Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (2014)
Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC
Have you ever struggled looking for the perfect spot to take this beauty?
It was summer of 2014 when we went to Kuala Lumpur.
(Hot Mocha Fix #CoffeeBean before the flight)
I was so excited to book a flight because my dad told me it would be his gift for my 24th birthday.
Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal
I wasn’t paying attention with the details, so I accidentally booked a late flight to KL. It greeted us a blurry night.
We immediately changed our money to Malaysian Ringgit because we needed to ride a bus to reach the city.
the KL-LCCT is one hour away from the city and luckily enough we were able to catch the last trip (around 1:30am, KL tIme). Forgive me but I totally forgot the name of the bus, but you can easily find it on the lower ground of the airport right before the exit. The bus was pretty ok for the price (around 10-13 RM)
We stayed at Petaling Street, otherwise known as Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown. Arrived 3am so there were no people on the street only left overs/ trashes. We went straight in our booking.com hotel but unfortunately they won’t allow us checking in as early as that so we opted to roam around the area. We found a cheap hostel called “Hotel Petaling,” (60 RM/ night for 2) and they allowed us to check in early. The old guy, who’s also the owner was very accommodating.
*TIP: Don’t hesitate to ask help in your hotel if you don’t know the place on your itinerary or ask for suggestions. Most of all, ask for a map, for sure they have one.
KFC, Sentral Market
We had our breakfast in KFC and they had poridge <3 Chinatown is near the Sentral Market too.
This is where you can buy local goods for pasalubongs or souvenirs.
Pasar Seni Station- Kelana Jaya Line
Rapid KL was basically our favorite ride here; easy to navigate and not congested. It was walking distance from our hostel. It’s so easy to ride a train in KL, you just need to buy a token on the self-serviced booth/counter.
First stop was Kuala Lumpur City Central/ KLCC and of course we wanted to see the famous, Petronas Twin Towers.
Unfortunately we weren’t able to go up because the ticket was sold out until Wednesday (and we were scheduled to go to Singapore on that day).
The tower was connected to the mall but the stores are quite expensive so we decided to go & search for THE “Berjaya Times Square”
Noodle Shack, KLCC
(But first, let’s eat :) We just ate fast because I was so excited to go shopping.
Map is really reliable (for me at least), and I know & hoped that my skills on reading blueprints were enough. But unfortunately it cannot tell you if the train is not working on that day.
… And this was the start of the adventure. I cannot forget the day we walked three stations of monorail because it was not working (we tried to ride a taxi but the driver was such an ass, charging us overpriced). It was tiring but had so much fun because we got to explore the streets of KL. Definitely this was charged to experience because we later realized that there was a free bus from Petronas to Bukit Bintang (where Berjaya’s located).
Berjaya Times Square, Bukit Bintang
Did not have any decent photo because I was just too tired of walking and wanted to explore and shop right away.
Starbucks, Berjaya Times Square
CUT TO: after shopping, I needed a to sip a cup of coffee from no other than, Starbucks. (Yes, I am mainstream like that.)
This was the free bus I was talking about along Bukit Bintang. The purple bus was the one going back to KLCC & that’s so freaking “Free” :)
There was a tourism booth along the road where you can ask questions like which bus to ride/ which one’s free and where it’s heading to, but there’s an electronic schedule on the bus stop/ waiting shed also :)
We went back to KLCC to see Petronas by night.
Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)
DAY 2 was all about Genting Highlands adventure but first, we needed to drop by TBS to book tickets for our Singapore trip.
We did get lost for a while and we’re able to take a glimpse of the province near the city. It was so quiet and slow-phased as if they were just living a stress-free life.
To able to reach Genting Highlands, we rode a bus from KL Sentral Station (1 hour ride) then rode a cable car (20 minutes).
It was our first time to ride a cable car. The experience was breathe-taking although a bit scary because we are passing though the mountains, up and down.
It rained for a while but we arrived safe & sound
Didn’t know they were actually keeping the Eiffel Tower down there. It was a roler coaster of exhibits from different parts of the world.
but what made the whole genting trip worth it was the Nike Outlet <3 (Oh yes, I love shopping).</p>
We went back to our hostel happy & contented. We also got a pair of KD for men.
That night, we decided to check out the local food along China Town. I really love this rice meal in a pot.
DAY 3, we needed to left early for our trip to Singapore. We crossed the border by land. This was my favorite food in KL. The stall was just right across our hostel. It’s like a “tikoy” or rice cake.
He chose to eat along the street. He ordered poridge/ noodles. This was the only photo I got cos we were in a hurry.
Chinatown is quite interesting spot in KL because it’s near from everything. By night people here set up a market where you can shop cheap items/ souvenirs. It’s chaotic but definitely a place to check out for if you’re in Kuala Lumpur.
Their bus terminal looks like an airport (Sorry if you are from Philippines, i’m pretty sure you know what I mean...)
This was the bus we took from KL to SG. It’s a five hour ride. No need to worry because the seats are really comfortable with a massage machine that you can turn on anytime you felt the need of relaxation.
Took a picture of their toll gate because the sign caught my attention. In Filipino, TUNAI means, “real” (but it spells, TUNAY).
Next post is our SINGAPORE endeavour!
Hit me a message if you have questions for your future KL Trip :)