A few friends of mine visited me from Korea for 3 days. Visiting a country for 3 days is not my thing but my friends could only afford 3 day visit. They could visit Malaysia again but this was their first visit and I didn’t really have a chance to visit tourist attractions here so here was my plan.
1st day – Batu cave – KLCC(KLCC Park & Suria KLCC) – Pavilion(Bukit Bintang) – Jalan Alor
2nd day – Melaka
3rd day – chill out (massage and swimming)
The 1st day: Early in the morning I drove my car to Batu cave. It is less than 10Km from my place but KL roads never betrayed me from making me lost even with GPS on. My stupid GPS(I really miss Korean GPS, so accurate and detail) couldn’t tell me where the parking or entrance of Batu cave so we had to look for the entrance when we were near the cave. Finding the entrance took more time than driving from my home. However, the famous cave was worth visiting. No entrance fee and parking was MYR2.00 per entry.
Parking at KLCC was a battle. This long school holiday must have dragged everyone to the shopping mall. Even with my season parking access it was so difficult to find a parking slot. Finding a seat at the food court was even more painful. We had to wait almost 20 min for a 4 seat table. Ipoh noodles and Nasi Lemak were our menu. Yummy!!!
Walking from KLCC to Pavilion was such a pleasant experience through the air-con path. Living in KL for 7 months, it was my very first visit to Pavilion shopping mall.
One of my friends kept insisting for dinner at Jalan Alor, the touristic street for local dish and the atmosphere. For me the food is okay, not fantastic. I don’t think locals would love to go there. They rather prefer Chinatown food.
The 2nd day: Melaka(Malacca), the world cultural heritage was the one I really wanted to visit. The narrow streets have their unique characters. I parked the car at a shopping mall and walked to Jonko street. Most my colleagues recommended me to have the famous chicken rice and chendol(Malaysian desert) but looking at a long que outside of a chicken rice restaurant under a hot sun we didn’t dare.. In stead, we went to a burger place with high recommendation from Tripadvisor.com and our choice was right.
I really want to recommend Melaka to other Koreans. I couldn’t understand why my Korean Malaysia tour guide book doesn’t have Melaka session… It’s only 2 hour driving from KL and frequent public transportation is available if you are not driving.
The 3rd day: Starting a day with Indian breafast followed by nice aroma massage. We went to a small massage shop near my place. Massage in Korea is quite expensive but it is quite affordable here. The only problem is I am not a massage fan. So while my friends enjoyed massage, I enjoyed reading and drinking a nice tea at the massage shop.
Planning for a short holiday in KL?