Malaysian Fam Trip - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Stephen Bellingham on 25 October 2017
Our first night was at the Traders Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. What a most amazing experience - I was very impressed with the hotel. As you will see from the photos, I had a twin Tower View room, which as it became dark changed, making for a very impressive view with the lights. The Bar on the 32nd floor, also let you enjoy the view in style.

The next day we took a short walk to the shopping Mall, not to go shopping as such. They are only allowed to sell original brand names, nothing else. Also for those that are concerned about local facilities, the premier toilets on the ground floor come highly recommend - a strange but useful fact! Any questions about the toilet habits of the locals, please ask.

We then took a tube ride, just a couple of stops to the centre of town, to enjoy a show around the cities largest and most historic Mosque. As you will see from the photo ladies were given red cloaks to wear.

This was followed by a walking tour of the India and Chinese markets. We ate within the local Chinese Food Hall which was very clean, and provided good local food. It is worth pointing out that we found the metro to be amazingly quiet, clean, cheap and easy particularly considering it was rush hour.

In the afternoon we visited the Majestic Hotel, which is a lovely city centre hotel with outside pool. Colonial in style with an old-fashioned library for afternoon tea. We were lucky enough to eat here - the local cuisine was lovely. Although it does not offer the same stunning view, the hotel is slightly more central, if you don't fancy the underground or a taxi ride.

We then moved to the 5-star luxury Shangri-La City Centre in Kuala Lumpur. This is an oasis in the midst of the city and again I had a view of the old telephone tower, which is more obvious at night as you see in the photos. I can not do the main restaurant justice, if I describe it as a buffet, as the chefs are there on hand to cook your dish as requested. The hotel also offers other dining experiences including a French and Asian restaurant.