Remember to Travel in Malaysia (In summary)

By Heashan Fernando

This blog is to highlight the key values of visiting Malaysia, rather than discussing the general information, which you can easily search over the internet throughout millions of resources. Frankly, I am not well-known enough to talk about the entire Malaysia, since I have visited only Kuala Lumpur & Penang island for several times.

Malaysia is situated in the midst of the Asia Pacific region, bordering to Thailand, Singapore & Myanmar. Malaysia enjoys a strategic location and a year-round tropical climate. With 13 states, three Federal Territories and a population that currently stands at more than 28 million, Malaysia combines the best of Asia and is well known for its diverse cultural landscape, which includes three of Asia’s oldest civilizations – Malay, Chinese and Indian – and the unique ethnic communities of Sabah and Sarawak. Malaysia is a cosmopolitan country.

And also One of the world’s top holiday destinations, Malaysia is filled with a wide variety of unique attractions. Whatever your definition of a fulfilling holiday, Malaysia has all the necessary elements – pristine beaches and breathtaking islands, a rich tapestry of cultures and history, well-preserved heritage treasures, world-class modern facilities, a fascinating collection of flora and fauna, lush and well-maintained nature reserves, a delightful array of mouth-watering cuisine and a long list of shopping hotspots – Malaysia will leave you wanting for more. But do not just take our word for it.

You go and discover the many wonders of Malaysia and peel the many layers of this fascinating country. Be prepared to be amazed experience, which I had in several times, because there is just so much more to Malaysia than meets the eye.

I know many of you in Geveo, have already touched this wonderful paradise at least once in their life time. However, now my intension is to promote this country among the rest of the staff in Geveo, who has not yet planned to visit Malaysia. Up to now, I have travelled in Malaysia, nearly 8 times during past couple of years, as a tourist, which brings me an enjoyable & relax time.

Based on my past experience, I have created a travel itinerary named “Kuala Lumpur in 7 days” , which suites for anyone, who is looking for to make a 7days complete tour in the Kuala Lumpur (mainly), without missing the valuable places which you should definitely visit. This itinerary would definitely help you to make a success tour in Kuala Lumpur.

Few among you, may have already seen & referred this travel itinerary before, if you had contacted me, once you were planning your tour to Malaysia. So personally, I thought of adding this travel itinerary in the Geveo blog to public, which you can refer at any time before planning your visit to Malaysia in future.

This blog is mainly to help you to plan your trip schedule in Kuala Lumpur, and It was a difficult task for me to stick to 7days travel itinerary when writing this document, since there are thousands of places to visit. However, I chose the key places only to fit to 7days.

Kuala Lumpur in 7 days

Day 1:-

  • Arrival to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA 1) OR KLIA 2 depends on your flight selection.

    • Only Air Asia Airline lands to KLIA 2
  • Buy a phone sim(Ex:- U mobile)(helps you to use the google maps when you don’t have Wifi)

    • At the Level 2 of the Gateway@KLIA2 mall, you can find many choices to satisfy your telecommunications needs.
  • Heading to your pre-booked hotel(Ex: KL Sentral)

    • Taxi: - If you do not have the hotel pick up, then you can easily book a taxi inside the airport or a metered taxi at the exit gate at transportation hub, Level 1.

    • KLIA Express Train: - The express train is available in every 20 min to KL Sentral, which takes only 30 min to reach the destination. Ticket is RM 35 per person.

    • Bus: - Aerobus buses (yellow/red color) are available at Transportation hub, Level 1 of the Gateway. Bus tickets are available to purchase at the bus ticketing counters. Ticket is RM 10 per person. Takes 1 hour to reach KL Sentral.

  • Recommend Hotel Sentral in KL Sentral, which is located in a highly convenient area near the main transportation hub in KL Sentral.

    • 5 min walk from the last bus/train stop.

    • No 30 Jalan Thambypillai, Brickfields, KL Sentral.

  • If preferred, have a light walk around the hotel area including the NU Sentral shopping mall in the evening depending on your tiredness. Recommend to watch a movie at GSC cinema in NU Sentral Shopping mall.

