Where in the world is Kuala Lumpur? I was asked this question a lot after I started posting pictures of my trip to KL. It’s a fair question. Where is Kuala Lumpur…..
My friend Libby and I spent four days in KL over New Years. The city is a nice mix of the Western world and Asia and almost everyone spoke English. There is a huge muslim population to the point where they have “female only” train cars. There were less motor bikes then in HCMC so it was quieter.
We found a nice park to sit in to watch the fireworks. We thought they would be going off over the towers but much to our surprise they came from right next to where we were sitting. It was a really cool experience!
Day 2- Theme of the day… getting lost
When planning this trip, we were excited that KL had a metro system. Little did we know how confusing that system would turn out to be. From what we understood the different lines are owned by different companies. Some use a token and some use a card. They all go out of the main hub (which is in a mall) but after that you have to get off one, walk, and find the next one (if your switching lines/companies). Confused? Yah….. we were. And because of that, our first try ended here. In a village on the outside of town. Opps!
But we made it back into the city and kinda found were we wanted to go. Sometimes half the fun is in getting lost!
There was the main walk way (pictured above) and then stores on either side of it. Lots of purses and luggage being sold.
Day 2- Seeing the sights
The butterfly park was one of my favorite things in KL. It was a beautiful green oasis with so many butterflies!
The next three pictures are from the night market that we walked to from our hotel.
Day 3- Batu Caves and fancy dinners
The Batu Caves are an easy 30 minute train ride from the KL’s main train station. They are a series of cave temples and the main cave was free to enter. If you want to read more about them click here
Last Day – The Aquarium and one last trip to a mall
The aquarium had the longest shark encounter I have ever seen. It was so cool!
I need to take a moment to address the mall situation. There were malls everywhere. When we walked out of the airport we walked into a mall, when we switched metro trains we had to walk through a mall, there was a mall for just electronics, an air-conditioned walk way through town that connected two malls, malls, malls, and more malls! I have never seen so many malls in such a small area. It was insane!
This trip was a really nice way to end my winter holidays!