What happens when someone who studied in Kuala Lumpur for almost three years yet never been to Tugu Negara (National Monument) and Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Garden) yet? Well we are the tourists of our own city, the terrorist!
It is situated near the Parliament Building which takes only 15 minutes of driving but we failed to visit this place earlier. In fact, Taman Tasik Perdana is located opposite this area, which is so very near to everywhere!
Since Diba drove her dad's Toyota Unser to Kuala Lumpur few days back, we decided to stroll around this place and pay our respect to the National Heroes ;)
Most of our heroes names are carved onto this wall, dated from the first World War, World War II and the Emergency era (Zaman Darurat).
My major concern is why a lot of "Orang Putih's names" are stated on the wall, leaving only few Malaysian heroes being commemorated. Maybe somebody can answer my question here...
We took a moment of silence and pay our respect to the deceased. Yeah, without them defending the country from the Japanese, British and the Communist, we probably will never be here right?
When I saw photos of Tugu Negara in the television, I always thought that it is not so majestic like this! See, the size of the monument is really something that I am amazed with!
I said to my friends that we should touch the monument since we have arrived the place, so they followed me and Diba said that we look like a group of kids excited to touch the wall for the first time. I know that we are cute, and Diba is just jealous hehehe...
We managed to cam-whore too, since that is our specialty yeah! Millions of thanks to Nebai a.k.a Diba's sister for the photos!
Yeah, Tugu Negara is totally a recommended place to visit plus school holiday is coming! You can bring your kids or friends and let them know how hard it is for Malaysia to gain independence.
Next stop is Taman Tasik Perdana! Our initial plan was to visit Taman Burung but we have to pay RM 20 and we digress! Next, we went to Taman Rama-Rama and have to pay RM 20 too, so we decided to just take photos at the entrance. At least, we could tell our kids that we have been here, although not in there.
Then we loaf around the lake, and the scenery was calming! Alhamdulillah, we can still see greenery in the middle of the city.
At least, it can cool down the heat of globalization, and people like us still have a clean air to breathe.
Then, Diba drove us to Menara Kuala Lumpur! I have never been on top of the tower but "Menara Alor Star pernahlah!". We tried harrasing the people at the counter to give us free tickets to the top but we failed. We still have to pay RM 38 if we show our IC and there is no special price for students. Insyaallah one day, I will get up there and enjoy the height yeah!
Near the ticketing counter, Diba saw this XD Theatre booth and wanted to give it a try. It is only RM 18 and I wanted to try new things too so I joined her. It was seriously fun, like riding a real roller coaster but even better! It is a 5 minutes ride that is worth the price, trust me. Like watching a 3D film, but you are there to experience it...so cool!
Alhamdulillah, that marks the end of our Kuala Lumpur adventure. I will seriously miss the city when I further my studies in UPM later but will try to come back here more often. Insyaallah, a new place will promise a new adventure with a group of new people I am going to meet. UPM, please be good to us!