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

  • 80%


    Short getaway

    As Kuala Lumpur is a city, I don't think people who are into sightseeing should be there. It is a nice place for a short getaway with local food and some nice cafes. In addition, it is also quite similar to Singapore, which is a multi racial, multi cultural and multi religious city. If a longer getaway is planned, may want to consider getting out of KL to visit the surrounding places of Malaysia.

    Insider Tip:Stay in Back Home Hostel, and experience their city tour. It will not disappoint.

  • 90%


    The better Bangkok

    When talking about backpacking in South East Asia, everyone mentions Bangkok; mentions Singapore which is good but to expensive, and so on. But hardly have I heard any comments on KL. Well, now that I've been there: I love it. It is modern and western, but the prices are still low and it is way better structured than crazy Bangkok.

    Insider Tip:Petronas towers cost RM 80 to go up there and you have to queue. Better go to a bar in another skyscraper around to enjoy the view including Petronas :)

  • 100%


    Great place

    Great location, walking distance to main tourist attractions, 3 mins walk from metro station, friendly and helpful staff. If you look for a place to have a rest after whole day of sightseeing - it is a good choice for a very fair price! We stayed there even twice! :)

  • 70%


    Great for a stopover

    Excellent transportation system so everything is easy to find and visit. Great place for foodies and shopaholics.

  • 80%


    Kuala Lumpur Review

    Best part of the trip was the Batu Caves and the Waterfall Hiking. Food was delicious, but cheap. Public transport while slow, was easy enough to use (subways, not buses!).

    Insider Tip:Booking tours online is Super expensive. If you can I would do the Batu Caves exploration on your own (even though its included in most of the tours I guess).

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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