Perdana Putra Malaysia : Perdana Putra is located on the main hill in Putrajaya, Malaysia and it houses the office complex of the Prime Minister of Malaysia. The interiors of the building consist of the Prime Minister's and Deputy Prime Minister's office, Small & Large meeting halls, Delegation room and VIP rooms. The architecture of this 6 storey building is unique, featuring Malay, Islamic and European themes. The clay colored building with green dome holds numerous attention.
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur : The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, is a 5-star hotel located in the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. On my trip to Malaysia, I stayed in this hotel which is centrally located with popular Ampang Park, Petaling Street, Merdeka Square and Petronas Twin Towers nearby. The five restaurants of this hotel offer a wide range of dining options from local cuisines to international cuisines. You will have lip smacking experience with authentic food at the hotel's signature restaurant, Makan Kitchen. The 540 rooms have all the modern amenities available.
The Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is a very well-known and oldest Hindu Temple in Malaysia. The spiritually uplifting glass temple is one of the best tourist attractions of the country. Light from the crystal chandeliers is reflected on doors, pillars, walls and ceilings that gives rich appeal to the ambiance. Major portions of this temple is ornamented by a mosaic of 300,000 pieces of colorful glasses. You need to be here to marvel its beauty.
Aquaria Klcc kuala Lumpur : The Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, is an Oceanarium located beneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. This place forms one of the major tourist attractions of Malaysia. This world-class house wide varieties of marine life. It has over 250 different species and over 5000 land and aquatic animals from Malaysia and around the world. This aquarium is believed to be the largest in the world. Take a breathtaking tour of the place with your loved ones.
Putra Mosque Malaysia : The Putra Mosque, famously known as The Pink Mosque, is located in Putrajaya, Malaysia. It's pink dome constructed with rose-tinted granite makes it an eye-striking sightseeing place. This mosque can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time. It features three main functional areas-the prayer hall, the Sahn or courtyard and various function rooms. The promenade around is apt for evening walks. This place makes a must visit place during your trip to the country of Malaysia.
Gunung Mulu National Park Malaysia : The Gunung Mulu National Park, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encloses caves and karst formations in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting. It is on the island of Borneo in the State of Sarawak and its the most researched tropical karst area in the world. This park contains 17 vegetation zones, with 3,500 species of vascular plants. Gunung Mulu, a 2377m-high sandstone pinnacle forms the highlighting aspect of this park. The caves are home to millions of cave swiftlets and bats. You have to see it to believe it!
With an exhilarating heartbeat and a good feeling about the unknown, we reached the airport to catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur from New Delhi. I, Jaspreet Soni, love to travel to different places with my husband.
After passing the entry gate, we proceeded straight to the line with a small television monitor that said Malaysia Airlines in a bright font. Luckily, the attendants at the queue were quicker than our patience, and we entered the airport quickly. The start of a journey that one has never undertaken before is a unique feeling that one can have. This is the only time when the future makes us happier than our present. At the airport, we saw people like us, people who looked forward to enjoying happy days that were yet to come.
We could see ourselves enjoying the beautiful forests of Taman Negara and getting awed by the glitz of Kuala Lumpur city. We could see ourselves indulging in mouth-watering street food whose taste cannot be replicated even by multiple Michelin stars. We munched out burgers meal down with those thoughts leaving us with only drinks after we switched back to the present! We started to enjoy each and every moment of our journey, snapping photos, capturing videos and filling out our diaries and journal. It was a memory fiesta with people trying to treasure as much as possible.
I waited to the tunes of Billie Jean on the iPod until the attendant in her soothing voice announced the boarding of our flight. The moment passed too quickly for anyone to remember. I thanked the airlines secretly for providing me the window seat inside the huge aircraft while my camera cursed the extra work it has to do throughout the journey.
Most of the time my camera saw nothing but water and clouds, but there were spontaneous scenic views that popped up at certain moments and luckily most of them were captured. Among the chatter with fellow travellers and song playlists, we reached our destination that made us all the more excited. The journey we undertook through Malaysia Airlines was one of a kind as it understood and accommodated the happy and inquisitive side of us giving no incentive for it to subside.
I have always been fascinated on hearing terms like camping and trekking and hardly miss out any opportunity when I get to perform these activities. And in order to keep myself fit for such activities throughout the year, I rely on aerobics and yoga.
The monsoons are on and I had an opportunity to go camping on the hills. I was extremely optimistic that our event would be a good one despite some of my friends warning me about the dangers of camping in the rains. I have been doing these activities for some years now and have the experience of dealing with the monsoons.
Watching the surroundings is one of the most important tips for camping in the rain. For instance, before an approaching violent storm, the surroundings generally become calm or numb. Even dogs show erratic behaviour when they notice something unusual is about to happen. There are fishermen who say that they can understand that a storm is coming whenever fishes start to bite more. One should never ignore these signals before camping.
I always remember to take enough number of plastic bags whenever I go camping during the monsoons. Plastic bags come in a wide range of sizes and forms such as sealing sandwich covers, trash bags, etc. They hardly cost anything and can be easily pushed inside your luggage. I use such cheap plastic bags for covering the hiking pack during the night, storing dry firewood, smartphone and camera, food and vital papers, including passport, money or fishing license, etc.
Newspapers are always handy during any kind of outing. You can easily spend a lot of leisure time reading some spicy news and then use them for starting a fire in case the entire forest is full of water. I generally tuck in clumps of papers inside the shows during the night as it aides in the process of drying the moisture in the show leather.
One should always be aware of the signs of Hypothermia, which leads to a sudden drop in body temperature. I also collect the natural water falling from the sky with a funnel into some bottle or pot in order to filter and use it as drinking water. Since camping is generally done in the hills, being aware of rocks is extremely essential.
I’m an optometrist from a beautiful place called Ludhiana. I love my job and I’m quite passionate about it. I’m quite a friendly person and I love listening to others and interacting with like minded individuals. When I’m not working, I love to cook, shop, camp, trek etc. I love to read about fashion and its latest trends. I have many interests, hobbies and passions. In this blog, I will be sharing my ideas and experiences to readers. I hope you like it.