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Kuala Lumpur Day 1 (Malaysia Day 1)

Hostel description, Masjid Jamek, Central Market, Batu Caves, Sri Mahamariamman (Indian Temple) 

The hostel we stayed in at KL was so nice and good value for money. We had a rate of RM28 for a double room per night including breakfast. The place was air-conditioned (the main hall) and there was a fan in each room.

The hostel receptionist was so helpful and friendly. He was Muslim and his name was Hassan, and I believe he was from Kazakhstan. There was another woman that might be his wife. She was taking care of cleaning issues and she also played receptionist while Hassan is having some sleep.

The hostel was not so big: it has two big rooms (6 bed dorms) one mixed and the other for female only. There were also something like 10 other private rooms. Moreover it included two bathrooms, two toilets and a sink outside! The place also is pretty much well-maintained!

Our room was pretty small with two beds above each other and a small table! I liked it so much…

Well, now we woke up at 9 am getting ready for our first day. We had breakfast, surfed the internet for a while. and got out by 12 pm. We went walking in the nearby places taking some photos.

And this is me at the central market which is a pretty nice place for shopping  :)
And this is me at the central market which is a pretty nice place for shopping 🙂
And This is Walid at Central Market.
And This is Walid at Central Market.

 

We continued walking and had lots of photos in different places:

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A tall big building 😀
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I like grafitti ❤
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And Walid likes it too 😀

 

After walking around for sometime we went to visit Batu Caves by train:

KTMTrain ticket from KL to Batu Caves :)
KTM Train ticket from KL to Batu Caves 🙂

 

Before getting into the train, I have a story to tell at the platform… let’s watch instead!!!

 

Me and Walid at the KTM on our way to Batu Caves
Me and Walid at the KTM on our way to Batu Caves

 

At Batu caves, we had an amazing experience with nature! You never feel the feeling we had except if you were in a high deep cave in the middle of nature!

And drinking Coconut 😀

I didn't know that you can drink a coconut before! :D
I didn’t know that you can drink a coconut before! 😀

 

And that’s a video of my first coconut glass! 😀 :

That photo was taken by the entrance of Batu Caves.

 

Yes! We found lots of monkeys there and in this photo I was just trying to come closer to the monkey, but I think he was afraid from me and ran away.
Yes! We found lots of monkeys there and in this photo I was just trying to come closer to the monkey, but I think he was afraid from me and ran away.

 

There was a small Indian temple in the very beginning of the Batu Caves area. We had to visit and get to know what is going on inside there! You must take off your shoes before you can get inside.

That was a small Indian temple in the very beginning of the Batu Caves area. We had to visit and get to know what is going on inside there! You have to take of your shoes before you can get inside.
The small Indian temple

 

And of course we took some pictures inside:

That's me! As you can see, and as I can understand. They have a small room with a door. on the two sides you'll find statues and they are different. They might represent something. Inside that room sits their god! At times of prayers, people huddle up in front of their god and pray.
That’s me! As you can see, and as I can understand. They have a small room with a door. on the two sides you’ll find statues and they are different. They might represent something. Inside that room sits their god! At times of prayers, people huddle up in front of their god and pray.
And that's Walid in front of another god.
And that’s Walid in front of another god.

 

We then continued climbing, and in our way we met an amazingly funny monkey, watch the video:

Read about Batu caves from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Caves

Beautiful! :D
Beautiful! 😀
Beuatiful!
Beuatiful!
Selfie inside Batu Caves!
Selfie inside Batu Caves!
Interior of Batu Cave
Interior of Batu Caves

 

And In our way back we had one of the ultimate watching enjoyment watching such creatures playing 🙂 Watch the video:

OMG! We found Egyptair plane inside Batu Caves :D
OMG! We found Egyptair plane inside Batu Caves 😀
Selfie with the monkey! :)
Selfie with the monkey! 🙂

 

ِAfter that, we went back to KL Sentral (the main train station in KL)

Me at KL Sentral!
Me at KL Sentral!
Walid at KL Sentral!
Walid at KL Sentral!

 

Then we decided to go to Masjid Jamek. Read More about it from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masjid_Jamek

Me and Walid at Masjid Jamek
Me and Walid at Masjid Jamek

 

And we prayed Al Asr there, and we enjoyed it so much 🙂 However, we found there strange things  like: Imam was a very young man, although this is supposed to be a very big, old and famous mosque there! Another thing is that they don’t wait some 15 minutes after Azan for Iqama. No, they just have Azan and then Allahu Akbar and pray! That was somehow strange for us!

