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Kuala Lumpur Day 2 (Malaysia Day 2)

That was a really busy day!!!
Masjid Negara, Islamic Arts musuem, Police museum, KLCC, Little India and Putrajaya bridges…

We woke up for the second day at 9:30am, took a shower, had our breakfast at the hostel (jam, butter, toast and coffee) and left the hostel by 11am.

 

Good morning everyone!
Good morning everyone!

 

Masjid Negara was of a walking distance from the hostel, so we decided to walk to it…

Masjid Negara is considered the national mosque of KL and is the biggest there. It is also very fantastic and amazing and breath-taking!!!

Read more about it from here:ย http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Mosque_of_Malaysia

 

We got inside,ย prayed in it and loved our stay inside it and of course took so many photos:

 

Panorama shot of the main hall of the mosque.
Panorama shot of the main hall of the mosque.
Me at the outer hall of Masjid Negara. It was amazing!
Me at the outer hall of Masjid Negara. It was amazing!
Walid taking a shot at a water fountain inside the mosque.
Walid taking a shot at a water fountain inside the mosque.
Me and the 73-metre-high minaret behind me :)
Me and the 73-metre-high minaret behind me ๐Ÿ™‚
I believe Walid can fly :D
I believe Walid can fly ๐Ÿ˜€
Beautiful nature, beautiful  civilization. This is Malaysia!
Beautiful nature, beautiful civilization. This is Malaysia!
And another shot from the other side :D
And another shot from the other side ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Things we noticed about the mosque is that it’s management truely recognizes it’s touristic importance by providing help and support for everyone. You can find guides there that provides you with information about the mosque and Islam in general very easily. We also found some small shops that sell souvenirs from which I bout a T-shirt. ๐Ÿ˜€

Then we walked in the streets of Malaysia enjoying nature around us like that:

Walid at KL streets
Walid at KL streets
hehehe :D
hehehe ๐Ÿ˜€
Beautiful nature!
Beautiful nature!
Nothing is like nature!
Nothing is like nature!

 

We reached Islamic Arts Museum by 1 pm after a pretty long walk in the sun. The museum was a real chance for us to get some rest from the sun and the hot weather! I had a chance to pay RM7.50 for the ticket (student ticket) as I had my college ID, while my friend, Walid paid a full RM15 ticket ๐Ÿ˜€

We started with a hall for special exhibition, and we were amazed when we found out that it is about Zakat! The exhibition held an introduction definingย what Zakat is, history of zakat, latest and most modern methods of calculating Zakat, and different, recent and planned ways of collecting it. The exhibition also included advantages of Zakat and how it’s very beneficial for the society and the individual. All that was elaborated and presented in a very interesting way!

And these are some photos from there:

Walid at Zakat exhibition hall.
Walid at Zakat exhibition hall.
Me at Zakat exhibition hall
Me at Zakat exhibition hall

 

After that we went for Currency hall and we got much information from there and seen coins that dates back to 91AH/710AD:

At KL2
Different Islamic coins that dates back to 91AH till 1339AH

 

Then we moved to the gallery hall, we found lots of very very beautiful pieces of art, but we couldn’t buy any because the prices was relatively high! However I opened the Holy Quran book and I found little difference from what we have in the copy of Holy Quran that we have in Egypt which is that at the beginning of every Surah they write ย ุฃุนูŠุฐ ุจุงู„ู„ู‡ ู†ูุณูŠ ู…ู† ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ุนู„ูŠ ุงู„ุนุธูŠู… (Oaiv myself in God from God Almighty):

 

at the beginning of every Surah they write  ุฃุนูŠุฐ ุจุงู„ู„ู‡ ู†ูุณูŠ ู…ู† ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ุนู„ูŠ ุงู„ุนุธูŠู… (Oaiv myself in God from God Almighty):
at the beginning of every Surah they write ุฃุนูŠุฐ ุจุงู„ู„ู‡ ู†ูุณูŠ ู…ู† ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ุนู„ูŠ ุงู„ุนุธูŠู… (Oaiv myself in God from God Almighty):

 

Then we moved to another section in which e were allowed to see a replica of most of the big and most famous mosques around the world and those are some of them:

 

Mosques all around the world.
Mosques all around the world.

 

Such a beautiful museum!

Beautiful architecture!
Beautiful architecture!
Beautiful architecture!
Beautiful architecture!

