It was actually 3 separate day trips as a home base, but talking about it together is simpler.
We REALLY liked Kuala Lumpur. It has a lot to see and do, great public transportation, lots of vegan food, tons of different cultures mixing together…it was awesome
We stayed a hotel that was literally across the street from the main train station, where the express airport train arrives, and that was super convenient. The views from the rooftop were also great.
With platinum status, they also gave us a room that had free snacks and drinks, which was great. The craziest thing was that the room had a bean bag chair. Yup. I’ve never seen that before.
For most of our time in KL, we really didn’t do anything special. We just enjoyed the city and checked out the local area. The mall on top of the train station had a vegetarian restaurant (VegTalk) in the food court, which was pretty good. Nothing special, but the convenience was awesome.
We also rode around on the metro, ate snacks at a churros shop, and got pretty used to the express train to the airport, since we were in and out of KL.
Our final night in the city, we went out to the Petronas Twin Towers, which were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998-2004, and now they’re 3rd place. The towers are really awesome. Of course there are people out front you can pay to take a picture of you, people selling selfie sticks, etc. Everything for the tourists taking pictures.
Inside the mall, we found Din, and we ordered way too much food. What they described as “mini buns” on the menu were not mini in our opinion. Thinking we should order a bigger number with them being ‘mini’, we wound up having LOTS of food. It became food for waiting in line for check-in at the airport the next morning.
We were surprised by KL and liked it more than we expected. It’s a great city. Without doing anything extraordinary, it was just a great city to be in and explore without any real plan.
Thanks for the memories.