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A September 2005 trip to Kuala Lumpur by Muchmor

Mandarin Oriental Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia More Photos
Quote: I had to go to Kuala Lumpur on business and was lucky enough to be able to stay in one of the most expensive and luxurious hotels in the city. I also visited several landmarks, although not as many as I would have liked.

Mandarin Oriental

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Hotel

Mandarin Oriental Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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The Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur is a fantastic hotel for so many reasons. I had to spend a week in KL recently for business and booked our company into the Mandarin Oriental. I started my experience with a limousine pick up from the airport. This was a very nice Mercedes with uniformed driver who offered newspapers, magazines, bottled water, and hot towels for the journey of about 50 minutes. When we reached the hotel, I was escorted out of the car and addressed by name and my bags were taken from me. I was then escorted straight up to my room and check in was done there and then – most efficient. My room was an executive club room which happened to be a corner room on the 25th fl...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 20, 2005

Mandarin Oriental
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50088
+60 (3) 2380 8888

Mandarin Grill

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Restaurant | "Pacifica Grill & Bar"

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This restaurant is located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in central Kuala Lumpur. Three colleagues and I decided to eat here one evening, and it was an unforgettable experience for several reasons.The service is very good, and we were seated quickly, even though we had not booked, which is advisable. I am not sure if the fact that we were all staying at the hotel made any difference or not. We had a great table, which had a view of the cooking area, where you can see food being prepared and things set alight (on purpose). The menu is a mix of European and Asian, and I’m sure most people would find something they will like.Something very strange happened with our me...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 14, 2005

Mandarin Grill
Mandarin Oriental
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50088
+60 (3) 2179 8882

Lounge on the Park

Restaurant

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This is located inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in central Kuala Lumpur and is a lovely, relaxed place to chill out or eat. I and a number of colleagues ate here several times during our stay.There are full-length windows overlooking the KLCC park and fountains, which you can sit near and enjoy the view day and night. There is a mix of tables and chairs and casual sofas, and the waitresses wear traditional dress and look beautiful.Some evenings we ate to the sounds of a pianist and string quartet. The Lounge on the Park has its own menu of “light” food, such as sandwiches, salads, etc., or you can choose the menu from the adjoining restaurant, Biba’s, which has more choice. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 14, 2005

Lounge on the Park
Mandarin Oriental
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50088
+60 (3) 2179 8883

Orchid Garden

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Attraction | "Orchid Garden Kuala Lumpur"

Orchid Garden Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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To the west of KL city centre is the Orchid Garden, which is a popular visitor attraction. We visited late one afternoon and had an hour here before they closed at 5pm. Whilst we were there, there were very few people about. I think most people had more sense than to be there in the middle of a hot afternoon. Once you enter the gardens you can stroll around at your leisure. The flowers here are just amazing and so beautiful. There are many different colours, sizes and shapes. Some grown from the ground, others hang in baskets and some seem to sprout from almost nowhere. The garden is very prettily done with lots of walking routes, most of which appeared to be accessible by wheelchair. The fl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 20, 2005

Orchid Garden
Jalan Cenderawasih
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480
+60 3 2693 0191

Petronas Twin Towers

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Attraction | "The Petronas Twin Towers"

Petronas Twin Towers Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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The Petronas Towers are pretty magnificent. I have seen my fair share of tall buildings, but this building or rather these buildings are truly spectacular. By day they are two gleaming metal and glass structures reaching up into the sky, but by night they come alive. The shapes of the building are quite different from any other building I have come across, and the fact that there are two of them makes it all the more distinctive. They are the world’s tallest twin structures and reach a height of 452 meters, with 88 stories. In the middle, on levels 41 and 42, is the skybridge that joins the two towers. You can walk across the double-decker skybridge to get views of the city. It is just a shame that th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 20, 2005

Petronas Twin Towers
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Kuala Lumpur 50088
60 3 382 8000

Tunku Abdul Rahman Aquarium

Attraction | "Aquarium"

Tunku Abdul Rahman Aquarium Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Every city seems to have an aquarium these days, and Kuala Lumpur is no exception. Anyone reading my journals will know that I always seem to go to them if they are around, so I couldn’t let you down and not visit this one!  It was actually my colleague who persuaded me to go this aquarium with her. It is located in the convention centre beside the KLCC park, very near the Petronas Towers, so it’s easy to find.  It takes a slightly different angle to other aquariums in that it tries to plot the evolution of underwater life and takes you through the earliest forms of life such as sharks right up to the more recent arrivals.  It is quite well laid out and all the exhibits looked in ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 20, 2005

Tunku Abdul Rahman Aquarium
Zoo Negara Malaysia Ulu Kelang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 68000
+60 3 4108 3422