First stop, Malaysia truly Asia. This photo was taken last November 2014. I didn’t plan my trip with detailed itinerary. I just booked a flight and hotel for 2 weeks and that’s it. I arrived in Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2) around 10pm. I had a hard time looking for the bus station going to KL Sentral the City Centre. I paid 10rm to be exact from the airport going to KL Sentral by bus. I always prefer the cheapest transportation when I travel. It will take an hour to go to the City Centre. KL Sentral is the last stop so you can still sleep during your trip.
- You may also take the train from Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2) to KL Sentral. It will cost you 25rm (one-way) and 45rm (return) to get a ticket.
- They also offer an Express where you can book online and it will be non-stop. It is 55rm (one-way for adult) as of writing. You can go to KLIA Express website to book your tickets online. It will save your time for your convenience.
- Another way is to take a cab or Taxi. Grab and Uber are also available. Prices may vary depending on your hotel location.
I still remember how my friends reacted when they found out that I went to Malaysia alone. They said if I were them, they will be frighten. I felt scared when I’ve seen their reaction, but not during the entire trip because at that time I am so excited. Excited to explore the country.
To save my budget I booked a Flight + Hotel using Air Asia Go. The price is cheaper if you will travel more than a week.
- AirAsia offers the lowest rate among other airlines so you may want to check it first.
- Don’t forget to compare the prices before you book it.
- Try to sign up to their site and get points whenever you fly to save money in the future.
If you are staying in City Centre, don’t forget to grab Malaysia’s smarter way to travel using Go KL Bus. You can visit some tourist destinations without paying any amount. I was amazed when I first experience it hahaha. I can’t believe they offer a free ride. But take note and plan ahead of time because if you chose to take Go KL Bus it will take so much time. There will be a time that you will wait for 30 minutes to an hour going to one place to another. They have Blue, Red, Purple and Green Line so make sure to check it before you hop in. Aside from the time, everyone will be riding to this free bus so make sure to bring a lot of patience with you. It will not be advisable if you are with your grandparents. Better to take the train or book a cab.
No Entrance Tourist Destination
If you are staying near KL Sentral, the easiest way to go to Suria KLCC shopping mall and Petronas Twin Tower is by using the Rapid KL LRT Train (Kelana Jaya Line) . If you love shopping this is the best place to visit. The premier shopping destination is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. You will notice the extravagant interior of each store. You will find luxury boutiques like Alfred Dunhill, Bvlgari, Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and many more.
Don’t forget to check out Level 2 where you can find the Food Center. You will see different cuisine and their famous Old Town Cafe. I was overwhelmed when I first visit the place. I remember that people are shouting when I came in. I’d even follow them though I didn’t know what’s happening. Only to find out that a celebrity passed by. Funny because I got distracted and I’d even taken a video. I waited until they all went back to the shopping mall. I stayed longer outside the shopping mall so I can see the beauty of the twin tower. Around 7pm you can watch the Lake Symphony Fountains near the Dome cafe. Grab the opportunity to take photos with the Twin Tower background at night. I was mesmerized by the colorful lights around me. I wouldn’t forget the song “Satu Malaysia” or 1 Malaysia in English. I may not totally understand the meaning of the song, but I like its tune. Whenever I heard the song it brings back the memory when I started this journey.
You will find a Go KL Bus stop outside the mall, our next stop is the StarHill Gallery , one of the Asia’s most beautiful shopping mall. I am amaze of it’s unique structure so don’t miss to take a photo. In front of it you will see the Pavilion Mall . If you love shopping don’t forget to redeem your Tourist Card Reward at Fashion Avenue Concierge at Level 2 or Concierge Desk at Level 3. Check out their website and enjoy their special offer. I must say that this country really values their tourist. Just walk around the place and you will see a lot of boutiques.