Minggu, 05 Juli 2009

OUR HOLIDAYS IN MALAYSIA



Finally, vacation come…! Mmm, we’ve taken a vacation to Malaysia from 25th to 28th June. We leaving by using MAS MH710 from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur, it through 1,5 hour. The wheather’s same with Jakarta, sunny day there. We’re fetched by Mr.Tommy, our guide. The distance from airport to KL very far (take about 60 km), from the side of road we can also saw many coconut tree. We also looking around Putrajaya, it’s a new governance town where there Prime Minister of Malaysia it’s office. In Putrajaya, we taken a picture in front of Mahkamah Kehakiman (Court of Law) Malaysia. Before that, as a Moslem, me and another mukmin (my father in law, my brother in law, my son) got Dzuhur pray first, after that we’ve been going to Novotel Hotel to take a rest prepared for starting holiday tomorrow.

We're in front of Court of Law Malaysia.


At night, me and my wife looking around KL night living....you see, we're on Pavilion.


In KL, store is closed at 10 p.m. looks like Jakarta, is'nt it?


And also we're tried to ride a Monorail, from Jalan Chulan Station to Bukit Bintang Station.


In the 2nd day, Mr.Tommy taking us for looking around KL, first we’ve going to Monarchic Palace and Tugu Negara Malaysia. Tugu Negara, literally the "National Monument" in Malaysia, is a sculpture that commemorates those who died in Malaysia’s struggle for freedom, principally against the Japanese occupation during WW II and the Malayan Emergency, which lasted from 1948 until 1960. It is located in the Federal capital, KL. The Malaysian Houses of Parliament is situated near the monument. The monument depicts a group of soldiers holding the Malaysian national flag, the Jalur Gemilang, aloft. Each of the bronze figures symbolizes leadership, suffering, unity, vigilance, strength, courage and sacrifice. Every year on July 31, Hari Pahlawan (Heroes Day), the Yang Dipertuan Agong, the Prime Minister and heads of military and the police would pay their respects to the fallen heroes by laying garlands at the monument. After that, our journey continued to Merdeka Square. The Merdeka Square (Independence Square or Dataran Merdeka) is situated in the centre of the city. It's close to the Gombak river, the Masjid Jamek, Central Market and China Town. It's the core of KL's history. Here you find buildings like the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Royal Selangor Club, and the National History museum. Some of them peppered with Moorish flavour. A 100 metre-high flagpole marks the spot where the Malayan Flag was hoisted on August 31, 1957 signifying the independence of the country from British rule. The square exist for a large part of a grass field. Around this field are the most interesting buildings (picture above).
After take a lunch, our journey continued to Little India (looks like Tanah Abang, where the Arabians and Indians sold any kind of clothes). In 5 o’clock we’re visiting Petronas Twin Towers by Sky Bridge. The towers feature a skybridge between the two towers on 41st and 42nd floors, which is the highest 2-story bridge in the world. The bridge is 170m above the ground and 58 m long, weighing 750 tons. The same floor is also known as the podium, since visitors desiring to go to higher levels have to change elevators here. The skybridge is open to all visitors, but free passes (limited to 1700 people per day) must be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors are only allowed on the 41st floor as the 42nd floor can only be used by the tenants of the building. To reach 41st floor, it take time only 41 second….you can imagine it!

For the best moment in front of Merdeka Square


This is what Little Indias look like...is that looks like Tanah Abang for you?


Look, me with my family take a picture with Kingdom Guardians


And this is Tugu Negara (National Monument)...remembering me about Flags To Our Father's (Iwo Jima)


We’re front of Monument Independence of Malaysia


And this is when our son with my father in law at Petronas Twin Towers...


And this is our picture far from Petronas Twin Towers at night, looks great isn't it?


In day 3rd, Before going to Genting, Mr.Tommy asked us to visited Petaling Street. Petaling Street is known as a Chinatown that located in KL. It's infamous for pirated clothes and accessories along with bootleg DVDs and CDs. Petaling Street however does not exclusively offer pirated products. Haggling is a common sight here and the place is usually crowded with locals as well as tourists. The area has dozens of restaurants and food stalls, serving local favourites such as Hokkien mee, ikan bakar (barbecued fish), asam laksa and curry noodles. Traders here are mainly Chinese but there are also Indian, Malay, and Bangladeshi traders.

