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24 hours in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Malaysia was the last leg of my journey to visit during my Southeast Asia quick escape. It was also the most difficult one for me.

Solo travel is a challenge, especially for me who tried it for the first time. But throughout my travel, some of my destinations went pretty easy.

Singapore was easy because I have Hernan, my boyfriend, during that time. He has always been my navigator slash translator slash everything when we travel. It’s not like I’m useless, I’m just lazy.

Vietnam was wonderful because I was surrounded with a lot of people that I can travel with. There were times that students accompanied me around the city and sometimes I went out with other volunteer teachers to explore Hanoi and other places such as Ha Long Bay.

But in Malaysia, it was only me that I can depend on for 3 days. It might be a few days, but we all know there are a lot of things can happen in an hour, how much more in a couple of days.

Before travelling, I made sure to find a host in couchsurfing in Malaysia. Luckily, there was a couple who was willing to accommodate me for 2 nights. I was happy because I can save money and most importantly I can meet new people.

But on the day I was heading to Malaysia, my host cancelled because his mother in law died and they needed to go to Singapore. It was an unexpected event and they told me they will cancel. I told them that I do understand. Things like this is uncontrollable.

Worried that I might not have a place to sleep in Malaysia. I immediately looked and booked a hostel in

And then, it was just the one of the unfortunate event I encountered travelling solo.

So in case you’ll be visiting Kuala Lumpur. Here are some of the places I visited and tips for your future reference.

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Pre-travel Guide


Book your flight at least 6 weeks before your departure date to get reasonable rates. If you already know the budget airlines in your country, you can book it there directly. Like in Philippines, the cheapest low-cost airline is Cebupacific. But if you don’t, you can search cheap flights via Skyscanner.


Reserve your accommodation ahead of time. You can book in without reservation fee. I stayed in Serenity Hostel. It was cheap and very comfortable. Plus, free breakfast.

Other Options for less than MYR40 per night:


Malaysia doesn’t have Tourist Pass like in Hong Kong and Singapore. You can buy your own token at the train station.

During my stay, Uber was my easy transport. I  have a coupon for Php40 off your first ride! The Uber coupon code is ‘ronethpue‘.

Also, don’t forget to use Google Maps‘ directions to navigate yourself in Malaysia. You can buy a  simcard to have a data internet connection.

Tour and Activities:

If you like to book ahead of time on what activity you would like to do in Malaysia. You can book it in Klook. They have a list of tours, activities and even transportation. If you are a planner. You will love this site.


Where I went?

Batu Caves

It is always a good idea to visit the farthest place first and let the nearer places with tons of attractions in the last so that you can choose and personalize the places in case you have less time.

In this case, I visited first Batu Caves since it was the farthest.

Batu Caves is a limestone hill consisting three major caves and a number of smaller ones.

National Mosque of Malaysia

I had a little trouble getting here. It was maybe because of my poor navigational skills. It was really funny that I had been walking for a couple of times in the train station just to get out of it and go to where the Mosque is. I was just making fun of myself creating videos and talking to camera like a fool. Hahaha. It was also a good practice to be more comfortable in front of the camera. In case you want to watch more videos of me fooling around while traveling you can check my YouTube Channel.


Just near the Mosque is the China Town. It was not as crowded as the Chinatown in Singapore but there are sill stores who sell a lot of stuff.

Little India Brickfields

Such a colorful side of Malaysia. The shops in area sell from traditional Indian goods such as saris, flower garlands, spices to local delicacies.

Petronas Twin Tower

Before it went dark, I got in a cab to visit my last stop, Petronas twin tower. I saw it before the lights were turned on so it was really nice seeing the towers before and after the lights were turned on.

There were a lot of people in the area which made it a bit hard to take a photo, but if you are eager to have one, you can do it. Like me. Hahaha.


What can you do better for only MYR86?

Kuala Lumpur Suburbs and Batu Caves


  • Morning: 9:00am-12:30pm
  • Afternoon: 2:00pm-5:30pm

Places to Visit: 

  • Royal Selangor Pewter factory
  • Batik Factory showroom
  • Batu Caves
  • Drive past local villages


  • English speaking guide driver
  • Return transfer from your hotel


Kuala Lumpur Half Day City Tour


  • Morning: 9:00am-12:30pm
  • Afternoon: 2:00pm-5:30pm

Places to Visit:

  • Petronas Twin Tower
  • Handicraft Centre
  • Cocoa Boutique
  • King’s Palace
  • National Monument
  • National Museum (excludes entrance fee of RM5 per person)
  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building
  • National Mosque


  • English speaking guide driver
  • Return transfer from your hotel

Not inclusive of:

  • Entry fees to National Museum
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)



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1 Comment

  1. Thelittlelai: Beyond limits

    You’re are really a smart traveler, I must say. I truly salute you for you were able to visit all that beautiful tourist spots in Malaysia knowing that you only had 24 hours. I haven’t been in Kuala Lumpur though, but I’ve been to kota Kinabalu when I was young, and will surely explore KL soon If I get the chance. That beautiful smile of yours is only mean that you truly have enjoyed.

    22 . Feb . 2018

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