Anyway, we prayed and enjoyed Al Asr prayer there and we hope Allah would accept our prayers on that spot of the world.

After praying I kept searching for a power-point to recharge my mobile, and I found one, but unfortunately couldn’t recharge it! I couldn’t plug in my re-charger. A man volunteered to help me and put one hand of his glasses into the third opening of the power-point enabling my re-charger to get inside. This man became our friend and we spend around one hours together speaking about lots of things related to Muslims, Malaysia, Arabs, work conditions and life in Malaysia and Egypt. He was very friendly and open with us to the extend that made us feel afraid from him! However he insisted that we go and have lunch together. We refused, but he insisted on that. We helplessly accepted and went to a nearby restaurant that he seemed knowing everyone in it! We are much more afraid now! However we ate what he brought for us! The food wasn’t so good. No it wasn’t good at all! Actually the worst we’ve ever had in Malaysia! And it was the first time to eat local food in Malaysia and we didn’t expect it to be like that! we had rice which was mixed with something that tastes horrible and a piece of chicken which was extremely spicy!!! Then we drank watermelon juice! We ended the meeting and bid our Malaysian friend goodbye after exchanging mobile numbers.

Selfie with our Malaysian friend.  I liked that guy so much and miss him :) He was so sincere.
Selfie with our Malaysian friend. I liked that guy so much and miss him 🙂 He was so sincere.

 

Before the sun sets, we decided to go back to Central Market and grap some snack and it was:

This is me cooking my Octopus balls :D
This is me cooking my Octopus balls 😀

And this is the video:

And this is me eating them :D
And this is me eating them 😀
Now it's time for a drink: I think it was a pineapple juice ;)
Now it’s time for a drink: I think it was a pineapple juice 😉
Walid was drinking something red which we didn't know what it was! :D
Walid was drinking something red which we didn’t know what it was! 😀

It’s 7pm now, and we decided to go back to the hostel to get some one hour rest and we did it! But Walid was so tired that he continued sleeping till 9pm. I got off the hostel by 8pm and went for a small trip to a nearby Indian temple called Sri Mahamariamman. Read more about it from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Mahamariamman_Temple,_Kuala_Lumpur

Selfie at Sri Mahamariamman
Selfie at Sri Mahamariamman
Some sculptures at Sri Mahamariamman
Some sculptures at Sri Mahamariamman
The main hall of Sri Mahamariamman Temple
The main hall of Sri Mahamariamman Temple

 

And that’a a witnessed prayer video:

Some sculptures at Sri Mahamariamman
Some sculptures at Sri Mahamariamman
A family praying at Sri Mahamariamman
A family praying at Sri Mahamariamman

 

Watch the whole video of this family while praying from here:

I finished my small trip and went back to the hostel to wake Walid up and spend the night together! We left the hostel by 9pm not knowing where exactly are we going. We kept walking around for around 4 hours resting sometimes at a restaurant to get some food. Or a supermarket to get an ice cream or something and check what products are sold in this city. We tried and get inside a night club even to check what’s going on inside there and we found it so normal (some girls dancing, some guys drinking).

Me and Walid in the monorail
Me and Walid at the monorail

 

While walking by night, we recorded a crazy video:D :

What we noticed about the city at night is that it was very quite except in places which are famous for night life! One more thing is that cockroaches are very active after midnight (you can find them in lots of places in the streets) but I never found any before that time all the day long! And I wonder what is the reason for that?! We also witnessed some cleaning people who were sweeping platforms after putting water on it! Traffic works were also very active at night (road maintenance). I enjoyed my long walk especially that the weather was excellent… but something happened which we didn’t plan for!!!

When we tried to get back home we didn’t find any mean of transportation and that was because the time was around 1 am and all public transportation closes by 12am !!! That was a big problem and we were not so close from home. I remember the GPS gave me 1 hour and 30 minutes walking distance!!! And we had to do it!

Walid in KL streets at night
Me enjoying the night at KL!
Me enjoying the night at KL!

We started the walk, but another thing happened which we didn’t imagine would happen…

OMG! The Malaysian food started working in our stomachs! hehehe 😀 And we booth felt terrible stomach-aches and needed the bathroom like never before!!! 😀 😀 😀

And of course we couldn’t find any public one and everything is closed… lets ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!!! 😀

We reached the hostel by 2:30am…

Next post will be about the second day in KL… stay tuned!

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