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

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Kuala Lumpur City Reviews

  • 60%


    Big, chaotic city

    Kuala Lumpur is one of the young, fast- growing cities of Southeast Asia. That means it is quite densly populated and the infrastructure is not sufficient for the masses of people. The streets are frequently jammed, especially because of all the construction sites for public transport etc. Public transport is also very confusing since there are three systems one has to transfer through all the time (monorail, metro, subway). Other than that it is a very modern and livable city, but expensive.

  • 90%


    Kuala Lumpawesome

    We did so many things in the short period that we were there. The trains are super convenient, and the city really isn't too large so as to not warrant a bit of walking. Old-school. In one day we accomplished; Batu caves, National Mosque, Little India, Bird Park, Islamic Art Museum, and the Petronas Towers. Also, the food~~~ YUM!

  • 50%


    KL, Malaysia

    4 people (3 males, 1 female). KL is very hot -- check out the shopping centers because they are air-conned. Try the light show @ around 8PM at the garden near the Petronas Towers.

    Insider Tip:Use public transportation, esp. the LRT (public rails), more than taxis -- taxis are expensive because many drivers choose not to turn on the meter and instead will haggle a price with you. Our taxi to Petronas Towers was 15 RM (so split among 4 people, it's not too bad at all) but keep in mind that the LRT over would have cost 1.60 RM each and if the man had turned on the meter it would only have been around 7 RM.

  • 80%


    Surprisingly really enjoyed it!

    Most people only come to KL for one or two nights - I stayed for eight and loved every day of it. I was situated in Bukit Bingtang and walked most places as there's a lot to see around. The highlight of my trip was Dining in the Dark which was an excellent experience.

    Insider Tip:Go check out Malaysia's first trampoline park called Jump Asia!

  • 80%


    Batu Caves, Petrona Towers and mosques.

    These left above are the best attractions of Kuala Lumpur, it was a great experience. I specially recommend the Batu Caves.

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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