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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - A Gees Travel Guide and Adventure

We went to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last 26 July 2016 together with my family and my father. For us couple, this wasn’t our first time to visit Kuala Lumpur, we visit Kuala Lumpur in 2012. But this time it was intended to accompany them and explore the neighboring country of Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, where it is famous for its iconic Petronas Twin Towers. It is located on the west coast of Malaysia peninsula.

HOW TO ENTER TRAVEL KUALA LUMPUR

Individuals entering Malaysia must possess a valid national passport or internationally recognized Travel document. For Filipinos since we are a member of ASEAN countries we are not required to have visa-on-arrival, passport with validity for at least 6 months will be required.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL KUALA LUMPUR

May to July is the recommended travel time when visiting Kuala Lumpur as it is reported to have fair weather for most of the days. Other months from March to April a western monso0n will likely experience causing mostly rainfall int he city. During our visit, it was all fair and the weather is sunny and still recommended to bring your own umbrella to beat the heat.

HOW TO GET THERE

We booked our 2-way ticket airfare through AirAsia. AirAsia is one of the budget airlines that caters 10 daily flight from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. It was Sunday late in the morning when we departed Singapore Terminal 3.  Together with my father, husband and my daughter we arrived Kuala Lumpur International Airport past 12:15 in the afternoon. We are able to purchase our two-way airfare for 3 Adults and 1 child at total S$ 420. Other airlines includes Jetstar Asia, Malaysian Airlines, Silk Air, Scoot, Singapore Airlines.

TRANSPORTATION

Kuala Lumpur is accessible by airplane, bus or taxi.  During our first time visit to Kuala Lumpur, we did ride a coach from Singapore and it was almost 5 hours journey.  But this time since we were bringing our family we took airplane as this will be the fastest way to get there. From KLIA2 we took KL Express train service to KL Sentral, 40 minutes travel via train. We arrived KL Sentral pass 1 pm and we directly went to our hotel. Within the city public train, bus and taxi are the modes of transportation. It is the easiest and convenient way to get around and to reach from destination to another.

HOTEL

Our accommodation was booked through Agoda. On our first day we check-in at V’la Garden Hotel which was accessible and located near Bukit Bintang and Berjaya Times Square. While on our second day we shifted to a condo-hotel room at Summer Suites Ashraf, we choose this place simply because it was walking distance to Petronas Tower. This condo has a gym and swimming pool amenities.

V’la Garden Hotel
No 170 Jalan Pudu Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 55100
Room Rate: 1088php

Summer Suites Ashraf @ KLCC
Jalan Cendana Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 50250
Room Rate: 2436php

Places that we have eaten

Jalan Alor Night Market  | Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang

It is one of the famous night markets in Kuala Lumpur which is always crowded especially on weekends.  A Wide range of lot food stalls from different dishes of Malaysian, Indian and Chinese local cuisine.  At around 6:3o in the evening when we arrived at the place, there was already a number of locals and foreigner on the streets. We quickly found a place to sit and ordered famous local barbecue chicken wings, satay, cereal prawn, and Hokkien mee. The food was delightful and heavenly onto our taste buds.  After that, we went to buy dessert-ice cream to feed our tummies.
How to get there:
Ride train and alight at Bukit Bintang station, and walk for about 8 minutes.

Papa John’s Pizza | Berjaya Times Square, Ground Floor, Kuala Lumpur

After our visit to Batu Cave, we headed directly to Beryaja Times Square and had our lunch at Papa John Pizza. We ordered their recommended Hawaiian pizza, spaghetti pasta, and chicken wings. The food was good and acceptable at the same time the price was a reasonable fine.
How to get there:
Ride the train and alight at Imbi LRT station, just opposite to the station is the Berjaya Times Square Mall which is located on the ground floor.

Krispy Kreme | Berjaya Times Square, Ground Floor, Kuala Lumpur

After we finished our lunch at Papa John Pizza we bought a dozen doughnuts and bring over to our hotel for our tasty snacks.  Doughnuts are serve warm and fresh that is why we like Krispy Kreme for dessert.  
How to get there:
Ride train and alight at Imbi LRT station, just opposite to the station is the Berjaya Times Square Mall which is located on the lower ground floor.

