Your Next Easy City Escape Could Be Here: Day Trip in Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 0 Comments

Your Next Easy City Escape Could Be Here: 1 Day in Kuala Lumpur

What to do when you are stuck with a one-day weekday holiday? You run out of bright ideas to see and do in Singapore! Wah laio lor meh. Readers from here and in Malaysia: 24 hours in Kuala Lumpur is definitely a good idea! (Sorry Malaysia, been to your city a couple too many, and I only write about you a few). This may be the most overrated and underrated activity to do for most Singaporeans, because they have been so accustomed to this for so long, but not for non-locals and travelers. You should know that as a traveler, traveling to a place is always new, even if you’ve been there ten-trillion times!

In Europe it’s so cheap to travel from one city to another, either via cross country train rides, via bus, or via 1 hour plane ride. Here, kind of the same. For less than 80 SGD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is a one-hour plane ride away from Singapore. It’s 20 SGD lower if it’s via a 6-hour bus ride. And there’s even nightrider train to get to this city. Convenient and easy, close enough to Europe level. 

Decided to meet our friends working in Malaysia for some quick hangout. So quick, 24 to be exact! It’s nice and new to explore the city by foot, with a new set of “local” eyes. Must try: Chinese Temple Hopping, KL Window Shopping, Merdeka Square Runs, and of course Halal food fest!

Is it worth to spend 24 hours in Kuala Lumpur? Right. The pace of life here is much more relaxed and friendlier. Though there’s still some form of adventure that you can get from here, it’s relatively easy to roam around and explore off-beaten paths and popular ones all at the same time.

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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 52 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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