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For Kuala Lumpur you should dress however you are comfortable (okay, not naked, you need to have some level of modesty); you'll be okay walking around the city in a sleeveless t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops/thongs. You probably won't be dressed appropriately for some venues, but you're fine for standard tourist activities. This dress is a bit uncommon for ...


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As you've already found out, laksa is not a single dish, but a constellation of them -- there's something like a dozen major varieties in Malaysia alone, plus those in Singapore, Indonesia, etc. Wikipedia has a pretty exhaustive rundown. Somewhat oddly, Kuala Lumpur does not have its own variety, which explains why you're not seeing laksa joints around ...


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Usually questions like these get closed as subjective, but in KL's case I think there's a pretty objective answer: The Petronas Towers! (courtesy me) Especially at night... (courtesy Someformofhuman, Wikimedia Commons) Sure, there are taller skyscrapers these days, but (IMHO) few are prettier, and nothing else in KL that you can cover in an hour comes ...


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There are many good answers here but it is 2017 now, and we have seen how the technology has changed our life. I highly recommend to use either Grab or Uber, because its fare is calculated in advance and the driver has no chance to scam you. It is even cheaper than taking a traditional taxi. To use Grab, you only need a valid phone number. If you don't ...


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Update: I took the Star Shuttle from Kotaraya in Chinatown. It currently does not actually stop at the Kotaraya "stop" and there are currently no signs or ticket sellers there that I could see. The bus arrives from around behind the Mydin store and drives slowly through the station without stopping. The first time I went there just to check on this bus, ...


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Natural, open areas are not a strong suit for Kuala Lumpur. Potential sites (both are near public transportation, neither have chin-up bars): ASEAN sculpture garden (not natural, not particularly big, no water, but the area around it is natural and shaded in places) Merdeka square (big, not natural, not shaded, no bodies of water). Here's a running route ...


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In Singapore, I'd head to the army surplus shops at Golden Mile Complex in Beach Road (nearest MRT CC5 Nicoll Highway, also walkable from Bugis). They sell cheap army gear, including everything you could possibly need for camping, and it's all intended for tropical use. Another more central (and thus probably mildly more expensive?) option is A-Team in ...


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To the best of my knowledge this is impossible, or at least impractical. Driving Malaysian cars in Singapore is intentionally made hard (cars are taxed much more heavily in Sg), and rental agencies will generally not even let you cross the border, much less return cars on the wrong side. Your options are: Return the car right across the border in Johor ...


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The Botanical Gardens actually fulfilled all my prerequisites except the outdoor gym. It's about a 25 minute walk straight to the west of Chinatown. If not actually natural it's certainly nicely landscaped and full of trees and plants. It has a lake in one section though not a huge one. It has quite a few paths running all around it and a small number of ...


4

Kinokuniya (I think in KLCC but it might have been Pavilion Mall on Bukit Bintang) has books in Malaysian. In Utama Mall (aka 1 Utama) there is a bookstore named "Popular". It has books in Malaysian too. It seemed a bit larger than Kinokuniya. The language of higher learning in Malaysia is English, it's required in the public schools and unites the three ...


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I don't have any references for this (most rainfall charts don't go down to the hour of the day...), but yes, based on living in Singapore for years, there is a general pattern to rainfall in that area of the world. It goes like this: Morning: Clear blue skies. Noon: Clouds gathering. Afternoon: Sudden onset of violent lashing rain, often accompanied by ...


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Try Jalan Alor, it's a traditional street with lots of food stalls where you can find different kinds of cheap authentic Malaysian and Chinese food, Laksa will be among them and you will get to see the picture menus before ordering. You will definitely go there few times to try all different kinds of food. Enjoy! Check Wonderful Malaysia for more ...


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Timatic, the database used by Airlines, states: TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Visa required, except for Holders of onward tickets for a max. transit time of 24 hours, arriving at and departing from Kuala Lumpur (KUL). (SEE NOTE 51542) NOTE 51542: Transit without a visa is not possible between Main Terminal and KLIA2. So, if you change at Kuala ...


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Today I bought one of the cheapest 2-man tents and cheapest sleeping bags in a "Giant" hypermarket out in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur. Most if not all of the megamalls and hypermarkets are very difficult to get to by public transport but luckily I had a local friend with a car. My cheap gear cost only 100 ringgit (MYR). That's about 23 Euro or $30.70 US ...


