Today is our last day. And we decided didn’t go anywhere. At 09:00, my cousins go to class. Today is his first day after school holiday.
Then after said goodbye to him, we eat breakfast at Old Town White Coffee.The breakfast menu in Old Town White Coffee is various than at Coffee Bean.
I order toast with fried egg and hot chocolate. My aunty order noodle and hot chocolate. My other cousin order nasi lemak and ice lemonade. We also take away kaya toast with half omega and ice lemonade. But you have to pay for MYR 2 if you want to take away.
After eat breakfast, we packing to go home. At 11:00, we check-out and ask the hotel staff to help us call the taxi from Myteksi Applications.
We eat lunch at Nanny’s Pavillon at the airport and it’s really expensive. Then at 15:15 we go back to Yogyakarta.
Today is our last day at Kuala Lumpur. We will move to Bandar Sunway and stay in there for 2 nights.
There’s a lot of way to go to Sunway from Bukit Bintang. We can ride monorail to KL Sentral and change to Subang Jaya station then ride bus or taxi from there. But we decided to “grabcar” from MyTeksi applicatios. It’s cheaper than regular rate. But if you don’t have Malaysia number, it would be a little dificult.
The application also give you a promo coupon, so it’s really useful. Arrive at Sunway, we stay at Rhuemz Hotel Taylors, which manage by Taylor’s University Hospitality program. The hotel is located right beside the university. And it’s quiet far from Sunway Centre.
When we arrive there, the rooms that we booked are not ready. We requested for connecting room, and we have to wait until 14:30.
We decided to eat first at Subway and also walk around the university. There’s 9th floor for classes with a lot of department. It’s cool, make me want to study again. There’s a lake in front of the university.
At 14:30, we check-in and put our luggage inside our room. The view from our rooms is amazing.
Then we go to bus station beside Taylor’s unversity and ride the local bus. It cost MYR 1.5/pax. First we go to my cousin’s apartment to put some of his stuff. It took almost 30 minutes by bus to go there.The apartment is called Suryamas Apartment. And it’s comfortable. There’s 3 block: block A, block B and block C. In the basement is car park. On level 2nd, there’s a gym, swimming pool, cafetaria, spa, and also reading room.
In front of the apartment, there’s a lot of food stand.
After walk around, then we go to Sunway Pyramid Mall by walking to there. It took 20 minutes.
The mall is quiet big, and looks nice. Even I have already see the directions, but it’s still quiet confusing. There’s Sunway Pyramid mobile applications if you want to go here, so you don’t need to look for any maps everytime you look for some store.
This is where Sunway Lagoon, an amusement park located, right besides the mall. So it’s really convenient if you stay around here.
My aunty buy Popiah, it’s like Lompiah in Indonesia. I buy crepes. We explore the mall until 20:30 then buy KFC take away. Then we ride “Grabcar” again to go back to hotel because the bus has stopped operated at 18:00.
After eating dinner, it’s time for rest.. Good night..
Woke up late today, we start our day at 11:00. We ate breakfast at instant restaurant again. This time, I try their BBQ with rice.
Our destination today is near KLCC. It’s Aquaria KLCC. I have never been there before because everytime I want to go there, I always lost way. And it happen again, but this time I took a wrong path.
In the Kuala Lumpur map which we can take in airport, we could walk from Pavilion Bukit Bintang, through Bukit Bintang-KLCC skybridge only for 5 minutes.
I didn’t see it first, and we ride monorail to Bukit Nanas.
Arrive at Bukit Nanas station, I just realize it. So we decided to walk to the sky bridge. We go out at Ampang Road and walk to the right. We passed Hard Rock restaurant, Concorde Hotel and also Sheraton Hotel.
In front of Sheraton Hotel, there’s an intersection, cross the road to the left and then walk straight. In the middle of the road, turn right until you see the sky bridge. Then took the elevator, and walk to the right until the end of the sky bridge and you will arrive at KLCC building. The aquaria is in that building at underground.
The ticket entrance to Aquaria is MYR 53/pax. It’s quiet expensive I think, because the area is not too big too. For student, there’s special price to MYR 32/pax.
I didn’t have a change to take picture of the ticket, we used the ticket to enter and it’s gone haha..
After pass a small path, we come to a big aquarium.
There’s some feeding show, but the time is not convenient. But we managed to watched big aquarium feeding and piranha feeding session.
We spend almost 4 hours inside there. Then after come out, we went to KLCC Petronas Twin Tower and Suria KLCC mall. It’s my 3rd time come here.
