Sunday, March 4, 2012

Itinerary: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Suggested itinerary on visiting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for 2 days:

Day 1

GENTING HIGHLANDS (http://www.rwgenting.com/en/themepark/index.htm)
How to get there:  From KL Central Station, take a bus that has set of packages going to Genting Highlands.  You may opt to take cable car as well, but make sure that you read the maintenance schedule so you will not get disappointed when it is not available.

SNOW WORLD (http://www.genting.com.my/en/themepark/snowworld/index.htm)
Fee: Adult RM16
Location: Level 2A, First World Plaza;
Rules: No bermudas or shorts. No slippers. Socks and long pants are compulsory
My favorite attraction at Genting Highlands in the Snow World.  You will experience a wide room in negative 5 degrees Celsius.

MENARA KL TOWER (http://www.menarakl.com.my)
Open: 9am to 10pm
Fee: RM8 (Adults)
Location: No 2, Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P Ramlee
Directions: The nearest PUTRA LRT station to Kuala Lumpur Tower is the Dang Wangi station or take the KL Monorail and disembark at the Bukit Nenas station. Then you have to walk up the hilly road to the tower.

PETALING STREET
Known as the Chinatown of KL
Open: 7pm until early next day


Day 2

PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS
Visitor Tips: http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my/Pages/Index.aspx?MenuId=3&SideMenuId=47
Get the free ticket from the counter that opens at 8:30 AM, make sure to be there early as the visitors are limited to only around 1400 per day.  Avoid the fixers outside the building as the ticket is actually for free.  You will only be able to visit 41st floor which is the bridge of the 2 towers.

KLCC SURIA
The shopping mall near Petronas Towers and has VINCCI, popularly known as VNC in the Philippines.

KLCC PARK
The Lake Symphony fountains are on from 12n-2p and 6p-11p on weekdays

BINTANG WALK
If you are looking for some place to shop, you can check Bintang Walk.Also a street of cafes, restaurants and pubs (i.e. Sunset Boulevard Café, Planet Hollywood, Coffee Bean, Starbucks

BERJAYA TIME SQUARE (http://www.timessquarekl.com/home.html)
Address: Berjaya Times Square Sdn Bhd(119614-V)Berjaya TS Management Sdn


Some sites but we are not able to visit but possibly go to look at are:
KLCC AQUARIA (www.klaquaria.com)
Fee: 38RM (570php, 2006)
Open: 11 am - 8 pm

BATU CAVES (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Caves)

LAKE GARDENS
Location: Taman Tasik Perdana, off Jalan Parliment
Attractions: Orchid Garden, Hibiscus Garden, Butterfly Park (9am to 5 pm on weekdays; RM4), Bird Park (9am - 6pm daily except public holidays; RM3), Deer Park (9am-5pm Daily; Admission fees: RM1)


To read my personal experience on Kuala Lumpur in 2006, please go to:
http://ruffeecola.blogspot.com/2010/09/2006-july-kuala-lumpur-day-1-kl.html
http://ruffeecola.blogspot.com/2010/10/2006-july-kuala-lumpur-day-2-kl.html