A Boy in Malaysia (Part XI)

31st September 2012, Friday

Sniff.. sniff.. Today is the last day.. have to go home.. sniff.. sniff..

My flight is 7.45 pm. So it still a lot of time to do something. Koko and Abang took me to Putra Jaya. It’s so far away from the city. They said it’s a government city. When I reached there, it’s so quite.. well it’s a very big beautiful architectured city with big wide street, very different atmosphere.. I am not feel like in KL anymore, somewhere in Eastern Asia maybe. We’re stop at the center, I can see a big building, seem like Sultan’s Palace in Aladdin movie. The view is great. And we took some ( a lot of) pictures.

140 VISITING PUTRAJAYA

The buildings are awesome. Every single building has a great architecture. It’s gonna be great if they can make the city live! It’s gonna be like New York city.

141 JAI HO

143 POSES

142 THE GATE

We’re heading back to the city.. but before that, we visited Abang house. Wow, It’s big. There’s nobody there. Abang said his family is on holiday. It’s a beautiful house. Clean, spacious and comfortable. I saw one of the photo album and hey, Anthony has been here before, It’s last year Hari Raya celebration. They played Wii together.

144 VISITING ABANG'S HOME

We’re having lunch at umm I forgot the name, but It is a famous restaurant that served Grilled Chicken. We ordered a lot, Grilled Chicken, Tom Yam Soup, Steam Fish etc. I ordered my KL favorite beverage: Tembikai Lychee, and this time I just knew that Tembikai is Watermelon! In Indonesia, we called ‘Tembikai’ is ‘Semangka’. Hahaha..

145 BIG LUNCH

Back to the apartment again.. I prepared my luggages.. make sure there’s no thing left behind. Ahhh.. still wanna stay.. Holiday’s gonna end.. back to the routines T^T .. Koko and Abang took me to the airport.. Why the airport have to be SO FARRRR!! They must be tired.. I’m very thankful for Koko and Abang’s help and effort to took me along from the start till the end of the day. It’s all perfect and memoriable. Feel so lucky to have friends, brothers like them.

Time is ticking, It’s time to leaving… Never forget this precious memories.. Thank you..

The End

A Boy in Malaysia (Part X)

30th September 2012, Thursday

Now it’s just me and abang again. Anthony is at Jakarta and Koko is working. This is the day before tomorrow.. Tomorrow is the last day T^T. Abang asked me what I wanna do and where I wanna go ? Like I said before, KLCC Twin Tower is my favorite spot in KL, and I love to have a photoshoot of it at night. I think it’s gonna be super awesome. He agreed, and planned the schedule.

First, we’re having breakfast at a bread or pastry shop, Levain, boulangerie – patisserie. It is a VERY NICE PLACE! I love it! Kinda like French atmosphere shop. Clean, simple and minimalist. The bread (pastry) are delicious. We bought 6 ot 7 breads and share it together. I also order spagetti carbonara, yummy!

 127 BRUNCH AT LEVAIN

After that we go to KLCC. Now let’s the photoshoot begin! It’s daylight, kinda hot, but the lighting is good. Every single photoshoot are nice. I love to make the jumping photo and abang really know the timing to shoot. I love all the photo. Abang, you are a great photographer. 

 128 MORNING JUMP KLCC

Now, I’m exhausted.. we’re going inside KLCC. Abang asked which place I’d like to go, he gave me 2 options: 1. Aquaria, an aquatic adventure in the city centre ot 2. Shopping at Bukit Bintang. I chose Aquaria for sure, he smiled and said “yeah, tourist..” haha. Aquaria is in KLCC. So we have to walk along the underground passage. We’re here. Wow! It’s interesting. It’s like Sea World at Ancol, Jakarta. But I think Aquaria is more bigger than Sea World. Before we go inside, there’s a photobooth, yeay! Snap! Tee-Hee..

All right, this is super amazing.. It’s big, there’s a lot of exhibition here. Fish, Snake, Crocodile, Crab, Water Mouse (They are very big, looks like beaver), Butterfly, Shark, Turtle, Jellyfish etc. I always love a place like this, I love animals (except lizards and mosquitoes). We took a lot of picture here. Feels like in the sea, deep blue sea.

129 AQUARIA CREATURES

 130 EXPLORING AQUARIA

 132 GRACEFUL JELLYFISH

132 UNDER THE SEA

133 KISS THE TURTLE

Finished touring the Aquaria, now we’re going to Bukit Bintang, a shopping district. We’re hungry. Abang took me to T-Bowl (if I’m not wrong, kinda forget), I think I’ve heard it before from my colleague, It’s a restaurant with toilet interior and design. They used toilet bin as the seat. The food also serves in the customised mini toilet bowl. If you order ice cream, you’ll get what I mean, haha.. But the food and beverage are delicious! We also played Citadel here, I lost again ?? He can read my mind! We walked and browsing the stores, finally I bought 2 T-shirt (Black and White) with “I love KL” signature. I think it is nice to wears it and takes some pictures with KL’s signature city icon, the KLCC Twin tower, isn’t it?