My wife in front of Petaling Street


Well, we're in front of Petaling Street junction


After buy several merchandises from there, we’re going to Genting Highlands, the most coldlest place in Malaysia. In Genting, we’re know there’s a casino for everybody who wanted to gambling, but as a Moslem we’ve been avoid that. So, we just played a several kids entertainment place and also looked some kind of place that it’s look like strange such as Ripley’s stand….
Mr.Tommy said that the idea of building a hilltop resort was first conceived when Lim Goh Tong was having a dinner in the Cameron Highlands. As he was enjoying the soothing cool breeze of the Cameron Highlands, an idea struck him that as the standard of living rose steadily in Malaysia, more and more people would visit mountain resorts for relaxation and recreation, but Cameron Highlands was too far away from the capital city KL, therefore building a mountain resort nearer to Kuala Lumpur would have great business potential. After doing some research, Lim found Gunung (mountain in Malay) Ulu Kali at a place called Genting Sempah to be an ideal location for his plan. He formed an expedition and explored the place, collecting a wealth of data on the topography, drainage, soil conditions and other relevant aspects of the region, this proved to be very useful in drawing up plans for developing the resort. Upon conceiving this idea, many naysayers were skeptical of Lim turning a wilderness into a tourist resort. Most thought it was really risky and reckoned Lim who was financially comfortable to be foolish to invest heavily in money and time to develop Genting, but Lim brushed off all these negativities and went ahead firmly with his plan. The whole Genting project was completed in January 1971, but prior to officially commencing business, Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding areas were hit by the worst rainstorms in a century, the road to Genting was closed by landslides at 180 locations, the damaged sections took four months to repair. Genting opened its door for business on 8 May 1971. As of now, Genting Highlands is one of the most successful Casino resorts in the world and is one of the primary tourist attractions in Malaysia. Lim's company, Genting Group operates Genting Highlands and has diversified into many other industries such as plantations, property, paper, power generation, oil and gas exploration and cruise boat industries. In the process new company brands were created that have become distinctive names in their respective fields, namely Asiatic, Genting Sanyen (paper manufacturing) and Star Cruises.

We're going to the hotel with cable car....very exciting journey ride a cable car!


Who's more higher than me?


Our family in the luckies chair in the world.


Is that the famous Freddy Krueger?


After Genting, in day 4th our holiday we moved to Sunway Lagoon. Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel is a deluxe 5-star, 441-room hotel complex located within the fully integrated resort development of Sunway Lagoon Resort offering unrivalled and distinctive convention, business and leisure facilities. Strategically located in Petaling Jaya, at the crossroads of the Klang Valley and the commercial centre of Shah Alam, the 5-star hotel has set an impressive standard of hospitality with the typical warmth of Malaysian hospitality. The hotel is close to Kuala Lumpur, the nation's capital city and 35 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. All the elegantly appointed 441 guestrooms and suites have high ceilings and are fully equipped with the latest technology and amenities. The collection of rooms include 73 luxurious suites that showcases a portfolio of creatively decorated honeymoon suites, themed suites like the Wild Wild West, Arabian Nights, Kampung (Village) and Hollywood. An impressive Presidential Suite commands a panoramic view of the Sunway Lagoon Resort. Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel is within easy access of the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park and Sunway Pyramid - a grand shopping complex featuring an ice-skating rink, 48-lane bowling alley and ten cinemas. The theme park boasts the largest surf-wave pool in the world. And you know what, we’ve been tried all of game things at that place, sliding from heights, play roller wheeler balloon, etc…very fun-tastic! And the more excited are in to the Scream Park….whooo, very spooky and lot of scary things!

Me at Sunway Lagoon....


Me in front of hotel...


Yaaaahhh, our holidays in Malaysia have been finished….it’s time to say goodbye to KL and saw Jakarta again, but whatever good looking place outside, more better in our country….Jakarta, he're we come....I LOVE INDONESIA!!!!

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