Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ryan's Birthday and Mike's Visit to KL

I know I've been slowing down with my blogging. Well, that's because I don't have much life now. My new job is wearing me out. Lol!

So one weekend in September, my crazy and super-fun and smart BLCU classmate from Germany, Mike, who is now studying in Singapore via a student exchange program visited KL. It was his 2nd time here and I played host to him again. This time, he came with a female friend who is also from Germany called Anne. :)

Coincidentally, it was Ryan's birthday. So, I took the opportunity to celebrate his birthday and also to take my guests to this pretty bar with amazing KL view at Marini's on 57. Yay, killed two birds with one stone!

The view of Petronas Twin Towers from Marini's on 57

With Anne, Mike and Ryan

With the Birthday Boy

All of us at Marini's on 57

The next day, we took them on a one-day KL tour. Boy, we were so tired by the end of the day!

We woke up early in the morning and took them out for a dim sum breakfast at Kuchai Entrepreneur's Park. I briefly read Anne's Lonely Planet on KL to see what she highlighted and planned our itinerary for the day.

1. Thean Hou Buddhist Temple - Located at Robson Heights along Lorong Bellamy, off Jalan Syed Putra (Federal Highway). That was actually my second time there. The first time was because of a friend's ROM. Well, this time I did some exploring with the tourists. I was telling Mike that it feels like Beijing again in there and he totally agreed with me. Lol. I guess it was because of the architecture of the temple.

Thean Hou Buddhist Temple

2. Batu Caves - We went for a 45-minutes educational tour to the Dark Cave. The rates are RM35 each for adults or RM28 for children below 10 years old. You'll get some discounts if you're Malaysian but you have to show them your MyKad.

Batu Caves

3. Little India - It was around 1 or 2pm by the time we were done with Batu Caves, so it was time for lunch. Mike said something about Little India and so we went to Little India in Brickfields for lunch. We went to one of the restaurant for Banana Leaf rice. Mike ate so much but Anne couldn't take the spiciness. Well, there wasn't much to see in Little India. I think that place only come to life at night?

4. KL Tower - I have to say that KL Tower is a tourist MUST visit in KL. We spent quite some time here.

The view from KL Tower's observation deck

5. Petaling Street (Chinatown) - This place is famous for pirated products and remember you have to haggle if you are buying something. We had our dinner here at this famous stall selling Portuguese grilled fish.

Petaling Street (Chinatown)

6. Central Market (Pasar Seni) - We walked from Chinatown to Central Market. It is a cultural shopping centre where you'll find local art and craft items. Chinese Lantern Festival was around the corner, so there was a display of lanterns there which was pretty cool.

Central Market

7. i-Darts at Setiawalk Puchong - Lol. We initially planned to take them out for a clubbing night in KL but all of us were dead tired. So, we ended up taking them somewhere nearby just to chill. We still had fun though.

The next day, we took them to KLCC for breakfast at Ben's and then we said our goodbyes. I think they went to explore the park at KLCC and then took the LRT to Sentral, then a bus to LCCT for their flight to Miri. In conclusion, it was an awesome weekend with Mike and Anne.

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