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What to do with an 20 hr stop over in KL -

Postby scoffer » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:01 am

Suggestions anyone, I'm flying Air Asia and land in KL at 7.30 AM and will be catching a flight the next day at 7 AM to Laos.
Suggestions on how to amuse myself, what to see and a cheapish place to get 5-6 hrs sleep.( Preferably near the Airport )

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Re: What to do with an 20 hr stop over in KL -

Postby LexusSchmexus » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:42 am

So are you gonna do that moto trip?
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Re: What to do with an 20 hr stop over in KL -

Postby scoffer » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:44 am

Since I'm not in a hurry to be anywhere, any suggestions on spending 2 days or so in KL would also be warmly received.
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Re: What to do with an 20 hr stop over in KL -

Postby gavinmac » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:45 am

Petronas Towers? KL Tower? Chinatown? I recall a couple of decent bars around Chinatown.
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Re: What to do with an 20 hr stop over in KL -

Postby scoffer » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:00 pm

LexusSchmexus wrote:So are you gonna do that moto trip?


Not in the way I'd originally planned, I guess I'll be hiring a bike just to travel around wherever I am at the time.
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Re: What to do with an 20 hr stop over in KL -

Postby vladimir » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:18 pm

scoffer wrote:Since I'm not in a hurry to be anywhere, any suggestions on spending 2 days or so in KL would also be warmly received.


Given the traffic:

Day 1: travel into town
Day 2: travel back to the airport
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Re: What to do with an 20 hr stop over in KL -

Postby kinard » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:59 pm

Enjoy a halal goat curry.
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Re: What to do with an 20 hr stop over in KL -

Postby Iridesce » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:13 am

If I remember right---like an hour & a half bus ride between the airport & the downtown bus station. Pretty smooth sailing both ways in the evening. Neat looking city. Chinatown (Pasar Seni) was only about 1 stop from the bus station (KL Sentral). I'd stay somewhere around there. You can see some nice street murals along the muddy Klang river----neat buildings, glimpses of the nearby KL Needle (tower), lots of greenspace, lots of Indians, even though Lit. India proper is 1 stop the other direction (Bangsar). Lots of different tourists, but not excessive. Just walk.

I highly recommend seeing the Batu caves. It is a calm 45 min (or so) light-rail ride from the Chinatown region. Free to get in. A bunch of small Indian cafes to eat at near the base. Huge, dripping, cool, colorful. Quite a steep, wide set of stairs to get in, crawling with macaques. Spend a couple hours there.

Get over to Bukit Bintang for dinner. Lots of great eateries. Modern with a touch of seed in spots. Actually a decent area to stay---but not nearly as quaint & green as Chinatown though it is much closer to KLCC (Petronas) on foot. If you need electronics go to Plaza Low Yat. Come night--the seed amps up a notch--but not scary like... A couple, nicer, open air places can be found around Bukit Nanas, a short walk 3 stops away. ETC.

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Re: What to do with an 20 hr stop over in KL -

Postby BillyB » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:25 am

Iridesce wrote:Get over to Bukit Bintang for dinner. Lots of great eateries.

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Try Jalon Alor for decent seafood.

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Re: What to do with an 20 hr stop over in KL -

Postby DetroitMuscle » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:01 am

Bukit Bintang area for sure. The monorail from KL Sentral stops right there..... the stop is named .... Bukit Bintang.
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Re: What to do with an 20 hr stop over in KL -

Postby Falcon Randwick » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:21 am

Iridesce wrote:I highly recommend seeing the Batu caves. It is a calm 45 min (or so) light-rail ride from the Chinatown region. Free to get in. A bunch of small Indian cafes to eat at near the base. Huge, dripping, cool, colorful. Quite a steep, wide set of stairs to get in, crawling with macaques. Spend a couple hours there.


I do hope you can still get magic mushrooms there :mrgreen:
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Re: What to do with an 20 hr stop over in KL -

Postby Iridesce » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:59 am

Falcon Randwick wrote:
Iridesce wrote:I highly recommend seeing the Batu caves. It is a calm 45 min (or so) light-rail ride from the Chinatown region. Free to get in. A bunch of small Indian cafes to eat at near the base. Huge, dripping, cool, colorful. Quite a steep, wide set of stairs to get in, crawling with macaques. Spend a couple hours there.


I do hope you can still get magic mushrooms there :mrgreen:


That would be the icing on the cake~
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Re: What to do with an 20 hr stop over in KL -

Postby DetroitMuscle » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:51 pm

I was just at Batu Caves a few weeks ago. I didn't see any magic mushies being sold by anyone. Maybe? I wasn't looking for them. But there were no obvious deals being made. The only thing I tripped on were the fucking steep stairs on my way up.
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Re: What to do with an 20 hr stop over in KL -

Postby scoffer » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:07 pm

Just Bumping this post,
I'll be in KL for around 20 Hrs, need a reasonably priced place near the Air Asia terminal to get a few hrs sleep, ( 7.30 am arrival ) wake up and spend 10 hrs or so wandering KL and then back to the digs for a few hrs rest till I get on the plane for a 6.30 am departure the next day..

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Re: What to do with an 20 hr stop over in KL -

Postby vladimir » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:12 pm

For Dog's sake, somebody warn the inhabitants of the KL gay bars! :lol:

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