Wandering at KL and SG!

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This is my first ever out of the country travel together with my bff.

We chose a DIY itinerary because we’re not strict with time (which is not always good) and we really like an adventure 🙂

The following were booked in advance for better planning:

Airfare – Cebu Pacific Air promo roundtrip ticket

KL Hotel – Cube Boutique Hotel online booking via Agoda

SG Hotel – Yes Chinatown Pt. Hotel online booking via Agoda

Day 1

1400 – 1740 MNL (NAIA Terminal 3) to KUL (LCCT)

1800 – 1900 LCCT (Sepang) to KL Sentral railway station (Kuala Lumpur)

1900 – 1930 KL Sentral to Cube Hotel in Jalan Pudu (Pudu Street) (via Monorail alight at Imbi Station)

1930 – 2000 Unpack and rest

2000 – 2300 Dinner in Hawker’s Row at Jalan Alor and wander around Bukit Bintang

 

Day 2

0800 – 0830 Imbi Station to KL Sentral (via Monorail including walks)

0830 – 0900 Breakfast at McDo

0900 – 0930 KL Sentral to Batu Caves (via Port Klang Line)

0930 – 1200 Picture taking, climb up the stairs to reach the caves, dark cave tour

1200 – 1230 Batu Caves to Old KL Station

1230 – 1400 Wander around and reach the National Mosque

1400 – 1500 Stroll around the vicinity looking for the Bird Park but lead us infront of National Planetarium instead.

1500 – 1600 Tired of walking and getting lost, we rode a taxi to Chinatown. Unfortunately, we failed to resist the driver’s suggested destinations. He drove us to shoes and bags outlet, chocolate factory and tea stores which consumed our time.

1600 – 1700 Chinatown, shopping for souvenirs (tshirt, chocolate, snowglobe, etc.) and eating Chapati 🙂

1700 – 1800 Walk going to Merdeka Square, picture taking.

1800 – 1830 Train back to hotel in Bukit Bintang.

1830 – 1900 Rest for a while and head to KLCC.

1900 – 2100 Ride a train and walk to KLCC, watch Lake Symphony of the water fountains, picture taking with Petronas Tower.

2100 – 2130 Ride Monorail to Imbi Station and inquire for a schedule of bus going to SG in front of Berjaya Times Square Mall. Tip: last schedule per day is at 10pm so it is better if you could catch this trip and arrive SG at 4am the following day.

2130 – 2230 Dinner at Jalan Alor again (but in another store)

2230 – Sleep and rest for tomorrow’s travel.

 

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Day 3

0900 – 1500 Land travel from KL to SG Beach Road via Bus. Eat breakfast inside the bus and lunch during stop over.

1500 – 1600 Ride train (Yellow line) from Nicoll Highway Station to Dhoby Ghaut and (Purple line) to Chinatown. Even though our hotel is just around Chinatown, we got trouble looking for it. Our bad :p

1600 – 1630 Check in and rest for a while

1630 – 1700 Taxi going to Queenstown and meet with Aiza, my friend.

1700 – 1800 Little chitchat and eat at Koufu food court in Dawson Place.

1800 – 2000 Walk and stroll around Marina Bay

2000 – 2100 Ride train to Clarke Quay and drink some refreshments

2100 – 2130 Ride train going back to Chinatown

 

Day 4

0800 – 0830 Breakfast at Mcdo along the way to Chinatown station

0830 – 0900 Train (Purple line) to Harbour Front station. Head to level 3 of Vivo City mall and buy ticket (back and forth fare plus entrance fee). Ride monorail Sentosa Express to Resorts World.

0900 – 1000 Universal Studios Singapore (USS). Buy ticket at the booth and wait until the park opens at 10am.

1000 – 1300 Enjoy the rides and attractions and picture taking.

1300 – 1430 Exit USS take pictures with mini Merlion and eat lunch at KFC nearby.

1430 – 1630 Train (Purple, Green and Red line) to Marina Bay for sight seeing and stroll inside Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands.

1630 – 1700 Ride the Red line to Raffles station and Green line to Boon Lay station.

1700 – 1930 Stroll around Jurong Point Shopping Mall and buy chocolates at FairPrice Store

1930 – 2000 Green line from Boon Lay to Bugis

2000 – 2100 Shop at Bugis Junction

2100 – 2130 Go back to Hotel in Chinatown (via Green and Purple lines)

2130 – 2200 Rest for a while

2200 – 2230 Eat noodles at Maxwell Food Court near Chinatown

2230 – 2300 Walk trip and decided to take a taxi to Mustafa Center (open 24 hrs, lot of perfumes here but not the latest ones)

2300 – 2330 Stroll inside Mustafa

2330 – 2340 Taxi ride back to hotel and sleep.

