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11. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

You get jet lag flying from BKK to KUL?!

I definitely want to see chinatown & the petronas towers - is there anything else anybody thinks we might fit in?

Apart from Times Square, where else did you go the last time you were here?

Hi Hien,

We're flying dublin-paris-KL,spending two days here and then onto BKK. First long haul flight so unless sleeping tablets work for me I'll be wrecked!
I've never been to KL before so Id like to get the most of our two days there. Any suggestions?

[ Edit: Fixed quote ]

12. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting clarife

Quoting Hien

You get jet lag flying from BKK to KUL?!

I definitely want to see chinatown & the petronas towers - is there anything else anybody thinks we might fit in?

Apart from Times Square, where else did you go the last time you were here?

Hi Hien,

We're flying dublin-paris-KL,spending two days here and then onto BKK. First long haul flight so unless sleeping tablets work for me I'll be wrecked!
I've never been to KL before so Id like to get the most of our two days there. Any suggestions?

Oops!!! *Hangs head low in shame* Sorry, I got confused with you and claireh (since you replied my post)!!!

Well, two days (one night?) is kind of a hurry, depending on your flight times.

Places to see:
- Batu Caves (daytime - free)
- Chinatown (day/night)
- Petronas Towers (the night view is a must! go during the day too, if you have the time - skybridge pass is free, go there early to get the passes)
- KL Tower (malay: Menara KL)
- KL Bird Park (largest covered birdpark in the world)
- Bukit Bintang area (if you're into shopping)

The last two on the list can be missed if you don't have enough time to do all. These places should take up pretty much all the time you have here.

[ Edit: Edited on May 14, 2007, at 10:33 AM by Hien ]

13. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

Hi Hien

No worries - my quoting isn't really up to scratch back there!

We are actually in KL for two full days and two nights - we fly to BKK at 12 noon on the third day. Thanks for the suggestions, have you had lunch/dinner in the restaurant up the KL tower? I've heard some great reviews on the food & some people say its expensive - although I'm still on european budgeting so that took me back a bit.
That won't last long!

Also, we have been looking for accomadation and have mostly been looking in the golden triangle are - is this the best idea so that we're close enough to everything?

Thanks again!

Clare

14. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting clarife

We are actually in KL for two full days and two nights - we fly to BKK at 12 noon on the third day. Thanks for the suggestions, have you had lunch/dinner in the restaurant up the KL tower? I've heard some great reviews on the food & some people say its expensive - although I'm still on european budgeting so that took me back a bit.
That won't last long!

I had hi-tea buffet at the revolving restaurant, Seri Angkasa, many years ago on mother's day. It was a nice place. Food was nice too. The price is more expensive (by about 10-40 Malaysian Ringgit) than what you could get at a normal hotel or restaurant, but hey, you pay not just for the food, but for the experience too. If you're going to dine there, skip paying MYR25 for the observation deck. If I remember correctly, they'd allow you to go to the observation deck (one level down) if you are a guest of the restaurant.

The prices are as follow (quoted for March 2007):

BUFFET LUNCH
MYR 60++ per person
1200-1500hrs daily

BUFFET DINNER
MYR 115++ per person
1830-2300hrs daily

BUFFET BRUNCH
MYR 70++ per person
1130-1500hrs Weekends & Public holidays only

HI-TEA (BUFFET)
MYR 45++ per person
1530-1730hrs Weekends & Public holidays only

  • No tipping required - not a practice here. The "++" means service charge (usually 10-15%) and govt. tax (5%).

Make your reservation here: http://www.amdbproperties.com/seriMelayu/menaraKlMain.asp

Also, we have been looking for accomadation and have mostly been looking in the golden triangle are - is this the best idea so that we're close enough to everything?

Check out the accommodation section for RedPalm KL and Greenhut, in that order. RedPalm is highly recommended by travellers I've met (mostly members of TP), and Greenhut is pretty nice too. If both hostels are fully booked, look for any one in the Bukit Bintang area.

When are you guys coming anyway?

[ Edit: Edited on May 14, 2007, at 12:10 PM by Hien ]

15. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

Thanks a mill Hien, theres loads of advice for us there!

Have you ever been to the Aquaria KLCC - it looks amazing. Is it close to the city centre, or hard to get to?

We will be arriving in early October, do you know what the weather will be like then?

16. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

Quoting clarife

Thanks a mill Hien, theres loads of advice for us there!

Have you ever been to the Aquaria KLCC - it looks amazing. Is it close to the city centre, or hard to get to?

We will be arriving in early October, do you know what the weather will be like then?

Aquaria KLCC is located very very near to KLCC and KLCC Convention Center....
you can be there with LRT or cab...
It is very easy to get there with signs around the area...
October....monsoon!!!;)

17. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

Nooooo!

if I hear monsoon once more I am gonna have a heart attack!

Have you ever been to KL in october? Have you ever been to the Aquaria? It looks amazing, even a bit daunting(yeah Im a big kid!) but it looks fun.

18. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting clarife

Have you ever been to the Aquaria KLCC - it looks amazing. Is it close to the city centre, or hard to get to?

Aquaria is in the KL Convention Centre, just next to the Petronas Towers. There is a tunnel walkway connecting from the shopping complex (Suria KLCC) at the bottom of the twin towers to the convention centre. I've been to the Melbourne aquarium. It was amazing. I've never been to this one though. But friends who'd been there said except for the two nurse sharks, there was nothing much to shout about.

We will be arriving in early October, do you know what the weather will be like then?

Early October is fine. The monsoon doesn't start until end of October or early November, sometimes even later than that.

19. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

Brill - does it be sunny or more on the humid side? Will I have my suntan before I even reach bangkok???

20. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

Quoting clarife

Quoting Hien

Quoting claireh

If you're into shopping, Times Square is HUGE! There is also an indoor rollercoaster there, but when I was there last it was never running...but you might be lucky.

There was an accident back in January (the time you were here) where a metal piece fell off (not sure if it was from the track or the train) and injured someone. They had to close the ride for investigation.

Sounds a bit dodgy to me - is it back working again does anybody know?

It's been a while. I've not been there for quite some time. It should be running again now. I'll try to check it out for you though.

I've just checked with a friend whose friend works in the Times Square building. The roller coaster is back working again. :)