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2004年 10月 25日 ( 1 )

Kuala Lumpur - 4th Day (Final)

Oct 24 - 4th Day (Final Day of the trip)

We are leaving KL in the evening.

After a nice buffet breakfast, we headed for the Lake Gardens. We got off the subway at Chinatown and called a taxi. The Lake Gardens are so big that it is actually "an area" rather than a garden. The Indian taxi driver was nice. He dropped us inside the garden so we did not have to walk a long way from the entrance. We started our morning exercise from the hibiscus and orchid gardens.

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These gardens are beautiful, with nice flowers and nice parks with galleries built for tourists. The gallery is supposed to be opened from 9am, but it was STILL closed when we were there. We thought of going to the lakes for photos but we couldn't manage to walk there cuz it's really a long way that would kill us.

a0032771_14284385.jpgWe walked down the slopes and saw the Bird Park in front of us. We walked near and found that an entrance fee of RM28 (approx. HK$56) is required. @_@ mmm... We could have a nice big meal with this budget! (We are not mean, and besides we have to keep the time for latter spots.) We looked at the Park from outside. It is a small jungle area with a HUGE net covered on top to prevent birds from leaving that area. (Actually very similar to the one at Hong Kong Park) We looked at each other, rest for a while, and left for the police and art museums.

a0032771_1429192.jpgOn the way, we passed by the Science & Technology museum. We didn't go inside, but we were attracted by the mini "Stonehenge"! I remembered I've seen the real, British one in books and on TV. But I doubt if this is related to astrology or something scientific.

a0032771_14301271.jpgLeaving the mini Stonehenge behind, we headed for the Islamic arts museum. I love the banners outside, which depicted traditional blue patterns of Islamic arts. We wanted to go inside, but again it was STILL closed. How come the places are not opening according to the business hours printed on the signs at the entrances?!



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The weather has been nice until we left the gardens and reached the old buildings where the Railway Office is. It suddenly rained! Although we had umbrellas, the mood was ruined already. Didn't know how long we've been walking by the highway near the old KL railway station (should be over 30 mins), we arrived at the National Museum. It's been raining outside, and we were so hot and tired, we paid RM2 to go inside to take a rest. Inside the museum, there were exhibition halls with human figures and scenes showing history and life of Malaysians in the past, ancient potteries, musical instruments, animals, etc. We finished looking at those almost in an hour. When it became sunny outside, we moved again. We took pictures with this museum building and the Malaysian traditional house model at the park and we moved to KL Sentral Station by taxi.

If u r familiar with the location, u might ask why we took the taxi cuz the station is just on the opposite side of the highway. ^^;; There was no pedestrian bridges or underground subways for people to go to the opposite side of the road. If we have to walk back, it takes an hour!! We don't understand how the local people come to visit this museum. It's highly accessible BY CAR ONLY!! We could do nothing but caught a taxi on the highway. The driver is a Malaysian Chinese. He talked too much -_-#, asking why we traveled by taxi to the station on the opposite side of the road. It took so much time for us to explain that there were no channels for people to cross the road in the middle of the busy highway. We tried asking if it would be better to drop us at the station in Chinatown, so he would only need to drive straight along the highway instead of looking for ways to U-turn. He was so stupid that he couldn't understand our meaning, although both the driver and us talked in fluent Cantonese. -_-#

My friend really likes KLCC. We had our last, big lunch at a Japanese restaurant in KLCC. After that, we picked up our luggages at the hotel and headed for KL Sentral Station for the airport express.

a0032771_14332258.jpgThe KL airport is GREAT and very similar to the HK international airport, except that the KL airport has Malaysian style roofs! We did some window shopping again before getting on the plane.
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P.S. We planned for a relaxing holiday but it ended up to be an exhausting journey, much exhausting than going to office everyday. Perhaps I should say, the trip is not relaxing enough, cuz we felt most relaxed when we enjoyed the food, or when taking pics at the spots. I felt totally relax when I was home doing facial masks. :P Oh no! I've to back to work the next morning!! X_X
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by angelali | 2004-10-25 23:58 | 縱橫四海