When planning our trip to KL I used this Travel Forum extensively. I found it very helpful and informative and one of the things I liked most were other peoples JBRs. I was going to write a blow by blow description of our trip but have decide to just include places we visited, places we ate and our impressions of KL.
We recently spent 7 nights in KL and loved every minute of it. We flew Air Asia, and I must say we were pleasantly surprised; I prebooked food, luggage, our seats and entertainment units. Our seats were very good, food fine, flight crew very friendly and flights on time,very smooth and uneventful, just the way I like it. We even arrive back in Melbourne 50 minutes early.
LCCT was very chaotic but we survived and it served its purpose. Bought a taxi voucher for Premier Taxi and headed for our hotel. The traffic flowed well until we reached KL Central and hit a bit of traffic but not too bad for an early Friday evening.
We stayed at the Parkroyal Service Suites and would highly recommend, the location is great and the apartment was spotless and staff very helpful and friendly.
Places we visited: Petronas Towers, although a little smoky due to fires in Indonesia I would say this is a must do when in KL. We received a 50% discount as we are seniors but would still have been worth it if we had paid full price. My husband hates heights but he still enjoyed it. We also saw the light show at the water fountains is was excellent.
Eat, Love Pray tour with Be Tourist. Loved this tour, Leng lead the tour and she was fantastic. We walked to Central Market from our hotel and being 8am Saturday morning it was a very pleasant walk. Found Be tourist easily and even had time for a coffee before our tour.
Istana Negara on Jalan Istana, this is the old Royal Palace not the new one. We took the monorail to Tun Sanbathum and walked there by crossing the main road via the overhead bridge and headed up the little (steep) stairs next to the school. The track leads to the back of the old palace then you follow the fence to the main gate, I think the only other way to get there is by taxi. It costs 10myr to enter and no photos are allowed, don't miss this site, it’s really worth it.
Booked our Malacca Tour with Anuar, thanks to recommendations from this Forum. Anuar was the perfect guide. He was punctual, entertaining, informative, a good driver and a lovely guy. This was a long day (stopped at Putrjaya on the way back to KL), but very enjoyable.
Islamic Arts Museum, got last walking the from the LRT but with some help eventually found the museum. Very impressive building and displays.
Places we ate:
Pavilion food court: clean, modern, busy, loved the food
Lot 10 Hutong: chaotic, crowded, confusing. Food good
Din Tai Fung Pavilion: great yum cha
Sungei Wang Plaze: went to the food court on the 6th floor but is was very crowded. Saw signs for a new food court on the 3rd floor so we ate there. Very nice cheap food, good variety.
Wong Ah Wah Jalan Alor: Pleasantly surprised with Jalan Alor after reading lots of adverse reviews. It was busy with lots of locals eating there. The food was delicious and compared with some other foodie streets in Asia did not find it as dirty as some reviews stated. Wong Ah Wah is a very busy place so therefore the food is freshly cooked and their chicken wings are to die for.
Madam Kwan KLCC Surie Mall: Very busy, had to wait about 15 minutes to get a table. Food enjoyable and reasonably price for location.
Restoran Nagasari Curry House: had breakfast here about 3 times, very nice Roti Canai
Imbi Market: walked here one morning to try Sister Popiah but unfortunately they were closed for a week, bad timing. We ate from another stall, not sure what we ate but it was very nice. Lots of locals stop to eat here on their way to work.
Didn’t do too much shopping, bought supplies from the chemist, souvenirs for the family and some polo shirts for hubby.
We did a lot of walking whilst in KL and needless to say we got lost a lot. The roads twist and turn and if not careful you can become completely disoriented. As my hubby says “it isn’t a good holiday if we haven’t gotten lost at least once.”
The monorail and LRT are very good and easy to use, we also found the covered walkway to KLCC very handy and used it a number of times.
Most of our days were spent sightseeing in the morning, lunch then a few hours at the pool then eating and shopping during the evening. There are still some places in KL we did not get to visit but we will be back again soon.
I would like to thank all of you for information and advice you freely impart. I have found this Forum to be very helpful and very tolerant when some of us ask stupid question.