My husband enjoined me go to Malaysia after his third IT seminar in Kuala Lumpur. I booked my flight at Cebu Pacific through on-line facility (8:55 pm flight) going there. My return flight was booked in Malaysian Airlines with him. I paid P1,600 for the travel tax to which was not included in an online booking and P750 for the boarding pass.
It was 12:30 am when I arrived at Kuala Lumpur domestic airport. I told my hubby not to fetch me at the airport so we can save money. He instructed me to ride in an airport taxi for it was the safest way in going to Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel (situated in Putrajaya) to where he stayed for the week. The regular rate going to the hotel was 64 ringgit. But since it was past midnight, 50% of the regular rate was added so I paid 96.30 ringgit all in all.
It was my first time in Malaysia and it was in wee hours so I can’t help not to get scared. To fight this fear, I livened up the ride with a lively conversation with the driver. But I observed, he was a man to thrust so eventually, I felt comfortable with him. I was in awe as we enter the main entrance of what has been considered Malaysia’s first premier icon hotel. The Malay ethnic architectural design was brilliantly lighted. Thank God, I arrived safe and unharmed. The driver thanked me as I hopped out from the car. I smiled and thanked him too.
I want to surprise my hubby so I didn’t call him to fetch me at the lobby. The officer in charge graciously accompanied me to our room. As expected my hubby was surprised when he opened the door. I was so delighted to see the elegant room which was big enough for two. And I was so thrilled seeing an open veranda. But I was so sleepy and tired from a whole day work so after few minutes of conversation with my husband, I retired into sleep.
It was seven in the morning when we woke up. I leaped out of bed and open the glass door to smell and feel the morning breeze of Malaysia. I was expecting that it was as cold as Baguio for the hotel was beside the lake, but it’s not. From the veranda I saw a nice view of a huge lot which looked like a park. With our cam, we rushed ourselves for a morning walk in the lake side.
We passed by a towering big clock and saw stunning units in Malay, Chinese and Indian architectural designs.There were jet skis and other water sports equipment for an exciting activity. Most of the staff on the lake side were Bombay. I was expecting that they will greet us, like the Pinoy style of entertaining guests, but some just smiled and some just looked at us. We continue walking until we reached the bar area where no one is hanging around. We had the place all by ourselves. There we saw an amphitheater and the Putrajaya Convention Center.
At 9 am, we headed to B’s, a chic All Day Dining outlet for our free delectable breakfast. It serves authentic Asian and Western food in a buffet and ‘a la carte” style. We met Bens, a fellow Pinay who was in a one-month stay in the hotel. We only had short conversation as she was sitting far from our table. Our stomachs were really heavy when we left B’s.
We checked out from the hotel at 11:30 am. We were thankful to Bens for reserving us two seats in the hotel’s shuttle van going to Putrajaya Sentral. It was a train terminal going to Kuala Lumpur. Bens was in a visit to KL that day. From Putrajaya Sentral station we paid 9.50 ringgit for our train fare going to KL Central. Bens parted when we reached this station.
Since it was hot (as hot in the Philippines) and our bags were heavy, we took Budget Hotel which was so near the monorail and Java Line. The rate was affordable for one night stay. We rested for two hours as we prepared our itchy foot to visit our main destination, the Petronas Twin Towers. Funny, my husband can’t catch a perfect timing to visit this famous tourist attraction in his recent stay in Malaysia. This time, he was really insistent to catch a glimpse of the reigning tallest twin towers in the world. And he wanted to go there with me.
Next stop, Petronas Twin Towers