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Asia » Malaysia March 13th 2023

Day 5 (13/03/2023) Last day of our trip. Husband bought some pastries from the cafe next to our hotel. They were pretty delicious. After breakfast, we had to rush off to the airport. Our initial plan was to shop at the airport, sadly we didn't have enough time and my husband's Youtrip card had issue making payment (plus we didnt have enough cash), so we only bought a bowl of noodle for A and had to rush to board the plane already. On a bright side, A was feeling much better.... read more

Day 4 (12/03/2023) Since A was still running a fever, we ordered breakfast via Grab. Compared to yesterday supper, the breakfast was not as good, but the kopi and tea were nice. After breakfast, we decided to explore the "Living Room". A had his first billard experience, but he was not very fascinated. After that, we decided to go out for a short walk and get our lunch as well. We walked to Lot 10, Farenheit 88 and Pavillion. There nothing that caught our eyes, so we ended up at a toy shop in Pavillion to get A a toy to make him feels better. He chose a box of animals, which cost RM160, but he was so happy when he saw it. After that, we went to Don Don Donki to get our lunch. Back ... read more
Nice weather finally!

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur March 11th 2023

Day 3 (11/03/2023) We had breakfast at the hotel again. We had a shock when we saw the queue outside the restaurant. Luckily, the queue moved quite fast. The food was generally the same as yesterday. However, the food cleared off very quickly as there was a lot of people. We then went to the Parenthood, which is a indoor playground located in the mall. The playground was pretty fun and there were many obstacles. I accompanied A while my husband went to do some shopping. A enjoyed himself at the playground. He enjoyed it so much that he didn't want to change his diaper. In the end, his pants got all wet and I had to carry him out forcefully. After he changed, I switched with my husband. I walked around the mall and tried ... read more
View from the swimming pool
Tapir, the main attraction of 99 Wonderland Park

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur March 10th 2023

Day 2 (10/03/2023) Since we slept late yesterday, A woke up later than usual. We had our breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast was mediocre. After breakfast, we went back to our hotel to change and pack our stuff for Sunway Lagoon. Its a short walk from the hotel to Sunway Lagoon. When we arrived, we were shocked, as there was already a long queue at the ticketing counter. We have booked our tickets via klook, but we still need to queue to exchange for the wristband. I think we queued for approximately 20-30mins. As the weather was really hot, I told my husband to bring A to the playground in the shopping mall first. Finally, we got our wristbands, we then need someone else to help put it on with a sticker and then move to ... read more
Sunway Lagoon
Chilling at the "wave" pool
White lion and lioness sleeping

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur March 9th 2023

Day 1 (09/03/2023) After we fetched A from school around 3pm, we went back home to shower A and do the remaining packing before we set off to the airport. We had early dinner in the airport. For this flight, A had his own seat and he did well without the pacifier during taking off and landing. We bought new sticker books and storybook to entertain him for this flight. After we landed, retrieval of luggage was pretty fast, but we took some time to locate the pick up area for the private transfer that we had booked beforehand. It took 45mins to reach Sunway Lagoon Hotel. Check in was also quite fast. Room was generally clean but can tell that the room is pretty dated. After we settled down, we decided to do a quick ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur February 14th 2023

We are off to Kuala Lumpur today. The official name of Kuala Lumpur is the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. It is the national capital and largest city in Malaysia. It is commonly and fondly known as KL. The residents of KL are KLites. Malay is the official language of Malaysia. In the Malay language, Kuala Lumpur means “muddy estuary”. The city sits on the confluence of the Sungai Gombak and Sungai Klang rivers, which is how it got its name. The muddy waters of these rivers quite often flood the city during heavy rains. A tunnel has been built to divert flood water. But. Of course most of the time it is empty of water, so the tunnel is used as a relief road and only closed to traffic after heavy rain. Kuala Lumpur is ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Penang » George Town February 11th 2023

We leave Muscat and we have six days at sea.The ship is still on Covid high alert, wearing face masks, not serving ourselves from the buffet. My cold is not getting better and I have a hacking cough. This means people try to avoid me and I can empty a lift in no time! I take another Covid test, it’s negative and Ian suggests I see the ship’s doctor. I call the medical centre and I’m told a nurse will call me back in a few minutes. Within 5 minutes she calls me back and goes through my symptoms. She then says she will come up to the cabin and check me over. Ian has gone to the library and knows nothing;of this. There is a knock at the door about 5 minutes later and I ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Penang » George Town February 11th 2023

Hot and humid. Today we are in Penang .Malaysia. Penang’s colourful capital city, George Town, is named after King George III. The East India Company established the city in 1786 and it became the first British settlement in Southeast Asia soon after. It became part of the Straits Settlements, along with Singapore and Malacca, in 1868. The city is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1957 it became the first city in the Federation of Malaya. Queen Elizabeth granted the royal charter in January of that year. It’s also Malaysia’s second-largest conurbation, with a population of almost 2.5 million people. Jimmy Choos was born in Penang in 1948. The 74-year old is best known for his iconic handmade women’s shoes. Choo was born into a family of shoemakers and his father taught him the art ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur January 3rd 2023

We reluctantly left our hotel in Langkawi for the airport and our flight to Kuala Lumpar. It was pouring with rain when we arrived and our senses were assaulted by noise, colours, lots of shops and hoards of people. Thankfully, we had booked a car transfer from the hotel so bypassed the queue. We were given a room on the 19th (and top) floor of the Mecure Hotel with amazing views of the Petronas Towers from the lift area. A quick sort out then a walk to get our bearings, as it had stopped ☔️, and a ride on the monorail to KL Sentrel station to suss out transport and tickets for our stay in the capital city.Dinner at a Chinese restaurant virtually next to the hotel. Batu Caves, 13 km north of KL, was our ... read more
The monorail
Wouldn’t argue with him!
Women only carriages on the train

Asia » Malaysia » Penang » Batu Ferringhi January 1st 2023

From Foodtrippers, along with my comments: url= Picks for the Best Foodie Cities in the World1.Bangkok (I agree, but Penang is my favorite)2. Naples (it has been too long)... read more
Great foie gras in Belgrade
Best dim sum in Hong Kong

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