From Singapore, we took a night train to Kuala Lumpur (or KL). That wasn’t such a great idea… I really love trains as my Paris to Beijing with Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian trains would confirm. I really enjoy traveling from one place to another and taking the time to see the journey and distances. And trains are best for that.
But this one night train wasn’t. It was such a BUMPY ride ! I’m still unsure whether it was because our carriage was bad, because we had bed on the bogies or because the railway was in a very poor state. But we almost didn’t sleep for the whole night. When we arrived in KL at 6am we all were grumpy and tired.
Fortunately we had booked rooms at the Traders Hotel near the emblematic Petronas Towers. This hotel is quite known of the backpackers in South East Asia as it offers all great amenities of a 4*/5* hotel (including a rooftop bar and swimming pool) but for a very decent price. We paid the equivalent of 70 euros per day for a double room !
After a huge breakfast we went back to our room and sleep all we couldn’t sleep in the night train. At last.
After that we were all ready to wanter around the city, starting with the Petronas Tower indeed !