A May 2006 trip
to Kuala Lumpur by kylita
Quote: Third stop on a 2-week trip to SE Asia, Hong Kong, and Taipei taken by four girls in their early twenties. Hopefully this trip report will provide some tips for budget conscious, young, and adventurous travelers.
May 25: Traveled on the Transtar bus to Kuala Lumpur. It was a 4.5 hr trip in complete comfort. You have a reclining, massaging chair and get a meal, a personal entertainment system, blankets, and pillows. However, the Pasarakyat Bus Terminal where we got dropped off at was quite deserted and rundown. It was definitely not in a good part of town. There were two taxis there and we had to haggle with the driver to take us to our hostel, the Rainforest Bed and Breakfast. It turned out, that he had no idea where the hostel was and I had to use the maps I had printed off online to try and guide him through the Kuala Lumpur streets. However, with a bit of good luck, we managed to our hostel safely. The Rainforest B&B is run by a family and is a great, inexpensive place to stay.
May 26: Took a 10 min walk from our hostel to the Menara KL Tower to get a view of the city and the Petronas Twin Towers. The view was quite nice even though it was a bit smoggy. Afterwards, we took a cab to the Central Market, which is an air-conditioned touristy place with a bunch of permanent stands and stores. We then headed to Berjaya Times Square, a huge mega-mall to do a bit more shopping! We actually got stuck at the mall for 4+ hrs as it began to pour and it was impossible to get a taxi. Then began our quest to get to the Petaling Night Market. After being misdirected and getting lost in the KL suburbs, we finally made it there around 9pm where we participated in yet more shopping.
May 27: Sampled some roti canai before hopping in a cab to KL Sentral. From there we caught the Skybus that goes directly to the LCC terminal of the KL airport to catch our Air Asia flight to Phuket.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 17, 2006
Rainforest Bed and Breakfast
27 Jalan Mesui- Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Attraction | "Menara K L Tower"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 24, 2006
Kuala Lumpur Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur)
2 Jalan Puncak
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50250
+60 3 2020 5448
Attraction | "Central Market"
Central Market Chinatown
Jalan Hang Kasturi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50050
+60 3 2274 6542
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 7, 2006
Berjaya Times Square
1 Jalan Imbi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100
(+603) 2144 9821
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