If you’re looking to see the countryside outside KL, you could drive up to Cameron Highlands before they get overdeveloped. Tea gardens, beautiful countryside.
I have stayed at the Renaissance Hotel in KL a few times and would recommend that, it’s central (5 mins walk from the petronas towers) and you can ofetn get good deals on asiarooms.com.
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If you’re in KL first n shopping is probably yr girl’s thing.. is nice to stay in the mandarin or ritz as its near pertronas towers n plenty night spots. Do visit ‘1 Utama’ and Mid Valley too.. cabbies will know where it is. As for the countryside… beaches that are highly recommended – redang island, pangkor (pan pacific hotel), perhentian as well.
Biggest tho is to try eating everthing u see that appeals.. or doesnt really appeal.. food here is GOOD.
wilme is right.. you might want to stay at mandarin oriental hotel, just next to the tallest ‘twin tower’ in the world (3rd or 4th highest building in the world – the petronas towers). we call the building area as ‘KLCC’. the night view is awesome. clubs is also nearby.
for countryside, i dont really recommend you to go to cameron highlands, because mostly the environment there are just like english country, so i think you wont feel any defferent. just to let you know, for malaysian it’s quite an awesome place.
you might want to stop by at the famous “petaling street” or some people say “china town”.. it’s a street market, quite near to klcc
I agree that the Mandarin is great if you want to be right beside a giant Asian style shopping mall with a zillion Western stores in it. But is that what you really want?
The KL Hilton is an awesome hotel — quite unique in its design — and from there it is very easy to get on the monorail or the LRT and zip off to Chinatown (Petaling Street, yes!) and the Sungei Wang shopping center if you’re really keen on shopping in malls … I stayed in both hotels and they are both great, but I would pick the Hilton first.
Honestly, most of the hotels around KL are city hotels, thus they don’t differ much by standards. If you decide to splash out in style, then places like Mandarin Oriental (MO) makes sense.. near to the LRT (Light Rail Transit) for convenience getting out and about, next to KLCC for shopping and pretty nearby to all the nightspots of KL e.g. Zouk, one of the main clubbing spots in KL.
Else, there’s other hotels like the KL Hilton, Sheraton Imperial and Crown Princess which are all near the LRT as well, and much more affordable compared to the MO.
Places to go and see.. depends on your interest. There’s the typical touristy areas with museums and parks. Don’t miss the Chinatown at Petaling Street and do visit the Central Market for gifts and trinkets that are truly Malaysian.
There are many nature spots too on the outskirts of KL. There’s FRIM, a reserved forest with a canopy walkway. There’s also several picnic spots around Hulu Langat which is about 20 miles out of KL. The theater scene is brimming with new attractions too, check out the KLPAC and Actors Studio website for details.
Good luck and all the best, I hope you’ll enjoy the best of what KL has to offer! :)
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This list may not make much sense to anybody else. Needs further reading I guess.
Brunch in Colloseum. Or dinner.
Fireflies- some 1 hour drive.KualaSelangor.
Seafood in Klang – crab and beer. Ask locals.
Pinang (is crap)
Melakka, devils curry in Portugise village.
Port Dixon – crap.
Pulau Pankor – maybe for a weekend.
Lankawi – Pantai Cenang – chalet, not resort. AB motel, RM 60 per night, on the beach.
East coast – cherating – maybe OK. Perhentian – better.
Redang – heard that it is good.
Genting – surreal, worth a 3 hour visit.
Sunway lagoon – to kill time.
Havanna bar, near bukit ceylon.
Golf – everywhere.
Bukit Frasier – For a day or two.
Cameron Highlands – a must.
Tioman – also OK.
Mega Mosque in Shah Alam – to meditate.
Champagne lunch on Sundays.
Actors Studio – teathre.
Jazz – black velvet
Out of Africa – restaurant – and the beach bar on 2nd floor ? Beer dude !
Grappa – cool bar.
Beachclub, jalan pinang. cool.
Megamall for shopping maybe.
Beer – it’s good for you.
Souled Out in Mont Kiara for dinner.
Grappa in Bangsar for Italian food.
Rent a car, get lost, but see the country side.
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