We had lunch at the famous designer “Pita Ho”, visited the National Mosque, and stayed at a 5-star hotel.
It was a very satisfying trip, and I will summarize it in my blog as a travelogue.
Please refer to it as a reference for your couple trip or girls trip.
Scheduled trip to Malaysia
|Day 1||Sightseeing the Pink Mosque and Blue Mosque|
|Day 2||Visit Sunway Lagoon, Asia’s largest swimming pool|
|Day 3||Shopping in Chinatown and Central Market|
|Day 4||Sightseeing Batou Caves and KL Tower|
|Day 5||Visit Peterho’s Cafe, Museum of Islamic Art and National Mosque|
|Day 6||Tianhou Palace, KLCC Park, skybar|
|Day 7||Stay at the 5 star Hilton Hotel|
|Day 8||Relax at the hotel and head to the airport|
▼ Click here for the first half of the travelogue from Day 1 to Day 4.
Day 5: Captivated by Islamic Art
Lunch at a famous Malaysian designer’s cafe
Day 5 started with a café owned by Peter Ho, a famous Malaysian designer.
Peter Ho is one of Malaysia’s most famous designers.
He designs some very cute stuff!
It used to be a big grocery store, but Peter Ho has retired as a designer…
Now it’s just a small café where they sell their goods.
I bought a cushion cover as a souvenir and decided to have lunch, which started at 12:00.
Pasta lunch with lots of shrimp. It was reasonably priced at about $6 with a drink.
The pasta was glutinous and so delicious~!
After eating lunch, I continued to look at the sundries and admired their cuteness.
Cute tote bags with typical Malaysian motifs on them!
Basic Information about Peter Ho Beyond
Opening hours: 11:00 – 19:00
Closed: No specific days
Address: 62-1 FIRST FLOOR,THE ROW, JALAN DORAISAMY, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Be captivated by the exotic exhibits. Museum of Islamic Art
After having lunch, we came to the Museum of Islamic Art.
This is where beautiful Islamic ornaments are displayed.
The Islamic art is very cute and I have been captivated by it since I came to Malaysia.
There are also miniature size exhibits of famous mosques from around the world.
The 16th century Quran is so beautiful and amazing. How delicate and beautiful…
This Islamic Art Museum has become a place that I personally really like.
It also has a restaurant that serves Middle Eastern food, so it would be nice to come here for lunch.
There’s even a souvenir shop with cute Islamic art, a must for the ladies!
Business Hours: 9:30 – 18:00
Closed: No holidays
Address: Perdana, Jalan Lembah, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Visit the National Mosque, one of the largest in Southeast Asia
There was a national mosque right next to the Museum of Islamic Art, so I decided to walk there.
This mosque is characterized by its blue fern-like roof. The official name is “Masjid Negara”.
The National Mosque also had free robes.
Cool marble and a bright blue fountain. Even though it was hot and humid in Malaysia, I felt cooled down at once.
In fact, this mosque was cooler than the other mosques, and we were able to take a leisurely tour.
The contrast of blue and white is beautiful.
The main hall is a bright shade of blue and yellow, giving it a modern look.
The National Mosque is located in the center of Kuala Lumpur, so it’s convenient for sightseeing.
Basic information about the National Mosque
Opening hours: 9:00-12:00, 15:00-16:00, 17:30-18:30 (no morning tours on Fridays)
Closed: No particular days
Address：Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Here’s where to shop in Kuala Lumpur! Visit the Pavilion
Moving on from the National Mosque, we came to the Pavilion, the most popular shopping center in Kuala Lumpur.
I was surprised when I walked in! It’s a very big mall.
We were hungry, so we first went to the Food Republic food court on the first floor.
We ordered tacos for 8.5 ringgit ($2.21). So filling, so good!
Malaysia can fill you up even for $2…
The food court at the pavilion had a lot of places where you could eat for around 10 ringgit!
The Mercato supermarket is a great place to buy souvenirs
We decided to take a look at Mercato, a supermarket next to the food court.
Mercato had a lot of Malaysian souvenirs!
As the supermarket is known for its high quality, many of the packages are polished, which I think is to Japanese taste.
I think you can get all your food and handout souvenirs at Mercato!
I bought some souvenirs that I had checked out in my guidebook and went back to my hotel for the day.
Basic information about Mercato
Business hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Regular holiday: None
Address: Level 1, Lot 01.01 & Lot 01.02, 168, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Day 6: A unique experience in multi-national Malaysia
Visit Mydin, a local Indian supermarket
Day 6 started with Mydin, a local Indian Muslim supermarket.
This supermarket was too fun a place to imagine, with spices and even hats and clothes for Muslims.
Sweets and cosmetic souvenirs are also quite cheap, and I bought most of my Malaysian souvenirs here.
If you want to go to a local supermarket in Kuala Lumpur and buy souvenirs at a reasonable price, this is the place for you.
We bought too many souvenirs, so we decided to go back to the hotel…
Basic Information about Mydin
Opening hours: 9:30 – 20:00
Regular holiday: None
Address: 58, Jalan Tun Perak, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tianhou Temple, with its beautiful red lanterns
We left the hotel to go sightseeing again! We came to Tianhou Temple, a beautiful place with many red lanterns.
In the pictures I had seen beforehand, there were many more red lanterns… but for some reason, there were fewer red lanterns at this time, which was a shame.
But it was a very big temple and the swaying red lanterns were beautiful.
They are open until 10:00 p.m., so you may want to come at night.
I went around pulling fortunes and saying prayers.
There are many places that make for cute looking photo spots, so I recommend it for women.
Took lots of pics and had fun!
