I promised myself that I will be writing down my super fun Kuala Lumpur trip this weekend, and so here I am in front of my PC to start it off. And in the tradition of my Hong Kong trip last year, I will just stick to the diary-like stories with more photos to excite each and everyone who will be reading this.
The journey started on May 10, 2013, 3:49 a.m. at the departure area of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1, the Zest Air inaugural flights bound for Kuala Lumpur and the other one to Kota Kinabalu. Such an early morning meet-up organized by Ferds Bondoy of Fleishman-Hillard Manila for Zest Air’s Familiarization Tour with the rest of the bloggers selected for this 3D/2N trip.
The Zest Air maiden flight to Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu participated by bloggers and celebrities on May 10-12, 2013.
Who would have thought that the KL trip will be exciting when we barely had enough sleep when we first got grouped together? From left to right: Ferds Bondoy, CA de Ramos, Rey Belen, Ruth Floresca, Juan Manila, Azrael Coladilla, Chuckie Dreyfus, Jen Adams Juan, and Alex Dizon.
That sealed Team Kuala’s bonding moments!
After briefing and buffet breakfast, we are now ready to board Z2948 flight from Manila to Kuala Lumpur at the burst of the early morning sunlight!
Wow! I am glad to find out that I am seated right next to the Sexy Nomad herself, Jen Adams Juan!
Touchdown Kuala Lumpur LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal).
Selfies at LCCT.
Selfies #2 at the LCCT Arrival area.
With Rey Belen.
Group shot with the boys!
Off to our first destination – Istana Negara also known as the King’s Palace.
First take on a panoramic shot with Alcatel One Touch IDOL.
Showing-off the Istana Negara at the background.
Istana Negara symbol at the back.
The Changing Guards of Istana Negara.
Our first lunch in KL!
Our first close encounter with the Petronas Towers.
Tight shot of the Petronas Towers using Alcatel One Touch IDOL.
At the lobby of Berjaya Times Square Hotel.
Team Kuala has arrived!
Maanoj Nair, Manager, Business Development, Berjaya Hotels & Resorts, welcoming our group. Selamat Datang!
Going up to our designated rooms.
And our comfy beds! Great room with so much space to fill-in. We were stayed at one of the Superior Rooms with Twin Bed that is approximately around MYR 314.50 (Php 4,324.44 / USD 104.60) on Average Daily Rate.
Our room, 1708, has a view of KL City’s skyline almost perpendicular to the Petronas Towers skyline view.
Alcatel One Touch IDOL mounts on glass window with KL City’s bird’s-eye view at the background.
KL City at night time.
This is just half of the Day 1 Zest Air Familiarization Tour. Half of this is a tour at KL City Gallery and dinner at Jalan Alor where variety of gastronomical finds are tasted. Will be posting the other half on a separate posts. Savor this Part 1 of Day 1 for the meantime! 🙂
* The Kuala Lumpur trip is part of the Zest Air’s Familiarization Tour to promote the maiden flights to KL, Kota Kinabalu, and Bacolod. To know more of the latest updates from Zest Air, visit their website www.flyzest.com and www.airasia.com.