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One Day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A month spent in Indonesia and two days in Singapore, I whittled it down to one day in Kuala Lumpur. I was on a tight schedule, since I was meeting a friend up in Koh Lanta, Thailand in a few days. However, I still wanted to at least see a bit of Malaysia, and decided that a one day stop in KL would do it. I took the overnight train up from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, which I love – Sleeper cars are great, and consolodate both long distance transportation as well as sleeping accomodations into one. You go to sleep in one place, wake up in the next – it’s comfy, inexpensive, and a bit romantic.

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Anyway, I arrived in the morning in KL and checked into the Reggae Mansion, a very hip backpackers hostel. A few pics from KL.

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My sleep pod at the Reggae Mansion

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KL’s convenient monorail, which runs all over town.

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Naturally, my first stop was the Petronas Towers. After years of reading about these towers in architecture books, it was an incredible experience to actually stand at the base of them – and then go explore the upper floors.

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Looking across the bride that connects the middle of the two towers.

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Checking out Thean Hou Temple, where couples go to apply for marriage licenses.

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Ascending to Batu Caves.. and being careful with the monkeys!

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Inside Malaysia’s National Mosque

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And finally, a quick stop in little India to see strings of wedding flowers made.

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3 comments

  1. RONNIE LAGUNA says:

    GREAT INFO. WE ARE ALSO PLANNING TO TAKE A TRAIN FROM SINGAPORE TO KUALA LUMPUR THIS TEAR. I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF THERE;S A VISA WHEN ENTERING KL FROM SINGAPORE. YOUR REPLY WILL BE BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.

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