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My First time in KL, help please

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My First time in KL, help please

Hello

I plan to visit KL in late August, before heading to Australia. This is my first time, traveling solo.

I am looking for central/budget hotel to stay near everything, 150 MYR/night ($50).

Day trip from KL.

Is the Cameron Highlands always green like we see in pictures ?

Which other location do you recomand to visit 3/4 days.

Merci

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1. Re: My First time in KL, help please

Bonjour

Your buget is limited, why not see what fits the bill via hotelscombined.com, and then come back with a shortlist.

Bukit Bintang is the better place to stay, but cheaper hotels in Chinatown.

Cameron Highlands is 4 hours drive away, and with only 3-4 days, that is one really long day out of a very short stay. You have equally beautiful scenery at home, and the city is always green!

You can easily fill your 3/4 days without out leaving the city!

[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 phone / tablets / tablets], which are packed with lots of really great information about lots of really useful information!! If you are accessing TA via the smart phone / tablet 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’ [in the MORE tab] and ‘Things To Do’ tab [ tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g293951-Activi… ] which list lots of pointers of what to see and where to go as well as other information like restaurants, and Hotels tripadvisor.co.uk/Tourism-g298569-Wilayah_Pe… .

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 look at them from KLCC park where you can also watch the Lake Symphony’s dancing fountains which ‘perform’ daily from 12noon to 2pm, and then again from 6pm to 11pm, or 10am to midnight at the weekend; or head up to the Traders hotel for the view or a drink and snack (need to book in the evening) 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 Pavilion 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 Pavilion, Sungei Wang, Fahrenheit 88, Lot 10, Times Square, Starhill Gallery and so much other shopping and eating with Jalan Alor / Changkat Bukit Bintang just around the corner [evening eating street no to be missed, 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 at around 20myr each way, 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

Perdana Botanical Garden / Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park / Lake Gardens [not far from KL Sentral station] http://www.klbotanicalgarden.gov.my/index.php - Bird park [don’t expect anything like the one in Singapore] / Butterfly Park / 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) http://www.matic.gov.my/ is between the Petronas Towers and the KL Menara {Tower} on Jalan Ampang, useful stop for information, food, coffee, ATM, tours etc. It is also on the Hop on Hop off bus route http://www.myhoponhopoff.com/ and the base of Saloma Cultural Theatre Restaurant 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 www.tourism.gov.my/en/PDF-Viewer… Lumpur Malaysia's Dazzling Capital City&language=English [cut and paste if links do not work]

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

There is a ‘free’ bus doing the sights spad.gov.my/sites/…gokl_dec2012.png spad.gov.my/news-events/announcements/2012/g… 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… are also worth having a read of.

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

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2. Re: My First time in KL, help please

Hi,

150MYR is more than enough already. u can stay at good hotels with breakfast. There is a lot at Bukit Bintang area.

Cameron Highlands is green in few areas because a lot of development on going. There is a jungle tracking also to find the largest flower Rafflesia .

3/4 - days u can do a lot. for a day trip

KL City Tour

Melacca Tour - if u like history

Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

u can find a trip package from this website www.kltaxitour.com

i hope it will help u ..

have a nice trip.

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3. Re: My First time in KL, help please

Many hotels around your price in BB but would only be more budget type hotels. TM suggestion is good. You can also filter the TA reviewed hotels based on price.

Tommo

Edited: 27 April 2014, 03:56
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