Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide

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    The iconic Petronas towers
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Kuala Lumpur Things to Do

  • Petronas Twin Towers

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Petronas Twin Towers have become an icon and symbol of Kuala Lumpur. They are now the tallest twin towers in the world, at 451.9 metres. The buildings are 88 stories high, and the sky bridge between the two towers is at Level 41, with a viewing deck on level 86. The official website is http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my/ where tickets to...

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  • Batu Caves

    4 out of 5 stars

    Batu Caves are north of the centre of KL, near the suburb of Gombak. It is a sacred site to Hindus, and when you arrive you'll see a huge golden statue of Lord Murugan next door to a large set of steps. Around the base of the steps are many souvenir shops and restaurants, where I'd recommend you pick up hats if needed and plenty of water for the...

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  • KL Tower - Menara Telecommunications...

    Menara KL, the KL tower, is one of the two landmarks of KL, and I've finally gotten around to reviewing it due to a recent re-visit. 420m tall, and opened to the public in 1996, Menara KL was formerly a telecommunications tower and is at time of writing the 7th tallest in the world. The public can visit it and take a lift to one or more of three...

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Kuala Lumpur Restaurants

  • 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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  • 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 Drinks

    5 out of 5 stars

    Having Lot of Chatime Outlets in Malaysia, Particularly in Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley Areas of Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Cyber Jaya, Putra Jaya, etc. Makes me wonder as Malaysia is a tea producing (primarily in the Cameron Highlands) and tea drinking counrty with different kinds of hot and cold teas (like teh tahrik, Teh C Peng) around the...

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Kuala Lumpur Nightlife

  • 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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  • Beach Club Café

    Year 2011 February I had visited 2 Nights in Beach Club Cafe. My 1st. Night was Sunday. It was Crowded. Spent time with Beer & Dancing paying Rm 35. So many ladies came to me for Company but I refused to accept. Left the Cafe in Midnight. Next day also I had visited the same. It was a Entry free day. So I had not paid anything to enter the Cafe. At...

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  • Petronas Twin Towers

    Basically Jalan P.Ramlee, jalan Sultan ismail and Jalan Penang are famous with club, and along the street you can find the club, pub and bistro, You can see the crowd on friday and saturday night and ladies night as well. In every club here in Kuala Lumpur, they have a special night for ladies, once in a week, there will be a ladies night, and on...

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Kuala Lumpur Transportation

  • Buses & Coaches

    It is called GOKL and the bus is free. They are coloured purple and operate on 4 different routes near the city center and pass by many of the important attractions, so don't forget to pick up a brochure at the tourist office or check their website below.

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  • KLIA - KL International Airport

    About 45 kilometers outside the capital Kuala Lumpur is one of the world's busiest and modern airports - KLIA. It was completed in 1998, and in those years has grown from handling 6 million passengers to nearly 50 million. It's the 20th busiest airport in the world, and handles flights both international and internal, both intercontinental and...

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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

  • Suria KLCC

    this will be my shopping tips on Suria KLCC which is beside the Famous Petronas Towers and the Luxe Shopping in Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle. Suria KLCC is Malaysia's Premium Shopping Mall and you will even find commercials on It a your hotels TV Channes. This Mall is just beside the Iconic Petronas Tower and was opened in 1998 and it has 6 levels...

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  • Chinatown

    Petaling Street is the place to go for knock-off goods, either counterfeit or of dubious origin. The street is lined with clothing, handbags, shoes, sunglasses and tattoo parlours (reminiscent of Bangkok). Lots of people will become your friend for a little while as you stroll down. It doesn't really get going properly until noon, so before that...

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  • Central Market

    Pasar Seni, the arts market has its own LRT station, near Chinatown. It's a long building, with two floors of local crafts, suspiciously mass produced looking clothing and souvenirs, and a food court. If you are after souvenir batik or woodwork, there are a lot of options here and it'll take a while to explore everything. I was quite taken with the...

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Kuala Lumpur Local Customs

  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • Taxi Driver Scams

    If you need a cab at Berjaya Times square be warned that these taxis including those along the road in front do not use the meter. And there are hustlers all over the place who will fix you a ride at a fee plucked out of hell. Unlucky if you look like a rich Arab. even if you ignore these hustlers and approach a cab driver, they will not take you...

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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • VT Meetings

    You will find information here and in the restaurant tips about the VT meeting while in KL. March 3, 2007. Here I met up again with Vigi whom I had seen in Hong Kong a week prior, Pat and Yap, Chia and Diana and Ann, Victor, and of course Valerie who traveled up from Singapore with me.

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