Friday, 16 January 2009

A Trip Into the Past

I had a trip into the past - in the sense that I revisited the places of interest in my current city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as a trip down memory lane - only this time, I played tour guide.

I met up with a Filipina girl I befriended via a facebook application I am currently addicted to - (fluff)friends and she brought along a Thai guy she befriended via facebook (not the same application or rather, not any other application) - they are studying the same field - archeology.

She recently had to fly to Indonesia in some archipelago off Yogjakarta and her flight schedule is in such a way that she has to transit in Kuala Lumpur for a night before flying off. As her flight arrived just after noon at around 3-4pm, we made plans to meet up.

With only photos I've seen of her and she of me on facebook, I welcomed her at the KL Sentral station along with that guy, of course, whom she introduced to me. So started my 3-hour fully packed role as their tour guide around the metropolitan city.

I brought them on the LRT (train) ride to Petaling Street, or Chinatown. There they feasted their eyes on unconventional products on display and cheap bargains.

On the way back to the LRT station, we dropped by Central Market (arts and crafts complex) and took a peek into the arts and crafts there.

Then it was the ultimate visit of the night - the Petronas Twin Towers. It was already 8.30pm when we reached KLCC station, the stop where you get off if you wish to visit the Twin Towers.

There are four different entrances/exits of Suria KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre - shopping complex) and I brought them to all four to snap away the night view of the towers, leaving of course, the best angle for last.

Both of them were in awe of the magnificent architecture and the lights accentuated the majestic structure. Pix for your eyes' viewing pleasure. ;-)

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