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%


    It was just one night

    I didn't stay there for long, but for what I saw I liked it. I spent just one night in Kuala Lumpur to see the twin towers that are marvelous. I saw it form a roof top bar just in front of it where I could take amazing photos. After that I ate a very good Malaysian food on the streets. It was totally worthy!!

  • 70%



    Came from Melaka, the UNESCO city so KL was just to stop by. Only Petronas tower, shopping and trying Malaysian cuisine are the best part of my memory here.

    Insider Tip:none

  • 90%


    Kuala Lumpur

    This was my first stop in South East Asia so I'm not really in a position to compare it to other places yet. Getting around is very simple, especially if you use the trains spread across the city. It's also a very pedestrian friendly city. The culture is vibrant, its actually very multicultural. I would definitely recommend stopping by here if you are ever in South East Asia.

  • 100%


    Great location, friendly staff - would stay again!

    Overall, it was a pleasant stay. We had a hard time locating the guesthouse at first because the people we asked for directions were not familiar with the street name. Later, we learned that the people were more familiar with the former street name

    Insider Tip:great.thanks

  • 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

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