Lives in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Since Sep 2010
50-64 year old female
Inveterate traveler who will go anywhere to see something new and interesting. Package holidays to Thailand and trawls of 'must see' attractions in a bus with 40 others are an anathema. I am very pleased to say I saw the historical beauty of Syria(twice), Lhasa before it was modernized and the Tiwi Trail along the coast of Oman before the tarmac highway went in. Travel off the beaten track broadens the mind. It should be compulsory for everyone over the age of 25 and under 30 - those who are comfortable enough to like their own company occasionally.
Observation Decks & Towers
Neighbourhoods, Flea & Street Markets
Sacred & Religious Sites
Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks
It is reasonably central and the rooms are quite well appointed. Ask for a higher floor. Very close to Central Market and transport hubs, Petaling Street and the Hop on Hop off bus stops(Central Market).
You need to do this once because it is a pretty good way to see for miles. On the Hop On Hop Off route or you can walk up the very steep hill. The ticket includes the little zoo at the base with lots of horrid hairy spiders and snakes.
Major attraction. The best photos of the tower are those taken at night when it really produces a brilliant shot. Queues during high season and they sometimes limit numbers. Tour groups can be a menace.
Atmospheric and the place for cheap food. Gets very crowded and therefore tourists are preyed on by bag snatchers and sellers to fake everything. These fakes are overpriced. There is sue accommodation in this area but it tends to be tiny rooms without windows - Pak 'em in style. Absolutely DO NOT take taxis from the entrance to this street. They are a mafia that conspire to charge up to fit times the proper fare and they will NOT negotiate.
This was a hotel for a long time with huge rooms and antique furniture. Not sure now. It was basic. Architecture is worth looking at but it is 'lost' amidst the shiny glass towers around it. Short walk to Central Market.
Chinatown and Petaling Street are the same thing so see my review of that.
Usually quiet because people go to Chinatown. Really worth a visit and parts of it are quiet and peaceful to sit for a while.
This place has much more than appears at first. It is an internet point, has show, gives really good advice on how to get to places, sells tickets for the Hop on Hop Off, has places to eat and houses a fantastic local chocolate shop with flavors like durian filling. A nice quiet place as well.
Melaka is really easy to get to and well worth a day out of town. The centre is historic and there are tours you can do. Food stalls are worth dropping off at as well. Take the train.
Quite a tranquil place but the stuff they do where the parrots ride bikes is nauseous. Just walk about and enjoy the quiet.
A small place but finding the butterflies occupies plenty of time. Not wheelchair friendly as there are steps and nooks and crannies. Don't forget the weird insects that look like leaves inside.