Kuala Lumpur City Guide

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia, boasting gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture, charming locals, and a myriad of natural attractions. Kuala Lumpur, affectionately known as KL, is an amazing cultural melting pot.

Divided into numerous districts, its main hub is called the Golden Triangle which comprises Bukit Bintang, KLCC and Chinatown. KL is widely recognised for numerous landmarks, including Petronas Twin Towers (the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers), Petaling Street flea market, and Batu Caves, which is over 400 million years old.
The city’s bustling streets, its shining, modern office towers, and its cosmopolitan air project an unbounded spirit of progress and symbolize Malaysia’s unhesitating leap into the future. To some, this spirit seems to have been gained at the loss of ancient cultural traditions, but in many ways KL marks the continuation rather than the loss of Malaysia’s rich past.

Things to see:
KL hosts an amazing variety of architectural delights. The grandest old British colonial buildings lie in the city centre and include the former offices of the Colonial Secretariat (now the Sultan Abdul Samad Building) on Merdeka Square and the old Kuala Lumpur Railway station. They blend themes from the architecture of Britain and North Africa. On Merdeka Square’s west side, looking like a rejected transplant straight from Stratford-upon-Avon is the Royal Selangor Club. Near Merdeka Square is Masjid Jamek, a charming Moorish-style mosque set at a confluence on the Klang River. The National Mosque, Masjid Negara, (1965) celebrates the bold ambitions of the newly independent Malaysia. The National Monument in the pretty Lake Gardens is inspired by the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. The ASEAN sculpture garden is nearby. Also in the lake gardens is Carcosa Seri Negara, the former residence of the British High Commissioner, which now houses an upmarket hotel and colonial-style tea rooms. While some buildings in the high-rise Golden Triangle, such as the KL Tower, are uninspired copies of other famous structures, the Petronas Twin Towers are truly marvelous.

KL has a lively nightlife scene and a fascinating art and performance culture, which blends contemporary and traditional styles from many backgrounds. There is the widest range of sporting activities available with state-of -the-art facilities to impress any sporting enthusiast.

Good to know:
  • Covering an area of 243sqkm, Kuala Lumpur has an estimated population of 7.2 million.
  • KL is home to the tallest twin skyscrapers in Southeast Asia
  • Kuala Lumpur’s ambitious public transport system is sufficiently developed to be fairly efficient and convenient,
  • Malaysia is a bubbling, bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony.
  • Double-decker KL Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing tour buses serve 42 notable places
  • Brimming with different races and cultures, Malaysia has a smorgasbord of culinary offerings.
  • The city’s average temperatures range between 29°C – 35°C during the day and 26°C- 29°C at night.

 

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

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Penang

11.07.2020

13.07.2020

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Alor Setar

14.08.2020

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Kota Bharu

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25.10.2020

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Langkawi

07.08.2020

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Kuala Terengganu

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Johor Bahru

29.07.2020

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Pekanbaru

05.02.2021

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Singapore

18.08.2020

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Krabi

12.11.2020

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Ho Chi Minh City

20.10.2020

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Kuching

01.10.2020

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Hanoi

05.09.2020

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Sibu

31.08.2020

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Jakarta

02.12.2020

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Phuket

10.09.2020

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Tawau

29.08.2020

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Kota Kinabalu

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12.07.2020

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Labuan

20.08.2020

26.09.2020

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Bangkok

11.01.2021

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Manila

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Phnom Penh

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Denpasar Bali

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Padang

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Chennai

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Sandakan

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Cebu

31.05.2021

02.06.2021

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Hong Kong

30.09.2020

04.10.2020

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Seoul

17.10.2020

31.01.2021

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Medan

13.07.2020

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Kochi

11.09.2020

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Coimbatore

03.08.2020

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Surat Thani

19.12.2020

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Taipei

11.01.2021

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Kolkata

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Kaohsiung

18.01.2021

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Kalibo

17.04.2021

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Hyderabad

01.03.2021

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Surabaya

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New Delhi

24.10.2020

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Dhaka

14.09.2020

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Dubai

04.11.2020

11.11.2020

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Sydney

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Tokyo

30.09.2020

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02.09.2020

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Beijing

02.12.2020

16.12.2020

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28.09.2020

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20.02.2021

05.03.2021

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Lahore

12.08.2020

26.08.2020

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Fukuoka

28.12.2020

04.01.2021

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Irkutsk

10.11.2020

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Istanbul

15.10.2020

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Dammam

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Jeddah

18.09.2020

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Zurich

01.09.2020

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Riyadh

01.11.2020

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Islamabad

16.10.2020

30.10.2020

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Rome

20.07.2020

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Paris

26.08.2020

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Geneva

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Helsinki

11.11.2020

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Berlin

08.02.2021

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Khartoum

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Milan

03.08.2020

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Almaty

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Osaka

01.08.2020

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Cairo

13.10.2020

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London

10.09.2020

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Budapest

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Bremen

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Munich

09.03.2021

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Warsaw

11.09.2020

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Auckland

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Changsha

28.09.2020

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Gdansk

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Kazan

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Vienna

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Tallinn

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Muscat

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Novosibirsk

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New York

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Stockholm

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Peshawar

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NQZ

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Algiers

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