It was CNY 2014 and with everything shut down in Singapore it was time to hit the road. We were quite late in getting our bookings done so settled upon going to KL by road.
When we checked online there were several bus services available. We chose Luxury Coach and got the tickets done. The price was higher due to CNY costing us approx. 60 S$ one way whereas the normal is usually 40 S$. The bus starts from Concorde Hotel at Orchard Road and drops you at either Dorsett Regency or Hotel Istana in KL, both of which are centrally located.
For the hotel we didn’t have many choices again because everything was booked in advance. We finally made our booking at Hotel Royal at Bukit Bintang. Except for the great location you can avoid this place.
We started at 8:00 AM and reached around 2:00 PM as traffic was heavy. Normally it takes about 4 hours from Spore to KL. We didn’t mind it so much though; because the bus was 25 seater and so lots of leg space. Besides, the seats were really comfy with entertainment screens! We checked-in and headed for lunch. It was a treat to see several options right outside the hotel.
Later, we headed out towards KLCC/Petronas Twin Towers. There was an elevated walkway very close to the hotel and we started out on foot. We stopped by at the KLCC Park where you can sit around by the lake with the fountains running. It nice and cheery in the evenings.
Went to the Petronas concourse but all tickets for the day were sold out and they do not do advance bookings. Advance bookings are available online though. We settled on admiring it from down below, which was also nice by the way 🙂
Spent the rest of the time at Dome Café and window shopping at Suria KLCC Mall.
Our day closed on a happy note at one of the many Hookah bars that dot Bukit Bintang.