A day in Kuala Lumpur

The capital of Malaysia is a buzzy, westernized and cosmopolitan city perfect if you are seeking some comfort at an affordable price. The food is cheap, public transport works well and has endless choices for a shopping spree.

How to get there: is the main hub for international flights. The cheapest way to get to the city centre from the airport is taking the Airport coach or Star shuttle for 2 euro. They arrive to the Sentral Station in about one hour. The KLIA Express train costs 10 euro and takes 30 min to arrive to Sentral Station.

How to move around: public transport in KL is really cheap and works well. A single trip costs between 0,15 and 0,50 euro depending of the distance. You can purchase the tokens at the stations.

Where to stay: Reggae Mansion is a great choice if you are looking for a party hostel. A bed with a curtain and little cabinet in a 24 people dorm costs 6 euro, privates from 19 euro with shared bathroom.  I loved the rooftop terrace and all the facilities are modern and clean.

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Where to eat: Chinatown has a lot of cheap Indian and Chinese restaurants.

What to see: The Batu caves are a must visit when in KL. The cheapest way to get there is by public transport. You can take the  KTM Komuter Train from KL Sentral and get there in less than half an hour. The token costs 2 ringgit, 0,36 euro; and  the entrance of the main cave is free.

This site consist in a series of caves used as Hindu temples decorated with beautiful statues of the Hindu Gods. o reach the main cave you must climb up a staircase that is guarded by the impressive 43 meters high a statue of Lord Murugan, the Hindu god of war. The view of the city from the entrance of the cave is worth the climb. Be aware there are a lot of thieves monkeys wandering around the caves.

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Tip: The sunset from Sky Bar with the spectacular view of the Petronas was the perfect end of a day in KL. The entrance to the bar is free and they allow walk ins, but most of the tables near the windows are usually full, so is recommended to book in advance. The bar is pricey but has a swimming pool that you can use too.

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