For me, Kuala Lumpur is a clean and organized Asian city. The public transportation feels adequate coming from Metro Manila but it can be better. My only gripe are the erring taxi drivers who prefer to charge a fixed amount than use their meters. I just hope that the government of Malaysia can solve this.
I recently took a trip to Kuala Lumpur. When I left Malaysia I did not head back to the Philippines immediately. I went to Macao first!
The photos below are some photos of the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) and inside the Air Asia cabin.
The LCCT did not surprise me at all. It was similar to the international airport at Clark Freeport but bigger. The terminal is very bare and basic, no fancy flooring, no fancy ceilings and lighting just the basics. The are no air bridges as well, instead passengers go their respective planes by BMW (by means of walking).
It was a good thing that I bought express boarding so I was one of the first passengers who walked to the plane and was able to seat on the first row.
If you want to eat on board you can only do so by purchasing meals from the flight crew. Prices can be sky high. The prices are quoted in Malaysian Ringgit (RM) which is about thirteen (13) pesos per RM. However, during internet booking passengers can pre-order meals online which costs from 60 to 95 pesos.
The fligh was around three hours long. Without anything to entertain you the flight can be very boring. Make sure you have a book to read or an ipod/mp3 player to listen to.
Opon arrival at Macao International Aiport, the plane parked on the tarmac. Passengers disembarked again by BMW and rode a bus to the main terminal.
I shall post more photos when I have the luxury of time.
The image you see above is a biometric National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance Renewal Card. This card costs P120.00. The card can be printed the same time the applicant requests it, provided, of course that there is no technical problems. (More after the jump…)
Source: WikipediaOn Thursday, January 3, 2008 I rode the Pasig River Ferry with a friend before going to our former offices to process some paperwork from our former employer.
For me the highlight of the trip was passing along the Malacañang Palace, the official home of the President of the Philippines. No pictures were allowed to be taken, for security reasons of course. However, I can say that the palace was really nice. I hope I can visit it if not live there one day. LOL!
Photo taken inside Guadalupe ferry station, near Guadalupe MRT and ABC Mall and Cinema
Photo of boarding gates taken inside Guadalupe ferry station
Photo of another Pasig river ferry vessel, taken inside the ferry bound for Plaza Mexico, Intramuros, Manila
Photo taken inside the ferry from where I was seated. There is an LCD video screen on the front showing a film similar to intercity buses.
Some communities along the Guadalupe, Makati part of Pasig River
Photos of Hulo, Lambingan, P.U.P. and Escolta Stations
Photos of buildings near Escolta station
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My mom and dad, plus seven others and I went to Singapore, Batam Island and Johor Bahru last September 7-10, 2007. There just some of the travel pictures.
Last Friday I went up to Benguet Province and visited Baguio City and La Trinidad Municipality.
The trip was a nice break from the mad heat and humidity of Metro Manila. I was disappointed to see that the city has become chaotic and too crowded since I last visited a few years ago.
Last October 2006 I visited Singapore for the fourth time. I had to fly (Philippines to Singapore via Tiger Airways and Singapore to Philippines via Singapore Airlines, long story) to Singapore because my accumulated milage from Krisflyer is to expire that year.
During my short visit I went to possibly the newest and most beautiful mall in South East Asia, Vivo City. This mall is located in the Harbour Front which is in southern tip of the island and fronting Sentosa Island.
The mall was on its pre-opening stage as there were still shops under construction. However, most of its major tenants are already operating such a Tangs, VivoMart/Giant Hypermarket, The GAP (the first GAP store in S.E. Asia), etc.
I must say that the design of this four level mall is very post-modern. The façade is unique. Inside the mall the hall ways are very wide which lets you feel that you are in a really massive building.
The mall’s promenade was also a visual delight it is also wide and adorned with many fountains. I was informed that the concierge staff in the promenade ride Segways to travel from area to area.
I would love to visit this mall again in the future especially now that all the shops have opened.
Vivo City Photos (Source: VivoCity – Wikipedia):