Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide

  • The iconic Petronas towers
    The iconic Petronas towers
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    KL Railway Station, Kuala Lumpur
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  • Jalan Bukit Bintang (West), kuala Lumpur
    Jalan Bukit Bintang (West), kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur Things to Do

  • Petronas Twin Towers

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Iconic Twin Towers which I used to See only on TV and Magazines BUT...............IN June 2014 I had the privilege to climb up the tallest Twin Towers in the World :) It was worth it and A dream come true. You gotta try it when you're in KL. The views were just awesome. It was one of the reasons for my visit to Malaysia..PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS...

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  • Batu Caves

    I visited the Batu Caves as part of a night tour. It took me 25 minutes to climb the 272 steps to the top, take some photos and a video, then come back down the 272 steps. In the time it took me to go up and down once, an old Chinese man (he must have been about 75) went up and down the steps three times. The Batu caves lie 8 miles from the city,...

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  • Chinatown - Petaling Street

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Chinatown is Flea Market known of its cheap products sold by street vendors including food as well. A visit during the night will be awesome. I only went during the day and got myself some cheap goodies. Remember you can eat and drink at a cheap price :)

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Kuala Lumpur Restaurants

  • Streetfood

    4 out of 5 stars

    Not far from Bintang Walk which is Kuala Lumpur's busiest shopping area you will find Jalan Alor which is an entire street that is full of cheap hawker food. There are tables and chairs along the sides of the road and footpaths and everyone wants you to eat from their stall. This area is extremely busy at night with locals and tourists and as...

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  • Local Food

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The kitchen is like a grandmother kitchen very homely. Stir-Fried Water Spinach ( Kangkong in Malay) With Spicy Shrimp Paste (Belacan in Malay) Ingredients: 1. 400g of water spinach (kangkong) 2. 50g shrimp paste (belacan) 3. 50g dried shrimps (rinse and soak in 150ml of water) 4. 5 bulbs of shallots 5. 5 bulbs of garlic 6. 4-8 red chillis...

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  • Madam Kwan's

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    We had lunch with borneogrrl here. You can always trust a local to choose a great restaurant. When we arrived the place was packed, plus there were people waiting outside for a table....... another tell tale sign that this was going to be good. And it was! Great choice Valerie!! :o) I highly recommend Madam Kwans in the KLCC Shopping Centre. The...

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Kuala Lumpur Nightlife

  • Beach Club Café

    Be careful is all I can say. The girls will latch onto you within seconds of entering the premises... this is country where many people eke out a living and the girls are at the forefront. Very accommodating at first but this can diminish quickly once back at your hotel. I paid RM300 but within 30 mins "the lobby is calling me" . We hadn't got down...

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  • Bukit Bintang

    It was an Awesome night out in KL pub crawl with other travellers I met here. We had to visit 5 bars that night and we really got sloshed like nobody's business lol. The other thing is you have the opportunity to meet new friends from all around the world,share travel stories,exchange ideas and have fun. I think it is a great night experience and...

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  • Bangsar

    Yes the Beach Club is a pick up joint for hookers. Mostly Filipina with a few Vietnemese, Indonesian. But every night they have a great live band and the atmosphere is always good. Filipinas know how to have a good time and if they can't find a customer they're happy to dance and have a good time. So don't let the prostitution put you off. Go...

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Kuala Lumpur Transportation

  • LRT - Light Rail Transit

    MY Rapid is a company that run the main public transportation system in KL. They provide Putra (Kelana Jaya Line) and Star (Ampang Line) LRT, Monorail, and RapidKL buses. How good are they? I would say " okay", and not good enough compare to Singapore, HK, Melbourne, or even Bangkok, but they might be better than Hanoi. The LRTs and Monorail work...

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  • Buses & Coaches

    You can miss this bus - it's Pink! Go-KL is the new free bus service in KL. It'll take you to the towers, Bukit Bintang, Chinatown and more. No need to pay for the Hop on Hop off bus any more. Check out the site below for the Go-KL Map..... or just look for the Pink Bus.

