Saturday, September 13, 2008

Malaysia? Why Not?

before anything else, i would like to say thank you first to kyels for answering all our queries about malaysia. and apologies also. but kyels had been one of the nice malaysians that i've encountered. thanks kyels!

we only had a daytour of kuala lumpur. with our 12-hour stay in malaysia (we chose to cut the stay short), there had been only three highlights for me and my sister.

1. the ritz-carlton hotel experience. if ever i'll return to malaysia, i would really prefer to stay there. the staff especially the concierge were really friendly and helpful. and i like the amenities. life-saver. hehehe.

2. chinese temple (sorry forgot the name of the temple). i really wanted to go here to witness live what you see on tv. what makes it more wonderful for me is that we got to experience how they worship and did the fortune thing. what was my fortune? "you will tie the knot." i know this is about matrimony and not tying the knot of a gift wrap. hehehe

3. meeting this chinese guy who helped us in finding the pavilion. he doesn't really know the way but he still led us there and even called up his friend to ask for the directions.

wait! there could a fourth highlight. the immigration when we entered malaysia. the immigration guy was really friendly even if we did not have any embarkation pass. and he's the first friendly malaysian we've met, which had been a major relief especially since our bus driver was rude.

if you will notice, 3 out of the four highlights that we had has something to do with people helping us and being friendly. it's because our malaysia trip was really an adventure. and since it was just the two of us who have no idea of the place, these people had really been blessings for us. we really felt lost in malaysia. when we ask for directions from different people, we'll also receive three different directions. and even if the place we're asking is just on the next street, they do not know it. and we're talking about major places.

i'm sure our friends in singapore find us amusing when they asked us about our trip in malaysia. it's because when we answer it's like we're traumatized with our trip. hehehe. i don't think my sister and i would return there soon, or if at our own expense.

but if you're into designer stores, you'll love it there. coz you'll see designer stores almost everywhere. and we're talking about really high-end stores.

oh well.. at least i got to see the place. i just hope the next time i'll be able to visit it, i'll have a more pleasant stay.


Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Nice that you and your sis were able to go to Malaysia. Your experiences with those friendly people who assisted you made your trip more memorable. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Bryan Anthony the First said...

sosyal ka talaga tin, i'd like to stay at the ritz too...

bobang pinay said...

uy di ako nakapunta sa the ritz...walang budget lol! kaya niransak na lang namin yung bahay ng friend ng sis ko nung visit naman ng KL

saya naman nyan.

Kyels said...

The next time you come here I will be your personal tour guide - how about that?!

Too bad I could not meet up w/you b/c I had some issues at home ( I told you in the emails ) pero one day we will meet up for sure.


Oh! That's Thean Hou Temple.

Margaritajelly said...

wow, malaysia!!! inggit ako. pahingi ng pasalubong, though I'm sure that it will take decades before we get it. hahaha

caryn said...

i agree; the travel experience is made all the richer by the people you meet on the way ;-)