Kuala Lumpur

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We spent 2 weeks in Malaysia after crossing the border by first class bus from Singapore, a great first land crossing.  Our first 3 nights were spent in Kuala Lumpur, where we had 3 nights free at the Marriott with views of the Petronas Towers, a perk of using our Marriott Credit Card.  From Kuala Lumpur we headed north by bus to the Cameron Highlands, a region known for their tea production.  We learned all about the process of making tea on a great day tour and enjoyed some delicious Indian and Chinese foods.  From Cameron Highlands we again took a bus to the Island of Penang.  We stayed in Georgetown and enjoyed time with friends as well as searching for street art.  The street art in Georgetown was the highlight of our time in Malaysia.  We stayed at a great hotel called the Apollo Inn and really didn’t want to leave!  Our last stop in Malaysia was the Island of Langkawi where we relaxed for a few nights before heading into Thailand by ferry.  Check out our time in Malaysia here.

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Traditional Malaysian Dancers

Just like any big city, Kuala Lumpur has big buildings, a lot of traffic, buses, trains and lots of people.  Like any place, it all depends on where you position yourself and what you want to do.  As we said in our First Impression, we stayed at an amazing hotel within walking distance to Continue Reading

Kuala Lumpur Street Fair and Petronas Towers

Kuala Lumpur Street Fair and Petronas Towers


A first class bus to a first class hotel kind of sways your first impression a bit!  We took a really nice bus from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with only 18 seats on a double decker bus we were able to relax in comfort for our 5 hour trip.  The bus even had massage chairs and meal service!  The bus dropped us at their office in Kuala Lumpur where we were on our own to try to hail a taxi in the sweltering heat.  We finally got a cab to stop and were taken to the Renaissance Hotel right down the street from the PETRONAS towers Continue Reading