“Wow- we were so comfortable in Chris and Sam's lovely house! It is impressively large, spacious, easy to live in, and so quiet for being in a large city. We loved looking after their two gorgeous cats and loved using their private pool every day. The streets are tree-lined and quiet. It is a short walk to the really nice MRT Surian train station, which is air-conditioned, efficient and quick to get anywhere. There are tonnes of food choices nearby, restaurants, food stalls, and a very nice supermarket. Chris and Sam were lovely to communicate with; they are very nice people, great exchangers, and they tended to our home and animals really well and left our house extremely clean. Thank you for the great exchange, Chris and Sam!”
Where is it?
Not sure what KL has to offer? Any of these take your fancy?
The Tropicana area is a fairly new area just to the west of KL (about 20 or 30 minutes on the MRT). It's not as built up as KL central, and has many good restaurants and shops, as well as an abundance of golf courses.
There is some really good and cheap Japanese, American (BBQ), Thai and local food within walking distance, as well as cafe's and bars. There is also an international supermarket here.
Some of the other places you may want to explore include
Twin towers - 25 minutes away. also has massive shopping malls
Petaling St / Chinatown - 25 minutes away - excellent street markets and street food
Bukit Bintang - 25 minutes. KL's answer to Orchard Rd, also food street...
Botanic gardens - 20 minutes. Also has bird and butterfly gardens.
Batu caves are about 25 minutes away.
The travel times are "normal" traffic, best to avoid peak hour if possible..
Also, the MRT is brand new, and does not seem to be in Google maps yet (the station is, but the routes are not). The MRT into town takes about 20 minutes, not an hour and a half as google seems to think!
You may want to use this as a base to explore the wider area. Further afield, Malacca is about 2 hours away, Singapore is 4 hours (drive) or so, as is Penang to the North. Bangkok and Chaing Mai are a $100 plane ticket away. There are some really good options closer to KL though, and I recommend somewhere about an hour such as one of these options
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