Today we flew with Air Asia from Siem Reap to Kuala Lumpur, the 5th country of this year’s Southeast Asia trip 🙂
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Arrival & Entry in Malaysia
To enter Malaysia, German citizens only need a passport, which must be valid for at least six months. Upon arrival at the airport, a three-month visitor visa is issued. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is located about 44 kilometers south of the capital. The easiest and fastest way to get to the city is on the Klia Express. The 57-kilometre journey to Kuala Lumpur Central Station takes 28 minutes and costs RM 55.00 (one way = €12) or as a return ticket RM 100.00. Trains run every 15 or 20 minutes, depending on the time.
Travel Guide & Things to Do about Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur has about 1.6 million inhabitants (the metropolitan area about 8 million) and is the capital of Malaysia. It is the administrative, cultural and economic centre of the country. The urban population is very multicultural and consists of 52 Chinese, 39 Malays and 6 Indians.
Our hotel in the center of Kuala Lumpur
We chose the Impiana KLCC Hotel for 2 nights, which is very centrally located near the main railway station and the Petronas Towers.
The Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Towers are the tallest twin towers in the worldat 452 meters. In Untergeschoos, the Suria KLCC is one of the largest shopping centres in Malaysia. At a height of 172 metres (between the 41st and 42nd floor) both towers are connected by a steel bridge (the so-called Skybridge).
The water and light show in KLCC Park
In the evening we went to the 20 hectare KLCC Park (Kuala Lumpur City Center) at the foot of the Petronas Towers. Every day around noon (12pm-2pm) and in the evening (6pm-11pm) there is a small water and light show on classical music on the Lake Symphony (Lake Symphony’s Dancing Fountains). In the background, the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur form an impressive backdropto the up to 42 meters high colorful water show.
The Rooftop Bar Marini’s On 57
In the evening we met with friends who emigrated to Kuala Lumpur and ate something at Marini’s On 57 with a fantastic view of the twin towers.
Starbucks Global Icon City Mug of Kuala LumpurWe are collecting the Starbucks Mugs from the cities and islands we visit on our travels. Unfortunately, not every city that has a Starbucks store with an own mug. But if the city has an own mug we like to collect them as a souvenir. We only collect city mugs from the "Global Icon Series", which was released in 2008. You can see our complete collection here: Starbucks - Our collection of Mugs from the Global Icon Series
Kuala Lumpur has several Starbucks stores and also its own beautiful coffee cup 🙂
All travelogues from South-East Asia (2013)In this holiday through South East Asia we travelled through 5 different countries. Starting with our flight to Hong Kong (China), then on to Bangkok (Thailand), to the million metropolis Singapore, then into the jungle to the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Wat to Siem Riep (Cambodia), on to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and finally to the island of Borneo (Malaysia). An unbelievably fascinating journey with an incredible number of impressions and experiences.
China: Hong Kong - Peak Tram & the viewpoint from Victoria Peak
China: Hong Kong - Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery & the Big Buddha
Thailand: Elephant Camp – Bathing with elephants in the Khwae Noi River
Thailand: Kanchanaburi – The Tiger Temple Wat Pa Luangta Maha Bua
Thailand: Bangkok – The Royal Palace, Wat Pho & Wat Arun
Thailand: Ayutthaya – The Temples & Ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage
Thailand: Ayutthaya – The Elephants at the Royal Elephant Kraal Village
Singapore: Chinatown, S.E.A. Aquarium & Sentosa Island
Singapore: A day trip to Singapore Zoo
Singapore: Marina Bay Sands Resort & the Infinity Pool
Cambodia: Siem Reap – Hotel, Old Market & the Butterfly Farm
Cambodia: Siem Reap – The temples of Angkor Wat
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur – The Petronas Twin Towers
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur – The Batu Caves & the Aquaria KLCC
Malaysia: Borneo – Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Malaysia: Borneo – Proboscis Monkey Labuk Bay Sanctuary
Malaysia: Borneo – Gomantong Caves & Jungle Elephants
Malaysia: Borneo – Diving at Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort
Malaysia: Borneo – The Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort