Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – We spent another Christmas away from home. Thanks to our friends and some relatives, it was still a festive and memorable holiday but, of course, nothing will beat ‘Paskong Pinoy’ back home. Hopefully this year we will be able to spend it at the Philippines! 🙂
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Our first impression of Kuala Lumpur is that it is among the bustling cities around the world. From towering skyscrapers to trendy fashion and geeky technology, KL proves that it can keep up with the nonstop evolution of the modern times. But aside from these fancy trends, KL does not forget about its culture. Places that prove this can be explored within the city, and among those is the Thean Hou Temple.
How to get there?
It was a shame that we have lived in KL for almost 3 years now but we just heard of this place. We rode the monorail from KL Sentral to Tun Sambathan, as we read that this is the nearest station to the temple.
We laughed and said jokes about how we should have just walked because it is only a station apart and the travel time does not even last 5 minutes. But, man! Yes, Tun Sambathan is the nearest station compared to other stations, but walking from there to the temple is still a hike! Normally, fatigue will start to sink in after a long walk but as we were nearing the entrance, we could not wait to get in.
Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – When planning a visit to a new country or a new place, make sure that ‘visit museum’ is part of the itinerary. We think one of the best way to learn about a place is by visiting its museum. Thus, a true traveler’s must-do list must not miss this one.
For expats, like us, it is important for us to know more about the history and culture of the country we’re living in. A visit to the museum will give us perspective about our host country that will help us also to adapt with our surroundings. Thus, off we went to Muzium Negara (National Museum) of Malaysia, our second home, for a Saturday date.
Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – All birthdays are special, but some are more special than others. Turning 25 is one of those! So to celebrate someone’s milestone age, we indulged ourselves in a sumptuous seafood buffet dinner at Lemon Garden Cafe in Shangri-La Hotel KL.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Spending Christmas together for the first time is one of our best memories from 2014. Even though we were far away from home and knowing that 90% of population here are non-Christians, we still manage to celebrate Christmas with great joy and enthusiasm.