48 Hours in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia // Travel Guide

Saturday, 25 November 2017

When travelling to and around South East Asia and beyond, you would most likely have had a layover in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I've passed through the airport loads of times but never ventured further than Terminal 2. So this time round, I thought I better make the most of my time there and get into the city. This is my itinerary of what to do with 48 hours in the city of Kuala Lumpur.
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport T2, go downstairs to the bus station and take the bus into 'Sentral Station'. All the buses go straight there, taking approximately 1 hour. It was a very comfortable and smooth ride and cost only 12MYR (£2.19).

I stayed at Leo Leisure Hotel in central market - basic and budget, but comfortable and great central location.
First off you gotta get yourself a good breakfast to fuel yourself for the day, This amazing restaurant; 'Restoran Tajudin Nasi Beriani' - was next door to my hotel, offering a buffet style mix and match of Malaysian and Indian food. We indulged in roti with dhal and fried rice, fried noodle and a variety of other things that left us stuffed but it was sooo yummy.

Next head down to the closest train station and grab a komuter link card. It works as an Oyster card in London would, you tap in and tap out at each train station. I bought this one for 5MYR (£0.91p). This balance allowed me to get from central station to Batu Caves return.

You will want to get to Batu Caves as early as you can because it's best to get it out of the way first. Batu Caves is a limestone hill with a series of caves and cave temples dedicated to the Hindu faith.
Be prepared to climb 272 steps to the top, expect to have sore thighs and defiantly a bit sweaty due to Malaysia's humid weather! (I climbed them twice that day!)
Great photo opportunities here and a great sight to see the 140ft statue of Lord Murugan. Also, watch out for the hungry monkeys wandering about the area!

There is no entrance fee to pay to walk up the stairs and explore the cave at the top, However their is a tour of the 'dark caves'. They have 2 options one adventure style trip and one educational walk of the dark caves. I opted for the educational walk which is a 45 min tour of the inside of one of the caves it cost 35MYR (£6.39).
It was a great experience and I learnt a lot from our wonderful guide. You can hear the mass of bats above your head as you walk through and the guide explains with photos and in detail what living animals you can find in the cave, from snakes to spiders, bats and centipedes. It was awesome to learn about the rock formations and that at one time the caves where under sea level millions of years ago! That fact wowed me haha I would defiantly recommend this as it was great to learn about the nature of the caves and the money of the ticket goes towards the conservation and study of the caves.

Next up get on the train and go to Little India. There are two main areas, one being Brickfields where you can find loads of Indian shops and these beautiful archways. The other being Lebuh Ampang, close to central market. This is where I went to 'Saravanaa Bhavan Vegetarian Restaurant'. On the outside it said, 'Best Indian restaurant in the world'. I was thinking yeah, every restaurant says that. But i must say, it lived up to it's claim. I had the BEST Indian food i've had in my life. I didn't even get a photo of it because i was just ready to dive in haha

Market Stalls in Little India

Day 2

When you think of Kuala Lumpur city, this building probably comes to mind. Standing at 1,483ft/451.9m, the Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest in the world. Perfect spot to get that tourist photo to show you've been to Kuala Lumpur. It's best to visit at night time so you can see the stunning lights on the building. I ended up skipping that after the long day we had at Batu Caves and walking around the city so we just viewed it in the daytime.

Masjid Jamek is the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur. You can visit for free and walk inside the prayer room and speak to volunteers who are happy to answer your questions and explain the history to you. Don't worry if you're not dressed modestly, at the entrance they will offer you a clock for woman and a sarong for the men. I really enjoyed being able to go inside the mosque and learn a bit more about islamic culture. It is super easy to get here by uber or grab from where ever you are located, but also their is a train stop called Masjid Jamek if you're taking public transport.

You have to visit China Town while in Kuala Lumpur. If you're searching for bargain shopping and good food you're in the right place.
Petaling Street is the name and it's a market full of designer 'look a likes' souvenirs and other bits and bobs. I ended up buying 2 pairs of Fenty Puma Sliders and Birkenstocks for just under £20! What a bargain haha. I also had some awesome Chinese fried rice from a little food stall. Great market, wish i had gone back for some more goodies!

The rest of the time you have i would recommend just walking around the city and seeing what other little markets or sights you come across, but in those 48 hours I had in Kuala Lumpur i managed to see most of the big sites! I love Kuala Lumpur and especially love all the food they have there. Will defiantly take a trip out in to the city next time i pass through...I hope you do to!

Check out my Kuala Lumpur Vlog down below.

Photography by: Supersmarindo & Me

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