Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in 4 days: Day 04

Petronas Twin Tower

How to get there: Google map

Entrance Fee: RM80

The Petronas Twin Tower are amazing buildings however the experience is not what it promises. The duration of the visit is about 30min and it is quite structured. You start with first SkyBridge, level 41 where you get a 5 min security briefing. You then walk around the Skybridge for 15min, enough time to take some pictures. 

Next, the second Skybridge on level 86. Again a security briefing and 15min to get a good view of Kuala Lumpur. 

Note: there is a specific timetable to gain access to the Skybridges so get informed before turning up. 

Berjaya Times Square

How to get there: Google map

Berjaya Times Square is a 48-storey, 203 m twin tower, hotel, condominium, indoor amusement park and shopping centre complex in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was opened in October 2003 by the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Sri Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad. Wikipedia

Tip: Because of the location, things can be quite expensive. Go to the Central Market or Chinatown for bargains. 

The buses to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur departs from Times Square.

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Batu Cave:

How to get there: Google Map – From Bukit Bintang Pavillion station take a train to Pasar Seni. Walk for about 15min to KL Sentral. Take another train from KL Sentral to Batu Cave. The fare from KL Sentral to Batu Cave is RM2.50, exceptionally cheap for a 30min ride. Note: There is a specific departure time for the train so you need to get informed beforehand.  

Entrance Fee: Free (there is a section you might pay for but the main cave is free to enter)

Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu, which flows past the hill. It is the tenth limestone hill from Ampang. Batu Caves is also the name of a nearby village. Wikipedia

Visiting the Batu Cave will be the highlight of your travel in Malaysia. Go up the multi-coloured stairs. It’s a long climb (15 to 20 minutes or so) but the view from the top is breathtaking. Once you enter the cave at the top, you will feel like you are in an entirely new world. A once in a lifetime experience.

Watch out for the band of monkeys. If you have any food, they might attack and steal it from you. 

Tip: Get a pao (red bean) from the old lady at the station. It’s absolutely delicious. 

Bukit Bintang – Ramadan Street Food Market

How to get there: Google Map

Entrance Fee: Free

A lively street food market where you can find the best of Malay, Indian, Chinese and Malay street food. Try out the Coconut shake, Popae and Grilled Prawns and other local delicacies. 

Coconut Shake

Bukit Bintang is known for Jalan Bukit Bintang, a busy thoroughfare with upscale malls and luxe fashion boutiques. Al fresco bars and live music clubs line Changkat Bukit Bintang street, while Jalan Alor is a lively strip known for sidewalk restaurants serving Chinese fare like clam soup and buttered prawns. Nearby, KL Forest Eco Park has nature trails and an elevated walkway.



Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in 4 days: Day 02

Jamek Mosque:

How to get there: Google map

Entrance Fee: Free

Jamek Mosque, officially Sultan Abdul Samad Jamek Mosque, is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River and may be accessed via Jalan Tun Perak. The mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, and built in 1909. Wikipedia

Sultan Abdul Samad Building:

How to get there: Google map

Entrance Fee: Free

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a late-nineteenth-century building located along Jalan Raja in front of the Dataran Merdeka and the Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Wikipedia

Countdown Clock:

How to get there: Google map

Entrance Fee: Free

Landmark attraction with a clock counting down to the year 2020 & an illuminated waterfall.

Walked around here around 2 pm however the clock was not functioning. I think it might be better to visit when it’s dark.  

Dataran Merdeka:

How to get there: Google map

Entrance Fee: Free

Merdeka Square is a square located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is situated in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Literally Independence Square, it was formerly known as the Selangor Club Padang or simply the “Padang” and was used as the cricket green of the Selangor Club. Wikipedia

When I visited the square there a Ramadan Bazaar. There were mostly clothes for sale.  The square itself is not so interesting.

Central Market:

How to get there: Google map

Entrance Fee: Free

Cultural heritage site with restored art deco facade offering shopping, eateries & an outdoor stage.

There are so many souvenirs to buy and the price is quite low compared to Singapore. I got some natural handmade soap. 

If you have never experienced it before, get some Fish massage/therapy. As soon as your feet enter the water, the fish rush to your eat the dead flesh from under your feet. If you can handle the first 30s, then you will make it to the end. It was hilarious seeing the other girls struggling and laughing.

My phone fell when I stepped out of the Central Market. I walked to Petaling Street and then Low Yat Plaza to get it repaired. 

Low Yat Plazza:

How to get there: Google map

Entrance Fee: Free

Low Yat Plaza is the oldest shopping centre specializing in electronics and IT products in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2009, Plaza Low Yat was named “Malaysia’s Largest IT Lifestyle Centre” by the Malaysia Book of Records. Wikipedia

Tip: Haggle every price, even if you think it’s low. I was able to get a lower price on all the items I purchased by haggling and also visiting different shops and comparing the prices. 

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KL Tower

How to get there: Google map

Entrance Fee: RM49.00 for the Observation Deck or RM99.00 for the Sky Deck (include Sky Box & Observation Deck)

Go for the Sky Deck instead, the view is so much better and the experience of the Sky Box is a once in a lifetime. You are standing in a glass box, 300m above ground. Whatever you do, don’t look down! There are two skyboxes offering different views of the city. 

Tip: There are photographers to take your photo in the Skybox, however, the pictures are too expensive. Ask someone else to take your picture with your phone. 

Take a 15min break in the famous Sky Cafe. Warning, it’s highly overpriced!

After the Sky Deck, go down the Observation Deck. It’s mostly a souvenir shop and after the amazing view of Sky Deck, you will not feel like spending much time there. 

Upside Down House

How to get there: Google map – Walk down in the direction of the Eco Park, the Upside Down House is on your left.

Entrance Fee: RM20

I did not enter the Upside Down House, just took some pictures outside. There is a “I Love Kuala Lumpur” sign on the other side of the street, good for taking photos. 

KL Forest Eco Park

How to get there: Google Map – Near the Upside Down House

Entrance Fee: Free

Great view of the park from the canopy walkways. 

Petaling Street (Chinatown)

How to get there: Google map – I walked from my hotel, it’s a good 25min walk. 

Entrance Fee: Free

Bustling shopping district with haggling vendors offering a range of goods, from clothing to food. Vegan tip: try some of the local fruits, such as Josephine and Ciku, there are particularly delicious. 

Central Market

How to get there: Google map – Less than 5min walk from Petaling Street

Entrance Fee: Free

On this occasion, I did not enter the actual market. I was on the outside where you can find local eateries and other products for sale. 

Try the famous Cendol Durian (RM15) at one of the food stalls. Durian is a fruit that can only be found in this part of the world. It tastes really good but has a strong odour. In fact in trains, buses or hotels in South East Asia, you will always see a No Durian sign, along with the No Smoking ones. Cendol Durian is like a milkshake consisting of Durian, milk, beans, and other greens. 

Cendol Durian

Jalan P Ramlee

How to get there: Google map 

Entrance Fee: Depends on where you go.

One of the best spots to spend the evening in Kuala Lumpur if you enjoy nightclubs and bars. Stop by the Liquid Room Kl, Beach Club Cafe, BBQ Nights restaurant (For vegans, I recommend their chickpeas curry), and so on.