Kuala Lumpur travel blog: 12 hours in the capital of Truly Asia
A symbol of modern Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is a hub which brings Asia together in more than one way. Known for its rich culture and food Kuala Lumpur can keep you entertained all through out your stay here. My experience of going through this beautiful city is narrated through this Kuala Lumpur travel blog.
It was a early morning arrival for me, KLIA2 welcomes me and I was taken a back by the crowd .I knew I should use the bus for airport transit. Always remember there are many options of public transport available in KL which is already explained in my article. I chose bus because I was a budget traveler and it was a obvious choice.
Journey from KLIA2 to KL Sentral usually takes an hour, it may increase during peak traffic hours. First point of Kuala Lumpur exploration started from KL Sentral. KL Sentral is the center point for all the transport means to various parts of the city. I had 12 hours of time and I could not afford to waste even a bit.
My article may not cover Kuala Lumpur in detail but my intention is to spread the spirit with which I traveled this amazing city. I reached KL Sentral from where I was supposed to go across Batu Caves, Bukit Bintang , Petronas Twin towers. It was long day ahead with flies in my stomach. KFC to the rescue at KL Sentral to introduce me to a new menu and give that much needed relief from hunger.
Kuala Lumpur travel blog : Batu Caves
First destination of the day was Batu Caves and mode of transport was KTM Kommuter. Kommuter fare is 2RM to Batu Caves from KL Sentral once there spend ample amount of time to enjoy this Hindu heritage site in Kuala Lumpur. Batu caves involves a climb of 277 steps to reach cave site. One of the many caves in Malaysia this offers an experience to be a part of worshiping Hindu deities. With hundreds of fellow travelers to accompany you, it is worth the effort. A detailed blog on Batu caves can be found here in my article Batu Caves Kuala Lumpur travel Blog – A Hindu heritage site
The bus journey takes around 30 minutes to reach a monorail stop at ChowKit from there I got into a mono rail to travel till Bukit Bintang. This is again fast and fare is minimum. People here are busy and dedicated. One lousy walk in KualaLumpur is all it takes to know how cultured people are when it comes to traffic sense.
Kuala Lumpur travel blog: Bukit Bintang.
Kuala Lumpur is a city with insane traffic and it is often unreliable when it comes to maintaining time during your travel. Huge traffic jam is a common scene and sometimes you end up feeling walking is a better option. I got down at Bukit Bintang which is considered to be a shopping hub of Kuala Lumpur. A stroll here will give you hundreds of brands on display, it is a paradise to all the shopoholics. I don’t like shopping and not crazy about brands. However it was worth spending time here just to go around and get a feel of shopping in KL.
Bukit Bintang is at a walking distance from Twin towers. Hawker food stalls are omni present on your way to the towers. I enjoyed a local Malaysian dish for lunch at one of the food stalls. It was just delicious. I met a Bangladeshi and a Pakistani brother who showed no signs of national disputes our nations carry. We spoke in length on their life in KL. I realized one thing, politics is one enemy which divides nation, as responsible citizens we maintain that respect for each other which goes beyond boundaries. This is what travel does to you, gives you that maturity to respect people and know them.
Kuala Lumpur travel blog : Petronas Twin Towers
Finally here I come, standing tall as a mark of modern Malaysia, Petronas Twin towers. A pathway through the heart of Malaysia ends at Suriya KLCC Mall which then opens up to the grand view of Twin Towers. Right there in front of my eyes the twin towers stands tall. Only regret is I didn visit the Petronas in the night illumination. Never the less I was impressed.
One can also go all the way till the observation deck by paying the entry fee to twin towers. The view is awesome here and it is recommended to experience skyline view of KL. The details of tickets and timings can be found here at the Petronas Twin towers Site. Do go there with advanced online booking to avoid the long queue.
Spent quality time here at KLCC park and it was time to pack things up at KL.
It was a short visit but never the less I experienced much more than what was expected in 12 hours. Final journey was by LRT from KLCC Mall to KL Sentral from where I took a bus back to KLIA2 to my journey to Singapore.
I recommend spending more time at Kuala Lumpur if you happen to visit Malaysia, each day is very much worth it. I wish to go there soon and spend some time.