Two countries closer to realizing my dream :)

When your aim in life is to roam around the world, even the smallest opportunity should not be missed. Air Asia’s promotional offers were too good to be missed. And hence the wife and I booked tickets to Malaysia and Singapore, and soon landed at…

Destination1: Kuala Lumpur

Anytime you look around in KL, two landmarks almost always stood out – KL Tower and Petronas Towers. Petronas Towers are too prominent to be missed during the day …

… or night. The towers looked especially stunning during the night. Two days in KL were spent marveling at the beautiful city, and roaming around the streets taking in a new culture.


Destination2: Penang

Leaving KL behind, we traveled to Penang – an island state of Malaysia famous for its beautiful beaches and street food.
A beach, and an accompanying sunset is something I will never tire of. I can spend my life on a beach shooting the different hues and colours of the sunset, and the reflections playing around on water.

Beaches were not the only thing to look forward in Penang; it is a beautiful city. At many levels it reminded me of Goa. There is a National Park, there is a hill and there is a botanical garden. Due to scarcity of time, I visited just the Botanical Garden, and seeing the beauty of it kept ruing the fact that I missed the National Park and the hill.


Destination3: Singapore

Day-5 of the trip and reached Singapore. Had delicious Dal Makhani at an Indian restaurant and rushed to Jurong Bird Park.
If you are in Singapore, and not visiting the Jurong Bird Park, I’d say you are committing a crime. Scores of species of birds dot the park, and getting close to them has never been easier. These brand ambassador of paints were strutting around in style.

There were two exhibits that stood out in Jurong. One was of the penguins, and other one was of the birds of prey. Vultures, Hawks, Eagles swooped around our heads, and stared at us as if we were prospective prey.

After visiting the Underwater World at Sentosa in Singapore, I’ve become a fan of the Stingrays. I doubt there is any creature in the sea that is as graceful as a stingray. They glide effortlessly through the water and cut a very impressive figure in midst of sharks, 4-feet long crabs, some prehistoric fish, and jelly fish to count a few.

Headed to the Sea-Lion show and the Dolphin show and came away impressed with the speed the dolphins displayed while swimming around the pool. As they swam, the calm pool turned turbulent with big waves.

Ended the trip with Songs of the Sea – a show shown on water sprayed around using lasers. Impressive music, astounding light-effects, with fire, fountains, and firecrackers in the backdrop of the Indian Ocean made for an interesting show.



12 Responses to “Two countries closer to realizing my dream :)”

  1. 1 mythalez August 10, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    now i know why you said you will be offline for a week 😛

  2. 3 Sangfroid August 10, 2010 at 8:23 pm


    So how many more to go?
    190 odd was the number I remember from school GK. Need to nail them down 😛

    • 4 Kunal August 11, 2010 at 1:10 pm

      I agree it would be impossible to cover all the countries.. I am keeping my expectations at a realistic figure of about 25-30 countries 🙂

      once that is done, I can always aim for more 😛

  3. 5 hellboy August 11, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    envious ! 😀 .. any tips on how to manage the promotional offers? ..

  4. 7 Chittaranjan August 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Nice pics.

    I was envious (in a good way, let me state) of your local journeys but now you’ve taken it international as well 😐

    • 8 Kunal August 16, 2010 at 11:16 am

      My passion is traveling and you would have found many many more travelogues here if I was not so lazy 🙂

      So I think my laziness is good for your heart 😛

  5. 9 કૃણાલ દવે August 16, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Good photography. Just wondering where did you take the third photo from? Hotel?

    And here’s the traveling quote I read somewhere…

    “The world is like a book, those who do not travel, read only a single page”

    • 10 Kunal August 16, 2010 at 11:18 am

      The sailboat shot? Yeah I took it from my hotel room. It helps to have a good zoom 🙂

      And I cannot agree more with the quote!

  6. 11 Vivek September 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Whoa! the pics d00d 🙂
    Must be quite a ride.

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