We eat lunch (or maybe evening eating because it’s alreay 5 o’clock in the evening) at Nando’s.
Then we walk around the mall while waiting for night.At 19:30, we go to KLCC Park and waiting for the musical laser fountain. That time, the fountain already dancing.
The musical fountain will play at 12:00 and 14:00 and also 18:00 before night. And at night, the light will turn on at 19:30 and the fountain will play at 20:00, 21:00 and 22:00.At 20:00 the music started. It’s beautiful.
It took for 20 minutes for the show. After finished, we go back to hotel using monorail. From KLCC to Dang Wangi then walk to Bukit Nanas Monorail and ride until Imbi Station.
We are so excited for today so we woke up early today. At 9 o’clock, we eat breakfast at Instant Restaurant which located beside the hotel. The boss is Indonesian people, and she is very friendly.I saw the booth, and interesting with it’s roasted pork. So I ordered Roasted Pork Noodle 烧肉面 which cost RM$7.
It’s yummy, the meat is so crunchy and tasty. My aunty ordered Porridge and 油条. My cousins ordered Roasted Pork Noodle, same with me and Balacan Fried Rice.
This restaurant will become our breakfast restaurant. Actually, there’s 2 restaurant with same concept, but maybe different owner, different luck. In the morning, Instant Restaurant is more crowded than the others. But in the evening, the others is more crowded than this one.
After eat breakfast, we go to our first destination,Central Market. The nearest station with hotel is Imbi Station or Bukit Bintang Station. Imbi Station located in the next Berjaya Times Square, and Bukit Bintang Station locted behind Sungei Wang Plaza.
We ride Monorail with KL Sentral direction to Hang Tuah station then change to KTM with Sentul Timur direction to Masjid Jamek station then change again to Kelana Jaya Line with kelana Jaya direction to Pasar Seni Station.
Exit subway station, go to Central Market directions. We have to walk around 5 minutes to go there. After cross the road, you can see the blue old building, that’s Central Market.
Central Market sell some art and culture craft. There’s a lot of clothes like batik, and some craft. The price is standard. In the back of the store, there’s painting store.
We decided to rest for a while, buy some drink. The weather is too hot.
From Central Market, we go to Chinatown Petaling Street. We just walk pass through the road.
Then we ride Kelana Jaya Line again, and back to Masjid Jamek. Our next destination is Masjid Jamek and Dataran Merdeka. Arrive at Masjid Jamek, we take the wrong exit. So we have to cross the road. And unfortunately, the Masjid Jamek is close at noon. So we decided to directly go to Dataran Merdeka.
From Masjid Jamek, we walk near the construction, and will find a square.
From the square, we can see Pasar Seni. What?? No way… it’s so close. It’s only located behind Central Market. But we don’t know. If we know, we didn’t need to ride the train. In the intersection of the square and pasar seni, just turn right. Then you will see Textile Museum. Walk straight, pass the river and you will arrive at Dataran Merdeka.
We eat lunch first at Dataran Underground Mall. The mall is new, and nothing much to see. Only there’s 2 restaurant in there with limited seat. After eating, we go out and walk around
We took photos with “I ❤ KL” statue and enjoy the view of building around the Dataran Merdeka.
After finished, we back to subway Masjid Jamek.
We go back to Imbi Station to go to Berjaya Times Square. I thought that it’s expensive mall. But it’s not. Most of the store is local product.
Because the hot weather, we decided to try the snow flake. It’s delicious and refreshing.
There’s a theme park inside the mall, located at the 5th floor. While eating ice cream, we saw the rollercoaster is playing. And we want to try it. I heard that it’s the 2nd longest rollercoaster for indoor theme park.
But something happen, while we eat ice, on the 2nd ride that we saw, the rollercoaster stopped in the middle of the ride. I thought that it’s a usual stop, but turned out there’s something with it. So we decided didn’t ride it. Haha..
We bought mineral water and some snack at Cool Storage.
In front of the cold storage, there’s a piano stairs that can produce the sound while you step on it. It’s beautiful and cool.
From Berjaya Times Square, we go to Pavilion Mall. We pass Sungei Wang Plaza, Lot10, Fahrenheit, all of them are famous shopping place at Bukit Bintang. We eat dinner at Pavilion Food Republic.
Thank you for one of my aunty, I got a chance to roaming in Kuala Lumpur. But this time, this is on duty journey. I will accompany them to walk around Kuala Lumpur.
