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    Highways and Tollways in Malaysia

    by machomikemd Written May 11, 2011

    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.

    tollway highway ty to KL
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    Money Exchange Shops

    by machomikemd Written May 11, 2011

    Favorite thing: there are numerous money exchange shops in and around the Kuala Lumpur area and an advice for the wise: as much as possible, do not change your currency to malaysian ringgit at hotels since they give the lowest exhange rates and also at the airport, you're best bet to change your local currency into Malaysian Ringgit will be in Money Shops in Big Malls especially in the huge Bukit Bintang Area as they give the best exchange rates for other currencies.

    a tip: at present the exchange rate of 1 US Dollar is 3 Malaysian Ringgit.

    Fondest memory: try to find Money exhange shops in big stores and malls.

    money exchange shop don't change at hotels
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    Kuala Lumpur

    by zschachwitz Written Apr 6, 2011

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    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"

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    Kuala Lumpur

    by zschachwitz Written Mar 30, 2011

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    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

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    KLIA airport lounge

    by sheherezad Updated Feb 19, 2011

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    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/#

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    Phone System

    by Airpunk Written Jan 24, 2011

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    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.

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    I prefer Bukit Bintang

    by putri_jogja Updated Jan 17, 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/.

    Happy traveling

    bukit bintang
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    Monkeys in the city center.

    by cachaseiro Written Dec 2, 2010

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    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.

    Monkey on a lamppost in Kuala Lumpur.
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    KL to Penang Island

    by city_guy Written Sep 13, 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 [1] 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. [2] 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. [3] Budget Flights (AirAsia or FireFly) via LCCT Airport or Subang Sky Park. Flights are quick, about 40 minutes. [4] Cruise Ship from Port Klang to Penang. Not a popular choice but it is available.

    Have a fab time here!

    Regards,
    David
    Malaysia Asia

    Fondest memory: Honestly, I grew up here. Too much to write.

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    Reliable Tour Company

    by kensu Written Feb 8, 2010

    Favorite thing: we used Tour East who are very reputable throughout Asia and you can contact them on e-mail at "tel-kul@toureast.net"; 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.

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    KL - The Ultimate Guide

    by cafank Written Dec 23, 2009

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    Favorite thing: I loved this book put out by Tourism Malaysia. Had just about all I wanted to know as a first time vsiitor and I get a new one each time I visit.

    As well as the usual eating, drinking, tourist info there is a bit of information about KL - suggestions of things to do and best of all a really compact, easy to read street map and rail map.

    It may be available at hotels but I have always picked one up at either the airport, Sentral Station or the KL Tourism Centre

    Fondest memory: I love the city - no one favourite place but maybe the transport - there's so much and it is so easy to catch a bus or train to wherever you want to go

    Tourism Centre near Twin Towers
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    To Buy DVDs in Kuala Lumpur

    by cochinjew Written Feb 2, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Pirated DVDs and also legit DVDs are for sale in a number of stores.. all over the town.. if you are going to jalan alor for dinner at night, browse at the number of dvd stores lining the street.. even in the suburbs there are lots of DVD outlets.. in the main shopping areas there are legit dvd stores as well. the dvd copied ones (good quality) are about 8 to 10 ringitts..
    As an aside, one of the greatest afeccionados of movies (all sorts) i met was in KL and he gave me a list of his 100 favourite movies of all time.. including many chinese movies not known to me before.. Good Luck and enjoy..

    Fondest memory: Brunch at Oriental Hotel.. mm and durian pancakes..

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    KL Sentral - Left Baggage

    by tanamay Updated Jan 16, 2009

    Fondest memory: There is a left baggage section in KL Sentral where you can leave your luggage while you go around KL.

    In Dec '08, it cost MYR 2 (one hr), MYR 4 (one day) & MYR 6 (overnight) per bag.

    Located near arrival at the back of Subway food stall.

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    The other half

    by robertgaz Written Sep 26, 2008

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    Favorite thing: As a result of rural migration, many people have made KL their home in search of work and prosperity. A lot of foreign workers have settled here too for much the same reason.

    Many people have found themselves in cramped, noisy neighbourhoods in their endeavours for a better standard of living.

    Cramped quarters... a bedroom on the balcony... and a bathroom below.
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    Sign, sign, everywhere a sign!

    by robertgaz Updated Sep 26, 2008

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    Favorite thing: On my walking travels wandering around the busy streets of KL, I chanced upon some signs that tickled me pink.

    These signs had mixed meanings in my mischievous mind and the last pic really did make me laugh a lot ;~)

    When my time has come to pass;
    I'll rest beneath the long green grass.
    And what I'd like to be put in;
    Is in a fine Fook Hin coffin!

    ~robertgaz~

    So which is it? What about the wight eye? Guys... take your 'pick'! Whatever makes you happy! Coffins at the Fook Hin Coffin Shop!
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