Making the Most of Malaysia in 9 Hours

Petronas Twin Towers Malaysia
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Our trip back home after spending a couple of days in Singapore was a connecting flight through Malaysia with a layover of nine hours.

Changi Airport Singapore
Waiting for our flight to Malaysia at Changi Airport Singapore


We immediately hailed a taxi from the airport in Kuala Lumpur to Suria Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC) Mall to behold the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. (Travel time: 1 hour, RM100 ~ P1230 by Taxi/Grabcar)

KLCC Park Malaysia
Walking around KLCC Park in Malaysia


The one-hour ride to the Twin Towers already made us get a glimpse of the capital of Malaysia.

We were dropped off at Suria KLCC Mall and immediately went inside the high-end mall to make our way to KLCC Park Exit at the Ground Level. 

KLCC Park Malaysia
Still at KLCC Park Malaysia


We walked around the park and took some shots with the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and the surrounding area.

We had Malaysian food for lunch at the Food Court before walking our way out of the mall to queue for a taxi to the Mitsui Outlet Park (MOP) located at Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia. (Travel time: 1 hour, RM100 ~ P1230 by Taxi/Grabcar)

Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Malaysia
At Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA in Sepang, Malaysia


Our taxi driver became our instant tour guide over our hour-drive to the airport from the Twin Towers as he described to us some places we passed by.

Roaming around the Outlet Park had me find really good deals which made me buy a pair of shoes at the Nike outlet for only around MYR200 ~ Php2,400 and good quality shirts and blouses at their Best Value Outlet (BVO) for around MYR25 ~ Php300. 


Mitsui Outlet Park BVO
This BVO blouse has been an overused favorite until today for 3 years now and counting. Don’t mind the food.


Mitsui Outlet Park provides free shuttle rides to and from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). We boarded the scheduled ride to KLIA in the afternoon. (Travel time: 20 minutes, Free ride)

Check the free shuttle ride schedule here.

Mitsui Outlet Park Nike Shoes
This Mitsui Outlet Park pair of Nike shoes worked with me for almost 3 hours during my Spartan race and traveled with me for days in three different countries.


Kuala Lumpur International Airport
At Kuala Lumpur International Airport waiting for our flight home.

Malaysia may be my shortest-visited country but it was still a good one as I got to behold the iconic Twin Towers which I only read in my school books growing up. The Outlet Park just gave me a bonus of buying really good deals. 

Petronas Twin Towers Malaysia
The iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What can you say about my Malaysia trip? 🙂



Malaysia Layover Trip Notes

I visited Malaysia with three colleagues so the cheapest option for us was to take a taxi from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to the Petronas Twin Towers.

Recommended Activity in Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers and Aquaria KLCC Admission Ticket

Plane Tickets

Manila to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore return trips via Air Asia

  • It takes around one hour by taxi from KLIA to the Twin Towers.
  • Try Malaysian food! 
  • My short stay in Malaysia didn’t allow me to experience much but it is a country worth exploring. 🙂


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