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1st timers - things see/do

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1st timers - things see/do

We'll be arriving by cruise ship nest year.

We like old buildings - churches - history - nice food

kuala lumpur
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1. Re: 1st timers - things see/do

depends how long u gonna be here in kl.

your criteria suits for visit to malacca one of the state in southern part of penninsular malaysia. journey from kl will take abt 2hrs drive. once you arrive the malacca town, u'll be able to see the historic places like afamosa port, ancient building and they definitely have great local and international food spread around the town. for accommodation i strongly suggest the century mahkota hotel or equatorial hotel which is at the city centre. you may browse for info in the web.

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We'll have about 6hrs


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with only 6 hours you will not have time to do much at all.

From the port to the city is an hour or so by train or taxi. Then a real whistle stop trip of the city, say Merdeka Square the the historical buildings around the square, but otherwise not much historical in KL left. Penang is better for food, but you could head for Jalan Alor - which is 10mins by taxi from the Square.

If there are any tours to go on will probally be safer.

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Though not arriving by cruiseship, but by air,we are in same situation as are you folks - approx.6 hours in KL. If you don't mind tours - there are three hour morning and afternoon tours - KL Highlights - can easily find this by going on line to Tripadvisor - Things to Do - then click onto

www.viator.com/kualalumpur. If you don't like tours - take taxi from cruiseship (consider sharing with friends made on cruise) to Bird Park - then nearby National Museum (Musim Negara) - then taxi to Chinatown (Petaling Street is main drag) - can walk from here to Central Market for some fun shopping and end day at a restaurant that we found out about after doing some research - Precious Old China at the Central Market - by the way if you get hungry when at Chinatown - a sister restaurant is Old China Cafe on Petaling St.(Sounds like I am advertising this chain!But both are located in really charming rooms with plenty of art and antiques. They appear to have put a great deal of effort into their decor and food is primarilly Malay with Chinese as well) If your six hours goes into evening - there a KL evening tour from18:30 to 22:30 including dinner for US$40pp. Hope you find this helpful. (By the way if you want a top notch restaurant try Frommer's favourite Restaurant - Top Hat. (google "Frommer kuala lumpur" then go to his restaurant suggestions - he gives it three stars.

We will be doing the above on March 27 in between visiting Vietnam and Cambodia. Let's compare notes when we get back at end of May after visiting our daughter in Sydney. (We live in Johannesburg South


Good luck and best regards,

Melanie and Arnie Gelber

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5. Re: 1st timers - things see/do

is it worth going to Putrajaya Malaysia?

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hi jj,

if u want to spend only 6 hours then it's better u spend in kl city center. u can visit lakes, historic places and also taste nice food. i think u can chatered a taxi for taking around kl. but careful also bout the rate. pls message i can give more infor........

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