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4 days in KL - help pls for the itinerary

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4 days in KL - help pls for the itinerary

Dear All!

I will arrive in KL the 1st september and leave very late on the 5th..

How many days should I need for a basic-mustsee visit of the city?

I really would like to go to Cameron Higlands and Taman Negara too. (Before I will be in Borneo)Taman Negara is better or Kinabalu Park in Sabah? Because of the lack of time, I have to choose I think (Sepilok and Kinabantangan is for sure already).

Is it worth to rent a car and do on my own Cameron tea plantations and jungle trek in Taman Negara then to pay for organised tours? my problem with tours is that they start late, end early. If I travel by myself, I would leave at 6 in the morning and retur at 10 in the evening...Anyway, recommend pls tour operators that are good!

Thanks for all the tips! and must-sees

Cheers

Tünde

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1. Re: 4 days in KL - help pls for the itinerary

I guess you should fix your itinerary around Sabah since KInabatngan is in your 'must do' list.

Sabah itself is full of natural beauties including beaches, forests, tea plantation etc. All of them are available in peninsular malaysia but they are scattered all over. If you spend 3-4 days in Sabah, you'd likely to be able to see entire malaysia at a glance.

hope it helps!

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thank you, may be i didnt precise, i will spend 10 days in Sabah, so I need to know what is really worth near KL :) I was wondering TamanNegara, most of all because it seemes that Borneo is more expensive...

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Yes borneo is relatively expensive compare to peninsula.

Around KL, the possible tourist site would be putrajaya, cameron highland, fraser hill (a british style settlement), kuantan (for its well known telok cempedak beach), and of course langkawi.

Taman negara is also a nice place, alternatively you can visit kenyir lake in terengganu.

all depends on what you prefer to see most...

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Hi

Borneo is a HUGE island [the 3rd largest in the world and nearly 750,000km2 in size], the northern part is Malaysia, with tiny Brunei hidden in the Malaysian bit, and the majority in the south is Indonesia. The Malaysia portion is split into Sabah (3 hour flight from Kuala Lumpur) [what is often incorrectly referred to as Borneo in travel guides], places like Sandakan are a further 30mins flight form Kota Kinabalu and Sarawak (2 hour flight from Kuala Lumpur). Sabah is more set up for tourists. But there are plenty of things to do in both, trekking, rainforest, nature, wildlife, sort of thing. http://mappery.com/Sarawak-and-Sabah-Map.

As a tourist we have always found Sabah to be pretty cheap, a bit cheaper than the Peninsular. Its just expensive to get there. Costs vary on what the current exchange is, and over the last few years with a very weak European currencies, including the Forint, that has made things feel very expensive.

Is it worth to rent a car and do on my own Cameron tea plantations and jungle trek in Taman Negara then to pay for organised tours?

A] Not it is not, IMO. If you are going to Sabah I would not bother with either Cameron Highlands (you have much nicer stuff at home) or Taman Negara (you plan to go to Sabah). Personally I would do just the Peninsular or head to Sabah, but not do both unless you have more than 2 weeks to spare.

[please forgive my cut and paste] What we normally suggest as the best thing is to read the FAQs about Kuala Lumpur [ on the right of the Kuala Lumpur forum page --->>>>. Everyone forgets or misses the Top or Frequently Asked Questions/FAQs [especially if using smart phones], whichare packed with lots of really great information about lots of really useful information!! If you are accessing TA via the smart phone app’ you won’t see the FAQs in the normal app view on your phone, so suggest that you view the app it as full site mode / desk top view; or just use a laptop or pc to enjoy the information that has been collected. The Top Questions / FAQs ] but FAQ KL Popular Sights and perhaps FAQ KL Day Trips / FAQ Elephant Sanctuary / FAQ Fire flies are worth reading.

Also look at the green banner at the top of this page and check out the ‘Travel Guide’ / ‘Inside Guides’ [in the MORE tab] and ‘Things To Do’ which list lots of pointers of what to see and where to go as well as other information like restaurants, and Hotels.

What to see and do is very much a personal choice, but as a very simple guide the most popular sights for a 2-4 day stay are normally:

Petronas Towers - tours http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my/ or from KLCC park or have drink at Skybar in Traders hotel for the view

shangri-la.com/en/… and the bar / restaurants at Marinis 57 http://www.marinis57.com/bar.php

KL Menara [Tower] – views from observation deck http://menarakl.com.my/index.cfm or afternoon tea / dinner buffet http://www.kltower.com.my/index.cfm?sc=dining or http://www.atmosphere360.com.my/

Bukit Bintang [around 10malls including Pavillion, Sungei Wang, Berjaya Times Square and so much shopping and eating] + Jalan Alor / Changkat Bukit Bintang [evening eating, bars and entertainment],

from where you can always walk or monorail to . .

Chinatown / Petaling Street Market and Central Market [shopping, sights, food, walking tours and night market],

and is a short walking distance to . . . . . .

