Travel Blog for Fredrik and Gunnhild


Kuala Lumpur

We had to have a stopover somewhere on our way from the Philippines to Vietnam, and decided on Kuala Lumpur mainly based on the selection of craft beer. We had been drinking too much crappy beer for a while, and looked forward to a better selection.

When we arrived, the line to the passport control was extremely long, so we ended up having lunch at the airport before taking a taxi to the hotel. We stayed at Parkroyal serviced suites, which was much needed luxury after the liveaboard. We had a big apartment with one bedroom, and an extra bed in the walk-in-closet. Lots of space and privacy! We got some laundry done, repacked, dried a lot of wet clothes and dive gear, got some blogging and photo sorting done and took long, warm showers. Lovely! The hotel also had a rooftop pool, but it was quite nice to stay dry for a while, so we didn’t use it. Nice views from the terrace though.

The hotel was located in a bar/restaurant area with lots of tourists and expats. We could pick restaurants from all over the world just a short walk from the hotel. We had Irish breakfast and Thai dinner, but mainly picked places based on the beer selection. Just next to our hotel was “Taps beer bar”, which had 20 beers on tap, and even a Norwegian/American collaboration beer named Trolltunga. They also had a lot of bottled beer, and allowed take-out, so we brought a few beers to the hotel to relax and get some much needed sleep.

We also did some sightseeing in the area around Petronas towers. We visited Skybar at Traders hotel, which is known for having the best view of the towers, travelled around a bit on subway and monorail, visited a food market and went to see the fountain show outside Petronas towers in the evening. We didn’t really have enough time to get to know the city, but we saw the main sights, had a lot of great beer and food, and were ready for our next destination.