Day 7. Batu Caves and the Menara Tower, Kuala Lumpur

Alongside my usual breakfast selection I couldn't resist a bowl of bread and butter pudding and custard, a little heavy for so early in the day but delicious nonetheless.  Weighed down with our puddings we took the monorail to KL Sentral to transfer onto a KTM Komuter train to Batu Caves located to the north …

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Day 4. Qatar Airways Doha to Kuala Lumpur

It was just after 2.00 a.m. when we boarded our Qatar Airways A340-600 flight at Hamad International Airport bound for Kuala Lumpur with a journey time of 7 hours 55 minutes.  Our selected seats of 21A and 21B were situated on the second row of the economy cabin and the seating configuration of 2-4-2 meant …

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Day 2. The Berjaya Times Square Hotel and Jalan Alor, KL

Immigration and Baggage Reclaim were both quick and we were soon following signs to the KLIA Express.  Single tickets cost RM35 each and the journey time to KL Sentral is 33 minutes.   We obtained some Ringitts from an ATM in the station before buying two 'KL  Rapid Touch 'N Go cards (similar to the UK …

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Day 3. Petronas Towers and Jalan Alor

At 2.00 pm we set off again, this time to KLCC Park  from where we took photos of the famous Petronas Towers.  Although there was still haze overhead,  the tops of the towers were visible.  Around the far side of the complex, lies a small park with fountains and a shallow lake, popular with children. There …

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Day 5. A visit to FRIM and the Petronas Towers at night

It was harder to wake this morning, but we made it down to breakfast by 8.00 am. The air pollution index (API) has now risen to 191 (100-200 being unhealthy) and it's now difficult to make out the outlines of the Petronas Towers and other landmarks due to the haze caused by illegal forest fires …

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