3D 2N in KL Malaysia: Day 1 Bukit Bintang
1st Day funk!
I won a raffle ticket for 2 to Air Asia Malaysia last year on an event that I have attended. I forgot about it until the PR emailed me to book before Feb 11. I told my partner if he wanted to go, but his passport is nearing expiration. So I asked my 68 year- old senior mother if she'd love to go and she said yes right away. I had my DIY itinerary ahead of time and based it on travel blogs that I have read prior to this trip.
My mother and I were too early at NAIA 3, our flight is scheduled at 6:45AM on Feb 3. We were there at 3:30am. I was thankful that our flight was not delayed. We landed in KLIA2 at exactly 1045AM.
I thought of getting a bus instead of train. So I bought our bus tickets inside the airport. Bus ticket going to KL Sentral is RM 12 per person. Travel time is 1 hour. You have to get inside the bus because it is right on scheduled time. It says 12nn so we ran from airport going to the Bus terminal. We were lucky enough to get on the train at exactly 12nn.
When we get off at KL Sentral, we had our late lunch at McDonalds. For RM 12 you can get a Big Mac, large Fries and large soda. I ordered 2 spicy chicken and a large drink for only RM 8.
I booked Melange Boutique Hotel at Bukit Bintang. Since its near Jalan Alor, for foodtripping, Sephora, H&M, Zara Pavilion,Petronas Towers, KLCC Suria for some shopping and some big malls around it. I booked at Traveloka ahead of time and availed a huge discount.
To get to Melange Hotel, after KL Sentral, we rode the Monorail purple train going to Bukit Bintang. My mother was amused at how cute the monorail was.
We get off Bukit Bintang station and passed inside Sungei Wang Plaza.
If you plan to walk from the MRT station to Melange Hotel. It will only take you 8 mins. Since my mother was dead tired and could not walk further during that time.
We hailed a taxi outside Sungei Wang Plaza and the driver charged us RM 20. We were ripped off. Hahahaha. While if you take a Grab, it would only take RM 5 from Bukit Bintang to Melange. So better download a Grab app when in Malaysia to save up some transpo fare.
Melange Boutique Hotel has a theme in each floors. We checked in at Handsome (Tampan) in RM 403. It has an all white off color themed. The airconditioned unit and shower was okay. Breakfast provided at 7th floor (Rococo) was good too. There were 2 menu choices during that time, Nasi Lemak and American Breakfast. My mother approved and liked Nasi Lemak. She enjoyed it.
Since my mother preferred to stay inside the hotel. I went outside and explore Jalan Alor all by myself, and its nearest malls in the Bukit Bintang area.
Jalan Alor on a Saturday night was alive and festive maybe because Chinese New Year is nearing during that time. I love how their dimsum has color coding for flavors. I bought beef noodles for my mother. Everything is affordable.
Dimsum is around RM 10 while seafood/beef noodles is at RM 12. I also bought pineapple chunks for only RM 3. Bottled water is RM 1.
You can have a decent meal 3x a day, for only RM 100 if you are in a budget. The food is deliciously good and healthy too. They are not heavy on salt and MSG.
Roasted fried chicken for RM 9 at Pavilion KL
Everything is cheap and healthy. Same with their milk teas and coffee. My mother enjoyed a hot cup of coffee at Old Town, KLCC Suria. She tried the white coffee. It was perfect according to her.
After dinner, I have decided to go to Lot 10, Starhill Gallery and Pavilion. Since it was only walking distance from our hotel.
The mall operating hours is from 10AM to 9PM.
I went to Sephora to buy Fenty Pro and Filtr Foundation in shade 290.
They were selling it at RM 145, its pretty cheap without the tax. But unfortunately, it was out of stock. I asked the SA if 290 shade is available at Sephora KLCC Suria. She was clueless. She should have checked it first through phone but she told me to just visit the store. Since Petronas Towers was included in my itinerary, and located in KLCC Suria. I never mind to bother her.
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