Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide

Largest city and capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is an amalgamation of traditional architecture and the modern day cosmopolitan culture. Here you will find a heady mix of Malays, Indians, Chinese and Brits to name a few who have all made their home here. Eating, dancing and shopping are the three things synonymous with a visit to this ultra city. It is a multicultural city connecting people and religions from around the world. A trip to Kuala Lumpur will enchant you with its colours and insignia but for that you must first plan a trip considering best time to visit Kuala Lumpur .

Petronas Twin Towers, which happen to be the face of Kuala Lumpur, are two 88 storey building making it tallest twin tower in the world. For travellers travelling to Kuala Lumpur, some of the top things to do in Kuala Lumpur include shopping, eating and urban sports like golfing, horse riding and jogging. Kuala Lumpur city is safe and with buzzes with nightlife that attracts a lot of travellers here.

The skyline of this dazzling city features on most of the posters of tourist companies today and what strikes your awe is the way the historic monuments glimpse through the steel clad skyscrapers. And if you move your eyes down you will see a gamut of colourful, food-stall-lined streets shaded by a leafy canopy of banyan and rain trees. The city's past makes itself visible in the evocative British colonial buildings of the Dataran Merdeka and the midnight lamps of the Petaling Street nightmarket. Located near KL Sentral Station, Little India (Brickfields) serves as a center to the Indian population of the city. It is also a famous destination for tourists who want to explore Indian culture and tradition. Plan a trip to Kuala Lumpur and have a relaxing vacation you can’t get enough of!

Hotels & Restaurants Kuala Lumpur

PLACES TO STAY IN KUALA LUMPUR

Luxury 

  • Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur: Situated opposite Fahrenheit, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur is a 5-star hotel  located along Bintang, offering free WiFi and also access to a health club. 
  • Somerset Ampang Kuala Lumpur: Featuring a restaurant, fitness facilities and a rooftop pool with city skyline views this luxury hotel provides self-catering apartments just a 5-minute walk from Ampang Park.

Mid-Range

  • Hotel Soleil: Surrounded by some of Kuala Lumpur’s best dining, nightlife and shopping options, Hotel Soleil provides restful stays in the center of the city. It has an outdoor pool and free parking. 
  • Impiana KLCC Hotel: Located in central Kuala Lumpur (KLCC), Impiana Hotel KLCC provides rooms with free high-speed internet access. It has an outdoor pool, an award-winning spa and 4 dining options.

Budget

  • Le Apple Boutique Hotel : Only a quarter mile from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, this hotel features tastefully furnished rooms fitted with large windows.
  • SILKA Maytower Kuala Lumpur: The air-conditioned guest rooms come equipped with an attached marble bathroom and a 32-inch LCD satellite TV are the main features of this budget hotel.

PLACES TO EAT IN KUALA LUMPUR

  • Old China Cafe: Housed in an old guild hall of a laundry association, this restaurant serves beef rendang , the succulent Nonya fried chicken, and some unusual but tasty appetisers such as the stuffed top hats.
  • Acme Bar & Coffee: There are tasty nibbles such as root vegetable truffled fries and chilled sugar snap peas available in this cafe and bigger dishes such as lamb shoulder marinated in kicap (a type of soy sauce).
  • Imbi Market: Breakfast is a cheerful affair in the courtyard of this walled traditional market. Time-tested stalls include Sisters Crispy Popiah for wraps.

How to reach Kuala Lumpur

GET IN

  • By air: The nearest airport to Kuala Lumpur is Kuala Lumpur International Airport(IATA: KUL) which  is about 50km south of the city, in the Sepang district of Selangor. This airport is newly constructed and receives a lot of visitors ever year. From there you can take the service of bus or train shuttles to the city.
  • By Car: Most important roads in Peninsular Malaysia lead to/from Kuala Lumpur. The city lies about midway along the North-South Expressway (Motorway).
  • By Bus: Kuala Lumpur has several bus stations or terminals/terminuses/termini that handle long distance express bus services; many destinations are served by more than one terminal.

GET AROUND

  • By Monorail: The monorail (MRT) and light rail (LRT) systems get you out of the vehicle traffic  in Kuala Lumpur and save a lot of travelling time for you. This is even more helpful if you’re going a long distance, like to or from the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) or the main terminal of the airport (KLIA).
  • By Bus: Buses in Kuala Lumpur are easily available, are inexpensive and one of the best ways to get around. This is also one medium through which you can see the whole city as well.
  • By Taxis: Taxis are pretty affordable in KL. Generally, you can go 2 km for 15 MYR. Every single taxi will have a sign on it proclaiming it is a metered taxi and “no haggling” is permitted. 

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