We went to the KL Tower, mosques, and visited exotic goods.
We had more fun than I imagined, so I’ll write about it in my blog as a travelogue.
I hope you will find it useful for your trip as a girl or a couple.
Malaysia, with its low prices and ease of travel, is definitely a place to repeat!
Malaysia Travel Schedule
|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, KL Central Park, skybar|
|Day 7||Stay at the 5 star Hilton Hotel|
|Day 8||Relax at the hotel and head to the airport|
My stay in Kuala Lumpur was seven nights and eight days.
I went sightseeing in the order of Singapore, Malacca, and Kuala Lumpur, and moved from Malacca to Kuala Lumpur.
Since I spent a relatively leisurely time in Kuala Lumpur, I think that if you go around in a hurry, you can get around in four days! .
▼Click here for the travelogue of Malacca.
Day 1: Sightseeing in Malaysia’s Two Major Mosques
First, visit the Pink Mosque
After moving from Malacca, we started our first sightseeing tour in Kuala Lumpur at the Pink Mosque, which I’ve always wanted to visit.
The official name is “Masjid Putra”.
Malaysia is a country where the state religion is Islam and there are many beautiful mosques.
After getting a robe at the entrance (free of charge), we entered the mosque.
It’s hard to wear a robe in Japan, so I was thrilled!
The inside of the mosque is breathtaking, and the pink dome is so cute…!
The dome is beautiful with glittering glass and delicate leaves.
It seems that pink-colored mosques are rare in the world.
After a leisurely tour of the mosque, I took some pictures from a nearby bridge.
The mosque over the lake was beautiful and I was in love with it.
This mosque was really pretty!
Open hours: 9:30-18:30*Closed during worship services.
Regular holiday: None
Address: Persiaran Persekutuan, Presint 1, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia
By the way, the closest station to the Pink Mosque is Putrajaya Station. From Putrajaya Station, you can take a bus or a cab.
Bus No. 502 or L15 will take you to the mosque.
You’ll be instantly captivated by the blue. Visit the Blue Mosque
Moving on from the Pink Mosque, we went straight to the Blue Mosque next.
Its official name is the Sultan Saladin Abdul Aziz Mosque.
It is a beautiful white and blue mosque.
The Pink Mosque was a free tour, but the Blue Mosque was guided by an attendant.
We got our free robes and started our tour of the mosque.
Islamic art is delicate and beautiful…I’m in love with it.
And the blue stained glass! It is breathtakingly beautiful.
The dome was also wonderfully detailed and I could look at it forever.
The Blue Mosque was a very satisfying experience. You were instantly captivated by the blue color.
Leaving the mosque, we moved on to the center of Kuala Lumpur.
Basic Information about Blue Mosque
Opening hours: 9:00 – 19:00 *Closed during prayer times
Regular holiday: None
Address: Persiaran Masjid St., Sekysen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Check in to your hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
We arrived at our hotel in the center of Kuala Lumpur.
This time, we decided to stay in a room with a kitchen and washing machine for a week.
We will be staying at the “D’Majestic Service Apartment” for one week.
Pretty spacious room, very satisfying!
There’s also an infinity pool on the top floor of the hotel. You can even see the Petronas Twin Towers!
This hotel is about $30 a night, which is only $15 a night for two people!
The rooms are spacious and very comfortable for the price.
After such a rest at the hotel, we decided to go out for dinner.
It was already before 9:00 p.m., so I looked for an open restaurant near the hotel and went to a Chinese restaurant.
I ordered something like fried rice and fried noodles, with a drink, for 27 ringgit ($7).
It’s cheap to eat and drink in Malaysia~! .
The rich Chinese food helped me recover from my fatigue. We went back to the hotel and that was the end of day 1.
Day 2: Asia’s largest water park, Sunway Lagoon
Take a cab to Sunway Lagoon
On the second day, we went to Sunway Lagoon, the largest water park in Asia.
I had heard that it was a pool of a scale not seen in Japan, so I was a bit curious about it.
It seemed like it would take more than an hour to get to Sunway Lagoon from Kuala Lumpur using public transportation, so we decided to take the car-delivery app “Grab”.
