Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Weekend Getaway: Enchanted Kingdom

Laguna, a one to two-hour drive from Manila is a place for many exciting adventures.  Last weekend, our company held our annual family day at one of the best amusement parks in the country, Enchanted Kingdom.  And as you can imagine, the kids had a grand time!

There are a lot of attractions to choose from, ranging from kids to teens to family and to extreme attractions, depending on your health and need for Adrenalin rush. And i just realized that I am just old because I would rather sit down under the shade and enjoy people watching, hahaha!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

SG/MY Tour: Petronas Twin Towers

After the visit to Batu Caves, we rode the train back to the city to marvel at the biggest landmark in Kuala Lumpur.  The Petronas Towers, or the Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and still remain as the tallest twin towers in the world. But we only marveled from below, as we did not want to pay the RM85 fee from the view deck!

It was a beautiful, sight to behold.  There were so many tourists like us just trying to get a good angle of the towers, and some are just sitting or laying down on the garden in front of the towers. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

SG/MY Tour: Batu Caves, KL Malaysia

After our Putrajaya Tour, we went straight to Batu Caves using the efficient train system. Unfortunately for us, it was the Thaipusam Festival and there was a huge crowd! The Batu Caves is a Hindu Shrine that is dedicated to Lord Murugan.  Its main attraction is the large statue of the Hindu God at the entrance, and a steep 272 climb up its steps.
Okay, so the view was awesome and images were fascinating.  However, since it was a public holiday, there were so many people and the place was crowded and littered with so much trash.

But we still enjoyed the experience and was awed by the cave formation, and the religious practice.

Friday, October 2, 2015

SG/MY Tour: Putrajaya Sightseeing Tour

For our second day in Malaysia, but first day of tour, we went to avail of the Putrajaya sightseeing tour. We took the train to KL Sentral and from there, the KLIA transit to Putrajaya Sentral.  It was less than an hour and we thoroughly enjoyed the train ride with free wifi! Per our research, there was a RM1 tour if you arrive early but unfortunately we paid RM20-30(I can't remember exactly but it was around that) since they don't offer that anymore. We waited for a few more tourists to join and then we were off to the 2-hour bus tour, with an English-speaking guide.