Malaysia is one of the most common tourist destinations for people who are looking to have a holiday in Southeast Asia. Its polished culture paired with the friendly people and the interesting contrast of its tropical beaches and its cosmopolitan atmosphere has a sort of magnetic appeal to it. People love Kuala Lumpur, it’s capital for the cheap shopping opportunities. In this blog post, I will try to discuss my short trip to Malaysia.
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Here due to the lack of time, I have visited only Kuala Lumpur and Genting Highland. But tourists also love to visit places like Langkawi, Penang, or Terengganu in their Malaysia tour. The charm about Malaysian tourism draws people here due to its fairly inexpensive when compared to other holiday destinations. Whether its places to stay or sightseeing options or even food, Malaysia is easy on the pocket.
Every year, Malaysia finds itself swamped with numerous visitors from all over the world. People love the country for various reasons – there are fun activities for people of all ages, and there’s so much to see and explore, especially with regard to the flora and fauna or even architectural wonders.
I am a frequent traveler who likes to explore new places. Traveling to me is relaxation and when I am traveling with my family or with my friends, it helps me nurture bonds with them.
DAY 1-Landing in Kuala lumpur
Taking a flight from Kolkata to Kuala Lumpur is the best way to reach the capital city of Malaysia. The aerial distance between the two cities is appx. 2600 km and Kolkata to Kuala Lumpur flight time is around 4 hours. Being one of the most prominent cities in the eastern region of India, Kolkata enjoys exceptional travel infrastructure that connects it to the rest of the world as well as to major Indian cities. Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and has one of the best travel facilities in the world for the accessibility of travelers. We have taken a flight of Air Asia of around 1 am from Kolkata and reached Kuala Lumpur around 7.15 am. You can also take the same flight from Kolkata to reach Kuala Lumpur. It is my best experience to answer the common question of other travelers that is- best flight to reach Kuala Lumpur from Kolkata.
The Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang is situated approximately 50 kilometers south of Kuala Lumpur, and boasts of one of the most modern and classy passenger service facilities in the region. Over 40 international airlines fly into the country, however, Malaysian Airlines is the national carrier.
After completion of all airport formalities, we checked in Putrajaya Marriott Hotel around 9.30 am. After checking in we found Putrajaya Marriott Hotel features spacious rooms with breathtaking views of the hills. Kuala Lumpur city Centre and Kuala Lumpur International Airport are a 25-minute drive away.
Gracefully decorated, our room is equipped with a cable TV, and a bathroom with both a shower and a bathtub. We can work out at the fitness center, soak up the sun by the pool, or enjoy a massage at the Dewi Teratai Spa. Other recreation options the receptionist told us, golf at the 18-hole Palm Garden Golf Club, located within IOI Resort City.
We have taken our breakfast at Zest Restaurant, which serves a daily international buffet breakfast and dinner. Other dining options include Midori Japanese Restaurant and Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant. Tuscany Restaurant and Pizza Bar serve Italian-American specialties. I will share my staying experience later. After having the sumptuous breakfast we went out for a city tour. First, we went to the Petronas Tower.
The Petronas Towers also referred to as the Petronas twin towers, are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Petronas Towers is the tallest twin towers in the world. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, alongside nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.
The Skybridge that connects the 2 towers is that the highest two-story bridge in the world. The Petronas twin towers are designed with a steel and glass façade resembling motifs from Islamic art, Malaysia’s primary religion. These towers are a logo of Kuala Lumpur, alongside the nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower, another icon of the town.
Next, we moved to KL Tower or Menara Kuala Lumpur. KL Tower is the 7th tallest telecommunications tower in the world with a height of 420m. Its Observation Deck is at 276m, being situated on the lowest of the six levels in the head of the tower. But, because the tower stands on top of a little hill, it still gives excellent views of Kuala Lumpur and therefore the surrounding regions. Above the observation deck is the Sky Deck at 300 meters above ground level.
KL Tower was opened to the general public in 1996, nearly 5 years after construction started. As per the management of the KL has done its best to maximize the Tower’s tourism potential by creating some add-on attractions. These are:
6D motion simulated thrill ride for ages 6 and above.
Blue Coral Aquarium
Colorful clownfish, sharks, and other tropical sea creatures are on display during this coral-filled aquarium.
KL Forest Eco Park
The Tower is found within Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, a micro-sized rain forest within the heart of the town. It’s a fun place to look for adults and youngsters and there’s an outside exercise area. Entrance is free and you’ll even make use of a complimentary guide if you would like. The guide can means animals and flowers that you simply might otherwise overlook.
• International: RM 49 Adult, RM 29 Child
• Malaysian: RM 30 Adult, RM 20 Child
Sky Deck (includes Sky Box & Observation Deck)
• International: RM 99 Adult, RM 52 Child
• Malaysian: RM 71 Adult, RM 37 Child
Observation Deck + Blue Coral Aquarium
• International: RM 52 Adult, RM 31 Child
• Malaysian: RM 31 Adult, RM 22 Child
Observation Deck + the wrong way up House
• International: RM 55 Adult, RM 36 Child
• Malaysian: RM 36 Adult, RM 26 Child
Observation Deck + XD Theatre
• International: RM 55 Adult, RM 36 Child
• Malaysian: RM 36 Adult, RM 26 Child
Observation Deck + Mini Zoo
• International: RM 66 Adult, RM 47 Child
• Malaysian: RM 47 Adult, RM 38 Child
Similar combo tickets are available with admission to Sky Deck rather than Observation Deck.
Child rates apply for teenagers aged 4-11. Family packages for two adults + 2 children are available and may prevent money.
Opening Hours for KL Tower
The Observation Deck and other facilities are open from 9 am to 10 pm a day of the year. Parking is out there. We spent there for around 2 hours.
Then we visited Sagar Restaurant for our lunch. I found an awesome buffet of north Indian food with many sorts. If you’re an Indian or if you wish Indian food, it’s the best selection for you. It won’t cost you quite 40RM per pax. They have options like chicken, fish, mutton, paneer, one dal, biryani, veg pulao, rice, roties, and one sweet. The taste was awesome. Even they’re going to provide you a welcome drink. Veg even have excellent varieties.
They also serve alcohol and a set of juices. The service could have been a bit better. The atmosphere is additionally quite nice and straight forward. We arrived without having made a booking and were lucky that there have been free tables. After a delicious lunch, we came back to our hotel to take rest. Let me review our Hotel Marriott Putrajaya in detail.
1. Breakfast is held at Zest Restaurant and the spread is very large but the quality wasn’t good.
2. The floor of the room felt sticky. I involved housekeeping to mop up space twice but the matter persisted.
3. I found that the refrigerator wasn’t working.
4. The air conditioning was leaking too.
5. There’s a pleasant view out the window of the suite.