KL for a couple of days

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Very early flight on Air Asia from SR to KL got us there in good time.  The humidity hits you right as you leave the plane, Cambodia was fairly dry heat so it took a second to get used to.  We flew in to the LCCT (low cost carrier terminal) which is exactly what it says, there are no major airlines.  Keep this in mind if you're thinking about a long haul to KL and then switch to regional carrier for cheap onward destinations, they are two different airports and not really that close together.

The yellow bus was waiting outside to take us to the central station, it left when it was full, which didn't take long.  We drove for about 45 minutes passing pretty much nothing but plantations for palm oil.

Selangor sunset
  I didn't know what to expect of the countryside, but row after neatly planted row of palm tree probably wasn't it.

From central station we made our way to the monorail station to take off for Golden Triangle.  KL public transit is impressive, easy to use, clean, fast efficient etc.  The monorail ride gives a nice intro to the city and the architecture.  The second you step out to the street you can't help but notice Petronas, the towers are massive!  The streets were very quiet near our hotel, not really anyone moving around and not a lot of shops or anything.  We walked over to the hotel.

I stayed at the Renaissance which is nice place to stay and was reasonably priced.  There are two towers, one much more posh than other it seemed as they ushered me and my rucksack away from the posh check-in counter over to the economy class check in.  The tower we did stay in had nice views of the towers which were really cool at night.

We ate at the cafe there and booked a trip that eve to Selangor.   The food was pretty grim which would be the case for the remainder of the stay at that cafe.  Off for a half day journey to see some fireflies.

 

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Selangor sunset
Selangor sunset
KL tower
KL tower
Petronas by day
Petronas by day
Petronas at night
Petronas at night
street market
street market
street market
street market
petronas at night
petronas at night