12.04.2014 33 °C
One of the cheapest way to travel is to travel within one's own country. With this in mind, I went on a 1-day trip within KL itself using the very convenient Hop-on Hop-off bus.
Although there are over 20 stops, my friend and I did not hop off to all of them. First off was the National Palace. There was not much to see as we were not allowed beyond the entrance gate. But it was still fun to take photos with the palace guards :D
Next up were the Hibiscus Garden/Lake Garden/Orchid Garden. Unlike European countries which are cooler, Malaysia's hot tropical weather results in greenery that are overall darker in color.
Malaysia's National Mosque is considered as one of the most beautiful infrastructure in the country, and it is not surprising to see why. Although the public area is quite limited, we've gotten quite a peek into their main hall from the door (although no photos were allowed in the main hall).
As the weather is hot and sunny, most tourists will be dressed very casually in t-shirt and pants. Therefore, it is smart of them to provide the robes for us. No headache in wearing inappropriate clothes.
Within walking distance nearby, is Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. This station is quite famous as its architecture incorporates both Western and Eastern designs. It's also a nice location for wedding photoshoots.
There are plenty of stops further on but as we were very tired, we decided just to sit on the open roof bus and enjoy the scenery.
For those who are interested, details of the hop-on hop-off bus can be found in this link.