Places that we have been

First Day

Petaling Street | Jalan Petaling, City Center

It is the little Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur where you can see wide the range of local shops, food stalls, and souvenir items. We went on a Sunday afternoon when we visit Petaling street, where number of locals and tourist were busy shopping, eating along the corner. The place where you can bargain and ask for a discount on almost all items except for the food.
How to get there:
From KL Sentral station, ride Rapid KL train and alight at Pasar Seni LRT station. Head for a walk at approximately 10 mins (500m).
Entrance Fee: FREE | Opening Hours: 10:00am-10:00pm

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Merdeka Square | Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Center

A picturesque of a modern city, also known as Independence square where it has a square field, cop’s fountain, huge flagpole and a heritage building of  Sultan Abdul Samad
How to get there:
Ride a train, Rapid-KL and alight at Masjid Jamek station. Walk for about 10 minutes to reach the destination.
Entrance Fee: FREE | Opening Hours: 24 hrs

Second Day

Batu Caves | Gombak

It is one of the tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur where a cave is located on top of the limestone hill.  While at the foot of the hill is the tallest statue in Malaysia, statue of Lord Murugan. We rode a train at Kuala Lumpur Sentral that is bound for Batu Cave.  Once we arrive, on the gate was a noticeable giant statue of a Hindu deity. In order to visit the cave, we need to climb the stairs of about 300 steps. After we reached the foot of the cave, a Hindu shrine are seen on the side and the sound of bats flying around the cave.

How to get there:
Ride the train at KL Sentral, KTM Komuter train service that bound for Batu Cave.
Train Fare: RM 2 | Travel Time: 30-40 mins
Entrance Fee: FREE | Opening Hours: 6:00am-9:00pm (Daily)

Petronas Towers | Kuala Lumpur City Center        

One of the highlights in Kuala Lumpur is to visit the famous Petronas Towers. It is twin skyscrapers, the tallest building and the landmark of Kuala Lumpur. We saw how majestic the Petronas tower especially at night where the dazzling lights outshine the tower.  Inside the building were a shopping mall and a food hub. We went there and had a dinner inside the mall. If you want to check the observation deck and view the city of Kuala Lumpur from the top, you need to purchase a ticket. Click here for more details.
How to get there:
Ride a train, Rapid KL and alight at KLCC station.  It is just a short walk to view the twin towers.

KLCC Park | Kuala Lumpur City Center   

It is the famous park located behind the iconic Petronas Twin tower.  The urban park provides greenery and shade for people who want walking and exercise in the middle of the city.
How to get there:
Ride a train, Rapid KL and alight at KLCC station. It is just a short walk to view the twin towers.
Entrance Fee: FREE | Opening Hours: 10:00am-10:00pm (Daily)

We had our flight back to Singapore at past 5 pm on 26th July. It was a short family trip and a time to relax away from busy office work. Kuala Lumpur is a progressive country but still remains the past is preserved. Now becoming a modern city where different nationalities come and go to witness Kuala Lumpur culture.

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Please check below our Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia Travel Guide and itinerary 3 Days + 2 Nights for reference.

3 Days + 2 Nights - KUALA LUMPUR ITINERARY

DAY 1

  • 11:00am   Depart Singapore
  • 12:00pm  ETA KLIA2
                      Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport (T3)
  • 12:30pm  Immigration Clearance
  • 01:00pm  Lunch
                      KFC-KLIA2
  • 01:30pm  Puchase KL Rapid (One-Way)
                      Ride Train > KLIA2 to KL Central
                      Fare: RM100
  • 02:45pm ETA Hotel
                      Check IN – V’la Garden Hotel
                      Rest
  • 03:30pm Walk ahead to Petaling Street
                      Walk around and Shop
  • 05:00pm Walk Ahead to Merdeka Square
                      20 mins walk from Petaling St
  • 06:30pm Board Train
                      Head to Bukit Bintang                
  • 07:30pm Dinner
  • 09:00pm Head back to Hotel
  • 10:00pm  Rest. Sleep
 

DAY 2

  • 06:00am Wake Up.Ready
  • 06:45am Breakfast
  • 07:30am Check Out Hotel
                      Leave Luggage at Counter
  • 08:30am Ride train to KL Central
                      Head to Batu Caves
  • 09:30am ETA Batu Cave
                      Explore Walk around Hike stairs
                      Entrance Fee: Free
  • 10:45am Depart to KL Central
                     Back to Hotel
  • 11:30am  Lunch
                    Berjaya Times Square
                    Collect Baggage
  • 01:15pm  Board Train
                     Head to Bukit Nanas
  • 02:00pm Check in Condo-Hotel
                      Rest
  • 04:00pm Walk to KLCC
                      Check Petronas Tower
                      Explore KLCC Park
  • 06:30pm Dinner
                      KLCC Mall
  • 08:00pm Head back to Hotel
  • 08:45pm ETA Hotel
                      Rest.Sleep

DAY 3

  • 06:30am Wake Up.Ready
  • 07:30am  Light Breakfast
  • 08:30am  Check out Infinity Pool
                      Swimming
  • 11:00:am  Check Out Condo-Hotel
                      Board Train to KL Central
  • 12:30pm   Lunch
                       KL Sentral Mall
  • 02:30pm  Head to KLIA2
                      Take Train Rapid Transport
                      Fare: RM100
  • 03:30pm  ETA KLIA2 
  • 04:00pm Depart Kuala Lumpur
  • 05:00pm ETA  Singapore
  • 08:00pm Home

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