Exploring KL with Mom

Hooray for seat sale! And everything that makes traveling abroad easier and more affordable. Indeed times have changed.  We got the round trip airfare for only 3,000 pesos (approximately $60). Back when Airbnb was not yet that popular (specially in the Philippines) we had our own version, which is to stay at my mom’s office mate’s nephew’s place.

FIRST DAY – Genting Highland – This is a high-altitude hill resort in the northeast mountain part of KL, and it has a cooler temperature since it is in an elevated area. You’ll find some hotels, a casino, a shopping mall, and a cable car to view the mountains.

We made it to the Maxim’s Hotel in Genting
Inside the Maxim Hotel with mom
Selfie with  mom in the cable car

We went to the Strawberry Farm in Genting.

At the Genting Strawberry Farm
At the entrance
where they grow the strawberries
me and mom at the garden
Let’s smell the flowers 🙂
Mini Cafe – Look at their nice recycled furniture! 🙂

DAY 2 – MELAKA / MALACCA TOUR – For a more historical / cultural sight-seeing we went to Melaka which is aaround 3 hour travel time outside Kuala Lumpur (via train and bus)

  • Christ’s Church Melaka
Outside the Christ’s Church in Melaka  with my mom
The clockwork Tower in Melaka
Our Pedicab Ride 🙂

  • St. Paul’s Church, Malacca
Inside the church (they are trying to rehabilitate it hence the red steel support)
  • Taming Sari Tower is a revolving gyro tower and you can ride it to have a view on the top
Taming Sari Tower
  • A Famosa was a Portuguese fortress located in Malacca, Malaysia. It is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in south east Asia


We met up with one of my friend/client who works in Malaysia at that time and helped us go around the city. We met him at the mall to eat lunch first at one of KL’s famous Malaysian restaurant – “Madam Kwan’s”

Ordered the Nasi Bojari (like a Nasi Lemak)
Drink called “Syrup Bandung”
  • Kuala Lumpur Tower
Photos of the different Towers in the world as featured in KL Tower

We can see the Petronas Tower Outside KL Tower
  • Petronas Tower


You can see the top of the other side of the Petronas Tower and the KL Tower in the window (we’re inside the Petronas Tower)
Entrance to the Tower
Scanning our ticket’s QR code to get details about the Petronas Tower (high tech)
Outside the Petronas Tower
with Sir Ades (my friend/client) and my mom


  • Merdeka Square
Merdeka Square
near Merdeka Square
  • KL Museum
KL Museum

Outside the Museum – I Love KL Sign

All in all it was one fun and adventure-filled time with my mom in KL. Our mode of transportation was mainly their train, except during our city tour where we hired a cab driver for the whole day – which is the trusted driver of my friend/client in KL. The currency here is Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). I think four full days is just the right amount to explore the city of Kuala Lumpur.



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