To fly from Manila to Kuala Lumpur takes only three hours. At 3pm I arrive at KLIA LCCT. As the airport is distant from town, I go to the capital by KLIA Express. From KL Sentral station it´s possible to take the Monorail to go to Bukit Bintang, where I booked a room at “Sunshine Bedz” in advance. I am lucky to have a clean and friendly hostel that is located in the center of the city. Tired and exhausted, I discover the endless shopping malls around the neighborhood on my first day.
The following morning I decide to go to the Batu Caves. This holy cave system is located 15 minutes outside of Kuala Lumpur. You have to climb up 272 stairs to get to the top. Here I enjoy the view over Kuala Lumpur with the 43m high and golden statue of the Hindu goddess Murugan that stays besides the stairs. Here I meet Angela, who is travelling on business purpose from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. We enjoy lunge at KL Sentral and decide to discover the city in a double pack the next days.
If you plan to take a break from town, you should spend one evening at the Shangri La hotel. I am lucky, that Angela is a friend of the singer in the lobby, so that we enjoy a wonderful night there.
The next day we take the Monorail to Bukit Nanas, to get to Petronas Twin Towers. The Towers are – with a height of 452 meters – still one of the highest buildings in the world. In front of the main entrance we find a small waterpark, where most of the tourists settle for taking pictures from the outside, by day and night. After a few hours we decide to let the evening fade away in China town. Therefore we take the Rapid KL to Pasar Seni.
On my last day I visit KL Lake Gardens to see the Butterfly Park. Unfortunately the park isn´t very pretty, so that you should rather decide to see the Bird Park or the Orchid Gardens, located at the same area. In the late afternoon Angela, Mariza – both live in the same hostel – and I meet up for a wonderful dinner, before I leave my accommodation to fly to Singapore.