Day 2:-

  • KL City Gallery

    • From Hotel Sentral (2.7 km/ 10 min)
  • Open Hours (9 am – 6.30 pm)

  • Ticket price: RM 5(includes Spectacular City Model Show)

  • Recommend hiring a bicycle (9am - 6pm) near the KL City Gallery & have a ride around that area which is more convenient rather than walking. (RM 30 for first 4 hours, RM 5 for each hour)(Deposit RM 250)

  • Heritage Zone(Bicycle ride)

  • Perdana Botanical Gardens(Lake Garden)(7am- 8pm)

    • Butterfly park/ Bird park/ Deer park/ Orchid park
  • Tugu Negara(National Monument)

    • Near Lake garden
  • Islamic Centre(Art Museum)

    • Near National Planetarium
  • National Planetarium(near Lake gardens)

    • Open Hours(10 am – 5 pm)
  • Muzium Negara(National Museum)

    • Open Hours(9 am – 6 pm)

Day 3:-

  • Batu Caves

    • From Hotel Sentral walk to Komuter station(Inside the NU Sentral shopping mall)(10 min walk)

    • Get a KTM Komuter From KL Komuter station(30 min)(Pelabuhan Klang - Batu Caves route)(Tiecket price:- RM 2)

    • Walk Batu caves station to Batu caves(500 m/ 6 min)

    • Open Hours (6 am – 9 pm)

  • Thean Hou Temple(Very famous Chinese temple)

    • From KL Sentral (2.4 km/ 31 min)

    • Open Hours (9 am – 6 pm)

  • Buddhist Maha Vihara

    • From KL Sentral (1 km/ 12 min)
  • Mid Valley Megamall(Open Hours 10 am – 10 pm)

    • Go to KL Sentral Transport hub and then take the Komuter to Mid Valley Megamall( only one station)

    • If time permits, you can watch a movie in GSC cinema(Golden Screen Cinemas)

Day 4:-

  • Sunway Lagoon

    • Take the KTM Komuter from KL Sentral to Sunway Lagoon theme park.

    • Open Hours (10 am – 6 pm)

      • Ticket Price- RM 150(Includes parks, including all rides, activities and attractions)/ RM 22 per ride(Go Kart)/ RM 22 (Locker)

      • Parks(Water park, Amusement park, Wildlife park, Extreme park, Scream park)

  • Sunway Pyramid shopping mall(Near the Sunway Lagoon)

    • Open Hours (10 am – 10 pm)
    • Ice-skating is available (weekdays - RM20, weekends - RM25)

Day 5:-

  • Aquaria KLCC(Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex)

    • Walk from Hotel Sentral(1.5 km/ 22 min)

    • Open Hours(10.30 am – 8pm)(Ticket price: RM 64)

  • Suria KLCC shopping mall

    • Open Hours(10 am – 10 pm)
  • Petronas Art Gallery

    • Open Hours(10am – 8pm)
  • Petronas Twin Towers

    • Open Hours(9am – 9pm/ closed from 1pm – 2.30pm only in Fridays)

    • Ticketing Counter-> Concourse level(RM 84.80)

    • Sky bridge

    • Observation deck

  • KLCC Park

    • Visit in the evening to watch the light show on the lake(15 min)

Day 6:-

  • Berjaya Times Square & Theme park

    • From hotel Walk(290m / 4 min)

    • Go to NU Sentral transportation hub & take the Monorail to Berjaya.

    • Open Hours(10 am – 10 pm)

    • Entertainment activities

      • Theme Park/ Bowling/ GSC Cinema/ Laser Battle

      • Bowling

      • Archery(Next to Bowling)

  • Bukit Bintang

    • 5 min walk from the Berjaya Times Square

    • If you love shopping, this is one of the ideal places.

    • If love drinking, many pubs are opening in the evening until next day morning with music/Dj

    • One of the happening places in Kuala Lumpur.

Day 7:-

  • Sri Maha Mariamman hindu temple

    • Open Hours(6 am – 9pm)
  • China town

    • Walk from hotel(1.5 km/ 20 min)
  • Petaling Street

  • Central Market

    • Open Hours(10 am – 10pm)

    • Kasturi walk(10 am – 10pm)

  • Menara KL Tower(Visit in the evening for sunset)

    • Observation Deck(9am – 10pm)

    • XD Theater(RM 63 with above)

    • Blue Coral Aquarium(9am – 9.30pm)(RM 18 per pax)

    • Open Deck(RM 105)

    • Cultural Village

Day 8:-

  • Leave the hotel to the airport KLIA1 OR KLIA 2.

  • As your preference, you can take a Taxi/ KLIA Express train/ Bus to the airport.

  • Go to Level 3 for the Departure flight

This is only a summary, highlighting a few places in Kuala Lumpur. There are many more than this that you could visit if time permits with you.

Thank You