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KL Hop On Hop Off City Tour Bus with The Tourists

Hello readers ..

I recently had the opportunity to hopped into the KL Hop On Hop Off Bus with the tourists from Canada. Hey it was such a wonderful experience and we had so much fun exploring Kuala Lumpur with them.

The KL Hop On Hop Off Open deck bus depart every day at 4.00pm from Malaysian Tourism and Information Centre (Matic) Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

The tickets are priced at RM220 for Adults, RM200 for Senior Citizens and RM150 for children. I was so excited to be on the bus since it was my first experienced! Living in this city, but never been in the bus before. What la, kan. Hahaha.

I chosed to sit at the Open Deck area ~ Cold and windy. Can't stop my hair from flewing here and there. Hehehe.

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The journey started at sharpm 4.00pm via one of the busiest route in Kuala Lumpur during the peak hour ~ Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Laut and Jalan Kinabalu. I enjoyed the route as it passed by a lot of interesting building in Kuala Lumpur and one of them is this Menara Dayabumi or we called it 'Gajah Putih'. Once it was an administrative office for the Petronas  *before the existence of Petronas Twin Tower in KLCC'

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The Kuala Lumpur railway station building ~ one of the heritage building in Kuala Lumpur

The tour was also joined by the tourists from Canada ~ the students from University of Manitoba. We hopped on the bus together and have fun!

The first destination was Kuala Lumpur City Gallery 

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is all about Kuala Lumpur. Bring back the Memories of Kuala Lumpur .. how it started and get it names .. whats the place like before .. the current (present) Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur in the future. Its a right place to learned about Kuala Lumpur, the overview on the present Kuala Lumpur and a place for you to have an idea on the future Kuala Lumpur.

The Old Kuala Lumpur ~ Well .. born, raised and living in this Capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is definitely my place. I love Kuala Lumpur so much. 

What is Kuala Lumpur without Yap Ah Loy? You got to go in this Gallery to find it out, guys.

There are so many write ups, photos and miniatures that will make your time spent here worth. Such a lovely place to learn and know Kuala Lumpur more.

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Next was the showcase on the Kuala Lumpur City Model 

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Kuala Lumpur now and future? WoW! The 7 minutes show on the next Kuala Lumpur featuring all the high rise modern building which the development has been approved by the Local Authority.The mix development of Kuala Lumpur in the future with the beautiful green landscape .. I was like .. "Is it my Kuala Lumpur"? Looking backwards, I was amazed and proud. Kuala Lumpur was just a small city when I was born in Leela Ratos Hospital, Kuala Lumpur 43 years ago. There was no KLCC shopping mall, no Petronas Twin Tower, no KL Tower. Kuala Lumpur has changed to a modern city and will keep on moving forward with more development coming up. I am so excited to check it out!

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The upgrading/under progress River of Life (ROL) project was also highlighted in the showcase and was highlighted in blue. The ROL project is one of the initiative by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall which combines high impact projects and programs to elevate the country to developed nation status. The project is set to bring the community 'back to the river' through a 100 percent transformation into a vibrant waterfront with high economic and commercial value, rejuvenating the city's river and re-connecting it to the surrounding urban fabric.

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Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is also a place where you can find a nice wooden arch souvenir carrying all Malaysian iconic trademark like the 'Wau bulan *traditional Malay kites", the hibiscus *Malaysia national flowers* and many more.

The one and only 'Dataran Merdeka' in Kuala Lumpur

Thats our 'Jalur Gemilang' ~ The flag belong to Malaysia and Malaysian.

We boarded the bus again to our next destination. Open deck is best lah! And we enjoyed the time spent with the tourist. They are so fun! Chatting, taking pics and enjoying our time in Kuala Lumpur our own way.

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Then we proceeded to the Mosque ~ Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan is one of the beautiful and well-known mosque in Kuala Lumpur other than the Masjid Negara. Located at Jalan Duta, this mosque is always full for 'Jumaat prayer' and has always been a location chosen for 'akad nikah' *Muslim solemnization'. A beautiful mosque with the architecture inspired from the Egyption, Iranian/Persian .. I guess that's one of the reason why this mosque is so famous either among the locals or tourists.

Helloooo .. we were on the KL Hop On Hop Off Bus and had lots of fun!

Next we went to Batu Caves. Well ..who do not know Batu Caves? The iconic Batu Caves is one of the top tourist attraction in Malaysia. The caves, which was discovered in year 1892, is situated 13 kilometres North of the capital city Kuala Lumpur. 

Hey you haven't arrived the cave yet, ok. You got to climb 272 stairs to reach the entrance of the Caves. Batu Caves is a sacred place for the Hindu's in Malaysia. This limestone caves are 400 metres long and 100 metres height and consists of three main caves and a number of smaller ones.  

This caves received as many as 800,000 tourists during Thaipusam Festival, an annual Hindu Festivals. Yahh .. I remembered went to Batu Caves on the third day of the Festivals with my ex-collagues Revathy. We bought cheap saree materials and punjabi suits .. so happy we bought it at a very good deal here. 

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Isaac and Ivy made their way to the caves's entrance by climbing the 272 stairs. Good exercise!

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You will be greeted by lots of monkey on your journey up to the entrance  .. some are cute and adorable .. some are a bit scary but dont worry .. they love you because of the food that you had in your hands or bag. Please do not feed them as you will only make them go more wild and crazy. 

The last destination was to the lovely KL Tower ~ The seventh tallest tower in the world and the tallest tower in South East Asia. I have written a lot about this Tower and its attraction in my blog. Do check it out, k.

We had our dinner at the Flavours of Malaysia *I wrote about this Restaurant before too* and as usual was entertained by the performance from Orang Asli Suku Temia.

Woahhh .. They had so much fun on the stage !

A group photo after the we dance together with the Orang Asli. Sweet and fun!

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Then we went to the Observation Deck of the KL Tower to have a nice view of Kuala Lumpur at night

A group photo before we ended our tour. Thanks to Matt Schaubroeck  who emailed me the pic! It was nice meeting you and your friends! We hope you and your friends enjoyed the tour with KL Hop On Hop Off and our accompany.

All in All in .. we had a nice moment exploring Kuala Lumpur with KL Hop On Hop Off  City Tour bus and the Students from University of Manitoba, Canada. It was a fun experienced. We are happy to know that you love our country .. love our food and I hope you enjoyed our hospitality too.

More information about this City tour can be find at hoponholidays.com or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=hop%20on%20holidays. Do check it out and have fun!