STOPOVER; MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR
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Kuala Lumpur was our stopover in Malaysia. Melia Kuala Lumpur considering this was a free hotel we were pleasantly surprised with. This trip has been planned for years, although I was only planning on staying at Cape Panwa in Phuket. I booked my flights in October with www.holidaysplease.co.uk and I was given a free stopover in Kuala Lumpur by Malaysia Airlines for four nights. The reason I booked with them, is their attention to detail and I had been on a previous trip which I had found amazing. So March came round and we were off. The flight on Malaysia Airlines was nice. And was pretty empty, as this was weeks after the missing flight. We were picked up by private transfer and driven the 30-40 mins into the city – the Formula One had just finished just after we had landed. So we did experience a lot of traffic which we told was not normal.
Melia Kuala Lumpur
We had a superior room on the second floor. Which was good as we were able to pick up the free wi-fi, this was only allowed in the lobby. The breakfasts were nice. But we did not get any photos of any of the food we ate here. This trip was before blogging and now things have changed.
The location was great, our room was opposite a very large shopping arcade called Berjaya Times Square – we had never seen any place like this before. It even had a roller coaster in the middle of it. I did not fancy trying that out !
What we enjoyed in Kuala Lumpur, was that it was so tourist friendly, we spent our time exploring the city sights and walked from our hotel to visit the Petronas Towers – I had been thinking about taking a taxi there. On a map, it had looked so far away. We will be going back to Malaysia and I am planning on seeing more of this country. Mainly due to this first initial visit, there is Borneo and finding the orangutans and Penang that are still on my list. And to also, Air Asia the budget airline is based in Kuala Lumpur. So this could be a base for future visits exploring more of Malaysia and Asia.