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Just returned from the trip. I could not get Malaysian transit visa. There are a list of countires, whose visa if we have, then the transit visa will be given to us. We had to spend time inside the KL airport until our flight to Thailand.


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No, there are no surprise fees. Not sure how I'm supposed to prove a negative here, but there haven't been any in KL in the ~15 years I've been flying in and there weren't any when my partner visited last month.


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I don't know when was the last time you flew, but airport taxes and fees have been included in the fare for quite a few many years now. You will need Ringgit if you: a. Plan on doing any shopping; since you will be getting change in Ringgit and horrible rates at the vendors for your foreign currency, it is best to use any local currency that you have. b. ...


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According to Timatic, you can transit without a visa. NOTE: This contradicts George Y's answer, and his source seems ligitimate. I'm not sure which is correct. I also assume that you're an Indian national, although you didn't explicit A Timatic search on the Emirates site says: TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Holders of onward tickets for a max. transit ...


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From my experience, Giant Store at Harbourfront ( Vivo City ) Singapore sell tents. However most camping stores are located around Bras Basah - City Hall Area. Most of them are not located in mall. Some of them are : camperscorner.com.sg adventure21.com.sg bodypac.com However I'm not able to confirm the price. Update : I went Vivo City last week and ...


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Citizens of India/Bangladesh/Pakistan/SriLanka (Indian sub-continent) do not need transit visa for upto 120 hours, based on the conditions below: According to the Malaysian government: TRANSIT WITHOUT VISA FOR CITIZENS OF BANGLADESH, PAKISTAN, INDIA AND SRI LANKA (INDIAN SUB CONTINENTAL COUNTRIES) CONDITIONS FOR APPROVAL OF TRANSIT WITHOUT VISA FACILITY ...


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Not quite sure where you're getting your directions from? The south of Thailand is long and skinny, it's north from Hat Yai to both Bangkok and Krabi. If you want to go by train, I'd take it as far as either Surat Thani or Trang, and then switch to a bus. Trang is a bit closer (~2 hrs by bus), but it's smaller and less well served by trains, while Surat ...


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The reason why foreign books are seldom translated is simply that in Malaysia majority of book readers speak English very well. But there are books in Malaysian (Bahasa Malaysia) as well. You can buy books in Bahasa Malaysia in every large bookstore including Kinokuniya, simply ask the staff. But your best bet is to visit MPH bookstore. They have by far the ...


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The range of books available in the Malaysian language is quite restricted. Probably because people wanting to read beyond a certain level can and do read in a world language such as English or Chinese. Books in Malaysian seem to fall into categories such as Religion, Children's, language study, local paperbacks, etc. I was actually looking for world ...


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I'm assuming that the one hour is to spent in the city. I would go for the KL Tower instead of the Petronas Towers. The restaurant on the top of KL Tower takes approximately an hour to revolve and you will see more than just the Petronas Towers. Plus a nice Malaysian buffet. The problem with this is that the taxi ride to / from KL Tower will increase the ...


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Assuming your citizenship is Indian, it seems like you're not eligible for TWOV (TWOV means "Transit WithOut Visa"): Posses a valid onward ticket and carry a Single Entry Visa (SEV) or Multiple Entry Visa (MEV) issued from/and are heading to any one (1) of the seven (7) countries listed below: Australia New Zealand United States of America (USA) ...


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The express train from the airport KLIA Ekspres has free on-board WiFi - which is actually quite reasonable (in terms of speed), but so is the train so by the time you settle in the train is already at the station. Most of the major shopping complexes near Bukit Bintang (like Berjaya Times Square and Low Yat) offer free wifi (some, only if you are a ...


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You do not need a transit visa if you do not intent to leave the airport and is within 24 hours. Since, Malindo and Lionair are partners, they will usually allow you to check through the bags even if its different PNR (experienced) and you will have to collect the boarding pass from the airport transfer counter. Even if the check through is not allowed, ...


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Yes, you are eligible for a transit without visa, as you are going to the USA and will be having a valid US visa. Details: http://www.lcct.com.my/help/visa-and-permits/transit-visa/ However, I don't think you have booked the flight in single ticket. KLIA2 is only for low cost carriers like Air asia. AFAIK, Air asia doesn't connect to carries which departs ...


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No (Unless you are a resident of Malaysia and can proof so). You should apply in Australia or your country of residence. The Malaysia site of VisaForChina has a step-by-step guide and when you complete that you will find a list of requirements: (3) Proof of legal status (applicable for those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship) ...


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