Malaysia

Motogp 2012 Experience

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Going to Malaysia was not really a plan trip

The thought of watching a live Motogp race had never been in my wildest dream. My officemate slash friend invited me to come with her to Malaysia, I was only thinking of seeing Petronas and of course, shopping. The time I bought the plane tickets and asked here, our plans, she said…we are going to watch Motogp! After hearing that, I asked myself, what?!  Ano gagawin ko dun. I no nothing about the game and I am not a fan!

The heck…but I already bought the plane tickets, might as well join the ride the lang. Next time, when someone will invite me to join, I will ask the itinerary muna hahaha.

So on our 2nd day, after visiting Putrajaya, we headed to Sepang Circuit.

The sky was getting dark when we arrived the place, like in any other well-known event, super traffic ang papunta dun.

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And of course expect hundred or even thousand of people….

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Then, after a few minutes while we were waiting for the race to start, it rain…very hard that the game was delayed

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 We have to wait for the rain to stop.

The video below is the actual race.  I though I’ll find it boring but it’s  really different if you’re in the actual game, watching  the game with crowd. It was really exciting.

From time to time while the game was on going, there were occasional rains,  My ever loved shoes was all soaking wet huhuhu. Napilitan tuloy ako bumili ng shoes the next day. Anyway, the game ended at 5:00PM and would you believe a much heavier downpour started at around 4.30PM. So we have to wait a while before going home.

We don’t have lots of photo kasi nga umulan but syempre pose muna ko kahit isa lang hahaha.

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Kita nyo baha at ang aking favorite red spadrille ay sobrang basa huhuhuhu

We left the place around 6PM. I though everything will be okay na, I was so wrong, there were no bus service going to Sentral Station…wuaahhh. We then so a super long queue of people waiting for the bus, badtrip talaga. We waited again for another 2 hours.  At 8PM the bus arrived and the travel time from Sepang to Sentral is roughly an hour. Hays. After all the pahirap, D and N told me na hindi na to mauulit ulit hahaha.

Since we arrived Sentral a bit late, we were really hungry,  My friend D wanted to have rice,  some restos are already close and KFC and MCdo are the fastfood that are open. We checked the menu in Mcdo syempre walang rice dun hindi uso, I think sa atin lang meron yatang fried chicken with rice meal, swerte nga naman. We decided to have dinner na lang at KFC, kaso ubos na rice nila.  We just had this plate for RM9.25 (around 120-130Php)

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Snack Plate from KFC. This meal includes drink, coleslaw dinner roll and 2 huge pieces of fried Chicken. Infairness sa laki ng chicken 1 piece lang nakain ko at naumay kagad ako at promise mas masarap pa yung kfc sa atin 🙂

So this ends, my 2nd tiring day in KL.  I still have few more stories to share…Batu Cave, Bukit Bintang and Merdeka Square. 🙂

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Putrajaya and it’s lovely structures

Finally…sharing the long overdue continuation of my October Malaysia trip 🙂

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The next morning after our first day in Malaysia  we headed straight to Putrajaya.  The very first time I set foot in Malaysia, I noticed the impressive architectural and  urban planning and transportation.  So visiting Putrajaya made me admire the country more.

Putrajaya is a planned city, which is located 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur, that serves as the federal administrative centre of Malaysia. All the government offices is located here.  Nice urban planning, very impressive.

To get there,  take the Express Rail Link train from KL’s Sentral to Putrajaya Sentral. We hire a taxi for  RM40 that will tour us around the place for 1 hour. The taxi driver spoke good English. He served as our tour guide and photographer too

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Seri Gemilang Bridge. The road from the bridge leads to the Putrajaya International Convention Center at the end

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Putrajaya International Convention Center (PICC)

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PICC overlooking Putrajaya

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Putra Mosque (Pink Mosque) oh…I hate that bus

The Pink Mosque or the Putra Mosque was named in honor to Malaysia’s first Prime Minister Tunkun Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj. It is also recognized as one of notable landmarks in Putrajaya, a must visit for tourist. It’s located in the Precinct 1 just in front of Putrajaya Lake and beside the Dataran Putra ( Putra Square).

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Perdana Putra (Office of the Prime Minister)

Perdana Putra is the Prime Minister’s Department Complex. Strategically located at the new Federal Government Administrative Centre, Putrajaya is within radius of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) and about 40km from the Federal Capital, Kuala Lumpur.

