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Revisting Kuala Lumpur

As I write this post from a hotel room in Surigao in the Philippines, the past few weeks have definitely been quite the rollercoaster ride.

The reason we’re currently on this week-long venture through Singapore and the Philippines was to visit my terminally ill grandmother while I still had the opportunity. Unfortunately she’s recently taken a turn for the worse and as a result she won’t be able to attend my parents wedding tomorrow. She’s heartbroken that she can’t attend and can’t spend extra time with us, but fortunately we have a few hours to stop over in Cebu on Sunday to visit her in hospital before we head back to Australia.

To add to the lows of the past month, I was rejected for my Canadian working visa just over a week ago and the realization that I can’t go to Canada this year is starting to settle in. But the fact that I’m on the road right now, meeting up with cool people who I’ve met through this website or on Twitter and enjoying my travels (minus the excessive amount of flying) are all big positives. Oh, and there’s also some very exciting news I have to share with you…

I won a holiday to Kuala Lumpur.

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

I get to see the spectacular Petronas Towers for a second time!

Thanks to the awesome folks at Travelscene American Express, I’ll be heading to Malaysia on April 14 with 4 other Facebook Fans. The highlights of our itinerary include return flights on Emirates (very exciting when you’ve been flying budget carriers for so long!),  3 nights at the Parkroyal hotel, a Malaysian Home Cooking Class and a KL night tour including cultural show and dinner.

We also have ample free time to explore Kuala Lumpur but as I’m currently on the road with limited internet access, I haven’t had too much opportunity to do my research and identify activities to fill the time. Since I arrive back in Melbourne less than 24 hours before the flight to Malaysia leaves, I may not have time to look at the possibilities at all! I know Batu Caves are a must, and I definitely want to check out Menara KL and spend some time on Bukit Bintang but apart from that the rest of my schedule is clear!

So please… help me out and tell me what I should do with my time in KL!

If you had a full day to yourself in Kuala Lumpur, what would you do? Share your suggestions in the comments and I’ll try to squeeze as many of them into my itinerary as possible!