Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Tips for visiting Kuala Lumpur (Backpackers version)

Heyya people!
This post is totally about tips and trick for visiting Kuala Lumpur. I find it very beneficial to share a bit what I know about this city for any tourist so they can have so much fun visiting this modern city. I'm also a tourist, been visiting lot of other places. Before I go for my vacation I will do some research and homework about the place that I'm about to go. recently I just visit Jakarta and I had my fun time there because nothing happened since I've done some homework about Jakarta.

This huge and gigantic city with capacity of approximately nearly 3 millions people by 2011.
This multiracial city consist of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Punjab, Arab, Bangla (refering people from Bangladesh), Kadazan, Iban, Bajau, Baba & Nyonya, Vietnamese, Pakistani, Javanese, Bugis, Banjar, Orang Sungai, Orang Asli (Aborigin) and many other ethnicity that sums up the total of population of Kuala Lumpur.

Normally, tourist would like to visit Kuala Lumpur for many reason such as for the heritage, building, multi-racial concept and food. Yeah, food is a big deal in Malaysia. Everywhere is food and any occasion is all about food. Either its Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Pesta Menuai or Christmas, Malaysian celebrate it with food. I mean loads and loads of food.

Famous dish in Malaysia including Nasi Lemak, Nasi Beriyani, Char Kuey Teow, Dim Sum, Roti Canai, Capati, LEmang, Mooncake and Nasi Goreng. See! Malaysian love foods.

Place of interest - Petronas Twin Tower (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur Tower, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, National Mosque, National Museum, Pavillion, Petaling Street, Ain Arabia, Bukit Bintang, Little India, KL Sentral, KL View (Bukit Ampang), Cheras Downton, Danau Kota Uptown, Merdeka Square, Central Market and so much more. Feel free to visit Tourism Malaysia to find and update with the lates event and happening places trending in town.

Accommodation - traveling backpacking in Kuala Lumpur is such a heaven. There are many hotel or dorm that provide such a reasonable price for backpackers. Just browse here to see and compare their price before you make a booking.

The dos and the don't s for backpackers.

Do not . . . .

Wear such a thick outfit since KL is in a tropical weather, its humid here. Hot and wet all year. A t-shirt and a loose pant is a suitable outfit.

Give money whenever they are some blind people come to you while you are eating or walking in Bukit Bintang, KL Downtown Cheras, Uptown Danau Kota and Central Market and they ask for donation. Never ever give them money.

Left your passport in your hotel. At least bring a copy of the pasport (the front page not the cover). You can photostat it in any 7-eleven in KL. In case of emergency, the police need your passport to log a report.

Drive when you drunk. Make sure you are sober to drive back to your hotel if you rent a car. The penalty here for drunk driver is sooooo expensive.

Do . . .

Feed pigeon whenever you see them on the street especially in Little India and Petaling Street. You can buy fried corn or bread to be given to the pigeon.

Bring or buy an umbrella whenever you feel like to stroll down the KL street. Even though at the afternoon it is a hot-shinny-lovely day, at the evening it could be such a melodramatic scene with thunder and heavy rain.

BUY touch-n-go to travel using public transport. Don't waste your time queuing to buy ticket. Buy touch-n-go at any 7-eleven in KL and you can use it for train, LRT, bus and even toll (if you drive a rent car).

Drink a lot of water while walking or strolling down here. The weather may not suitable with the people from other country. So bare in mind to buy mineral water or bring your own water while backpacking here.

Enjoy your visit in Kuala Lumpur. There are so much thing to be discover in KL with the least amount of money. Traveling backpacking in Malaysia is cheap!! Feel free to browse item here while you backpacking in KL.

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