G Adventures: Bangkok to Singapore | New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Pt. 5

kuala lumpur malaysia petronas towers by night

After experiencing the Cameron Highlands, we arrived for New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur during the Malaysian leg of the tour.

I have to say though that this was the worst accommodation of the entire trip. The hotel was very dark and dingy, not very welcoming, the décor was very outdated and there was lack of space. I just didn’t like it. But, hey, it was absolute basic accommodation which is what we all paid for. After taking a stroll through the markets, it was time for New Year in Kuala Lumpur.

g adventures bangkok to singapore kuala lumpur group photo outside petronas towers kuala lumpur

kuala lumpur tower malaysia from helibar

kuala lumpur malaysia pt towers park night

After getting slightly dolled up, we went to the Helipad bar for a couple of drinks and got some of the most amazing views of the Petronas Towers and the Kuala Lumpur cityscape. The Petronas Towers looked particularly beautiful all lit up at night.

petronas towers malaysia night time nye

After a bit of walking around and getting quite a few snaps, we then headed to Petronas Towers and sat in front to ring in the New Year. We thought we were going to get a good view of the fireworks at the towers but we only found out the fireworks were behind us! Crazy plot twist!

kuala lumpur tower malaysia at night

Batu Caves

batu caves malaysia kuala lumpur

On New Year’s Day, we headed out on the subway to the Batu Caves, which is the site of a Hindu temple and shrine. Yes I actually did climb all those steps! It was a real workout.

batu caves entrance kuala lumpur malaysia gold statue

Once we got up to the top we saw lots of little monkeys in the cave.

batu caves kuala lumpur malaysia gold statues at entrance

batu caves malaysia kuala lumpur view from top of steps

batu caves malaysia standing at the top of the steps

Inside the Caves

inside batu caves malaysia kuala lumpur caves rocks

kuala lumpur batu caves interior top of steps

kuala lumpur batu caves inside statues

batu caves malaysia kuala lumpur limestone cave

inside batu caves kuala lumpur

After a day out to the Batu Caves we went out for dinner at a really nice restaurant (which I can’t remember the name of) where I tucked into some delicious shrimps.

malaysia kuala lumpur batu caves fountain and water area

The next morning, after lunch at Nando’s, it was time to say goodbye to Kuala Lumpur and head to Melaka for our final night in Malaysia.

Stay tuned for more on my journey through Bangkok to Singapore…

Have you been to Kuala Lumpur? Is it somewhere you would like to visit?

Catch up on my previous posts: Exploring Bangkok | Christmas in Krabi | Heading to Penang | Cameron Highlands

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