12 hour sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur in the middle of the night
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Sep 14, 2012 3:51 AM Last Post By: jamesadams7
Sep 9, 2012 1:04 AM
12 hour sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur in the middle of the nightHi all,
We will be coming home via KL on Thursday 24 Jan. Our plane from Hanoi arrives at 9:40pm, then the onward flight leaves at 10:15am the next morning. It would just be a waste to book a hotel for the night, only to leave straight after. We'd much prefer to wander the city and night seeing as much as possible. We'll catch the KLIA Ekspres train in after customs, then straight back out in the morning. Is it true that you can check in for your flight 3 hours prior to departure at the KL Sentral Station?
Any recommendations on what to do overnight? I've found some night markets like Jalan Alor, and many reviewers say they are lively practically all night. Is this true? Is there anything that's open, or is it just a matter of wandering around and looking at things? Also, what of public transport; is the metro/monorail operating at these times?
Finally, is it safe for a family of three (no kids) to wander the streets on a Thursday night? Thanks in advance! :)
Sep 9, 2012 2:07 AM
Sep 9, 2012 2:08 AM
Sep 9, 2012 4:01 AM
1. Mas has a check in counter in KL Sentral. 3 hrs should be enough. See the link here :http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/hq/en/book-and-plan/check-in/counter.html
2. The trains operates till 11+ at night. If you're going to Jalan Alor, you should be taking the monorails.
Is it safe? It should be, because the Bukit Bintang street you plan to go is normally full of people walking and wondering around, even during wee hours.
Edited by: lelaiskandar
Sep 11, 2012 6:41 AM
4If it was me, I wouldn't wonder too much around. KL is fairly safe, not the safest.
Although so, it is true. the night life in KL is quite all right, Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor, Petaling Streets, they are all open till at least 1/2 am.
I myself have never been out after that, so I cannot comment if they are still open at 3/4
Have a great trip!
Sep 14, 2012 3:51 AM
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