Date: Dec 18th, 2010
Time: 0900am – 1300pm
Venue: In The Heart of Kuala Lumpur
Mode of Transportation: LRT, Monorail
Organizer: Ministry of Tourism Malaysia F.T Kuala Lumpur
It was a last minute plan and after discussing about joining this treasure hunt with En Selangor, I called the organizer to confirmed our participant. This is the right time for us to take a glance towards heritage walks in Kuala Lumpur.
We arrived at Saloma Bistro very early in the morning for registration. We got a red KL Heritage Hunt T-Shirt, bandana and a sling bag each. After the briefing session, we took pictures together and went to our start point to start the hunt.
In the first task, one of us have to lastik a can from a 10 meter distance. We’re the TOP 2 for that task. I guess that was En Selangor’s first time holding a lastik. Seriously I didn’t know he was very good in melastik! Clapclap!
Our next clue need us to go to Little India, Brickfields. So we ran to the nearest LRT station, which is about half a kilometer from out start point. While waiting for the LRT, we could see other 3 couples arrived at the station.
In the LRT, on the way to Brickfields.
As we arrived at Brickfields, I could saw several couples already there, and I wonder how they managed to get there earlier than us and another 3 couples that led the hunt in the LRT. Hmm.. I guess they took the taxi to get there, and it’s totally wrong, because we only allowed to use LRT and monorail in completing this hunt. Hmm…
We’re given two options to complete our second task:
Option 1: Find a saree store in Little India. One of you need to wear a saree and get yourself photographed by the store manager.
Option 2: Find a ‘steel bird’ around the Little India.
We chose to do the first option, so we ran quickly to find the exact store. yeah, we manage to find the store in no time, but there’s misunderstood there and we have to run back to the check point to get a clear explanation about that. We got no other option, so we have to do the second option to complete the task in Brickfields. Blame the organizer because we wasted around 10 minutes for the first option for nothing!
The term of ‘steel bird’ also make all the participants confused. We found a pet shop at the end of the road, but we didn’t think that ‘steel bird’ was referring to that shop as there’s no such a ‘steel bird’ sold there. So we started to creatively think what was the ‘steel bird’ means. After 15minutes searching for clue of the ‘steel bird’ together with other participants, En Selangor accidently saw a small billboard of an Air Asia travel agent. Aeoroplane = Steel bird. That is very true, rite? So we took the details of that travel agent and ran back to the check point to confirmed the answer. Unfortunately, we were wrong!
We’re too tired to go back to the road to find the answer, so we waited for the other couple to present, we tried hard to see the pictures they took using their phone from behind. Guess what, we got the answer! Hahah! Ini memang tak aci. But, like we care? We’re unsatisfied with the correct answer actually as the ‘steel bird’ was referring to the pet shop we found at the end of the road. Steel bird and pet shop. Apa kaitan? Huh! Again, we blame the organizer for this bad situation. haih~
Next, we need to run to KL Sentral and our task sounds:
Find a pillar that wrapped with oldest advertisement on the NST newspaper. Find your answer and quickly go to the place that you wont say NO to confirm your answer.
The clue was very easy to understand. Find the answer and we need to run to the YES booth somewhere in the KL Sentral. To find the pillar wrapped with the old newspaper was not hard at all actually. But to find the answer nearly bring a big fight between me and En Selangor. Okay, this time I blame En Selangor for being so selfish not to hear my opinion first in finding the correct answer.
I said, we need to find and name the advertisement. But En Selangor strongly believed that the answer is about the contents of the news printed on the newspaper. So we ran to YES booth to confirmed our answer and guess what? That was not the correct answer for that task. As we ran back to the pillar, again I asked En Selangor to read again the clue and understand what they want actually. Again, he didn’t trust me. This time, he said we need to take note what year was that newspaper published. I was like, “Whatever!” and we ran back to the YES booth. Again, we’re wrong. Only after the second time been rejected with his answer, En Selangor agreed with my earlier words about the clue. And Alhamdulillah, after manage to list the advertisement advertise on the newspaper, we manage to move to our next task at the new place.
These are the three advertisement placed at the corner of the newspaper:
I guess we took around 40minutes to complete the task at KL Sentral. What a waste…
Our next clue brought us to Petaling Street and we’re given two option to complete the task there.
Muka tak puas hati sebab dah buang banyak masa di KL Sentral.
First option: Find a ‘Fruit Hotel’ nearby with the lowest room rates and come back to the checkpoint to confirm your answer.
Second option: Find a lot number for kedai makan bla bla bla.. (Sorry, I forgot the name of the restaurant)
We ran along the Petaling Street to find the answer without deciding which task we wanted to do. We look around to find the restaurant or the so-called ‘Fruit Hotel’. Alhamdulillah, 5 minutes later we found the restaurant so we joted down the lot number and ran back to the check point. It was correct and we got our next clue =)
The next task was we need to ran to Central Market for batik painting.That was the easiest task for me as we could find the exact batik shop easily and we took about 10minutes to completed the batik painting. (More like colouring to be exact).
Next, we’re given three photo puzzle to be solved regarding three historical building, Masjid Jamek, Cathedral of St Marry and Textile Museum. After completing the puzzles, we ran quickly to the check point at Masjid Jamek to get our next clue. This time, we need to take the Putra LRT to Kg Baru and we have to eat a bowl of bubur Lambuk served at Masjid Kg Baru. It took almost 30 minutes walk from the monorail station to the mosque. Can you imagine that?!! Phew~
At Masjed Jamek station, ready to go to our next check point. Spotted, another couple behind.
On our way to Masjid Kg Baru, we met another two couples also heading there. Stressed. Exhausted. Fell threatened. Hahah! We arrived there and saw another two couples already there and they’re about to complete their task there. So, that is how we had our lunch on that very day. Bubur lambuk. Tehehe.
We ran back to monorail station after getting our next clue, which we need to go to KLCC and that was our last check point before heading back to where we started. We took the LRT to KLCC and straightly headed to Petronas Gallery to do our last task. We’re given a name list of painting in the gallery and we need to find out some details about that paintings. Finished with that task, we headed down from level three and on our way back, we met a couple who also wanted to back to the last check point, which is Saloma Bistro. So we took a cab (Okay, this time ktorang pulak naek cab ;p) with them.
Our tired+exhausted face in the cab on our way to the pit stop.
We expect we’re qualified for Top 10 out of 20 couples. Unfortunately, we finished with 11th place.Not bad la kan for us yang first timer ni? ;p
Sampai-sampai je, haruslah cari air dan terus duduk berehat kan? Hehehe
Posing dengan batik hasil
cantingan contengan kami ;p
We made new friends =)
Before heading home, sempat lagi posing-posing and shopping-shopping =)
We really enjoyed this hunt. It was priceless since that was our first time joining treasure hunting. Hope after this, we can actively involve in this kind of activities =)
heyAwak: Who knows one day we got the opportunity to participate in Amazing Race Asia pulok kan? Ceewah~