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How much money will we need 10 days in Kuala lumpur

Hi we are taking our 17 and 13 year olds to Kuala Lumpur in April 2013. Its our first time overseas. We would like to stay close to the city ( this is really hard finding appropiate accommodation) How much money per day should we allow? I am finding it hard to work this out, and am finding it frightening trying to plan our first trip. We would like to see Batu caves, elephants rides, mosque and anything else you think is worth a look. Shopping is also on the list.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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1. Re: How much money will we need 10 days in Kuala lumpur

10 days in KL is rather a long stay. Have you considered also going to Penang or Langkawi for a few days.

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2. Re: How much money will we need 10 days in Kuala lumpur

Dont stay close to the city when you can stay in the city. You have not told us what sort of accomodation you are looking for. Stay in Bukit Bintang, the heart of the tourists attractions. A budget room is about Myr 100, 3 star - 5 star about Myr 200 - Myr 500.

The public transportation is pretty good with its monorail, metro, taxis snd buses. Damn cheap compared with Aussie standard.

For day trips, allow something like Myr 250 per person.

Shopping will depend on your shopping list which is not detailed out. Cant really help.

Yes, 10 days in KL is too long. Agree with raw.

Edited: 16 September 2012, 23:42
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3. Re: How much money will we need 10 days in Kuala lumpur

I have said I am travelling with a 17 & 13 yr olds (boys) so accomodation suitable for all of us together. Must be clean and enough room to relax given we are there for 10days. Shopping for clothes, shoes anything really. Ok so 10 days is too long? Could you give me more info on other places to also visit e.g how to get there from KL and how long it will take to get there and any other info. Thanks

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4. Re: How much money will we need 10 days in Kuala lumpur

Selina B do you have a budget in mind?

Your question about how much money will be needed is really too open because it all depends on the style of your travel. If you're after luxury 5-star accommodation it will be quite different from 3-star hotels.

How many activities do you want to do? What sort of dining experience (local, western, fine dining) are you after? All these impact the money needed.

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5. Re: How much money will we need 10 days in Kuala lumpur

Selina you might also like to check out other 'holiday letting' apartments, rather than hotels. There are links in the 'reviews' section, or you could try something like airbnb or housetrip (hope thats okay to put those names in?) You should be able to find plenty of hotels with 2brm (king/queen + single, single)

Also try Wotif - their dates don't go up to April quite yet (March 2013) but it will give you an idea of rates. ie.e Nomad Sucasa 2brm (KSS) room only RM359!!

There are plenty of bargain to be had if you take the time to google. I'm also planning a trip for 4 adults next May and have slashed our 'pre arranged tour' price from $1800 (AU) to $600AU for an extra 5 nights! Stay away from tour groups, google, google, google (and search here on TA) and you'll find its very easy to have a great holiday for a budget price.

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6. Re: How much money will we need 10 days in Kuala lumpur

Selina, take a look at Air Asia and Firefly websites.

The sooner you book, the cheaper the flights.

At Pantai Cenang, Langkawi you can really strip the budget down if you need to. Clean chalet accomodation can be found from just rm35 per night.

To give you an idea of how little you can spend:

Our budget for 2 adults in December will be approx.

rm 70 per day for air con, ensuite room with TV etc

rm 10 per day breakfast - Tea. toast, eggs for me : Roti Cenai for Husband

rm 20 per day lunch inc soft drink

rm 40 per day for lunch inc soft drink

Somedays we spend more, some days less.

We buy our alcohol from duty free

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7. Re: How much money will we need 10 days in Kuala lumpur

I am not too fussy about accomodation, as long as it has enough room for us all to sit and watch a bit of tv (later in the night of course) must be clean and maybe a pool or something. As I said in my first post we would like to visit Batu Caves, Elephant sanctuary, and maybe fireflies. I would like to do shopping for all of us, mainly clothes and shoes. Thanks so much for your help everyone. With the above in mind how long do you suggest we stay in KL? Then we could (fly??) to Langkawi for ??????.

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8. Re: How much money will we need 10 days in Kuala lumpur

I'd allow 4 days for KL.

Clothes shopping wise KLCC will probably suffice, there are a couple of big department stores there as well as a M&S.

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9. Re: How much money will we need 10 days in Kuala lumpur

Selina,

Langkawi might be of interest to you. It has eco-tourism, cable car/sky bridge, nice beaches + watersports, active night life, cheap beers, etc.

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10. Re: How much money will we need 10 days in Kuala lumpur

Hi

4-5 days in Kuala Lumpur then the rest in Langakwi.

