Kuala Lumpur : Bukit Bintang City Center, Batu Caves, Merdeka Square, KL City Gallery, Masjid Jamek, ABC Food Corner, Hanifah, i-City

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6 May 2016. Last night, I was up until like (almost) 3am. Why do you stay up so late?? You can read the complete story here. Alhamdulillah, I was already getting up at 6am to solat subuh (please refer to this web for detail prayer times in KL) and took a shower, so did Mba Hana. Thus, we could be ready and headed to the hotel restaurant by 7am, whilst others came a bit later than us. The hotel restaurant is situated next to the hotel lobby.

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restaurant interior design (1) @ Maison Boutique Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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restaurant interior design (2)

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(some of) my first day’s breakfast menu : french toast, grilled potato and vegetables, boiled egg, chicken curry | omelette :9

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hotel lobby @ Maison Boutique Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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we were in front of the hotel (before we left the hotel)

After breakfast, the six of us walked to Hang Tuah Station, because we wanted to visit Batu Caves yippiiiie~ On our way to the station, we passed Bukit Bintang City Centre. Fortuitously, there was YOKOSO exhibition there, hence we stopped by. Yokoso (ようこそ) has the same meaning as いらっしゃいませ (irasshaimase). Both of them means ‘welcome’. YOKOSO exhibition offers you the beautiful scenery of cherry blossom (sakura), which obviously will make you feel like in Japan ❤

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Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC)

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Tokyo Tower & cherry blossom make you feel like in Japan

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what a modern bathroom designs! 🙂

Next, we carried on our journey towards Batu Caves by monorail to KL Sentral and KTM Komuter to Batu caves Station. It took us around an hour to arrive there, probably because the long distance, moreover I thought that KTM Komuter is a pretty slow speed trains, compared to the monorail…. Isn’t it?

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@ KTM Komuter

Finally, we reached Batu Caves, Alhamdulillah. The nearest cave from the entrance gate is the Ramayana Cave. On our way to the cave, we could see a 15 m tall statue of green hanoman.

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in front of the Ramayana Cave

Then, we walked to the open square in front of the famous golden statue: Lord Murugan Statue. There are a lot of pigeons there, children love to feed them :3 Lord Murugan Statue itself has 42.7 m high, it is the world’s tallest statue of Murugan, also the tallest statue of a Hindu deity in Malaysia, and second tallest statue of a Hindu deity in the world.

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Sabi and the pigeons *introducing my new band mate hihi* | in front of the Lord Murugan Statue *ignore the man in the blue shirt pleaaase~*

Batu Caves is limestone hills which have a series of caves and temples inside caves. Standing almost 100 m above the ground, Batu Caves complex consists of 3 main caves. To reach the biggest one, we should climb 272 steep steps. Only me, Eta, Ndai, and Mba Hana made it, while Rani and Dea already surrendered even before the battle started 😀

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we struggled climbing 272 steep steps to reach the cave

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finallyyyy, we made it! And here we were, in front of the temple which is situated inside the biggest cave

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the rocks inside the cave are captivating, aren’t they? (Mba Hana, Ndai, Eta, Sabi)

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descended the stairs (Mba Hana, Sabi, Ndai, Eta)

Our next destination was Merdeka Square, where Malayan flag hoisted for the first time on 31 August 1957. We used KTM Komuter (again) to reach it, and everybody (except me) slept in the train. We disembarked at Bank Negara Station, then we took a 10/15-minute-walk to Merdeka Square. Kuala Lumpur was extremely hot during the day! I bought a glass of cold and fresh lemon juice, and could finish it less than 3 minutes……

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in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which is located in front of the Merdeka Square. The building houses the offices of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia.

Next, we headed to Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, which is situated within a 5-minute walk from Merdeka Square.If you want to find out a bit more about Kuala Lumpur’s history, you should visit such gallery. The entrance fee of the gallery is RM5, but you can use the ticket as a RM5-voucher in the gift shop.

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in front of the gallery

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the ticket

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inside the gallery

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a scaled model of greater KL (@ 2nd floor)

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an in-store workshop, where they make perfect souvenir, and place them at the gift shop, so that you can purchase them and remind your visit 🙂

We carried on our journey to Masjid Jamek for solat zuhur and ashar. Unfortunately, the masjid was in large construction projects, therefore I didn’t take any photos there. After solat, we took a rest for a while………….. and then we were hungry, thus we headed to ABC Foods Corner (halal Indian restaurant), which is located not far from Majid Jamek.

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sign-board of ABC Foods Corner

I ordered cheese prata, chicken tikka, and teh tarik. Ndai, Mba Hana, and Eta chose chicken biryani, Rani had veg noodles, while Dea also ordered chicken tikka just like me. Their dishes are utterly delicious….. On the other hand, the teh tarik tasted weird :p

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teh tarik | cheese prata

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chicken biryani | chicken tikka

We were delightfully full afterwards, Alhamdulillah. Next, we went to Hanifah, a kind of Mustafa-Little India, Singapore. We purchased various kinds of chocolateeeee~ and instant teh tarik there. I bought a lot of Cadburry (luckily, the variant of Cadburry in KL are not as many as Cadburry in Perth wkwk), Kinder (my love at the first sight), Kit-Kat green tea, Maltesers, etc. I love to eat Daim also, but their Daim is a bit pricey hiks. Oyaa fyi, Kit-Kat green tea in KL has already had halal certification, and the price is really affordable, when will we have it in Jakarta? 😀

Then, we moved to our last destination: i-City Shah Alam, by KTM Komuter (again) to Padang-Jawa Station (aku ada turunan Padang, kamu orang Jawa, cucok lah yaaa~ bismillah #eh). It took us around an hour to arrive there. From Padang-Jawa Station, we rode Uber to i-City.

I-City has a lot of attraction, you can check it out here! Buuuut, we just want to visit City of Digital Lights area. A lot of people on their blog said it’s free *free-stuff hunter were here hehe*. So that, we directly headed to City of Digital Lights area. Yet, it’s not free………… Hmmm, eventually we just took photos outside the gate, and still, we had the colorful trees in the background yeaaay~ 😀

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@ I-City Shah Alam

Not longer after that, we moved to KFC, while we waited for the Uber to picked us up. Only Dea had dinner @ KFC, while the others felt so tired and sleepy. As a result, the six of us slept in the train to KL Sentral 😉

Sekian cerita jalan-jalan hari kedua di KL.

À bientôt!

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