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  • Monorail

    The nearest monorail station is about ten minutes from the Shangri La Hotel. To get there you need to turn left out of the hotel and keep walking along Jalan Sultan Ismail until you come to Bukit Nenas monorail station. Basically you cant miss it as the track goes right past the hotel so simply follow that. The Kuala Lumpur (KL) Monorail,...

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Kuala Lumpur Shopping

  • Chinatown

    I think so many shops have in this area.. very busy @ night time.. clothes shops, bags shops, fancy items and also other shops there.. Price also cheap. malay and chinese foods available in that area.. I like hokkin mee... To get the best atmosphere you must go at night.. I think that area never sleep.

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  • Bukit Bintang

    like what i've said, at the periphery of the main shopping and dining areas of Bukit Bintang lies the various factory outlets of various souvenir items that sells mostly to tourists on day long Kuala Lumpur tours and beyond. Dong-A Batik Factory is one of them and is located along the factory souvenir shop rows near Jalan Imbi,at Jalan Utama and...

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  • Central Market

    Shopping in China Town is one package with shopping in the Central Market, it is located nearby but different style, in China town mostly street vendors selling Tshirt, wallet like what we can find in all street market in Southeast Asia but in Central Market more to art and antiques. So we can do shopping .. shopping .. eating..

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Kuala Lumpur Local Customs

  • Dress

    I was really nervous about what to wear when I went to KL. Because they are a majority Muslim country I wasn't sure if I would be offending them if I wore shorts or a skirt. I spent the first two days there wearing jeans when it was stinking hot and really humid! I ended up asking one of our tour guides and he said that wearing shorts and skirts is...

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  • Religion

    Indonesia maybe the Largest Muslim Nation of the World, but the Government there is secular and here in Malaysia, eventhough the Government is Secular, Islam is the State Religion and it Malaysia has a dual judiciary system of British Style Court Sytem and Sharia Courts. Many local Malays are Conservative and are Deeply Religious so that it is...

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  • Etiquette

    When you meet a Malaysian, especially a Malay, the right way to shake hand is to offer both your hands and gently grip the other person's hand. He or she would definitely do the same. Of course, the Western way is mostly and widely accepted as Malaysians are very liberal and Westernised but it's just a guide of how Malaysian cultures are.

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Kuala Lumpur Warnings and Dangers

  • Theft & Pickpocketing

    Malaysia is a great place but you just need to open your eyes at times and be aware of your own surrounding when walking around. If you planning to withdraw money at an ATM rather use the ATMs inside the bank and avoid stand alone ATMs @ the shopping Malls. I withdrew money on one of the Stand alone ATM @ the mall and immediately after leaving...

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  • Taxi Driver Scams

    This is my true account of how I got ripped off by 2 taxi-drivers in KL. Story with photos: http://antsperspective.blogspot.com/2012/12/getting-ripped-off-by-2-taxi-drivers-in.html In December 2012, I was traveling in Kuala Lumpur for 8 days. Most parts of the trips were good and pleasant. Except my experience with the taxi drivers there. For...

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  • Traffic & Roads

    Traffic Jam is a norm to people living in Kuala Lumpur. In the 80s and 90s, you could hear honking from drivers to show frustration especially during rush hours. Nowadays, people don't bother to honk because they understand that honking does't help to stop the traffic jam. This does not mean that people are nicer or well-manner on the road,...

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Kuala Lumpur Tourist Traps

  • Taxi Driver Scams

    Pavilion mall Kuala Lumpur has all you can think of buying. It is located in the main shopping hub of Kuala Lumpur. However woe betide you if you want to take a taxi from the taxi counter located at jalan bukit bintang (next to Prada). There is a big red sign on the counter saying 'this is a metered taxi stand'. Lies, I tell you lies. The person...

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  • 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 free. Taking pictures at night is even more impressive. The shopping mall at the bottom of the towers is also great! A very drunk to spend time in these...

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  • 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 looking at all the wares. This way the shopkeepers assume you have asked the price somewhere else also. Bargaining becomes easier. Go to malls, almost...

