Kuala Lumpur Travel Blog› entry 3 of 48 › view all entries
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.
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!!