Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Travelogue: Petronas Towers and Merdeka Square

This is going to be the finale entry of my Kuala Lumpur trip. There are so many things I will forever keep with me from this trip. Kuala Lumpur is similar to Manila in so many ways but it is also ten times more awesome in so many ways. Kuala Lumpur is a city that will not immediately come to my mind when I think of traveling around Asia but going there and experiencing most of what it has to offer is truly one for the books and something that I will always remember. It could be because I enjoyed my company. But it is most definitely because of the people we encountered (hello to our lovely airbnb host Shin) and the experiences it has to offer. I enjoyed every moment of my trip and every penny spent was worth it. 

  • They have a very efficient transport system. They have various trains that can take you around the city. They also have a free bus even tourists can use to go around Kuala Lumpur. 
  • The city is very multiracial. One of the things I noticed is that there are so many different races and nationalities living there. There are so many Indians, Malaysians, Chinese-Malaysians and even Koreans. I think this is a good indication of how open and welcoming Kuala Lumpur is to people of all walks of life. This is also an indication of globalization because having a lot of tourists coming from all over the world shows how accessible the country is to the world. 
  • Food is super affordable and delicious. I swear, if there is one thing that will make me come back to Kuala Lumpur it would be the food. It is super affordable and just really good! Even hawkers selling all sorts of cuisines are a must-try. 
  • Kuala Lumpur is near the equator thus they experience equal amounts of daytime and nighttime. It was only where I experienced 7AM to be so dark and sunrise to happen at 8AM. I was expecting to see the sun peeking through at around 6:30AM but nope! The sunrise scenario I pictured in my head happened at around 7:30AM instead. Same with sunset, it happens at 7:30PM.
  • It was also super hot and humid in Kuala Lumpur. I live in the Philippines, which is similarly a tropical country, so many would think I am used to that kind of weather. But Kuala Lumpur's hotness and humidity is more intense than what I experience in the Philippines. Maybe also because they are nearer the equator?
I don't thin I will go back to Kuala Lumpur anytime soon as there are a lot more countries that I am yet to see and experience. But someday I definitely would want to go back. 

This ends my trip to Kuala Lumpur. Sad but this marks the beginning of another travelogue series I can't wait to start sharing!


  1. I actually live close to KL but have never been to the Petronas Tower. AND I'm Malaysian. So.

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  2. Wow, stunninp photos and beautiful places! I wish to visit this city some day! ^-^

  3. Wow, stunninp photos and beautiful places! I wish to visit this city some day! ^-^

  4. Stunning photos ! These towers are breathtaking ! :)