Day 15 : Bali – KL – Bukit Bintang


We have breakfast at our accommodation then we free the room, we leave towards Kuta, at the address of our first accommodation, in order to return the scooter.

The owner of the motorcycle offers to drive us to the airport for Rp 150,000 (€ 10). We manage to negotiate for 60,000 Rp (4 €). We set an appointment at 11:00 am, which gives us an hour to make a last walk in Kuta.

At 11:00 am, we leave for Denpasar airport to catch our flight to Kuala Lumpur (KL).

Denpasar Airport

Flight : from Bali (DPS) to Kuala Lumpur (KLIA 2)
Departure : 09/11/2019 at 02:25 pm
Arrival : 09/11/2019 at 05:35 pm
Duration : 03:10
Company : Air Asia
Price : 180 € for 2 persons

Flight to KL

We arrive to KL, we do the change of 30 € for 130 Ringgit (RM). We also buy a local SIM card (XPAX) with 2 GB of internet access for 10 RM (2 €). Internet is very useful to be able to use Grab (The asian Uber). To go to central KL from the airport, the fast train: KL Ekspress costs 55 RM (12 €) / person to KL Central. You will then have to take another means of transport (metro or bus) to reach the hotel. We choose to create an account on the Grab application. It’s very simple: you have to give the local phone number, take a selfie to validate your registration and you can go

We find a Grab for 65 RM (14 €) with an additional cost of 10 RM (2 €) for the toll. The principle is the same as Uber, you enter your destination, the application detects your position and offers you a route with the price, the waiting time, the ID of the car, its brand and its color.

We get out of the airport, we find our « taxi ». The airport is located 60 km from the city center. It takes between 1 hour and 2 hours by taxi depending on traffic.

From the airport to our hotel in KL

The sky is very cloudy, the driver explains that it is because of the fires in Indonesia. It’s a pity, because KL is a city with a lot of skyscrapers and Rooftops, and this weather does not allow you to enjoy the view 😦

We arrive at our accomodation : « Platinum Luxury Suite KL ».

Accomodation : Platinum Luxury Suite KL
Address : The Face Platinum Suites, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaisie
2 nights, from 09/11/2019 to 09/13/2019
Price : 128 € / 594 RM
Booked with Booking.com

The accommodation is located in a large tower which is shared between a hotel that seems luxurious and a few apartments including ours. The tower reception is the reception of the hotel. In our case, we have to call the phone number on the reservation and wait for someone to come with the keys.

The apartment is quite spacious, normally clean. It is well equipped: kitchen, washer / dryer, fridge, TV, internet…

View from the appartment

We go to the top floor of the tower as explained by our host to see the infinity pool. New disappointment, after the fog caused by the fires, we discover a construction site just in front of the tower which spoils the view of the famous « Petronas Tower »: ‘(

View on the Petronas Tower spoiled
KL

We look for a Grab to go for eat at BB: « Bukit Bintang ». The journey costs us 5 RM (1 €). We arrive at Bukit Bintang which is the neighborhood where you have to go to discover the Chinese street food at night. We go down the street where there is the largest number of street food stalls: « Jalan Alor Night Food Court ».

We discover the king fruit in Asia: the Durian with its strong smell and its very strong taste also. We don’t like it : we find it smelling and tasting like garlic.

The king fruit : Durian

We made some money exchange in the next street: « Jalan Bukit Bintang »
We go to buy something for breakfast and then we come back to the hotel to rest. The journey costs us 7 RM (1.5 €) by Grab