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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Flight Deals to Kuala Lumpur:

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Johor Bahru

30.06.2021

30.07.2021

Tickets from 28

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16.07.2021

19.07.2021

Tickets from 47

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14.09.2021

30.09.2021

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02.06.2021

16.06.2021

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10.06.2021

17.06.2021

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22.05.2021

29.05.2021

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17.09.2021

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12.03.2022

15.03.2022

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24.02.2022

28.02.2022

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Sandakan

20.05.2021

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15.09.2021

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26.02.2022

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22.05.2021

29.05.2021

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01.08.2021

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23.06.2021

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10.10.2021

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07.06.2021

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29.10.2021

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Miri

16.05.2021

30.05.2021

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02.08.2021

08.08.2021

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15.11.2021

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31.10.2021

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19.07.2021

28.07.2021

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22.07.2021

28.07.2021

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08.10.2021

11.10.2021

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30.09.2021

15.10.2021

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Nice

10.10.2021

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Paris

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Marseille

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12.09.2021

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Madinah

08.02.2022

18.02.2022

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15.10.2021

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01.02.2022

08.02.2022

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20.07.2021

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10.06.2021

24.06.2021

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01.09.2021

21.09.2021

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05.06.2021

17.06.2021

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07.01.2022

12.01.2022

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22.05.2021

29.05.2021

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08.02.2022

18.02.2022

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Amsterdam

01.06.2021

08.06.2021

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19.05.2021

26.05.2021

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Manila

21.05.2021

29.05.2021

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25.08.2021

15.09.2021

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Dammam

01.06.2021

06.06.2021

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Madrid

06.09.2021

17.09.2021

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Tunis

12.02.2022

03.03.2022

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Venice

21.08.2021

04.09.2021

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Berlin

25.05.2021

08.06.2021

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Barcelona

06.09.2021

17.09.2021

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Brussels

01.06.2021

08.06.2021

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Naples

17.08.2021

21.08.2021

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Budapest

16.08.2021

23.08.2021

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Chicago

07.07.2021

17.07.2021

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Bahrain

07.01.2022

13.01.2022

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Oslo

18.05.2021

25.05.2021

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Tbilisi

06.06.2021

13.06.2021

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Guangzhou

01.10.2021

03.10.2021

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Athens

12.11.2021

21.11.2021

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