When you are having itchy feet and you can’t take vacation leave from work, what do you do? We booked a weekend trip to KL knowing that it was our best option. Aside from being near Manila, the city was inexpensive.

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Getting There

Home to one of the worlds low cost airlines, getting a low priced airfare was easy. We bought a simcard at the airport because we feel safer to walk around with a local phone number. We took the train from the airport, then GrabTaxi which was also very cheap, to get to our hotel.

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Petronas Twin Towers

The description about the towers in their website was right. Majestic by day and dazzling at night. There are so many people taking photos in front of it. We went there Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, so I guess the best time is to go there during weekdays.20170205_101017-01

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Batu Caves

Another highlight of our trip was going to Batu Caves. It was too hot and humid that day. I was told that if you are wearing short and revealing clothes you might not be allowed entry. I went there wearing a dress that I felt long enough but they still made me wear sarong because the dress I was wearing doesn’t cover my knees.

I can’t remember the last time I saw a monkey, but there were plenty in Batu Caves. Also, be mindful of the water droplets inside the cave because with so many people going in, it makes it a bit muddy and slippery.

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Menara KL Tower

Another beautiful Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Menara KL Tower is situated in the highest and most spectacular view of the city, Bukit Nanas (Pineapple Hill) Forest Reserve – the oldest gazetted forest reserve in the country, which houses age-old trees as well as flora and fauna indigenous to Malaysia’s tropical climate. It is visible from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur.

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Shopping

This is one of the best thing about my KL trip. I don’t usually shop when I travel because I am always on a budget except for souvenirs. But because I find it cheaper than similar items in the Philippines, I shopped for bags and jackets. We also went to China Town where I bought souvenir items for my friends.

Food

We went to Jalan Alor Food Street. The food was really good… and cheap. Just like in Manila where you can find almost all kinds of food, KL has a variety of foods that can stimulate different palate.

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Summary

City life – shopping, food, sight-seeing – minus the hassle of bad traffic.