Where to stay
If you are looking for a fantastic 5 star hotel just stay at WESTIN HOTEL with the heavenly beds and heavenly showers – truly a great experience. They have the BEST breakfasts!!!!
Keep In Touch
PHONE CARDS - very cheap way of ringing home – A MYR20 phone card gives you 50 minutes – you can buy from newsagents, supermarkets, or phone stores, and better still you can use it from your hotel. If you take your Aussie mobile you can actually go to a phone store a buy a DIGI sim card. It is MYR18 and you get MYR10 worth of calls and you can top it up as you please – so that you are contactable on your regular mobile phone number.
Things to Do
1. Petronas Twin Towers & KL Tower
Petronas Towers – Located next to KLCC Shopping Centre. Entry is free to go to the Skybridge that is at Level 41 of the Tower. This is where the movie Entrapment was filmed!! You do need to line up for tickets and remember to get there very early as the tickets do get allocated very quickly – the skybridge is closed on Monday. The Petronas Towers are the tallest buildings in the world.
2. KL Tower
In KUL City area –Approx MYR20.00 per person. (It looks like the Sydney Centrepoint Tower)
3. Cosmos World Theme Park
Located on Level 5 of Times Square, this it a great indoor theme park. The roller coaster ride is great fun. You can stay as long as you like for MYR25.00
4. Eye on Malaysia
7th December – 31st December 2007
A lot like the London Eye. 360 degrees of panoramic views of KL City. Duration of ride is 30 minutes. Check out the website firstname.lastname@example.org.
You HAVE TO GO HERE. You will thank me for the experience! Lot 100 LG Floor Sungei Wang Plaza. FIRST you have to see MAY WONG – she is going to give you THE BEST head, shoulder, and back massage you have EVER had for 30 mins for MYR25 - that is AUD9. This also includes shampoo, conditioner and blow dry. Can you believe it? Families queue to see this girl and it is well worth it.
Then treat yourself to the experience of YEN LIM. Her Mum owns the salon – she has really beautiful eyes! She is also in the top 5 hairdressers for L’Oreal in Malaysia. (Awarded in November 2004) She cut my hair for MYR60 and gave me a 15 minute head massage, shampoo, condition, cut and blow dry. MYR60 is less than AUD25. So well worth it – even for the head massage!! Mention my name to be sure of the prices.
Wenawave also have a Nail Salon: You can speak with Carmen Lai. Prices start from MYR30 (A$11) for a manicure, Pedicure MYR40, French Manicure MYR40 and Acrylic Nail extension MYR120 (A$44.00 approx).
Relax & Healthy Foot Reflexology
No 93a, 1st Floor Jalan Bukit Bintang.
This is in the same street as BB Plaza, about 100 metres down the road. Full Body Massage for MYR60 (A$21) for one hour and foot massage for MYR25 (A$8.80) for 30 minutes. You have to try it! If there are a few of you then it is advisable to ring ahead to ensure they have enough staff. Ring Pei Fun on 012 3066588.
Also I tried CUPPING when I was there – (you may remember the picture of Gwenneth Paltrow at a movie premiere with big round spots on her back). This was fantastic – although it was uncomfortable when it was first done. This is where for 15 mins they stick warm cups on your back and suck up your skin to improve blood circulation – I got this done on Saturday and it is now Thursday and I still look like I have had a passionate love affair with a vacuum cleaner, but I feel fantastic! It also allowed me to have the Sheraton Perdana swimming pool all to myself – you should have seen everyone get out when I went swimming with my polka dots!! Do check if it suitable for you before getting it done –I got it included in my one hour massage, the cost for both was still MYR60. Speak to Pei Fun. Good Luck!! The spots can last for a week or two so you won’t want to be wearing a strappy number while you have them.
There is a golf super store in Jalan Pinang – very close to the Westin Hotel – unfortunately Matthew and I saw it when we were on our way to the airport – he was not impressed! So let me know if it is good – he was still happy with his Nike Golf Club purchase from Isetan Dept store though.
