Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Kuala Lumpur City Tour | Travel Guide Part 2

Kuala Lumpur Part 2!

Breakfast at Berjaya Hotel

The next day, we woke up early to have our buffet breakfast at Berjaya Hotel's restaurant named Big Apple.  For our big tummy!  After our breakfast we boarded the bus and off to Batu Caves!

1st Stop:  Dama Sheng Food Shop (For Malaysian Delicacies)

Marie brought us to a food shop first which is on the way to Batu Caves.  If you're using a train of course you will not be able to catch this pasalubong shop but I hope there are plenty of food stores around KL.

The best part of this food shop is free taste for almost all of their products.  They say that Kuala Lumpur is well known for their coffee and milktea so we grabbed some too. 

Durian tart is delicious, everyone from Team Kuala bought it.

2nd Stop: Batu Caves

Batu Cave is a well known pilgrimage in Malaysia. It is  is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in the Gombak district, 13 kilometres north of Kuala LumpurMalaysia (see wikipedia for more info).

How To Get to Batu Caves:

The easiest way to visit Batu Cave is through train.  You can download or print this train map to make your life easier when commuting in Malaysia.  Based on the train map, the name of train line is KTM Commuter. From KL Sentral station to the Sentul Station. Roundtrip fare is more or less 4RM for adult. Otherwise you can catch a bus from downtown KL.  

There are 272 steps to get up.  This Hindu shrine became a famous spot for tourists but still being used as a sacred worship place for Hindus.  Batu Cave is open from 6am onwards.

Everytime I saw Batu Caves from facebook friend's picture, I'm always amaze with it. I'm just so happy I was able to see it upclose.  It is always nice to know and learn a different faith and culture away far from home.

so many birds!

no slippers or shoes for Hindus, a part of their sacrifice

Photo ops muna with Ruth and Az. Nakakahingal siya ha.

The view from above.

Batu Caves is dedicated to Lord Murugan, the Hindu God of War and Victory

So many monkeys going up so be careful with your belongings.  Make sure not to let them see you holding food or softdrinks.

After exploring Batu Caves, it was nice that we tried some of their refreshing drinks and shakes.

Third Stop: Genting Highlands 

Genting Highlands also known as Resorts World Genting is a resort on top of a mountain peak in Malaysia called Titiwangsa Mountains. Like Resorts World Sentosa Singapore and Manila, this is an entertainment area in Malaysia, restaurants, adventure rides, hotel accommodation, and more! 

Resorts World Genting | Genting Highlands
TIP: Bring a jacket because the weather here is too cold!

How To Get There:
There are few ways to get to Genting Highlands:

Via Bus Ride + Cable Car Ride

Genting Express caters bus service that will bring you to the cable car lower station.  You can check out Resort's World Genting's website for your convenience:

Express Bus Ticket + Skyway Transfer rate depends on your starting location.  I already told you to check the train map of KL so that it will be easy for you to trace the bus station.

Genting Skyway is the official cable car ride going to Genting Highlands.  Beautiful view of the mountain awaits you so I think it's a great experience to ride a cable car going to the top.

Skyway Schedule:
Sunday – Thursday : 7.30am – 12.00 midnight
Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday : 7.30am – 2.00am
TIP: Always check their website for cable car maintenance.

Genting Skyway Rates:
Normal One-Way RM6.00
Normal Two-Way (Return) RM12.00
Express One-Way RM30.00
Hotel Guest Leisure Ride (Return) RM10.00

Go Genting Golden Package Includes:
-Bus + Cable Car Ride (two-way)
-Outdoor Theme Park Ride Pass or Buffet Lunch at Coffee Terrace
RM 60/person

Via Bus Ride Only

Perhaps if you're really afraid of heights or if you have luggage with you, you can go straight to Genting Highlands without taking the cable car ride. For complete bus schedule list and rates you can check it here:

our blurred mirror shot

cable car ride! up up and away!

it's my second cable car ride :) but still afraid of heights!

Buffet Lunch at Coffee Terrace

As soon as we entered Genting Highlands, we took our lunch first at Coffee Terrace. As I've said earlier this is included in their bus and cable car ride so expect a lot of visitors dining here.  Great choices around from Asian cuisine to American meals, different desserts and salads. 

