It's one of the best choices that we made - we have had a wonderful break. Not a tight schedule but we managed to cover many different activities and places and to do a lot of things!
I would just note down what we have done in the past 9 days briefly in this post, with details and photos coming up in the next few posts (well, hopefully).
Day 1 (23.08.14, Saturday)
> Travelling from SG to KL. Arrived just before lunch. Rest. Have a nice dinner gathering with families. Most of our families live in KL. They are always the main reason why we love to go to KL :-)
Kuala Lumpur skyline at the different timing / weather - taken with my Xperia Z1 from my cousin's balcony!
Day 2 (24.08.14, Sunday)
> Met up with KM and Xuan and we headed to Bird Park Kuala Lumpur! It's the very first visit for all of us. It's quite a nice place, definitely better than we we have expected. This deserves a blog post on its own. The day ended with Thai food at one of the newest shopping in town, the One City.
Day 3 (25.08.14, Monday)
> Stayed home at my cousin's half of the day to play with his newborn, my dear baby nephew. I do really, really, really love babies, couldn't get enough of him, but nope, it's true that nice to play with other's baby, it didn't make me want to have another of my own, LOL! Then brought the kids to my brother's so the cousins can play together while me and hub went out for a few hours of couple time, bliss!
Day 4 (26.08.14, Tuesday)
> The day that the kids, especially Xi Yu, had been waiting for - Kidzania KL! This is the 3rd consecutive years that Hao Re, Xi Yu and Xuan visited Kidzania. It's their yearly affair. And yup, they enjoyed the visit as much as they did for the previous years. A post of coming up right after this! My dearest friend, KM, not only that she put away her work to bring us to various places, she also planned for nice yummy dinner for us. Too blessed to have a friend like this!
Day 5 (27.08.14, Wednesday)
> The fun continued with KM and Xuan at the i-City at Klang. The day started with a very nice lunch at one of the famous restaurants in Klang, one that only the locals and the foodies know of. I like the food a lot, though it really is quite pricey (yes, I know, food and stuff are generally expensive in KL, but this restaurant is really quite expensive), but I would want to go back for a second time! The rest of the day was spent at i-City, a themed-park alike that houses many different activities at one place - waterplay (we skipped this as Xuan was coughing), Snow House, Space Adventure, House of Terror, Red Carpet (Madame Tussauds-alike), Trick-Eyes Museum, big ferry wheels, light display (most famous for), kiddy rides and some other things. One could really spend a whole day here, though it's very quiet when we were there, not many visitors. Heard that it could get quite crowded on weekends. The kids enjoyed the visit very much, especially for Hao Re, as much as that he asked us to go back the following day!
Day 6 (28.08.14, Thursday)
> Moved from my cousin's to the hotel near KLCC. We checked in to the Somerset Ampang, which is a apartment hotel. We decided to stay in a hotel for 2 nights, so the kids could have a more holiday feel, LOL! But I could conclude that this is pretty redundant as my cousin's place is pretty near to KLCC already. We visited the Aquarium at KLCC, then we did a short book shopping at Kinokuniya, and then headed back to the hotel for their roof top infinity pool (main reason why I chose this hotel but the pool doesn't live up to my expectation, though it's good enough). Met a couple of my friends and their families, whom we haven't met for years, for we were treated with sumptuous Japanese buffet!
Day 7 (29.08.14, Friday)
> Took the hotel shuttle to the Pavilion. I know it's unbelievable, but this is our very first time to this popular shopping centre. Really not bad, we like the space and the varieties of shops that it offers. Lunch was again arranged by KM, who fetched us from the Pavilion. We went to the Petaling Street for one of the nicest wanton noodle in town. I really like it a lot! Gosh, it has been almost 10 years since I last stepped on Petaling Street! We had to leave the place quick as some random checking by authority was on-going which made the place a bit chaotic. The rest of the day was spent at the pool and just relax in the room, with the kids happily watching unlimited TV. Wonder why they love holidays, huh!
Day 8 (30.08.14, Saturday)
> Checked out and went back to my cousin's. Had lunch and then sent the kids to my brother's. Lucky that my cousin and my brother live near to each other. We left them with my brother and my parents, as we had to attend a wedding dinner, and we decided not to bring the kids along. It's a very dear friend of mine, who was my housemate during university time at KL (University of Malaya), and I have not seen her for like, erm, 15 years or so! The kids were very excited to stay a night at my brother's without us! They have tons of fun playing board games together, according to my brother. We didn't make any call to check as we knew they would be well taken care of, though my brother sent me some photos via Whatsapp. They were very well behave except they slept very late, which was fine for us since this only happens when we are on holiday. And except that Xi Yu was not able to fall asleep till past 1am, poor girl. After my brother remembered that she loves to have bed time reading, so he read 3 books for her, then only she fell asleep, finally. She told me she missed Mama too much hence couldn't sleep :-)
Day 9 (31.08.14, Sunday)
> Really couldn't believe time passed so fast! Though I felt that we have had enough of great time in KL, and shouldn't be too greedy of, but still, couldn't resist to wish that we could stay longer. Had breakfast and let the kids bid farewell to their cousins, to their Jiujius and Yiyis, and we did our last round of chatting up with our families. We finally started our journey down south at about 12,noon. The kids were too tired so they slept almost all the way to JB, including me, ops, poor hub has to stay wide awake and drive safely. Hence we didn't make any stop. Straight away from KL to JB only took us 3 hours, with a bit of traffic jam near Nilai and Seremban. Had very late lunch at JB then headed back to SG, and arrived home at around 530pm.
This post is probably not an informative post for our readers, but more of keeping a record for our family. Hope it's not too bored for you to read :-)
We should surely definitely visit KL again, and again, and again....... It's simply too good to be back at our homeland, and to be with families and friends :-)
Stay tune for the upcoming related post!