If you loaded this page expecting for tourist attractions to see in less than 24 hours in Kuala Lumpur, I'm sorry to disappoint you but this is not a story of tourist spots but tourist stops. Yeah, stop here, stop there, stop everywhere.
[Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory, Peninsular Malaysia, Federation of Malaysia]
Kuala Lumpur was the first national capital city I visited outside Manila. Malaysia, on the other hand, was the first country I visited outside the Philippines. If you loaded this page expecting for tourist attractions to see in less than 24 hours in Kuala Lumpur, I'm sorry to disappoint you but this is not a story of tourist spots but tourist stops. Yeah, stop here, stop there, stop everywhere.
For a Kuala Lumpur first timer doing it solo, getting lost is probably pretty common. I didn't care about the tourist spots. I prioritized to reach my ultimate stop—a place where I could rest.
Entering Kuala Lumpur
We entered the very heart of Kuala Lumpur when it already started to become dark. Lights glittered in the city. The most memorable area I saw was the Kuala Lumpur's Little India. It brought me to another world really. The culturescape was new to me. It reminded me so well to wake up from daydreaming. Indeed, I was physically present in a city outside the Philippines.
First Tourist Stop: KL Sentral Bus Stop
|KL SENTRAL BUS STATION IS A POPULAR TOURIST STOP FOR TOURISTS STARTING TO GET LOST.|
Second Tourist Stop: KL Sentral Atrium
|PHOTO BY WAYNE LIEW: LINK SOURCE HERE: http://www.kuaby.com/kl-sentral/|
Third Tourist Stop: Monorail Station
|KL SENTRAL MONORAIL STATION WAS A GREAT TOURIST STOP. DUH!|
Fourth Tourist Stop: Berjaya Time Square
|PHOTO BY WAYNE LIEW: LINK SOURCE HERE: http://www.kuaby.com/berjaya-times-square-shopping-mall/|
I was confused of my direction. I stopped here and there. At some point, I about-faced like a soldier after sinking in to reality that I was taking the wrong direction.
Thanks to these three policemen who were standing that time. I approached them but they didn't know where was the place I was pointing on Google map in spite of the fact that Berjaya Time Square was well identified on the map. Uh! Thanks for stopping me more. This fourth tourist stop made my instant tourist stops itinerary even more excruciating.
Because I couldn't decipher the direction, I checked all the directions until I finally reached my favorite tourist stop in this tourist stops itinerary for less than 24 hours.
Fifth Tourist Stop: The Hostel Where I Would Sleep. Yey!
I stayed in a dormitory-type room with bunk beds. There are other guests when I entered the room. They were all white travelers. I was the only Asian inside our room.
|THE MOST DESIRABLE TOURIST STOP IN THIS ITINERARY WAS MY HOSTEL ROOM!|
Near this hostel were signs that I was already experiencing the true tourist spots that I really wanted to stop for pleasure (not for pressure) where I could take time to feel, see, taste, smell and learn their warmth, beauty, flavors, aroma and history.
Malaysian food were served in local restaurants. I experienced for the first time the warmth of the restaurant staff for a tourist stopper and spotter like me. I ate my ▼ FIRST FOOD IN THIS CITY
The moment I saw the food, I was at least relieved to know that the food is somehow related to my Filipino comfort meals.
This blogserye is a series of narratives, stories and insights about my first travel outside the Philippines.
Chapter 01 is all about first-time stories. Will this boy from the province with relative fear in roaming a big city survive his first day in a big metropolis for the first time outside PH?
✈ EPISODE 01: ▼ Flying from Metro Manila to Kuala Lumpur with Drama in Between
I was shaking, quite speechless for outspoken words but the voice within me is speaking too much that it's so hard to handle...
✈ EPISODE 02: ▼ Travel Drama in Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2)
My anxiety as a first-timer almost escalated to panic level. So there's no such thing as overacting because sticking to reality is the name of the game here.
✈ EPISODE 03: ▼ KLIA2 to KL Sentral by Bus: My First Land Travel Outside PH
I was showing physical awestruck signs overtly while inside the bus because I was seeing different races. There are Malays, Indians, Chinese, black and white men. This country is so multicultural! This is my first bus ride in Malaysia!
✈ EPISODE 04: ▼ Reaching KL Sentral and How I Acted Dumb Stupid
You may not believe this but I felt so ignorant about this. There's no train station in our province so encountering a self-service machine like this in actual setting is new to me.
✈ EPISODE 05: ▼ KL Sentral to Bukit Bintang: My First Train Ride Outside PH
The monorail runs overground. I saw the city of Kuala Lumpur in a general perspective up close—the modern skyline, the lush parks, the mosques, the busy roads and the residential areas. I enjoyed it.
✈ EPISODE 06: ▼ Lorong 1/77a: of Endings and First Times
This street was where I ended my first day in Malaysia but it served as the rendezvous of my many first-time experiences and encounters so it meant so much for me.
BLOGSERYE 03 SUMMARY: ▼ MALAYSIA-THAILAND BACKPACKING + MOTORBIKE RIDING FOR THE FIRST TIME OUTSIDE PH
As a millennial, this is not conforming to the 'trend'—doing it because your friend do it. For me traveling is a form of continuous education. No masteral and doctoral degree could ever teach you the way traveling does.
Map Showing the Location of #KualaLumpur
► FOOTNOTES, DISCLAIMERS, ACKNOWLEDGMENT, ETC
 The above story is the Chapter 1 of Blogserye 3.
 This post was filed under the category "#TownExplorer Collections." See more posts related to this below.
 The maps I used on this post are from maps.google.com.ph.
 Some photos are owned by Wayne Liew of www.kuaby.com.
 The insights, condition and name of places or properties I mentioned here are based on the facts and situation on the day of my visit. Take note that you may have a different experience when you try or see the properties or places mentioned here. Names of places and properties may also change by time so it's not my responsibility to update all the information on this blog because once published, I already consider it an archive and I won't update my narratives because I want them to become my references of what have happened in the past. I'm very particular of the dates because I want my amazing readers to understand that I am writing stories based on my perspective and insights on the day of my visit. You can see dates almost everywhere on this blog. Exempted from this rule are my travel guide posts that need to be updated.
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