Kuala Lumpur Pocket Guide

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Kuala Lumpur has all the trademarks of a South-East Asian capital. The shopping is cheap, the weather is hot, the traffic is chaotic and the food and drink is plentiful. Commonly abbreviated to KL, it is also the cultural, political and commercial centre of Malaysia. During a visit one can witness the hectic lives the locals lead in its distinctive neighbourhoods, see the buildings where the country is run, and marvel at some of the most famous skyscrapers on the planet.

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  • After Dark What is the city's number one club and where you can enjoy great drinks with better views.
  • Don't Miss Along with KL's famous Petronas Towers find out what caves near the city you shouldn't miss.
  • Neighbourhood Watch A run down of KL's most intriguing neighbourhoods, including Chinatown and Little India.
  • A Day in Kuala Lumpur... Our ideal day, including a visit to the 'Skybridge' at the Petronas Towers.

Kuala Lumpur City Reviews

  • 60%



    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%


    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%


    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%


    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%


    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!

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