Kuala Lumpur is basically a stone’s throw away from SG. May it be a quick weekend getaway or indulging on Krispy Kreme doughnuts (Yes, it’s a shame KK is not in Singapore just yet. But I digress.), it’s just a few hours drive or 1-hr flight away. There’s literally a myriad of ways to reach the Malaysian capital. It’s just a matter of choice, really. As for me, I was there to catch a train bound for Bangkok via Butterworth in Penang State. I had a good half day to kill so I decided to walk around downtown and be productive.
A trip to KL won’t be complete without visiting the Petronas Twin Towers. I mean it’s obligatory to do so. Why visit if you can’t even set your eyes on them, right? Going around is a breeze – public transport is extensive, taxis aplenty but traffic is horrible and cab drivers tend not to use their meters. So if you opt on using public transport I suggest stick with the city trains. But then again, much like all big cities, trains are packed during peak hours. So the best way to go around town is WALKING. Attractions are clustered near to each other so it’ll be easy.
the fountain feature at KLCC Park
Chinatown (Petaling Street)
I’ve been to KL numerous times but this was the first time I visited Chinatown. There wasn’t much to see there, really, aside from cheap clothes, bootleg CDs, pirated bags, street food, roasted chestnuts, souvenirs and toys. It was just like Singapore Chinatown with the transparent roof of Clarke Quay. But mind you, it is the perfect place for you to sharpen your haggling skills. Pasar Seni LRT Station (Kelana Jaya Line/Pink Line) and Maharajalela Monorail Station (KL Monorail/Green Line) are the nearest stations.
Kota Raya Mall near Jln Petaling
Bukit Bintang Monorail Station
KL skyline at dusk