My Trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Day 1) : Bukit Bintang, Petronas Tower
The day i have been waiting finally arrived. Today i depart from my country to go study mandarin in Tianjin, China. Because the cheapest airline ticket is Airasia, so i use Airasia to go to Tianjin, China. Because there is only one flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tianjin every day which is 8:00 in the morning, and there is no more early flight from Surabaya to Kuala Lumpur, so i have to pick the last flight from Surabaya to Kuala Lumpur on previous day. So it means that, i have to wait for 8 hours in LCCT (Airasia Airport in Kuala Lumpur). After considering this, i and my girlfriend decide to have a trip for two days at Kuala Lumpur before i go to Tianjin. So i decide to take morning flight (06:05 AM) from Surabaya to Kuala Lumpur on February 22, 2011. Like what i do in every trip i’ve done, i already gathered information and booked a hotel at Kuala Lumpur before departing. Like usual, i booked the hotel from Agoda, and my choice went to My Hotel at KL Sentral. Why i pick this hotel? Because KL Sentral is the transport centre in Kuala Lumpur. You can find any transport you want to ride (taxi, bus, Monorail, LRT) in KL Sentral.
From LCCT International Airport to My Hotel at KL Sentral
I arrived at LCCT Airport around 9:40 AM (Malaysian time). This airport is quite big, even not as big as Changi Airport, Singapore. Although LCCT is not as good as other international airport i ever visit, but it’s not that bad. It’s similar to international airport in my country. From the airport, i took a bus to go to KL Sentral. To ride this bus, i bought the ticket first on the locket in the way to exit gate of the airport (Near the ticket locket there is Tourist Information Centre, where you can get information guide book and map for free). There are 2 bus you can use to go to KL Sentral, Skybus (Red – RM 9 for one way, 16 for round way) or Aerobus LCCT (Yellow – RM 8 for one way, RM 14 for round way). I decide to bought 1 round way Aerobus ticket that time. The trip from LCCT to KL Sentral is about 1 hour. Actually, beside bus, you can use other transport to go to KL Sentral. If you want to use Taxi, the cost around RM 80. If you want to use KLIA Express (MRT), the cost around RM 35.
After 1 hour of trip, i finally arrived at My Hotel at KL Sentral. The hotel is quite small, but the location is very strategic. It’s right front of KL Sentral transport centre and there are a lot of supermarket and food stall around the hotel. We decided to take a rest for a while in the hotel before go to Bukit Bintang.
After took a rest a while, we continue our trip to our first destination.
Going to Bukit Bintang from KL Sentral is very easy. I took the monorail and it only spent RM 2.1 / person (Just check Kuala Lumpur Monorail System Map). Bukit Bintang is one of shopping and entertainment disctrict in Kuala Lumpur. There are a lot of giant mall, restaurant, fast food in this area. This area is similar to Orchard Road in Singapore. We looking for place to grab some food in this place. Because i am vegetarian, it’s not that easy to find a restaurant who provide vegetarian food. We finally found one restaurant who can cook vegetarian fried rice.
After had lunch, we take a walk at Bukit Bintang area. There are a lot of large shopping mall there. So i and my girlfriend decide to visit each of shopping mall to check everything inside it. We spent a lot of time at Pavilion, one of the largest shopping mall in Bukit Bintang. There’s a very unique store in Pavilion, DC Comics Store. This store sell a lot of original DC Comics products, such as t-shirt, pants, action figure, and accesories.
After take a walk about 3 hours in Bukit Bintang, we decide to go back to hotel. We took a rest a while at the hotel before go out again at night. During night, we go to one of the most famous landmark in Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Tower.
Petronas Twin Tower
This building was ever become the tallest building in the world until it surpassed by Taiwan 101 in 2004. Now it become 6th tallest building in the world. The atmosphere in front of the tower is very good. There is a small park we can relax and sit to enjoy the view. I took a photo in front of the tower. After take some times enjoying the view and take pictures in front of Petronas Tower, we enter KLCC Mall again. Before back to the hotel, we have a dinner at KLCC Food Court on second floor. There is a Vegetarian Spaghetti i can eat there. After dinner, we back to the hotel for rest.
Today trip is so fun and enjoyable. I have a date with my girlfriend all day. This moment will be my unforgettable moment in my life.