Oct. 31 - Nov 3, 2006
|sights of Kuala Lumpur|
Arrived KL late afternoon. After check-in, proceeded to tour KL Tower for a 360-degree view of Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Tower for photo ops, window shopping and dinner at Suria KLCC.
Short stops at Merdeka Square (Independence Square), Railway Station, Tugu Negara and Istana Negara.
Spent the rest of the day at Sunway Lagoon where Gia had a grand time trying out the water slides. Bonding with Gia swimming around its different lagoons and trying out its many rides and attractions.
This is where I rode a ship that swings 360degrees (sorry forgot the ride's name), I shouted for Mother Mary! Goodness! I was literally upside down when it intentionally stopped at 90 degrees---the ship's bottom was at the top. So go figure how I looked like!
Missed Petrosains twice to Gia's disappointment. It closes at 6pm!
Day 3 (Nov 2) - After a trip to a pewter factory and a batik store, we proceeded to Batu Cave and then to Genting Highlands.
* Batu Cave - a towering limestone outcrop just 13 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur that house numerous Hindu shrines and is a famous landmark in KL with it's towering statue. Ascend the 272 steps and marvel at the view from up there. Be careful of the aggressive monkeys though. They grab on anything unwary tourists may have in their possession.
|photo courtesy of wikitravel|
Spent the whole day at the various theme attractions, savoring good food, the thrill of every ride, and the cool weather. Don't miss the following: Flying coaster ( a roller coaster but not sitting--yes, flying so go figure how you look like!) and the Skyventure (a free-fall skydiving simulator).
|photo from www.etawau.com|
Day 4 (Nov 3) - Took the Air Asia flight to Clark. Impressed that there was a Philtranco bus waiting for us passengers to Manila. So after Immigration, customs and paying for the bus fare, we were on our way to Manila in a breeze.
Not a bad experience at all considering we took budget airlines and took the Clark route. I personally think, this is a good and cheap alternative for those who wants to explore Asia and the world.