You can't not underestimate the money you need. Whilst Rawtalent has really kindly shown how cheaply you can live, and a couple can (we could but we do like to enjoy our holiday) but you have the lead weight of 2 teenagers (or the un-entertainable as I call them and I had 5, and the grand children are slowly getting to that age), which are a drain on any purse. You must be really realistic and allow AU$150+ a day plus accomodation plus airfares etc.

There are lots of rental appartments and hotels with family rooms, there are also some really good B&Bs like Galloway Sarang (although no pool). You will need to allow a decent budget to get the room / the pool / the space!

Suria KLCC is an average mall and like many modern malls could be anywhere in the world, we prefer the Pavillion [similar to Suria KLCC] and Sungei Wang. Sungei Wang has the sort of shops that most un-entertainable folks will love, and lots of shops full of clothes, and SHOES!!!!!

[please forgive my cut and paste] What we normally suggest as the best thing is to read the FAQs about Kuala Lumpur [on the right of this page] --->>>> [Same applies to the Langakwi forum], but FAQ KL Popular Sights and perhaps FAQ KL Day Trips / FAQ Elephant Sanctuary / FAQ Fire flies are worth reading. What to see and do is very much a personal choice, but as a very simple guide the most popular sights for a 2-4 day stay are normally:

Petronas Towers - tours http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my/ or from KLCC park or have drink at Skybar in Traders hotel for the view

shangri-la.com/en/…skybar

KL Menara [Tower] – views from observation deck http://menarakl.com.my/index.cfm or afternoon tea / dinner buffet http://www.kltower.com.my/index.cfm?sc=dining or http://www.atmosphere360.com.my/

Bukit Bintang [so much shopping and eating] + Jalan Alor / Changkat Bukit Bintang [evening eating, bars and entertainment],

from where you can always walk or monorail to . .

Chinatown / Petaling Street Market and Central Market [shopping, sights, food, walking tours and night market],

and is walking distance to . . . . . .

Merdaka Square [historical sights]

and then walk on to Little India [sights and some shopping]

Batu Caves is just out of town and on the public transport routing. The easiest way to get to Batu Caves is probably a taxi or by monorail/KTM train. Batu Caves station on the Sentul / Klang KTM line, If you find nearest station to your starting point, then find Batu Caves , http://www.myrapid.com.my/rail/routes www.myrapid.com.my/tickets-fares/monorail http://www.myrapid.com.my/tickets-fares/lrt This combines really well as the start of a trip to go to the fireflies.

Lake Gardens - Bird park [don’t expect anything like the one in Singapore] / Orchid Garden / National Mosque / Islamic Art Museum / Carcosa Seri Negara for Afternoon Tea; Segway http://segkl.com/ are all easy to get to 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

If you fancy a bit of time out look at a trip to Forest Reserve Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) http://www.frim.gov.my/?page_id=543, a very interesting food tour http://www.foodtourmalaysia.com/ , Lazat Cookery course http://www.malaysia-klcookingclass.com/ or http://www.simplyenak.com/, see some local country side with http://openskyunlimited.com/v1.0/ or maybe the Elephant Sanctuary [a full day out], Fireflies at Selangor [most trips start at Batu Caves and then head to the Fireflies], day trip to Malacca to see the heritage buildings [see FAQs -->> ] Hire a driver for the day, and FAQs Drivers +++ feedback is a good starting point.

tourism.gov.my/intl_en/… (some really good guides which include some excellent maps, especially the Kuala Lumpur and Shopping brochures!)

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/

http://mappery.com/Kuala-Lumpur-Tourist-Map a half decent map is a must when planning!

http://www.tourism.gov.my/intl_en/ebrochure has some great leaflets, and the Kuala Lumpur brochure has a really useful map, as do the shopping brochures.

tourism.gov.my/intl_en/places/state_list/kl

virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Malaysia/Wila… …malaysia-asia.my/2011/09/12-free-things-to-… and tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel_Guide-g298570-Kuala…

The monorail and train is a really easy and cheap way to get about and many stops are near the popular sights or connections to the trains or buses http://www.myrapid.com.my/rail/routes www.myrapid.com.my/tickets-fares/monorail http://www.myrapid.com.my/tickets-fares/lrt http://www.myrapid.com.my/bus/map http://www.myrapid.com.my/tickets-fares/bus .

For what is going on then KL Time out is a good start . . . http://www.timeoutkl.com/

Langakwi is very relaxing and laid back. Not a whole heap to see and do, but it is a nice place to chill out after Kuala Lumpur!

Have fun and happy planning!