhills shopping center, and we were shocked because the people here knows how to speak Filipino!
Last stop, Merdeka Square- probably the Luneta of Kuala Lumpur. The Merdeka Square (Independence Square or Dataran Merdeka) is situated in the centre of the city. It’s close to the Gombak river, the Masjid Jamek, Central Market and China Town. It’s the core of KL’s history.
Sultan Abdul Samad Buildingis located in front of the Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) and the Royal Selangor Club, by Jalan Raja in Kuala Lumpur. The structure takes its name from Sultan Abdul Samad, the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time when construction began.
We were supposed to have a meal at a hipster coffee shop aat Bukit Bintang, however, our bus schedule going to the airport is at 12:30pm. Ugh!
Probably one of my most favorite place in KL, KLIA1. Never thought a mall could be an airport.
Finally found a roti – best meal in KL. I just said goodbye to my ol’ cheese pizza.
Overall, the trip was really fun! We maximized our time and expenses. 3 places in 5 days -another first in my travel checklist.