Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Travel Story: Last Christmas in Malaysia [Part 2]

Hola! Before December ends, I managed some time to continue my previous Travel Story in Malaysia XD Because there's word "Better late than never" #lookingforexcuse soooo here I am presenting the 2nd Part of my travel story! You can read 1st Part of this trip HERE

Our 4th destination was Batu Caves, and today we would be guided by Malaysian friend of mine ^_^ Hey buddy thank you so much! Anyway, because Batu Caves only can be reached by Komuter, we moved forward from Bukit Bintang to KL Sentral, and switched to Komuter there.

4. Batu Caves

Luckily the Komuter was so spacious, there were only few passengers at that moment and we could freely choose seats for ourselves ^__^ We need to pass 7 stations for heading to Batu Caves, and it took around 30-60 minutes (I forgot the exact time :p)


Just in case you're wondering, this was my 2nd time visiting Malaysia after more than 5 years.
Ready to wander again? ^.^


KL sentral to Batu Caves by Komuter
Well, because Google Maps say we only need 32 mins to reach Batu Caves (from KL Sentral), let's just trust them :p LOL. This are railway tracks that I found in KL Sentral.


Ladies, we will surely feel secure inside the Komuter, because they also provide special wagons for Ladies only ^_^


And we arrived to Batu Caves (பத்து மலை) in short period of time
Batu Caves is a Hindu shrine and a tourist attraction near Kuala Lumpur, with the Murugan statue.
You'll meet a lot of Indian people here~


Batu Caves is a an iconic and popular tourist attraction in Selangor. Site of a Hindu temple and shrine, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam.   A limestone outcrop located just north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves has three main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines.

Its main attraction is the large statue of the Hindu God at the entrance, besides a steep 272 climb up its steps to finally view the stunning skyline of the city centre. Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and scenes of Hindu Gods can also be seen in the Ramayana Cave. (source: tourism.gov.my)

how to call this.. Monkey Monk? (please correct me if I'm wrong, I'm totally clueless @_@)
If I'm not mistaken, there was an event that day, and the place is quite crowded
you'll see many monkeys here ^^ Just be careful with your belongings and don't get too close with them
there was some construction here
Inside the caves!
Scenery from 2nd floor
There are some sellers here, mainly they sell unique traditional souvenirs for tourists
in front of famous Murugan statue, the Hindu deity
Actually there is another temple up there, but since the weather was sooo hot, and we still need to climb up hundreds staircase @___@ we decided to give up and looked for drinks and ice creams before went home XD

PS: Don't forget to bring umbrella / hat and protect your skin with sunscreen if you intend to visit this place next time!

Komuter Tix
My Malaysian friend took this Polaroid photo for us :) Thanks

5. Sunway Pyramid & Sunway Lagoon

Because we're already in Selangor state, we decided to go Sunway Lagoon. What's Sunway Lagoon? It's a theme park in Petaling Jaya, Selangor Malaysia. Actually we planned to go Johor Baru (for Lego Land or Hello Kitty Town) but since the direction is otherwise and there is no way we can reach Johor Baru in short of time, we changed plan and went to Sunway Lagoon instead!

Anyway, the way to reach Sunway Lagoon was quite complicated because none of us are familiar with Selangor state! Thanks to Fye, we could reach Sunway Lagoon by Taxi and he helped us to deal those taxi drivers *__*

Because Sunway Lagoon and Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall is connected, we decided to look for some food before stroll around Sunway Lagoon! We're really starving.
inside Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
Batu Caves to Sunway Lagoon by Taxi
Sphinx and Pegasus statues at the Sunway Pyramid's entrace ^.^
 Basically what we've done in Sunway Lagoon Plaza were having lunch, taking hundreds photos with Christmas decorations (their Christmas decorations were superb!!) :p and (about to) visiting Sunway Lagoon Theme Park.

Sunway's main atrium, CMIIW. Wasn't it lovely? 




Unfortunately we're not lucky enough to visit Sunway Lagoon's Theme Park :'( It was raining and we decided to not go inside. Sunway Lagoon are divided into some categories, consist of Surf Beach, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park and Scream Park. The admission is one flat rate: RM120 for adult and RM90 for children and senior citizens.

you probably can't see the rains, can you? because it's hardly noticeable in picture, LOL
If you want to visit Sunway Lagoon next time, you MUST come here earlier, so you may enjoy the whole theme park's attractions.

