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%


    Short getaway

    As Kuala Lumpur is a city, I don't think people who are into sightseeing should be there. It is a nice place for a short getaway with local food and some nice cafes. In addition, it is also quite similar to Singapore, which is a multi racial, multi cultural and multi religious city. If a longer getaway is planned, may want to consider getting out of KL to visit the surrounding places of Malaysia.

    Insider Tip:Stay in Back Home Hostel, and experience their city tour. It will not disappoint.

  • 90%


    The better Bangkok

    When talking about backpacking in South East Asia, everyone mentions Bangkok; mentions Singapore which is good but to expensive, and so on. But hardly have I heard any comments on KL. Well, now that I've been there: I love it. It is modern and western, but the prices are still low and it is way better structured than crazy Bangkok.

    Insider Tip:Petronas towers cost RM 80 to go up there and you have to queue. Better go to a bar in another skyscraper around to enjoy the view including Petronas :)

  • 100%


    Great place

    Great location, walking distance to main tourist attractions, 3 mins walk from metro station, friendly and helpful staff. If you look for a place to have a rest after whole day of sightseeing - it is a good choice for a very fair price! We stayed there even twice! :)

  • 70%


    Great for a stopover

    Excellent transportation system so everything is easy to find and visit. Great place for foodies and shopaholics.

  • 80%


    Kuala Lumpur Review

    Best part of the trip was the Batu Caves and the Waterfall Hiking. Food was delicious, but cheap. Public transport while slow, was easy enough to use (subways, not buses!).

    Insider Tip:Booking tours online is Super expensive. If you can I would do the Batu Caves exploration on your own (even though its included in most of the tours I guess).

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