Where to go in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia: 2010

Kuala Lumpur Travel Vacation Guide

Below are some travel & vacation guides that are deem useful when you are travelling Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia currency is denote as Malaysian Ringgit (RM). One rinngit is 100 sen. Bills: RM1, 5, 10, 50, 100, and 500. As at 18 Dec 2010, the conversion rate against USD is USD1 = RM3.13.

The voltage is 220-240 volts, 50 cycles. Two pronged or three pronged triangular plugs.

Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) is the official language. English is widely spoken in Kuala Lumpur.

Public Transport:
Kuala Lumpur has an increasingly fast, efficient and cheap public transport system, overseen by the government-run Rapid KL, which comprises 48 railway stations.

Rapid KL runs the two Light Railway Transit (LRT) lines in the city, the Kelana Jaya Rail Line and the Ampang Rail Line. Ampang Rail Line trains run south from Sentul Timur to Sri Petaling and Ampang in the east. Kelana Jaya trains run between the Putra Terminal in the northeast of the Lembah Subang Depot on Kuala Lumpur's western outskirts. Malaysia is currently planning its own MRT, the government will award the RM36billion project soon.

Rapid KL runs over 160 bus routes. The most useful for tourists are the 10 City Shuttle services that provide efficient transport around the center.

The KL Monorail is a handy way of getting around the city. The monorail serves destinations from Titiwangsa in the north to a stop near Kuala Lumpur's Sentral Station and also covers destinations in the Golden Triangle.

you can hail them on the street. Taxi ranks are also found throughout the city. Queues at the ranks are especially long during rush hour. During the regular thunderstorms, hailing a taxi in the street is near to impossible.

KL Sentral, Malaysia Tourist Transportation Hub

kl sentral
KL Sentral was opened in April 16, 2001 as the tourism transportation hub in Kuala Lumpur, which links all major intercity and intra-city lines, as well as Kuala Lumpur commuter network and airport rail service.

Two 5-Star hotels called Hilton Kuala Lumpur & Le Meridien are located just opposite the building. The location of the hotels near KL Sentral make them an ideal accommodation for those who travel frequently within the city, KLIA and other parts of the country.

KL Sentral Malaysia Tourist Transport Hub Guide

KLIA Transit
Links Stesen Sentral with the KLIA Kuala Lumpur International Airport, stopping at three satellite towns – Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya/Cyberjaya and Salak Tinggi – en route. Trains depart at every half hour from both points and the journey from one end to the other takes 36 minutes.

KLIA Express
Provides 28-minute, non-stop access to the KLIA Kuala Lumpur International Airport. As added convenience, travellers can check in and out at the Kuala Lumpur City Air Terminal (KLCAT) in Stesen Sentral. Trains depart every 15 minutes on the hour from both ends.

KL Monorail
The monorail connects Kuala Lumpur’s major attractions, and will stop in the shopping mall at KL Sentral once this is ready.

PUTRA line
An intracity light rail transit (LRT) system connecting major parts of Kuala Lumpur. Provides access to another LRT network, the Star-LRT, via a connecting stop at Masjid Jamek.

KTM Intercity
The main national railway line, running along the length of the peninsular and linking major towns from Singapore in the south to Bangkok in the north.

Impiana KLCC Hotel & SPA

impiana klcc hotel
Located within the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s bustling city centre, The Impiana KLCC Hotel & Spa is the leading business class hotel in Kuala Lumpur. It is a few minutes' walk from the majestic Petronas Twin Towers.

Impiana KLCC Hotel & Spa offers the best dining in Kuala Lumpur with 4 exquisite outlets.
Oswego Bar.Wine

For the society shakers our hip and trendy Oswego Bar.Wine should be on your agenda. Serving healthy snacks, wide selection of wine and ladies cocktails until the early hours.

Bohemia Tobacco.Bar

Or if you're one for stoggies or cigars, then the Bohemia Tobacco. Bar may be where you will find your shangri la.

Tonka Bean Cafe.Deli

Try the stylishly contemporary Tonka Bean Cafe. Deli, where you will be able to savour true culinary delights 24-hours a day.

