Malaysia Part 6: Kuala Lumpur

This is not an Ultimate Guide

Finally, we’d like to share some impressions of the capital city of Malaysia with you: Kuala Lumpur. Please notice that we only spent a few hours there, so this is not an ultimate guide. 

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Petronas Twin Towers at night

Public Transport: from Kuala Lumpur Airport to the City Centre

To get from the airport to the city centre, you can take the “Klia Express” (express train, 35 minutes) for about 200 MYR/Person, including the way back. You then have to take another train or a taxi to get from the main station to your destination in Kuala Lumpur. As the traffic is horrible in the city centre, you may be better by train. When you are travelling alone, this may be the best choice. We have been really surprised when we noticed that, for the two of us, it is less expensive to take a taxi. You can buy the ticket at the counter in the arrival hall, for a regular price of 85 MYR. We decided us for the cheaper and more comfortable option and ordered a driver via Grab. Together we paid 65 MYR + 10 MYR (toll fee) one way and reached the city centre after about one hour (did I mention that the traffic in Kuala Lumpur is REALLY crazy?!). 

Vegan Options in Kuala Lumpur

As we wouldn’t arrive until 7 pm, we decided to have a good vegan soup at the airport (BMS Organics). After we arrived in the city centre, we continued eating (well, we did not have enough time to explore all the delicacy…). On HappyCow, we found a vegan ice cream shop. At “Kind Cones” you can enjoy ice cream made from nut milk and without refined sugars. It was definitely worth it to visit this place! Don’t miss to buy some energy bowls or protein bars for on the go 😉 

When we reached our accommodation, it was already dark. After we’ve had a light snack at the vegetarian restaurant “Water Lily” (rice with tofu and vegetables, and a filled bun which was really good), we made our way to the Petronas Twin Towers.  

The Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur

The Twin Towers are quite fascinating, not only because they are the largest buildings in Kuala Lumpur. We spent about two hours in the area around them to find a great spot for some nice shots and to enjoy the vibes of the city.

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Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur

Vegan Options at the Airport Kuala Lumpur

Unfortunately, we had to skip breakfast in Kuala Lumpur, as we had to go to the airport early in the morning. According to HappyCow, there are several restaurants in the city centre where you can have a nice vegan breakfast from 7:30 am. Also, the airport offers some vegan options. In Terminal 2, for example, BMS Organics offers several soups and curries (20-30 MYR). 

Vegan Soup and Curry at BMS Organics (Kuala Lumpur Airport - Terminal 2)

We hope you will enjoy your stay in Kuala Lumpur and wish you a save trip through Malaysia! 

Jessica
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