Salam and Hi!

As promised in the previous post  here, I will share with you the photos from my visit to the Kuala Lumpur Orchid Garden. As I have told you before, orchids are my favourite flower. I will always feel happy and calm whenever I look at orchids. So, enjoy the photos!

Till next post, thank you.

Salam and Hi!

In this post, I'll continue to share my journey in Kuala Lumpur by the KL Hop On Hop Off Bus. Since it was raining heavily the previous day, I continued my journey the next day because the ticket is valid for 24 hours. So, on the second day, I started my journey from my last stop the day before, which was Stop 11 (KL Sentral). I skipped National Museum as I went there before several times. After National Museum, the bus stopped at the National Palace. However, I did not get out of the bus since visitors are not allowed to enter the palace. So, I just took photos from the bus and continue my journey to the next stops.

Parliament Building

aesthetic fly-overs leading to the National Palace

entrance to the National Palace

My next stop was the Kuala Lumpur Orchid Garden. Inside the garden, you can also find the Hibiscus Garden. Hibiscus is the national flower of Malaysia. These garden is located opposite the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. I did not visit the bird park as there was time constraint. Will definitely visit and share with you next time. 

Hibiscus, the National Flower

Actually, I took many photos of the orchids because I love orchids very much. There are many types of orchids in that garden. I will share with you the photos in a separate post.

After visiting the Orchid Garden, I stopped at the National Mosque, which is nearby the Orchid Garden. There were many tourists visiting the mosque at that time. Tourists without proper clothing will be provided with robes and also head scarf for ladies, prior to entering the mosque as an act of respect. 

main prayer hall

stairs leading down to classrooms

My last stop was Dataran Merdeka since it was already 24 hours. So, I could not use the ticket to continue my journey. 

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Potraits of Prime Ministers of Malaysia near Dataran Underground

Overall, my journey by the KL Hop On Hop Off bus was very exciting and informative, although I could not complete my journey to all stops. I will definitely continue next time to complete my journey. Oh! Before I forgot, you can read about my first day journey here.

To all the tourists out there, especially those who come to Kuala Lumpur for the first time, I strongly recommend you to tour Kuala Lumpur by boarding the KL Hop On Hop Off bus. The buses cover a circular route that allows tourists to start and end the tour at the same location. There are approximately 40 attractions, including major hotels where tourists can hop-on or hop-off at any of the 22 designated stops. 

The buses operate from 9.00 am until 8.00 pm daily, seven (7) days a week. The time interval between buses is around 20 to 30 minutes.

For more info, you can click and read further through their website.

Till next post, thank you.

Salam and Hi!

It has been a long time since my last travel trip. Guess where I went this time. Since I love travelling a lot but time is my constrain, I travelled around Kuala Lumpur last weekend. Yup, you heard me right....just around the city centre. I acted as a tourist and went on an adventure using the KL Hop On Hop Off bus. I admit, although I was born in Kuala Lumpur and had lived in this city centre for years, there are still a lot of places that I have never been to. So, I decided that last weekend should be the best time for me to discover the interesting places while resting my mind and releasing stress.

I started my journey by LRT from home to KLCC Convention Centre to board the bus. My first stop after KLCC Convention Centre is the Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex. I have always heard about this place but never pay a visit there. It was an interesting experience for me and I would love to go there again next time. At the Craft Complex, there is a Craft Museum, craft workshops and souvenir shops selling craft products. Each craft workshop showcases different types of crafting skills, such as batik painting, wood carving, sewing, art painting, etc. 

Entrance of Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex

Craft Museum

Wood Carving Workshop

Art Painting Workshops / Galleries

Batik Painting Workshop

new experience and knowledge of batik painting for me

my own masterpiece

Oh! Before I forgot, here's the look of the KL Hop On Hop Off Bus. I presume most of you living or working in the Kuala Lumpur city centre have seen this bus before. I saw this bus many times, passed by in front of my office building.

interior of the bus

stairs going up to the upper deck

one of the stops 

There are 23 stops all together. But I only picked several stops because of time constraint. Also, some of the stops I have been to before, such as KLCC, KL Convention Centre and Aquaria, Bintang Walk, KL Sentral and the National Museum.

Next, I stopped at Chinatown, also known as Petaling Street. At this stop, you could find many stalls along the streets, selling items such as clothings, bags, shoes, accessories, as well as food and beverages. You could always bargain to get a good price for the items.

Here's a kind reminder though. Please be careful of yourselves and your belongings around this area. I have an almost bad experience while waiting for the bus at the bus stop. I spotted a man behaving strangely walking towards me, looking at me with bad intention while I was trying to keep my camera inside my bag as it started to rain. Hence, I quickly walked into the building with security guard just behind the bus stop and waited for the bus inside the building. Then I saw him walked away. Alhamdulillah.

Since it started raining heavily, I decided to end my journey because most of the stops after that will be outdoors. I stopped at KL Sentral and continued my journey the next day. I will share my experience for the following day in the next post. Till then, thank you.