Kuala Lumpur: Days 7 to 13

I ended up staying in Kuala Lumpur longer since I felt a bit lazy. I didn’t do much in the Travelogue Guest House except meeting Venki, a traveler from India. We had dinner together at a subpar restaurant on Jalan Alor Food Street. I didn’t do any more sightseeing or exploring in Bukit Bintang since it’s a shopping district.

After I checked out of Travelogue Guest House, I booked an apartment in Summer Suites KLCC, the same complex as the first hostel that I stayed. The price was $27 per night. It’s a good deal since I’m renting a whole apartment. That price won’t even get me a hostel in Singapore since its cost is $35 per night.

The apartment is a one-bedroom. It’s on the 32nd floor and has a balcony. Everything feels so nice in here. I really like the induction stove since it can boil a pot of water in less than 30 seconds. I realized that this space is perfect for me with my minimalistic tendencies. Maybe I should buy a one bedroom condo in the future, when I decide to settle down.

I extended five more nights and will extend two more to next Wednesday. By then I hope I would feel better about continuing my travels to Cameron Highlands.

I feel this break is good since the last time that I took a break was in Taipei back in December/January. I feel the need to relax and not hopping from town to town or city to city so frequently.

Miriam, the German designer whom I had met before, moved into the apartment with me after my second night. We split the rent and I paid cash to the apartment manager. The price per night is now 120 MYR total or 60 MYR per person, which comes out to about $13 per night per person. This is such a great deal now that I’m sharing the place with Miriam.

I find Miriam to be a great friend since we both like art. She definitely loves art more than me since she works in the design field. However, we are only friends so the relationship is platonic. She introduced me to some electronica bands, such as Nightmares on Wax, Desmond Cheese, and Tosca. As friends, we get along great. I realized that I’m very easy going and compatible with most people. This trait is an asset because I can easily make friends in my travels.

For about five days I didn’t do any sightseeing and only went out of the hostel or the apartment to get food. Yesterday was different. Miriam and I met up with Anna, a German girl whom Miriam had met at the hostel. We met her at the National Art Gallery and spent the morning browsing some art and ate an early lunch inside the restaurant by the art gallery. I had a good time hanging out with them.

In the afternoon, Miriam and Anna went to the mall inside the Petronas Towers so Anna can buy The Alchemist book. I chilled in the apartment. When they came back, we chatted more and enjoyed some great conversations.

Today, I’m just chilling in the apartment again. There is access to a swimming pool and Miriam gave me some tips about swimming, but I’m still a bad swimmer. I want to take lessons in the future if I have the time.

I really like the relaxed pace here in KL. I feel like I’m settling down again and feel lazy about transporting myself to the next destination. Since I bought a plane ticket to Phuket, Thailand, from George Town on March 31, I have to get going next Wednesday if I want to enjoy Cameron Highlands and Ipoh. But right now, I just want to relax and chill.

Jalan Alor Food Street

Living room in KLCC apartment

Dining room in the apartment

Petronas Towers at night

KLCC Park at night

Went outside of the city to get this view.

Char Koay Teow

Inside the National Art Gallery

Love seeing a tricycle in a museum

Miriam and Anna

Cool flying machines

More art

The ramp inside the art gallery reminds of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Nasi Lemak


  1. What a great deal for the apt! And of course the food is awesome.

    1. The apartment is the perfect size for me. Wish I can buy one in the US if the price is right.


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