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.
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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Mosque_of_Malaysia
We got inside, prayed in it and loved our stay inside it and of course took so many photos:
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. 😀
Then we walked in the streets of Malaysia enjoying nature around us like that:
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 😀
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 defining 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:
After that we went for Currency hall and we got much information from there and seen coins that dates back to 91AH/710AD:
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 أعيذ بالله نفسي من الله العلي العظيم (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:
Such a beautiful museum!
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!!! 😀
Then we took some photos in the garden on the 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:
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 🙂
We’ve been around 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 That was an amazing 10 minutes show.
And those are pictures of the show, they are not very clear, because the room was very dark:
And this is a really very short video of the show that may give you just an impression about how the show was!
Then they took us to a hall that shows the Arch Master Craftsmen while working. That’s a photo for them working:
And That’s a video 😉 :
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 😀 haha.
We went there and listened everywhere to Indian music, and the smell around the place was really India! 😀 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 station 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:
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 ❤ . That’s why couples were everywhere there, and I had no idea why I was there with another guy and not a girl! 😀 Anyway, It was really an amazing experience.
When we decided to go back, it seemed quite difficult! 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 😀 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:
And that’s a short video for it 😀 :
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. 🙂