Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide

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Kuala Lumpur Things to Do

  • Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

    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, Kuala Lumpur

    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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  • Chinatown - Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur

    Chinatown - Petaling Street

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Chinatown is Flea Market known of its cheap Items sold by street vendors including street 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 an affordable price :)

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Kuala Lumpur Restaurants

  • Streetfood, Kuala Lumpur

    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, Kuala Lumpur

    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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  • Local Food, Kuala Lumpur

    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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Kuala Lumpur Nightlife

  • Beach Club Café, Kuala Lumpur

    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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  • Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

    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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  • Zouk Club, Kuala Lumpur

    Zouk Club

    An amazing spot, probably the busiest and most famous nightclub in Malaysia. The last time I was here, Lil Kim was singing and a huge breakdancing display was being put on. 4 rooms, hundreds of square kilometers of dance floor, cheap entry for girls on Thursday nights. Fancy - no sneakers.

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Kuala Lumpur Transportation

  • LRT - Light Rail Transit, Kuala Lumpur

    LRT - Light Rail Transit

    Taking a ride on LRT or light rail transit train is easy. When you are in the station, read the route map to locate where you are and decide where to go to. Purchase the ticket or the train token, the " touch and go " may be used as a ticket if you have it. I took a ride on Rapid LRT from KL Sentral to KLCC, the fee is RM 1.60 a person. The token...

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  • Airport Buses, Kuala Lumpur

    Airport Buses

    I have taken the Skybus to and from KL Sentral on several occasions and can recommend it. The buses leave every 30 minutes from 3 am to midnight and cost about 10 ringit. The bus leaves from just outside the ground floor of the station and that is where you buy your ticket, just at the counter where the bus departs from. Normally it takes about an...

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  • KLIA - KL International Airport, Kuala Lumpur

    KLIA - KL International Airport

    KLIA2 has replaced the lowcost terminal LCCT The fastest way to go from KL Sentral station to KLIA2 and KLIA is KLIA Ekspres RM 35 and 33 minutes The cheapest is KTM Komuter from KL Sentral to Nilai Komuter station then with a feeder bus to KLIA2 RM4.70 + RM1.50 and 40 + ~ 20 minutes Skybus has frequent buses from KLIA2 to KL Sentral for RM...

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Kuala Lumpur Shopping

  • Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

    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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  • Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

    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, Kuala Lumpur

    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

  • Dress, Kuala Lumpur

    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, Kuala Lumpur

    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, Kuala Lumpur

    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

  • Taxi Driver Scams, Kuala Lumpur

    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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  • Traffic & Roads, Kuala Lumpur

    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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  • Theft & Pickpocketing, Kuala Lumpur

    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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Kuala Lumpur Tourist Traps

  • Taxi Driver Scams, Kuala Lumpur

    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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  • Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

    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, Kuala Lumpur

    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, Kuala Lumpur

    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, Kuala Lumpur

    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, Kuala Lumpur

    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, Kuala Lumpur

    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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  • Genting Highlands, Kuala Lumpur

    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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  • Malacca, Kuala Lumpur

    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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Kuala Lumpur Sports & Outdoors

  • Grand Prix Formula 1, Kuala Lumpur

    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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  • Bungy Jumping, Kuala Lumpur

    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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  • Hiking & Walking, Kuala Lumpur

    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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Kuala Lumpur General

  • Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

    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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  • Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

    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, Kuala Lumpur

    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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