Instagram Diaries - Malaysia Day 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Do not follow where the path may lead. Instead, go where there is no path and leave a trail". My pathless journey started in India and somehow the trail managed to reach Malaysia. (Wondering what I am talking about?) Recently, TOP 10 OF ASIA Magazine hosted TOP Corporate Ball on 15th Nov 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They honored many inspiring individuals and I was one among them for my contribution in lifestyle blogging. I decided to mix business with pleasure and managed to explore few places in my short five days visit to Malaysia. Hope you will enjoy reading few pages from my Malaysia diary shot via my iPhone(Yes! it is my DSLR)

My journey started on 13th Nov 2013 at midnight via Malaysian Airlines (I really hate travelling via midnight flights). My usual grumpy self checked in with all plans to sleep through the entire journey. With my luck, I managed to secure seats next to the engines and not to mention the plane was a mecca filled with crying babies (I really can't share the thoughts that stormed through my brain listening to babies crying. Lets just go with BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP option) I secured a headphone, watched back-to-back movies and enjoyed the in-flight entertainment system (including endless drinks). Somehow, I managed to kill four hours. Due to the time difference, plane landed in Kuala Lumpur International Airport at seven in the morning.

The first thought that raced through my mind after getting out from airport is, "Malaysia truly Asia"( I know! Don't sue me) The endless tourism ads of Malaysia saying the same was hard coded in my brain. I kept singing Malaysia truly Asia and annoyed my taxi driver, who finally caved in and told why it is the slogan. According to him, one of Malaysia's key attractions is its extreme contrasts which further add to this theme of ‘diversity'. Malaysia is bubbling and bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. Hence, the name "Malaysia Truly Asia"

The first day I was staying at Radius International hotel at Bukit Bintang. My initial few hours had loads of hiccups. Starters, Matrix customer support had not registered my SIM Card. I was completely paralysed without a working sim card. After what seemed like ages, I track down a Matrix customer service and got the work done.

Bukit Bintang (Star Hill) is the mecca of consumerism. A strolling ground for civics, Bukit Bintang hosts an array of shopping and entertainment hubs. One of the advantage I had was, the hotel was just half a kilometer away from the major plazas, food joints and pubs.

The first day I did not do much shopping, went to famous Thean Hou temple. When I travel, I love understanding culture and learning history about places I visit (Yes, I am a nerd!). It's dedicated to the heavenly mother, Thean Hou. Her statue takes centre stage in the main hall, with Kuan Yin (the Buddhist goddess of mercy) on her right and Shuiwei Shengniang (the goddess of the waterfront) to her left. Statues of Milefo (the laughing Buddha), Weituo and Guandi further contribute to this Taoist‒Buddhist hodgepodge. Architectural marvel reflects elements of Buddism, Taoism and Confucianism. Apart from enjoying the architectural wonder, the temple is known for predictions about the future (As you can see in one the photo, I am bored with my marriage prediction!). The temple hosts a garden with statues of animals representing each Chinese year and a garden of peace.

Next stop was KL Bird Park. It is World's Largest Free-flight Walk-in Aviary. I spent about two hours exploring the place, feeding birds and being admist nature. If you love animals, this is must visit place in KL.

After visiting KL Bird park, I visited KLCC Aquaria. It is similar to Dubai Aquarium. After seeing Dubai Aquarium, KLCC Aquaria was a disappointment.

I reached hotel around eight in the night, took some rest and hit the streets of Bukit Bintang to explore the night life. Nightlife at Bukit Bintang is a colorful and glamorous affair. Changkat Bukit Bintang hosts many luxurious lounges such as the Envie Club Lounge and Elixir. I managed to secure a table in casual open-air spot the Havana Bar & Grill. If you love dancing, I suggest that you visit Werner’s on Changkat.

This is how my first day in KL, came to end. Now to more important part, outfit details:


Dress - C/O Zovi.com (Buy here)
Jacket - Old Zara
Bird brooch - C/O Romwe.com (Buy here)
Leopard scarf - c/o Romwe.com (Buy here)
Bracelet - c/o Romwe.com (Similar here)
Bag - c/o Romwe.com (Similar here)
Arrow metal embellished flats - Tibetan Plaza (Cost Rs.500)

Photo Credits : Me and the random people I bugged in KL to take my photos. (Confessions of a Solo traveller!)

Loads of love,

1 comment :

  1. wow such lovely post :)
    you look soo amazing . plz do post what all you did the other days also :)
    eagerly waiting ...


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