Day Trippin’ – Kuala Lumpur

Two friends of mine came down from Melbourne and Sydney over the weekend so we went on a day trip to KL.

I parked my car at the KTM station in Subang Jaya (Parking here is only RM5 for a whole day). Then we took the train down to the Kuala Lumpur station. I was excited about this because the KL station was one of the main railway stations from 1910 up til the construction of KL Sentral station in 2001. So there’s a lot of history there.

Besides that, arriving at this station always transports me back in time to the days of the British colonization. I love the old structure inside where you can really see how the emphasis was on getting as much natural lighting (as seen from the translucent sheets) into the space integrated with some landscaping too!

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Of course, the structural details – space frames and steel structures were impressive too. Imagine those days where there were no computers to calculate the loadings and machinery that we have today.

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Skylights and steel structure…

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Next, we walked outside to enjoy the exterior of the building built in the “Raj style”.

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I did not realize they used steel stairs in those days? I don’t know why but i was expecting concrete. Haha.

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Next up, was Central Market and Petaling street where they bought some souvenirs and enjoyed the fish spa! It was a funny experience. Do try if you go there!

For Lunch we went to the Ali, Muthu and Ah Hock cafe on Jalan Balai (walking distance from Central Market & Petaling Street). This cafe offers Malay, Indian and Chinese style food. The portions are big and the food is delicious. My guests loved the Nasi Lemak Ayam which was amazing. I had the Lontong and my friend had the Kung Fu Yee Mee. Everything tasted yummy.

IMG_4558 IMG_4559 IMG_4562KLCC was our last stop. I go to KL every few months but the KLCC never fails to take my breath away each time I go. Amazing structure. Always standing tall and elegant at any time of the day. Do stay for the light show every evening at 8.30pm. We walked to the Skybar in Traders Hotel from KLCC to enjoy the night view of KL.

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IMG_4569Night View of KLCC… IMG_4573

Look at that beautiful structure….

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Ever wondered if the bridge was purely aesthetic or whether it has a structural function? I did some research but had yet to gain the answer..

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The light show..

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Day Trippin’ – Kuala Lumpur

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