Being a Tourist in KL with the KL TravelPass

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So recently, we got to play tourist in Kuala Lumpur just to test out the new KL TravelPass.. it was fun.. and I was surprised at how seamless it was traveling around KL with the new KL TravelPass..

Our little journey began in KLIA.. (where we imagined we flew in from other states of Malaysia or other countries..) and yes, normally when I travel overseas.. I need a travel card or travel pass and a map or some info on the country I am at…

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So just as we ‘arrived’ at the arrival hall of KLIA, we headed to the Tourism Malaysia Information Counter there at KLIA.. We were welcomed by Tourism Officer Umes who did her best to answer our questions and who supplied us with some brochures and maps…

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So for those of you who are planning to cone to Kuala Lumpur from anywhere else in Malaysia or out of Malaysia, do be sure to pay a little visit to the Tourism Malaysia Information Counter.. the tourism officer will help make your trip more smooth and easier..

After our little visit here, we headed to the KLIA Ekspres counter where we got ourselves the return KL TravelPass with 2- days unlimited train rides via LRT, MRT and Monorail for RM115… you can also get a single KL TravelPass for RM70..

You can get your KL TravelPass at 3 places.. the KLIA Ekspres counter at KLIA, the KLIA Ekspres counter at KLIA2 or the KLIA Ekspres counter at KL Sentral (where you can check in your luggages)…

The return KL TravelPass with 2- days unlimited train rides means I get to take a ride on the KLIA Ekspres train from KLIA and back to KLIA at the end of my trip… and I also get to go on as many rides as I want on the LRT, MRT and Monorail to any destination the trains cover…. see how amazing and convenient it is… I do not have to keep queueing to buy tickets..I just use my KL TravelPass to pass through all the trains checkpoints without any hassle…

Ok.. our luggage…. since we began our trip.. we had our luggage.. so since my little group of friends did not really fancy lugging our luggage all over Kuala Lumpur or Klang Valley, we headed to our hotel…

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For this trip to Kuala Lumpur (do excuse me.. I am a “tourist” here ok) my friends and are booked into the Vistana Hotel at Titiwangsa… and so the nearest train there would be the Titiwangsa Monorail or LRT.. since we took the KLIA Ekspres, the train stopped at KL Sentral, the main station, so we decided to take the Monorail train to our hotel.

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We got to our hotel on time and checking in was a breeze…

The Vistana Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa is a business hotel ideal for corporate visitors but it is also equally great for those wanting a little vacation…

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Vistana’s rooms are modern and comfortable and plush beddings with a flat-screen cable TV and ensuite bathrooms with amenities and toiletries..

The rooms also come equipped with ironing facilities and safety deposit boxes.Tea/coffee making facilities are provided and there are soft drinks in the refrigerator that are complimentary…

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The Vistana also comes with an outdoor pool and a gym….

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Guests can enjoy their meals at the in-house restaurant or have a snack or drink at the Barista coffee bar which also serves up delicious smoothies I fell in love with…

You have to love their free WiFi which is available throughout the hotel too, as well as the convenience of the Titiwangsa LRT Station and KL Monorail Station just a few steps away…

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A 15-minute monorail ride brings guests to Bukit Bintang shopping area or 30-minute monorail ride brings you to the main transportation hub, the KL Sentral…

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So once we have settled our bags in our rooms and freshen up, my friend said she was hungry and wanted some Satay… so we decided to head to Kajang or some of those famous Satay Hj Samuri at the Stadium Kajang MRT station…

So we took the LRT from Titiwangsa to Plaza Rakyat and changed to the Merdeka MRT towards Kajang…all just using the KL TravelPass…

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We got our satay and my friend was happy… so after lunch, we took the MRT back to Bukit Bintang where we went for some shopping at Isetan Lot 10, and stopped by the Hutong Lot 10 for some tea…

Then we headed to Fahrenheit88 and Pavilion KL before taking a stroll to KLCC on the covered walkway….

One of my friends had the idea he wanted to visit the sky bridge and observation deck on level 86 of the Petronas Twin Towers…

We tried getting tickets for evening about 7 so that we could enjoy the sunset, but sadly tickets were sold out and we could only get tickets for 8pm…

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While waiting for our appointed time, we headed to the Suria KLCC mall to do some window shopping and also stop by La Cucur in KLCC for some snacks…

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This is another must visit place if you are a tourist in KL.. there is no better view then from the 86th floor of the Petronas Twin Towers and the Skybridge on the 41st floor… and the ticket price is so worth it too!!!

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When we finish our tour, we were hungry again (such gluttons, right…) and my friend suggested going to Jalan Alor for dinner …

So we took a slow walk there and found a lovely shop towards the end of the super crowded and busy Jalan Alor where some Thai restaurants were… we settled down and ordered a steamed fish, a bowl of spicy seafood tom yam and a plate of stir fried kai lan vegetable with salted fish.. and had one of the most satisfying dinner…

Sated and tired, we then headed back to our hotel via the Monorail… and tucked ourselves in bed….

We started our day with breakfast and a little trip to the gym before packing up and checking out… we left our bags at the concierge and headed out to Masjid Jamek from the Titiwangsa LRT..

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From Masjid Jamek, we headed towards the River of Life and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building as well as the Merdeka Square… since my friends had never visited the KL City Gallery, we then headed there for a visit…

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From there we headed to Central Market to buy some souvenirs and then went on to Ali Muthu Ah Hock for some lunch…

Other places here you could visit would be the Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Guan Di Temple, Sin Sze Si Ya Temple, Chinatown, etc…

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When lunch was over, we took the LRT to Dang Wangi and walked towards MaTiC .. if you are a tourist in Malaysia or KL, MaTiC is also another very important place to know and bookmark as you can find out all you want to know here.. We visited Harriston’s chocolate gallery and was wowed by the chocolate dragons…

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From MaTiC, we headed to Hard Rock Cafe KL because one of my friends wanted to get some souvenir pins for his sister..

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If you want to know, you can also head to KL Tower, and Bukit Nenas forest reserve here….

We ended our trip to “KL” here , “headed back to our hotel to collect our bags and returned to KL Sentral to get to KLIA Ekspres back to KLIA….”

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(ok.. since we lived here in KL, we did not do that, and actually just took the train to Bangsar from KL Sentral to the Riuh in the City market that was happening there to meet some friends…)

If you are a tourist out of Malaysia, you can keep the card as a souvenir, however if you are a Malaysian, you can then add cash value to the card and use it as your Touch ‘n Go card

Thanks to KLIA Ekspres, RapidKL, Tourism Malaysia and Vistana Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa for the opportunity…

Vistana Kuala Lumpur
Address – Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 9, Jalan Lumut, 50400 Kuala Lumpur

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