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%


    City is nice, but not a lot to do

    City is nice with lots of food options, public transport, shopping, pubs, clubs. A ticipal big city, but very pleasant. Felt safe there. But not a lot to do for backpackers besisdes that.

  • 100%



    So homely, everybody so happy and friendly. Transport system fantastic, getting to Batu Caves so far but sooo fast and easy on the train! And cheap!! Amazing place, absolutely loved it. Got such a homely feel to it. Bukit Bintang, everything is there

    Insider Tip:Use the metro rather than taxi, so much cheaper. Stay in Bukit Bintang, got everything there and so fun!! Stay at Sunshine Bedz KL!!

  • 80%


    KL is a good city. Easy to walk around, though natives seem to be afraid of walking. Very good food and definitely good value.

    Insider Tip:Skybar to see the towers. Walk around. Take Mono-rail for sightseeing. Let KL surprise you!

  • 80%


    truly asia

    I'd say don't pay money to go to the twin towers ( petronas twin towers) you do wanna get a picture with the towers not from it, if you want to be in a high area easy 1- KL tower higher than Petronas towers (on a hill) and 360 degrees view of the city make sure it's not foggy ;) 2- sky bar with a very nice view of the petronas twin towers ( good fb profile pictures! )

    Insider Tip:china town very cheap stuff (cloths, wallets, bags ) if you wanna buy any go there no other place in KL can match it and it's cheaper than china town Singapore ;)

  • 70%


    Your Standard Southeast Asian city

    Honestly, KL is nothing special if you've visited any of the other big cities in SE Asia. With that being said, the city is filled with great food/shopping and has some great modern architecture to check out. The city seems to be a better place to visit than live.

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