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Kuala Lumpur What to Pack

  • Clothes

    Malaysia is a tropical country and Kuala Lumpur is included with just two seasons, the summer season and rainy seasons (although the area is relatively typhoon free) and since the area is humid, I would suggest you just bring T-Shirts more so the light colored ones as to somewhat deflect the heat instead of the dark colored ones which absorb heat....

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  • Umbrella

    Umbrella for travelling anywhere in Malaysia. It can be hot (30'C), and it can rain. So it serves dual purposes. I would say right now...it's terribly hot in the early afternoon (that is from 10am to 3.30pm; approximately); then it rains cats and dogs from 4.00pm to 7.00pm. Normally after a hot, humid day, it will rain at night. The monsoon...

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  • Bring Light Colored Clothes and Umbrella

    Malaysia is a tropical country and Kuala Lumpur is included with just two seasons, the summer season and rainy seasons (although the area is relatively typhoon free) and since the area is humid, I would suggest you just bring T-Shirts more so the light colored ones as to somewhat deflect the heat instead of the dark colored ones which absorb...

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Kuala Lumpur Off The Beaten Path

  • Malacca

    A Famosa (or The Famous in portuguese) is one of the remnants of Portuguese History of Melaka. Together with St. Paul's Hill, they are the remains of the portuguese legacy of the portuguese occupation of Melaka starting from 1511 to 1641 AD. The only two Remains of the A Famosa Fortress lies on both ends of the Jalan Kota Road, the first is the...

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  • Melawati Hill (Bukit Tabur)

    Bukit (hill) Tabur (sprinkle) (or Bukit Taboh(fistfight), to some people) offers a chance for any climbers to see KL view. In fact, it is an ideal spot to enjoy fireworks play during new year or national day.(Apart from another mountain ; Gunung Bunga Buah, near Genting) It is an easy climb considering a six-year old kid could manage the route....

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  • Batu Caves

    This is an active religious site. At the entrance to the stairs leading to the cave opening, is the huge statue dedicated to Lord Murugan, a Hindu diety popular with Tamil Hindis. He is prayed to especially during Thaipusam, a Hindu festival celebrated at the Batu Caves, mostly by the Tamil. Besides the various festivals, several caves and shrines...

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Kuala Lumpur Sports & Outdoors

  • Running & Jogging

    If you have never heard of hashing, this is the time to learn about it. And if you're in the know, this is where it all started. Hashing was created shortly before World War II by some British expat men who were residing in Kuala Lumpur and grew out of a British schoolboy's racing game called "hounds and hares" (or whatever) that involved...

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  • Hiking & Walking

    Hello people, for those who are visiting KL and are rather bored with the abundance of shopping malls, backpacker hang outs, R & B music and over-pricing taxi drivers - then you might wanna take a cab one morning (before 7 am if possible) and go to Bukit Tabur, Taman Melawati. Quote from the internet : "Bukit Tabur is located in Selangor, in...

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  • Grand Prix Formula 1

    Last year we made a special trip to KL to attend the Grand Prix. Transport is well organised from Central Station with trains and buses running to the track frequently, probably took 2 hours to get there, arriving 3 hrs before the race began. Unfortunately during the race their was problems with the big screen so we were unable to see what was...

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Kuala Lumpur Favorites

  • Petronas Twin Towers

    Hi Kuala Lumpur City Centre is condsidered as the main downtown of Kuala Lumpur today. Kuala Lumpur city centre consists of Petronas Twin Towers, Maxis Towers, Suria KLCC Shopping Centre, The Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Traders Hotel, Recreational park and a mosque.So within the KLCC vicinity there are two...

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  • Chinatown

    Wisma Fui Chiu was one of the biggest and tallest shopping Malls in KL during the 80s to 90s. It is located on Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, right opposite the famous Chinatown Petaling Street market. Most Malaysians and Tourists who came to Chinatown would not miss this building. Many people are waiting buses in front of this building to Bukit Bintang...

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  • Street Vendors

    Every day while driving out in the morning we'd pass this guy on the street making Roti. At first I thought he was making tortillas. Then told that it was roti. It looks and tastes similar to tortillas but the size was much bigger. Also, my friends seem to use the word roti, for most types of bread. If you pass by this type of shop, stop and watch...

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