Cheap Places to stay
Most of the cheap hotels and hostels are located in and around the China Town area. Hostels are pretty clean and will give you a good opportunity to interact with other travellers. To get to China town use the LRT network and get down at Pasar Seni, from where China Town is a short walk away. Two of the best hostels in the area are the Reggae Hostel and the Raizzys.
Where to go :
- a. The Petronas Towers— The Petronas towers are one of the tallest buildings in the world. You can go all the way up to the sky walk in the morning but there are limited number of tickets, so it is a good idea to go there early in the morning. The best ,and ofcourse the cheapest, way to get to the Petronas Towers is to take a train to KLCC and exit the station through KLCC Suria.
- b. The KL Tower – The KL tower located near the super cool shopping malls of Bukit Bintang. You can head all the up to the observatories and even enjoy unreasonably expensive food at the revolving restaurant. The restaurant may be expensive but the view from there is great because you can see the whole city from up there.
- c. Bukit Bintang— If you like to shop or like air conditioning, head to the shopping malls around Bukit Bintang. Do not miss the cafes and restaurants just outside the Pavilion shopping mall.
- d. KL Bird Park— In the KL Bird Park you can walk around and see the birds in their natural habitat. You can see peacocks, eagles, macaws, owls and many other exotic species of birds. You can have lunch at the Hornbill restaurant, watch bird shows and even take pictures with the birds.
- e. Central Market and Chinatown—One of the best places to shop and get a bargain while in KL is the Central Market and the Chinatown. The Central Market is a good place to shop for souvenirs and artsy stuff while the Chinatown is a great place to sit around and do some people watching.
How to spend an awesome day in Kuala Lumpur
- Wake up early and visit one of the many Chinese restaurants for breakfast. Try the big white ball kinda things ( I dont know what they call them). Those things have black mushrooms, chicken and some other awesome spices inside. They are pretty delicious. Also try the shrimp dumplings.
- Take a long walk along Pasar Seni. Many of the landmarks are located around there. The grand old KL Sentral Railway Station, the National Mosque, the Police Museum, the KL Bird Park, Deer Park and the parliament. It may be a good idea to buy a ticket to the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus service, if you hate walking.
- Have a well deserved lunch at the Hornbill restaurant. The food is good but the view is better.
- In the afternoon, head to the air conditioned shopping malls of Bukit Bintang, where you can find everything from clothes to souvenirs.
- Head to the KL tower which is walking distance from Bukit Bintang. Take lots of pictures of the city from the observatory and have a cup of tea, or a drink (or a whole meal, if you can afford) at the revolving restaurant.
- In the evening, visit the Petronas Tower and see the twin towers in all its glory. The towers look the best in the evening when the lights of the tower are turned on.
- Head to China Town market, find a nice seat by the side walk, order some sea food and drinks and just let the night drift away while you watch people from all over the world roam around the loud, crowded, and narrow roads of China Town.
Awesome Day Accomplished.