Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide

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    The iconic Petronas towers
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    KL Railway Station, Kuala Lumpur
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    Jalan Bukit Bintang (West), kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur Highlights

  • Pro
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     Super-good food, nice tropic weather, shop-till-u-drop, truly-asia 

  • Con
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     The traffic and the unpredictable flash flood. 

  • In a nutshell
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     Tall Buildings and Old Buildings Blend In Well + best value food 

Kuala Lumpur Things to Do

  • Petronas Twin Towers

    Soaring to a height of 451.9 meters, the 88-storey twin structure of the Petronas Towers is Kuala Lumpur's crown jewel. A sky bridge at levels 41 and 42 links the two towers, at 170 meters above street level. The attraction is open to visitors between 9am - 9pm every Tuesday to Sunday. Best to purchase a ticket online to avoid the queue. There's...

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  • Batu Caves

    The Batu Caves are about thirteen kilometres from Kuala Lumpur. To get to the caves you must first climb up 272 steps and most of the way up you are watched by sneaky monkeys. Watch them as they are so quick and we saw a few people lose their plastic bags of souvenirs they had bought and there was no way to get them back. So hang on to everything,...

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  • Bukit Bintang

    Lot 10 is one of the popular shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur. You will not miss this mall as it is located in the center of Bukit Bintang. Not only tourists come here, but locals like myself comes here very often. I go to the gym located on the rooftop. After gym, I usually have lunch or dinner at the food-court, Hutong, on the basement. Sometimes...

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Kuala Lumpur Restaurants

  • KL (Menara) Tower

    It was amazing - in just 4 weeks, the quality of the food as well as the staff has changed drastically and we had a perfect dinner last night. The food was really great and worth the money. The buffet was international, and our Muslim and Vegetarian guests could find delicate things to eat. The piano player was fantastic as well as the singer. So...

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  • Suria KLCC

    http://atheapartment.com/gallery.html The restaurant is nicely tucked away on the 1st floor facing the lake. It looks really good in the mornings when the sunlight just brighten up the place. Even at night, the place looks great under dim light with candles. Perfect for a romantic dinner I would say. Its interior is based on a 'apartment concept'...

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  • Madam Kwan's

    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

    I love Bukit Bintang at night very live with lots of things to do, lots of restaurants, coffee shops, street painters and street performers. If you are bored at night and have nothing to do just go for a stroll in Bukit Bintang it's very safe at night even for solo female traveler.

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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

    If we would like to travel south part of Malaysia like Johor and Melaka, then it is more convenience if we take bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan. It is easy to reach just take the train Komuter from KL central to Bandar Tasik Selatan where the bus station located.

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  • Taxis

    Kuala Lumpur has a bad reputation in term of getting a taxi on the street or any major tourist attractions that using a meter that is governed by the local authority. In many cases, you will be seeing taxis with drivers lining up on the streets waiting for passengers. In fact, they are targeting foreign tourists like yourself who don't know how...

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Kuala Lumpur Shopping

  • Chinatown

    If you would like to take the walking tour could be started from Petaling China Town, buying some Tshirt as a gift then one important thing is skill of bargaining. Local food and drink is quite okay just take monorail and stop exit Maharajalela you will find Chinatown.

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  • Bukit Bintang

    Plaza Low Yat is a shopping centre specializing in electronics and IT products in Malaysia. It is located at Lot 7, Jalan 1/77, off Jalan Bukit Bintang behind the Melia Kuala Lumpur Hotel opposite Berjaya Times Square. Each floor within the complex has its own speciality like computers, laptops, mobile phones, cameras and accessories.

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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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  • 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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  • Religion

    Kuala Lumpur is generally easy going, but don't forget this is a muslim country and in KL there are very proud about their religion. KL is actually a hub for Islamic Finance, there are plenty of mosques here too but understand that tourists can't access most of them.

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Kuala Lumpur Warnings and Dangers

  • Theft & Pickpocketing

    I recently moved into the Angkasa Impian 2 Condominium which is located at the street just behind Changkat in Bukit Bintang, a popular bar area I thought up until now to be safe due to the frequency of people. But last Sunday (Oct 13), as I was walking back to my condo after a night out I was assaulted and robbed by two unknown assailants. I was a...

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  • Scams & Confidence Tricksters

    Please do not purchase tickets online from unofficial online Petronas Towers ticket Vendors as you probably will be refused entry. Please read the information in the link and buy through the official site. http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my/#

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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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Kuala Lumpur Tourist Traps

  • 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 sufficient enough so that you can avoid taxis all-together. In addition, there's a convenient free city bus. During my 3 days in KL visiting...

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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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  • 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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Kuala Lumpur What to Pack

  • Clothes

    Pack light weight clothes, the weather is HOT & HUMID! Bring clothes that are modest if you intend to show respect for the values of this society. If you forget to bring an extra pair of glasses, and you need an extra pair, simply take your broken glasses to a 'Speck-Shop' and in a short time you will be seeing clearly again! At this shop,...

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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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  • Packing List

    Pack light weight clothes, the weather is HOT & HUMID! Bring clothes that are modest if you intend to show respect for the values of this society. If you forget to bring an extra pair of glasses, and you need an extra pair, simply take your broken glasses to a 'Speck-Shop' and in a short time you will be seeing clearly again! At this shop,...

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Kuala Lumpur Off The Beaten Path

  • 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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  • 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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  • Genting Highlands

    A day trip 2 hrs east to Genting Highlands is one of the popular things to do in KL. We promised to take our young son Jesse to the massive Theme Park that we had heard so much about. On the way up the mountain we stopped at Chin Swee Temple and enjoyed the lovely ornate Chinese architecture and awesome views over the valley. This was the...

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Kuala Lumpur Sports & Outdoors

  • 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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  • 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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  • Bungy Jumping

    Hi Gleen, If I not mistaken, the indoor sky diving would be at Genting Highland Theme Park Resort. There are indoor & outdoor theme park out there. The ticket is arround RM50 (approx USD17.00. Regards, Hariswan

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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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  • Bukit Bintang

    KL has it all when it comes to shopping. Walk down the Bukit Bintang strip in the Golden Triangle, a mind-boggling shrine to designer consumerism with every imaginable label, from Armani to Zegna. There's Starhill and Pavilion KL for top end designer wear. For all your cosmetic needs, the newly opened Sephora KL is the answer. They carry a wide...

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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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