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Kuala Lumpur or HK for NYE 2019

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Kuala Lumpur or HK for NYE 2019

Hi everyone,

Myself and my girlfriend will be in India Nov-Dec 2018 and we plan to travel to a major city for NYE 2019. We initially planned to visit Hong Kong because we've been before (not for NYE) and know how to navigate it etc. We also loved it last time. However, the total cost of travelling from New Dehli, plus hotel etc is growing bigger by the day.

We noticed that we could do KL for half the price with much shorter flights and nicer accommodation. I was wondering if anyone has done both for NYE and might be able to give us a little comparison and maybe a recommendation? I know HK has a lot to offer in terms of fireworks, nightlife, rooftop bars, street parties etc. Does KL offer the same kind of thing? We would most likely want to see the firework show and then get down and drunk with everyone else.

any help is appreciated.

Liam

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1. Re: Kuala Lumpur or HK for NYE 2019

Hi Liam,

The fireworks show isn't much in KL compared to HK for New Years Eve.

KL is really festive at Chinese New Year, Hari Raya and Deepavali.

But value for your dollar? KL is like half the price of HK. Food and accomodations, travel, are much cheaper.

Nightlife? There is alot happening in Bukit Bintang where you can get drunk every night if that is your thing.

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2. Re: Kuala Lumpur or HK for NYE 2019

I lived in HK for 7 years. The fireworks show is one of the best in the world and by far superior and more impressive than the one in KL. It is amazing. Without any doubt at all I would recommend going to the one in Hong Kong.

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3. Re: Kuala Lumpur or HK for NYE 2019

Yep if budget is no issue, definitely go to HK.

Cheers

Sean

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4. Re: Kuala Lumpur or HK for NYE 2019

Sean, one of the times I stayed at the Istana Hotel in KL was because it had a view of the fireworks from the tennis court. I guess anywhere around KLCC Park would be a good place to view them.

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5. Re: Kuala Lumpur or HK for NYE 2019

Thanks SurfingWild, we were looking at coming to KL for NYE this year , but now will be there from 16 th January for around 10 nights. Hope to catch up with you then.

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Sean

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6. Re: Kuala Lumpur or HK for NYE 2019

HK -

Cold Weather - Coming from India that might be refreshing

Fireworks across the Victoria Harbor - Hard to beat

Fancy Dinner HKD 1,400 a person (RM 700) approx

Ritz Carlton or W, HKD 4,000 a night (or RM 2,000 a night)

Malaysia -

Hot Weather - No extra clothes to bring on your trip

Fireworks at KLCC - Not going to be the same as HK

Fancy Dinner RM 500 - 700 a person probably

St Regis, probably RM 1,000 a night (or less if you book earlier)

So its really up to you

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