Thursday, November 26, 2015

SG/MY Tour: Getting to Genting Skyway

The whole day was dedicated to exploring Genting Highands in Malaysia.  To get there, we went to KL Sentral station, went downstairs to the bus station and bought round trip tickets.  The cost was RM 10.30 for one way bus and skyway.  You can also opt to just buy bus ticket and buy the cable car ticket in Genting Skyway. But we bought round trip tickets to be sure that we will have a ride home.  Travel from KL Sentral to Genting Skyway was around an hour.  When we arrived at Genting Skyway, we opted to wait for a free bus that took us to the Strawberry Farm.  After our visit to the farm, we waited for the free bus that took us back to the skyway so we can ride the cable car to Genting Highlands.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

SG/MY Tour: Walking Tour in KL, Part 2

For Part 2 of the KL walking tour, here are the places we visited.  Note that these are the areas that are part of the paid walking tour and we again opted to DIY. You can either walk from these places on to the next riding the free KL bus, or take a train.

Central Market Kuala Lumpur is located at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Foch Avenue) and the pedestrian-only section of Jalan Hang Kasturi (Rodger Street), a few minutes away from Petaling Street. It was founded in 1888 and originally used as a wet market,while the current building was completed in 1937. It has since been classified as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian Heritage Society and it is now a landmark for Malaysian culture and heritage.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

SG/MY Tour: Walking Tour in KL, Part 1

For our 2nd day (technically 3rd) in Kuala Lumpur, our plan was to take the hop-on, hop-off bus and visit the following places: National Palace, National Museum, Lake Garden, Bird Park, National Mosque/Masjid Negara, Merdeka Square, Jalan Raju Laut/Chow Kit, Taman Tasik Titingwasa, KLCC/Petronas Tower, KL Tower and Jalan P. Ramlee.  We didn't get to do it because opted for a DIY walking tour (picture heavy!) on various sites! It was more fun and educational.

Guan Yin Temple
Dedicated to the bodhisatva of compassion, this cement temple was originally built by Hokkien Chinese in the 1890s and served as a place to say prayers for those buried in the graveyard that was once located on the hill. On the first and 15th day of the month in the Chinese calendar a free vegetarian meal is served here.