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1 day in Kuala Lumpur

Posted by Manumask on 12/9/2009 at 19:24

Hello Travel-Fish members!

I am new at this website and new at traveling overseas to more than 1 country at once too. Until now I've got all the answers I was looking for thanks to you guys, but there is one I could not find. I am going from Hanoi or HCMC to Siem Reap via Air Asia stopping for 1 day at Kuala Lumpur because the flight from KL to SR leaves earlier than the ones from HCMC and HN. So my question is, do I have to pay for a visa and exit fee to stay only 1 night in KL?


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Posted by hokasch on 12/9/2009 at 21:26

Basically it depends on your home country, but if you are from the west you will get a Visa-on Arrival free of charge at the airport ("exit fee" is included in your ticket).
You can get a bus from the airport for around 9 RM into town, the LCC terminal is not exactly central... Check what time you have to take a bus back again, and ask them for a schedule.

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Posted by Manumask on 12/9/2009 at 22:18

Thanks 4 the answer! I will probably have an afternoon to spend there, gonna google the best things to do in that short time.

Thanks again!

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Posted by mattocmd on 12/9/2009 at 23:49

I got there at 2am and had to spend four hours in a KFC. I didn't find it to be the most happening place but this China market was certainly fun!

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Posted by dedwood on 13/9/2009 at 07:50

I'm in the same situation - arrive at Subang airport (Firefly from Ko Samui) at noon and leave from the LCCT at noon the next day. I really want to see the Petronas towers, but thats about all I know of KL.

Any ideas for what I could do in the short time? Where to stay etc. would be much appreciated.

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Posted by hokasch on 13/9/2009 at 14:58

The only fun thing I did in KL was playing paintball with some guys from the hostel. Never done it before - was good fun. Pretty cheap, too. If you get bored there and want to shoot some paintballs, drop me an email and I can give you their contact.

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Posted by jclarkson on 13/9/2009 at 15:04

I had one night in KL. layover from Sydney to BKK, and saw the Towers went to a few bars etc. What I really liked about KL airport was that you can get a hotel room (charged by the hour, about 80 USD for a whole night) that is inside the international terminal. It was great because you can drop off you carry one baggage, go out for a drink or twelve and then get a cab back and wake up to a nice hot shower. However, getting that cab back can be somewhat expensive since the airport is far from city center and the trains stop fairly early. Also, if you get caught trying to sneak into the towers the guard won't believe you if you say "Sorry mate, I'm an understudy for entrapment II"

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Posted by mitchell on 2/10/2009 at 15:58

i showed up at the towers and the sign said full today. i asked and they said i was lucky and let me go up with a group.
very dull video to watch b4 going up and really, i thought the whole thing was boring. sorry, but not much to see and you cant get a scope of the size of the towers from nearby.
just my opinion. i would rather spend time around the masjid area and the old british buildings there. more interesting and beautiful i think.

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Posted by chopin on 22/11/2009 at 23:06

If you have only 24 hours in KL and if you are on a shoestring budget, I think it's better for you to rest and sleep in the airport (or the budget hotel near it). Otherwise, you can take the direct train (which is NOT at the LCCT but at the nearby main KLIA - you can get there by a connecting bus) and get to KL city center in 35 minutes (cost about US$10 one-way). Then you will be spoiled for choices of accommodation: from budget backpackers to 5-star hotels, and also spoiled by the choices of food: from Malay, Indian, Chinese to international; from US$1 fare to gourmet restaurants. Trust me: KL is the Asian food heaven. Given your unfortunate short stay, i think sampling the food will be the best thing that you can enjoy there, plus a bit of sightseeing at the Twin Towers, or Little India, or China Town.

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