day-1: When in Kuala Lumpur [Kasturi Walk and Petaling Street]

day-1: When in Kuala Lumpur [Kasturi Walk and Petaling Street]

Wednesday, 14 December 2016.

It was hot and sunny when we arrived at KLIA around 11:30AM. We had three options to go to our hotel at Sentral, around Brickfields district. [1] By Taxi, it will take about 45 mins, 80 MYR per trip. [2] By MRT, it will take about 40 mins, 70 MYR for 2 persons. [3] By Bus, it will take about 1 hour, 24 MYR for 2 persons. Mom decided to take bus instead, which is cheaper. The bus took us from KLIA to Sentral bus station. And from there, we took a taxi which cost us only 9 MYR. (*¯︶¯*)

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Solo travel is definitely different compare to travel with companions. Especially with mum, which most likely would not follow my itinerary. I can’t say I didn’t enjoy her company, but it did feel different and I couldn’t enjoy as much as I want. ( ̄  ̄|||)

Anyhow, the first day went well. After we dropped our luggage at the hotel, we took taxi to Holy Rosary Church. The driver didn’t know the location of the church, and unfortunately I didn’t print out all the information I had already prepared before I went. It was still in my office, and it was because of my bosses distracted me with load of works, so I didn’t prepare everything as well as my previous holiday (obviously I will blame them!) ((╬◣﹏◢))

We went to Kasturi Walk after the church. I was excited when the taxi driver told me that the place I was going to go was an art market. But turned out I was disappointed. It was only a small outdoor market. Kasturi Walk is a covered, open-air flea market set along Jalan Kasturi, a lane running alongside Central Market. Here, you’ll find local snacks and vendors selling fake label handbags, watches, T-shirts, flip flops and more as well as fruit stalls.

Next to Kasturi Walk was a Central Market, an indoor market with aircon. Central Market is one of KL’s most familiar landmarks and a popular tourist attraction. Also called Pasar Seni, it used to be a simple wet market but in the early 1980s was revamped into a handicrafts outlet. The focus for the city’s artistic community, inside the building is a warren of boutiques, handicraft and souvenir stalls.

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Just outside Central Market, was a stall selling any kind of durians, except the fruit itself. Durian coffee, durian tea, durian candies, durian eggrolls, durian teabits, durian t-shirts and many more. Mom bought these 5 boxes of dried durians for dad who always craving for some durians. The seller was old couple who sold to us 100 MYR for those 5 boxes. (´。• ᵕ •。`)

Moving on from Central Market, the old couple pointed us to go Petaling street, a.k.a. Chinatown of KL. Petaling street is one of the famous night market in town. According to some web, this is the shoppers’ paradise if you want to bargain your way to some cheap things, from imitation goods like handbags, wallets, watches and shoes from brands like Adidas, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Nike and so on. But please always remember to take care of your belongings and haggle as much as you can! (っ˘ω˘ς )

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After haggled a lot of souvenirs, we went to Nu Sentral Mall, a new shopping mall just walking distance from our hotel at Brickfields. Went upstairs to the food court, we had two big plates of Thai fried rice which was superb! We didn’t take pic, but we managed to finished one plate, and bring back the other plate for supper. ( ̄ε ̄@)

Back to the hotel, we went downstair for a Thai massage, just next to our hotel. It was just a so-so massage compare to the real Thai massage I had back in Bangkok. But at least my mom enjoyed it. The full body massage cost us 60 MYR for each person, one hour. ♡(。-ω-)

Aaaaand,  back to hotel and rest! ( ̄▽ ̄)

See you tomorrow from the 7th tallest building in the world! ヽ(o^―^o)ノ

つづく。。。

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