It was really tough for me to select with a lot of choices around.  That's my dilemma everytime I dine in a buffet!  But buffet is always lovely because I get to try the foods I like and those I'm curious to try hehe.

salad corner for the win!


Marie told us there are few hotels here in Genting Highlands from the most expensive one to the least expensive for people on a budget.

the colorful First World Hotel and the fog

outdoor rides and the fog (again haha)

checking out indoor part of RW Genting

the extreme ride here called Flying Coaster

Fourth Stop: Petronas Tower

Petronas Tower is a famous landmark in Kuala Lumpur because it used to be the tallest building in the world until it was surpassed by Taipei 101 sometime 2004.  Nevertheless, Petronas Tower still holds the tallest twin building in the world.

It is such a wonderful sight for me that upon seeing Petronas, we grabbed our camera and immediately took our photos with it on the background.  Also,  I've been telling them that we should visit Petronas at night! I like it seeing upclose and curious how it looks like at night. 

After few minutes of taking pictures we hurriedly entered the Petronas Tower.  We had a scheduled viewing at the SkyBridge and Observation Deck around 5:30pm.   They say that it was hard to get a pass to enter the skybridge so it's best to buy tickets ahead if you want to go up.  Upon entering the tower, I was surprised to know that the lower floors of Petronas is a shopping center. 

Petronas Towers' SkyBridge is a double deck bridge found at 41st and 42nd floor connecting the two tower.   This is not just a good vantage point for seeing the city but also serves as an exit area from one building to another in case of emergency.  We also went to Observation Deck a lot higher from the SkyBridge.  Going up to the SkyBridge and Observation Deck requires admission fee by the way.

The view from SkyBridge.  There's a beautiful fountain you can check at Petronas.  Nice aerial view :)

Petronas Towers
Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday (closed every Monday)
Open on all public holidays with the exception of Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Visiting Hours: 9am – 9pm (closed from 1pm – 2.30pm on Fridays)
Ticket Price: Adult RM80 / Child RM30
How To Get Here:  It is quite far from the nearest train station so you may walk from Bukid Nanas 

Where to buy Petronas Tower tickets?  
Ticketing Counter - Concourse level, PETRONAS Twin Towers
Note: Issuing of Tickets will start from 8.30am (tickets are limited and issued on a first come, first served basis). Advance purchase is available.

How To Get To Petronas Towers:
Bukid Nanas station (KL Monorail) is the nearest but needs a long walk from there.  You can check out the different bus numbers going this way too or take a cab.

Saw these Filipino kids at the SkyBridge.  They caught my attention because they're singing out loud.

Fifth Stop: Restoran Muar for Dinner

Marie brought us to Restoran Muar.  I learned that Muar is a town near Kuala Lumpur and the restauraunt offers great cuisine from that town.  Some of the dishes that we tried were crispy fried eggs (haven't tried this before but Marie told us it is one of the best selling order here), crispy kai lan (chinese brocolli chopped very finely parang pwedeng pampulutan), salted squid, cendol (for dessert - crushed ice with coconut milk, beans and jelly, must be their version of our *con yelo desserts) and a lot more.  I think because I'm totally hungry I wasn't able to religiously take pictures of the meal.  I'll link here if you're that curious!

Restoran Muar
No. 6G Tengkat Tong Shin, 
Off Jalan Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
How To Get Here: Bukit Bintang is the nearest train station here but still needs a lot of walk so you may take a cab.

We went back to hotel afterwards, our last night did not end there.  Instead we took the KL Monorail to check Petronas Towers again.  It was a funny moment because it's already the last trip of the train and we mistakenly went inside the train of the other bound, we immediately unload the train when an officer shouted because we boarded the wrong one.  

okay ito na talaga yung tama akala namin iyong kabila haha

Finally, after a long walk from Bukid Nanas station we reached Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers! What a sight!

Thank you Tourism MalaysiaFleishman Hillard ManilaZest Air, and Air Asia PH for making this trip possible. Fly to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia now!  Zest air offers daily trips to KL.


Unknown said...

Oh my...parang HK lang din siya. Ang ganda ng Malaysia, lalo na ung ilang steps ng hagdan..jizz. Challenging yet fulfillment when you get on top.


Ian | GoingRoamingWandering said...

Mukhang mas maraming mapupuntahan sa KL vs. Jakarta, Indonesia.

leslie said...

.. I like the colors of First World Hotel, Its like a huge toy :)

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