1 (October 19, 2018) Kuala Lumpur
Arrival at Kuala
Lumpur is scheduled for 8:30 AM, after being almost the entire previous
We’ll have an entire day to explore the city but,
as we cannot know now how tired we’ll get there, the needed rest would
take the most of this time. With this in mind, we’ve assured, at leat,
our visit to Petronas Towers by having the hotel very close to them.
The spots marked at map, which are the ones we
would like to cover, are:
0- Apple Boutique Hotel
1- Petronas Towers
2- Central Msrket
3- Merdeka Square
4- Bird Park
No issues in our flight, so we reach Kuala Lumpur at
scheduled time. We managed even to get some sleep. Immigration tasks
are quick but Skybus, for which we’re bringing tickets, leaves from
Terminal 2 (KLIA2) and we’re in terminal 1. So, we take the shuttle by
2 RM each and, once in KLIA2, we get into Skybus. Rate for ringgits is
5 RM = 1 €.
Skybus leaves us in KL Sentral, the main bus and train
station in Kuala Lumpur. We take a taxi there, where you must pay the
fixed prices at desk. It’s 18 RM for our ride to our hotel. It’s 11:30
AM when we’re finally resting in the bed of our room.
Around 2 PM we go downstairs to the Japanese restaurant in
the same building for our lunch. We order oden, assorted sushi, salad
and duck. Everything was delicious. We pay 175 RM for it. After
lunching is finally time for our sightseeing. First thing to do is
going across the road for a walk in KLCC Park, with great views of
As we’ve already got tickets for our visit to Petronas
Towers tonight at 8 PM, we get some pictures of them at daylight. Steel
gives a special bright to these buildings. After this, we take the
metro by 1.90 RM each just for three stations to Salmen Jasmed. As
we’ve left hotel this late, we’ve removed the Bird Park from our list.
We pass by the mosque, for which we’re getting the best
views from the metro station, and go across the river to Merdeka Square.
Sultan Abdul Samad building is a beautiful building and
the main highlight in this square. This square is just a pitch of grass
where one of the tallest flagpoles in the world is.
Our final destination is the Central Market, a place full of live, where we take some fruit shakes.
We go to the near Hindu temple Sri Mahamariamman, where just after we get in there they start a ritual with music.
In our way back to the market we find a sort of Chinatown
with lots of stands. When the time comes we take the metro back to
At 7:45 PM we get the pass cards as visitors of the towers and start a brief explanation.
There are two stops in this visit: around 15 minutes in
the bridge connecting the two towers, where we enjoy beautiful night
views of the city, and the lookout in 86th floor, in the top of the
towers, where everything looks far, except for the other tower. We’re
left 20 minutes here.
After this visit, we stop by a street food stand and get
some balls in a stick by 1.80 RM each. They taste like crab or octopus
and are delicious.
At 10 PM we’re at bed ready for our early leaving tomorrow.