January 24, 2012 – We bought ourselves a 24-hour ticket for KL’s Hop On Hop Off bus tour. I must say, it’s the best tour deal ever. Get off the tourist spots that interest you, and get on anytime between 8:30am-8:30pm! Read part 1 here and part 2.
Supposedly walking to Stop#2 but we got lost and walked past Bukit Nanas station!
Walking back down the road to Jalan P Ramlee…
I think I’m the only one who’s happy to get lost… Taking loads of pics!
Jalan Puncak… on the way up to KL Tower.
Going up the tower costs 50RM per adult! We stayed down and allotted the 50RM for shopping. Yay!
Stop#4 KL Convention Center & Aquaria
Stop#5 Craft Cultural Complex
*ninja shot* without looking through the viewfinder, have your camera at chest level zoomed out, and click away in discretion. Cover up the shutter noise with a fake cough /shot
Elephants! There was a time in high school that I adored elephants & penguins! Now I’m attracted to all turtle stuff.
When I walked past his hut, I stopped in my tracks, captivated by the blue and green hues. I thought I was looking at an LCD monitor.
This man, Asif (*I’m not so sure about his name – he had no calling card or contact number to give.) painted these wonderful pieces based on the photos he took when he went diving. We talked a little about how magical the underwater world is. His personality is warm and calming which is very unusual from a stranger. Perhaps the beauty of his soul is reflected in his paintings.
Everything seemed so real, especially the turtle – it was as if it was staring back at you. I want to buy his paintings… in the future. Hopefully I can still find him at the Cultural Complex.
Each art type was designated a hut to showcase their process. I would’ve taken a photo of batik painting process but my ninja photo skills weren’t good enough.
This gallery, as seen below, gave me the creeps. It was like walking into a voodoo store. The paintings were disturbing as well. Most paintings were a blur of red and black with girls who seem to be writhing in pain.
*aha selca time*
On board the bus, we passed by Michael Jackson… Thriller!
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. We saw no one near this place. I am not sure if it is still being used or turned into a home for lost souls. I can totally imagine crypts underneath the floor… your typical Templar story.
Stop#8 China Town, Petaling Street. “This is very much like any China Town in any part of the world.” says the pre-recorded on-boar tour guide. Sure enough, it is where you’ll find knock-off items at low prices. Food, clothing, accessories, fragrances, you’ll find them here. Despite the heavy foot traffic and very narrow passage, the area seems to be fine. There’s even a fiberglass (or was it plexiglass?) roof overhead. Prices can be tricky, you can even get better and cheaper items at malls in Bukit Bintang.
Sri Mahamariamman Temple. This is a must-see. The colors and intricate details on the many statues in this temple will make you wanna be a Hindu for a day.
Till my next KL post…zzz Read part 4.