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December 18, 2006

KL Escapade

KL Trips 9Been away for a week. It was a good break from Kuching but Kuala Lumpur (KL) was too busy for a “kampung” boy like me. Thou I love the shopping bit, people can be a bit rude and the traffic was simply overwhelming. And it was quite an adventure from the beginning. I’m glad that the airport is new and comfortable. Our flight was delayed (well they called it RETIMED). So had the time to browse the all new “des magazins”.KL Trips 4 When we arrived at the LCC-T KL, it felt like we were in another country and it was as busy as the central court of the Midvalley Mega Mall. Thou it was not as festive and colourful!! The trip to our hotel was far from simple. The AirBus was not well managed. Someone rushed into the bus upon hearing that there were 5 seats left and enough for only me and my family. Thank God someone voluntarily gave up his seat so I won’t be separated from the rest. When we arrived at KL Sentral station, we were informed that no taxi would go to our hotel due to the infamous traffic jam. So for the first time ever, we travelled to Midvaley on the jampacked Komuter!! It didn’t stop there!!! Travelling from the platform to the Midvaley Mega Mall (where Cititel Hotel is located) was a nightmare. I’ve never been in the middle of human-jam before!!! Couldn’t even move! But alas, we reached the hotel in one piece. Eunice was already there waiting. It was not a good day for her as well. She lost her mobile phone at the lobby. There are no honest people in the world anymore!!! Ah well.

KL Trips 1We were all refreshed the next day ready to face the shopping crowd! My sisters were all enthusiatic but my nephews didn’t share the same excitement. They knew that it would be all walking and looking at stuffs that were not really useful :) But we do look happy in this photo with festive decorations in the background. Shopping we did plus the local cuisines we whalloped. It was a great day. Tiring but satisfying haha. We stayed in that area for 2 nights.

Aquaria KL 1We left for Corus Hotel in Ampang (5 minutes walk to KLCC) on Wednesday. The hotel room is not as plush as the one in Cititel. But the lobby was lovely. Hence the photo taking session before we left for the KL Aquaria, which is an underwater world exhibition. The kids (that include us haha) enjoyed it. It was breathtaking. Aquaria KL 18 More pics of the underwater world in the gallery.

KL 4My sisters and the kids left for Kuching on Friday. I extended my holiday and stayed at Eunice’s. Jacey was there as well. Eunice chauffered us around showing us the sites in her vicinity: the Curve, Ikano, One Utama, Mount Kiara and Hartamas. We did enjoy ourselves but I was quite tired from the long hard shopping spree I had with my sisters :).

KL 1Eunice drove me to the LCC-T. The traffic jam at the Midvalley area enroute to the airport was horrendous. But we got there in the end. I’m still recovering from the trip now. Even writing this entry makes me feel a bit lethalgic. Gosh I only have a week and a half before I make my way back to the UK!!!!

ps: when you look at the pics in the gallery, my nephews Kiwan and Kinua are 10 and 8 years old respectively. But they are so tall for their age.


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