Travelling to Kuala Lumpur numerous times, I have always wanted to experience the KL Hop-On Hop-Off tour of the city but never found the time for it.
Recently, I had the opportunity to try out the company’s new Hop-On Night Excursion, a five-hour tour of the city and its surrounding attractions, at night on the open deck double-decker air-conditioned bus.
Departing from the Malaysian Tourism Centre (MaTiC) on Jalan Ampang, right in the heart of the city, at 5pm daily, the first stop is Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, where one could view the magnificent KL City model measuring an incredible 40ft X 50ft, showcasing the city’s past, present and future development.
The next stop would be one of the city’s most majestic mosques, the Federal Territory Mosque along Jalan Ibadah, off Jalan Duta.
Next on the itinerary is Batu Caves, the famous Sri Subramaniyar Swamy Temple, home to the world’s tallest statue of Lord Murugan. Take up the challenge to climb up 272 concrete steps to reach the top!
By now, it is time for dinner, and the recommended eatery is Satay Station in Ampang for one of Malaysia’s most popular local foods, satay. Be entertained by a live performance of traditional Malay folk music as you fill your stomach. The band plays from 8pm nightly.
Once your hunger has been satiated, it is time to head to Bukit Ampang, or more popularly known as Lookout Point in Hulu Langat, some 100m above the city, for a panoramic view of the impressive KL City skyline. Spot the neon-lighted Petronas Twin Towers!
The bus then continues its journey back to the city, passing through the Petronas Twin Towers and Jalan Bukit Bintang, making a stop at Petaling Street’s Chinatown, where you can test your bargaining skills.
Once shopping is done, it is time to head back to MaTiC and to call it a day. And what a way to end the day in Kuala Lumpur!
The uniqueness of such an excursion is the ability to check out the customs and cultures of the three major races in the country; the Malay, Indian and Chinese.
An added advantage is the availability of an English-speaking tour guide on board the bus, to explain the numerous attractions along the journey, in the comfort of the air-conditioned bus.
Ticketing price (per person):
Adult – RM170
Senior citizen – RM150
Child – RM120
A 20% discount voucher for this Hop-On Night Excursion is available with every MYPass pack. For further information on MYPass and how to obtain a pack, log on to the MYPass website at: http://mypass.com.my/
For booking enquiries, contact:
Hop On Holidays Sdn. Bhd.
Add: 66-2, Jalan 1/76D, Desa Pandan, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
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