(Most of this post was written when I was in KL.)
Despite being accustomed to the slow and lazy island life of Bali, I am enjoying the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur a lot. It’s fantastic being in a big city where there are hundreds of food options. I feel like a recovering addict suddenly thrust in the drug of my choice – food. My belly will definitely agree with me when I say that I am overdosing on eating. I’ve eaten a lot of Chinese food, Indian food and fast food. In fact, the McDonalds food here is pretty bang on – a hundred times better than Bali. I’ve also fallen in love with a coffee chain called Old Town
. Mmmm, the steamed bread with chicken curry is to die for (picture below).
Claypot chicken with Chinese sausages -from a cart on the side of a street in Chinatown
For you Ros…
Roti Canai w/ 3 different curries – Heritage Row
Teh tarik – Jl. Alor
Curry chicken w/ steamed bread – Old Town @ Pavilion
Lamb rack – Shook @ Star Hill
Besides the food, KL also offers a lot of malls – no surprise there. However, it’s different from Jakarta (read my review on Jakarta here). The malls are definitely nicer (more attention to detail) and it seems there’s a larger concentration of them within the downtown core – all within walking distance. That brings me to my next point: transportation. KL is a city set up multiple forms of transport. Besides driving, you can take the extensive train system (composing of 4 or 5 different lines), walk, bus or taxi. I’ve forgotten how nice it is to walk around a city since I’ve spent the last 4 months on a bike.
Medan Tuanku monorail station
Star Hill Mall – amazing!
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed my time in KL. I found the food choice excellent, the city planning efficient and the people incredibly friendly and intelligent. I’ll definitely be back.
Petaling Street – Chinatown
Petronas Towers at night
Hindu Temple – Chinatown
These things are amazing. They flip you on your back and have over 30 different kinds of massages. 70% off – only $3000 CAD
View from the Skybridge (66th floor) of the Petronas Towers. The 86th floor view is even crazier
It’s 272 steps up to the top (where the caves are). Even this guy is tired
Skybar – Trader’s Hotel
KL Skyline – slightly touched up in Lightroom