Visit DA VINCI – next door to L’Opera Restaurant and Piccolo Mondo Galleria on Jalan Bukit Bintang – this is costume jewellery made in Italy and it is beautiful – not Sungei Wang prices but still worth a look – there are just some really nice pieces of jewellery here!
Just one quick thing – BODY SHOP products are really cheap in KUL. The Body Butter that is about A$35 here in Brisbane is around MYR35 – so it pays to buy your Body Shop products in KUL.
Located under Sungei Wang Plaza and also under Lot 10 Shopping Centre, KLCC, you can get bottles of water, soft drinks, sushi, great takeaway meals and the ever addictive PRINGLES supply!!!! There is also a supermarket on the lower ground floor at KLCC. Supermarkets sell beer and wines. This is the best way to purchase wine as alcohol can be quite expensive in Malaysia.
Try “Next-Step” at LG068, Sungei Wang Plaza for good quality children’s shoes. Margie shops here every on trip and always manages to get the latest fashions. Flashing “Incredibles” are all the rage at the moment. (Recommended by Margaret Hovey- thanks!)
1. Super Noodle House
Sungei Wang Plaza, good for lunch – quick – cheap lah
2. L’Opera Bukit Bintang
Italian Restaurant next door to Planet Hollywood – Italian, great for dinner.
Star Hill Shopping Centre, Lower Ground restaurant – Middle Eastern food
4. Chinatown Food Centre
Petaling Street Chinatown Markets (red tablecloths) – the best place for dinner!!
5. Restoran Chinatown
Pavillion Chinatown Markets (yellow tablecloths)
6. Piccolo Mondo Italian Restaurant
Located opposite Super Noodle House at Sungei Wang Plaza, (entry Jalan Sultan Ismail side) Great marinara and pizzas.
7. Restaurant Rahsia
Located at 13 Jalan Damai
tel: 2142 5555
Escape from it all and unwind at Rahsia. 2 mins from KLCC- (near Crown Princess Hotel). This restaurant has won many awards. Readers of the Malaysian Tattler magazine recommend it year after year! Housed in 60’s bungalow surrounded by lush greens, very peaceful but stylish – contemporary Asian and Nouveau international cuisine. Open noon til midnight – closed Monday. Fully Licensed. All prices are nett – no service charge and no GST. Entrees from MYR7.00, Salads from MYR8.00, Main Courses from MYR19.00. I have had several lovely evenings there – we sat outside and it was beautiful. Happy Hours Daily 1-8pm – Free cosmopolitan cocktails from 6-8pm daily!! What more could you want!
Night Clubs in KL City
All along Jalan Ramlee you will see many night clubs which all offer different atmospheres.
Transportation KL Airport into KL City – KL Airport
Train that departs from ground level of the airport every 15 mins from 5am to 1am. The trip takes 28 minutes (better than the 1 hour bus or taxi). The train is an express and is very modern – you don’t have to hold any chickens or anything like that. There are baggage compartments and toilet facilities. Tickets are MYR35.00 each way per adult and you can buy tickets where the train departs. The train arrives at KL Central Station, from there you have to purchase a taxi voucher MYR13.00 (compulsory) and the taxi will take you to your city hotel. You can get the KL monorail that departs from KL Central Station to the main area of KL city (Jalan Sultan Ismail). When you are leaving KL, there are Malaysia Airlines check in facilities at KL Central Train Station, the check-in staff will check bags in, issue your boarding and lounge passes and all you need to do is get a train ticket and go to the airport – you will not see your bags until your next destination. The KL Central check-in will not allow you to check in under 2.5 hours pre departure so get there early.
You too can speak the Language!!
Lah - Every sentence ends in 'Lah' ….'Ok Lah'….'Yes Lah'….. 'Cheap Cheap Lah'… 'No can do Lah'
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