Merdaka Square [historical sights]

and then walk on to Little India [sights and some shopping]

Batu Caves is just out of town and on the public transport routing. The easiest way to get to Batu Caves is probably a taxi but you can get there by monorail and then train. Batu Caves station on the Sentul / Klang KTM line, If you find nearest station to your starting point, then find Batu Caves , http://www.myrapid.com.my/rail/routes www.myrapid.com.my/tickets-fares/monorail http://www.myrapid.com.my/tickets-fares/lrt

Lake Gardens - Bird park [don’t expect anything like the one in Singapore] / Orchid Garden / National Mosque / Islamic Art Museum / Carcosa Seri Negara for Afternoon Tea; Segway http://segkl.com/ are all easy to get to and just a taxi from KL Sentral Station

Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre is a 20mins taxi ride out of town or Putra line to Wangsa Maju station, http://visitorcentre.royalselangor.com/vc/.

Craft Complex, Jalan Conlay is not far from Bukit Bintang, and Jadi Batik Gallery is near the Craft Complex. http://malaysiancraft.com/index.cfm

If you fancy a bit of time out look at a trip to Forest Reserve Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) http://www.frim.gov.my/?page_id=543, a very interesting food tour http://www.foodtourmalaysia.com/ , Lazat Cookery course http://www.malaysia-klcookingclass.com/ or http://www.simplyenak.com/, see some local country side with http://openskyunlimited.com/v1.0/ or maybe the Elephant Sanctuary, Fireflies at Selangor, day trip to Malacca to see the heritage buildings [see FAQs -->> ]

Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) is between the Petronas Towers and the KL Menara {Tower} on Jalan Ampang, useful stop for information, is on the Hop on Hop off bus route http://www.myhoponhopoff.com/ and the base of Saloma Cultural Theatre Restaurant http://www.mtc.gov.my/eng/ABOUTUS/intro.html http://www.saloma.com.my/ http://visit-to-kl.com/

http://mappery.com/Kuala-Lumpur-Tourist-Map a half decent map is a must when planning!

tourism.gov.my/en/…E-Brochures has some great leaflets, and the Kuala Lumpur brochure has a really useful map, as do the shopping brochures.

tourism.gov.my/intl_en/places/state_list/kl

There is a new ‘free’ bus doing the sights . . malaysiafreebies.com/go-kl-city-bus-free-tra… and they do have a facebook if you search GO KL (Kuala Lumpur City Bus) which you may also want to check out.

The monorail and train is a really easy and cheap way to get about and many stops are near the popular sights or connections to the trains or buses http://www.myrapid.com.my/rail/routes www.myrapid.com.my/tickets-fares/lrt-monorail www.myrapid.com.my/tickets-fares/monorail http://www.myrapid.com.my/tickets-fares/lrt http://www.myrapid.com.my/bus/map http://www.myrapid.com.my/tickets-fares/bus .

virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Malaysia/Wila… …malaysia-asia.my/2011/09/12-free-things-to-… and tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel_Guide-g298570-Kuala…

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5. Re: 4 days in KL - help pls for the itinerary

Hi , its my first time going to kuala lumpur, i will be there on the 20th up to 24th of september,2013,i dont know, w here to go first, is there anyone who can help me on my itinerary from airport to the tourist spots in kuala lumpur and i also have plan of spending one day to singapore, please help thank you

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6. Re: 4 days in KL - help pls for the itinerary

Hi , its my first time going to kuala lumpur, i will be there on the 20th up to 24th of september,2013,i dont know, w here to go first, is there anyone who can help me on my itinerary from airport to the tourist spots in kuala lumpur and i also have plan of spending one day to singapore, please help thank you

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7. Re: 4 days in KL - help pls for the itinerary

Hi Keishamae, please open a new post for your question.

Have you read the FAQ on the right, there is a lot of information that is already answered.

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8. Re: 4 days in KL - help pls for the itinerary

Thanks for the useful info. Actually I will have 4 days for Kuala Lumpur and 10 days for Sabah.

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9. Re: 4 days in KL - help pls for the itinerary

@ keishamae2013 please never be afraid to post a new question, as hijacking a post will mean it will get missed. But do read the replies above, they will help you decide where to go first and figure out you my itinerary, and read the FAQs about how to get from airport and the tourist spots in Kuala Lumpur. You don't have time to spend a day in Singapore

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10. Re: 4 days in KL - help pls for the itinerary

so my understanding is most of the shopping/food etc. is centered around the PETRONAS area. We will be in KL from tomorrow to the 5th and we will be staying at the Sheraton near that area. From reading many posts and threads my understanding is 2 days is enough for all the things around our hotel including Bukit Bintang and night excursions to Little India and Chinatown (One per night). Then we can have a day going to suburban attractions like Batu Caves and/or F1 Circuit (perhaps both more advice is needed on these attractions or anything else I left out that are must-sees since I have no more time to do research now!). Another day can be spent going to Melaka on a day trip. Finally on the last day maybe tour Putrajaya before heading to airport (our flight is like 5:45 at evening). Is this feasible???????