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

Johor Bahru

24.04.2020

27.04.2020

Tickets from 18

Langkawi

19.05.2020

20.05.2020

Tickets from 27

Kota Bharu

01.10.2020

08.10.2020

Tickets from 28

Penang

22.02.2020

22.02.2020

Tickets from 28

Kuala Terengganu

21.02.2020

28.02.2020

Tickets from 31

Kuching

14.07.2020

21.07.2020

Tickets from 35

Alor Setar

26.01.2020

31.01.2020

Tickets from 37

Labuan

06.03.2020

09.03.2020

Tickets from 38

Ho Chi Minh City

04.04.2020

06.04.2020

Tickets from 47

Krabi

26.03.2020

29.03.2020

Tickets from 48

Pekanbaru

11.02.2020

09.03.2020

Tickets from 48

Singapore

01.03.2020

04.03.2020

Tickets from 49

Surat Thani

25.03.2020

27.03.2020

Tickets from 51

Medan

04.05.2020

06.05.2020

Tickets from 53

Bintulu

03.04.2020

16.06.2020

Tickets from 55

Phuket

24.04.2020

26.04.2020

Tickets from 58

Miri

12.06.2020

14.06.2020

Tickets from 60

Kota Kinabalu

13.04.2020

16.04.2020

Tickets from 61

Jakarta

19.02.2020

19.02.2020

Tickets from 62

Phnom Penh

13.06.2020

17.06.2020

Tickets from 63

Palembang

01.03.2020

02.03.2020

Tickets from 63

Pattaya

27.03.2020

29.03.2020

Tickets from 66

Padang

26.03.2020

29.03.2020

Tickets from 68

Sandakan

01.03.2020

05.03.2020

Tickets from 71

Tawau

21.06.2020

30.06.2020

Tickets from 71

Bangkok

06.04.2020

07.04.2020

Tickets from 72

Pontianak

17.04.2020

23.04.2020

Tickets from 72

Nha Trang

06.08.2020

08.08.2020

Tickets from 79

Hanoi

20.04.2020

01.05.2020

Tickets from 80

Hua Hin

01.04.2020

15.05.2020

Tickets from 80

Hat Yai

07.02.2020

09.02.2020

Tickets from 81

Yogyakarta

08.03.2020

11.03.2020

Tickets from 81

Da Nang

14.04.2020

21.04.2020

Tickets from 82

Yangon

22.02.2020

23.02.2020

Tickets from 82

Phu Quoc

14.02.2020

18.02.2020

Tickets from 82

Bandung

25.02.2020

29.02.2020

Tickets from 83

Siem Reap

05.03.2020

08.03.2020

Tickets from 88

Semarang

14.04.2020

15.04.2020

Tickets from 91

Banda Aceh

28.01.2020

05.02.2020

Tickets from 93

Hong Kong

29.06.2020

11.07.2020

Tickets from 95

Denpasar Bali

06.05.2020

07.05.2020

Tickets from 98

Surabaya

30.04.2020

05.05.2020

Tickets from 100

Sihanoukville

16.03.2020

19.03.2020

Tickets from 103

Bandar Seri Begawan

25.02.2020

29.02.2020

Tickets from 104

Chiang Mai

22.02.2020

26.02.2020

Tickets from 104

Guangzhou

28.02.2020

04.03.2020

Tickets from 104

Mukah

14.02.2020

17.02.2020

Tickets from 106

Kochi

24.07.2020

30.07.2020

Tickets from 114

Manila

20.03.2020

26.03.2020

Tickets from 117

Bandar Lampung

11.02.2020

13.02.2020

Tickets from 118

Taipei

28.02.2020

03.03.2020

Tickets from 120

Tiruchirapalli

17.03.2020

27.03.2020

Tickets from 125

Ipoh

01.02.2020

08.02.2020

Tickets from 126

Macau

28.03.2020

03.04.2020

Tickets from 126

Shenzhen

15.02.2020

18.02.2020

Tickets from 127

Chiang Rai

23.06.2020

30.06.2020

Tickets from 127

Kolkata

20.07.2020

23.07.2020

Tickets from 128

Kaohsiung

07.05.2020

14.05.2020

Tickets from 134

Vishakhapatnam

27.02.2020

03.03.2020

Tickets from 136

Bhubaneswar

15.03.2020

27.03.2020

Tickets from 136

Praya

04.02.2020

06.02.2020

Tickets from 141

Sibu

29.01.2020

29.01.2020

Tickets from 142

Nanning

14.09.2020

18.09.2020

Tickets from 143

Jaipur

16.03.2020

28.03.2020

Tickets from 145

Chennai

05.03.2020

08.03.2020

Tickets from 145

Vientiane

30.01.2020

01.02.2020

Tickets from 145

Trang

12.03.2020

16.03.2020

Tickets from 149

Dalat

09.02.2020

14.02.2020

Tickets from 150

Thiruvananthapuram

24.03.2020

31.03.2020

Tickets from 152

Chengdu

28.02.2020

04.03.2020

Tickets from 153

Udon Thani

17.02.2020

20.02.2020

Tickets from 154

Colombo

06.03.2020

15.03.2020

Tickets from 155

Cebu

09.02.2020

13.02.2020

Tickets from 156

Amritsar

23.02.2020

04.03.2020

Tickets from 167

Shanghai

21.04.2020

23.04.2020

Tickets from 170

Hangzhou

13.04.2020

19.04.2020

Tickets from 171

Xi'an

22.05.2020

30.05.2020

Tickets from 174

Chongqing

14.02.2020

20.02.2020

Tickets from 175

Bangalore

28.02.2020

29.02.2020

Tickets from 178

Hyderabad

20.03.2020

28.03.2020

Tickets from 178

Beijing

28.02.2020

06.03.2020

Tickets from 180

Buri Ram

08.02.2020

11.02.2020

Tickets from 184

Seoul

01.07.2020

05.07.2020

Tickets from 184

CRK

16.06.2020

22.06.2020

Tickets from 185

New Delhi

16.03.2020

28.03.2020

Tickets from 187

Kunming

01.05.2020

10.05.2020

Tickets from 191

Goa

04.03.2020

15.03.2020

Tickets from 193

Bacolod

16.09.2020

08.10.2020

Tickets from 194

Taichung

14.05.2020

18.05.2020

Tickets from 194

Lahore

23.04.2020

30.04.2020

Tickets from 201

Iloilo

15.05.2020

18.05.2020

Tickets from 205

Perth

07.03.2020

19.03.2020

Tickets from 206

Mumbai

04.03.2020

05.03.2020

Tickets from 207

Khon Kaen

30.01.2020

30.01.2020

Tickets from 209

Madurai

25.02.2020

29.02.2020

Tickets from 210

Palangkaraya

10.02.2020

20.02.2020

Tickets from 210

Dhaka

21.02.2020

25.02.2020

Tickets from 216

Koh Samui

12.08.2020

17.08.2020

Tickets from 217

 

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