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Need some Kuala Lumpur Info
Sepang Malaysia F1

 9:17 am on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

I will be visiting Malaysia for the first time to see the F1 race at Sepang. Yeah, I know F1 is not so interesting nowadays but I heard the engine noise is incredible and you have to see Formula 1 race in a circuit atleast once in your lifetime.

Questions on Kuala Lumpur -

- I might be carrying my laptop to Malaysia. What kind of power supply do we have there? 110 V or 220 V or something else?

- I will be having 2 days to look around Kuala Lumpur. Other than the Petronas Towers, any other must see places?

- Which is the best place to do shopping for electronic gadgets?

- What is the weather like in Kuala Lumpur? Do I need to carry my eskimo costume or my Bermudas?

- Is Kuala Lumpur near the coastline? Is there a beach somewhere closeby?



 11:04 am on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Interesting you write this as I am hoping to visit a friend KL this summer - So i'll ask him for you.

Found this [lonelyplanet.com] which may be of some use about your questions on weather and things to do. (looks like you are going to need a brolly)

Not really sure about power adjustments for your kit - hotels [kuala-lumpur.ws] might be a good place to glean this advice - as they will have info for international travellers.

Let us know what you think of the city, it's sounds amazing.


 10:58 am on Mar 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

its a very nice city. the area around china town is quite nice, lots of street vendors that have really excellent food, but not quite as cheap say as bangkok or saigon street food

the mall around (under?) the petronas towers is quite nice, but very modern and western with probably cheaper price than back home. not a very asian experience though

there is no beaches worth traveling to if you only have two days. should you have some more time, try tioman island or the perhenthians on the east coast

weather will most likely hot and humid!

the lonely planet thorn tree website will answer all your questions ...


 11:42 am on Mar 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

KL is a great place to visit.

The think I love about KL is that once the tempertures go down everybody comes out onto the streets. Food is so cheap in KL that very few people actually cook and just go out for something to eat in the evening.

- I would take the train to KLCC from the airport. It costs about Euro7 and takes 28 minutes. Taxis will cost about euro20 but will take an hour.

- When you are there make sure you visit China Town.

- Buket Bingtag is where it is all happening.

- The best place to shop for electronic stuff is the Low Yat Plaza. It is massive and prepared to get lost. It only has electronical goods and is situated on Buket Bingtag

- While you are in the Low Yat Plaza on try the Bangkok Jam Thai restaurant.

- I wouldn't bother shopping in the Towers Shopping center. This is all expensive stuff. If you fancy picking up some presents visit the Mega Mall. This also has a small electrical goods sectoin on the 2nd floor.

Enjoy it...


 6:51 am on Mar 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

I spent a week in KL beginning of February

Menton sums it nicely (imo)(especially the gadget place, Low Yat Plaza is THE place)

KL is also the cheapest place in the world (i think) for original luxury watches.

The telecom tower is well worth visiting, great view.

There is a road with all the bars which is good fun at night, just ask any taxi for "The Beach Club"

If you get a chance go take a look at Putrajaya (amazing new city) or failing that, if you can get the time, go to Genting Highlands.

I had wanted to visit KL for about 8 years, and was very happy with what I saw.

Some great people, places and hotels.




 12:09 pm on Mar 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thank you, all. Will start making a plan!

Luxury watches eh? No thanks. I have made up my mind to buy a rolex watch from the guy who sends me 30 emails a day.


 7:29 am on Mar 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yeah, I know F1 is not so interesting nowadays but I heard the engine noise is incredible and you have to see Formula 1 race in a circuit atleast once in your lifetime.


I wander down to Melbourne every year to check out the qualifying action on the Saturdays. This year we had rain, freezing wind and hail, but it was a great day!

Be sure to travel to various points around the track. It's a totally different experience seeing/hearing them go around a corner compared to seeing them full noise 2/3 of the way down a straight!

OT. Go Kimi! :)


 9:58 am on Mar 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hey, funny you should start this topic... I've just come back from Melbourne and the F1 Grand Prix at Albert Park :-)

It's the sixth one I've been to, the others being Belgium, Spain, Austria, Canada and the USA, as well as having seen practices/testing at Monte Carlo and Silverstone.

As you say, watching on the telly is one thing... actually being there and seeing the sights, smells, crowds and noise (ear plugs are ESSENTIAL!)is another experience altogether.

Have a great time in KL :-)


 5:14 pm on Mar 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Going to watch Narain , Vibgyor?


 9:46 am on Mar 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yes. He might do well because he has lots of experience dodging and overtaking autorickshaws in Coimbatore.


 7:12 am on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

>> he has lots of experience dodging and overtaking autorickshaws in Coimbatore.


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