Our Malaysia trip is really not part of this years places to visit, but since we are given an opportunity to stay in one of the 5-star hotel in Kuala Lumpur, why not!!! hahaha and since we really had a plan last year during our trip in Singapore to visit Malaysia but for some epic reason we weren’t able to go to Malaysia. Now, we realized why our trip last year did not push thru because better things are meant for us.. SUHHWWEEET! 😀 😀 😀
On our second day in Kuala Lumpur, we made sure to get to see as much tourist spot as possible, We started our day early, we enjoyed the hotel’s facilities and the free breakfast, then head to our first stop. Today we’ll be checking out the place with our friends who arrived last night and since today is their available day, so we checked out the spots together.
Since Petronas Tower is near the hotel, we first made a stop to the tower and since this is the first day of slambookproject and her husband, we made a quick stop and day shot with the Twin Tower of Asia.
Just like in my previous post Malaysia is our unexpected trip, we got a FREE accommodation in a 5-star hotel so, we grabbed the opportunity to visit this place since we planned to visit KL last year during our trip in Singapore but it did not happen.
So finally we’re here and ready to explore the place and see what Malaysia “truly Asia” has to offer. Low cost carriers like Cebu Pacific and Air Asia arrived in KLIA- LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal). We arrived in Malaysia at midnight and since its a budgeted trip, we just decided to spend the night at the airport. The agony of waiting in the airport with only steel chairs to get some sleep, priceless (hahaha).
After taking some uncomfortable sleep, we headed to KL Sentral to start our day. We took Aeroline bus to KL Sentral at MYR8 (one-way), the ride going to KL Sentral to took us around 45 minutes, next thing we knew is that we are already in KL Sentral. Since we’ll be starting our adventure early and it’s still early for checking-in to the hotel, its a good thing that there are lockers in KL Sentral where can you leave your luggage while you explore Malaysia, the locker that we rented is MYR10, price rent depends on the size of the bag, price ranges from MYR5 to MYR20 (not bad! for a hassle free walking around KL).
We had our breakfast first, before heading to our first stop the Batu Caves. Good thing that the train is not to crowded, but it took us 45 minutes to wait for the train going to Batu Caves.When you arrive the Batu Cave station you will instantly see the human monkey and you arrived your final destination.
The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. The limestone forming Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old. Some of the cave entrances were used as shelters by the indigenous Temuan people.
On our recent trip in Malaysia, we had the chance to stay on a 5-star hotel which is a Grand Hyatt Hotel – Kuala Lumpur. Lucky us, that we get to stay there for 3days/2nights for FREE! (sponsored by slambookproject) But since we’ll be staying for 4 days, we have to find a place we could stay at least for 1 night. The experience at Grand Hyatt Hotel is nice and really relaxing (which I’ll be making a separate review) and it would be nice to have that same experience once in a while or in our next vacation 😀 😀 😀 (is there anyone out there who’d be willing to sponsor? hahahha!) Am not really particular with the place I’m staying as long as we feel its safe, clean and feasible to all tourist spot.
So how did I came across with Reggae Mansion, me being meticulous of planning our trip. I’ve been searching online for the best place to stay in Kuala Lumpur and checking reviews of other travelers. I was hesitant at first, since you really have to book online either directly to them or thru booking facilities online. Since there are other hostels in Kuala Lumpur that doesn’t need any down payment, you’ll just have to reserve, and payment can be made once we arrived. But what really attracts me is their dorm type rooms and the environment so I booked online thru HostelBookers.com, which is a safe and reliable online booking for your accommodation. So booking at Reggae Mansion is CHECKED!
Here is our actual itinerary for Malaysia which is limited to Kuala Lumpur only. Why? Due to limited time and we don’t have interest on the other tourist spots in Malacca and Johor Bahru, but still hoping to visit other parts of Malaysia (someday 😀 ). So here are the places that we explored in Kuala Lumpur, no pressure and just full experience of what Kuala Lumpur has to offer. 🙂 🙂 🙂
We made sure that we don’t commit the same mistake that we did on our last trip. Everything went smooth and according to our plan. The whole trip is “as always” tiring but I have gain new memories and experience that I will keep for a lifetime. Til my next trip 😀 😀 😀
Below is the breakdown of our expense for the 4-day stay in Malaysia we were lucky that our hotel accommodation is sponsored by a friend. We stayed at Grand Hyatt Hotel for 3-days/2 nights with breakfast and access to the hotel facilities (how lucky is that! 😀 😀 :D). Our Malaysia trip wasn’t on my itinerary of the countries to visit this year, but since we got a FREE accommodation, we took the opportunity to visit Malaysia, we just make sure that we don’t overboard with our budget. Our expense doesn’t include the airfare ticket.