Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Travel: Malaysia Day 1: Bukit Bintang; Aquaria KLCC; Petronas Twin Tower

We headed to Kuala Lumpur today, using Transtar Coach Service. Their Solitaire class lets the passengers travel in style and comfort. We took the early morning trip where we had to go to Golden Mile Complex to board the bus.

The Solitaire coach has very comfortable and spacious seats, complete with massage function and individual entertainment system. Meal was also provided, though it was nothing to rave about. We had some vermicelli with slither indiscernible pieces of char siew.

The whole trip took about 5 hours and we were dropped off at Jl. Imbi, located very close to Bukit Bintang and our next accommodation: Parkroyal. Check-in was swift, room is clean, but the whole place seems a bit outdated and definitely has shown wear and tear. For example; stained carpet, torn bathtub curtain, etc. Surely this should not be categorized within a 5 star hotel standard (or are they not 5 star?)

However I can't complain about anything: staff are courteous and efficient; and best of all, the hotel is pretty much located in the middle of shopping malls and eating mecca of Bukit Bintang.
We walked to Hutong @ Lot10, where we fueled up to prepare for the rest of the day... . I love this place. Great hawker food in air-conditioned environment.

After that, it was a very short walk to Pavilion mall, passing dozens of other malls along the way. Ah... what's a girl to do... too many temptations... .

Pavilion mall contain a small section on level 6, dedicated to Japanese goods and food. Aptly called 'Tokyo Street', it was somewhat made in Japanese style.

giant paper crane origami
There is a bridge walkway that connects Pavilion mall to KLCC area. The walkway is clean, air-conditioned, and certainly a very good alternate way (rather than taking taxi or rail) for people to head to Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Tower, or Aquaria, which was we were headed to next.

These otters were waiting for their food feeding session. The attendant got them to perform various tricks before rewarding them with food. I was very impressed as I have never seen otters performing such tricks, much like dogs or cats do.

Then off we went to take a short stroll towards Petronas Twin Tower and Suria KLCC - an upclass mall located just below.
The walkway bridge connecting the Petronas Twin Tower that would usually be opened for public access was closed on 15/10 public holiday. it costs MYR80 per person anyway, so I don't think we would have gotten on there.

We took taxi from KLCC to Petaling Street in Chinatown. It was bustling with merchants and hawkers although it was public holiday (15/10).

mee hoon Penang Style

sweet potato leaves stir fried with garlic

This stall makes seriously yummy Claypot Bak Kut Teh for MYR10. 

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