My short stopover in Malaysia is over now. I spent 5 days in its endlessly growing capital Kuala Lumpur. Super hot days, fulminating rainstorms for only half an hour, casual urban atmosphere, sightseeings and lots of stinky pollution is basically what I had experienced during my stay. Honestly, I was quite happy to finally leave this city, not because I didn’t like it but I planned my stay here a little too long. It’s just a big modern city, in my opinion, not so much to see and do there as I found my love of nature within my last 7 weeks of travelling. I mean I didn’t really plan it but I had already booked my flight a week before so I was more or less forced to stay. However, I visited some very interesting sights and hung out with a Chilean guy I had met in Koh Phi Phi (Thailand) before.
Some highlights of my stay in Kuala Lumpur:
1. Petronas Towers – the town’s landmark.
When I thought of going to this city, those twin towers were more or less the only sight I would have known. I went straight there on my first day and even enjoyed it twice. Once during the day and I came back at night again what was a better idea than I had expected. Definitely recommended to do that if you visit Kuala Lumpur in the future!
2. Batu Caves.
Another inevitable attraction KL’s is Batu Caves, for sure. It’s approximately 20mins away from city’s centre and easily accessable by train. There you go up hundreds of stairs until you are on the top where you will find the Batu Caves including a nice view over the whole city.
3. Jalan Alor – food street.
Well, without surprise, one of my favourite places during my stay. There I had a reunion with Tomás from Chile on my second day which was also my first visit of Jalan Alor Street. I came back again almost every day – delicious and definitely worth a visit! 🙂
I hope this information and photos can give you a little overview and expectation of what the city of Kuala Lumpur is like. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know if you have any questions. 🙂