December 02, 2014
After returning from Batu Caves, Nasir suggested we stay in Sentral Station food court for lunch. Mike and I love cheap, every day food, so it was perfect choice!
We wandered around the small cafeteria trying to make up our minds but eventually settled on Nasi Ayam, also known as chicken rice. Rice was super fragrant having been cooked in chicken broth with succulent, melt in your mouth roasted chicken.
Other dishes at our table included rice with a selection of curries.
Now for some most exciting news! We had been waiting days for the results of our final exams, aka OSCEs that you can read about HERE. Our graduation was contingent on passing these clinical exams and although we were enjoying ourselves traveling, we didn’t fail to check for the release of our marks a few times a day.
There happened to be free wifi at Sentral Station Food Court and Mike checked his Facebook only to see his newsfeed flooded with updates from our friends saying they had passed medical school. That only meant one thing: OSCE results had been released! I still vividly remember Michael holding his tray of chicken rice with one hand and trying to log onto Blackboard with the other hand, shuffling at a snails pace to our table and hoping he wouldn’t lose his internet connection.
My mom and I waited with bated breath until he finally proclaimed, “I passed!” After quick congratulations, I immediately grabbed the phone to check my results.
And we both had passed! We were officially doctors! Well, not really I guess until we graduate, but we did it! We had successfully completed medical school! For the first time since starting our trip, we were finally and completely carefree, woo hoo!
The (terrible quality) photo Michael posted to his Instagram with the caption, “Officially done med school! Celebrating with some Chicken Rice in Malaysia of course!”
For the rest of the day, we enjoyed ourselves walking around KL and taking in some of the sights.
Environmentally friendly Christmas trees!
Love the palm trees lining the roads
Monorail, monorail! Can always find some sort of new development going on
Petronas Twin Towers in the distance. “According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)’s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world replacing the World Trade Center in New York. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.”
We decided not to pay RM 80 ($26 CAD) just to walk the Skybridge and visit the Observation Deck, but you could if you wanted!
Walked through the peaceful KLCC Park towards Lake Symphony which faces the Suria KLCC Mall. Gigantic Christmas tree out front with lots of passersby taking photos or sitting down by the water and enjoying the scenery.
Suria Mall with Petronas Twin Towers in the distance
Looking out at Lake Symphony, waiting for night fall to watch the light and water show…
After a few teases, the Suria KLCC Lake Symphony Light and Sound Show eventually started! Loud music with whimsical light and water dancing – not bad!
Towers light up so nicely at night!
We were having so much fun enjoying the views that we didn’t realize it was getting late and we were hungry!
Perhaps not the most authentic Malaysian food we could’ve chosen, but this double decker at Pizza Hut (although not nearly as good looking as the menu photo) was pretty darn tasty!
Long day! We headed back to the hotel after dinner and called it a night. Adventures ahead tomorrow!