HOW TO ENJOY KL IN A DAY
Here are the stuff on how you can enjoy your stay in KL.
* For Hotel, I suggest pick a hotel around bukit bintang area.. one of the best place in KL and very convenient with all transportation. I stayed @ Bintang Warisan.
* If you want to experience real food, from Bukit Bintang, take a short walk to Jalan Alor for hawker foods. I spend only RM18 per meal for three person.
*On your first day, Go first to KL Tower (Morning), where theres not much of a people, great place, nice view for only RM20.
*After KL Tower, take a short walk or a cab (RM5) to SURIA LCC then take pictures @ Petronas TOWER. For me, its okay not to go up to Petronas as it only goes to the half of the building unlike KL Tower, it brings better view of KL. Dont forget to take a look of KLCC's garden.
*After KLCC, take a putra train to Masjid Jamek where you could see a lot of places like Masjid Jamek, Merdeka Square and so many historical and fabulous places. From here you can have a short walk to the National Mosque., Dont forget to go to National History Museum, its only free and you can get a better view of Merdeka Square.
*From Merdeka, have a short walk to Pasar Seni where central market and china town is located. For shopping, do it @ Petaling or Chinatown as the price for bags range only below RM50. Try to do bargain w/ smile.
*Eating out @ Petaling area since its cheap and also very delicious chinese food.
*Try to use LRT and Monorail as the rate is very cheap only gives you maximum rate of RM3.90
*Souveneir I would suggest you buy @ Central Market and Petaling.
* If you have more days free for your vacation in KL, try to go to sunway lagoon for only RM39, you can get both dry and wet parks. From KL take Putra train to Kelana Jaya(RM3.90) then take a cab for less than RM10 to the park.
* For taxi, make sure its done by meter. There are lots of TAXI in KL so its okay to get a try on another cab. I miss KL because my friends are there. People here in KL are very nice and they always smile. I see the comparison when I went to other asian city on the same trip. Malaysians are friendly. I miss the Food, dont forget to try NASI LEMAK (Chicken with egg and peanut sidings with sambal sauce) and also NASI Goreng. You can find this food @ Jalan ALor and all restaurant in KL. I will be back in KL by August because I feel @ home also when I am in KL.
Batu Caves during Thaipusam...
Batu Caves during Thaipusam festival (Jan/Feb) and Ampang during God of the Ninth Emperor festival (Oct).
It is a unique cultural experience that you'll never forget irregardless of your background or race. These festivals will actually stimulate all your five senses - sight of the colourful celebration, smell of the burning incense, sound of the neverending chant and drum and so on. It's definitely an opportunity not to missed if you are here at the right time......you can even forget all the other usual tourist spots. Definitely THE FOOD - expect a wide variety of food ranging from the hot and spicy to sweet and tangy.
Mamak stalls (of Indian Muslim variety) is availble 24 hours a day along the roadside - some decent ones are hygenic enough to be given a try. Normally serve 'roti canai' (Indian version of bread) with some thick bean sauce, 'nasi lemak' (coconut mikl rice with some hot and spicy condiment) and the famous 'teh tarik' (tea served with milk and PULLED).
Hartamas Square, Restaurant & Bars
since u'll be touching down on 17/5 and u r from the UK... i'm sure u wanna plan and heading to the bars to watch the UCL final between Man Utd & Chelsea on 21/5... Malaysians are crazy about football and u could easily find great places/bars for watching live football... i would recommend Hartams Aquare... an outdoor eatery place where u can enjoy the beers and giant screen... great atmosphere too... err.. would like to go with u... btw i'm a fan of liverpool...hence i'll rather sleep :P
location map of Hartamas Square: http://mapdoo.com/?id=aab126571
Eating at the roadside is part of the Muddy Estuarine's culture. This way of eating began long time ago and still prosper. This eating culture is without doubt belong to General Tip as it is so common in this city. The way of these eating is to look for big shady trees at small alleys behind big modern buildings. Customers only have to sit down and show them ONE in gesture to the stall owner you like. Foods will be ready for you in minutes, very tasty for sure. You should try it.
Religious service / Sri Mahamariamman Temple
There is beautiful Hindu temple near the market. It was Friday, so I luckily saw their religious service. A young person from Australia asked about the rite to one of temple members. But unfortunately he could not understand what he heard. The service itself was very simple.
The priest appeared with holy incense and holy water. He walked among believers. Then, believers caught smoke from incense and water by their hands and put it on their heads. They walked around the temple precincts all together. It finished before long.