Lobby Lounge Tea.Coffee

The hotel Lobby Lounge Tea. Coffee is the perfect meeting point for business or pleasure and a cappuccino.

KLCC Aquaria

aquaria klcc
Located inside Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) which is a few minutes walk from the Petronas Twin Towers, it is accessible through the underground interlink from Tower Records in Suria KLCC.

Aquaria KLCC has an amazing display of fishes and sea creatures like sand tiger sharks, blue rays and giant arapaimas, gar fish....

Some of the highlights of the aquarium includes a 90 meter long underwater tunnel, the 10 foot long gigantic Arapamia, and an Aqua Theatre.

There are also reptiles such as snakes and lizards on display along with a wide variety of insects.

There is no restriction on photography. But lighting is dim and you try your luck shooting through the glass.

Kuala Lumpur KL Top 10 Places To Visit

There are so much attractions to visit in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia. There is so much you can see and visit in KL. I would like to make some recommendation of the top 10 places to visit in KL.

1. Petronas Twin Towers (KLCC)
The tallest twin buildings in the world. It is remarkable as the world famous landmark and located in the heart of the city. The twin towers contain a shopping complex, KL Convention Center, conference halls, office buildings and of course a sparkling park. KLCC is the most popular tourist destination of KL.

The 88-storey chrome and steel towers are the headquarters of Malaysia’s oil and gas company – Petronas. The Skybridge on the 41st floor connects the towers and offers visitors spectacular views of Kuala Lumpur.

2. China Town, Petaling Street KL, Central Market (Pasar Seni)
Your visit to Kuala Lumpur would not be complete if you don't pay a visit Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown. At night, Chinatown transforms into a lively and vibrant night market, it is well-known bargain hunter’s paradise, you can find cheap watches, fruits, clothes, souvenirs...

Central Market is just a few minutes away from Petaling Street, this market is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most familiar landmarks as well as a popular tourist attraction. you can find an assortment of merchandise here that ranges from handicrafts and souvenirs to authentic Malaysian batik prints.

3. Kuala Lumpur (KL) Tower
You must visit the most imposing landmark in the city, the KL Tower. KL Tower ranks as the tallest tower in Asia. This gleaming tower’s spindle-like apex is visible from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur. KL Tower plays host to a revolving restaurant, Seri Angkasa. Here you will take a high-speed lift to the Seri Angkasa Revolving Restaurant for a sumptuous buffet dinner while admiring the breathtaking panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur by night. this tower is a definite must-see sightseeing attraction when you visit Kuala Lumpur.

4. Royal Selangor Pewter
A visit to the Royal Selangor Visitor Center begins with the Gallery section where visitors get a better understanding of pewter and also its history. In the Pewter Museum you can see a selection of the oldest pewter-crafting tools and antique pewter. Visitors to get a first hand glimpse of the crafting process in making pewter ware as well as the fine handiwork in creating fine jewelry by Selberan, a Royal Selangor company.

5. Batu Caves, The Holy Temple of Hindus
Batu Caves is a sacred place of worship for the Hindus. Rising almost 100m above the ground Batu Caves temple complex consists of three main caves and a few smaller ones. The Lord Murugan standing at 42.7 meters is the world's largest statue. It is one of the popular tourist destination in KL and is located 13km north of Kuala Lumpur.

6. Thean Hou Temple
Dedicated to Tian Hou – a goddess said to protect fishermen – this gorgeous temple is also a habitual spot of many devotees to worship Guan Yin – the Goddess of Mercy and was erected by the Kuala Lumpur Hainanese community.

In the interior of the temple, an effigy of the Tian Hou Goddess sits majestically between the Goddess of the Waterfront and the Goddess of Mercy – also known as Guan Yin. Statues of the laughing Buddha, Guan Di – the God of War – and Wei Tuo contribute to this multicultural and ecumenical site.

