Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Home in Kuala Lumpur

I don't book accommodations where I have to spend more than Php500 per night if I can help it, because, yes, my middle name is Cheap. But because majority wins (my companions don't have the same middle name as I do), I left the planning to them and went with the flow. And the flow led us to a service apartment in Kuala Lumpur booked thru airbnb.

From KLCC LRT station, we legged it to the apartment... which took a bit of time since we didn't have a proper map and missed a turn. The apartment is just one kilometer from the KLCC LRT station, and on the way we passed by two malls (Avenue K and Suria KLCC) and the Petronas Twin Towers.

If how we were "welcomed" to this apartment is the standard procedure of the owner, then having a local SIM ready (or if you can afford to call while on roaming) will be useful. When we entered the Parkview Apartment lobby, the apartment owner wasn't there. We had to call her (expecting her to be somewhere in the building) and the lobby guard led us to the bank of elevators and told us to press the button to the appropriate floor number (I forgot which floor, but it was high enough to have a view of half of the Petronas Twin Towers).

So maybe the owner was up at the apartment. The door was unlocked and we let ourselves in. A spic and span apartment (about Php3000/night, can sleep 4 pax) but no owner. What greeted us was a set of keys on the kitchen counter along with a welcome note letting us know that we were free to consume the food in the refrigerator and in the cupboards. And that we could use whatever was in the apartment—kitchen, TV, DVD player, WiFi, washing machine, air conditioner, hot shower, (two) sofabeds, etc.—and also the gym and pool of the building. And, lastly, to enjoy ourselves and to remember to leave this apartment the way we had found it (this is not a hotel, guests must clean up after themselves).

That's our mess on the dining table and the sala

How to get to
Parkview Service Apartment
Jalan Law Yew Swee,
Kuala Lumpur

Parkview Service Apartment is about an hour from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. These are the transportation options:
♦ bus + LRT — KLIA express coach (bus) to Sentral Station (MYR 10) then transfer to the Kelana Jaya Line (LRT) and get off at KLCC Station (MYR 1.60), then walk about a kilometer. Note: The bus runs every 30 mins, 24 hours. The LRT runs from 6AM to 12MN.
♦ train — KLIA Ekspres train to Sentral Station (MYR 35) then transfer to the Kelana Jaya Line (LRT) and stop at KLCC Station (MYR 1.60), then walk about a kilometer. Note: The KLIA Ekspres runs every 15 mins (peak) or every 20 mins (off peak) from 5AM to 1AM. The LRT runs from 6AM to 12MN.
♦ taxi — MYR 70 above
♦ arrange for pick–up/drop–off with the owner — MYR 200 roundtrip

Parkview Service Apartment is just walking distance from:
♦ LRT: KLCC LRT Station (1 km)
Petronas Twin Towers (700 m)
♦ Mall: Suria KLCC (700 m)
♦ Mall: Avenue K (1 km)
Menara KL Tower (1.5 km)

Petronas Twin Towers (left) and Menara KL Tower (right)

Malaysia Must–Know
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Like a King in Kuala Lumpur
Klick-Klock Homestay in Melaka
Gluttons in Melaka
Melaka In Between Bites


  1. My sister told me about airbnb but I never paid attention to it. Do we have it in Cebu or PH for that matter? I'd like to try it out someday.