Friday, November 22, 2013

Holiday Trip Part 2

OK, let's continue.

1/11/13 Friday Noon
So we decided to go I-city at Shah Alam.
We took a bus to KL Central, and from there, we took our first KTM ride to Padang Jawa. It was kinda fun sitting on a cool new train. After 40 minutes, we reached our destination. However, the weather was not good, again it was pouring heavily. Waited the rain to subdue and also hoped a taxi to stop by this kampung area. Unluckily, we got a taxi without meter, he overcharged us for RM10 for a very short distance.

Since I-city hotel rooms were fully booked, so we had no choice but to find others at Seksyen 7.
Seksyen 7 is not very far from the I-city. Around 5 minute car ride or around 20 minute walk (can be quite tiring). Finally got a hotel room, which was clearly overprice for a very small room for 3, RM179 per night. 

As we were unpacking, mum realize that she forgot to bring us enough clothes, hence, 
around 4 pm, we head to search for clothing shop and also food to fill our growling stomachs.
To my despair, there's not even a chinese restaurant here. All are Indians or Malays, mostly Malays. And, we also couldn't find a shop that sell t-shirts other than baju kurung. We also notice one thing, we hardly meet any chinese faces here. This place is obviously a Malays territory. 

Thank God that in the end we found Giant, our live saver. Or else, we wouldn't have clothes to change for the next day.

Around 5pm, we head straight to I-city.
We decided to visit the wax museum as it was newly opened for public.
The entrance fee is RM38 per person.
I'm gonna let the pictures do the talking!

Future Malaysia president. Muahahaha

When will my prince come?


The legendary Bruce Lee with his nemesis. haha

Datuk Michelle Yeoh

Surrender or die Jack!

Woman with the biggest natural boobies.

Hai ya!!!

The wax museum was kinda fun. 
However some of the figures didn't look alike at all, for instance, I can't recognize Britney Spears. Nevertheless thanks to its existence, now Malaysian don't have to travel oversea to see these awesome wax figures right in front of their eyes. It was indeed a brand new experience. 
Worth the visit.

Below are some other places in I-city. Entrance to I-city is Free. 

Went back to hotel to refresh ourselves with a cab as we're all utterly exhausted, and guess what, it's overprice as well, they don't use meter here.
Mum: Aik kenapa begitu mahal?
Taxi Driver: Ini I-city kak.

The I-city view at night.

The I-city view at night was incredible. All those stunning LED lights just bring the night to life despite some of it were not working already. You'll be completely mesmerized by the scenery.  

One little advice here, it will be better if you visit it during weekdays, coz it will be too crowded and you won't have a chance to take pictures or you'll have to wait. As for all the museums, be sure to visit before 6pm, coz after that it's different price. I don't why, it just got more expensive at night. Luckily we bought the ticket right before 6pm. And, be sure to bring more water and have dinner first before you come coz everything in I-city is overprice.

Next morning, we continue our visit. This time the Trick Art Museum.
RM10 per person.

We had so much fun taking photos with all these interesting paintings painted by world's talented artist. Tidak payah pigi jauh jauh, di Malaysia pun ada.
After lunch, we took the same route went back to my hostel.

Didn't want to waste the night, we took a cab to Sunway Pyramid. Had dinner there, and bought the famous durian puff(forgot to take pictures), and enjoy looking at crowd skating in Malaysia's biggest skating rink.

Holiday with family ends here. By the way, just to inform you, if you were to take a cab from Sunway, do prepare extra money as they'll charge you with tourist price.  

Thanks for reading =) 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Holiday Trip Part 1

So my parents came over PJ to visit me, and we decided to visit a few places.

Thanks to a friend, we get to know the existence of Hop-On-Hop-Off KL service. 
Around 10am, we reached KL Central and searched for the sign which is located at the taxi waiting area. 

Mycard holder RM19
With student card RM12 
Foreigner RM 45

The agent mistaken us as Philippines, we were shocked coz the price is different from what we'd checked in the internet. Luckily mom asked and tickets were eventually bought at a local price.

You can hop-on and hop-off the double-decker bus (some with open air) at any time within 24 hours, 30 minutes interval for each arrival of bus. 

Click here to go to the official website. Below is the route with 23 different stations.
Of course, you can't possibly visit all of them in one day due to the time limit, so my suggestion is, pick certain destination that you really want to visit and hop-off. Below is the bus.

Some places we stopped by are Istana Negara/ National Palace and KL Tower (5 minute drop-off allowed to take pictures)

Had lunch at Suria KLCC, wanted to go up the Twin tower but tickets were sold out, twice!

Next destination is aquarium.
The entrance fee for Aquarium is RM38 per person, RM28 with student card.
We were completely mesmerized by the wide varieties of underwater creatures, from the biggest shark and stingray to the smallest shrimp or the ugly urchins. There are also some rare species lizards and insects. Next time you visit, be prepared to be amazed!

Around 3pm, there's a heavy pour, so we decided to put an end to our trip though there are still a lot of places I wanna go like Petaling street. Furthermore, we are already exhausted and our feet are sore due to the whole day walk. 

Those who don't have transport or even those who have it, this Hop On Hop OFf KL service is a convenient and cheap way to sight see one of the busiest urban city with tour guide explaining all the awesome buildings and places.

Just one little advice, make sure you wear a pair of really good shoes and bring lots of water, for those who are student, bring you card, you'll get a lot of discount.

All in all it was a great experience. So worth it!

There're more post to come. Stay tuned for part 2.