 

Afterwards, we went to police museum, but unfortunately we found it closed! However we stayed in a nearby restuarant in which we ate the spiciest fish in my life, and drank the weirdiest drink (soya with mild)!!! It was a total ughhhhhhh!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Then we took some photos in the garden on the museum:

Me at the Police Museum gate.
Me at the Police Museum gate.
Walid and the main gate of the police museum
Walid and the main gate of the police museum

 

OMG! I remember that day! It was a very long one in which we really waled a lot in the sun. I tell you that then we walked to KLCC to take some photos there:

Walid also <3 KLCC :D
Walid โค KL
I <3 KL ;)
I โค KL ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

It’s worth mentioning that in front of this city Icon, there were drawn lines, written instructions and cones to organize photo snapping. I really loved that ๐Ÿ™‚

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We’ve been aroundย KLCC for around an hour, taking pictures: It’s a beautiful square that you’re gonna enjoy being at! They make a free historical city tour once a week, we unfortunately missed that, but once you’re there ask about it and put it on your schedule. You’ll of course enjoy it! We then went to see the biggest replica for KL city. They play a short explanatory movie about 2020 vision Thatย was an amazing 10 minutes show.

 

And those are pictures of the show, they are not very clear, because the room was very dark:

 

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And this is a really very short video of the show that may give you just an impression about how the show was!

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Then they took us to a hall that shows the Arch Master Craftsmen while working. That’s a photo for them working:

Arch Master Craftsmen while working
Arch Master Craftsmen while working

 

And That’s a video ๐Ÿ˜‰ :

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Later on we went to Little India: An amazing place located near KL Sentral (walking distance). This is a place where you can live India; you can listen to India, see India, smell India, touch India, taste India and of course eat India! Sorry, I meant eat Indian food ๐Ÿ˜€ haha.

Walid and a wide view of beautiful KL Little India
Walid and a wide view of beautiful KL Little India
Me and a close view of Beautiful  KL Little India
Me and a close view of Beautiful KL Little India

 

We went there and listened everywhere to Indian music, and the smell around the place was really India! ๐Ÿ˜€ The place is really small, so it’s really “Little India”. We chose a restaurant from the many there and ordered food from heaven! That was some kind of bread filled with really tasty potatoes and different spices for dipping. Drink was normal tea with milk!

 

Then we went back to KL Sental to go to our last station for that day “Putrajaya bridges.” The train ticket was really expensive! It was for RM19. OMG! But we had to go for it as it’s the only option otherwise we would have to take a taxi which is even more expensive! Anyway! we reached the main putrajaya stationย really quickly. Then we took a bus for RM0.50 (really cheap) to take us to the bridge, In which we enjoyed so much and took tons of pictures there:

Woohoooo!
Woohoooo!
So nice!
So nice!
HEHE!!!
HEHE!!!
Beautiful lights!
Beautiful lights!
WoW! What a scenery!
WoW! What a scenery!
Hey, sexy! ;)
Hey, sexy! ๐Ÿ˜‰
easy Walind, easy man! :D
easy Walind, easy man! ๐Ÿ˜€
Beautiful background!
Beautiful background!

 

The bridge looked very much like “Qasr Elnile” bridge in my country (Egypt), The lights, amazing architecture, river view and fantastic wind blowing makes it an ideal place for lovers โค . That’s why couples were everywhere there, and I had no idea why I was there with another guy and not a girl! ๐Ÿ˜€ Anyway, It was really an amazing experience.

When we decided to go back, it seemed quite difficult!ย We are now standing in the bus station for 30 minutes waiting for the bus and no hope of any coming as the roads are really quite, and the last train leaves from main station after an hour. OMG! and my smartphone battery is dead, I cannot use GPS for walking to the main station!

What can we do now?!!!

We decided to walk, trying to take the same route the bus brought us from. We started it and after 20 minutes a bus came by the road, we stopped him and asked him to take us to the Putrajaya Sentral, which he took us to refusing to take any money because it was only 2 minutes by bus from our place ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks God! We went there, booked the train tickets, asked the info desk too recharge which he did willingly, thanks man ;). Then I found a massage chair and I decided to try it after such a long day:

I really enjoyed it ;)
I really enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

And that’s a short video for it ๐Ÿ˜€ :

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Then we watched some Korean Comic TV series on the train station screen for around 10 minutes. Now it’s only 5 minutes and the train will arrive, so we went down to the platform and waited for the train that took us back home safe. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

And next post will be about the 3rd day at KL… stay tuned!

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