My aunty stay at east java, her child study at Bandar Sunway. So, she wants to visit him while touring Kuala Lumpur. We depart from Yogyakarta, because my autny has something to do in central java, and the ticket price is cheaper than from Surabaya.
At 06:45, I go to Damri Bus Stasion at Hotel Wisata to go to the Airport. I took 7 o’clock bus and it cost IDR 50.000/pax. There’s approximately 8 people inside the bus and the journey take 1.5 hours.
At 08:30 I have arrived at Yogyakarta Adisucipto International Airport. My aunty and my cousin has already arrived in there too.
For information, there’s road renovation at Jalan Adisucipto, after ringroad to Airport direction,right before the imigration. From 4 path of car road into 3 path which there only 1 path to airport direction. I’m lucky because it’s still morning and not traffic in there. If you depart in the afternoon or evening, maybe you need to depart 2-3 hours early to avoid the late.
Arrived at airport, we still can’t check-in. So we wait until 09:30. We drop our baggage, and after verified our documents, we passed the imigrations. Then we wait in the waiting room.
Approximately 11:15, we are boarding. Then at 12:00, we say “see you again Yogya”. There’s delay 15 minutes from the exact time because of air traffic. It should be 11:45.
There’s only Airasia Flight from Yogyakarta to Kuala Lumpur direct. I have been many times ride this plane and it’c comfortable. But this time, there’s one stewardess that make me didn’t feel comfortable inside the flight. She help us, but I thought that her behavior is less polite. I hope she could realize and fix her attitude.
We buy pre-flight meal on the flight. I buy Uncle Chin’s Rice Chicken and my aunty and my cousin buy Nasi Lemak.
The flight took 2.5 hours. At 15:20 we landed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 2. The airport is new, so expect half hours to walk to imigrations, and then half hours to wait for the baggage. Our baggage has already on the belt. Last time I came here, when I arrived at baggage claim, the baggage still not come out and we have to wait 15 minutes.
We decided to ride bus to Hotel Capitol Bukit Bintang. The bus station is on 1st floor.and you can see a lot of ticket booth in there. Just go to the bus locket and ask for the bus to your destination. Bus to hotel Capitol Bukit Bintang need to change to the small car. And it cost RM$15. The next bus is 16:30 which is still there 15 minutes to depart.
We go to platform A4 and the driver ask us what destination we go. And he will write our destination and I thought he tell the agency about it.
At 16:30 the bust depart. First stop is KLIA1. And no one depart from there so we continue to the city. Arrive near Pudu, we change to small car because the bus can not enter Bukit Bintang Area because there’s MRT construction.
Finally, we arrive at Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur. It cost RM$195/room/night. We booked via hotel website, http://www.fhihotel.com with credit card guarantee.
The room is nice. We booked connecting room, so it seems a big room because we open the connecting door. We are on the 6th floor and the view from here is nice.
We rest for a while, while waiting for my cousin that study in Sunway come here. 1 hour.. 2 hours.. my cousins suddenly said, the monorail is broken so it didn’t operated. He needs to wait on not sure time. So he decided to walk about 3km.
At 20:00, he arrive at hotel then we go eat dinner at Alor Street. We choose Alor Corner Stand which famous with Asam Laksa.
I order Curry Noodle. It’s not my favourite, but it’s better than Chicken amd Prawn Noodle which is my aunty’s order. My cousins order Asam Laksa and Dry Noodle.
Then we walk along the alor street, we try coconut ice cream and also Wong Ah Wah chicken wings.
The YouniQ Hotel Sepang, located at Sepang, near airport area. It took 20 minutes by car.
The hotel provided Airport Shuttle which cost only 5 Ringgit. They said, if you go there by taxi, it will cost 15-20 Ringgit.
After you make a reservation, just ask for shuttle from the hotel website, and what time do you want to be picked up. For KLIA2, the pick-up and drop-off time is even time (00:00, 02:00, 04:00, ect). And you make the payment while check-in, and also make appointment to drop off in the next days.
If you feel didn’t comfortable with the distance, there’s TUNE HOTELS KLIA2 right in front of the airport (walking distance 10 minutes). But the price is quiet expensive.
The hotel is YouniQ. It located in the big street. But it’s comfortable. Too bad, they didn’t provide mineral water inside the room. So don’t forget to bought some in the airport of if you want, you can cook by boiling water machine which provided in the room.
Address: Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi Business Park, 42, Jalan 2, Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, 43900 Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia Phone: +60 3-8706 6988
Today is it. My journey to South Korea for 13th days. Ticket: Check, Hotel Voucher: Check, so time to start our journey.
