This city is like a peaceful paradise coming from India. If you’re coming straight from the US you’ll feel like you landed in an American city. The roads are clean & drivers here actually obey all traffic signs & lights.
What makes it Malaysia is on the side of the road you get a great view of the over sized palm trees that canopy over hills. It’s like a forest of palm trees. They are the biggest palm trees I’ve ever seen!
It’s about a 45 minute ride from the airport to the city. The city is very big. Lots of skyscrapers. The city reminds me a little bit of New York with all the shopping that has a large variety of high end to the little inexpensive shops. The mall & shops along the main streets are Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Farragamo & Burberry. Then you travel to “Petaling Street” (Chinatown) where you can buy knockoffs of all kinds. KL is like the shopping of NYC with the people & city vibe of L.A. If you love shopping this is where you need to be.
Some streets you drive down in the middle of downtown are lined with lush tropical plants & trees. Something else I’ve never seen, some streets in the middle of the city have little villages with shack houses.
While in Kuala Lumpur you have to visit the famous Petronas Towers. The way ticketing works is you have to buy your ticket the same day you plan to go up them. Whatever time is left available is what you get to pick from. We got in line at 9am & the next time that was available was 4pm. So we left & got on the “hop-on-hop-off” bus that picks you up in front of the Towers.
After that we got back 10 minutes before 4pm & took the elevator up to the 42nd floor. There you walk across the bridge & take pictures & video. Then you take another elevator to the 86th floor where they have models of the architecture of the building & the story behind building it. You get a great view of just how big the city is.
Although it’s such a big city there isn’t that much to do here. Like I said, if you love to shop this is the place for you.