Despite the routine conflict between Indonesia and Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is my one of the favorite city destination in South East Asia. It is a budget friendly city with decent transportation system.
Talking about budget, in Singapore, I spend minimum 10 SGD (around IDR 90,000) for a meal while in KL, I only spend half of it for a bigger meal. I am a fan of Indian cuisine, which is one of the reasons that make KL so attractive to me. I have been visiting a lot this city only for a weekend escape, just so I will not be stuck in Jakarta and I really appreciate the attitude of the people. They are, as far as I experience, respectful to women. They don’t stare at me the way people in Jakarta do. They do have street harassers but not in every corner of the city and it is really avoidable. I mean, the diversity of races and cultures in this Capital really bring a good influence to their society. In my opinion, this is how people in big city should be.
Other than that, there are some spots worth to visit too. The first time I visited KL, of course I went to the famous Petronas tower and Batu Caves. I was staying in central station area so that I could easily jump to the airport bus the next day to catch my flight back to Jakarta. I didn’t know that their transportation system is quite well established. Having known that, everytime I visit KL, I stay at Bukit Bintang area without worrying about how to reach the airport. Very nice vibrant area, similar like Petaling street. Night market, street foods, bars and pubs are just a short walk. Getting around in KL by walk is cool. Spaces for walkers are everywhere. If you happen to visit KL, I really recommend Bukit Bintang area for your stay.
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