Weekend in Kuala Lumpur

A short post here on our weekend visit to Kuala Lumpur during the recent National Day break. It was also an opportunity to bring my new Gaston Luga backpack for a field test. I decided to travel light for this trip, so the only heavy items in my bag were my DSLR with a 50mm prime lens and a 24-105mm zoom lens. Of course my other personal belongings took up some space.

Here we are waiting for the shuttle flight to Kuala Lumpur. Despite my camera, spare lens and some other personal stuff, there was still lots of space left over in the backpack for shopping loot.
A must visit in Kuala Lumpur is the Petronas Twin Towers. Standing at 452m tall, for a time (1998-2004) they held the record as the world’s tallest buildings.
Me with the Gaston Luga backpack. At least it makes me look younger with the trendy design.

So after slinging the Gaston Luga backpack for a few hours and walking around KL, what is the verdict? I was wary of the narrow straps at first, but they were comfortable for me even after walking around for a couple of hours. So comfort is definitely not a problem, just don’t overload it with heavy stuff.

In case you are wondering about the Gaston Luga brand, you can jump to my previous post for a short write up and discount code for online ordering.


Mitsui Factory Outlets

We rented a car from KLIA for this trip and discovered a new shopping haven just 5 minutes drive from the airport. Opened only 2 years ago is Mitsui Outlet Park. From their website, it looks like a Japanese collaboration with Malaysian Airports. If you are a factory outlet shopping fan, then this place might be worth a visit.

The very factory outlet looking buildings. Probably they should have used more imagination in their architecture design.
We went on a weekend and it was really packed. If you want to avoid the crowds, go on a week day.
Quite a number of brands are represented here along with a host of restaurants and a food court..

If  you don’t drive, express bus services run from KL Sentral, Klang and Kelana Jaya to the outlet. There are bus services from the outlet to the airport and there is even a flight check-in center for the convenience of travelers (check their website for bus schedules). So if you have time to kill, you can spend it here (and your cash) before going to the airport. Just make sure you have enough luggage allowance for your shopping loot.



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