146 T BOWL

We went to Pavilion Mall again. We saw a big Malaysia wallpaper, tomorrow is Malaysia National day, It’s a public holiday. We took a picture of salutation of Malaysia. It’s nice, I love the vivid colors. Feel a little bit tired and hungry again, we rest and ate early dinner at Madam Kwan (?) and play Citadel again, while waiting the night and the sky getting darker.

147 MALAYSIA INDEPENDENCE

134 EARLY DINNER & PLAY CITADEL

OK! It’s time! We’re going to the nicest spot for KLCC nite photoshoot. I wore the Black shirt, I LOVE KL!! And I jumped and cartwheel! It’s like a dream come true.. Love this moment and the photo. Amazing!

 135 GREAT TWIN TOWER

136 I HEART KL

137 JAM THE NITE

We’re back to the apartment and pick up Koko for dinner. He took us to the Northern Malaysia Food Restaurant. Northern Malaysia is kinda near Thailand, so the food also kinda authentic and Thai-styled. The waitress also wrote our order by using the Thai language that we couldn’t read. The food is good, I like the prawns.

 138 NORTHERN MALAYSIA FOOD

Desserts? YES! It’s DURIAN! But it’s really expensive !! We bought 1 high quality Durian and sharing. Mmm delicious!

 139 DURIAN YUM

Full day !!! I walked, eat, shopping, photoshoot… ahh I don’t wanna go home….

 

(Continue to Part XI)

A Boy in Malaysia (Part IX)

29th September 2012, Wednesday

When I go to the central market, I took the KL Birdpark brochure and asked Abang, Have he ever been there, He said ‘No’. Now he want to takes us there. Meanwhile, Anthony has to go back to Jakarta today at 3 pm. So we have to go earlier. The location of KL Birdpark is near the city. We’re having our brunch at HORNBILL RESTAURANT & CAFÉ. The foods are quite nice, hmm kinda expensive (abang said,”it is tourist price.”). We bought the tickets and go inside. The first thing we saw, Hey! It’s parrots, colorful! We can see various birds inside, there’s Parrots, Ibis, Peacocks and Peahen, Hornbills, Flamingos, Quails, Ostrich, Emu, Doves, etc. Hornbill is the national bird of Malaysia.

 118 BREAKFAST AT HORNBILL RESTAURANT & CAFE

119 BIRD EVERYWHERE

There’s a strange bird that looks like chicken or quail, they’re round and cute with a weird chirping voice.. come in pack, they’re not afraid of human, they approach! Because the human used to feed them with the bird food that we can buy at the vending booth/machine. I remember the moment when I’m at Batu Cave with the pigeons. So now I just play along with the quails. They came and looking around for the food. I acted by reaching my hand like spreading the bird food, but suddenly >SNAP< , the quail bite (beak) me. that’s hurt! haha… >.<

120 CHICKEN or QUAIL

There’s a Bird photobooth, We took photo together. Some birds are cute. Some of them look scary (example: the eagles). Anthony seems a little bit scare with the birds.   

 121 KL BIRDPARK PHOTOBOOTH

The best part is Parrots feeding. Just need to pay 2 RM for the food (milk and Seed). I want! I paid, then when the KL Birdpark staff gave me the milk glass, all the birds fly on to my hand, he put the seed on my head and my left hand, the birds hang on my body. Amazing! Hahaha.. I love that! The birds are not afraid of human. We took a lot of photo here. We can also feed the ostriches.. I just knew that they eat vegetable. Kinda scary to feed them, because of their size, they look wild and fierce, like a prehistoric bird. Afraid they’ll >SNAP< my fingers. Koko Mike was feeding them, you can see the sequence below. 😀

 122 COLORFUL PARROTS

123 PARROT FEEDING

124 OSTRICH FEEDING

125 FEED THEM AGAIN

Maybe we took about 1 – 2 hours to walk around the birdpark. Then we went to Train Station to drop Anthony. He will take the train to the airport. Sherline was there too. Good Bye Anthony.. See you in Jakarta.

Me, Abang and Koko went to the OLDTOWN WHITE COFFEE to relax. After that we went to their new apartment, ANDALUCIA. They have to receive the delivery of apartment big equipment and stuffs. We also start to clean and decorate the room. Moving the cupboard, table, sofa etc. It’s gonna be a very nice and comfortable apartment. 

Finish! We’re going home. Koko went to sleep, I accompany Abang edited the photo and uploading to the facebook. When Koko awake, we’re getting ready for the dinner. Koko took us to the foodcourt. I wanna eat Oyster Omelet, now I found it here, it nice but not as good as I ate at Penang before, Hahaha… We’re full, then we go home again. Playing Citadel with Abang. I’m lose.. T^T

126 NIGHT FOODCOURT

BONUS! Quail Parody

120 CHICKEN PARODY

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