Kuala Lumpur Tourism, Malaysia

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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. Knowing best time to visit Kuala Lumpur makes you trip pleasant one.

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. Go on a trip to Kuala Lumpur and have a relaxing vacation you can’t get enough of!

Kuala Lumpur Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Kuala Lumpur tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Kuala Lumpur follows the Standard Time zone: UTC/GMT +8 hours. No daylight saving time is observed.
  • Currency: The Currency operational in Malaysia is Ringgit 
  • Electricity: Electrical sockets (outlets) in Malaysia are the "Type G " British BS-1363 type. If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. 
  • Internet: Some of the Internet providers in Malaysia are: TM Net, Maxis Broadband, Time Dotcom, etc. 
  • Language: Malay is the predominant language spoken in Malaysia. 
  • Emergency Contacts: Police & Ambulance : 999, Tourism Headquarters : 03-2693-5188
  • Do not kiss in public. Malaysians refrain from displaying any personal affection in public.
  • There are strict laws against the usage of drugs in Malaysia.
  • Remove your shoes before entering a Malaysian home, a temple or a Mosque.
  • Do convert most of your currency in Malaysia only, since the country does not allow a huge number of Ringgit in or out of country.

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Facts and Stats for Kuala Lumpur*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kuala Lumpur

    Know the pollution level of Kuala Lumpur before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 64.36 (High)
    • Water Pollution 66.32 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 59.47 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 57.11 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 48.21 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 55.53 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 60.46 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 48.9 (Moderate)
  • Kuala Lumpur: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kuala Lumpur for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kuala Lumpur.

    • Burglary and Theft 68.59 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 73.51 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 70.18 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 83.19 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 65.51 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 70.05 (High)
    • Attacks 63.18 (High)
    • Drug offense 60.19 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 49.47 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 23.91 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 51.99 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 71.42 (High)
  • Living in Kuala Lumpur - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Kuala Lumpur is 110.75 (High)

    • Safety Index 32.92 (Low)
    • Climate Index 56.55 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 70.45 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 41.93 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 44.51 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 64.43 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.11 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 82.89 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kuala Lumpur

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kuala Lumpur

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.02 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 57.58 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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