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Our 6D5N KL Trip

C had to go to KL for work, and since the kids have never been to KL, we thought it was a good opportunity for a short family trip. His mum and some relatives still live in KL, so we planned to spend some time with them too.

The night before we left, Meimei suddenly came down with a fever, but thankfully, after some medication and plenty of prayer thanks to my bible study group, she recovered quickly. She felt a bit warm at the airport the next morning, so I gave her another dose of meds before the flight, but that was about it. The twins had slight runny noses throughout our stay in KL, but were still able to enjoy themselves thoroughly, thank God!

Ready to fly to KL!

Didi entertaining himself on the flight

One of my friends relocated to KL, so she gave me quite a few tips on traveling in KL, including which local SIM card to get, and where to get it in the airport. She told us to look out for the four Telco counters located before the immigration counters, and to get our SIM cards there before clearing immigration. She recommended Maxis, so we got the Hotlink Prepaid cards, and had excellent coverage throughout our 6-day stay in KL.

Telco Counters

Grab is THE way to travel around in KL, so we booked a GrabPlus car, and waited outside the airport at one of the pickup points. We booked GrabPlus cars throughout our entire stay in KL, and were very pleased with how efficient and effective the system was, so if you don’t already have the Grab app, you should definitely download it.

Waiting for our GrabPlus car

C booked the Two Bedroom Deluxe at The Gardens Residences in Mid Valley, because his mum was staying with us throughout our trip. It is also linked to two large shopping malls, and we loved how convenient it was. We had some of our meals in the restaurants there, and frequently popped over to the malls to get groceries or snacks. I even went shopping on my own when the kids were napping!

To be completely honest, the serviced apartment looked quite old. The wallpaper was peeling in several areas, and the kitchen was rather bare. The bowls were really small, and part of the non-stick area in the only large cooking pot available was scratched away. The two washing machines on our level were both out of order, so it was a good thing I didn’t plan to do any laundry there. However, the two bedrooms and toilets were well-maintained, and everything was pretty clean, so if you’re not very fussy, I would recommend staying here for the convenience factor.

Inside our serviced apartment


Main bedroom and toilet

Second bedroom

Meimei liked the towel elephant that the housekeeping staff left on our bed

Twins playing with our shoes in the apartment

We made a trip back to C’s childhood home on Saturday, so that C could eat his local fav dishes there the kids could see where C grew up. We looked at C’s old photos together, and N had fun watering the plants in the small garden.

Looking at old photos

C when he was a kid

Watering the plants

Outside C’s childhood home

We managed to visit four attractions in KL during our 6D5N stay: the KL Bird Park, Petrosains Discovery Centre, Farm in the City, as well as Aquaria KLCC. (Photos and details in the previous blogpost HERE.) The kids seemed to have had a good time, although they did go crazy at the airport while waiting for our return flight to Jakarta. Our flight was delayed by an hour, and it didn’t help that there were no personal screens onboard the aircraft. The MAS crew also gave us a hard time about our cabin-sized stroller onto the plane, which I personally felt was ridiculous, as none of the other airlines we’ve flown have had any issues with it.

Checking in

Waiting to fly back to JKT

Going bonkers

Entertained himself with his Oaxis myFirst Sketchpad

I have to nurse Meimei like this because she wants to see my face

It was a pretty good trip overall, and I think we wouldn’t mind going back to KL for more good food and shopping. We didn’t manage to eat at the local coffeeshops where the really good food usually is, because the twins can’t sit still for long, but hopefully, we’ll be able to do that when they’re a bit older.

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