Senior Travel in Kuala LumpurEdit This
The commercial and financial capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, or KL for short has become the cosmopolitan face of the nation with rich multicultural heritage. KL has fast emerged as a traveler friendly destination having much to offer to tourists of all ages.
More and more elderly people are opting to go for tours and trips on their own or as a group. This increasingly growing group of aged tourists has encouraged the tourism industry to look beyond the normal and introduce newer attractions for them. For the seniors traveling to KL, the trip can be memorable and fun with a little planning and some information at hand.
Forms of transportation locally available are the buses, taxis, monorail or the LRTs (Light Rail Transport). The bus service is good and connects all the major places in the city. Different prices and comfort levels are available. LRT is a driverless system, is convenient and inexpensive. The monorail is a sight seeing train. Taxis are affordable and cheap, if traveling in a group.
There’s accommodation available for every budget. If traveling in a group, staying in the dormitories, which offer breakfast, works out very reasonable. Otherwise there are a lot of hotels to choose from.
Things To Do
You can start the visit with a trip to the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers. For the nature lovers, the KLCC Park, Butterfly Park, Lake Gardens or Orchid and Hibiscus Gardens are all equally attractive and enticing. A tour of the Merdeka Square, Sultan Abdul Samad Building or Tugu Negara monument is a must for all art-buffs. Also, there are magnificent Hindu temples like the limestone Batu Caves, the ancient Chinese temples of Sin Sze Sin-Ya and the Thean Hou Temple, or the Moorish mosque Masjid Jamek which makes it a wonderful mini-pilgrimage for the elderly. No trip is complete without shopping. From street markets in Petaling Street and Little India, to the modern shopping malls, KL has them all. The Central Market is the oldest market place and is the right place for art and enjoyable window shopping.
Packing ListOne of the important considerations while travelling would be the packing list. Malaysia uses the 3-pin rectangular blade plug with power specification of 240V and 50Hz. You should have a suitable converter both the electrical outlet and a transformer for the required voltage. Light airy clothing & shoes (comfortable water repellent shoes), and a pair of sandals are a must.