Genting Dream Port Klang Shore Excursion to Kuala Lumpur
The first stop of the 6 Day 5 Night cruise on Resorts World Cruises’ Genting Dream is Port Klang for Kuala Lumpur. Shore excursions are available by Resorts World Cruises to explore the different ports of calls on destination cruises. For this trip, I had the privilege to try out a shore excursion to Kuala Lumpur arranged by Resorts World Cruises.
Port Klang Cruise Terminal (PKCT)
The Genting Dream arrived at Port Klang Cruise Terminal (PKCT) at about 8am on Monday after departing from Singapore at about 8pm. Port Klang Cruise Terminal (PKCT) was formerly known as Boustead Cruise Centre.
Immigration is conducted on board in a separate office without the need for passengers to be physically present.
Genting Dream Silk Road Chinese Restaurant Meeting Point
For passengers who have booked shore excursions, the meeting point for Port Klang Shore excursions was at Silk Road restaurant. However, check on your day of departure on the meeting point as this may be changed depending on the crowd.
A sticker is provided to identify passengers based on buses. Stick it on your shirt visible to staff along the way out and throughout the shore excursion.
The restaurant doubles up as a waiting area for disembarking passengers on shore excursions.
Heading down the gangway to Port Klang.
There is about a 3 minute walk up the pier from Genting Dream to the cruise terminal building.
Looking back at Genting Dream from Port Klang Cruise Terminal (PKCT).
Buses for shore excursions are standing by at the bus bay outside the arrival hall of Port Klang Cruise Terminal (PKCT).
A tour guide is assigned to each bus to provide commentaries and to shepherd the group throughout the shore excursion.
Departing from Port Klang Cruise Terminal (PKCT).
The first stop of the shore excursion was Batu Caves. Batu Caves is a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, taking its name from the Malay word batu which means “rock”.
The stop at Batu Caves was about half an hour which is about just enough time to admire Batu Caves and the 272 steps up from below, but not enough to climb it and descend in time.
Souvenir stalls are available at the foot of Batu Caves towards the car park for some local shopping.
The next stop on the shore excursion was Chinatown.
The Chinatown visit started with a walk through Petaling Street after the bus dropped us off at Pasar Seni LRT Station.
Petaling Street is popular for shopping and haggling. Most if not all the goods, however, are counterfeit.
There are some popular drinks and snacks stalls along Petaling Street such as Soya Bean, Air Mata Kucing (Longan drink), and Machi.
Kwai Chai Hong 鬼仔巷
The next highlight of Chinatown was Kwai Chai Hong.
Kwai Chai Hong translates to Little Ghost Lane owing to its past. It is currently filled with mural arts as a tourist attraction behind the shophouses.
Crossing the red bridge to the back alley.
The murals of Kwai Chai Hong at the back alley.
Remnants of the past can be seen with a ventilation gap for the toilet along with a patched-up hole used for the night-soil bucket system.
Following the walking through Chinatown, there was a brief morning tea stop at Kafei Dian.
Most of the group purchased coffee for the morning here at Kafei Dian.
There is a big seating area in Kafei Dian but there was not much time to sit down to enjoy as it was on to the next destination in the itinerary.
PETRONAS Twin Towers (KLCC)
The noon stop was at PETRONAS Twin Towers (KLCC) for lunch and shopping.
Lunch was arranged by Resorts World Cruises for our group at Madam Kwan’s.
Nasi Bojari was served for lunch. This consisted of an interesting red-yellow-white rice similar to Nasi Lemak with chicken, beef rendang, and assam prawns, along with half a boiled egg, and is Madam Kwan’s signature dish.
Following lunch, there was a bit of time for free and easy shopping and to take photos of the PETRONAS Twin Towers on the outside.
Klang KM 0 Monument
Following the visit to Kuala Lumpur, the bus drove past the Klang KM 0 Monument.
The Klang KM 0 Monument is located outside the post office in front of Klang Railway Station, and is the starting distance measurement for Federal Road Route 5 from Klang to Sabak Bernam, and Klang to Sepang.
Passing by Klang Railway Station.
Regent Layered Cake Shop
The last stop on the itinerary was at Regent Layered Cake Shop for some local products shopping and to sample the famous Pandan Layer Cake.
Regent Layered Cake Shop is located adjacent to Klang Railway Station‘s multi-storey car park.
A variety of cakes are available at Regent Layered Cake Shop including the famous Pandan Layer Cake, but also other flavours like yam, corn, or chocolate.
Cakes are freshly cut and packed in store for quick sales. The 2 most popular flavours are pandan and yam, and a mixed variety is also available as a single cake.
Aside from the famous Pandan Layer Cake, Regent Layered Cake Shop is also famous for their pineapple tarts as recommended by the tour guide.
The crowd of customers waiting to make payment at Regent Layered Cake Shop.
Do note that the cakes can only be stored for 3 days. While this isn’t a problem if visiting Kuala Lumpur by land or air ona short trip, do factor in the travel time if you are on board a long cruise and Port Klang isn’t your last stop.
Back to Port Klang Cruise Terminal (PKCT)
Heading back to Port Klang Cruise Terminal (PKCT) in good time for departure.
The Genting Dream as seen from the bus on approach to Port Klang Cruise Terminal (PKCT).
From here, re-boarding the Genting Dream was fuss-free as immigration is conducted on board in a separate office without the need for passengers to be physically present.
The Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves & Klang Bespoke Journey customised tour by Resorts World Cruises was a good way to maximise the port time at Port Klang for a full day out to Kuala Lumpur. With a destination cruise, holidays can now be combined with the mode of transport as the resort, offering the best of a floating resort as the destination, along with a port of call to visit.
This cruise was kindly sponsored by Resorts World Cruises.