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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Getting Reacquainted with the City

Day 66 - I felt the excitement one can get when there's a whole city to explore!

We knew the free GOKL buses stop right in front of the building. There are four, gratis routes which meander around the city with connections to most parts of Kuala Lumpur. We found that the blue line stops in front of our building, so we waited just several minutes before one came by. The actual busses, however, are bright pink and easy to spot from a distance. From a transit PDF map, we'd seen it first heads to Chow Kit area.

I used my Google Maps on walking mode and we got off the bus and had a 400-meter walk to find the Chow Kit Market. As well as an unofficial red light district, it boasts the largest popular market. One can buy all manner of fresh food. Jay loves markets like this, but then he thinks fish are great!

Coconuts for Drinking
Chow Kit
HDR Required
On Their Backs

We didn't buy a thing on this trip as this was a day of exploring. The road closest to the market did not appear to have any of our free blue-line buses. The green line passes by there, so we got on. We could have walked to the LRT or the Monorail lines, but the bus was cold and the view from the rear seats was commanding.

I am not sure how long we stayed on, just a matter of 10 minutes perhaps, and we saw the HSBC tower. We stopped there yesterday to use an ATM and knew it was just a few minutes walk from our studio apartment. We were beside the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. The structure is of prime importance in Malaysian history. Designed by a British architect for colonial administration, it was built in the 1890s. It was also the location where the declaration of Malaysia's independence was signed in 1957. It really is a stunning building right next to the grounds, the Merdeka Square, where independence days are still celebrated.

History
Arch
Malaysia: New and Old

We had to cross a river to get home. Doing so put us on a nice riverwalk right near the Masjid Jamek. The mosque sits at the place where two rivers meet, the Klang and the Gombak. This location is said to be the location of the very first settlers. The mosque dates from 1909.

Iconic Kuala Lumpur
Close to Our Place
Nice River Walk

From this area, next to an LRT hub, we had an easy walk back. How fun it is to see and explore! If more people got out into the world, there'd be far less ignorance.


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