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Brisbane(BNE) ⇒ Kuala Lumpur(KUL)
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Kuala Lumpur, the heart of Malaysia is a feast for all the senses. Here you’ll find historical monuments, skyscrapers, lush parks, mega shopping malls, fluttering street markets and dynamic nightlife. It is also known for its multicultural community. As a result, you’ll find vibrant events and festivities celebrated throughout the year, while the local markets give you a glimpse into the culture and lifestyle.
The city is connected by Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) from Brisbane Airport (BNE). Malaysia Airlines is the only airline which provides direct flights to Kuala Lumpur, which typically takes around 8 hours. Airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Malindo Air and Qantas offer connecting flights from Brisbane to Kuala Lumpur. Thai Airways, Air Asia and Malindo Air offer cheap flights from Brisbane with two layovers. The airport offers multiple transport options such as a taxi service which operate on a fixed fare system. An alternative is a metro or the KLIA Express which take you to the central station in the city. Then there’s also the Airport Bus Coach Service which also takes you to the central.
Tip: Kuala Lumpur has a few ride-hailing services. Grab is the most popular amongst locals.
Harbouring the city centre are the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, also called the Twin Jewels of Kuala Lumpur. Your trip will not be complete unless you have gone to the observation deck connecting the two towers and gotten the perfect view of the skyline. It is especially stunning at night when the towers lit up, and the KLCC Park lights up in different colours. The Lake Symphony Fountains play every night at specific timings, so be sure to catch it! After that, you can also do some shopping in Suriya KLCC.
Just next to the twin towers is the big aquarium Aquaria KLCC where sharks and other fish swim right above you.
A little outside of KL is the spectacular Batu Caves. It is a massive Hindu temple with a huge cave. But be prepared to walk 272 steps to get to the cave and face a lot of monkeys! At the entrance is the world’s tallest statue of Lord Murugan, a Hindu god and there’s also a temple dedicated to him. To the left of the entrance is a gigantic statue of the Hindu god Hanuman.
Located on top of the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is the Menara KL tower, the world’s 5th tallest structure. It remains as an essential architectural marker and boasts beautiful views of the city.
Chinatown is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in KL. It is deeply engrossed in Oriental culture, heritage and history. At night, its main market area, Petaling Street, turns into a lively night market. You can find Chinese restaurants and hawker stalls selling all kinds of Chinese delicacies. However, Chinatown’s most famous attraction is the Reggae bar.
Kuala Lumpur loved for the delicious street food has a lot to offer to its tourists when it comes to sightseeing. You will see hawker stalls that make freshly cooked dishes with lots of spices and flavours. Head over to Lot 10 Hutong where you get all of KL’s best food in one location or indulge in street eats along Jalan Alor.
Lastly, you cannot leave KL without eating the Nasi Lemak, a famous Malaysian dish!
Tip: If you want to enjoy local Malay food without sweating it out at the hawker stalls, hit up Bijan Restaurant.
Kuala Lumpur has hotels of all budgets, needs and taste. Some of the best areas to stay in are Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Bukit Nanas, Chinatown and Merdeka square and Bangsar South.
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