Category Archives: Must Visit Places

MRT & LRT in Kuala Lumpur

When I was in Kuala Lumpur, the main mode of transport for me was taking the MRT & LRT.  It is absolutely convenient and affordable means of transportation.

Tourist Information Centre KL

Within the city of Kuala Lumpur, the roads are very congested especially during peak hours. If you are traveling using the KL Buses and Taxis, the traffic is at a crawling speed.  Therefore a lot of time would be wasted being stuck on the roads.

KL Sentral

To familiarize the MRT/ LRT network, the first thing I did was to get the FREE KL tourist map from the Tourism Office of Malaysia at the airport.  This map is very helpful to me for navigating around KL using the trains and identifying the locations and roads.

MRT & LRT in Kuala Lumpur

It is much easier to travel using the TOUCH N GO My Rapid KL store value train card. You can buy this from any MRT / LRT station counters. Using this card is cheaper for traveling as discount is given for each trip; as compared to using cash to buy a fare card for each trip.

MRT & LRT in Kuala Lumpur

The MRT & LRT network are extensive in Kuala Lumpur.  It is fast, comfortable and easy to connect.  Try to avoid the morning and evening peak hours; as lots of people are using the trains.  The MRT & LRT is my preferred mode of transport while in KL.

MRT & LRT in Kuala Lumpur
MRT & LRT in Kuala Lumpur
MRT & LRT in Kuala Lumpur
MRT & LRT in Kuala Lumpur
MRT & LRT in KL
MRT & LRT in KL

Night Market / Pasar Malam near KSL Mall & Hotel, Johor Bahru

There is a Night market or Pasar Malam that is worth visiting when you are in Johor Bahru. The night market operates along the small road just opposite KSL Mall & Hotel on every Monday.

A good time to visit this Pasar Malam is from 5pm in the afternoon. Of course you can visit it in the night; but do note that some of the food items were sold out even before early evening. This was because some vendors brought in limited stock of their items and once it was sold out, they simply packed up.

Night Market / Pasar Malam near KSL Mall & Hotel.
Night Market / Pasar Malam near KSL Mall & Hotel.

You can get almost everything here under the sun and moon. Lots of different food to choose – both cooked and uncooked. Interesting items that I saw  includes live fishes, fresh vegetables, fruits, fancy stationery, Chinese Dim Sum, organic insect repellent spray, clothes for children and ladies, computer accessories, etc.

Street food near KSL Mall
Street food near KSL Mall

The Pasar Malam gets very crowded in the early evening. Therefore be alert and keep an eye on your wallets and handbags. Bring along a backpack if you intend to do some serious shopping. I saw many aunties dragging their trolleys as though going to the wet market.

Chinese traditional Kueh.
Chinese traditional Kueh.

Personally, the most interesting thing about this night market was the wide variety of food that you could buy. You can have a starter, main course and desert all along the narrow street.

Variety of Coffee beans
Variety of Coffee beans

I have chosen to stay at KSL Hotel during my visit to this Pasar Malam. I think it was very convenient and relaxing. Once my backpack was full of items that I bought,  I went back to my hotel room and emptied it. Within minutes, I was back at the Pasar Malam again.

Chinese New Year cookies.
Chinese New Year cookies.

Do visit this night market / pasar malam that is located near to KSL Mall  & Hotel, it is definitely a worthwhile trip.

Food prepared on the spot when you order.
Food prepared on the spot when you order.
Traditional peanut kueh.
Traditional peanut kueh.
You order, they prepare it on the spot.
You order, they prepare it on the spot.
So many plastic water bottles.
So many plastic water bottles.
Bak Chang or dumplings.
Bak Chang or dumplings.
Popiah
Popiah
Fresh Vegetables
Fresh Vegetables
Sea Coconuts
Sea Coconuts
Fresh fruits
Fresh fruits
This is the garbage bag placed on the street.
This is the garbage bag placed on the street.
Delicious Roast Duck
Delicious Roast Duck
I think this is sea cucumber.
I think this is sea cucumber.
Chinese Dim Sum
Chinese Dim Sum
Many Dim Sum items to choose.
Many Dim Sum items to choose.
Dim sum that is piping hot.
Dim sum that is piping hot.
Snacks
Snacks
Rows and rows of Kuehs.
Rows and rows of Kuehs.
Night Market / Pasar Malam near KSL Mall & Hotel.
Night Market / Pasar Malam near KSL Mall & Hotel.
Traditional Hakka food.
Traditional Hakka food.