Jetlagged in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur was the first stop on my short but great trip to Asia. And while I was a bit afraid of the long 13-hour flight from London at first, after dinner and watching movies, I fell asleep and only woke up three hours before landing. From the airport, I went by public transport to MOV Hotel, directly in the city center and tourist area of Bukit Bintang, where I stayed for three nights. Besides great value for money, the hotel also had a rooftop pool, where you could spot the tops of the Petronas Twin Towers. So, on my first evening, I directly got up there for a swim in the pool and was wondering how I got so lucky to be there. When I then tried to fall asleep, the jet lag kicked in and I only got some hours of sleep.

As I had troubles falling asleep and even woke up way too early, the following morning, I had an early breakfast at the hotel and went back to bed later before heading out to Kuala Lumpur around noon. First, I went to the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world, where I paid around 17 € (80 RM) to access the Skybridge connecting the towers, and the highest levels of one of the towers. There, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the KL Tower and the whole city. Afterwards, I went to the Suria KLCC Mall at the bottom of the Petronas for some late lunch and walked through KLCC Park. Back at the hotel, I took another dip in the pool at the rooftop pool and watched the sunset over the city from up there.

I also couldn’t fall asleep the second night and only slept for two hours this time. So after getting up at 7 am, I went for breakfast at FEEKA, a little café I found just around the corner from the hotel, and visited Bukit Nanas. At the natural rain forest, also known as KL Forest Eco Park, you can enjoy a little bit of jungle feeling right in the middle of the city – and all that free of charge. Since it was pretty humid inside there and I was still tired due to the lack of sleep, I headed to the hotel for a short rest. But as it was already my last evening in Kuala Lumpur, I went for a drink at SkyBar at Traders Hotel, where I enjoyed the great view of the Petronas during the day and even at night. And while I thought that maybe until now I was tired enough to get some good sleep, I couldn’t sleep at all during my last night in Kuala Lumpur. Yet, since I was up all night, I at least got to watch the sunrise above the city from the hotel’s rooftop. And after another breakfast at the hotel (which they even gave me for free), I went to the airport to go to my next destination: Bali.

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