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Malayasia - KL

Early next year I will be visiting my daughter in Australia. On way I plan to stop in KL for 3 days. People who have traveled or have knowledge are requested to let me know what all I should see in and arround KL. I am not keen on shopping but would love to visit the old traditional markets in Kl. Foodies you are also requested to give me " don't miss" stuff.

Many thanks in advance.

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Hi tejiraj

Firstly Welcome to Australia in advance. I hope and am sure that you will have a happy stay here. In regard to KL, there is so much to do. Food is everywhere depending on what your tastebuds want. Some of our favourites are Lot 10 and The Pavilion food courts. Also for a special treat we like The Lemon Garden Cafe for a great buffet dinner. The main market for tourists in KL is Petaling St , but there are other more local markets around. Check out the FAQs on the right hand side of this page for some ideas. Happy travels.

Sean

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Thanks

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Hi

You won't find a huge amount of the Old Kuala Lumpur anymore, but chinatown has some nice bits, including the nightly night market in Petaling street, but it is worth visiting Chinatown earlier in the day.

Similarly, Kuala Lumpur isn't really the best place for hawkers food, and not a patch on Penang, but from Bukit Bintang head for Alor Jalan a very short walk from BB Plaza, which turns into a hawkers street at night and there is not much they don't sell. Turn at the KFC into Changkat Bukit Bintang, and then turn into Jalan Alor. Jalan Alor is a long street, so don’t stop at the first place you come to (although the restaurant on the corner of Jalan Alor and Changkat Bukit Bintang is very nice). At night the street slowly closes off as more and more tables are moved into the road, right thorough to 4am!

Whilst you don't like shopping, the malls have some fabulous food courts, There are some great places to eat, from cheap and cheerful to Gucci mega bucks.

Restaurants in the Starhill Mall, a couple are 'rated' some of the best in Malaysia like MY Thai Jim Thompson, Enak and Gonbei or Shook, plus there are some really nice restaurants at the Pavilion Mall including the popular Madam Kwan and several very nice Chinese restaurants, which is just opposite Starhill, and Lot10 as a hawkers style foodcourt, all on Bukit Bintang.

Look at their website for a guide

http://www.starhillgallery.com/

http://www.pavilion-kl.com/content/index.php

http://www.lot10.com.my/

The Suria KLCC Mall also has some great restaurants

http://www.suriaklcc.com.my/

Also another popular place is Hakka, 6 Jalan Kia Peng (90 Raja Chulan), Kuala Lumpur (+60) 3 2143 1908 located in an old building behind the Pavilion Mall and opposite Novotel Hydro Majestic Hotel.

[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] --->>>> 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 but you can get there r 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

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, Fireflies at Selangor, day trip to Malacca to see the heritage buildings [see FAQs -->> ]

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/

Have fun!

Edited: 14 November 2012, 07:06
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Thanks a lot for the info

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Travelling Mitch , what a legend you are, wish I'd had all this info before I went, though I do recall you also helping me with some queries. All that info in one article is fantastic for future travellers

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I am humbled, thank you!

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Good on Ya Mitch !

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