KL quicky

Kuala Lumpur Travel Blog

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It was a longer flight than I had thought to KL, but the service aboard Air Asia was excellent.  It was my first experience of the 'World's Best Low-Cost Airline' and my first time trying a low cost airline long haul.  Apart from the seats not being overly comfortable, I was impressed by the service offered.  We arrived into Kuala Lumpur on time after the 8-hour journey had passed pretty quickly.  The airport is a long way from the city, however, taking an hour on the Aerobus shuttle (MYR14/£2.50/$3.50 return) to get into the centre.  I hadn't booked any accomodation but made my way to Reggae Guesthouse in Chinatown only to find it full.  They recommended I try the Bird Nest, not far away, and I found my own room for MYR30 (£5.

The mighty Petronas Twin Towers
50/$8) as they weren't full.  I didn't have long to roll back the memories in KL - I had been here 6 years earlier - and the thunderstorms made sightseeing all that more difficult!!

I did manage to get out for a few hours and walk round the main sights, such as the Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower.  I didn't have time to go up either for views as it was getting late and I had yet another early start the next day.  KL is a well-ordered, clean city and not a million miles from matching up to the super-city of Singapore.  It retains a bit more of a rugges edge, without being rundown in the central tourist areas.  I had a quick snack and a shower, before heading off to bed early, trying to get my head around the time zone and get some sleep before being up for a 3am start to get back to the LCC terminal at the airport....ready for Sri Lanka!!

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The mighty Petronas Twin Towers
The mighty Petronas Twin Towers
The KL tower, jutting up in the di…
The KL tower, jutting up in the d…