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Perbadanan Putrajaya

The local authority which administrates the Federal Territory of Putrajaya

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Palace of Justice

The Palace of Justice is influenced by the Islamic culture that built the walls of the Taj Mahal in India, the Moorish culture like the Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur, and the Western culture of the Palladian.

A short trip to Putrajaya  made me admire how clean the city landscape is as we drive along from one road to another. It made me remember home and the possibility that one day…Manila could be as progressive as this country.

After our Putrajaya visit, he headed straight to Sepang Selangor to watch motogp….up next. Please be back 🙂

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Kuala Lumpur Adventure – Day 1

It just last week that my friends and I decided to visit Malaysia for motogp. Husband was so inggit because he cannot come because of work.  😦

So on to my short Malaysia trip…

We booked seat sale plane ticket to Malaysia from cebu pacific. My total 2 way ticket cost 4,835Php (exluding travel tax and terminal fee). Actually I dont have plans to go to Malaysia napilit lang ako ng mga friends ko hahaha.

Our flight was scheduled at 2.10PM. We arrived, LCCT (low cost carrier terminal)Malaysia at around 6PM. Their Internation airport is called KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Terminal). Before going to our hotel, we picked our motogp tickets at Sepang . It’s a 5 minute taxi ride from LCCT. So iamgine, us, dragging our travel bags while getting our tickets.People are looking at us…iniisip siguro nila, masyado kaming excited for the race. hahaha

We bought this ticket online around July ata. It was cheaper if you will buy ahead.

After getting out tickets, we searched for buses going to Sentral but wala na raw buses so we hailed a taxi.  It cost 90ringgit…ang mahal. We asked for discount, we ended up paying 70 ringgit (around 900 pesos).  Ang tagal pala ng byahe from the airport to sentral. It took us 1 hr to 1.5 hours. Kakainip. Iw as seated at the back, while my friend who seats in fron keep on talking to the indian-malay driver. It’s good the manong driver speak good english, so he kinda, tell short stories about malaysia. Yung nga lang medyo tumagal ang aming byahe because, he was driving a bit slow…a dont know if it’s because that he just drive safely or if he drives slow because kinukwentuhan namin sya. 🙂

It was around 9PM that we reached the hotel. We had our late lunch at Old Town White Coffee which is very near to our hotel

I like this noodle dish. It’s egg noodles with minced chicken. It fits my taste buds. Lasang pinoy.  This cost around 100php.  When I dine outside, I don’t usually ordered drinks, because it makes me full agad. I just ordered water. Their bottled water cost 3 ringgit.

After dinenr we  headed to Suria KLCC where the famous Petronas  Tower is located. 🙂

Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers (Menara Petronas, or Menara Berkembar Petronas)

The towers were designed by Argentinian architect César Pelli, Indonesian architect Achmad Murdijat and Filipino-Malaysian Engineer Deejay Cerico under the consultancy of J. C. Guinto, and Filipino Designer Dominic “Minick” Saibo – via

After taking load of photos with the Petronas, we decided to head back to the hotel. We found out that the last train was at 11PM, we went rushing back to the train station, we were lucky to catch the last train but we did not notice that we took the train going to the other opposite direction hays….bummer.  When we asked people from the station how to go to Sentral, we did a hard time getting the directions because not all can speak english and if ever they speak english, it was a bit hard to understand. Anyway, we reached our hotel after a bus and a taxi ride.

We stayed at Summer View Hotel, KL. This hotel cozy, clean, convenient, comfortable and affordable too.  This hotel is very near to KL Sentral terminal about 300 meters away.  There is a 7-11 near the place just in case you need to buy anything.   I forgot to take photos of our room but I grabbed one from a site. The photo below which is similar to our room.

Pictures of Hotel Summer View, Kuala Lumpur
This photo of Hotel Summer View is courtesy of TripAdvisor

If I have to compare our sg hotel with this one, our room in Summer View is spacious and can fit 3-4 person. 🙂

The 3 of us was really tired and sleepy.  After having a quick shower, I hit my bed and told myself…tomorrow would be another exciting (and tiring) day 🙂

By the way, this tour is without itinerary and we did not do any research compared to our HK-Macau and Singapore trips…kaya mas exciting. 🙂

Please be back for my next adventure in Malaysia 🙂

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