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

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, Kuala Lumpur

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 which seemed popular with …

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Day 5. The Forest Research Institute of Malaysia and the Petronas Towers at night

It was harder to wake but we still made it down to breakfast by 8.00 am. The air pollution index (API) had now risen to 191 (100-200 being unhealthy) and it was 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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Day 6. Putrajaya, the Mitsui Outlet Park and Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur

After a leisurely breakfast in the hotel's Green Apple restaurant we took a train to Putrajaya which is the administrative capital of Malaysia and a planned city.   The railway station is too far from the centre to walk so we waited a short time for a bus to the main square.  The bus fare …

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