Kuala Lumpur Tourist Traps

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  • 1. Taxi Driver Scams

    Look, we can't stop KL taxi drivers from acting unethically and illegally. The city doesn't seem to care about taxi extortion. But there's an easy suggestion. Just avoid them. KL's rail coverage is...

  • 2. Chinatown

    Use bargaining to your advantage, start with 50% of quoted price and retreat softly . Never be violent as these fellows can be nasty. Go around the market once or twice without touching or asking but...

  • 3. Petronas Twin Towers

    One word: Fantastic, extraordinary. All the buildings are very beautiful, very early book his place at the counter, plus they speak a little French. The tower staff is very friendly, and more for...

  • 4. Batu Caves

    Don't be tempted by the "half day" trips to the Batu Caves, unless you want to spend 3 hours looking around factory shops and half an hour actually at the caves. The caves themselves are certainly...

  • 5. Menara Telecommunications Tower

    I paid the expensive price to the tower at dusk hoping to get some nice shots oly to find at the top too many people hogging the few areas to take shots from. Also the windows were rather small with...

  • 6. Delinquent Primates

    Those little monkey doesnt really afraid of people. They even like to chased. If you go to Batu Caves for visit their caves, you will absolutely face the problems. well,... it's not biting just...

  • 7. Theft and Pickpocketing

    The following story happen in 14/March/2011 till 25/March/2011. The worst memory I have from Malaysia is it's security. We were three families travel to Kualamampur, some stayed in Sommerset hotel in...

  • 8. Genting Highlands

    At night the bright glow of Genting Highlands atop a hill about a 45-minute drive from KL beckons invitingly. So you make the trek, and what do you find? A denuded hilltop with a noisy, crowded,...

  • 9. Fake goods & Shopping.

    Polo shirts, hand bags, shoes, nail clippers. You will be disappointed as the goods that looked so good at the markets quickly raid, fall apart, or break. I...

  • 10. Fake DVDs

    We use to buy a lot of DVDs in KL and while some were scratched most were ok. Well we are now finding in 2012 you get them home and there is sound but no actual...

  • 11. Bukit

    If you are thinking of a short trip while in KL, then the choice is definitely Genting and Malacca!Forget about Bukit Tinggi, it is a scam, too hot to be a hill...

  • 12. Driving in Kuala Lumpur

    DRIVE CAREFULLY IN KL! Driving is like in the UK, driver get in on the right. Seat belts mandatory for driver and front passenger of a rental car...not so for...

  • 13. Buying fake goods in Kuala Lumpur

    If you are in Petaling Street, KL, being a Westerner or having 'different physical features' (I'm being polite here, okay) makes you a likely target for a sales...

  • 14. StarBucks!

    Yes for Australians and Americans Starbucks is a familiar brand like MacDonalds however in Malaysia the prices are very high and will burn your budget. Buy a...

  • 15. Beware of traps --www. airasiago

    We lost money. We learnt from it. You be smarter! Any doubt, email Ms. Tina of askairasiago@airasia.com for clarification.1) Online agent www.Airasiago.com is...

  • 16. Street Vendors Near Low Yat Plaza

    Products like football jerseys of famous clubs around the world, handbags of popular brands, wallets and watches are among the fake items sold here. The items...

  • 17. KL & Beyond Tours

    Do not buy or book tours from hotels' doorman, bellboys or even the reception counter.When you buy tours from these people, you'll end up being toured around by...

  • 18. Travel agents or mobs?

    I do not tolerate companies and employees who are inefficient. I have used this travel agent several times for flight booking. My first purchase with them from...


    Jalang DulangKuala Lumpur 43300 Malaysia+60 3 8942 5010www.mines.com.my/ This whole new world of excitement is just 20 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur city....


    3 Jalan PJS 11/11 Selangor 46150 Malaysia+60 3 5639 0000www.sunway.com.my/lagoon Situated 20 minutes from Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia's first...


    Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown, which is based in Petaling Street. Today, it is Kuala Lumpur's own Chinatown where you can find all things Chinese from herbs to dry...

  • 22. Ticket Touts

    If you are buying a coach ticket for inter-city travel at any transport terminal, you will be approached by touts selling coach/bus tickets... They will way lay...

  • 23. Pot Holes and Dodgy Policeman

    Pot Holes-just be warned of big pot holes on the pavenments on Bintang Walk as they were terrible, i have only been in the city 3 hours after flying in from...

  • 24. Pulau ketam (Crab island)

    You will see this carb island mentioned in all malaysian tourism guide books. Well it should be renamed as crap island. You have to go to portklang from kl...

  • 25. Not worth to go to the national museum in 2007

    Not really a tourist trap, but do note that if you're visiting KL for the year of 2007, you can forget about visiting the national museum (Muzium Negara). It's...

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