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Old 5th March 2010, 09:57   #76
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Isn't Visa in Malaysia available on Arrival?
Yes it is. Max of 120 hours / 5 days with a confirmed return ticket.

Those Petronas tower is a wonderful piece especially to look in the night with those lights.

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Though it was Wednesday, lady's day/night out, there were not enough ladies or crowd at the moment we entered the club.
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Story continues------

Reached the hotel @ 12:45 am.

The bukit bintang was buzzing, massage senters[ i will use malaysian spell] were flooded with tourist.
Though it was a normal day[ night ?] at the place, it was new thing for us.
In front of our hotel, opposite side of the road, 24 hour running 7 Elevan store and kk market/store were making business at that time.
Sat on the steps of the hotel for some time.
Then, it was good night sleep in the room.

Good morning, it is 25 feb 2010, 7 am.

After quick shower in the clean bathroom with 24 hour running hot water, had cup of self made coffee.
The hot water and cold water filter taps are provided on each floor of the hotel.
The cream powder, coffee, sugar, tea bags are provided by hotel in the room. So, no issue about morning tea.

@8am, everyone gathered in the restaurant at the hotel.
One has to collect breakfast pass at the reception of the hotel and present it in the restaurant.
We had american breakfast of toast, omlett, juice, coffee, tea etc.
Malysian breakfast is also available. Once i tried nasi lemak, the national dish of Malaysia.

After having breakfast, we headed toward bukit bintang monorail station.
I wonder, everywhere in kl, at counter, female are present. I saw very less working male at counters.

After purchasing the ticket of rm 2 each, we boarded monorail for Titiwangasa station.

monorail.[ pic is taken at titiwangasa].
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we in the monorail.
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view from titiwangasa station.
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titiwangasa station from the street.
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beautiful structure,
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the flyover and the junction near the station.
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After alighting, we caught green coloured rapid kl bus no U6 [ utama 6].
For bus stop for U6, you have to reach the nearby cross under the flyover and cross the road. You will see two bus stop nearby.
It was 3 min walk from titiwangsa station to the bus stop.

The friendly bus driver gave us the tickets costing rm2 each.
I was surprised that the bus was empty in the busy morning.

we in the bus.
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After travel of 20 min passing through industrial area of northern kl, we reached at a junction where batu caves are located.
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Next post--batu caves @ 12 noon today.
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Great going Asishpallod. Organizing the trip on your own and carrying people along with you good.The photos are good.Airasia aircraft with leather seats looks good for a budget airlines.
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We entered the batu caves complex.
Batu caves consists of two huge[ i mean really huge] caves at a hillock, northern side of kl.
It is hindu temple complex with large golden statue of murugun.[ correct me].
One has to climb @ 275 steps to reach the caves.
Though, the no of steps are not more than steps at jejuri temple near saswad, humidity made that climb very tiresome experience.

We at the complex
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Temple at the base
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The huge golden statue and steps to caves
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First cave hall which has natural roof.
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Second cave hall which has open roof.
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Temple in the second cave
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children at the temple.
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We returned to the base.
The complex is huge with all amneties.
There are indian restaurants where we took the lunch.
The owner of the hotel was interested more in selling the drinks than food.
We got mobile sim cards of local service provider.

It was very hot and humid.

We returned back to titiwangsa monorail station by same U6 bus.
Near titiwangsa, we saw some good bikes.
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Got monorail from titiwangsa and alighted at bukit nanas station to visit kl tower[ meenara kl].

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A lot of us must have visited these places a lot of times but viewing them from the eyes of a first time traveller brings out the beauty of the whole journey and we realise how much we might have missed.

Simple, crisp and fun.

Keep going. 5 stars from me too.
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A lot of us must have visited these places a lot of times but viewing them from the eyes of a first time traveller brings out the beauty of the whole journey and we realise how much we might have missed.
Simple, crisp and fun.
Keep going. 5 stars from me too.
@spitfire and everyone,
thanks for your appreciation.

It was really hard task for me to plan, arrange and execute the whole trip for the bunch of newbies.
It was first foreign trip for me also but i enjoyed the trip and i am really happy that i was able to show outside world to my rural friends .
If this trip did not happen, some of them may never go to see the outside world in their life due to various reasons.
I tried to keep the cost minimum by all means so that everyone from my group can come with this trip.
I am glad that i have achieved my motto.
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It was really hard task for me to plan, arrange and execute the whole trip for the bunch of newbies.
It was first foreign trip for me also but i enjoyed the trip and i am really happy that i was able to show outside world to my rural friends .
If this trip did not happen, some of them may never go to see the outside world in their life due to various reasons.
I tried to keep the cost minimum by all means so that everyone from my group can come with this trip.
I am glad that i have achieved my motto.
Reminds me of a favorite saying of a friend of mine whose evaluation criteria for everything (from furniture to enterprise architecture) would be:

Sundar, Sasta, Tikau (Beautiful, Cheap, Longlasting)

Definitely Tikau Memories! Well done!
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Ashish, why is it you and your friends looking so grim in the pictures?

