Recently I was being tagged by Mark from Travel Wonders Of The World when he wrote about Three Travel Secrets of Sydney. Not because he referred some of its content to Travel Feeder. It’s beacuse of a game intiated by Katie from TripBase where worldwide bloggers list their Three Best Travel Secrets and then tag other bloggers to grow this tree of travel secrets. So, thanks Mark for his tag and now I have to continue the game by writing some travel secrets!
Normally, visitors or tourists travelling to one travel destination for few days or few weeks would not be able to figure out the secrets behind the scene of a city. Only when someone stays there up to a few months or years would find them out. Otherwise, residents living there would be the best person to tell you the travel secrets of that place. Whether they would tell you the naked truth is another story.
For visiting Malaysia next year as recommended by Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Best Value Destination 2010, you have to drop by its cpital city of Kuala Lumpur as part of my Top 10 Places to visit in Malaysia. For visiting Kuala Lumpur, I would probably be the best person to disclose the best travel secrets of the city since I’ve been staying here for more than 30 years and I’m Malaysian. You gotta believe me if you are planning to visit or coming to Malaysia in the future. These secrets are only for those travelling with either Free n Easy package or Self-Travelling arrangement. For travellers who booked an all-inclusive travel package to Malaysia, forget about this post. You will not be brought to these…
Ok. These are the three little secrets of KL.
- Best Shopping mall for small electronics like digital cameras, laptops, computer accessories, handphones, memory cards or camera bags – Low Yat Plaza, the biggest IT mall in Jalan Bukit Bintang. You can get the lowest price (or at least low price) in Malaysia here. It’s located along Jalan Bukit Bintang next to Sungei Wang Plaza and Imbi Plaza. It is also 2 blocks opposite the Time Square KL. Low Yat Plaza is the only 1-stop shopping mall for electronics in KL. Not only it’s the cheapest, you could find the latest IT gadgets here as well. I bought my HP laptop, SDHC cards here. Prices are mostly shown in tag so you don’t have to worry about being swindled. You may try your luck by pressing some of the price down even lower ;
- Best local Foods centre for tasting most of our local Malaysian most popular and best quality foods under one roof - Lot 10 Hutong (十号胡同) food court at lower ground floor of Lot 10 Shopping mall in Bukit Bintang. This is the latest food court centre in KL where more than 10 famous Malaysian eateries were invited and brought into here, so that travellers abroad could taste the best local Malaysian street foods in one place! There are the most famous Klang Bak Kut Teh, Mou Shan Gao, Soong Kee’s beef Noodles from Lebuh Ampang, Hokkien charcoal fried noodles from Petaling Street, Wantan (dumpling) noodles, Siew Pao, Roti Canai, Chicken rice, Dim Sum and so much more. It’s located along Jalan Bukit Bintang next to KL Plaza and Pavilion Shopping mall. It could be easily distinguished with its green coloured building fascade. The best time to visit is from 11am to 12:30pm where less patrons are occupying the limited dining tables, and
- Best Transport going round KL - KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Double Decker bus. It is the most comprehensive transports for tourists to go, see, eat, shop and photo around the whole KL. Buses are running 7 days a week from 8:30am to 8:30pm with continuous circular rides and 30 minutes interval between each tour bus. These tour bus covers extensively over 40 city attractions including nearly 100 hundreds in Kuala Lumpur. KLCC, Twin Tower, Bintang Walk, Merdeka Square, KL Tower, Bird Park, Petaling Street (China Town), Jamek Mosque, Royal Palace and so on. Tourists could buy tickets on the bus or at the station and can “hop on” and “hop off” the bus whenever and wherever desired at any of the 22 bus stops. Along the tour, travellers would be guided through the history of KL and places it is going in eight languages. Prices are from RM36++ per pax per whole day. You can even buy 1 or 2 days ticket. So, you can either hop off at KLCC twin tower to take photos and hop onto the next bus in 30 minutes time or, if you want to do some shopping at Bintang Walk, hop off at Bintang Walk and spend 3-4 hours then only hop on back to the tour! However, the best day for this tour is on Sunday where the road traffic is the least congested.
Now you know the top secrets of visiting Kuala Lumpur. Make sure you don’t disclose them to other people unless they are also reading this travel blog. Ha ha! – Travel Feeder.