Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It’s known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.
I initially booked 4 days and 3 nights stay but had to cut it short to 1 night for the reasons: First, next day will be my Mom’s birthday so I had to go to the Philippines; Second, it was Ramadan in Malaysia.
So this blog post is gonna be about How To Spend One Night In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
I have landed in Kuala Lumpur on June 8, 2017 at around 5PM. I then took a cab from the airport to Kuala Lumpur City Center. It took about an hour and has cost me 80 MYR.
I stayed in Citin Seacare Pudu by Compass Hospitality. It’s the cheapest but most decent hotel that I could find. Plus the location is really good as it’s just beside the Metro station.
I checked in the hotel at around 6:30PM. I had a quick shower then headed out with my camera. I can’t waste anymore second as I am leaving at 12noon the next day.
From the hotel I walked towards the Menara KL Tower. I’m actually the type of person who likes long walks. It took me almost an hour to reach the tower.
Ok, there are two viewing options in Menara Tower; the Observation Deck which costs 52 MYR and the Sky Deck which costs 105 MYR. I chose the cheaper one which I don’t really recommend if you want to have some really good photos. The deck was surrounded by glasses that were leaning forward so there was really no way to take some really nice photographs. Should’ve chosen the Sky Deck. It was tooooo late! Haha!
After taking few photos I left the tower and took a cab heading the famous Petronas Towers. The taxi fare from Menara to Petronas was 30 MYR.
Petronas Towers is excatly what you see in photos. The entire towers were bluish-yellowish-greenish-silvery. I just made up a new color right there. LOL
TRIVIA: During the construction of the Petronas Towers it took three days and two attempts to lift the skybridge to its present location.
It was around 9PM. I took another cab to Jalan Alor Food Street. Taxi cost was 25 MYR. The street was once known as a red light district and remnants of those activities still exist. However, after several face lifts, the street has literally become a food haven.
There are random entertainment along the street and that makes the city more lively.
If you want to have your photos painted, you can always ask one of these guys to do it for you.
I have spent few more hours roaming around, trying some food and checking out bars. It was around 12 midnight when I decided to go back to the hotel to get some rest for my early flight the next day. My Malaysia trip was really quick but absolutely worth it.
“Everyday is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”