Malaysia Day 2: Kuala Lumpur City Tour and Cocktails at The View

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since the NAPBAS! The photos I took from my trip are still sitting in my iPhoto, silently chanting “We want to be on Facebook! We want to be on Facebook!” Some time this year, I promise!

For our second day, we were to be treated to a mini guided tour of Kuala Lumpur. Kaith and I were up bright and early for the breakfast buffet.

Porking up for a long day ahead.

Tin and Tracy joining us for breakfast.

Our first stop was Istana Negara or the old Kings Palace. Much like The Mansion in Baguio, tourists were not allowed to venture beyond the gates. I thought it was a bit pointless but I didn’t mind getting my tourist on and snapping photos to let the internet know that HELGA WUZ HERE.

Tin and Tracy with Camie.

With my roommate, Kaith.

~*~jUsT mEeh!~*~

Nuffnang girls: Thei, Anne, and Grace.

After King’s Palace, we headed to Plaza Tugu Negara or the National Monument of Malaysia. The sun was kind of harsh (I forgot to bring sunscreen) and I really had no idea what we were doing there or the significance of where we were (what happens when you tune out the tour guide) so I just sort of took irrelevant photos. If this was a class on being a proper tourist, I would have failed.

Dem girls.

Some of dem boys: Jayvee and Ponggo.

Camille doing her fashion blogger thing.

Nikki and Kaith.


Lunch was to be had at KLCC at the Petronas Towers. Here is a photo of everyone trying to get a photo with the structure in its entirety in the frame.

I failed.

Fashion blogging~

The Gooeys checking the directory for Watson’s. We needed toothpaste!

After lunch (I forgot where we ate but Kaith and I split a spicy tuna pasta with salad), we headed to Cocoa Boutique. Photos weren’t allowed inside but it was okay; nothing special, just boxes and boxes of chocolate. By this time, I was dying to head back to our hotel in Putrajaya so I could be all cinematic and smoke a cigarette while having a nice, long bath before it was time to get ready for dinner and cocktails.

The Marriott is so pretty.

While the other bloggers headed to Pavilion for dinner, the finalists and winners were to have dinner and drinks at View Rooftop Bar at the GTower Hotel. I loved it there! We had such a gorgeous view of Kuala Lumpur from the deck. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a tripod on me so I wasn’t able to take proper touristy photos (excuses, excuses).

Back inside, Carlos said something about there being a bartender serving award-winning drinks. Anyway, I got pretty blitzed that night, thanks to the open bar. View was serving this vodka-ginger concoction that couldn’t seem to get enough of me (heh) and I wasn’t about to be rude and tell the drink “No, you are barred from this body!”

Drunkenly making my way back to my seat.

With Noelle.

Typical Helga: guilty expression, two drinks to myself, looking slightly out of place.

View was such a blast, especially since we had the entire bar to ourselves! Next time I’m in Kuala Lumpur, I am definitely visiting the place again.

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  • Reply Weyn January 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Your flats! Are cute! May I know where you got them?

    • Reply Helga January 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      SM Parisian, their Comfy line! :)

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    I love the color of your hair, Helga!
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  • Reply Kaith January 11, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Again, I am reminded that there was no bacon in the buffet breakfast. LOL. I will grab some pics ha. Thank youuu! =D

  • Reply annant January 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    glad that you have a good time in Malaysia :D

    and yeah, your pink flats look cute!

  • Reply elle January 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I love your photos and your blonde hair is gorgeous!

    On another note, in that instagram photo that says “Eating like a champ”- what font did you use or was that your handwriting?

    • Reply Helga January 23, 2012 at 11:48 pm

      Hmm, I think that’s Amarelinha? Sorry, too lazy to pull up Photoshop to check!

  • Reply tiff February 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

    “Camille doing her fashion blogger thing.” Bahaha…best description I’ve ever read. Thanks for linking her, I’m really digging her style!

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