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Old 05-08-2011, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Okay, to those who have been, what are some things that you lived about Kuala Lumpur?

On the other hand, what are some things you didn't like about Kuala Lumpur as well?
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:37 PM
 
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Very modern and upscale. Comes across as a very wealthy country. Incredible shopping malls. Enormous bookstores with lots of English language books.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Very modern and upscale. Comes across as a very wealthy country. Incredible shopping malls. Enormous bookstores with lots of English language books.
Quite true.

Just the transition from Thailand into Malaysia...there is a stark contrast of kind of vibrant healthy trees everywhere almost the moment you cross into Malaysia. Very lush, better infrastructure.

The English is well. Nice to be able to suddenly communicate with people, compared to say Thailand.

(Not dissing Thailand at all, but just thinking of a few of the things I liked about Malaysia in contrast to Thailand).
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:22 PM
 
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In KL I like the trees that line many of the roadways. Sitting on the mono-rail or above-ground portions of the LRT is a good way to get a tree-top view of the city and its foliage. I also like Chow Kit for its chaotic energy.

What I don't like is the horrible parking habits of the residents.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Fairfax
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Most of its attractions are either either possible to walk to from each other or a couple of monorail stops away. It has a large Little India with an authentic feel It's a nice city to see for a day or two but I wasn't terribly pleased by it... I'd say the greatest thing about KL is its proximity to the Batu Caves, truly one of the most amazing places in the world.

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Really though, I enjoyed elsewhere in Malaysia and the peninsula better. The people getting on and off the monorail make Koreans seem shy and timid by comparison. Expect to be pushed out of the way as you try to exit the train by boarders. Also, I didn't like how difficult it was to arrange travel to Melaka. The main bus station was closed (as of Feb 2011) so they had shuttle buses taking everyone to a temporary bus depot out in the suburbs. It is a confusing bazaar of bus companies set up in a tent-a unique experience but annoying because it adds an extra 30 min. to planning any long distance bus trip.

Most of what I disliked about KL is hard to put into words. I think it's because it tries hard to be modern but comes up just a little short, and there are many better places with more Malaysian charm.
Maybe another reason is that I visited Singapore on the same trip. Aside from being more expensive, it seemed to have one-upped KL in every respect (better ethnic enclaves, food, transportation, local helpfulness, etc. So this may have biased my view a bit.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:15 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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as a skyscraper nerd i liked the skyscrapers

as a sex addict i disliked the nightlife
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