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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

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    KL

    KL puts a lot of people off - you know, 'Oh, it's just another big Asian city'. But if you look underneath the surface layer of megamalls and mega-markets, you just might be surprised at what you find.

    Insider Tip:Eat where the locals eat. A busy hole-in-the-wall is probably less likely to give you stomach upset than a tourist trap. Second tip: There's a few free tours run by the council: one is at Independence Square, another at Kampong Bharu (Old Malay settlement) and the last at Brickfields (Little India). They are led by locals and are well-worth checking out. KB is here: http://www.visitkl.gov.my/visitklv2/index.php?r=column/cthree&id=112&place_id=975

  • 50%

    narey4

    Pretty boring

    Despite the petrona's towers and the big square, there is very little to do in Kuala Lumpur. There are tons of shopping malls, but all of which are over-priced.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Decent Kuala Lumpur

    Nice and decent size of city. Easy walking distance or metro can get your place A to B no problem within 5-10 minutes. Furthest distance from central of KL about an hour. Many to see, but still with some limitation compare with other culture. Heat could a problem that is constantly hot. Many shopping malls, and street vendors. Night markets and street vendors are always hustling and pressure you to buy cheap and fake items. Foods are ok, fruits are extremely distasteful, fake?

    Insider Tip:cheap taxi fee if you ask for run the "meter", expensive on the beer in the club, street is ok.

  • 90%

    Sabajaan18

    I love kl

    I dont usually like big city but I loved kl. Really easy to get arround in yhe city by public transport. Lots of fun things to do

    Insider Tip:Stay at bukit bingtang not china town. China town is dirty and crammed in my opinion

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Expected more

    I've been to London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Unfortunately I think Kuala Lumpur would rank in my bottom two. There's really just not much to see. The malls were typical. Tourist areas like Batu caves were great spiritually but there weren't any tour guides or info so you really are left just wandering around. The best thing they have is Petronas which was just a short experience. Locals are helpful but not friendly. Clubs were very tame and the DJ-ing was bad

    Insider Tip:Don't ride taxis as you can get to almost anywhere by train. Buses are safe but it's very traffic and you'll just waste a lot of time. If you are a woman go here on a Tuesday and Wednesday, a lot of bars give women free drinks!

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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