The girlfriend and I arrived in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon from Bangkok. First time for her and the second one for me, so knowing how to move around and get to places was quite helpful this time, compared to my virgin trip flying solo. The first impression you get as you are landing and traversing from the airport to downtown is how green it is. The second noticeable thing is how clean it is and finally, how they have invested a massive amount of money into this city to make it a true worldly city. Everything one could possibly want can be found here, no matter if your from the USA, the UK, Russia or even Africa. Being a good old American boy, the massive amount of restaurants is mind boggling, not to mention the amount of American restaurants and fast food joints. The shopping will blow your mind. Only con seen so far; the taxis say they are fully metered and no haggling on prices (printed directly on the taxi doors), but you will be hard pressed to find one that will actually use a meter, though 10-20 MYR is not overly bad. FYI: You have to buy a taxi coupon if using one at KL Sentral.
My first trip here, I assumed Air Asia would take care of me so booked all they had to offer including a room at the Tunes Hotel downtown........Probably one of the top 3 WORST hotels I've ever stayed at. This time I was wise to it and booked a room at a great hotel that's not much more than the Tunes and includes in the price; air conditioning, massive room, king sized bed with, count it....5 pillows, blasting hot and powerful stream of water, towels, fridge, cable TV and free internet. Just to rephrase it, Tunes Hotel in downtown KL sucks and better finds can be found on agoda or asiarooms.
Tomorrow we are off to a few wholesale places to make some purchases for the biz and the rest of the day for sightseeing. If you are considering a little holiday, consider KL and you won't be disappointed. Most tourists, like Americans, can enter the country without a visa and the immigration and customs lines are amazingly fast.
I know that the ProfanePenguine likes to tout KL and I have to agree with him 100%.