An easy eight-hour flight away and costing peanuts on AirAsia is the Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix, which boasts the scariest-looking hair-pin bend on the Formula One circuit. Pack a spare stomach: with a combo of Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures, KL is a foodie' Mecca.
STAY Close to the track on the Sepang Coast, 70km from KL, Golden Palm Tree Resort & Spa sports eco-friendly, five-star, overwater villas. In the city, bunk down at Malaysia's first certified green hotel, G-Tower for about $120 per night.
EAT Although most Aussies consider it naff, the best restaurants in KL are found in hotels or malls, such as Enak KL in Starhill Gallery, Chynna in The Hilton and Li Yen in the Ritz Carlton. One exception is Bijan, often touted as the best Malay restaurant in KL. Wander through China Town for cheap n' cheerful fare.
DRINK For unparalleled views of the Petronas Twin Towers, sip cocktails on the sunken lounges next to the pool at SkyBar, level 33 of the Trader's Hotel. The newest and sexiest al fresco bar is View Rooftop Bar at GTower Hotel.
FOR THE LADIES Bukit Bintang is KL's shopping hub and the place to find bargain massages. Beneath the Twin Towers is Suria KLCC a megamall bursting with lavish stores like Hermes and Coach (and a Boost Juice).
*We've been told by Tourism Malaysia that while it almost never happens, this F1 date is subject to change.