"Kuala Lumpur" Kuala Lumpur by leanne_pearc

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February 2005 Visit

We visited Kuala Lumpur on the 14th of February 2005 and stayed there for 4 nights.

We caught a bus from Singapore which took 5 hours.

We were able to see the different country side from Singapore to Malaysia.

They say Singapore is so organised and when you cross the border, KL is very disorganised and this is what i loved about KL during my whole stay. There was so much variety and something around every corner!

The Malays are very welcoming people and every taxi trip came with a tour commentary. They are very proud people.

Kuala Lumpur Overview (2008)

Kuala Lumpur is very different now to my first visit.

It has fast grown into an international city known for its great food and shopping. The hotel in Kuala Lumpur are among the best in the world, perhaps better then back home in Perth.

The lifestyle i experience when i go to Kuala Lumpur on a holiday is this:

Wake up late. Head to the shops for some serious retail shopping. Have lunch at a restaurant in the shopping centre. Come back to the hotel and drop off the shopping, change and shower. Go out to dinner. Head to a nice cocktail bar afterwards!

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great Shopping, lovely welcoming people, cheap food and drinks
  • Cons:too many shops can send you broke
  • In a nutshell:Even though shopping is cheap, your money will not last as you will not stop spending!
  • Last visit to Kuala Lumpur: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jan 17, 2010 at 5:55 PM

    Demand them to use the meter. Take Innovasi Timur Orange Color Cab. They are slightly better.

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    Jun 16, 2008 at 12:35 AM

    Fantastic Tips, and it was great to read your point of view, as I am from Perth too. Off in 10 weeks.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2007 at 10:02 PM

    Nice tips!

  • matwau's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2007 at 9:03 PM

    Hi Leanne, We are stopping in KL next year on the way back from Thailand with the kids. would it be advisable to walk around night markets with kids? Is it better to stay in large shopping centres?

  • zulhalme's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2007 at 1:31 AM

    hi there..can u give me some good place in perth..i wanna visit there someday

  • Jan 31, 2007 at 11:48 PM

    leanne, sad to hear about your experience. Being a Malaysian that lives through all the ***ty things happening in our country, we learned to be smart when dealing with these corrupted officers. Anyway, hope you enjoy the stay.

  • fleurs_fanclub's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2007 at 2:21 AM

    Hi there! I am also Australian and am heading to KL in a week. the place you stayed at looks good - how long did u stay there, and do remember how much you paid? Im looking for an appartment and its really difficult. Thanks Fleur

  • dmrtn's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2005 at 8:30 AM

    The coke drinking monkey is my favourite :-) Great page, Leigh! Dave

  • kenboy's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2005 at 2:14 AM

    hi Leanne, interesting bits on KL you have. im always curious to see how our visitors view KL ;) you should try Melaka on ur second visit. im bringing my Vietnamese friend there at the end of the month, cheers ..

  • SangAji's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2005 at 6:29 PM

    you had dinner at jln alor, no mention of durians??!


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