Kuala Lumpur: Exploring Malaysia’s Capital

Kuala Lumpur, the heart of Malaysia, scared me. There was just too much going on, with too many people, too many queues, too many things to learn to get around. It took us around an hour to find a decent hotel at the KL Sentral. When we finally did, we called it a day. That was one day of our five-day trip wasted, since it rained in Melaka that morning and we had to take the 3:00 p.m. bus instead of the morning one.

Masjid Jamek

Masjid Jamek was our first stop. Look at these buildings with character. I loved getting lost here.
Our first stop was the KL City Gallery.
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Turista shot!
Inside the Gallery. These are handicrafts made by a group of people who call themselves ARCH. They use 20 species of wood to create these masterpieces behind me. There are also key chains, bookmarks, notebooks, and so much more that looked magnificent because of their creativity.
Inside the city gallery, they have this miniature version of the city of Kuala Lumpur and a “vision presentation” that got me teary eyed. Their leaders know where they want to take KL, and it’s such a great sight.
Just a few steps from the City Gallery was the Merdeka Square.
Hardworking painters giving this tower a fresher, whiter coat.
The soaring Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Just looking at it makes my jaw drop.
Malaysia’s flag overseeing the Merdeka Square.
Just beneath the square lies the Dataran Underground, an almost empty and creepily quiet shopping center/event venue. The walls are full of artworks, like this one.

Petronas Twin Towers

After Masjid Jamek, we went to Pasar Seni to visit Central Market and Chinatown. We were famished, but there was no restaurant that seemed “clean” enough for us. Haha. Surprise, surprise; we ate at McDonald’s. Both destinations were underwhelming so didn’t take even a single shot. We went back to the hotel to catch a break and went to KLCC and Bukit Bintang to end the day.

The tall, lovely, and breathtaking Petronas Twin Towers.
I failed to take photos of the authentic dishes we ordered at one of the restaurants in Bukit Bintang, but this lovely serving of ice cream makes up for it, right?

Batu Caves

For our last day in Malaysia, we went to the famous Batu Caves. I imagined that it would be hard to go here, but the MRT station is actually connected to the entrance, so it was a breeze to visit.

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The entrance.
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Twerk it like Miley!
Waiting for food!
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This is where the birds go after they eat.
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How Big, How Blue (Gold), How Beautiful (This is a Florence reference, everyone!)
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The beautiful view after climbing 272 steps.

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