The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Destination Asia -

VILLA SA­MADHI 8 Jalan Madge, Kuala Lumpur. Phone 1800 667 731; vil­ TAR­IFF Atwo-night stay with break­fast, din­ner at Mandi Mandi and air­port trans­fers, from RM2220 ($702) twin-share, valid un­til June 30. GETTINGTHERE One­hour by road from Kuala Lumpur air­port. CHECKINGIN Smart lo­cals and in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors want­ing a tran­quil es­cape from a fre­netic city. WHEEL­CHAIR AC­CESS No. BEDTIMEREADING Shamini Flint’s In­spec­tor Singh In­ves­ti­gates a Most Pe­cu­liar Malaysian Murder, in which the Sin­ga­porean sleuth is sent to Kuala Lumpur to solve a tricky crime. STEPPINGOUT The iconic Petronas Twin Tow­ers and bustling Bukit Bin­tang shop­ping and en­ter­tain­ment dis­trict are a 10-minute drive. BRICK­BATS The dark­ness of the gue­strooms and bath­rooms could be off-putting; at­tempt­ing to ap­ply make-up or to shave with­out the aid of a good mir­ror or ad­e­quate lighting is a chal­lenge. BOU­QUETS Ex­cel­lent of­fer­ings from the on­site res­tau­rant. Aquiet re­treat.

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