Weren't you guys enjoying KL or was it you all were missing your respective Karishma's?
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After alighting the monorail at bukit nanas station, we crossed the road in the station itself and went opposite side.
Now, it was simple 5 min walk from the station to kl tower complex.
Two right turns and we were at the gate of the complex.

From the gate of the complex, free shuttle service runs for tower base.
I wonder, Malaysian government has developed every single thing into tourist attraction.
I realized this when we visited to bird park.

The tower
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Entrance of the tower.
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We bought tickets costing 38 rm each and boarded fast lift to the observation deck.
At the deck, the staff provide you headphone for running commentary in various languages including Hindi.

It was really nice view from the top.

National mosque[ blue coloured at up-right side of the pic.
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Pavilion mall[ two brown coloured buildings.
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kl skyline.
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Twin tower with two different camera.
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Malaysian cultural village at the base.
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After good view of kl skyline, we headed toward kl Aquaria which is based near Petronas tower.
It was 10 min walk along Jalan Ramlee and then right turn, thats it.

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Ashish, why is it you and your friends looking so grim in the pictures?
Weren't you guys enjoying KL or was it you all were missing your respective Karishma's?
You answered the question you raised.
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Ashish - splendid.

I dont know how many times I would have visited Bukit Bintang or Menara KL or Petronas Towers. But it feels great to see it again, from the eyes (or may I say lenses) of someone else. And thanks. I had seen the place - my home for two years in KL - from one of your photos; and I immediately went into flashback. Terima Kasih (Thank You).

BTW - for junta out there, Bukit Bintang means Star Hill (Bukit -> Hill).

The brown building with two towers each side is Times Square mall. This mall has amusement park, multiplex theatre, shops and restaurants and big 4* hotel. This place and Pavillion mall on Bukit Bintang area were two of my favorite places on weekends.

The dinner or lunch at the Menara KL restaurant is a must have in a traveller's plan. The restaurant is a 360-degree rotating one where we see entire KL skyline. Amazing, and costs anywhere between RM60-150 depending on type of food you order.

PS : Thanks to this log, I almost forgot to post my Day2 and Day3 activities on my Taman Negara travelog.

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The brown building with two towers each side is Times Square mall.
The dinner or lunch at the Menara KL restaurant is a must have in a traveller's plan.
Thanks for correction.
Its Berjaya Times Square, not Pavilion.
Pavilion also have two towers and i got confused.

Earlier, i had planned the lunch at meenara but got feedback that the food at that place is not worth.
Anyway, its always next time, oh, its next year with my karishma.

btw, i had seen road sign for Taman Negara and Ipoh.
I will check your travelogue for details.

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Ashish - splendid.

I dont know how many times I would have visited Bukit Bintang or Menara KL or Petronas Towers. But it feels great to see it again, from the eyes (or may I say lenses) of someone else. And thanks. I had seen the place - my home for two years in KL - from one of your photos; and I immediately went into flashback. Terima Kasih (Thank You).

BTW - for junta out there, Bukit Bintang means Star Hill (Bukit -> Hill).

The brown building with two towers each side is Times Square mall. This mall has amusement park, multiplex theatre, shops and restaurants and big 4* hotel. This place and Pavillion mall on Bukit Bintang area were two of my favorite places on weekends.

The dinner or lunch at the Menara KL restaurant is a must have in a traveller's plan. The restaurant is a 360-degree rotating one where we see entire KL skyline. Amazing, and costs anywhere between RM60-150 depending on type of food you order.

PS : Thanks to this log, I almost forgot to post my Day2 and Day3 activities on my Taman Negara travelog.
I once tried having food in the restaurant (for 120 RM). However there was a wait period. hence just clambered up one floor above, saw the panoramic view and went back.
I travelled on a budget trip from singapore once to malaysia (KL) just to see how economically one can finish this trip.
It took me 1.5 sgd from yishun to woodlands (to the immigration). I walked across the border. same bus ticket valid till Johor Bahru once I was on the other side.
Took the bus from johor to KL for 20 RM return trip.
Stayed at some pacific hotel in KL (don't remember the name) for 60 RM.
spent another 1.5 RM from johor to yishun.
Cheapest weekend in KL. Total expenses turned out to 84.5 RM (42 sgd), excluding food!
Brings me all those great memories looking at this travelogue.
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Cheapest weekend in KL. Total expenses turned out to 84.5 RM (42 sgd), excluding food!
Man,
it just RM 139 costed us for kl sentral-lcct-flight-changi-singapore city travel by mrt-changi-flight-lcct-kl sentral.

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when you say golden statue, is the murugan statue really made up of gold or are we talking about golden color. ?
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