3 days in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, the sky-scraper capital of Malaysia lies just 6,500 miles away from London (roughly a 13.5 hour flight). With having many similarities to it's nearby neighbour Singapore, people often compare the two. But do not neglect KL and make sure it's on your travel list.
Best time to visit? In all honesty, you will see rain all year round. Even during the dry summer months of June to August you will experience tropical rain storms that are short but vicious. Remember your brolly!
Where to stay? I don't think you would believe me if I told you the above photo was from the rooftop pool of my apartment building. My friend and I enjoyed a one night stay at a 2 floor, 2 bedroom apartment for £18 each. Yep that's right, £18 for a large beautiful apartment boasting views of the city's skyline. And don't forget about that view from the rooftop pool. Click here to check out the availability of Expressionz KLCC by G Suites.
We spent the other 2 nights at a lovely hostel located in Chinatown, Mingle Petaling Street Hostel. I'd recommend staying here for the majority of your trip as the location is great for exploring the city.
View from the Kuala Lumpur Tower
Begin your day at *** (price, pictured above). Amazing 360 degree views of the city below. General entry cost... observation deck with glass floor... Lunch at...
Have a wander around KLCC Park (pictured above), a certain spot in the park provides a great ground view of the Petronas Towers. If you have time, walk along the sky bridge that connects the Petronas Twin Towers (Entry cost: 80MR / £15).
Catch sunset at the Heli Lounge rooftop bar. It's in a central location with more astonishing views over the city. This place isn't cheap, so be prepared to spend a little more than you usually would in South East Asia.
Day Trip to the Batu Caves
A must whilst you're in Kuala Lumpur. If you're not fussed about the 4 million year old caves, you might be interested in the monkeys who steal anything from bags, sunglasses and drinks. And if it isn't the entertaining monkeys you're here for, it might be the colourful 270 steps or one of the most important Hindu Shrines outside of India. Upon your visit please make sure you cover your shoulders and knees. Cost: free! The main Batu cave is free, there isn't a need to visit the others, unless you're really interested in limestone structures.
Click here for directions to the Batu Caves.
Today is for eating, drinking and shopping.
Enjoy the attractive eateries and coffee shops along Petaling Street in Chinatown, KL (pictured below). Click here for a list of the 10 best cafes in this area.
Do a touch of shopping at the Central Market and Petaling Street Market. Remember to haggle when prices are not labelled on products. For a quick guide on the dos and don'ts of haggling, click here. But most of all, enjoy your day, come home with some goodies and fill your tummy with delicious foods!
Depending on your interests, there are plenty more activities and attractions you could do and see to fill your time in Kuala Lumpur; check out this list for the 25 best things to do in KL.