Where to Stay, places to go and eat in Malaysia

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1. Posted by dheerajg (Budding Member 3 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!


I am traveling to KL for 3 days. We are 3 guys. We have shortlisted some places to stay. We want a neat and clean place with easy travel options nearby. Not very far from main city.
If you have any other place, neighbourhood. Please suggest.

Please also tell us about the redlight district areas so we could avoid them.

1. Le Village
99A Jl Tun HS Lee Merdeka Square 5000
Tel: 03 013 355 0235 (info) ( near Sze Yah Temple )

2. Pondok Lodge
20 Jl Cangkat Bukit Bintang Golden Triangle 50200
Tel: 03 2142 8449 (info)

3. Red Palm
5 Jl Tengkat Tong Shin Golden Triangle 50200
Tel: 03 2143 1279 (info)
4. The Green Hut
Golden Triangle 50200
Tel: 03 2142 3339 (info)

5. Backpackers Travellers Inn
60 Jl Sultan Chinatown 50000
Tel: 03 2078 2473 (info)
Tel: 03 2032 1855 (info)

6.Comfort Lodge
No. 52 Tengkat Tong Shin
Off Changkat Bukit Bintang
50200 Kuala Lumpur

7. Comfort Inn
No.65 Cangkat Bukit Bintang
50200 Kuala Lumpur
8. The Green Hut
Golden Triangle 50200
Tel: 03 2142 3339 (info)

Rent here is around 30RM.
1.Please tell us about some cheaper options also.
2. Some places to walk around to see people and places.
3. Some nice foods..
4. Some nice places to see night life.?

2. Posted by dheerajg (Budding Member 3 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

I am replying to my own post:---

Some place which I know are
1. Petronas towers ( can you tell me the time when entry to the bridge is open for tourists ).

2. Chow Kit Market ( I hear its great to go at night- is it right ).
3. Meredeka Square ( Dont knw much abt it.. could u tell )
4. Golden Triangle
5.Genting Highlands
6. Lake Gardens
7... please tell more..

Bar and clubs
1. Hard Rock Cafe ..

I only have 2 nights here so wanna make most of it. Please suggest

Also someone suggested Puduraya bus station for staying. As its cheap and jsut 10mins walk to the main place Bukit Bintang. Could you suggest one or two more places like that.

I wanted to know little about Geyland also.. Plz tell

3. Posted by danalasta (Respected Member 519 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

I wanted to know little about Geyland also.. Plz tell

Are u referring to the "land of the gays"? We dont have a Gayland in Kuala Lumpur unless,of course, you are referring to Geylang which is in Singapore!!!


4. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Quoting dheerajg

1. Petronas towers ( can you tell me the time when entry to the bridge is open for tourists ).

You need to get a pass (it's free) at the lobby in the morning. The counter opens at about 8 - 8:30am. Be there early if you plan to go on Sunday or public holiday as there are limited passes given away in a day.

5. Posted by Linger (Full Member 59 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

Regarding accomodation, I would actually advise you to stay in the hotels you listed in Bukit Bintang or within the Golden Triangle. Though I've not stayed in the places that you've mentioned - location wise it's very strategic. Good food, pubs, night clubs, shopping are just a few minutes walk away.

Genting Highlands - Check out this site http://www.genting.com.my
If you're not into casinos, theme parks (or have been to Disneyland) - I personally wouldn't recommend it and considering you've got only 3 days - the city itself has so much to offer.

Merdeka Square is where Malaysia achieved its Independence in 1957. The buildings surrounding the square still shows it colonial past during the British occupation.

Lake Gardens - lovely place to chill with a picnic basket. It boasts of lush greenery, the lake, Butterfly Park, Bird Park and not forgetting the National Monument.

You could also look into checking out China Town (Petaling Street), National Musuem, Central Market .... the list goes on! This website http://allmalaysia.info is worth a read.

Have a good time!

6. Posted by anurag34 (Budding Member 26 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Dear Dheeraj

Since your are there for just two nights, I would suggest the following:

Day 1
Morning: Genting Highlands

Evening: Start with the city's commercial and business hub, popularly known as the Golden Triangle, where visitors and locals shop 'til they drop.With Bukit Bintang as the start-off point, make your way to the Bintang Walk, a pedestrian shopping haven featuring a row of five-star shopping complexes and hip restaurants. This place may remind you of Singapore's Orchard Road. The shopping complexes located in this district include Starhill, KL Plaza and Lot 10 and, just across the road, Sungei Wang Plaza. Further up is the Low Yat Plaza. For the best in branded items, shop at Lot 10. For all others, Sungei Wang and Bukit Bintang Plaza are recommended because these offer more variety to fit all budgets.

Day 2:

Morning: Batu Caves

Proceed to Central Market. This tourist market sells handicrafts, curios and antiques from throughout the country and attracts plenty of foreign visitors. Hence, prices can be grossly inflated, so be prepared to haggle. A short walk away is Petaling Street, otherwise known as Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown.

Moving northwards along Petaling Street you will find one of Malaysia's most impressive Hindu temples, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. Now, turn left into Jalan Raja Chulan and explore the National History Museum, Merdeka Square (where the Malayan flag was first raised after independence) and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building--the Big Ben of KL. In the same vicinity lies the old cricket club, Selangor Club, plus Cathedral of Virgin St Mary. Go southwards along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin until you come to the magnificent National Mosque. About 500 metres away sits the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.

Next stop is the Mid Valley Megamall--currently Southeast Asia's largest shopping mall.

Day 3:
Standing majestically in this area is the Petronas Twin Towers. These towers house an upscale megamall known as Suria KLCC, a concert hall and more. From this area you can also view another prominent landmark from afar, the KL Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur). Among the tallest of its kind in the world, it stands at 421 metres and is KL's telecommunications tower. Suria KLCC is right at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers, and features high-end retailers.



7. Posted by iyah_lujil (Budding Member 4 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

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8. Posted by Jayk (Budding Member 20 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Chow Kit is sort of red light district. But quite interesting, go with an open mind.
Hard Rock Cafe is very commercial, check out some of the clubs down Jalan Sultan Ismail. I personally recommend Zouk, it has 3 different sections, good house music and lovely people. Bliss (right across the street from Beach Club) or Liquid near china town. Plenty of pretty girls in Beach Club, Rum Jungle and Thai bar. Genting highlands takes a long time, and it's more of a family destination. Or a punters destination if you like gambling. Go shopping in Sungai Wang (bukit bintang)it was voted 1 of the best shopping centers in Asia great for cheap stuff, funky clothes and electronics. Or Times Square for branded goods. K.L. is a real city. You will love it. The people are fantastic, the food is great, and the atmosphere is electric. You really need 3 years not 3 days to experience it for real. 3 days will leave you wanting more.
Enjoy it

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10. Posted by fruitlups (Budding Member 15 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

My friends and I will be coming from SING only for a day in Malaysia. I think we will arrive at the bus depot late in the morning. What to do is still not planned but we will definitely stay for the night to enjoy and leave after lunch.

So far, I gather not to go to Genting for the cable ride but to make sure we EAT.. see Petronas and get a pass for the bridge, see PETALING and enjoy the NIGHT LIFE.

Anything interesting other than SHOPPING that we can do on a midday?