Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!
Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.
More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
Accumulated travel wisdom of Tutubi based mostly on his travel to KL, Malaysia in February 2004. This is a work in progress and will be updated once in a while.
Places to see in KL (tourist spots)
Petronas Tower once the tallest building in the world, most prominent landmark in Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), the towers are built with Muslim architecture in mind and the structure is an awesome sight at night ideal for night photography and cityscape photos of KL skyline.
Menora Tower a short taxi ride away from Petronas Tower, Tutubi actually walked from Petronas Twin Towers to get there. You will be rewarded with a magnificent view of KL from a tower almost as tall as Petronas since it's built on top of a hill. A guided tour of each window is provided via electronic gizmos you listen to while enjoying the sights.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a distinctive landmark on Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur with its moorish architecture and clocktower
Chinatown (Petaling Street) Raja Chulan Station, KL’s monorail. walking distance from Maharajalela Station
Bukit Bintang (Star Hill) the shopping and entertainment center of KL located on Jalan Bukit Bintang (from Jalan Pudu up to the intersection with Jalan Sultan Ismail)
Sri Mahamariamman Temple Founded in 1873, the oldest and richest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur situated at the edge of Chinatown on Jalan Bandar (formerly High Street).
How to get there:
Kuala Lumpur International Airport caters to flights from all over the world. Express trains and buses have regular trip schedules going to KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre). Can also be reached by taxi though it's quite far.
Catholic Church in KL St. John's Cathedral, Jalan Raja Chulan
Genting Highlands A hill station with casinos, hotels and theme parks an hour bus ride away from KL
Batu Caves Batu Caves serves as the focus of the Hindu community's yearly Thaipusam festival.
How to get there: Take the Putra line (LRT) and alight at Gombak station where you take a cab. Alternatively, you can take Bus 11 or 11d in Chinatown (from Batu Cave there's a bus stop for KL-bound buses located in front of the main gate)
KL to Melaka (Malacca)
St Paul’s Church was built by a Portuguese Captain, the chapel was turned by the Dutch into a burial ground for their noble dead and renamed it `St. Paul’s Church` from the Portuguese’s `Our Lady Of The Hill.` St. Francis Xavier was briefly enshrined in the open grave in 1553 before being shipped to Goa, India.
KL to Penang
KL to Langkawi
KL to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Mount Kinabalu- climb the highest mountain in Southeast Asia
Sipadan island - a popular dive site (reachable from the Philippines via Zamboanga City Ferry to Sandakan followed by a bus ride)
Layang Layang for scuba diving and rare bird watching
Mulu Caves, Sarawak Gunung Mulu National Park in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, encompasses an array of caves and the world's biggest natural enclosed space.
Beaches Malaysia Tioman / Redang / Perhentian for a beautiful snorkeling and tropical beach experience
Singapore to Malaysia From KL, you can visit Singapore via bus or train, with travel time of about 6 hours.
Malaysia to Thailand: From KL, you can proceed to Bangkok, Thailand via bus or train
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