After our stay in Langkawi we went to Kuala Lumpur (capital of Malaysia), a metropolis I love to travel to. On our trip from Chennai to KL itself, I noticed the colourful seats that Malaysian Airlines have in their flights, lovely.
And KLIA (KL International Airport) is one of the fine airports in Asia. I found the nice small Boardwalk (open to the sky) inside the airport in the centre with a little waterfall to be refreshing and breaking the claustrophobic feel inside the air-conditioned airport.
Though the Airport to City Centre is quite far (50Kms) – “KLIA Express” the high-speed train is very efficient, taking just 25-30 Minutes each way. While returning from City you can drop your bags and check-in the KL Centre terminal, board the KL Express and travel conveniently & eco-friendly.
We spent a good part of a day in the famous KL Bird Park. The kids enjoyed seeing so many birds roaming freely – lovely peacocks, parrots, Eagles, Owls, Macaws, Emus and more. We took a photo with our camera for RM 30 with about half-a-dozen birds on our laps and hands – great experience. The kids loved the bird show and my son volunteered to hold a pole with a meat-piece, an eagle elegantly came flying and snatched it, was great to see. After Bird Park, we went to near-by Butterfly park, but since it was an evening we found very few butterflies (all gone to sleep?) and so it was not worth the entry fee.
Other than the Bird Park we didn’t do much in KL, just relaxed and lazy’d around the malls – going to China Town, Times Square Mall (the food court here has a fine selection of Mock Fish/Chicken/Meat dishes) & Pavilion Mall.
One of the days in the evening we went for a dinner in a Middle Eastern restaurant by name “Tarbush” which was within walking distance from The Westin where we stayed, the food was lovely. Then we took a ride in the KL Monorail – it was quite crowded with city commute but we were riding it for fun!