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%


    KL is not really a city filled with culture, history or a party scene. But it is a good place to ease your way into travelling in SEA.

    Insider Tip:Try local food stalls and hawker centres, you'll find better and cheaper food then most sit down restaurants. Alcohol is fairly expensive. If you take taxis, force the drivers to use the meter, especially if ýou are not good at bargaining.

  • 70%


    Beware of motorbike thieves!

    My mobile phone was snatched when I was taking photo with my new phone outside the old building of Kuala Lumpur Station. The police actually can't help except filing a record.

    Insider Tip:Avoid taking photos on the road. Better to use camera with a trap rather than mobile phones. Beware if any motor bikes are approaching as there is a chance that they snatch your bag and drag you on the road.

  • 80%


    Kl it is just a city, but if you meet right people there it might change your whole stay. It did for us. We ejonyed it a lot, but 2-3 days maximum not much more to do there.

  • 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!

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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