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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

  • 70%

    davidjobradley

    KL: Stay here while you wait for a flight and do some shopping

    I was mildly impressed with KL. It's super developed and has a nice feel, with loads of greenery. Everyone whinges about how there's bugger all in terms of sight seeing, and this is totally true, but I prefer enjoying the atmosphere of a place, and KL has nice atmosphere. It's also got great shopping everywhere, is cheap, clean and really easy to get around. Def worth an overnight stopover for some last minute shopping before you head home.

    Insider Tip:Go shopping and haggle hard, but friendly.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    not as cheap as other places in asia, and very polluted city, but overall good place, and if you like shopping malls deffo worth going

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Truly Asia

    Malaysia surprised me. The culture, traditions, history, the city buildings, monuments, beaches etc..were truly fantastic.. But most of all the nature of the people was the one which stood out. People are just kind and helpful. You always see a smile thrown at you.

    Insider Tip:The weather surprises you too.. Carry an umbrella... Since this is a tropical region, you will be greeted by rain.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur is a pretty cool place. The Petronas Towers are really breathtaking, worthy of being called a Modern Wonder of the World. The culture is insanely different from the rest of SE Asia but really cool in its own right. The food and market shopping are fantastic!

    Insider Tip:Bars are super expensive, not just for Asia but prices are right up there with Chicago, New York, Paris, and London. It is best to get your buzz going before you go out if that is your thing!

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Not a fan.

    We got a lot of attitude from locals and a lot of dirty looks - and generally, we were more than conservative with our wardrobe. The sites were great but I did not appreciate ANY of the service from personnel at the airport and a lot of different restaurants, and even one massage parlour. I would not go back here, although I am glad I went once.

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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