KUALA LUMPUR 2013
(An attempt to Do - It - Yourself)
Kuala Lumpur was not out first choice of destination, way back 2012, Ms. Claire and I have been planning to go to Vietnam and cross to Cambodia but our schedule did not allow us. Anyway, we ended up going to Kuala Lumpur since Cebu Pacific had a seat sale, so we grabbed the opportunity. We managed to buy our air fare ticket for only 3,000 Php! Back and forth na yun! O diba. Go na!!!
We purchased the ticket around 2012 pa. HAHA. Kaya I had lots of time planning and researching about the place. I read a lot of blogs and thanks to Pusangkalye.net and Chyng Reyes they have been my guide. Peg ko sila actually!
Being in Kuala Lumpur for roughly 3 days was very challenging because we have to maximize our time there, like we're never coming back. HAHA. I had a heavy research, yes heavy talaga because I really want this trip to happen! Through my heavy research I come up with Plan A,B and C. Yes, 3! Amazing isn't it? HAHA. If you want a soft copy I can give you one.
I presented my plans and they chose Plan C. Oha! I am like their travel agent!
Here it goes.
|24-Jun-13||8:55 PM||ETD MNL||Php1,620
- Travel Tax
Php550 - Terminal Fee
|25-Jun-13||12:35 AM||ETA KL - LCCT||RM
125 - Taxi/4
RM 18 - Bus - Star Shuttle
|2:00 AM||Check - in Hotel (Sky express Hotel - Bukit Bintang)||RM
672 - Accomodation
RM 100 - Deposit
|6:00 AM||Wake up time!|
|7:30 AM||ETA KL SENTRAL||RM 2-3 (LRT going to Bandaraya) - Yellow|
|8:00AM||ETA Batu Cave||RM 2-3 (KMUTER going to Batu Cave) Red|
|9:00 AM||ETA KL SENTRAL||RM 2-3 (KMUTER going to Batu Cave) Red|
|11:00 AM||ETA Genting Highlands||RM
60 - Bus Transfer (v.v), Skyway (v.v), Outdoor theme park or Buffet Lunch at
RM 70 - All park rides (First world in door park, Outdoor Theme park, Rainforest splash pool, & Flying Coaster)
RM 30 - Snow World
RM 20 - Ripleys
|4:30 PM||ETD Genting|
|5:30 PM||ETA KLCC||RM 2-3 (PUTRA LINE going to Petronas) Green|
at Jalan Alor and/or
shopping at Bukit Bintang
|26-Jun-13||8:00 AM||Wake up time!|
|9:00 AM||Kuala Lumpur City gallery - merdeka Square - jamek mosque||RM 2 - 3 (STAR Line - Masjid jamek) Yellow|
|11:00AM||Shopping at Central Market|
|12:00PM||Lunch at Central Market||RM 5|
|1:00 PM||Menara Tower KL - 1 Malaysia Village||GO
KL Free Bus
RM 47 - Observation deck
|2:30 PM||Shopping at Bukit Bintang Pavillon||GO KL Free Bus|
|6:30 PM||KLCC (Petronas)||GO KL Free Bus|
|8:30 PM||Check out to the Hotel|
|9:00PM||Travel to airport||RM
20 (Taxi)/4 to KL Sentral
RM 12.50 - KLIA Express
*ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival
ETD - Estimated Time of Departure
That was our plan. Mejo may pagka-OC ang Itinerary namin. Sorry, I need to budget everything kasi ganun daw talaga ang backpacker! HAHA.
Tips on how to make it in Kuala Lumpur:
Research the key to everything!
Make a geographic research e.g. how to get to places, where to eat.
Do a little research about their culture. Malaysia has a lot of Muslims and Hindus, it will not hurt to study some do's and don'ts.
Beware of Taxi Drivers that ask for additional charges.
Some Malaysians are snob and they know if you are a tourist.
There are lots of Pinoy in Central Market, they will give you discounts plus chika!
Never miss the Genting Highlands and the Cable Car ride to the top!
They have a very nice train system, make use of it! There is a straight train ride from KL Sentral to Batu Caves for only RM 3.
Some places have pungent smell, so beware of it.
Make time to visit the KL City Gallery!
There is a free bus ride that is very convenient! GOKL Free City Bus
Best time to visit the Petronas Tower is in the evening.
Going to post another entry for out KL trip and elaborate our Adventures and Misadventures. Stay tuned. Ano, TARA GUMALA sa KL?