Merdeka Square or Independence Square lies at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. It was known as the “pedang” and used as a cricket green. On August 31st, 1957, the Malaysian flag was hoisted for the first time here, marking Malaysia’s independence from Great Britain!
KL has become a great springboard to explore South East Asia, as the hub of AirAsia – it’s very easy to get to and around!
This week’s Deal Dispatch brings you some current flight deals to and from Asia: You can fly from Budapest to Phuket or Kuala Lumpur from EUR405 on Emirates, from Chicago to Beijing from $515 on American Airlines or United and from Hong Kong to Vancouver from only $397 on Air Canada – all round trip and great deals! … Continue reading
You live in one of Europe’s big cities and would love to get away to see some unspoiled nature and exotic wildlife! You want to have a comfortable trip without breaking the bank – no problem: You will fly to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, and on to Sarawak province on the island of Borneo to see some fantastic … Continue reading
One of the most unusual tourist sites in Kuala Lumpur are the Batu Caves just 15km North of the city. They are 400 million years old and served early settlers as shelter and guano farming later. But what makes them a top tourist attraction is the temple hidden inside! It’s one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India and … Continue reading
While much of the sales excitement for Black Friday and Cyber Monday has been focused on the US, there are a number of great international flight deals available as well. You can fly from Chicago to Paris, the City of Love, from only $442rt or a little more from Atlanta. You also can find great deals from Italy to Asia … Continue reading
One of the most iconic buildings in South East Asia are the twin Petronas Towers in Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur. They are stunning to behold and it’s scary to look down from the unique skybridge connecting the two towers high above the city! It gives you an idea how modern Kuala Lumpur really is – and I’m not only talking about the office buildings! It’s modern airport, fast airport train and the World’s best low-cost carrier, AirAsia, make it a great springboard to explore South East Asia!
The number one tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur are the iconic twin Petronas Towers with the KLCC mall at their feet. You can see them from many spots in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysican capital, but they are best explored close-up! You can go for the stunning views from the top, cross the sky bridge famous from the movie Entrapment at … Continue reading
The Hilton HHonors program advertises that you can get a free night from only 5,000 points – yet category 1 and 2 (10,000 points/night) hotels are very rare and usually the lower brand hotels. I was excited to find a Doubletree hotel in Kuala Lumpur, a full-service hotel near the iconic Petronas Towers! I booked the Doubletree Hotel Kuala Lumpur for … Continue reading
Kuala Lumpur is not a city I fell in love with on first sight, yet I found myself coming back regularly. It is a modern city in the heart of South East Asia and has become a low-cost carrier hub, making Kuala Lumpur a springboard to explore the region. Enjoy the food, sights and shopping while you are there – … Continue reading