We had lunch at a local restaurant and arrived at KL in the afternoon. It was a HOT HOT afternoon... still we had our city tour which includes visiting the Istana, Lake Garden, National Monument and Merdeka Square. Denver could not stand the heat and his whole body was very warm... :(
I was relieved when we finally reached the Twin Tower & KLCC for some shopping. However, by now Denver is already having a fever... We purchased Paracetmol at Watsons and bought him a Ben 10 toy to cheer him up. He was feeling much better during dinner time..running and playing..phew... We check-in to Midah hotel after our dinner.
We check out from the Hotel after breakfast and stop over at Ipoh for a brief Sightseeing tour (三宝洞, Perak Cave, Nantian Cave etc). At 三宝洞, visitors can purchase leaves and feed the turtles inside.
There are quite a number of them and Denver was so eager to throw the leaves inside for them to eat. After that, we proceed to tour around 南天洞 and Guanying temple before going for our lunch. The next destination was Perak Cave. Inside the cave, there is a very steep stairways that can lead all the way up to the top of the hill for a hilltop view. Denver joined the others and left Mummy, Daddy and Gladys behind. He is the only one who made it to the top with the rest..
It was a really tiring day! We are so happy when we finally check-in at our next Hotel (Cititel).. Our room was very big! The bathroom is also very spacious. After putting our luggages aside, we went down for our dinner which is just next to the hotel. Afterwhich, we had a walk around the nearby streets and headed back to sleep.
oOo Day 3 oOo
Had breakdast at the hotel and we gathered to visit Penang Hill where there has a panoramic view of Penang! Lucky we were there rather early and there isn't any queue for the tram. 20 over of us all squeeze in and took the Tram up to the hill top which took us about 20-25mins...
The tram was very crowded. Although there are fans on top, it is kinda stuffy as there are too many people... But it is worth the trip up as the view is Spectcular!
Afterwhich, we proceed with city tour to Kek Lok Si Temple. Reputed to be the largest and most beautiful Buddhist temple in SE Asia. It features gardens, a giant turtle pool, shrines and sculptures. As the weather is very hot and it is a long way up to the temple, Gladys and I shared a cab with the other elders. Hubby and Denver together with the rest of the tour group walked and took another tram up instead.
After touring around, we took the same cab down and shop around the nearby street market at the bottom of the hill. We had lunch at another local restaurant where again they serve a huge spread of food including soup, fish, prawn, vegetables, chicken, duck, fruits etc. After having our fill, we went to the Botanical garden and we saw many monkeys running around! Denver is so elated to see them! We walked through it's nature track and I accidentally stepped on a millipede.. One of the uncles quickly took a large leaf and made the millipede crawled upon it.. The kids were so amazed and they took photos with it :) We went on to visit the Batik and Pewter showroom.
The city tour also brought us to the Siamese temple where we can see the world's third largest reclining Buddha.. After being in the hot sun for so long... our next stop is Shopping! We spent about an hour an a half in Plaza Garney. Denver gets to play awhile ... Kids always have energy when it's play time. :p
We had our dinner at the street hawker beside the shopping mall. We shared among the variety of food that was ordered.. including Penang Laksa, Noodles, Char Kway Tiao, Beancurd, Bo Bo Cha Cha, Soya milk etc... Frankly, I don't fancy them probably because I am not accustom to their local taste. After dinner, I am already very exhausted... Still, we signed up for the night tour and it covers the Night Market (Pasar Malam) and night view of the Penang Bridge.. By the time we return to our hotel it's already 10pm.. It is indeed the most tiring day of all!!
oOo Day 5 oOo
This marks the end of the tour and all I can say is ... it is very tiring. But we do get to go quite a lot of places within these few days.