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what do a couple with a daughter of 7, do in kuala lumpur?

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1. Posted by metheidiot (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

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Friends are leaving for malaysia for 4days at the end of the week.they stay at the renacaunce hotel.what is the best things for them to do and see?and the best mode of travelling around?any help would be appreciated.

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Renaissance Hotel, that's a pretty strategic place to stay. It's literally stone's throw away from the Petronas Twin Towers, the KL Tower (KL's version of the BT tower in London) and Bukit Bintang area (7 shopping malls within a radius of 500 metres). There's also the KL Bird Park and Batu Caves.

On Monday, 26 January is Chinese New Year. Go to Chinatown on that day or the following day and you could get a chance to see Lion dance stunts (on 6-7 feet columns) and performances on the streets. Depending on their own schedule, shopping malls will also hire lion dance troupes to perform at the main entrances of the buildings.

Check out the Kuala Lumpur travel guide for more information. If they have any questions, just shoot, or get them to post here. :)

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Jan-2009, at 07:00 by Hien ]

3. Posted by lizp (Full Member 77 posts) 7y

Chinese New Year is 26-27 when all government offices etc will be closed, but because its a long weekend, many people will be taking off from the 24th. There should be a few activites such as lion dances, usually on the 2nd day and the days after that.

Renaissance Hotel has a monorail station just across the road. This is a good way of getting to Bukit Bintang. Otherwise for a family, use a taxi. BUT MAKE SURE the driver switches on his meter before starting the journey, and DON'T agree to pay a set fee instread of the meter. Also although there will be less traffic on the roads over the holiday, there will also be less taxis as the Chinese drivers won't be working.

What to see - Twin Towers and the garden outside, go to the old colonial buildings around Dataran Merdeka on the edge of Chinatown, if you want to escape the city go to Lake Gardens - this is where the bird park is, but the bird park is VERY expensive for foreigners now. Lake Garden is nice to walk around and there is a small deer park. With a 7 year old maybe go to the zoo, it's not too bad as Asian zoos go.

Hope this helps!

4. Posted by musharoom (Budding Member 33 posts) 7y

There is an indoor theme park at time square and about 40mins from the city by train theres a water/theme park... we had fun there and were adults! also the Imax cinema is cool. cant remember the name of the water park though sorry...

5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Quoting musharoom

There is an indoor theme park at time square and about 40mins from the city by train theres a water/theme park... we had fun there and were adults! also the Imax cinema is cool. cant remember the name of the water park though sorry...

The indoor theme park in Times Square is a fun place to go too. Times Square is one of the many shopping malls in Bukit Bintang.

The water park is Sunway Lagoon, located about 30mins drive away, south west of the city, in PJ (Petaling Jaya).

6. Posted by pixiepop (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

There's the Aquaria in KLCC which might be interesting to check out, especially since you have a 7-year old with you, it might excite her to see some unique marine life there. I hear that the ZON Kuala Lumpur Hotel offers 20% discounts on tickets to the Aquaria if you book certain suites there, try checking with them if you're interested.

7. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

DONT MISS THE KL BIRD PARK- the world's largest walk-in aviary.

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