Jumat, 23 Mei 2014

Traveling: Hello again, KL!

Assalamu'alaikum blog :)
It's funny to realize that for the last 4 years, I had always gone to KL between March-April. The first time, April 2011 was Singapore-KL backpacking with my friends. Then March 2012 I joined a friend for Matrade convention. April 2013, again, holiday with friends. And March 2014, I joined my hubby who had a training in KL for a week.

My parents followed me to KL, they stayed for 3 days :D It was the first time for my mom being in KL, so I recommended them to go to Putrajaya. But as I didn't feel well, I just stayed at hotel >_<
Here are their photos of Putrajaya!


Mom :D



They rented a tourist taxi for 2 hours, spared the taxi with a nice Indian couple :) I'm so happy hearing mom & dad's stories that they were having fun & make new friends at Putrajaya. Oh I wish I could go with them! I haven't seen many places they took pictures of!


A day after my parents went back home to Indonesia, I had a city tour by myself. I took Kuala Lumpur Hop On Hop Off (KL HOHO) Bus Tour! This was my second experience riding KL HOHO, and I was really excited because the last time I went to KL I haven't finished my tour...

My highlight of the tour was Islamic Arts Museum, which is ranked #1 attraction of KL in Tripadvisor. It is located across the National Mosque, where my bus stopped.

Islamic Arts Museum, A Gallery of Islamic Design


Islamic Arts Museum Kuala Lumpur
The museum

Contemporary calligraphy Islamic Arts Museum Kuala Lumpur
Contemporary calligraphy exhibition

And these calligraphy are all hand-made! So neat!

Contemporary calligraphy Islamic Arts Museum Kuala Lumpur

Ka'bah replica miniature
Masjidil Haraam miniature. Alhamdulillah, been there and dreaming to come back :')

Sheikh Zayed Abu Dhabi miniature
Masjid Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed! Alhamdulillah I've been there too :')

Old Al Qur'an, hand made, hand written, and hand painted.

Selfie by self timer! (Finally there's a picture of me -__-")


A cafe in the museum, looked luxurious (and expensive hahahaha)

Outside the museum, across the mosque, I could see this beautiful building

Ice cream for lunch! While I was waiting for Hop On Hop Off next bus (Aha just kidding, I also bought some fruits too for my lunch) 

Menara Malaysia

View from the top of the bus

Little India!

Tips on joining Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour:

  1. Have a research of every tourism spot you will pass by (near the bus stop), so you know where to explore (or just sit in the bus until the next destination)
  2. Bring your own packed meal & drink, as it is quite hard to find (affordable) food, unless if you're planning to visit malls at the right time (the time your tummy screams for food) - in my experience, I was starving by the time I finished seeing Islamic Arts Museum, and their restaurant is too expensive. So I bought Ice cream & watermelon fruit sold in front of the mosque =_=" *yang penting keganjel*
  3. Sunblock! Oh yeah! Especially if you're planning to do sightseeing on the top of the bus. Nice view but... sunburned :p 

What I missed the most from KL:

  1. Nando's chicken. Omygod their grilled chicken is legend...dary! I want moooreeee!! I regret why I didn't buy their sauce to make my own peri-peri grilled chicken at home T_T Should I come back to KL only to satisfy my cravings of Nando's chicken???
  2. More flavors of Chatime!! And their shop is sooo fancy at Bukit Bintang :D
  3. Breakfast with hubby at Tous Les Jours shop at Bukit Bintang. Superb pastry & comfortable place, too
Tous Les Jours shop

So, I guess... See you next time, KL?