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Favorite thing: there is a huge network of Interconnected Roadways, tollways and Highways in Kuala Lumpur to other areas of malaysia and they are wide, clean and efficient so that driving in malaysia is a pleasant esperience and even if you are riding a van or bus, you cannot fail to see that the roadways are really sights to behold here and the Malaysian Highway system especially in the peninsular malaysia area is one of the most developed network in the whole of south east asia hence travel time to and from Kuala Lumpur is faster than in other areas of the region.
Fondest memory: the very efficient and cheap tollways and highways of the Peninsular Malaysia.
Written May 11, 2011
Favorite thing: Again a word of caution, if your are not the type who wants pass on charges on withdrawing money through international Automated Machines and rather use your credit cards to save on withdrawal fees, then just use your credit cards ok. Like in major cities, the ATM's here are mostly affiliated to international consortiums like Plus or Discover or Cirrus. Again a caveat, when you withdraw money via atms, there are 2 pass on charges (the first is by your local bank in your country and the second is the local bank here in Malaysia) so I would recommend you withdraw large sums since the charges are the same whether you withdraw a pitiful amount or a large one.
Fondest memory: Automated Teller Machines are numerous here in Kuala Lumpur.
Updated May 11, 2011
Favorite thing: Last November, I stayed at Swiss Inn in Jalan Sultan, right by Chinatown; it was affordable, acceptable and pleasant. There's an opentop bus tour stop right outside the front door. The location was convenient for getting around although I walked the 10 mins or so to the Maharajalela monorail station.
For both Singapore and Ipoh I used the train, and bought my tickets direct at the station a few days before travel; personally, I would use the overnight sleeper to Singapore again, and the return fare was GBP12, (although I did get the over 60/65 discount)
To be honest, I can't remember the taxi fares, although, IIRC, there was a taxi booth by the station exit (I caught the shuttle train from the airport RM35), and the fares were shown by zones - no doubt they'll tell you more
KL is a very pleasant city, and on my list of "places to return to"
Written Apr 6, 2011
Favorite thing: I was too late for the Petronas Towers as the queue closed about 30 in front of me - so I went to the Menara Telecom Tower instead - a good 360 degree view of the City, (and it wasn't too bad a walk for me, either, from one to the other)
I'm told the Batu Caves are worth a visit, (but I didn't), but might be strenuous.
A two hour train journey took me to Ipoh, where the heritage part of town is fascinating and well worth walking around (*), and the overnight sleeper train to Singapore is something I'd happily repeat.
(*) Elderly? How much so? I didn't have any problems and am 65
Written Mar 30, 2011
Favorite thing: Take a look at the Plaza Premium Lounge at KLIA at: http://www.malaysiasite.nl/loungeng.htm
I haven't used the one at KLIA but have used the one in SIN to shower/rest after my long haul flight from SFO.
And I purchased the lounge pass online prior to arrival but do check if you can buy them upon arrival..
You can book online via: http://www.plaza-asia.com/#
Updated Feb 19, 2011
Favorite thing: Malaysia has a public phone system, but it does not run very well. Many of them are out of order or do not work with prepaid calling cards. I looked up the whole Times Squares shopping mall for a working phone and did not find a single one! Therefore, I would not recommend to rely on Malaysian public phones. If you need to phone back home, better go to one of those calling centres or just buy a prepaid phone card and use it from your hotel.
Written Jan 24, 2011
Favorite thing: For me, i like staying around Bukit Bintang. Plenty hostel and hostel around there. You can check on www.hostelworld.com to find budget hostel or www.agoda.com to check hotel accomodation.
Bukit Bintang is near from MRT, many restaurant, and not far from the sights such as twin tower.
I have never been to Cameron Highland so I can not compare between cameron highland to genting highland. As i know, Genting highland has theme park. But There are many entertaiment spots too. You can check on the website http://www.rwgenting.com/.
Updated Jan 17, 2011
Favorite thing: One thing that is quite odd to me as a dane is that you have monkeys hanging in the trees in KL and they are wild monkeys.
I have come across them a few times in the center of town and they surely add to the exoticness of the city for us northern people.
Written Dec 2, 2010
Favorite thing: Heya Cathy, KL is best known for shopping and cultural experiences. Honestly, you are better off doing a search on google for what to do in KL. The best possible way to get to Penang Island from KL would be  Scenic Rail Route - Taking the train from KL Sentral Station. Journey is about 5-7 hours and you get to see much of the small town and village life along the way.  Self-Drive (Hire a car) and explore your way there. If you drive straight to Penang, it takes about 4-5 hours. If you stop and explore, anywhere from 5-10 hours.  Budget Flights (AirAsia or FireFly) via LCCT Airport or Subang Sky Park. Flights are quick, about 40 minutes.  Cruise Ship from Port Klang to Penang. Not a popular choice but it is available.
Have a fab time here!
Fondest memory: Honestly, I grew up here. Too much to write.
Written Sep 13, 2010
Favorite thing: we used Tour East who are very reputable throughout Asia and you can contact them on e-mail at "firstname.lastname@example.org"; tel: 2710 0108 and street address 10th Floor, Amoda Bldg, 22 Jalan Imbi, KL.
Hope this helps.
Fondest memory: Looking out of the hotel room window and seeing the Petronas Towers. What a magnificent sight.
Written Feb 8, 2010
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