Ahhh… it feels good to be on holiday. You know you’ve arrived in Malaysia when you see the haze outside the window of your plane and feel the heat and humidity even before you get onto the tarmac. 😉
KL was awesome!! I know I’ve ‘disappeared’ yet again but the holiday didn’t quite turn out the way we planned it to be – we were meant to be going slow and steady, doing touristy things, shopping and spending some quality time together. Instead, it turned out to be a catching up with friends and family affair, juggling to catch up with absolutely everybody and finding time to also get some of our things done. It is not that that is a bad thing but it was very hectic!
We stayed at the Prince Hotel and Residences and I can’t rave enough about this place. For one, they upgraded us to a room with a view of the Twin Towers. *swoon* Secondly, being the klutz that I am, I left a bag in the taxi the day before we were due to leave. It didn’t contain anything valuable, just a guidebook and a notebook with my personal jottings. I realised not long after we got out of the taxi and pretty much wrote my belongings off. We had a packed day ahead of us and we didn’t even know when we will be getting back to our hotel so we just couldn’t see how we will be able to track it down and get it back in time before we leave. As expected we got back to the hotel at about 1am and we just casually enquired if anyone had came to hand it in (clutching at straws really) and we were pleasantly surprised when they told us that the taxi driver came back to hand it in. Apparently, the taxi company is affiliated with Prince Hotel (and honest and nice) so I was extremely lucky!!
Getting my bak hwa burger from the markets! I’ve missed this soooo much!
Some of the touristy things that we managed to squeeze in include the Twin Towers and KLCC Aquaria. The towers were pretty impressive. We were only allowed up on the skybridge of the towers and that is halfway up and the view was awesome. Just imagined if we were all the way up the top! Honestly, I wasn’t too impressed with the aquarium. The corals and plants in the tanks were fake and some of the creatures are displayed in tiny lil’ aquariums where they can barely move let alone roam. I was appalled!! Sydney Aquarium is wayyyy better and animal friendly. They had a fish spa centre though with a promotional rate for aquarium visitors and we did at least enjoy that. It was ticklish fun… 🙂 And Bangsar’s night market. It was like a open air grocery and thrift store. It was like a bigger version of the night markets I used to go to when I was little. There were loads of food freshly made on site and all kinds of clothing. I remember I used to love looking at the pretty dresses for the girls when I was a kid. There were also fresh fish and vegetables but I couldn’t figure out why people would wanna buy any of the fresh food late at night but oh well. I was looking for my mua chee or tau fu fa but sadly didn’t see any. *gutted*
Topping up on nuts at Bangsar Night Market while catching up with family
The view from our room
Us on the skybridge of the Twin Towers
The view from the skybridge
As I said before, the trip was heady blur of catching up with loads of friends and family. These are some of the people I caught up with at home – school friends from my time in Malaysia (I went to a convent school). We all brought our other half to the meetup session this time too which was great coz I get to meet them after hearing about them for so long and them, Mr R. And all that catching up equates to food. A BIG affair with food!! And that will come up next…