This fast moving world has turned everyone overly ambitious and people work for ridiculous shifts with no exception to me. Work, home, sleep, repeat! That’s how my days were running from last six months. Mind was completely drained out running the monotonous script every other day and suddenly a message popped up ‘offers running on Malaysian flights’ !! Mind’s bell rang. Tring tring. Why not ?
We all need to move around a bit. Isn’t it ?? To shuffle our surroundings. To throw ourselves out of our regular robotic zone. To wake up in the cities we are unaware of our way around and to have conversations in languages we can not entirely comprehend. And to realize this world is a much bigger place than the town we live in.And when we come back to the same home and same old job, for sure a better version would go along. There we are. Tickets are booked!!
We first booked and then researched but Kuala Lumpur will never disappoint you. It is much more than its iconic towers. From temples to clubs and everything in between. If you don't have budget to roam around the world, you must visit Malaysia! It will give you the flavor of Malay, India & china in majority & some other countries too in minority.
The country of Highlands and Islands!
Get the checklists ticked ✅
2. Book your hotel (Tip 1: Book it near petronas/ bukit bintang to make your daily conveyance easier.)
3. Once 1 & 2 are sorted, apply for Malaysian eVisa.
(Tip 2: Though Malaysian visa just takes few hours to get approved but then don’t be super casual about it. One of us did not get it approved until the last day of our departure and had lost all hopes to travel KL, but then an agent came to us like an angel and helped to get it approved.)
4. Make a tentative itinerary after doing a good research.
5. Carry raincoat/ umbrella as it rains almost everyday in KL.
1. From international airport to city: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is approx 45 kms away from the main city and the fastest way to connect is KLIA Ekspres. You get it every 15/30 mins depending on the peak hours and it takes 28 mins to reach KL central in 55RM (Malaysian Ringgit).You can also take taxis and airport bus services.
2. Intra-city transportation: KL being the capital of Malaysia has highly developed unrivaled transportation system with 6-7 integrated metro lines( LRT, monorails, KLIA Ekspres and so on )connecting to all the parts of the city.The rapid bus services are also cheaper options for regular passengers. If you don’t have time to spend waiting for buses & getting to know all the routes then don’t opt for meter taxis too instead apps like Uber & Grab would be best options to get a drop for nearby locations (in 7-15 RMs, which is super affordable). And as the drivers speak in English, you can easily communicate with them (they can be your free guides too).