At 13:15, we depart from Magelang. My friend’s parents take us to Adisucipto International Airport Yogyakarta. We eat lunch at Blabak Ayam Goreng Special.
At 14:45 we arrive at Adisucipto International Airport. Luckily, the baggage drop counter didn’t have any people, so we can directly put drop our luggage and document checked.
Then we decided to killing-time at Cafe. The restaurant and cafe’s price at Airport is really expensive.
At 16:00 we enter imigration and wait for boarding at Waiting Room. At 16:55 boarding and at 17:20 we depart.
The flight from Yogyakarta to Kuala Lumpur, take 2 hours and 35 minutes. But because the difference time between Yogyakarta and Kuala Lumpur which Kuala Lumpur 1 hours later than Yogyakarta, so we arrive at Kuala Lumpur at 20:40. We got sunset in the plane.
Airasia terminal at Kuala Lumpur move from LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal) to KLIA2, which more large and comfortable. You can spend time by shopping. So many shop in there.
From arrival gate to imigration, it took almost 20-30 minutes walking. It’s so big airport. Even the baggage, need some time to arrive at the baggage claimed. We almost spend 1.5 hours to get out from the arrival. By the time we come out, it’s already 21:45 local time. I bought ramen at Ramen Ten restaurant for supper at Hotel. Then we wait for the hotel airport pick-up at 22:00 in frong of Old Town White Coffe (just right outside of the arrival gate).
We arrived at LCCT International Airport Kuala Lumpur, then we rent airport taxi for 5 people, to go to the main city. Kuala lumpur airport to main city, took 1 hour approximately.
LCCT or Low Cost Carrier Terminal, which special terminal in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Airasia. The airport was full wifi, you can access the internet free and fast. There’s so many restaurant in there, so don’t worry if you starving.
If you don’t have a chance to print your boarding pass, then you can easily print it in here. There’s so many boarding pass barcode scanning or self-check-in counter in here.
When it’s holiday, there will be many people in here. So becareful with your belonging.
There’s so many hotel nearby, if you just want to transit for a night, you can stay in nearby hotel. The nearest hotel was Tune Hotels KLIA-LCCT. It’s convenient because located only in front of the terminal with only walk for 10 minutes. When you come out from the arrival, just see straight to the parking lot, and you will see the sign.
After check-in hotel, we eat lunch at KFC then go to Suria KLCC Mall. We ride monorail then change to LRT Kelana Jaya Line to station KLCC.
Located at Jalan Ampang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, phone: +60 3-2382 2828.
Suria KLCC is an end to end Developer and Asset Manager of Retail Assets in Malaysia. The largest retail asset, Suria KLCC, is detailed in this listing. Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suria_KLCC
Suria KLCC Group includes of Suria KLCC, Malaysia’s premier shopping destination located at the foot at the Twin Tower at the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Alamanda Shopping Centre located at Putrajaya, Malaysia’s administrative capital and Mesra Mall located in Terengganu, on Malaysia’s East Coast known for its picturesque islands and scenic beaches. Website: http://www.suriaklcc.com.my/corporate/index.dot
It’s near Petronas Twin Tower. This is my 2nd time come to Petronas Twin Tower. This time, I didn’t go to the observation deck but I went to KLCC Park to enjoy the tower. (I will talk about the observation deck when I have a time to review, I went there when my trip to Taiwan in 2011).
While waiting for the sunset, we drink coffee at starbucks. We see the mall map, and looking for starbucks. But the sign was confusing, we took some time to found it.
The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers (Malay: Menara Petronas, or Menara Berkembar Petronas) are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)’s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101, but they remain the tallest twin buildings in the world. The buildings are the landmark of Kuala Lumpur with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower. Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petronas_Towers
KLCC Park is a public park located in the vicinity of Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The park has been designed to provide greenery to Petronas Twin Towers and the areas surrounding it. Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KLCC_Park
After the night come, we decided to eat dinner at Sungei Wang Plaza while exploring the shopping mall. While on the way there, we see:
We go back to Bukit Bintang, and go to Sungei Wang Plaza to eat dinner.
I’ve been at Kuala Lumpur for 2 times before. And it’s only for transit at LCCT International Airport. This time, it’s also for transit to Bangkok.
Everytime before I go back to Indonesia, I will took 1 to 2 days to explore Kuala Lumpur. This city was okay (for me, different people will have a different imprestion), and I don’t think I will spend special time go to this city to travelling. 🙂
Kuala Lumpur (called simply KL by locals) is the federal capital and the largest city in Malaysia. In Chinese, it is called 吉隆坡 (Ji Long Po). Kuala Lumpur is a sprawling city and its residential suburbs seem to go on forever.
