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Kuala Lampur in Malaysia

Posted by francois on September 14, 2016
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We flew from Siem Reap airport in Cambodia to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. When we arrived at the airport we took a bus into the center of town, where we then walked to the apartment complex where we were staying.


Kuala Lumpur is a huge city with gigantic malls, tall skyscrapers and an impressive public transport system. The city reminded us a lot of Cape Town except that the public transport was really good.

Our accommodation was a room in an apartment on the 20th floor that we found on Airbnb. We shared the space with the owner of the apartment, a Malaysian man (Isac), who gave us great tips and information about getting around the city. The apartment had an excellent view of the city, which included the Petronas Towers, and the KL tower, which looked amazing at night.

The block we were staying in had a huge swimming pool and was very close to the monorail. The area we were staying in was called Brickfields, which is known as ‘Little India’, and there was a Hindu temple right next to the building. We were also surrounded by Indian restaurants and shops, some of which were ‘Pure Vegetarian’ which we really enjoyed.

On one of the days we walked to the KL bird park, which was advertised as the biggest bird park in the World. We spend the day at the bird park and really enjoyed our visit.

We enjoyed the convenience of the monorail, and used it a number of times to get around the city. On one of our days in KL we went to the top of the Petronas twin towers. We thought the experience was over priced and overrated for what you could see. What we enjoyed much more than the towers themselves, was the amazing free light and water show at the foot of the towers every night.

The KL tower is the other tower visible on the skyline of Kuala Lumpur. This tower is also extremely tall, and looks like a diamond at night with all its lights that strobe and change colour. We walked to the tower one day and took part in some of the mini attractions they have around the tower. We visited the little zoo and aquarium, did the tree-top canopy walk, and experienced their 4D Simulator ride, before going to the top of the tower. We enjoyed the top of the KL tower as you are allowed to walk on the balcony that goes all the way around the outside of the tower at the top. They had two glass boxes that were overhanging from the balcony, where we stood and took pictures, it was really cool.