City Guide Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Visiting Kuala Lumpur

The Malay capital has a pleasant mix of the old and the new. This is Malaysia’s chief city and is the country’s commercial and transportation centre. But wander around and you will find some of the city’s older architecture still standing strong. It’s fast paced way of life makes it a great place to visit, whether for a holiday or as a stop-over between destinations.

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Kuala Lumpur Podcasts

Inside the Petronas Towers

Azman Ibrahim of Petronas speaks to Colm on the Skybride of Kuala Lumpur's famous Petronas Towers. In this podcast he tells him how you can get access to the bridge, what Petronas actually do and the impression Sean Connery made on him!

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Kuala Lumpur Videos

How to get tickets for 'Skybridge' at the Petronas Towers

Watch our video to find out how to gain access to the 'Skybridge' at the Petronas Towers

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Kuala Lumpur Pocket Guide

Kuala Lumpur Pocket Guide

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Kuala Lumpur City Reviews

  • 80%


    City is nice, but not a lot to do

    City is nice with lots of food options, public transport, shopping, pubs, clubs. A ticipal big city, but very pleasant. Felt safe there. But not a lot to do for backpackers besisdes that.

  • 100%



    So homely, everybody so happy and friendly. Transport system fantastic, getting to Batu Caves so far but sooo fast and easy on the train! And cheap!! Amazing place, absolutely loved it. Got such a homely feel to it. Bukit Bintang, everything is there

    Insider Tip:Use the metro rather than taxi, so much cheaper. Stay in Bukit Bintang, got everything there and so fun!! Stay at Sunshine Bedz KL!!

  • 80%


    KL is a good city. Easy to walk around, though natives seem to be afraid of walking. Very good food and definitely good value.

    Insider Tip:Skybar to see the towers. Walk around. Take Mono-rail for sightseeing. Let KL surprise you!

  • 80%


    truly asia

    I'd say don't pay money to go to the twin towers ( petronas twin towers) you do wanna get a picture with the towers not from it, if you want to be in a high area easy 1- KL tower higher than Petronas towers (on a hill) and 360 degrees view of the city make sure it's not foggy ;) 2- sky bar with a very nice view of the petronas twin towers ( good fb profile pictures! )

    Insider Tip:china town very cheap stuff (cloths, wallets, bags ) if you wanna buy any go there no other place in KL can match it and it's cheaper than china town Singapore ;)

  • 70%


    Your Standard Southeast Asian city

    Honestly, KL is nothing special if you've visited any of the other big cities in SE Asia. With that being said, the city is filled with great food/shopping and has some great modern architecture to check out. The city seems to be a better place to visit than live.

Malaysia: Itinerary

Used mainly as a stopover point for those travelling between Europe and Australasia, Kuala Lumpur has lots to offer. For those who choose to stay there longer than one night are rewarded with some of South-East Asia’s most fascinating architecture, from both the ancient world and the modern.

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