China Town. We opted to stay in one of the budget hotels located in China Town, the Hotel China Town Inn which is located at Petaling Street. Petaling Street is a great place to get some goods at bargain prices. The street is comparable to Metro Manila's busy streets of bizarre. From Pasar Seni Station is a 5 minutes walk to Petaling Street.
We reserved our rooms through the hotel website, then paid cash upon our arrival. We're a group of 5 so we asked for 2 rooms, 1 standard room for RM 79.90 and 1 deluxe room for RM 99.90. The three of us sharing in one room asked the receptionist if we can get the deluxe room (with 2 beds) for the three of us without additional charges. Without so much asking, the lady agreed.
What I liked most about this budget hotel was they have free wi-fi and free drinking water dispenser (hot & cold). They even have computers for rent, if you need to go online. All rooms are with attached bathroom, providing hot & cold showers.
The toilet is clean, the bed is comfortable and there's a TV (and I forgot to take a pic of the room).
What I don't like about the room is their electric socket / outlets, but the hotel provides adapter, just ask at the reception area.
At 8:00 PM, we went to Jalan Alor to have our dinner. From our hotel, we walked to Maharajalela Station for about 10 minutes. We took the KL Monorail from there going to Bukit Bintang Station.
Bukit Bintang. Bukit Bintang is the shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur. It is the place to many landmarks, shopping centers and eateries.
The best place to eat in Kuala Lumpur is at Jalan Alor.
Jalan Alor. From Bukit Bintang station is a 10 minutes walk going to Jalan Alor.
I've read that a must-try restaurant in Jalan Alor is Wong Ah Wah restaurant. The restaurant is located almost at the end of the street. Most of the restaurants here serve Chinese food.
When we arrived at the restaurant, we looked for table then ordered. I've read some recommendations to try the grilled chicken wings and bamboo clams, so we ordered those. Then we added fried spare ribs, fried pork chow fan and noodles made of rice (forgot the name).
I love the grilled chicken, so tasty. The bamboo clams is so-so, and my companions don't eat clams. The spare ribs is good, nothing special about it, as well as the chow fan. The noodles is something different. I like the noodles made of rice. All in all, I enjoyed the dining experience. Before we left, we ordered fruit tart for dessert. I love the kiwi! :)
We spent approximately RM 22.00 each for our dinner.
We had our dinner here again the next day. But this time dinner with Mica of Senyorita and her friend, Edward.
We ordered the same grilled chicken wings and pork chow fan but to taste other food on the menu, we ordered shrimp and chicken - pork satay.
Going back, after our first dinner at Jalan Alor, we're off to meet Neil, our friend's friend whom we asked favor to buy our transfer tickets to Genting Highlands. I've read that tickets to Genting Highlands were sold easily so it's recommended to buy ahead of time.
We agreed to meet at Kota Raya Mall near China Town at 10:00 PM and it's already 15 minutes to 10:00 PM. We planned to take a taxi but the traffic is horrible so we opted to take the KL monorail. When we arrived at the Monorail station, we thought that the counter for the other side of the monorail is also at the other side (feeling MRT and LRT lang sa Metro Manila), so we crossed to the other side. When we got to the other side, it's nothing but a path leading to the street. So we went back to the station knowing that there's only one counter for both transit.
It was already past 10:00 PM and Neil was already texting and calling me because they still have bus trip to Singapore and they need to go by 11:00 PM.
So when I alighted at the Maharajalela station, I ran quickly as I can going to the Kota Raya Mall. I am gasping when I arrived at our meeting place. Sorry Neil for being late and thank you for buying our tickets! :)
It was already 11:00 PM and we were already tired so we just decided to rest at our rooms and continue the tour the next day.
Kota Raya Mall is just 5 minutes walk from our hotel.
Next: Batu Caves
Hotel China Town Inn