Let me upgrade ya, Kuala Lumpur edition
Kuala Lumpur is just a short hop, skip, and jump from Singapore. There are several transport options available between the two cities, but I opted for a $29 flight via Tiger Airlines. Can’t really complain with prices like that! After the modest accommodations in Singapore, I was looking forward to something a little more comfortable. Traveling mid-week during the off-season helped stretch my travel budget, as did the exchange rate ($1USD =3.18 Ringgits). That, plus a little bit of luck, and I suddenly found myself in an upgraded, penthouse room, with this view:
Can you believe it?! Pretty surreal. I almost felt like I didn’t have to leave the room for the rest of my stay!
Behold the famous Petronas Towers. From 1998-2004, they were the tallest buildings in the world, until surpassed by the Taipei 101. However, they remain the world’s tallest twin towers. I couldn’t help but take photos of them throughout the day as the lighting changed.
Another prominent structure is the KL tower.
Getting around KL is fairly easy and very inexpensive. The monorail costs just $0.40 USD, but closes early, around 11pm. However, taxis are plentiful, and never cost more than a few dollars. Bukit Bintang is a thriving part of town with lots of shops and restaurants, and filled with locals enjoying the evening.
Back to my room… and this view!