 

Day 5

0830 – 0900 Breakfast at McDo

0900 – 0930 Train to Nicoll Highway station

1000 – 1700 Bus travel to KL

1700 – 1800 KL to LCCT via taxi

Unfortunately we missed our flight because of heavy traffic from SG to KL due to the F1 event in Sepang, Malaysia which we overlooked and not considered 😦

Since we don’t have enough cash to buy ticket immediately, we then bought via credit card for an early morning flight KLIA-MNL via Malaysia Airlines the following day.

Many places were missed in this itinerary and is somehow acceptable since it’s our first time. And it only means that a 5D-4N stay is not enough to stroll around KL and SG.

We learned a lot from this travel and will definitely come back more organized to visit the places we missed.

Down South to Northern Mindanao

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June 19 to 23, 2013

This is so far my farthest out-of-town trip. I have many first experiences during this travel, and they are:

1. Airplane ride (Cebu Pacific)

1. Airplane ride (Cebu Pacific)

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2. White water rafting experience (Great White Water Tours)

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3. Swimming in a river (Cagayan River, which separates CdO and Bukidnon)

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4. Saw real-life waterfalls: Katibawasan, Maria Cristina & Tinago (especially the Maria Cristina, which was once only my dream to see)

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5. Ferry ride (RO-RO, which was so cool but i just slept during the trip because of our very early departure)

Camiguin6. Island tour (Camiguin)

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7. Zipline experience (Zipzone in Dahilayan Adventure Park, the longest zipline in Asia)

8. etcetera 🙂

This travel would not be possible without Him, thanks for guiding us and giving us a good weather even if it’s raining hard in Manila. To Lacsi for pursuing us and arranging this trip, Terri and Jep for wonderful moments. Of course we won’t forget the kind and friendly drivers who accompanied us to our various destinations.
To Kuya Jay (for offering us cheap fare from Laguindingan Int’l Airport to Will’s Place, CdO City and vice versa).
To Kuya Jun (for fetching us from hotel to the start point of our water rafting, and back to hotel).
To Kuya Tito (for being available at 3am driving us from Agora to Balingoan Port).
To Kuya Darwin (for touring us to Camiguin Island, spring hopping and stopping wherever we wish to).
To Kuya Floyd (for back and forth long drive and rough road adventure to Dahilayan Park).
To Kuya Paris (for letting us see the majestic waterfalls of Iligan, also for stopping by my cousin’s place in Suarez)
Also to our Rafting guides for your endless jokes and stories, Kuya Lynard (aka Dodong) and the other guide (don’t know his name :p).
And lastly to our guide in Tinago falls for being our photographer while climbing the rocks behind the waterfalls, which we call buwis-buhay 😀

I can say that this is an all-in-one trip, may extreme sport (water rafting), may beach (White Island), may springs (Ardent, Soda, Sto. Niño), meron din religious (ruins of Old Catarman Church, and Divine Mercy Shrine), at may bukid (Bukidnon), zipline (best feeling ever, feel like flying), and syempre and mga photoshoots! It is really great taking shots with none other than, our Mother Nature.

Overall this made us grow with the experiences we had, appreciate our nature more, and made our friendship deeper. Hopefully next time we will be with more of our friends for a much memorable trip.

It’s really more fun in the Philippines.

Lovelots,

Mhasler

"You shouldn't let the chance slip by. You don't wanna regret it afterward."

 

“You shouldn’t let the chance slip by. You don’t wanna regret it afterward.”

This Franky meme photo is the beginning of my blog.
As I was watching One Piece episode 632 in www1.watchop.com, Franky said this to Luffy, “You shouldn’t let the chance slip by. You don’t wanna regret it afterward.” in regards to getting Ace’s Mera-Mera No Mi (Flare-Flare Fruit).
The quote hit me so I was like to edit it and upload to opmemes.com but it requires to be logged in before I can post my meme. I don’t know how I posted a Zoro meme before without logging in, but now I can’t. So I signed up for an account that lead me to wordpress.com.
I was intrigued and excited for I was planning to create a blog long time ago and here it is, I finally have my very first official blog! It’s amazing, isn’t it?Hopefully I won’t be too busy to write, in order for me to share my experiences with you.Have a good day! 🙂

Franky Meme