Out and About in Kuala Lumpur

Introduction: Whirlwind Trip to Asia
Review: American Airlines (A321) Economy Class Dallas to Charlotte
Review: American Airlines (A320) Economy Class Charlotte to Boston
Review: Holiday Inn Express and Suites – Boston Garden
Review: United Club – Logan International Airport
Review: United Airlines (777-200) Business Class Newark to Beijing
Review: Air China Business Class Lounge – Beijing International Airport
Review: BGS Premier Business Class Lounge – Beijing International Airport
Review: Singapore Airlines (777-300ER) Business Class Beijing to Singapore
Review: SilverKris Business Class Lounge – Singapore Changi Airport
Review: SilkAir (737-800) Business Class Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
Review: Renaissance Hotel – Kuala Lumpur
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Review: Plaza Premium Lounge – Kuala Lumpur
Review: SilkAir (A319) Economy Class Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Review: JW Marriott Hotel – Singapore South Beach
Review: The Private Room – Singapore Changi Airport
Review: Singapore Airlines (A380-800) Suites Class Singapore to Beijing
Review: Air China First Class Lounge – Beijing International Airport
Review: United Airlines (777-300ER) Business Class Beijing to San Francisco
Review: American Express Centurion Lounge – San Francisco International Airport
Review: United Airlines (757-200) First Class San Francisco to Newark
Review: United Airlines Classified Restaurant – Newark Liberty International Airport
Review: Admiral’s Club – Logan International Airport
Review: American Airlines (737-800) Economy Class Boston to Dallas

I have a few friends who live in Kuala Lumpur. They offered to be drive me to any spot that I wanted to visit. We took a five minute ride over to the most visited location in Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Towers, located at KLCC. The construction of the towers was completed in 1996. Fun fact: the Petronas Towers were the largest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004.  I had to get the most touristy pic ever.

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Petronas Towers
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Petronas Towers
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Petronas Towers
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Fountains Near Petronas Towers
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Petronas Towers at Night

After the pictures of the towers, we had lunch at Little Penang Kafe inside of Suria KLCC. I ordered the nasi lemak Penang with fish. The portions were small and the fish had a lot of small bones. I really did not like it, but I was happy to try some different food.

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Suria KLCC
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Fountains at Suria KLCC
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Little Penang Kafe Suria KLCC
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Fish Nasi Lemak Penang at Little Penang Kafe

After searching for other things to do near my hotel, I found the Mini Zoo at KL Tower.
We looked for parking near the tower but it was nonexistent. There is a hotel across the street, so we parked there. After a few minutes of walking, we arrived at the shuttle pickup. Due to some pushy tourists, we did not take the shuttle. We walked the half mile up to the zoo. The zoo had plenty of animals.

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Birds at The KL Tower Mini Zoo
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These prairie dogs at KL Tower Mini Zoo look comfortable
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The snake is the ceiling! at KL Tower Mini Zoo
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Got attacked by the green one on the left
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Alpacas at KL Tower Mini Zoo
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Nope!
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view from the base of KL Tower

We did not go into KL Tower because the price for the revolving restaurant was quite expensive. After a quick shower at my hotel, my friends took me to Raj’s Banana Leaf Indian Restaurant. The place was awesome. It had been a long time since I had used my hands to put food directly into my mouth.

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Indian Food at Raj’s Banana Leaf

We also ventured to Jalan Alor where there tons of food shops. One of them caught our eye after looking at about a dozen places. We ordered so. much. food (<—emphasis). Stingray, squid, grilled beef, oh my!

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Grilled Stingray in Jalan Alor
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Grilled Beef in Jalan Alor
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Fried Squid in Jalan Alor
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Prawns in Jalan Alor

If you do not want to be bothered by hagglers, do not got to (Jalan Alor).

Final Word

Thanks to my friends for showing me around the city. I am forever indebted. There is not a bad thing that I could say about my time there. We even partied with Joe Flizzow which was dope as well. Until next time Kuala Lumpur.

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