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1. Posted by van2006 (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi! Will be in Singapore (thanks to this forum, I finshed quite an itinerary for our free time!) this June but aside from Malacca, we were thinking of heading to Malaysia proper for a 2-day go around. My questions are:

1. Since we only have 2 days, which place(s) is good to look around in? Is a 2 day visit too short to have a good enough feel of Malaysia? Am having second thoughts that maybe KL is too metropolitan in a generic way? Any suggestions on what to do on a really short stay?

2. Any great bargain shopping spots you can recommend? (hehe, will absolutely limit shopping to one afternoon's activity)

Thanks a lot! :-)

2. Posted by choonha (Budding Member 17 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Van,

A 2-day visit is ALWAYS too short to visit a country/place. But you can always make the most of the short time here.

1. KL is rather metropolitan, in a way but there's still plenty to do and lots of places to visit. Here are a few suggestions:
- The Petronas Twin Towers are a must-see (then again, KL is quite a small city, so wherever you are, you can def spot the towers). Visit the skybridge - which links the two towers at level 29. Limited tickets are issues (and it's free) from 8.30am onwards, on a first-come-first-served basis. The skybridge is open every day except on Mondays.
- You can check out the KL Tower - bird's eye view of the city. Admission is RM10.00 (I think)
- Royal Selangor Visitor Centre - check out the elaborate processes of pewter-making.
- Batu Caves - caves formed by massive limestone formations, you need to climb 272 steps to reach the caves and there is a Hindu temple here.
- National Museum (Muzium Negara)
- Central Market - great shopping place for handicrafts, batiks, knick-knacks
- Petaling Street / Chinatown - great bargains, lots of fake goods, good food.

2. Shopping
- Sungai Wang Plaza - Great bargain shopping spot
- Starhill - designer labels
- Suria KLCC (located at the foot of the Petronas Twin Towers) - many restaurants, designer labels, regular shops.
- Central Market (see above)
- Petaling Street/Chinatown (see above)

And Selamat Datang! Hope you have a smackin' good time in KL!

Cheers

3. Posted by van2006 (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi, CH! Thanks for the advice-- and for your greenhut reco in a different thread. Looking forward to next week!

4. Posted by choonha (Budding Member 17 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

My pleasure.. Tell me how everything goes.

Cheers

5. Posted by van2006 (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

BTW, does anyone know if there are available tour groups/guides upon reaching Malacca? And prices if possible. Or if it's easy enough to go around on foot by ourselves with some tour map we can proably buy?

Thanks!