Kuala Lumpur side trip

So after Singapore, we headed to Kuala Lumpur before going back to Manila. It was sad leaving Singapore and I was worried that I’d be disappointed in KL after seeing Singapore. I just kept an open mind.. My arrival in KL was not that pleasant. We barely had sleep when we arrived since we took the 7am flight and had to be at the airport 3 hours before. That morning, we immediately took the hop on hop off bus around the city and I was almost asleep the entire time. We decided to just rest for a while at the inn instead of forcing ourselves to go around half awake.

The Petronas and KL Tower.

We stayed at Sunshine Bedz hostel in Bukit Bintang, KL. Our room was a 6-bed mixed room so we share a room with other travellers/backpackers. When we woke up, we met our roommate Furen. He’s a Singaporean studying in Cambridge University and was on a stop-over before going back to UK. From there, he joined us in our 3 day trip and showed us around KL, the Petronas and KL towers. And at the end of our trip, who would have thought we would have made a good friend. One of us said (I forgot who), “Sometimes, more than the place, it is the people you will meet and the experiences you share that matters.” (ang drama!! i think it was furen or zam)

So there, that pretty much sums up our first day. The rest of our KL trip can be seen through the photos below:

Photo by Jenner with Furen, Zam, and the Sunshine Bedz innkeepers (Mel and our fellow Filipina caretakers).

KL Monorail. The experience was like riding Manila's MRT/LRT. The trains were crowded. But the monorail has a more organized system and has more stops across the city.

Central Market. Like Manila’s tiangge, local products are sold here at cheap bargains.

I was able to buy a bag for my mom at the Central Market. The lady who sold me the bag was also a Filipina from Zamboanga (Photo on the right).

Bukit Bintang. This is the area where we stay and is the shopping district in KL. Lots of malls (from cheap to signature brands) as well as the building for computers/techies are found in the area.

Nasi Ayam Chicken Rice. Malaysian food consist of Malay, Chinese, and Indian cuisines.

Roti Canai Stall. Roti Canai is an Indian influenced bread served with curry. It might not be that appetizing if you see how they make the roti with their bare hands but it’s really good.

Koong Woh Tong, Herbal Jelly in Chinatown

"Feels like heaven". After days of walking, we treated ourselves with a traditional foot massage.

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