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Areas of Kuala Lumpur and Getting Around

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A February 2011 trip to Kuala Lumpur by dkm1981

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Quote: Like most major cities, Kuala Lumpur is split into different areas, here is a brief outline of them and an idea of how to get around.

The Golden Triangle

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The Golden Triangle Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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The Golden Triangle area of Kuala Lumpur lies adjacent to the office district of the city centre and is home to the major shopping centres. There is little here for the sight seer, but it is an absolute must for shoppers everywhere.The newest shopping centre is right at the top of the triangle and is called Time Square. It is an absolutely massive building that features two huge towers spanning fourteen storeys. There is every kind of shop you can imagine in this complex as well as expansive food halls, an IMAX cinema, a bowling alley and even an indoor theme park. The theme park is worth the visit alone and includes a series of white knuckle rides as well as some suitable for younger visi...Read More

Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)

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Attraction | "Kuala Lumpur City Centre"

Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) is an area of the city that every visitor will visit because it is home to its most famous tourist attractions, as well as many of the major hotels.Without a doubt the most popular attraction here are the Petronas Towers, the world's tallest twin towers. If you are thinking of visiting the towers, which you definitely should, you will have to plan your trip carefully as only a certain number of people are permitted entry each day and you will have to arrive at the towers early in the morning to reserve a place for later on in the day. The towers stand at 88 floors high and there is a skybridge that you can walk accross at the 42nd floor. If you pay a little ...Read More

Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)

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Colonial Core

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The Colonial Core Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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The Colonial core is located on the Western side of kuala Lumpur and offers an alternative to the high rise modern buildings and the hustle and bustle of the rest of the city.The area centres around Merdeka Square and is very much reminiscent of olde worlde England, with its mock tudor style buildings and large grassy areas. It is the oldest part of the city and we very much enjoyed the completely different experience it offered us.The area is very much at a slower and quieter pace than the rest of the city and it is a lovely place to while away a very hot afternoon in Kuala Lumpur. There are plenty of areas to sit and admire the views and enjoy the relaxation, especially by th...Read More

Petaling Street Chinatown

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Petaling Street Chinatown Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Petaling Street is the main thorough fare through Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown district and no visit to the city would be complete without a trip here. It has all the hustle and bustle that is expected of a thriving area of a Far Eastern major city and is full of atmosphere and great smells.The street is lined by all manner of shops, cafes, hotels and backpackers hostels and offers something for every visitor. The area really comes alive though in the late afternoon and into the evening when the centre of the wide street plays host to a temporary market of hundreds of stalls. The stalls sell all kinds of 'replica' items including watches, designer tee shirts and bags. You are free to barter ex...Read More

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Petaling Street Chinatown
Petaling Street
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50000
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Getting Into and Around Kuala Lumpur

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Monorail Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur Internatial Airport (KLIA) is obviously the main entry point into the city and it is located around 70 kilometres from the centre. There are various ways of getting into the centre. You can take a coach which departs every half an hour for about £5 each way or you can use the train which goes to the Chinatown area for about £7 each way. The bus takes around an hour and the train about half of that and both run from 5am until around midnight. The bus goes to the main hub in the city centre, from which you can get on another bus for about £1 that goes around all of the city centre's major hotels.After a fourteen hour flight, we were in no fit state to be working out bus or train...Read More