After I arrived at Kuala Lumpur station (the stop before KL Sentral), I walked to Central Market. I always like to walk places because then I can get lost and explore new areas and see things I wouldn't see if I took the bus or train. I've also been trying to get better with my photo taking skills. In the background you can see a fancy looking building which is Masjid Jamek Mosque.
I finally reached Central Market and I was starving, sweaty and tired. But I had to take a few pictures first. These pictures are of Kasturi Walk. Kasturi Walk is a pedestrian walkway filled with lots of little stores selling bags, jewelry, beverages, clothes, art, etc. It is right beside Central Market.
After I walked through Kasturi Walk, I went inside to Central Market. Central Market is a huge market selling lots of different types of art, clothes, accessories, food, souvenirs, etc. There are lots of different ethnic sections selling traditional items. The second floor is the food court.
I was so hungry, so I didn't really look around much. Plus I found people to be very pushy. I went up to the food court to get something to eat. There was a lot of restaurants to choose from, but what made my decision easy was the woman outside of the restaurant called Asam Pedas. She was really nice and didn't look as miserable to be there like some of the other people. The lady was really helpful and they have such a variety of meals for very cheap prices. I mean my meal was about $2 cad.
So I told her I wanted Malay food but knew nothing about it and asked her to recommend a dish. So she chose Nasi Lemak, which is rice made with coconut milk, fried chicken, egg, cucumber, peanuts and spicy chili paste. It was delicious, I love sauces and this one went well with the rice and chicken.
After I was done eating, I was getting a little tired so I wanted to go back to my room and lay down for a bit. But I took this picture to give you an idea of how Central market looked.
So I said goodbye to Central market and Kasturi Walk as I started my walk back to my hostel.
On the way back to my hostel I made a few pit stops because they were on the way. I found the Sri Mariamman temple. Yes, this is the same temple as the one I saw in Singapore which I already knew was here. So, I won't be talking about it again.
I walked by this place called Guan Di Temple which is a very popular Chinese temple.
I kept walking and I got to the heart of Chinatown. Although I didn't go inside because I spent a lot of time in Chinatown when I was in Singapore. But lots of things for sale, probably at a very good price.
After walking a little bit around Chinatown I went back to the hostel to take a rest for a few hours and recharge my things.
I got a great view of the Menara on my way back to my hostel. Also, I saw some great art and was able to capture it in my photo.
Berjaya Times Square
After I was done resting I headed out to find Berjaya Times Square. I had heard the mall was huge and very nice, so I wanted to check it out. I actually had a hard time finding it because there was a lot of construction happening which caused detours.
Then I came to this area. It reminded me of South Beach Miami on Ocean Road with the lights and the car plus the music and warm weather.
I saw this mall and thought I should go in. Bad idea, it was ALL electronics. I think there was like 10 floors of electronics with people trying their hardest to sell you something. I did not like this place at all. So I got out of there fast.
I finally found Berjaya Times Square after walking around looking lost.
There are paper lanterns everywhere because of Chinese New Year that is coming up soon. But this is the largest gumball machine I have ever seen and i'm sure all the people at the mall have ever seen.
This was quite the mall entrance, very beautiful.
Berjaya Times Square actually has a hotel and amusement park attached to it. There are 13 floors and over 1000 shops, so as you can imagine it's quite large. I tried to do a little shopping because there were lots of cheap clothing stores but I can't deal with people badgering me while I shop every two seconds (literally). I did buy a t shirt and a dress from a store where I wasn't bothered though.
This is one of the nicest mall I have ever seen but it is very time consuming. So if you actually want to shop you need to spend a lot of time here.
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