Malaysia Day 3: Kuala Lumpur and Putra Mosque

Talk about SUPER LATE! I have been so caught up on other things that I haven’t had the time to focus on this blog. Blogging isn’t even on today’s agenda but I’m taking a quick break from work to go through my drafts. I don’t even deserve a break considering I’ve mainly been faffing around online instead of ticking off stuff on today’s to-do list. I’m feeling very irresponsible going off-course because I told myself I will really focus on important, money-making activities this year. I wanna be rich enough to afford, IDK, gold bars at Golden Eagle! Heh. Instead, I’ve been going through lulzy stuff over at SF_Drama.

Anyway, here’s my long overdue post about our third day in Malaysia last December. You can read about Day 1 here and Day 2 here.

I woke up on Sunday to this mess:

Kaith sleeping.

All those clothes? Mine. I become really messy and disorganized when I’m strapped for time. Unsurprisingly, my apartment couch kind of looks like that right now.

Drink stubs from the previous night. Everyone gives me theirs!

A bunch of us (The Googlygooeys, Abe, Allan, Camille, and Mike) missed signing up for the hotel shuttle going to Kuala Lumpur so we hired a van to take us there. The guys dropped us girls off at Pavilion before they headed for Plaza Low Yat to shop for gadgets.

With the Philippine buddy bear!


I miss Tippy!

Pavilion is just a regular shopping mall so it was pointless to take photos in there. Around 5pm, the guys picked up Tippy and I to head to Putra Mosque all the way back in Putrajaya. We were kind of rushing because they wanted to get there by 630pm. I was a little torn between wanting to shop some more and doing tourist-y stuff/taking photos. In the end, I was glad I picked the latter.

Love how Tippy made me look taller!

Can’t say the same about me, though =/

We took these while waiting for the guys to come back from taking their own photos. After a few minutes, we decided to look for food because we were starving (hadn’t had a proper meal since the hotel breakfast buffet). I had boring mee goreng and chicken rice (yup, two meals!) while Pong had this intense meal:

Quail, prawn, and… I forgot what else.

Crappy photo because I used my phone. That prawn was 25RM! Five times more than what I paid for my chicken rice meal lol.

After our very hearty meals, we went to the viewing deck so we could start taking photos of Wawasan Bridge and the structures nearby. Thanks to Pong (“Konting dilim pa, masyado pa maliwanag, hintay pa.”), I was able to snap some decent pictures!

While the guys took the long walk to the Iron Mosque, Tippy and I decided to do some last-minute shopping at Alamanda. It’s worth writing that we got lost THREE TIMES looking for two bus stops that would take us there. We were getting worried because not a lot of cabs were passing by Putra Square and though the very nice man at the tourist center phoned one for us, he said they couldn’t assure a cab could come and get us. In the end, Tippy sprinted towards a teksi that dropped off two tourists at the mosque. Lucky!

This is the last of my blog posts about the NAPBAS held last year. On Thursday, I fly out to Singapore for six days and I’m thinking of taking a train to Kuala Lumpur (since I missed out on shopping at Sungei Wang Plaza) if time and budget permit. Crossing my fingers!

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  • Reply Kisty February 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    That bridge photo looks really nice, Helga! :)

    I wanna go back to KL, but still waiting for my mom para sabay kami. Haha. Mahaba din yung travel time.

    • Reply Helga February 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      @Kisty, I checked the train sched, parang one leaves Woodlands at 845am and gets to KL around 2pm?! Haha ack. I feel iffy spending one night in KL cos we booked our hostel for the whole 6 days! At better daw to go from Woodlands to Johor Baru and then Johor Baru to KL para cheaper.

  • Reply Ela February 5, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    The last photos are incredible!

  • Reply Penny February 5, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Eh kaso parang ang gulo, from Woodlands, bababa pa kayo sa before JB for the immigration, tapos sasakay ulit sa bus na magdadala sa inyo sa JB. Check this out. Kaso Im not sure how many days before are you supposed to book it. i can call them tomorrow, when are you planning on going?

    • Reply Helga February 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Parang I might stay in SG na nga lang

  • Reply Mrs.A February 6, 2012 at 12:21 am

    You are so kyoot!

    Anyhoo, the oh-I’m-so-tall camera trick? I do it all the time when taking selfies.

  • Reply Holly February 6, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Beautiful photos! I love the bear, and the mosque, which is amazing!

  • Reply Jean February 6, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Beautiful photos! You look tall nga in that photo. Looks like you had a lot of fun. :)

  • Reply Camille Co February 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    How’d you do the last photo? :) So nice!

    Tippy is so kyooooooot! :)

    • Reply Helga February 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      30-second exposure (counted to 15 then took a side step) with the aperture way up! Tippy had to click the shutter for me because I didn’t have my remote lol.

  • Reply erika lim February 6, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    OMG, the night time photos are awesome!

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  • Reply Aileen February 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I absolutely love your photos and the kind of shots you took! :)

  • Reply Noelle De Guzman February 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Sched a different trip for KL na lang ulit :D

  • Reply Jennifer February 9, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Oh my gosh! I just love your outfits. It is great that you got to visit these amazing places and the photos are just so creative. You really captured the beauty of the city at night time.

  • Reply Crisel February 9, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Isnt’t Tippy so nice and so talented? I envy you get to travel w her!

  • Reply tiff February 14, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Malaysia looks amazing! I want to go there nowww!

  • Reply dlysen February 17, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I love the bridge too. plus the adventure… ok lang un gamit kung hindi maayos. what important is you enjoyed your stay.

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  • Reply melvin July 14, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Wow! i love the architecture of kuala lumpurs’ mosques

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