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

  • 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!

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