We Want More Friday, Heritage Site, and Batu Caves
As promised, in this post I'll tell you our 2nd and 3rd day in KL. :)
The second day went as good as the first day. We took monorail to go KL Sentral to gain some informations about how to go to Penang Island (for the boys were going there on January 2nd). Its cost was only RM2.10 from Bukit Bintang to KL Sentral. KL Sentral is Malaysia's largest transit hub where there's integrated rail transportation centre and bus stations. It is also a direct link to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Putrajaya (the Federal Government Administrative Centre), Cyberjaya and key areas within the Multimedia Super Corridor.
Then, we walked the street to see Brickfields as known as Little India where we can eat cheap Vegetarian Indian Food. We found Gandhi's Vegetarian Restaurant which served vegetarian meals in Indian taste. It's served in Prasmanan style. You know, we can take any food we want in any quantity. It cost no more than RM10 included drinks. Cheap, eh? ;)
Afterwards, we found Hindu Temple near Gandhi's Restaurant. The buildings was awesome. Unfortunately, we could not enter it since it's closed for tourists. Then, we headed to The Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park. The Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park is definitely a must-see attraction for any tourist! The park has 14 attractions that can satisfy a wide range of interests – the Perdana Botanical Gardens, Panggung Anniversari, KL Butterfly Park, KL Bird Park, Orchid Garden, Hibiscus Garden, Deer Park, Tun Abdul Razak Memorial, National Monument, National Mosque, National Museum, National Planetarium, Islamic Arts Museum and Royal Malaysian Police Museum – in 173 acres of land lush with greenery and an undulating landscape. As we were free-tickets-minded, so we just entered buildings which was free, such Tun Abdul Razak Memorial Building, Islamic Arts Museum, Royal Malaysian Police Museum, and National Mosque. Hehe..
We were very tired afterwards that we decided to go directly to the hostel to rest give our feet a little rest. Then at the night, we tried Dragon View Restaurant located in Jalan Alor where was the place for street food hawkers near our hostel. It's a little bit expensive and unrecommended for the Roasted Duck. Except that food, it was a nice dinner we had. :)
The next day, we're going to Batu Caves. We were not rush ourselves. We're enjoying every minutes of it. We took the monorail from Bukit Bintang to KL Sentral. From KL Sentral, we continued with KTM to Batu Caves. In KL Sentral, we grabbed some Whoppers to satisfy our hunger. Surprisingly, Burger King in KL was cheaper than Burger King in Jakarta. And that made me content! ;)
At Batu Caves, we went upstairs to the temple. We had to climb a steep flight of 272 steps!! It was tiring yet it was worth trying. :) After that, we ate Chanai, fed the fish, and drank coconut water. Exhausted for climbing the stairs, we went to the hostel afterwards.
We rested a bit until we felt hungry. At that night, we would like to treat our tummy nicely by having a fine dine at T.G.I.F at Pavilion. Before going, we met young Japanese traveler named Yuki. He was kind of smart and nice kid. He's just 18 years old yet he already done hitch-hiking in Japan. He joined us for dinner.
We talked much. We ate much. We shared dessert and stories. He's been traveled from north to the south (from Bangkok, Penang, now Kuala Lumpur, then Singapore) aloooone! Can't you believe an 18 yo boy traveling alone? I totally admired his guts! Isn't it nice? Meeting new friends? Oh, I definitely gonna do this again!
|Inside KL Sentral|
|inside Gandhi's Vegetarian Restaurant|
|Indian Vegetarian Food in Gandhi's Restaurant. Yum!|
|Hindu Temple in Brickfields (Little India)|
|the details of Hindu Temple in Brickfields (Little India)|
|view from the street|
|writing my name on guest book in Tun Abdul Razak Memorial Building|
|Hal Ehwal Luar inside Tun Abdul razak Memorial Building|
|welcome yourself in Police Museum|
|under construction building near KL Sentral Station|
|inside temple near Maharajalela Monorail Station|
|KTM Station |
|new friend: YUKI from JAPAN|