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First Time KL - Any advice for first time KL visitor !!

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First Time KL - Any advice for first time KL visitor !!

HI All

Will be travelling to KL late September and staying three nights. I have very little knowledge of KL so am looking for suggestions of what area of KL to stay. Want to be close to shopping and attractions, restaurants etc....from there I can hopefully choose a hotel but would welcome any suggestions if you have them.

Thanks

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1. Re: First Time KL - Any advice for first time KL visitor !!

Bukit Bintang's your best bet .... malls, restaurants, food courts. Depending on budget, there's Westin, J W Marriot, Park Royal .... see reviews.

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2. Re: First Time KL - Any advice for first time KL visitor !!

Hi

Love from whence you come from, one of my fav' places on the central coast!

Totally agree that Bukit Bintang is the best place, so many malls, so many shops, so many places to eat, many bars, and just a short walk (using the a/c covered walk way to KLCC and the PETRONAS Towers). Many travel agents suggest Traders, but if you are new to Kuala Lumpur it would not be my hotel of choice.

You can see the whole city using Bukit Bintang as your base.

Know what your budget and there are some good hotels. If the nice 5* suggestions of Jules are too expensive, the Park Royal is also well priced and popular and in an excellent position.

[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 the Kuala Lumpur forum page --->>>>. Everyone forgets or misses the Top or Frequently Asked Questions/FAQs [especially if using smart phones], which are packed with lots of really great information about lots of really useful information!! If you are accessing TA via the smart phone app’ you won’t see the FAQs in the normal app view on your phone, so suggest that you view the app it as full site mode / desk top view; or just use a laptop or pc to enjoy the information that has been collected. The Top Questions / FAQs ] but FAQ KL Popular Sights and perhaps FAQ KL Day Trips / FAQ Elephant Sanctuary / FAQ Fire flies are worth reading.

Also look at the green banner at the top of this page and check out the ‘Travel Guide’ / ‘Inside Guides’ [in the MORE tab] and ‘Things To Do’ which list lots of pointers of what to see and where to go as well as other information like restaurants, and Hotels.

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/… and the bar / restaurants at Marinis 57 http://www.marinis57.com/bar.php

A short walk along Jalan Ampang (or from KLCC to Dang Wangi station) is 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 is a 15min walk using the covered a/c walk way from Suria KLCC / KL Convention Centre directly to beside the Pavillion Mall or 20 min walk from the base of KL Menara, or a 5min ride on the monorail from , there are Bukit Nanas. There are around 10malls in and around Bukit Bintang including Pavillion, Sungei Wang, Fahrenheit 88, Berjaya Times Square and so much other shopping and eating with + Jalan Alor / Changkat Bukit Bintang just around the corner[evening eating, bars and entertainment],

from where you can always walk or monorail to . .

Chinatown / Petaling Street Market [shopping, sights, food, walking tours and the ever popular night market], from there you can walk to Central Market [which sells many popular tourist trinkets and some good food] and is a short walking distance to Merdaka Square [historical sights].

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 by monorail and then 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 -->> ]

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!

tourism.gov.my/en/…E-Brochures 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

There is a new ‘free’ bus doing the sights spad.gov.my/sites/…gokl_dec2012.png or malaysiafreebies.com/go-kl-city-bus-free-tra… and they do have a facebook if you search GO KL (Kuala Lumpur City Bus)

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/lrt-monorail 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 .

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

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3. Re: First Time KL - Any advice for first time KL visitor !!

Yes- a lot of visitors tend to stay in bukit bintang purely because u will be in the hub of everything, also dependin which hotel u choose u will be close to the monorail- hotels well located in this area are: grand millennium, westin, marriott and parkroyal.

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4. Re: First Time KL - Any advice for first time KL visitor !!

Very helpful indeed:-)

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5. Re: First Time KL - Any advice for first time KL visitor !!

Very helpful indeed! :-)

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6. Re: First Time KL - Any advice for first time KL visitor !!

For the first time visitors to Kuala Lumpur, Hop-on-hop-off bus is worth a trip as a familiarization of Kuala Lumpur city.

room-4u.com/kl-hop-on-hop-off-city-tour/

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7. Re: First Time KL - Any advice for first time KL visitor !!

Crikey, this is an old post!

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