It took us about 20 minutes to get there from the center of Kuala Lumpur, and it cost us 23 ringgit ($5.98)!
I was amazed at the countless sliders!
After safely entering the Sunway Lagoon and leaving our luggage in the lockers, we immediately went to the pool.
Before I went there, I thought it would be like Summerland, but it was on a totally different scale!
There were so many sliders that I couldn’t even count them. There were countless slides, and some of them were backwards, which was amazing!
This is the main slider called “Vuvuzela”. You are thrown into a large tube and go around in a circle.
All the sliders are more powerful than in Japan, and even adults can have a lot of fun.
You can ride as many of the 80 attractions as you like!
After entering the park, I noticed that if you buy an admission ticket, you can ride over 80 different attractions as much as you want.
We tried to go on various rides in between the pools, but we didn’t have enough time at all… I wish we had bought a two-day ticket.
In addition to the attractions, there are many places to eat.
We were able to enjoy the whole day while buying juice and snacks.
Finally, we had a blast at the wave pool
Finally, we went to the wave pool, which is held only once a day.
The wave pool is amazing, and the waves are so big that even the adults get swallowed up (lol).
Everyone was splashing water on each other and having a blast!
Sunway Lagoon Basic Information
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Closed: Basically, no holidays
Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
The entrance fee to Sunway Lagoon usually costs more than $50, but you can book tickets for $30 on a website called KKday.
If you are going to Sunway Lagoon, please make a reservation at KKday and go there. (Reference: Sunway Lagoon Theme Park Discount Admission Ticket for $32.78)
Evening meal at Aeon next to the pool
After leaving the pool, we went to the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Center next to the Sunway Lagoon for dinner.
There was a food court, so we ate Chinese food here, which was quite cheap at 11.5 ringgit ($2.99).
This shopping center is walking distance from Sunway Lagoon and has quite a lot of stores and is convenient for shopping.
With our stomachs full, we headed back to the hotel very satisfied!
Day 3: Sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur & enjoying shopping
Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, a beautiful chalk station building
The third day was spent mainly sightseeing in the center of Kuala Lumpur. It seems that there are many historic buildings.
We started with the beautiful exterior of Kuala Lumpur Station.
The beautiful exterior of the building has earned it the nickname “The Chalk Lady.
Perhaps because of the British influence, the building didn’t feel like Southeast Asia.
Basic information about Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
Opening hours: Free (free to visit the exterior only)
Address: Kampung Attap, 50000 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Chinatown with many street vendors
We moved from Kuala Lumpur station and came to Chinatown.
We were hungry, so we went to a Chinese restaurant for lunch first.
I ordered fried noodles, fried rice, and a drink for 38 ringgit ($9.88).
Chinese food is very good in Malaysia! It cost less than $10 for the two of us, so it’s still cheap.
Now that we had our fill of food, we walked down the main street of Chinatown, Putaling Street.
There are many clothes and cute Asian goods.
This is a street where you can enjoy shopping. I bought a T-shirt as a souvenir.
The price is said to be quite high at first, so you may have to cut the price down to about a quarter of what it is. .
It would be good if you could enjoy playing games with the shopkeepers while shopping!
Basic information about Putaling Street
Opening hours: 9:00 – 24:00, depending on the store.
Closed: Depends on the store
Address: 88-132, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Visit temples in a multi-ethnic country
I came to the famous Guan Ting Temple in Chinatown.
The locals also seem to come here to worship.
The smell of incense sticks made me feel somewhat refreshed.
It was a place that made me feel quiet and peaceful in the midst of the noisy Chinatown.
Hours of operation: 7:00-16:30
Closed: No specific days
Address: 168, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Near the Guan Di Temple, we also went to see the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, a Hindu temple.
However, I had to walk barefoot on the rain-soaked floor, so I decided to give up on going inside this time…
It looks like the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur.
Chinatown was a place where you can visit temples only in a multi-ethnic country.
Basic Information about Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
Opening hours: 6:00-12:00, 16:30-21:00
Closed: No particular day
Address: Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Shop at the exotic Central Market.
Moving on from Chinatown, we came to the Central Market.
Central Market is a place where you can find exotic goods and classic Malaysian souvenirs.
And it’s indoors and air-conditioned, so you can shop in comfort!
