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Best of Kuala Lumpur in 2 days.

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Best of Kuala Lumpur in 2 days.

Hello Friends,

My wife and I will be arriving in Kuala Lumpur (1st week of Oct-2011). We are reaching KL at 5am and we have next connecting flight from KL on next day at 8pm.

We haven't really do not have CS experience in staying with local CS yet. But this time hope we can find host for us :)

I would like to know your comments on below pts

1. What are things to do...must watch attractions in KL considering the time limit we have. We are more into taking photographs and just hanging out to see the places, enjoy nature ,culture, food etc.

2. If we are unable to find CS host, which particular hotel do you recommend to stay in? How much would be cost? do they offer Airport pickup-drop?

3. Anything special we should shop/buy from KL?

Appreciate if you can explain in details.


James and Jenny

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1. Re: Best of Kuala Lumpur in 2 days.

By CS you mean couch-surfing?

Things to do are all listed in the FAQ KL Popular Sights to the right of this page.

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2. Re: Best of Kuala Lumpur in 2 days.

We have recently returned from KL after having 12 days in Bali. We also only had 2 days. And it was our first visit. We stayed at the Federal Hotel in KL. Great place to stay and seemed very central to many places. Short taxi ride to Chinatown, and Central Market. Walking distance to Times Square, a huge shopping mall with Amusement park (roller coasters etc) inside it.

We walked to the Kuala Lumpur Tower about 15mins, great place to visit. Also caught taxi to Batu Caves (about 30 mins) this was also. Many steps to climb to caves tho. Thank goodness it had rained and the weather cooled down. Previous day was so hot. Plenty do do at all times of day and night it seems. Lots to talke pics of at all hours. We ate at the Outback an Aussie themed restaurant in the Low yat Plaza just a few minutes walk from Federal Hotel. Good evening meal. One night at at street vendor up the road from Federal. Federal Hotel organised transport from KLIA. As there wer 4 of us and loads of luggage including a 6'6" wooden giraffe, we paid for a minivan. But apparently it is cheap to get high speed train. Taxis aren't very expensive, so might be worth seeing what your hotel can organise. Enjoy your time. We are keen to go again.

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3. Re: Best of Kuala Lumpur in 2 days.


Not sure what CS is? Care to expand please . . .

As questions similar to yours get asked reguarly we have set up some FAQs, if you look in the right panel part of the this screen

-----> -----> -----> ----->

you will find the Top questions about KUALA LUMPUR and the FAQs which can give a lot of the information you will need to answer your questions [and probably a bit more], in particular the following.

 FAQ Airport transfer costs

 FAQ Airport Transfer Options

 FAQ Immigration delays

 FAQ Elephant Santuary

 FAQ Fireflies at Selangor

 FAQ KL Day trips

 FAQ KL Hotels

 FAQ KL Popular sights

 FAQ KL Sights Monorail / LRT

 FAQ KL Tour/transfer Drivers

 FAQ KL Where & What to eat

 FAQ Petronas view hotels

 FAQ Traders Skybar

 FAQ Trips outside KL

What is a must see is a very personal choice, but the best thing is to read the FAQ KL Popular Sights ---------> but as a very simple guide the most popular sights for a 2-4 day stay are normally:

~ Petronas Towers - tours petronastwintowers.com.my/internet/… or from KLCC park or have drink at Skybar in Traders hotel for the view


~ KL Menara [Tower] – views from observation deck http://menarakl.com.my/index.cfm or afternoon tea / dinner buffet serimelayu.com/restaurants/…index.html

~ Bukit Bintang [so much shopping and eating, plus a small theme park] + Jalan Alor [evening eating], from where you can walk to . .

~ Chinatown / Petaling Street Market and Central Market [shopping, sights, walking tours], which is near to . . .

. . . Merdaka Square / perhaps Little India [sights and some shopping]

~ Batu Caves is just out of town and on the public transport routing. The eaisest way to get to Batu Caves is by monorail/KTM train. Batu Caves station on the Sentul / Klang KTM line, If you find nearest station to your starting point. On the first map link it the stations are shown up to Sentrul, but the line has been extended, and that is shown on the second link . . . malaysiaexpat.com/resources/…transit_map.pdf en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentul-Port_Klang_Route

~ Lake Gardens - Bird park / Orchid Garden / National Mosque / Islamic Art Museum / Carcosa Seri Negara for AfternoonTea are easy and just a taxi from KL Sentral Station

~ Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre is a 20mins taxi ride out of town or Putra line to Wangsa Maju station, http://visitorcentre.royalselangor.com/vc/.

~ Craft Complex, Jalan Conlay is not far from Bukit Bintang, and Jadi Batik Gallery is near the Craft Complex. http://malaysiancraft.com/index.cfm

~ Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) is between the Petronas Towers and the KL Menara {Tower} on Jalan Ampang, useful stop for information, is on the Hop on Hop off bus route http://www.myhoponhopoff.com/ and the base of Saloma Cultural Theatre Restaurant http://www.mtc.gov.my/eng/ABOUTUS/intro.html http://www.saloma.com.my/ http://visit-to-kl.com/

~ tourism.gov.my/corporate/images/Maps%20of%20… [cut and paste this into you bowser if the link does not work]

~ www.tourism.gov.my/ebrochures/launch.php… (really good guide and includes a map)

~ virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Malaysia/Wila…

~ The monorail and train is a really easy and cheap way to get about malaysiaexpat.com/resources/…transit_map.pdf and www.klmonorail.com.my/web/guest/stations [a very good interactive website of what tourist sights are near monorail stations]

The train is not much cheaper than a taxi, especially if there is more than 1 of you and dependant on what terminal you are arriving into KUL at. Hotel cars are normally 2-4x the cost of a taxi. We always take the taxi - quickest and most convenient way. 70myr for a compact budget taxi and 102myr for a roomier premier taxi. Not forgetting that if you travel betrween midnight and 6am there is a 50% surcharge and taxis are just about the only decent form of transport at that time of night.

Anything special we should shop/buy from KL? Well depends on what you want to buy as you can get anything and everything from the cheapest replica to the most expensive real macoy, some say electronics are cheap but we don't find that so. Perfume is tax free!!

Have fun!

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