7. National Museum
The National Museum comprises of 4 main galleries.
The Faces of Malaysia Gallery introduces visitors to different ethnic groups that live in Malaysia through photos and replicas. Each race have their own unique features and yet they have learnt to live together in harmony. The Weapons, Music and Ceramic Gallery showcases the evolution of weapons from 35,000 to 2,500 years ago including the "keris", a weapon unique to the Malay culture with its distinctive wavy blade. Musical instruments of each culture are also different, each with its own unique sound and the way it is played.The Cultural Gallery exhibits costumes of the different cultural races of Malaysia such as Malay, Chinese, Indian, Iban and other ethnic groups. You can learn more about "Wayang Kulit" or Shadow Play, a popular traditional form of entertainment as well as the different ceremonies and how events like weddings are celebrated in different ways.

8. Little India
Kuala Lumpur's own Little India is found along Masjid India Street which is near Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman. A short stretch of Indian shops are the trademark of this place, retailing traditional Indian goods such as milk, breads, flower garlands and Bollywood music.

While Indian music blasts away on the street, visitors can soak in the colourful sights on the street. For those who want to wet their taste buds; there are many eateries along the street for you to choose from, which enable you to try authentic Indian food and sip some 'Teh Tarik', a local tea that is popular with all races.

9. FRIM Jungle Walk
Kuala Lumpur may be a bustling metropolis, but you don't have to go far to commune with nature. If you want to experience the rainforest, the Forestry Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) is less than an hour’s drive away. Here, you can take numerous jungle treks of varying levels of difficulty. The highlight of a visit to FRIM is the forest canopy walk–a 20-minute walk on a sturdy rope bridge skirting over the very tops of the trees. It’s a steep uphill trek to get to the canopy walk but well worth it.

10. Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square)
At Merdeka (Independence) Square, in the heart of old colonial Kuala Lumpur, the country’s first prime minister declared independence from Britain in 1957. Here, surrounded by elegant Moorish-inspired buildings that used to house colonial administrative offices, you can get a good feel of life under British rule. The largest, the Sultan Abdul Samad building, is now the Malaysian High Court. Across the road from the Sultan Abdul Samad Building is the Tudor-style Royal Selangor Club, which was set up in the late 1800s for British civil servants to relax and enjoy cricket matches on the adjacent lawn.

A short walk from Merdeka Square takes you to the confluence of two rivers, where Chinese entrepreneurs first arrived to seek their fortunes in tin mining. Here stands the oldest and most beautiful mosque in the city, Masjid Jamek. A few blocks away is the art deco Central Market.

Bangsar, a night at Kuala Lumpur KL

bangsar clubbing kl

A night at Bangsar is a must if you have the extra time at Kuala Lumpur. It is located south of the city and just a 10 minutes away by taxi from the city centre. Bangsar is the popular clubbing district and 'place to be' for the rich expats. You will be able to see how the rich spend their night at the restaurants, bars, pubs & bistros. You may spend your night at Finnegan's, Bangsar Avenue Bistro, La Bodega, Bangsar Seafood Garden Restaurant and Café Citron.

If you like shopping, then you can visit the Bangsar Village and the Bangsar Shopping Center (BSC).

Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Located at the downtown of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Doubletree Hotel is the latest hotel services & amenities by Hilton group. It is mere 2 km away from Kuala Lumpur Convention centre, with a total of 540 guest rooms and the largest meeting room is 12870 Sq Ft.

Address: 182 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50400

what is Uniqlo @ Fahrenheit 88

From Tokyo to Kuala Lumpur's Fahrenheit 88 Mall Bukit Bintang, Uniqlo is a Japanese fashion company that inspires the world to dress casual. Uniqlo opened its first ever Malaysia store officially on 4th November 2010. The store at Fahrenheit 88 was claimed as the largest sales area of any Uniqlo store in Southeast Asia.

Uniqlo Japan has stores worldwide at Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, USA, France and Russia.

The company start the business at 1949
as a private enterprise in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. On 2001, UNIQLO ventures overseas for the first time with store openings in London, England.

Fahrenheit 88 Shopping Mall - Bukit Bintang

Fahrenheit88 was soft launched on 15 September 2010. It was previously known as the KL Plaza and owned by the Berjaya Group.

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