Free Travel (Malaysia)

KL Tower

This is just a continuation of Free Travel (Singapore) 

I didn’t know we can ride a train going to KL. Johor Baru to KL Sentral. The trip is about 6-7 hours, with bed on it (Harry Potter feels).  I don’t remember the exact price but as I search, it costs USD$10 for 2nd class seat, USD$12.50 for 2nd class sleeper, USD$36-43 for 1st class deluxe sleeper (private cabin sleeper with private shower /toilet and LCD TV).  They say it’s cheaper than the 4-5 hr bus ride which cost about USD$24, and definitely cheaper than the cheapest Air ticket you can find.

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I slept during the whole trip and because of dark night, there’s no so much scenery on the window. As per my kuya, the train also travels going to Thailand. Nice huh. It’s clean, fair condition and has a good service.

When we arrived at Malaysia, after eating breakfast, we left our luggage at the hotel and freshen-up. We meet our tour guide and immediate started the tour.

With all honesty, I’m still sleepy and tired but sleeping isn’t the reason for this vacation. Our fist stop is at Batu Caves at Selangor, Malaysia. A limestone hill that has a series of caves.

Batu Cave

Standing at 42.7 m (140 ft) high, the world’s tallest statue of Murugan, a Hindu deity, is located outside Batu Caves. The statue, based on Wiki, cost approximately 24 million rupees, is made of 1550 cubic metres of concrete, 250 tonnes of steel bars and 300 litres of gold paint brought in from neighbouring Thailand.

Batu Cave

The Tourist guide said it has 272 steps. I’ve lost count and wasn’t able to track if their count is accurate. 😉

Next is, meeting different species… and feeding them

KL Monkeys KL Monkeys
KL Elephant KL Elephant
KL Deer KL Snake
elephant bath
We ended our day 1 KL tour with a nice dinner at Century Fishing Village sea food floating restaurant and Fireflies show at Kuala Selangor.

KL Floating Restaurant

Fireflies KL

Note: It’s really beautiful in real life compared to photos. 🙂

Second day, we went to Genting Highlands at Pahang, Malaysia via Genting Skyway.

Genting Skyway

Genting Highlands is a really great place to visit, with its cooling weather, nature and infrastructure. Many locals and foreigners tend to spend their holidays or weekends here. High-end mall and high-key food place. Plus the ongoing construction of the 20th Century Fox World. I would definitely go back here for that.

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I guess we weren’t able to tour the whole Genting Highlands as we need to go back to the last trip of Genting Skyway. But still a good trip! After heading back to Kuala Lumpur, we went to Jalan Alor for its famous street food, with the street band. Some of the best culinary delights that Malaysia has to offer are not at the swanky overpriced restaurants but right at the sidewalks. It has a lot to offer not just for locals but also for foreigners. Tip: As you visit Jalan Alor, bring your appetite and ask for recommendations. You will be able to truly experience what the street has to truly offer.

Jalan Alor Malaysia Jalan Alor Malaysia
After eating a delish dinner, we went to see the beauty of KL Twin Tower (Petronas Tower) at night and watch the beautiful fountain dance at the back of KL Tower.

KL Tower
Then we went to Sky Bar with the over-looking Petronas. It’s a nice place with good music but pricey food and drinks.

Last day, before heading back home, we went to different KL museums. I really appreciate the country even more after knowing its history. We also visit the Royal Palace (Istana Negara)

Lastly, photo-op at Petronas Tower in day light. 🙂 Because… sunlight.


Hooray! for a happy and free travel with the Bro! This is definitely a travel to remember. Thank you, Kuya.

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