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Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.

My journey today is along the Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle which is the city's main shopping hub.

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Petronas Twin Tower. Malaysia's pride and joy. This skyscraper costs 1.6 Billion USD to make. But over the years one can't deny that it is a tremendous investment tourism wise for the country.


I swear the place seems to change everytime I come here. Land development never seems to stop.

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KL is not very big, so it makes sense for them to build these huge buildings to accomodate.

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This is where we stayed. The suite was very comfortable. A living hall, 2 very large bedrooms and a kitchen.

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It is still early in the morning but the LRT station is absolutely packed with people.

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I figure most of the are out shopping since it's the end of the month and most had just received their salaries.

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Not being a KL native, I kind of struggled to adapt travelling by train. First, the ticket booth was so confusing that I spent several minutes looking at the maps, not knowing what to press. Second, at the check in counter, I did not know that you have to scan the ticket chips to get inside.

But the people around are helpful. Always ask if you're lost during travel. You absolutely must to save valuable time.

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I liked the look of our taxis. I think that a red,blue Proton Saga turned taxi is such an iconic image of KL the same way the yellow cabs are to New York City.

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KLCC Park. The story was that the park's designer wanted to give greenery around the park so that in his words "leave the world a little more sensitive and a little more educated to the importance of nature.

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You can see people jogging and walking, children playing by the playground, families having a picnic - just like a nice park should.

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Lots of school children here today. I'm thinking there's a school trip going on.

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One can't help but notice all these towering skyscrapers surrounding the park.


Next to the Twin Tower is Maxis Tower, the headquarter for one of this country's leading telco company.  Speaking of telco companies do you know that phone SMS are basically free profit for these telco companies? 

A text message is at max 160 characters. In a computer system, 1 character = 1 byte. So at most a text message could be 160 bytes. The data for an SMS is so small that a 0.5 second phone call is equivalent to 1000 phone SMS.

Outside of maintenance cost, they are having a healthy profit for each SMS sent.

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Lots and lots of people around the lake. The lake is named Lake Symphony.

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A group of photographers doing a photoshooting outing.

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You can tell how diverse our country really is from these pictures.

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There's an event of sort happening here. My sister said she saw a celebrity (Maya Karin I think,my memory seems to fail me today) amongst the crowd.


Inside Suria KLCC.


We actually skipped shopping in Suria KLCC because our plan all along is to shop around Bukit Bintang. The most famous place there is Pavilion Shopping Centre which is where we are going now.

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We are going there by foot.

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The pedestrian walkway connects KLCC & Bukit Bintang. This project was supported fully by Petronas which in their words,  is a way of them giving back to the community.
The walkway is fully air conditioned.

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The walk took us about 10 minutes. That was at a very leisurely pace as well. Security guards are aplenty so the walkway feels very safe.

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Personally I think we need more projects like this. Anything that benefits the public is something to root for.

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The walkway ends here.

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I'm sure this place has a specific name, I can't for the life of me find the correct info for this place.

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Lots of expensive looking restaurants and bars here.

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I was told that come afternoon, the place will be packed with people notably tourists.

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This is Pavilion Shopping Centre. One of if not the most famous shopping centre in KL.

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We we decided against going inside at this moment. My sister decided that she wants to go somewhere else first. "Too find some clothes first", in her words.

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I just agreed and followed.

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We walked forward and I thought we were in a different country for one second here. The surroundings, the architecture are very foreign. I asked my aunt, who were with us from the beginning if she felt the same and she nodded.

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I am sure we were not the only ones thinking that way.

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One last look before we move on.

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Just a random picture.

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For all intense and purposes, KL's transportation system is quite good. LRTs, buses, taxis are aplenty. But I'm sure much more improvements can be made - especially regarding LRTs.

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This was the place she's eager to go to, Lot 10 Shopping Mall. The mall was packed inside. People moved around like a pack of stucked sardines. I tried some clothes, even wanting to buy one but cancelled my desire after seeing how long the que was. Even the fitting room was packed and people were trying clothes on the fly around the mall.

Still the atmosphere was something you don't experience everyday.

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After all is said and done we went out, and walk back towards Pavilion.

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I'm glad because to be honest, the place doesn't fit me anyway. I was never a clothes guy anyway. Most of my clothes were bought by my mom.

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The weather was hot. Thankfully it was just a short walk to Pavi, about 200 metres in my estimation.

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Let's get inside before I'm dehydrated.

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The place is huge. We splitted up and I followed my mom window shopping.

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View from the third floor.


I followed her shopping for shoes (though at the end of the day she didn't buy any.).....


And find some ornaments and garnish for the house.

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After all is said and done, we stopped by Dr Mahathir's bakery franchise The Loaf. I have to say the breads here tasted delicious. Well worth a stop.

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The variaties of bread here are staggering.

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And of course, we stopped by a nearby souvenir stall and bought us some souvenirs. I bought 2 t-shirts for myself. One blue and one black.

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It was a fun trip.