Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2016. Another Brickfields stopover between flights. Those who have been following my travels will know this is the third such stop over this year and sadly the last as I make my way back towards England via Nepal and Oman. So, with my next flight late afternoon on Thursday I have a little time to grab a few unique photos and of course savor those culinary delights that is a big part of Kuala Lumpurs character. Here’s the post related to the first Brickfields stopover earlier this year – its all pretty much the same except this time I have a few more hours to kill. Post for the First Brickfields stop here.
So, how does one kill time on a short layover in Kuala Lumpur? Brickfields, also known as Little India, isn’t big and can be covered in an hour. Follow the famous stone arches and the red brick road to a street full of culture, colour and vibrancy anytime of the day – but especially at night when the pavements are occupied with casual diners. Yes, Brickfields is a great place for that delectable curry or tandoori chicken at around £1.70 a meal. Vegetarians get the best deal around here – amazingly tasty food for around £1.10. Google Map, KL Sentral and Brickfields.
Next, go and take a look at the preserved historic area of china town. Just one station along from Brickfields and KL Sentral – alight at Pasar Seni the gateway to another section of Kuala Lumpur’s melting pot of culture, the Malay Chinese. Another relatively compact area and a stroll around here shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours. Its quite a tourist hotspot with the main attraction here being an old market, a new market and Petaling street – full of shop-houses, eating and a mecca for souvenir hunters. Google map, Pasar Seni and China Town.
If energy levels are still high, grab a free city bus to the twin towers.A few stops along and should take around 20 minutes, although I’d avoid rush hour! Constructed for the Petronas company these giant skyscrapers are pretty awesome externally and internally! This place is the epitome of opulence and makes an interesting hour of people watching. For about £10 visitors can ride up to the middle sections and take an elevated view of the city. Behind the towers is a park with free swimming pools and dancing fountains. Now your probably out of time so jump on the subway at KLCC, just in front of the towers for a 20 minute ride back to KL Sentral and Brickfields.
Another attraction is the KL tower, a little off the city centre track but worth a look if time permits. Another pretty awesome structure with more of an emphasis on it being a tourist attraction. There are of course several more things one can do and see in Kuala Lumpur but as we’ve run out of time they’ll have to wait for another time!.
Personally, I’ve stomped around Kuala Lumpur several times over and so on this stopover I’ve done something a little different – tune into the next blog and see what that was 🙂