My second trip in East Asia since our arrival was Kuala Lumpur. First was Bali, that will be a long post. I went to KL by myself for 2 days only for work. Since it was my first time with Tony with both girls, I kept it short.
The flight from Manila was only 3.5 hrs. I arrived KL in the evening, with this amazing view of the sunset and the shore
probably the thing that I was most looking forward was a real bed. I’ve been sleeping on the floor in a toddler mattress for over a month and the idea of a real bed with pillow and everything was so exciting!
after check-in it was past 8pm but I still wanted to see the city a bit as I knew I might not have time later. I stayed in Shangri-La, it was only 10 min walk to the famous Petronas tower
the buildings were stunning, especially with the night light. Inside was a big shopping mall. Oh yes… welcome to Asia, shopping mall everywhere!
then I head back to the hotel to have my date with the bed. 😉
The next day I woke up again at 5:30am but felt refreshed. First stop, the amazing gym
after a quick shower, I got 20 min for breakfast, which was too short. It was me 10 min to go around the many stations to get food
some local cuisine which after I opened it, it looked gross to me so I didn’t try them
sea scallop congee from the chinese station
omelette, a must!
some fruits and toast
obviously I was well fed to start a long day at work
the room name was funny
the office building was located at the Central Bank of Malaysia, a modern design building that looked more like corporate building and public institution
we left the building around 6pm when it was dark already. After a quick stop at the hotel and change we head out for some city exploring and dinner hunting
really nice malls, EVERYWHERE
I suggested we go to local food place rather than international fancy restaurants. My coworkers happily agreed. We walked around for 15 min trying to follow google map suggested route, it was not easy as the streets are not straights and confusing. But then we found the Alor street, a local street food center. We went to the most popular place with an open cuisine
sitting both inside and on the street
we ordered assorted seafood vegetable and rice dishes. Fortunately my coworkers had good appetite to finish all these food
then we walked around a bit to explore more options
it was a fun adventure and tasty food, very cheap too. The next day we had work in the afternoon and took an evening flight. Due to Manila traffic at 10pm, I got home past 11:30pm. My dear husband was waiting for me with a gigantic hug. I guess other than missing me, he was relieved I was home. 🙂
Tony managed well the girls with the help with the nannys. Although I enjoyed the solo time, I also missed them a lot. Luckily I won’t have too many business trip in the next three years, definitely less frequent than before. We will plan to travel together more. 🙂