Ever asked yourself how much do you really know about the city you’re currently living in? Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, I’ve always thought that I knew this city well enough until I decided to play tourist one weekend. While this term might appear to be new to some, it simply means that you start over from scratch and discover the hidden things that might have developed in certain places where you’ve lived in all this while with an intention to find out more.
The best part about all of this? It felt like I went on a short holiday without having to spend time on a plane or bus, and yet I got the thrill of going on a relaxing adventure without spending much money! Here’s how you can play tourist in KL if you feel like you’ve lost touch with this beautiful city:
Check into Ibis KLCC
Opened in August 2018, this is a ‘luxury-budget hotel’ that’s located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, only five minutes away from KLCC (if you’re walking) and from Pavilion KL (by car). From the six different room options available, I decided to opt for the Standard Room with a queen-sized bed which only cost me RM200+ per night. I must say, I was quite impressed with the amenities that came with the package as the room was equipped with a 43-inch flat-screen LCD TV, hairdryer and iron, working desk, coffee and tea and above all, a beautiful view of the city! Not forgetting the bathroom that was of a good size, where I didn’t have to squeeze in and out from it and also, a clean space that smelled good.
As check-in was at 3pm, I decided to spend the rest of the evening ‘on top of the world’ and enjoy sunset in the infinity pool that was located at the rooftop of this hotel. While the pool might have appeared a little small at first, I wasn’t disappointed as the view of the entire city and KLCC in front of me was simply breathtaking. If you’re not in favour of taking a dip, you can opt to book an appointment at AsiaSpa, where you can enjoy a pretty good massage at an affordable price.