Kuala Lumpur has always been in my list of cities to visit. It’s not only about seeing the famous Petronas Twin Towers but also because of the rich Malaysian culture and the delicious food I have been hearing but never really tasted an authentic Malaysian cooking.
But how can you enjoy Kuala Lumpur if you barely have 2 days to spend in the city? It’s too many things to see, too many things to do.
Before I fly to each country I visit, I do what I am supposed to do as a traveller, do my research about the country, the places I am going to see and the things I am going to do. But every time, a new country can be so overwhelming. There is too much information you can learn online telling you this and that, giving you list of at least 10 things to see and to do in a city and sometimes even more things to do in just few days. It’s only when you get to the country when you see the real deal. You will soon realize, you won’t be able to do all those things you have in your list. That’s what happened to me and jeil in Kuala Lumpur. I have about a combination of 10 things to see and to do, but I had to narrow it down to at least 5 in order for us to enjoy the city with enough time in each place.
My list of things to do and see:
We arrived in Kuala Lumpur from Manila late in the afternoon and got out of the airport after almost 2 hours being in the crowd in the immigration, gettting our bags and going through the customs check. From the KLIA2 airport to the hotel took us about an hour. We chose the metered taxi and paid about RM80 or 19 usd or 900 php.
By early evening we were already at the Simms Boutique Hotel. It is situated in a perfect location in the Bukit Bintang area. Close to the Berjaya Times Square, and right next to the Jalan Alor, the famous street for stalls after stalls of affordable restaurants.
After we got settled in our hotel room, we just freshened up and went straight to one of the many Malaysian Restaurants in the area.
Dinner was superb. Simple but delicious. I tried to analyze the way Malaysians cook their food compared to the other Asian countries. Their food is so rich in flavor and spicy and irresistible. One thing for sure, I loved it!
After dinner we walked through the busy streets of Bukit Bintang where there were too many people still doing their own things even around late at night. We tried to walk to the Petronas Twin Towers to see it up close for the first time and at night. It was about 15-20 minutes walk from the hotel. It wasn’t bad there were many people walking in the streets and knowing how gorgeous the tower was when we saw it, it was awesome!
For the first time I saw its beauty I am so in love. It looks so gorgeous towering the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur. We tried to take photos of ourselves with the towers in the background but it wasn’t that impressive. So we waited because I had planned to see this from the KL Tower anyway. But I am still glad we did this from the KLCC and have a closer look like this all lighted-up at night. Oh, Petronas Towers! I have only seen it in magazines before. Its magnificent beauty is truly a must see.
(Note: Seeing the towers from the KLCC is free. Seeing it from the Menara KL Tower costs RM105 for 1 person. You will have access to the open deck for an hour and an eye level view of Petronas Twin Towers and no time limit from the observation deck. )
This is considered to be one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. (Fashion post from Batu caves click here)
These things are worth seeing and doing while in Kuala Lumpur. We had only spent a full day and some hours but still enjoyed the city and had a good glimpse of the rich culture of the Malaysian People. I hope my list helps you in your plan to visit Kuala Lumpur one day and I hope you too will truly enjoy the beautiful capital city of Malaysia.