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1. Posted by lene (Budding Member 31 posts) 10y

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Hi guys,
I am probably going up KL for a week or something, could suggestions pls flow in, with regards to other towns or places to visit that I could go for a day or two from KL. Lookin at mid-price range, just for the travel experience tts it, we are not really nature lovers, so no trekking pls, and any places you've stayed at that seems not bad, looking around rm100-150 per night or less? open to ideas, suggestions? clubs? food places? night activities? hostels too, if they have attached bathrooms.

Tks ya;)!

2. Posted by noorhizat (Budding Member 27 posts) 10y

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3. Posted by lizp (Full Member 77 posts) 10y

Hotels in KL,....... Ancaaa is about RM125 and is in China town by Pudu Raya bus station, or there's the Hotel Malaya also in chinatown. Otherwise sevral hotels in the Bukit Bintang area. Changkat Bukit Bintang has a few hotels and hostels, lots of nice bars, and there are food stalls as well as restaurants.

Towns outside KL, go to Malacca for the historical and cultural aspect. I don't know the hotels, but I've heard of Puri hote, check it on the internet, its a bit upmarket but nice.
You could go to Penang, its about 4-5 hours by bus (or get a cheap flight with AirAsia). Stay at Hotel continental or Malaysia, which are next to each other on Jln Penang, and cost about RM90.

Hope this helps.

4. Posted by lene (Budding Member 31 posts) 10y

hi lizp, you mentioned Chinatown, do the chinatown in kl have night markets and stuff?

5. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

Quoting lene

hi lizp, you mentioned Chinatown, do the chinatown in kl have night markets and stuff?

Yes! day & night market selling sunglasses, watches, bags, trainers, CDs & clothes etc. There also some great places to eat as well.

There's a good shopping mall where the petronas towers are & also a very cool aquarium if you're into sea life.

6. Posted by lene (Budding Member 31 posts) 10y

Quoting Laura_B

Quoting lene

hi lizp, you mentioned Chinatown, do the chinatown in kl have night markets and stuff?

Yes! day & night market selling sunglasses, watches, bags, trainers, CDs & clothes etc. There also some great places to eat as well.

There's a good shopping mall where the petronas towers are & also a very cool aquarium if you're into sea life.

Cool aquarium? do u mean its part of a shopping mall as a disply piece or is it like UNderwater world? http://www.underwaterworld.com.sg/ ??

apart from chinatown, where else has night markets and stuff in kl?

7. Posted by zanif (Full Member 113 posts) 10y

It's actually called Aquaria.

Admisson fee is RM 38 for a non-Malaysian adult.

8. Posted by lene (Budding Member 31 posts) 10y

k tks zanif, will chk it out.

9. Posted by lene (Budding Member 31 posts) 10y

any other suggestions for places near kl to do a day trip? or an overnight vist?

as malaysia is a islamic state, is it illegal or do the country have strict regulations about tourist who are of mixed sex staying in a single room? be it double or twin beds????

10. Posted by mowgliboy (Budding Member 17 posts) 10y

Lene, for a day or two trip, Malacca is highly recommended.
It's about 2 hour drive from KL. A historical town, there
are plenty of accommodation to choose from, from hotels to
really cheap but nice and clean guesthouse/budget hotel,
wabout 50-60RM. If you can plan a weekend trip there, there
is a nice night market at the main town area, on saturday night.
Lots of food and also bargains.

Night markets are available almost every night in KL/surroundings
as they take turn to move around towns. Night market in Chinatown
is everyday and lots of imitation stuff there. But the rule is...
always must bargain especially for foreigners. The traders can be
quite harsh, but nevertheless its safe there.

You can also do a highland trip for a day/two to Genting Highland,
a cooling getaway for locals. There are also some budget rooms there
from about RM80, but very basic with bathroom attached. Check out
First World Hotel. There is a theme park and famous casino (the only
legal one here in Malaysia)

As your concern for staying together, that should be okay as the
islamic syariah only applies to muslims. You must have heard about
the nasty incidents where an elderly couple from the states were
pestered to show their marriage certificate at the wee hours during
a raid by the islamic team. but that is very rare.