Kuala Lumpur Part 1: Ampang Street, Petronas Twin Towers and Jalan Alor


Remembering the days when Sara and I were still hopeful and crazy (LOL!), and how we used to be spontaneous related to vacationing, I made another travelling post. This is a bit difficult to short out the photos. They were full of super random selfies in our 5-days stay in Malaysia. And oh my oh my, why on earth most of them were in orange and blue shades.. Haha, I thought it was a good idea to use “red-lip filter” in our camera. Bad call.

This post is for Sara. I love you, beb!

Wednesday, 27 September 2014

Right after office, we hopped on angkot in front of Mega Kuningan to catch Damri Bus (Jakarta airport public transport) in Thamrin City Mall. Our flight was at 8.30 pm, so there was still time for dinner in Soekarno-Hatta Airport, or so we thought. Our mistake was not directly checking in. The airline rule specifically stated check-in was 2 hours prior to boarding. We realized it while chewing fried chicken. Hahaa..

20140829_205253Our ‘locked and load’ in KL

And so, we frantically running to check-in counter to finding out that they had been calling for us for quite some time. But, we were lucky. We still could get through. Even more, upgraded to business class. How cool was that.

At 11.15 pm, we arrived in Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2), Malaysia.

To complete our visit as (not so) backpackers, we decided to stay in KLIA2 the night with other tourists (frankly, we were just afraid to grab taxi at midnight). KLIA2 accommodated people to sleep over in some area. We chose Gateway level 2M near Air Asia Flight Crew Lounge near electrical socket in the corner. Pretty cozy with rug and more quite because it was located in the corner. Also, the wifi signal was strong there.

Thursday, 28 September 2014

20140829_170428KL Central that early morning

Early morning we caught a SkyBus to KL Central then hopped on to Go-KL city shuttle bus for free ride. Our place to stay was our dear friend’s service apartment PNB Darby Park Executive Suites on Pesiaran KLCC street. The environment were lovely. This lavish area reminded me of Mega Kuningan, Jakarta.

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Darby Park backdoor selfie

After a long nap, we walked through Ampang Street in the afternoon. It took us only 10 minutes to Ampang Park Mall for late lunch in McDonald McCafe. By the way, I love how the government design this city. It was clean, modern and pedestrian friendly. Look on how wide the pavement was below. Sweet.


At 04.00 pm, we walked (yes on foot) to the famous Petronas Twin Towers to meet our friend who works there and of course taking pictures. 15 minutes walk got us plenty of time to enjoy the city. We passed charming Dharma Realm Guan Yin Sagely Monastery and famous Restaurant Nasi Kandar Pelita.


While waiting, we strolled Suria Kuala Lumpur City Centre mall located right under the towers and got to know Petronasains event inside. This huge mall was connected with KLCC LRT station underground.

At the back of the buildings, there was a beautiful garden, KLCC Park with manmade Lake Symphony where Sara and I excitedly waited for its water fountain attraction. Lake Symphony’s dancing fountains were on from 12:00 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 23:00 on weekdays, and from 10:00 – 00:00 on weekends and public holidays.

Besides the various waterfalls, fountains, cascade and reflecting pools scattered around the park, there were a variety of facilities at KLCC Park including a children’s playground, a jogging track, shelters and benches, footpaths and sculptures, also public children’s swimming pool.


Later that night we went for culinary delight in Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang. This whole street was literally filled with barbecued beef, hanging duck, ingenious snacks and delightful beverages. I even found super deli roasted peanuts that I will never forget.

Continue to Part 2.


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