This post is part of a series on our Asian mini-trip last December 2012, during my four-week home leave. After four amazing days in the Island Paradise, Boracay, we jumped on a bus to spend the night at Clark, Angeles City to catch our early morning flight commencing our 8-day trip around Singapore – Kuala Lumpur – Hong Kong and Macau.
Yes, Ate Charo. After a whole day roaming around Sentosa and gallivanting at the Clark Quay area during evening, we capped the night by catching the last train to Changi Airport.
At baket aber? To sleep at the airport. At baket ulit aber?
Our flight to Kuala Lumpur in the morning was at 06:20, meaning if we slept at the hostel we have to wake up very early (again) to prepare and then catch a cab and pay at least SGD 20/- (and more if pre-arranged pick up, ang kuripot ko talaga).
At mas malakas ang hinala kong sa pagod namin sa kalalakad maghapon ay baka hindi gumising si Buboy at maiwan kami ng eroplano hehehe.
So to be on the safe and practical side, we left our stuff at the hostel, brought just what we needed and spent the night at Changi. It wasn’t an unpleasant experience naman. And we weren’t alone. There were a bunch like us snoring the night away. Kanya-kanyang puwesto lah. Pero nahiya naman akong magpicture ng mga campers. 🙂
Woke up at 04:00AM. Ako na ang excited. Diretso sa washroom to freshen up and get ready for check-in. And true, the early bird gets the worms, I got us prime seats FOC. Si Buboy tulog pa ang kaluluwa while we were roaming inside Changi, we had coffee and checked some interesting areas (Changi itself is an attraction!) before we headed to our boarding gate.
Our flight to KL via Tiger Airways was short and smooth. We landed at the LCCT on time, went through immigrations fast and then changed some USD to MYR for the day’s expenses (fares, food, et al).We purchased return tickets LCCT-KL Sentral @ MYR 14/- each from Aerobus. It’s an open ticket, so you can choose whichever time sked you want.
We went outside the terminal and headed to our bus and boarded. Not so new, but clean, with spacious legroom, working AC. Slept throughout the journey, 🙂
After about an hour, tada! Welcome to KL Sentral…
Like SG, it was easier to get around KL minus the road traffic via the MRT. From KL Sentral, we bought tickets to Batu Caves (Port Klang Line).
After around half hour, we arrived at Batu Caves station, anggaling! Ilang hakbang nga lang dine ka na. Convenient lah. 🙂
At the entrance, we were first greeted by the 50 foot tall Hanuman and views of the limestone hills.
On the way to the stairs, we passed by this fruit stall jam-packed with tourists flocking on Durian fruit. The uber-curious Buboy, ay hindi nagpahuli at bumili rin. After the first bite, umayaw na, bwahahaha.
Moving on, tara ng i-conquer ang 272 steps bago kami tuluyang matusta (yes, maaga pa pero mainit na).
At tuluyan na nga kaming umakyat, inhale, exhale, aja!
At dahil pagod nako (hingal, hingal), I let Buboy explore further other parts of the caves and check out some temples. I stayed in the wide Temple / Cathedral Cave and just roamed the nearby area / people watched until Buboy came back.
When Buboy finally emerged from the inner caves, we began our descent. Siempre, mas madali na pababa. Chicken! Chos.
It’s almost lunch time when we checked our watches. We headed back to KL Sentral, searched for a place to have authentic Nasi Lemak before we proceed to our next destination, Menara Petronas. 🙂