I don’t know much about Malaysia, and honestly is a destination that I never planned to visit. But I am in Vietnam and Malaysia is so nearby that I decided to give it a chance and after a little bit of research it convinced me. My first stop will be Kuala Lumpur travel.
Malaysia is mostly a Muslim country and I can already notice it while waiting to board on the airplane as women use a scarf to cover their hair: the hijab. It’s not the first Muslim country I visit, so it’s not entirely new to me, but Malaysia is special in the way the various religions can interact without problems. Hindu, Buddhist temples or Muslim mosques can be seen with short distances from one another. It is an example of how we can all interact with each other and an example of cultural diversity.
My first destination is Kuala Lumpur travel, and I will stay in Malaysia for 15 days. I stayed in the city for 4 days and I spent my anniversary here. I also have chosen this destination because I met a Malay girl while traveling in Myanmar, and I will meet her again here and she will show me around. This is another cool thing about traveling. You can make a lot of friends from anywhere in the world and then who knows, meet them again in their own country!
I decided to stay near Pasar Seni and the central market. This location was perfect as there are many transport options and you actually are in a very busy part of the city: China Town. Just a few minutes walk away, there is a Hindu temple: Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. A great recall of Indian architecture and a place I really enjoyed visiting as there was some ceremony going on. I stayed there for a while just sitting and absorbing what is happening there and trying to understand it at the same time.
So, this friend showed me around Kuala Lumpur travel and took me to see the things she felt it was important for me to visit. I have spent the weekend with this travel buddy, and our first stop was, of course, the Petronas towers during the night. I believe the Petronas towers are the biggest Icon of Kuala Lumpur and they are certainly a great sight. They stand tall as your eyes can reach and you can pay to get inside. I didn’t. There is a water show in the fountains located very close to them. The water show consists of dancing water to the sound of music that is played for approximately 10 minutes at a time. Many colors follow the water movements providing a charming show that gathers lots of people around the fountain. It’s a beautiful show to be seen and it’s also relaxing! I’m not sure if it happens on weekdays too, but during the weekends you can see it at 8 o’clock, 8.30h and 9 o’clock. Around there are some gardens that are pleasant to visit during the day to escape the traffic sounds of the city. There is also a swimming pool where children gather to play and get some refreshment from the hot temperatures that Kuala Lumpur has to offer.
Kuala Lumpur nightlife:
We also went on a pub crawl, but honestly, I wouldn’t have done it. It was kind of boring… Mainly cause I believe that Kuala Lumpur nightlife isn’t that great. The best spot to go is Changkat Bukit Bintang street, but still, it isn’t a crowded place at all, that’s why it makes it boring… we also went there a bit early, but a bit after midnight things are starting to get busier.
We have also visited the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur that is basically a shopping Mall in one of the busiest areas of the city and the best one for shopping. When getting to the area you will realize it. There are many shops along the street that gets super crowded. This is your shopping spot!
Moving around in Kuala Lumpur is very easy. Public transport can connect you to any important place in the city. You can use the metro and train lines such as LTR and MRT (I don’t know the difference between them) you just need to buy the card that allows you to go in the station and the trips are very cheap! I truly advise buying one of these to explore the city. You can also use Grab that is very convenient. We were actually using it the whole time. Apparently, people in Kuala Lumpur don’t like to walk much. Also, just next to Pasar Seni, there is a bus hub with a free bus to the Pavilion or other areas in the city. This is the first place in SE Asia that I visit with free public transport. AWESOME! It makes it so easy to go on a Kuala Lumpur travel.
We also went up the KL tower or telecommunication tower for the sunset which was pretty cool. The ticket to the top isn’t that cheap, but the view was nice. We could see people swimming in those rooftop pools that are everywhere in Kuala Lumpur through the binoculars. Here you can have the chance to see the dimension of the city and how it surrounded by mountains. I had no idea about this… On the highest floor, you sit on a turntable with clear glass all, around and you can enjoy a 360º view of the city. This part was really impressive! We watched the sunset from here that turned out to be very beautiful and different from the ones I have seen before as the pollution in the air gives it yellowish tones all around. It is not a colorful sunset! But is worth to watch.
At the bottom of the tower, there are the Kuala Lumpur Eco Park and the upside-down house that you can pay to visit. I didn’t visit any of them, but I could see the house that apparently exhibits things inside home upside down.
The next days I explored the things on my own as my friend was working, and my Kuala Lumpur travel still has a lot to see.