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:

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Penang

29.10.2021

31.10.2021

Tickets from 7

Johor Bahru

15.11.2021

16.11.2021

Tickets from 8

Kuala Terengganu

14.11.2021

16.11.2021

Tickets from 10

Alor Setar

27.11.2021

28.11.2021

Tickets from 12

Langkawi

10.11.2021

11.11.2021

Tickets from 14

Kota Bharu

31.10.2021

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Tickets from 15

Ipoh

18.04.2022

18.04.2022

Tickets from 16

Kota Kinabalu

03.11.2021

18.11.2021

Tickets from 34

Labuan

04.11.2021

06.11.2021

Tickets from 37

Sandakan

02.11.2021

10.11.2021

Tickets from 38

Kuching

01.04.2022

05.04.2022

Tickets from 47

Tawau

26.10.2021

01.11.2021

Tickets from 48

Miri

19.11.2021

22.11.2021

Tickets from 56

Singapore

10.02.2022

16.02.2022

Tickets from 61

Sibu

05.02.2022

09.02.2022

Tickets from 70

Phuket

19.11.2021

21.11.2021

Tickets from 87

Jakarta

08.09.2022

14.09.2022

Tickets from 88

Bangkok

13.03.2022

20.03.2022

Tickets from 91

Phnom Penh

10.04.2022

15.04.2022

Tickets from 102

Ho Chi Minh City

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Bintulu

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04.11.2021

Tickets from 113

Surabaya

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04.09.2022

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Manila

27.03.2022

10.04.2022

Tickets from 163

Denpasar Bali

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08.01.2022

Tickets from 201

Taipei

20.01.2022

12.02.2022

Tickets from 216

Colombo

12.04.2022

17.04.2022

Tickets from 218

Chennai

15.05.2022

20.05.2022

Tickets from 219

Hyderabad

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08.04.2022

Tickets from 222

Cagayan De Oro

01.09.2022

08.09.2022

Tickets from 235

Hanoi

11.02.2022

14.02.2022

Tickets from 254

Hong Kong

23.12.2021

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Tickets from 255

Koh Samui

20.02.2022

21.02.2022

Tickets from 271

Yangon

02.11.2021

12.11.2021

Tickets from 277

Semarang

25.10.2021

01.11.2021

Tickets from 300

Laoag

06.07.2022

28.07.2022

Tickets from 303

Dhaka

04.11.2021

13.11.2021

Tickets from 308

Palembang

27.10.2021

03.11.2021

Tickets from 310

Seoul

28.10.2021

04.11.2021

Tickets from 316

Cairo

01.11.2021

08.11.2021

Tickets from 319

Padang

24.10.2021

31.10.2021

Tickets from 324

New Delhi

20.10.2021

27.10.2021

Tickets from 336

Medan

23.10.2021

30.10.2021

Tickets from 340

Istanbul

22.11.2021

06.12.2021

Tickets from 347

Osaka

11.05.2022

14.05.2022

Tickets from 353

Lahore

14.11.2021

21.11.2021

Tickets from 356

Amman

02.11.2021

07.11.2021

Tickets from 362

Amsterdam

26.10.2021

01.11.2021

Tickets from 362

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03.03.2022

19.03.2022

Tickets from 368

Dubai

03.03.2022

19.03.2022

Tickets from 370

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03.11.2021

08.11.2021

Tickets from 371

Male

01.11.2021

10.11.2021

Tickets from 371

Sharjah

15.03.2022

19.03.2022

Tickets from 385

Berlin

06.12.2021

11.12.2021

Tickets from 391

Alexandria

12.11.2021

19.11.2021

Tickets from 410

Vladivostok

01.02.2022

28.02.2022

Tickets from 452

Moscow

11.04.2022

24.04.2022

Tickets from 452

Melbourne

23.02.2022

02.03.2022

Tickets from 457

Zurich

14.03.2022

02.04.2022

Tickets from 459

Cape Town

14.11.2021

05.12.2021

Tickets from 459

Paris

08.12.2021

15.12.2021

Tickets from 459

Karachi

07.01.2022

14.01.2022

Tickets from 472

Milan

12.08.2022

21.08.2022

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Riyadh

12.01.2022

27.01.2022

Tickets from 484

Khartoum

31.10.2021

07.11.2021

Tickets from 487

Munich

10.11.2021

08.12.2021

Tickets from 491

Tokyo

20.10.2021

27.10.2021

Tickets from 491

Madrid

23.10.2021

07.11.2021

Tickets from 493

Vienna

01.02.2022

21.02.2022

Tickets from 502

Frankfurt

18.04.2022

02.05.2022

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Kuwait City

04.12.2021

12.12.2021

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Madinah

07.11.2021

21.11.2021

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Novosibirsk

20.11.2021

04.12.2021

Tickets from 521

Bhubaneswar

08.12.2021

15.12.2021

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Kazan

21.03.2022

27.03.2022

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Stuttgart

15.01.2022

22.01.2022

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Jeddah

01.12.2021

16.12.2021

Tickets from 538

Dusseldorf

01.12.2021

09.12.2021

Tickets from 549

Brussels

01.06.2022

10.06.2022

Tickets from 549

Dammam

16.11.2021

23.11.2021

Tickets from 557

Manchester

01.11.2021

11.11.2021

Tickets from 561

Islamabad

05.11.2021

19.11.2021

Tickets from 578

NQZ

17.11.2021

30.11.2021

Tickets from 586

Oslo

10.12.2021

21.12.2021

Tickets from 587

Budapest

15.12.2021

22.12.2021

Tickets from 587

Copenhagen

28.10.2021

18.11.2021

Tickets from 590

Muscat

23.01.2022

31.01.2022

Tickets from 594

Abha

12.07.2022

18.07.2022

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