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English Speaking Guide/Drive in Kuala Lumpur for 3Days

English Speaking Guide/Drive in Kuala Lumpur for 3Days

Sep 30th, 2005, 04:45 PM
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English Speaking Guide/Drive in Kuala Lumpur for 3Days

My wife and I need an English speaking guide/ driver with a late model A/C "compact" sedan to take us to destinations as far as 100 miles from KL on 1 day, 50 miles on a second day and then half a day to some side streets in KL for antiques.
We want a professional who is insured and really knows their way well outside the city.
I have been quoted $200/day for 8-9 hours including gas but that seems high in KL.

Any suggestions and recent experiences are welcome.
Thanks.
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Sep 30th, 2005, 05:40 PM
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That price does seem very high. If I were you, I'd just wait until I was in KL and ask the hotel conceirge for recommendations. That's what I always do, and I've never had a bad experience with it.
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Oct 1st, 2005, 11:07 AM
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Katie; Unfortunately the concierge desk uses a service at the Ritz Carlton in KL that wanted $250/day (max. of 9 hours)and $150 up to 5 hours. That is $650 for 2 1/2 days. I was expecting to pay 1/2 that amount.
My Executive Deluxe room with full American breakfast for 2 at the Ritz-KL is only $155 Nett/night.
That's why I need help.
I cannot wait until arrival since we arrive at 7:30PM at the hotel and only have 3 full days of touring before we leave for 6 nights at a resort in the Redang Islands.
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Oct 5th, 2005, 08:27 AM
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Where do you plan to go on your day trips? Batu Caves? Melaka - a place for antiques? Are you being quoted in US Dollars or Malaysian Dollars? Personally, I think it is very high if it is in USD. My suggestion:

1. Read up the places you plan to go.
2. Get a taxi or a hotel limo to take you to the places you want to go. Make sure you get a price from them before you set foot into the car.
3. If you prefer, speak to one of the local tour operators, for example, Reliance Tours directly.



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Oct 5th, 2005, 08:35 AM
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Where do you plan to go on your day trips? Batu Caves? Melaka - a place for antiques? Are you being quoted in US Dollars or Malaysian Dollars? Personally, I think it is very high if it is in USD. My suggestion:

1. Read up on the places you plan to go.
2. Get a taxi for the day. Make sure you get a price from them before you set foot into the car. If you like him, you may hire him for the other days to take you where you want to go.
3. If you prefer, speak to one of the local tour operators, for example, Reliance Tours directly.

Malaysia is a safe country and English is their 2nd language.

Happy travelling!
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Oct 5th, 2005, 09:27 AM
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100 miles - Ipoh ?
50 miles - Melaka(Melacca) ?

You are paying too much. You can do all the 3 days for less half of that, with good meals included.

When are you arriving ? Maybe I can offer some help.

Be extra careful of pickpockets and robbers when you walk around.
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Oct 5th, 2005, 10:00 AM
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Hi,

2 or 3 of the best local chinese hawker food is outside the Ritz-KL(2 or 3 mins walk) in the evening for US1 to US2. Don't miss if you wish to sample what locals eat. Let me know if you need any recommendations.
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