Kuala Lumpur Revisited

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.

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Petronas Complex

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.

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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.

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Other sites

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Kota Raya Mall near Jln Petaling

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waiting for the train at Masjid Jamek LRT Station (Ampang Line/Yellow Line) heading to Hang Tuah
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Menara KL from Pudu Raya
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Bukit Bintang Monorail Station

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KL skyline at dusk

I always have a great time whenever I’m in KL. It reminds me a lot like Manila sans the dirt and the heavier traffic. It’s one city I will never get tired of visiting.SONY DSC

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One thought on “Kuala Lumpur Revisited

  1. wow! very cultural food i see there! brilliant photos, really amazing. Wouldn’t really want to cross that high bridge! 😀
    please checkout my blog too 🙂

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