If you are in Kuala Lumpur and you already visited the Petronas Towers, Merdeka Square, Batu Caves and the Genting Highlands, you are probably in the hunt for your next destination. KL is an organized and progressive city but it lags behind its neighbor Singapore when it comes to tourist attractions. Chinatown, Little India, Thean Hou Temple and the Jasmek Mosque await those who want to immerse themselves into the culture of Asia's most diverse city. But where to next?
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
With so many amazing female singers of the defunct Sunday variety show Party Pilipinas, it was a challenge to be noticed by the viewers. There were Jonalyn Viray, Maricris Garcia, Aicelle Santos, Julie Anne San Jose, Jaya, Kyla, Rachelle Ann Go and of course, Regine Velasquez. However, this made Frencheska pushed harder to make her own mark in the show and in the entire music industry.
I used to refer to her as FRANCHESKA when I saw her perform dance duets with Julie Anne San Jose. They sang Beyonce medleys in harmonies and they can interpret supposedly lazy songs, mostly Rihanna's and Taylor Swifts's, into a stunning musical number. Week after week she went full blast in every production number until I realized that her name is actually FRENCHESKA.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Jennylyn Mercado became the first ever female Grand Winner of Starstruck after performing Alicia Keys's "Fallin" in the full-packed Araneta Colesium during the finals night. Starstruck is an artista search which is known for featuring good-looking contestants but aside from her pretty face, Jennylyn showcased her singing talent.
We are so used to powerhouse belting from Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Sheryn Regis, Sarah Geronimo and a long list of talented singers then that we were in need of someone with the sweet tone. Jennylyn came and aside from her TV shows, movies and news on real-life romances, she serenaded us with great songs.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Don't believe them when they say that the Thean Hou Temple is walking distance away from its nearest train station, Tun Sambanthan of the KL Monorail line. For backpackers maybe, that distance might be OK for walking. But if you're traveling on a schedule, take a cab from KL Sentral. That should not cost you more than 10RM (roughly PhP140).
We wasted around 2 hours to look for the temple after relying on a local blog which said that the tourist attraction is just "a few steps" away from the train. Four long blocks is not a short distance. They didn't also tell us that the temple is located on a hill so a challenging hike, ordinary for the sporty, is needed for you to reach it. Along the way, there was a heavy downpour so we need to stop and seek shelter. That really ruined our schedule.
Monday, October 6, 2014
It was our second day in Kuala Lumpur and it was raining hard. I was worried if the rain would limit us from visiting outdoor places like the Batu Caves and the other temples. On the third day however, I was happy to wake up with clear skies.
While traveling, I'd like to avoid popular tourist spots as much as possible. Disneyland and the Universal Studios are exemptions of course. But with a lot of people getting access to travel to Asian countries, it's a challenge especially for a blogger to look for places which a lot of people do not know. Malaysia has vacation spots that glossy travelogues have not featured yet but if you're stuck in KL which rains almost every afternoon, it's a different story.