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

Hotel Tips:

Flight Deals to Kuala Lumpur:

OriginDeparture dateReturn dateFind Ticket

Kuala Terengganu

12.11.2020

16.11.2020

Tickets from 12

Johor Bahru

22.10.2020

25.10.2020

Tickets from 14

Penang

06.10.2020

08.10.2020

Tickets from 15

Kota Bharu

29.10.2020

31.10.2020

Tickets from 25

Langkawi

10.11.2020

12.11.2020

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Alor Setar

22.09.2020

29.09.2020

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Kuching

06.11.2020

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Tickets from 46

Sibu

16.10.2020

20.10.2020

Tickets from 51

Ipoh

09.10.2020

11.10.2020

Tickets from 53

Bintulu

27.09.2020

28.09.2020

Tickets from 55

Kota Kinabalu

03.10.2020

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Tickets from 55

Singapore

25.02.2021

09.03.2021

Tickets from 60

Ho Chi Minh City

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Labuan

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Jakarta

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08.02.2021

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Nha Trang

18.02.2021

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Phuket

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24.03.2021

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Sandakan

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21.12.2020

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Bangkok

13.04.2021

16.04.2021

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Denpasar Bali

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Manila

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Medan

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Surabaya

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21.02.2021

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Chennai

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Hong Kong

16.01.2021

07.03.2021

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Taipei

28.10.2020

02.11.2020

Tickets from 159

Tiruchirapalli

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Kochi

06.05.2021

31.05.2021

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Busan

16.11.2020

30.11.2020

Tickets from 177

Lahad Datu

09.10.2020

12.10.2020

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Kolkata

01.06.2021

08.06.2021

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Kaohsiung

20.08.2021

27.08.2021

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Seoul

14.01.2021

21.01.2021

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Chongqing

07.01.2021

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New Delhi

25.12.2020

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Guangzhou

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Shanghai

30.06.2021

07.07.2021

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Dhaka

11.05.2021

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Perth

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14.06.2021

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Sharjah

30.01.2021

26.02.2021

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Muscat

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Beijing

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07.07.2021

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Moscow

10.11.2020

27.11.2020

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Istanbul

31.10.2020

20.11.2020

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Sydney

28.02.2021

13.05.2021

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Kathmandu

06.10.2020

03.11.2020

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Karachi

24.10.2020

31.10.2020

Tickets from 403

Peshawar

12.10.2020

22.10.2020

Tickets from 403

Bahrain

06.11.2020

30.11.2020

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Heihe

25.01.2021

14.02.2021

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Vladivostok

10.06.2021

21.06.2021

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London

10.11.2020

10.12.2020

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Melbourne

12.02.2021

28.02.2021

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Jeddah

01.01.2021

13.01.2021

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Lahore

24.10.2020

31.10.2020

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Vilnius

18.11.2020

25.11.2020

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Khartoum

25.01.2021

08.02.2021

Tickets from 451

Cairo

02.11.2020

09.11.2020

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Madinah

01.11.2020

09.11.2020

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Madrid

19.03.2021

29.03.2021

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Dublin

01.02.2021

25.04.2021

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Irkutsk

30.12.2020

12.01.2021

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Paris

10.01.2021

04.02.2021

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Kuwait City

07.10.2020

06.06.2021

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Buraidah

27.07.2021

06.08.2021

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Zurich

10.10.2020

17.10.2020

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Amsterdam

17.03.2021

24.03.2021

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Manchester

30.10.2020

20.11.2020

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Riyadh

04.01.2021

17.01.2021

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Amman

19.11.2020

26.11.2020

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Nairobi

19.12.2020

01.01.2021

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Dusseldorf

01.11.2020

30.11.2020

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New York

26.01.2021

09.02.2021

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Kazan

18.02.2021

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Budapest

16.11.2020

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Dammam

01.11.2020

09.11.2020

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Almaty

01.12.2020

05.12.2020

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Brussels

02.11.2020

09.11.2020

Tickets from 543

Sofia

10.11.2020

15.11.2020

Tickets from 551

Islamabad

01.10.2020

05.10.2020

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Bucharest

16.11.2020

30.11.2020

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Ankara

25.09.2020

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Alexandria

01.10.2020

05.10.2020

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Warsaw

01.12.2020

22.12.2020

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