Here are three of the best places to buy Malaysian souvenirs.
Nirmala Sari, which sells nameko soap, is often mentioned in guidebooks.
Many of the soaps are very nice smelling and come in cute batik bags. Makes a great souvenir of Malaysia!
Basic Information about Nirmala Sari
Opening hours: 10:00 – 21:30
Regular holiday: None
Address: G41,Central Market GF
Prakanan Heritage Gallery, which carries a wide variety of Prakanan goods.
The store had a lot of gorgeous tableware and sundries.
Just looking at them is soothing.
Basic Information about Prakanan Heritage Gallery
Opening hours: 10:00 – 21:30
Closed: No holidays
Address: G69,Central Market GF
Natural cosmetics in Malaysia
Tanah Merah is a cosmetic based on a beauty method using herbs and fruits that has been passed down in Malaysia for over 100 years.
Cosmetics that use the power of plants seem to be very popular among women.
Rose water and body creams were in abundance.
Basic information about Tanamera
Opening hours: 10:00 – 21:30
Regular holiday: None
Address: G25,Central Market GF
The Central Market also has other restaurants such as Old Town White Coffee.
In addition to general merchandise, there are also sweets that can be used as Malaysian souvenirs.
I thought it was a place where I could stay all day and enjoy shopping.
I even bought some nameko soap and some sundries as souvenirs!
Day 4: Sightseeing at Colorful Temples and KL Tower
Take a train to Batu Caves!
On the fourth day, we will take a train in the morning to the Batu Caves, a sacred Hindu site.
According to my research, the train leaves from Kuala Lumpur station every 30 minutes, but…
But the train didn’t come for a long time, so we waited for about an hour at the station… Trains in Malaysia don’t seem to be very accurate.
After a 40-minute train ride from Kuala Lumpur station, we arrived at Batu Caves!
The colorful stairs are incredibly powerful!
Taking a commemorative photo on the seven-colored staircase
It was worth coming early in the morning to take pictures of the stairs, which were not very crowded.
Half an hour later, there were already more people…
A colorful and cute staircase that makes you want to take lots of pictures.
If you take pictures on the stairs close to the color of the clothes you’re wearing, they’ll look beautiful!
Into the Sacred Cave
After climbing up 272 steps, you can enter the cave where the temple is located.
Those Hindu temples are so colorful and so fun to look at!
After this, we walked around the cave for a while and enjoyed the Batu Caves to the fullest.
Batu Caves Basic Information
Closed: No holidays
Address: Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Visit the historic Merdeka Square
We took the train and came back to the center of Kuala Lumpur.
We drop in at Merdeka Square, where the country declared its independence from Britain in 1957.
It is an old town, with one of the oldest histories in the city.
There were so many beautiful buildings that I almost forgot I was in Southeast Asia.
Going to the KL Tower to watch the sunset
On this day, we decided to watch the sunset from the KL Tower. We took a cab and came to the KL Tower!
It costs 98 ringgit ($25.48) to climb to the top of the KL Tower.
We bought our tickets and headed up the tower!
Take a special picture in the famous skybox
The KL Tower has a space called “Skybox”, which is dedicated for commemorative photos.
Tickets are given out on the Sky Deck, and anyone who receives a ticket can enter the space in turn.
You can take a photo in a place where no one else is around, so you can get that special shot!
It’s a space that sticks out like a sore thumb, so you can take pictures that look like they’re floating in midair.
The city was lit up and the skydeck looked great at night.
I’ve climbed many towers around the world, but this skydeck made the KL Tower so much more enjoyable!
You can also see the Petronas Twin Towers beautifully.
On the way home, I looked up at the KL Tower and saw that it was lit up bright red like a strawberry.
KL Tower is a great place to come in the evening to see the sunset and night view.
This day we ate pizza at the KL Tower and headed back to the hotel!
Basic Information about KL Tower
Opening hours: 9:00 – 22:00
Closed: No holidays
Address: No. 2 Jalan Punchak Off, Jalan P Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
▼Click here for the second half of the travelogue from Day 5.
Trivia about Malaysia to help you travel
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
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!
It is recommended as a 5-star hotel that you can easily enjoy.
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
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