Port Klang has nothing there for tourists at all. You should prearrange your tours on line before you get there and you will get a much better deal. There is no port facility at all and so if you spend money here, you will struggle to ... Read More
Port Klang has nothing there for tourists at all. You should prearrange your tours on line before you get there and you will get a much better deal. There is no port facility at all and so if you spend money here, you will struggle to reclaim the taxes. NCL made no arrangement at all for the port agent to post your tax rebate forms and expressed complete surprise when the facility was requested, even though there are massive shopping opportunities in places like the Petronas Towers.
Aside from those small local difficulties, KL is a great place to visit. It is vast, however, and you will not see a huge amount because of the distance you have to travel from the port. You should leave at least two hours spare at each end of your excursion to ensure you make it back to the ship on time as the traffic can be horrendous.
We were taken to the large palace (new) to view it but there is no entrance available so it might not seem worth it. However, if you turn away from the buildings and look into the distance, the overall view of the city is magnificent from the hill.
Our driver was knowledgeable about the history of the areas but it is a city which celebrates the new and not the old. There is little of ancient history, and this includes the Batu Caves which are only from the end of the 19th century. This did not spoil the trip but it did surprise me.
Lunch in the Petronas Towers was an experience. I expected the food halls to be quite posh as the towers are so new and the shops so expensive. This was not the case, however and it was a bit of a free for all. Enjoyed it though and we had some local noodles and fish or meat sauces (no idea what they were but tasty all the same). Good prices too, much better value than the posher Metro Centre where I live.
Just a shame that its so far from the port really. Not sure that the stop is worth it but the trip was great and some small things really made the day, including the driver taking me and another woman into a local cafe as we had decided it was way too hot and humid to climb the steps of the caves. People watching and eating local snacks is a great way to spend a pleasant hour. Read Less