Sunday, March 07, 2010

Maximising your 3D2N in Kuala Lumpur

Transfer from KLIA to KL Sentral takes only 28mins and costs RM35. Regarding cabs from KL Sentral, there are the regular cabs that probably will set your back RM20 and the deluxe cabs that cost RM35. Both are air-conditioned but the deluxe cabs are bigger and cleaner. So choose at your discretion at the ticket counter.

Exploring KL
  • Suria KLCC: Much like Central World in BKK. Housing all the major brands like Miu Miu, Harrods, Adidas Originals, Zara, MAC, Isetan and Parksons
  • Petronas Twin Towers: Q-ing for the limited tickets up to the sky bridge at the Twin Towers starts at 7-715am daily. Operating hours from 830am onwards. Tickets are usually unavailable by afternoon so do queue for them the day before
  • The Pavilion: Juicy Couture, Forever 21, cK, Paul Frank (only one in KL), Tangs
  • Sky Bar @ Traders Hotel: great view of the Petronas Twin Towers at night and much like Singapore's New Asia Bar and Sirocco in BKK
  • Central Market: cab to Central Market from Traders Hotel costs RM15 and this place is much like Chatuchak in BKK, except air-conditioned. Selling mainly malay culturnal knick knacks, batik wear and wood work
  • Petaling Street aka Chinatown: 1 long stretch of stores selling fake branded bags and watches. Tourist trap
  • Sungei Wang Plaza: cab from Petaling Street to Sungei Wang Plaza costs RM15. Sungei Wang is also a kaleidoscope of stores in 1 big shopping mall. Touted as a place for cheap bargains, only come here if interested in outdated fashion that is RM25 thereabouts and for FOS and Vincci
  • BB Plaza: connected to Sungei Wang Plaza. Don't even bother
  • Lot 10: Across the road from Sungei Wang Plaza, Lot 10 is an enigma of the hey days of KL. Housing Isetan, Jackie Chan's Cafe. However, the opening of the Nat Geo shop, Zara, William Rast (Justin Timberlake's fashion line) and Nicolai(Nicky Hilton's bag line) could bring some life to this rather quiet mall
  • Berjaya Times Square: another mall with nothing much to see/buy. Has an indoor amusement park which severely pales in comparison to Lotte World in Seoul. 1 redeeming factor: there is a Krispy Kreme here

Onboard the KL Ekspress, Trader's Hotel room toilet, view from our hotel window

Dining @ the apartment downtown KLCC

Petaling Street, shops inside Times Square, Krispy Kreme

Inside KLCC, Twin Towers by day and by night

Other attractions of KL I failed to cover
  • KL Tower: situated in a park with nearest Monorail station being Bukit Nanas or Dang Wangqi
  • KL Aquaria: under the KL Convention Centre and adult entrace costs RM38
  • Planet Hollywood: found along Bukit Bintang, down the road from Lot 10. Typical American joint
  • Imbi Plaza: sells mainly electronics like Sim Lim Square
  • Plaza Low Yat: don't even bother
  • Avenue K: housing all the major branded goods
  • One Utama, Bangsar, Mid Valley Megamall: all at least 30-40mins from central KL

Overall, it's pretty inexpensive to cab around in KL. Do ensure that you are getting a metered cab though as cab touts WILL try to cheat you.

Taking the train in KL is quite fuss-free as well. Just ensure you are on the right lines and when making connections, that you are at the right station.

Hotel: Trader's Hotel
Hotel Review: 4* joint that is the top hotel in KL on Tripadvisor. Fantastic service all round with clean rooms, comfortable beds and clean bedding. Truly a Shangri-la experience.
Weather: 30-35c
Posted by fongie on 3/07/2010 08:05:00 PM in , , , , ,