Sunway Lagoon Extreme Park Map

6. I-City
It's nearly sunset and we tried to catch up i-City, because it's also located on Selangor state and when Fye offered to accompany us to i-City, we definitely thought "why not?"

i-City is a township located in Shah Alam, which is the capital of Selangor. i-City plans to be a business location for 6 industry clusters, namely shared services & outsourcing, biotechnology, software development, as a media hub, an Islamic financial hub, and a data centre.

i-City is a 72 acre ICT-based urban development beside the Federal Highway in Section 7, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Planned by architect Jon A. Jerde, i-City was designed as a fully integrated intelligent city, comprising corporate, leisure and residential components such as a 1 million sq. ft. regional shopping mall, office towers, Cybercentre office suites, hotels, apartments, data centers, and an innovation center. (source: wiki)

As tourism place, I-City is divided into 4 main attractions:
1. City of Digital Lights
2. Snowalk
3. Fun World
4. Waterworld


We didn't want to visit Snowalk because we already visited similar attraction earlier (in Genting), we also passed Waterworld because we didn't bring swimsuits and spare clothes. We opted to visit Fun World and City of Digital Lights ^.^
Snowalk

Red Carpet Banner

theme park

Pricelist (December 2013)
Since we're not excited enough to play those games, we chose other options.. walking around while look for another interesting spot, obviously to take more photos. LOL


Malaysia's First All-stars interactive wax museum
I don't remember the price of Red Carpet ticket, but I do believe that it's quite pricey since we decided to not visit it. We're saving some money for the last day because we were almost broke due to shopping madness >_< LOL


Instead we visited Trick Art Museum! :D
It costs 10RM if I'm not mistaken


Trick Art Museum always brings so much fun! Well, their portraits quality might not as good as Trick Art Museum in Jeju, but they're literally better than local Trick Art Museum in my city :p


My expression, LOL



Last but not least, we're enjoying i-City nightscape with over 1 million LED lights.
So many LED lightscape themes! This place comes alive with an amazing forest of man-made LED lights maple and pine trees ^_^



Tried this 6D motion theater once, and it was quite interesting and entertaining!
it was rained..


We're all so exhausted and had no enough energy to play another outdoor games, so after visited Trick Art Museum and 6D Motion Theater (and took some photos with LED lights decorations) we straight back to Bukit Bintang by Komuter again.



This is Fye, the gentleman who has kindly accompanied us on the third day of my trip. I met him & Kinna from Miss Flower Music Tour last year :D They're so friendly and kind. Fye is currently residing in Sydney ;) Congrats for succesfully obtaining your master-degree!

4. Last Christmas in Malaysia
My friend once said that we've chosen right season to visit Malaysia. In December, you'll see many many many beautiful and lovely Christmas decorations everywhere, I repeat.. everywhere! *___*
I couldn't help myself to not take pictures with those beautiful Christmas Trees :p 

In Bukit Bintang Plaza
in Surya Plaza
in Snoworld - Genting Indoor Theme Park

in Sunway Pyramid

Around Bukit Bintang

Near Pavilion Mall

Inside Pavilion Mall

Cony-Brown-Moon!! 





LOL, sorry for showing off my Christmas Tree photos collection XDD
Merry Christmas 2014 everyone!!

God bless you ^_^ 

6 comments:

  1. Malaysia looks like so much fun! I really want to go there someday since I have a friend there too~ The Christmas decorations are soo pretty ^^ I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time there! Merry Christmas to you too :)

    Gloriaus Days

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  2. that was fun. I really want to go back to KL, since my last visit was with tour. I really want to try their public transportation.

    good work! finally you wrote the trip :)

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  3. Christmas decor nya bagus-bagus banget XD

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  4. Wooowww manteppp. Dream... Dreammm. Nanti mau jalan-jalan juga ^0^
    Nice holiday shel ^0^

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  5. wah kesininya pas natal ya ce, lebih seru dekornya ..
    waktu ak k Pavilion cony,brown, sm moon nya polosan wkwk

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