Captivating Kuala Lumpur

Last December, we wanted to have a quick getaway and chose between Bintan, Batam and KL. Since we both haven’t been to KL yet, it was a clear winner.

Flights from SG-KL are relatively cheap but since it was just a day or two before the trip, prices were already higher than usual. We didn’t want to spend so much on transportation so we opted to go by bus. We booked KKKL bus online for s$30/person per way. Travel time from Tanjong Katong Complex to Berjaya Time Square took about 6.5 hours with few stops in between for immigration clearance and eating/toileting. The coach was quite comfortable so the long travel time wasn’t much of a problem. Drop off point was in front of BTS, there’s a train station in the area so it’s a convenient location. http://www.busonlineticket.com/

 

Accomodation: I chose Ceria Hotel. It’s strategically located, cheap, modern and chic plus they have a nice cafe. http://www.ceriahotel.com/

 

Getting around: Malaysia has an effective train system. I realized that most south east asian countries have good public transportation system, except for us in the Philippines. Sigh.

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I don’t recommend riding taxis. When we were on our way to Petronas Towers, we rode a taxi because there wasn’t a train station nearby and we were afraid to get lost. Our taxi driver insisted to pass by a chocolate shop (clearly he has commission) and kept circling around to extend the ride. When we asked for a receipt, he just wrote the amount on a piece of paper. From then on we swore not to ride a taxi for the rest of our trip.

Petronas Towers: When someone says KL it would almost always equate to the 88-story Twin Towers. Truly it is an amazing sight especially at night.

Batu Caves: The Batu Caves is a refreshing sight away from all the sky scrapers in KL. It is easily accessible by train too as it is the last stop on the KTM Line.

Other places we visited and saw: Pasar Seni, Berjaya Times Square, Menara Tower. I think there were a lot we still missed to see due to the time constraint and lack of proper planning but I think a day or two will be enough to explore the whole of KL.

Travel tip: Buy your return bus ticket in KL instead of booking online from SG. It will be cheaper by almost half. 🙂

Thats it for now! R. 😊

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