Postcard Series #12: Kuala Lumpur!

The first time I headed out to Kuala Lumpur, I totally touristed it out by way of a half day city tour with one of those personalized local guides who took us around the major must-see spots.

Stops at our half day city tour around Kuala Lumpur in 2009

Apparently, these should include the following:
Petronas Twin Tower – the most known landmark of Kuala Lumpur. OF COURSE.
Jamek Mosque – Sorry, it’s not in the photo above. I found the river bend where the two rivers of Malaysia meet more interesting hehehe
Frontage of the Merdeka Square where the National Day Parade is usually held
The National Monument or the Tugu Negara that celebrates the Malaysian stand against Japanese occupation
The King’s Palace

In all honestly, I hardly remember the tour except for these moments captured by my celphone camera. I have terrible memory like that. Oh, wait, I do remember one other thing coz I really enjoyed it — we had dinner at the KL Tower’s revolving restaurant that allowed us to view the Petronas Twin Tower along with the rest of the city’s skyscrapers at all angles from dusk until it was all lit up at night. It was a bit pricey, but I think it’s nice to do one extravagant thing while you’re visiting a new country. The buffet dinner is hailed to be one of the most romantic things you can do while in KL.

Highlight of our 2009 visit: Buffet Dinner at Menara Kuala Lumpur, Revolving Restaurant

In this recent trip I took a couple of days ago, I did what everyone usually says they do while they’re in Malaysia — go shopping!!! Well, we really kinda had to since we were there to study their supermarkets. Yes, folks, creatures like us exist! We traveled to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to look at particular supermarket category shelves and study the market trends. Thankfully, most supermarkets are located in shopping destinations so we hit two birds with one stone. Hoorah!

Central Market and the Kasturi Walk for cultural shopping

Central Market is actually more like a cultural shopping area, like our Tiendesitas. They have alleys dedicated to represent various indigenous groups of the country. Not too far is Chinatown where it’s just like our Greenhills! hahaha

Chinatown!
Supermarkets in Kuala Lumpur: our main destinations!

It’s funny work we do sometimes but it’s really not that extraordinary. While we were inside one of the supermarkets, a huge delegation from a multinational pet food company arrived and did exactly the same things we were doing — measuring shelves, studying competition, and analyzing pricing and product innovations. Ahh, the things we do to make a living!

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