Kuala Lumpur’s ambitious public transport system is sufficiently developed to be fairly efficient and convenient, but much room for improvement lies in its integration. The city, like many developing cities, suffers from paralysing traffic jams periodically throughout the day. In the rush hours, consider combining various methods of transport.
Train — Urban rail train comes in four distinct flavours, which are not always fully connected: LRT – run by RapidKL, which also runs the urban buses, it is the closest thing to a metro though it is mainly elevated on concrete pillars with only the most central stations underground. There are three lines: the Ampang line, the Sri Petaling line and the Kelana Jaya line. At some stations, different lines run on the same platform, which may be a bit confusing. Also LRT map with all lines is very rare at stations so don’t forget to print it or save it in your mobile/phone in advance, there are also (almost) no trashbins in LRT system so prepare to carry your trash until leaving system. (http://www.myrapid.com.my/)
KL Monorail – entirely elevated and loops through the Golden Triangle in a semicircle. Riding its whole length gives a good overview of the city centre. (http://www.monorail.com.my/)
KTM Komuter – two lines that meet in the city centre and run out to the suburbs, including the Batu Caves and Midvalley Mega Mall. Trains are not as frequent as on the LRT or Monorail: plan for a 20 min wait but 5-10 min is more likely. To get in/out KTM Komuter lines you are supposed to use turnstiles, but during 6/2013 turnstiles were switched off at Kuala Lumpur and Batu Caves stations, so don’t bother trying and just pass through. (http://www.ktmb.com.my/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57%3Aktm-komuter&catid=42%3Asbu&Itemid=55)
KLIA – trains run between KL Sentral and KL international airport. Express trains run direct. Transit trains stop at Putrajaya and Salak Tinggi en route.
Bus — Double-decker KL Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing tour buses serve 42 notable places. There is free Wi-Fi on board. An information commentary is given through headphones. Tickets (valid for 24 or 48hrs) give unlimited use during their validity. Children under 5 ride free. The buses are scheduled every half hour but waits may be as long as two hours due to traffic jams, so try to maximize use of the service outside rush hours. (http://www.myhoponhopoff.com/)
Taxi — Normal red and white taxis (RM3 first 1km, then RM1/km) and bright blue executive taxis (RM6 first 1km, then RM2/km) are good options if you can get them to use the meter. There are also various small surcharges for radio call (RM2), baggage (RM1 per piece), etc.
The city’s rail coverage is good enough so that you shouldn’t take a taxi to most hotels and tourist hotspots. But, if you must take a taxi, expect many drivers to refuse to use the meter, particularly during rush hour or when it rains. Prices then become negotiable (before setting off) and inflated (2-10 times the meter price). Although this is illegal, the only realistic thing you can do is walk away and find a different driver. A cab hailed off the street is more likely to use the meter than one that stalks tourist spots or parked. If stuck with a driver that won’t use the meter, negotiate hard: RM10 should cover most cross town trips of 15 min or so, even with traffic. If staying in an expensive hotel, hide your affluence and give a nearby shopping mall as your destination instead. If you have lots of bags, try not to let him see it during negotiations. Malay drivers are generally more inclined to use the meter than Chinese or Indian ones.
Avoid going to a taxi stand and bringing a sheet of paper with your destination written down with the intention of showing it to the driver; you will have four or five of the drivers congregate and pass around your written address. They are most certainly discussing the best way to charge you an inflated price. Have your destination memorised or, even better, hail a taxi and avoid taxi stands.
Midnight surcharge is applicable on pickups 00:01-05:59. This surcharge means meter prices are increased by 50% (e.g. at 01:00, if the meter shows RM12, you should pay RM12+6).
During rush hour it’s generally best to combine public transport with taxis.
Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres (127,350 sq mi) separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Land borders are shared with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei, and maritime borders exist with Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. In 2010 the population was 28.33 million, with 22.6 million living on the Peninsula. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia, Tanjung Piai is in Malaysia, located in the tropics. It is one of 17 megadiverse countries on earth, with large numbers of endemic species.
The country is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, which plays a large role in politics. The constitution declares Islam the state religion while protecting freedom of religion. The government system is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system and the legal system is based on common law. The head of state is the king, known as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. He is an elected monarch chosen from the hereditary rulers of the nine Malay states every five years. The head of government is the Prime Minister.