It is known as the largest covered bird park in the world, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a haven for birds amidst a tropical paradise.
Located in the city centre yet somehow cut off from the hustle and bustle of city life, pity is that only a small part of the birds are free, most of them are in cages so you really have the idea of a sad zoo more than a bird park.
Price RM 22
Fun Alternatives: Butterfly park is much better and you do not have the sensation of enjoying animals in cages.
Petaling street in Kuala Lumpur is like a large market where you can get "designer" goods at somewhat better prices but the people who work there, will not necessarily give you a good pirce not matter how good it sounds in the exchange. the goods are also not good. Ive bought things like sunglasses and watches there which havent lasted longer than a few wears...
The place is also full of tourists, and you end up squeeezing through everyone, getting really hot and frustrated as well....
Unique Suggestions: Take care of your belongings, keep your docs in a safe place and dont be afriad to walk away from a sale. If they really want to make a sale, they'll run after you.
Fun Alternatives: Try going to a smaller town and you'll find similar things, but minus the hundreds of tourists and pasty white people. You'll probably get a much better deal than you would have in Petaling street.
I arrived ay Kuala Lumpur low cost companies airport from Bangkok after midnight and when I tried to withdraw some cash at atm I found out that after midnight they do not work.
So I looked for a change office and all were closed.
Unique Suggestions: Fortunatly the taxi counter let me pay the taxi with euro and gave me the change in ringits, else I really wouldn't know how to pay the taxi driver.
Fun Alternatives: If you arrive in the night try to have some local curremcies with you.
I think that Kuala Lumpur City Centre or KLCC is a major tourist trap. Sure, you can see the world's tallest twin towers and shiny stores but apart from that, it leaves little else unless you have a lot of cash to spend on expensive dining and designer goods. This is where most of designer lables are, Gucci, Burberry, Coach & Ferragamo. Don't expect any bargains when shopping here and if you're feeling a little peckish, expect to pay a little more for a meal
Unique Suggestions: Take a few pictures for memories
Products like football jerseys of famous clubs around the world, handbags of popular brands, wallets and watches are among the fake items sold here. The items are offered at inflated prices which you will not want to pay for an imitation good. There is so much fun going from stall to stall to check the price the merchant is offering for a similar item sold by his competitor next door. The merchants are also quick to separate a tourist from the locals. Sometimes you can spot the tourist dollars twinkling in their eyes.
Unique Suggestions: There are no price tags on the items sold here and make sure you bargain hard. For instance a handbag initially quoted at RM165 could be yours for less than RM50 if you are willing to haggle over the price. Just walk away if the merchant is not willing to agree with your asking price. Don't be surprised if he will immediately agree to a figure nearest to the one you quoted.
Recently there has been some complaints about the Duty Free Shops actually selling at higher prices than normal shops, at KL International airport KLIA (sorry for telling the truth). Yes it is true, already some peoples wrote to media regarding this expensive Duty Free thing.
This is NO trap! Taman Orkid, the orchid park, is worth a visit when you are around. About 200 different orchid are being presented in a small garden. Very beautiful! Entrance fee on weekends and holiday: 1 RM, open daily from 9-18.30h, just next to the Bird Park!
We crossed the border to Kl by bus and you go through immigration. We were stopped and our bags checked, we had brought some gold in Dubai and forgot to get rid of the evidence (as they can charge you the tax) he wanted 700AUD for bringing it into KL, it was a braclet and necklace. We only had 200.00 and he took that but didnt write a receipt = the money went into his own pocket!!!!
Being so young it was a scary experience however you only grow stronger and it wont happen next time.
You can be very trusting to the local government but i think it is very important to keep your wits about you.
the taxi driver most of the time don't want to use meter, they will rob you with big amount of money with short distance.
Unique Suggestions: ask the drivers to use meter before you get on. if they don't want to use it, better find other taxis
Fun Alternatives: take other kind of transportation, KL has a good public transportation.
This is a complicated traps, tourists should learn that this is not really a hotel. Although it claimed as hotel but it is not a hotel. That's why I said it is very complicated.
Tourists must stand closer to find out the actual fact.
New Library at Merdeka Square is probably another trap I want to warn tourists. This library is too new and too big located behind the National History Museum face to face with Merdeka Square. Fully air-conditioning, tourists can spending whole day inside for self trapping enjoyment.
Once by looking, we can tell it is a trap. If you look carefully, this trap is just happened in a shape of a giant footstep, probably some kind of godzilla invaded this city or perhaps some jurassic age monsters have revived.
Fun Alternatives: Looks like we have to bypass it, otherwise.
Most of the restaurants at KLiA charge above average prices for food and average which is the usual practice for airports and transportation hubs.
Unique Suggestions: Pay, smile and enjoy your RM4 "Teh Tarik" served in a paper cup.
Fun Alternatives: There is a cheaper alternative - a "Food Court" (air conditioned indoor eating area with many small hawker stalls that have a kitchen) that is frequented by most of the staff (ticketing/ground crew, Air Stewardess, Pilots etc) at KLiA and other regular travellers who know.
They have a good selection of different Asian hawker cuisine to choose from. My favourite is the "Nyonya Kitchen" stall which serves a delicious plate of fried ramen (RM7). The juice bar area serves various drinks ("Teh tarik" RM2) at resonable prices too.
The food court is one level above the KLiA express floor and one level below the Arrivals floor.
We wanted to arrrange transportation to Melacca. They told us that the local busses were not running and we need to book a taksi for 100usd/day. We went to the bus station ang got 4 usd roundtrip tickets! A similar event also hppened in Kota Kinebolu. Therefore always cross check your Hotels travel tips.
Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown, which is based in Petaling Street. Today, it is Kuala Lumpur's own Chinatown where you can find all things Chinese from herbs to dry goods and toys to clothes. There you can get the duplicate & copy of the top most brands of the world, and the best thing is that the duplicate & copy is so true like a original brand.
Unique Suggestions: Noisy and crowded. The street is always a hive of activity as the traders know not the meaning of being tired, as they relentless pursue customers, shouting out prices as visitors pass by the stalls. Around the area, there are also traditional Chinese shops that sell medicine, herbs and roots. Do bear in mind that the area is frequently jammed, so taking a train from any LRT station is recommended.
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