About Kirsty S
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Feb 2015
I have travelled extensively through Southeast Asia. I know Thailand and Malaysia particularly well, but also love Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore. I travel to this part of the world whenever I can, sometimes on a short trip while on route to Australia, and sometimes for extended periods of time so that I can really get beneath the skin of a particular area – whether I’ve been to that spot before or not. I've spent a lot of time in Bangkok – it's a fascinating melting pot of a city where there's always something new to explore. I also love Hanoi and have explored it both independently and as part of an organised tour. More than anything, I love discovering something new while travelling and sharing it with those who have the same passion for travel as I do. I’m a bit of a foodie and never get bored of the beach.
Nature & Wildlife Areas
Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks
What could be more romantic than dinner for two with a panoramic, bird’s-eye view of the twinkling city? Atmosphere 360 is located at the top of the KL Tower and gently revolves as you eat your meal, giving a glimpse of Kuala Lumpur from each and every angle.
Hibiscus is Malaysia’s national flower and a garden dedicated to its beauty, along with a variety of other flowers, is located inside the Lake Gardens Park. At the Hibiscus Garden you and your beloved can rekindle your romance as you discover over 2000 varieties of colourful flowers in bloom.
It’s worth travelling the 20 minutes or so out of the city centre to have dinner at Tamarind Springs. In fact, it’s such a peaceful and romantic spot that you may feel you’ve travelled much further when you arrive at this little foodie haven. Ornate Chinese lanterns lead the way into a jungle-style setting, where authentic Indo-Chinese cuisine and a romantic atmosphere creates the perfect scene for a candlelit dinner for two.
Treat your loved one to a trip out of the capital by going to see an impressive cacophony of fireflies that light up the night sky. Sure, there are plenty of tourists around but once you’re aboard a little rowing boat and up close to nature’s fascinating display of glowing firefly, the rest of the world will simply melt away.
This city park is a favourite for young Malaysian couples, who come for the wide open spaces, the beautiful lake and the spectacular views of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline. For the ideal romantic day out, take a gentle stroll around the park, relax on the grass and take a ride to Lake Titiwangsa in a rowing boat for two.
For superb Vietnamese food in a romantic setting, dinner at Sao Nam is just the thing. Choose a table on the terrace and enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars, feasting on award-winning Vietnamese cuisine.
If you’re looking for a bit of romance and a bit of pampering, why not treat yourself to a couple’s day out at a spa? In KL it doesn’t get much better than the Spa Village, where the staff, treatments and facilities are all top-notch.
The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the world's largest free flight aviary. Here, you and your beloved can take a romantic stroll along the park’s walkways while enjoying the spectacular sight of birds of various colours, shapes and sizes.
Another romantic spot within the Lake Gardens Park is the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park. It’s a tranquil haven away from hectic city life. It also happens to be the largest butterfly garden in the world and is home to more than 120 species. What could be more romantic than strolling amid tropical plants with butterflies fluttering all around you?
This hidden gem is tucked away in the tranquil setting of Sentul Park and is ideal for that romantic meal for two. It serves authentic Thai cuisine within an enchanting environment and offers some wonderful views of the lake. A real must for those looking for a romantic escape from the city – either by day or by night.