After a few consultations from the info desk at KL Sentral, we were off to Sunway Lagoon. We rode the train (Php24) all the way to the suburbs not really knowing where we are going . It was a great experience, me being a train fanatic. We really weren't sure of our stop but we just followed some other foreigners in the train and then we suddenly heard a guy shouting "Sunway!" Good move. He pointed us to a shabby non-airconditioned bus sitting under the sun. Fare to Sunway Lagoon was 1RM or roughly Php15. We got off at a huge pyramid and a giant lion, landmarks of the Sunway Pyramid shopping complex.
As we headed back to our hotel, we were scratching our heads figuring out what bus to ride on. The shabby type bus we rode earlier was nowhere in sight. Good thing I'm familiar with the Singapore bus system that I figured the Malaysian bus system would be just like it. And it was. We took the bus to Kelana Jaya LRT (Php45) and then rode the train (Php37.50) to Pasar Seni LRT Station for dinner (Php250) at Petaling Street. Food was great at Kim Lian Kee, one of Chinatown's most popular eateries.
Total for Day 2: Php1,876 including train ride back to hotel (Php22.50)
The next morning we went straight to the Lake Gardens for some last minute snapshots of Kuala Lumpur. We took a taxi to Lake Gardens which is around Php150-200 depending on your haggling skills. KL Taxi drivers are known to overcharge tourists. KL Sentral is not that far away from Lake Gardens as we found out by just walking around not knowing we were walking directly towards KL Sentral. After checking-out from our hotel, we had a quick lunch (Php200) at Old Town (a must try) and then took the KLIA Express to LCCT which costs around Php187.50.
Total for Day 3: Php437.50 assuming Php50 as contribution to taxi ride.
For my 3 days stay at Kuala Lumpur, I only spent Php10,924.83! And it could probably have been less if we were a group of four or stayed at a hostel instead of a hotel. Nevertheless, it was a great experience and a great triumph on the challenge of keeping things light on the pocket.
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