Kuala Lumpur is one of the most popular cities in Malaysia and rightfully so, as it is the capital city of Malaysia. With skyscrapers on one side and shopping malls on the other, Kuala Lumpur is said to have its own nightlife. The city is also quite famous for its street food with stalls located at almost every corner serving food at reasonable prices. It is mix of Malay, Indian, Thai and Chinese food. The use of spices makes these dishes special. One thing worth remembering is that Kuala Lumpur is quite different from the other Asian countries when it comes to shopping and nightlife of this city. It is by 11:00 pm that the city comes alive with drinks and music blazing in the nightclubs. This scene continues until wee hours of the morning.
The capital city does not disappoint on the shopping front either. Malls like Pavilion and Sureya KLCC are home to local as well as international brands. However, one thing worth noting is that products are reasonably priced lower and are not sold as per their price tags. During my stay in this city, the locals were quite interactive. You should understand one thing that the city is an ultimate party destination hence we should not expect it to be spic and span. All parts of the city are well connected by buses and trains and I highly recommend you to use these public transit systems instead of driving around your way here are you are not used to the pathetic traffic conditions.
I was staying at a hotel near China Town that also serves as a major Bus boarding point. On the final day of my stay in Kuala Lumpur, I decided to shop for hours at this beautiful lit place before I headed to my next destination that is Penang. I booked my bus tickets from redbus. There are about 4 popular Operators plying on the route between these two cities. KPB Express, Plus Liner, KBES and Pacific Express are the Operators plying buses daily on this route. KPB Express has 5 buses plying which is the highest among all other Operators. The first Bus leaves at 6:45 am in the morning and the last one at 7:30 am. The duration of the journey is about four and a half hours. However, if you leave in the afternoon or late at night you can literally reach Penang in about 3 hours. KPB Express being an economy coach operator, tickets for a single seat are reasonably priced at MYR35. Plusliner is the only Luxury Club Class Operator between the two cities. The cost of the tickets for Plus Liner starts from MYR38. KBES and Pacific Express are the other 2 economy coach operators on this route. KBES has one bus plying at 7:30 am in the morning and Pacific Express has 2 buses leaving at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. The cost of the tickets on these buses start from MYR38.