Basic information about Tianhou Temple
Opening hours: 8:00 – 22:00
Closed: No holidays
Address: 65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Go to the fountain show at KLCC Park
After dark, I came to KLCC Park, where I could see the Petronas Twin Towers beautifully.
At KLCC Park, a free show with colorful fountains and music is held three times a day at 8pm, 9pm, and 10:45pm.
It is recommended to come and see it together with the illuminated Petronas Twin Towers.
From this park, the Petronas Twin Towers looked really pretty!
Hours of operation: 7:00-22:00
Regular holiday: None
Address：Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaJalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Toasting at a bar with a view of the Petronas Twin Towers
After watching the fountain show at KLCC Park, we decided to go to the bar “sky bar” at Traders Hotel, which is a short walk from KLCC Park.
This is a mature space where you can have a drink by the pool lit up.
And this bar has a view of the Petronas Twin Towers right in front of it!
If you arrive before 21:00, you can be shown to a window seat without a charge.
I ordered two drinks and it was about $15, so I thought it wasn’t that expensive.
Just be careful of the waiter who tried to cheat you when you paid the bill…
We had a romantic time seeing the Petronas Twin Towers right in front of us!
The day ended with us going back to the hotel.
Day 7: Relax at the 5-star Hilton
Check in to the hotel
For our last stay in Kuala Lumpur, we decided to stay at the Hilton, a five-star hotel.
Malaysia is said to have the cheapest five-star hotels in the world, and you can stay at the Hilton for only $75 per room. .
If two of us stay there, that’s $37.50 per person! Too cheap!
This time we chose a room with access to a special lounge called the Club Lounge.
Stylish room, very clean!
The weather wasn’t so good that day, but the view from the room was outstanding.
The bathtub is spacious and I look forward to taking a bath in it.
Today I will spend the day relaxing at the Hilton.
Afternoon tea in the lounge
I go to the lounge to enjoy afternoon tea at Club Runge from 14:30.
In the exclusive lounge called Club Runge, you can enjoy afternoon tea from 14:30 and cocktail hour from 18:00 with complimentary snacks and drinks.
Cakes, snacks, drinks, all free!
And they were all so delicious that I could eat as much as I wanted.
This lounge is limited, so we were able to spend a quiet and relaxing time.
Frolicking in the hotel pool
After the afternoon tea, we went to the hotel pool.
The Hilton’s pool has a small slide, and even the adults got excited and had a lot of fun…!
It’s a great point that there is a space to relax by the pool.
All the westerners were reading or taking a nap here.
Lounge during cocktail hour
We came to the lounge for cocktail hour at 18:00.
We had a snack here and were completely full.
After this, we went to the pool and relaxed in the lounge and had a wonderful time at the hotel.
Day 8: Leisurely to the airport
Breakfast at the hotel first
Finally, the last day in Kuala Lumpur. First, we had breakfast at the Hilton.
We also had breakfast service at the club lounge and also at the restaurant on the first floor.
Both were of a very high standard, much to my satisfaction!
Lounging by the pool
At the Hilton, you can use the pool and gym even after you check out, so we decided to take it easy.
The gym was spacious and awesome!
Thankfully, the shower room and powder room were free to use, and I was welcomed to the airport refreshed.
From the Hilton, we hailed a Grab to take us to the airport.
▼You can read more about my stay at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur below.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport
I arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in a flash by Grab.
I check in and go to the lunge where Priority Pass is available.
The lounge in Kuala Lumpur is very clean and has lots of food.
I’ve eaten my fill! Even though we have in-flight meals…
Finally, I’m getting on a plane and heading back to Japan!
This is the end of my travelogue for Malaysia.
Thank you for reading to the end!
Trivia about Malaysia that will help you on your trip
Malaysia has the cheapest 5-star hotels in the world
Not surprisingly, Malaysia is said to have the cheapest five-star hotels in the world.
You can stay in a luxury hotel for 1/5 of the price in Japan!
We stayed at the Hilton, but I would also recommend the following hotels.
We stayed at the Hilton, but the following hotels are also recommended. You can compare the prices on Expedia and agoda, and book at the cheaper one to get the best deal.
The Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel starts at $73 per room per night!
We recommend it as a 5-star hotel that you can enjoy easily.
- From $73 per room per night
- $36.50 per person if two people stay together
- Five-star hotel near Kuala Lumpur Tower
The Ritz-Carlton, the world’s finest
The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur is popular for its excellent hospitality. Staying at the Ritz in Japan costs more than $500 per person, but in Malaysia, you can stay for only $150 per room per night.
It’s the cheapest Ritz in the world.
- From $150 per room per night
- $75 per person if two people stay together
- 5 star hotel 5 minutes walk from Pavilion Mall
Majestic Hotel with Tradition
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is one of Malaysia’s most authentic 5-star hotels.
It is a very cute hotel with a modern colonial style. Recommended for girls and couples traveling together!
- From $83.32 per room per night
- $41.16 per person if two people stay together
- Five-star hotel 5 minutes walk from Pavilion Mall
Grab is the best way to get around in Kuala Lumpur
For transportation in Kuala Lumpur, I only used the car-delivery app “Grab.
Of course, there are also trains and buses, but waiting for a train in hot Kuala Lumpur and walking from the station to the tourist spots became too much for me…
It was a bit of a walk from the station to many of the famous tourist spots.
Grab is cheaper than regular cabs, and since the price is fixed in advance, there is no need to argue with the driver.
SMS verification (phone number required) is required for registration, so be sure to download and register while you are in Japan.
For your first ride, try using the coupon code below.
Coupon Code: GRABSEKAKIMI
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