Our first place to explore was KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Center) Park. From what I’ve read, this place is highly recommended to visit for children. It has a big playground and wading pool to make the children busy for at least 2 hours (while mommies can do some shopping in Suria Mall KLCC). Since I’m not a shopaholic, I decided to explore the park with lil boy for……hours!
If you’re staying in Bukit Bintang Area, you can go to KLCC through the bridge which linked Pavilion Mall with KLCC. Pavilion Mall is closed to Novotel Hotel Bukit Bintang. Just follow the signs at the Pavilion Mall to reach the bridge. It will only take 10 to 15 minutes walking. Just enjoy the surrounding view of KL from the bridge. The bridge is sheltered (from sun and rain), clean, and the are some security guards along the bridge, so it’s safe enough to walk here even at night.
Once you arrived at KLCC, there are many signs which will show you the location of the park. Once I opened the exit door of KLCC, I saw this:
It’s a huge park, very spacious with trees, grass fields, benches, sheltered places, water fountain, and of course playgrounds and pools.
So here comes the playground……………….. By the way, I also found out that playground in Malaysia is translated into: Taman Kanak-Kanak, which means kindergarten in Bahasa Indonesia. I wonder how they say kindergarten in Malay languange………
When I saw the playground, I suddenly remembered a song from our “Kids Songs DVD” which we used to like so much, and the title is “Water Water Everywhere……….”. And I can’t (even until now when I’m writing this post) stop singing this song in my mind, but this time I change the song into: “Playground Playground Everywhere……………..”
Why? Because this was what we saw when we arrived:
Lil boy didn’t play for a long time in dry playground, because he couldn’t resist “the calling of the pool who asked him to join other children”, and he couldn’t wait to dip his feet and soak his body in the cool water. After all, it was a very hot day.
After 30 minutes of playing, it rained…………heavily! I felt like: it was a joke, right? Lightning and thunder and big rain in the middle of a very hot day??? Thank God the rain stopped after 30 minutes, and the sun was happily shining again (weird, isn’t it?) So, let’s go back to the pool everybody………………..!
After another two hours session of “splashin good times” in the water, he “reluctantly” willing to get out of the water, but once he did, the first thing that he said was this: “I’m super hungry”. Not to worry, just walk to KLCC and choose one of the many food stalls there. We chose Kenny Rogers Roasted and this lil boy ate big portions of rice, seafood, mac and cheese, potatoes, soup, and bread. What a feast to end the day.