Monday, July 21, 2014

MALAYSIA TRULY ASIA

Malaysia is a country that consists of 13 states & 3 federal territories. At one time it was the largest producer of tin, rubber& palm oil.

Main population of Malaysia are Malays, there are sizeable Chinese & Indians communities as well.

The official Language is Malay & Religion is Islam.

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia.

Best time to visit KL – Kuala Lumpur is an affable city that can be enjoyed in every season. As regards to travel peak season, there is no definite period. KL is hot & humid through out the year.

Local transport in KL – Buses, Taxies, Monorail & Metro.

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Malaysia



Tourist attractions in KL 

Patrons Tower
Batu Cave
Sunway lagoontheame park
Menara KL
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque
Butterfly Park
Bird Park
Sultan abdul samand building
National Mosque
Beryl’s Chocolate factory
Genting Highland

Food

Indian Food is very well liked in KL. There are numerous Indian restaurants in KL. They offer traditional Indian foods. One of the popular Vegetarian Restaurants is Annalakshmi Restaurant.

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Shopping – KL is truly shopper’s paradise. It is famous for its fabrics, handicraft & Electronic goods. Electronic Goods are economical than Singapore except Mobile Phones.

Day-1
In morning we reached KL by Malaysian Airlines, as in KL the Check out time is 12.00 PM & Check in time is 2.00 PM , our tour operator straight away took us for sight seeing.


Airport – KL

We started our visit from Putrajaya. It is a planned Capital city located at 25 Km south of KL & 20 Km from KL International Airport .Most of the government offices are shifted here from KL , due to over crowding & congested place. Putrajaya is still nature. Lush greenery, botanical gardens are spread across the landscape enhanced by large bodies of water and wetlands. Five confluences meet at the north forming a main waterway which flows across the city area.

We had our Breakfast at Selera Putra (Food court ) , It was located beside Putrajaya Lake.

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                                                       Selera putra – Food Court

After finishing our visit in Putrajaya we started our journey for KL. About 1.00 PM we reached our hotel – Hotel Grand. After necessary formalities we checked in to our rooms. We had our quick bath & rushed for our lunch at Indian Restaurant – Ghazal.




We were free in evening for shopping, we went to one of the famous Malls Bukit Bintay. One can find vast variety of Electronic Goods & branded clothes there.

We had our Dinner at an Indian restaurant in KL Tower

The KL Tower is a 421m high telecommunications and broadcasting tower which actually appears to be taller than the Petronas Towers, because it is built on a hill. Kuala Lumpur ranks fourth amongst the tallest telecommunications towers in the world.

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Kuala Lumpur Tower

Day-2

After having our breakfast we all left for Petronas Tower.

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Petronas Tower – One of main attraction of KL is Petronas Tower, it is one of the highest buildings in the world. They are 452 meters tall (88 Floors) . The Skybridge of the PETRONAS Twin Towers opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm & on Monday Skybridge would be opened for half day from 9.00am to 1.00pm.

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Morning View from Hotel – Petrons Tower

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Night View from Hotel – Petronas Tower

The Skybridge is located at 42nd Floor.

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View from Skybridge (Petronas Tower)

The Skybridge Ticket Counter opens at 8.30am on every operational days. There are 1300 tickets to be issued on first come first serve basis. The ticket is free of charge. Normally the tickets would be finished around 11.00am. The tickets will be issued on the visit day itself. To avoid any disappointment, I would suggest you to come to the ticket counter as early as 8.30am. The Skybridge Ticket counter located at the underground of the PETRONAS Twin Towers. The floor can be accessed from both Towers. you’re not allowed to stay very long long on the bridge. After 5 or 10 minutes you’re ordered to go down.

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View from Skybridge – PT

Beryl’s Chocolate Factory – Visited a premium quality chocolate factory outlet.

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Dragaon Made by Chocolate

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Beryl’s Chocolate (Factory Outlet)

Sunway Lagoon is a amusement park, accessible on Federal Highway. Sunway Lagoon is also accessible via the Damansara-Puchong Expressway. New Pantai Express Way and KESAS Highway. It takes about 45 mins to reach there from KL.

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Theme park – Sunway Lagoon

The Entry Ticket for the sunway lagoon is 65RM for Adult & 50 child. Kids below 90 cm are free.
Sunway Lagoon is separated into 3 major theme lands: Wild Wild West, World of Adventure and Waters of Africa.

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Sunway Lagoon
Day-3

King´s Palace (Istana Negara)
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King palace is surrounded by a beautiful park, green lawns and ponds. It can be watched from outside the main gate where the Royal Guards, dressed in white Malay as well as red British inspired uniforms, are guarding the main gate on horse and on foot. The king in Malaysia is the head of the state. Together with the Prime Minister, the King appoints the cabinet from among the members of Parliament, as well as the nominal head of the military and all three branches of government.

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Royal Guards

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Change of Guards – King Palace

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Royal Guards (One without Uniform & Gun) :-)

Sultan Abdul Samad Building is located in front of Independence Square. The structure takes its name from Sultan Abdul Samad, the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time when construction began.

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Sultan Abdul Samad Building – Independence Square

Batu Caves are situated thirteen kilometers north of the capital city Kuala Lumpur. They are the sacred place for the Hindu’s in Malaysia. They consist of three main caves and a number of smaller ones. The caves are made of limestone and 400 meters long and 100 meter high. They were discovered in 1892.

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Batu Cave

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Once a year they celebrate the Thaipusam festival in the Batu Caves. It’s a celebration for the son of Shiva (Subramaniam) and the becoming “one” of Pusan and the Brihaspati stars.

National Mosque This uniquely designed mosque embodies a contemporary expression of traditional Islamic art, calligraphy and ornamentation. Its most striking feature is the multi-fold umbrella-like roof which symbolises the aspirations of an independent nation. Standing prominently against the skyline is the sleek and stylish 73m high minaret.The central roof appears to be first glance a partially unfolded umbrella.

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National Mosque

Visitors are advised to observe the rules of dressing and decorum which are listed at the entrance.

Day -4

Genting Highland is just 1 and half hours journey from Kuala Lumpur by bus. It is
beautiful place to spend your summer vacation. Kids will simply love this place. Lot of activites for all age group. Genting Highlands is at 2,000 meters above sea level, is a relief from the hot and humid lowlands. It has a casino, water theme park [indoor and outdoor].

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Genting Highland


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Genting Highland


Genting Highland


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View from Genting Highland

One and only one casino in Malaysia is located right here. In Malaysia you have to be 21 to go into the casino. Chinese and other races are allowed to gamble, except Malay people, because all Malays in Malaysia are Muslim (Islam). Their religion doesn’t allow them to do so.
You can reach the hills from the ground by a cable car which is Asia’s longest and fastest cable car service.

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Asia\’s longest & fastest Cable Car – GENTING HIGHLAND

Day – 5

We checked out from the hotel, had our brunch & proceeded for KL International Airport.
While on our way to KL international airport I was really missing the visit to Langkawai Island in Malaysia., as I could not get chance to visit this place. Hope to visit it in near future.
Till than Bye- Bye Kuala Lumpur.

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Malaysia Airport

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2 comments :

  1. Wow so many pics :)
    Planning to visit. Even I have written 4 posts about Malaysia travel- that I am planning to visit :)

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  2. Thanks for appreciation !

    I have gone through your blogs , you write so well. Keep traveling , keep sharing.

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