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About Kuala Lumpur Tourism

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of the Southeast Asian country, Malaysia. With an impeccable skyline, this cosmopolitan is home to numerous tourist attractions that create a boost in Kuala Lumpur tourism. Well-known for its colonial architecture and awe-gasping city charm, Kuala Lumpur is an ideal tourist destination. Some of the many places that lure people here are Petronas Towers, Menara KL Tower, Chinatown, Batu Caves, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Jalan Alor, etc. Some of the top activities that one should indulge in Kuala Lumpur are street food tours, shopping, climbing in Batu Caves, etc.

Kuala Lumpur tourism industry is growing day by day with the advancement in its nightlife and scenic beauty. Kuala Lumpur is the cultural center of Malaysia. A melting pot of cultures and traditions, the city is a modern and cosmopolitan capital with the three dominant ethnicities – Malays, Chinese, and Indians that form the majority of Malaysia's population. A Kuala Lumpur city guide is necessary for people visiting the city for the first time; else they may miss some of the best places and the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur. A Kuala Lumpur tourist map may also aid tourists in exploring the place in the right manner.

Places to visit in Kuala Lumpur

Being the largest city in Malaysia, what to do in Kuala Lumpur or what places to visit in Kuala Lumpur, maybe some of the common questions for every tourist visiting the city for the first time. A Kuala Lumpur destination guide may help travelers in getting the right answers to these questions. Kuala Lumpur city is dotted with spectacular skyscrapers and has a beautiful skyline.

One of the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur is the Petronas Twin Tower which is the symbol of Kuala Lumpur, and without visiting this, a trip to Kuala Lumpur will be incomplete. Other places that attract tourists towards them include KLCC Park, Islamic Art Museum, and more.

Activities in Kuala Lumpur

Apart from sightseeing, there are many things to do in Kuala Lumpur city which include skydiving, bungee jumping, canopy walking, exploring the mines of the North and South Lake, etc. The bungee jumping pedestrian bridge from where people have to jump is the longest suspension bridge in the world. Therefore, it takes a lot of courage for people to jump from there, and it’s not everyone's cup of tea.

Nightlife in Kuala Lumpur

Brimmed with rooftop bars, night markets, and nightclubs, Kuala Lumpur offers a chance to experience the best of nightlife to its visitors. With a bounty of cool places to chill at night, this wonderful city lets one witness dark entertainment like no other tourist destination. Stop by places, like Changkat Bukit Bintang, Zoul KL, Petaling Street Market, Jalan Alor, Bangsar, Sky Bar, Troika Sky Dining, Jalan Bukit Bintang, and more, which are the best places to enjoy the nightlife in Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur at night presents a whole different view. 

Petaling Street

Changkat Bukit Bintang

Jalan Alor

Bangsar

Night Markets

Jalan Bukit Bintang

Shopping in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is also a shopper’s delight. While big malls like The Curve, Mid Valley Megamall and Suria KLCC adorn the city skyline, travelers can absorb the local vibe by visiting Petaling Street and Central Market, and shop items, like Batik textiles and fabrics, chocolates, spices, and oils to take back home. Some of the famous markets of Kuala Lumpur that create a boost in Kuala Lumpur tourism are listed below.

Petaling Street: All days from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 01:00 AM (Chinatown Kuala Lumpur)

Kasturi Walk: All days from 10:00 AM to 09:30 PM (Jalan Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur)

Chow Kit Market: All days from 06:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur) 

Kampung Baru Market: Opens on every Saturday 6:00 AM to 01:00 PM (Jalan Raja Muda Musa, Kuala Lumpur) 

Taman Connaught Night Market: This market remains open on every Wednesday from 5:30 PM to 12:00 AM. (Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur)

Food in Kuala Lumpur

Crammed with a bounty of food stalls and restaurants, eating sumptuous cuisines is an obsession in Kuala Lumpur. While taking a tour of the capital of Malaysia, do gorge on famous dishes, like Nasi lemak, Ikan Bakar, Ramly burger, Roti canai, Banana leaf rice, Brown sugar appam, Chicken rice, Cendol, Hokkien Mee, and much more. With the most pleasant weather during the months of May to July, take a tour to Kuala Lumpur this time when the humidity is at the lowest, and have an amazing experience. Kuala Lumpur tourist guide will guide your way to the best food joints. 

Places to Stay in Kuala Lumpur

Before embarking on a tour of Kuala Lumpur, it is advised to go through our recommended list of best places to stay in here, so as to make the most of holiday packages.

Choose to visit Bukit Bintang that offers all required modern amenities, including many minibars and classic style ambiance. Moreover, one can also find many options for a budget stay as well.  On the other hand, one can also opt from some of the luxurious hotels in Bukit Bintang. One may also choose to stay in hostels located in Chinatown. Budget options are also available.

A Kuala Lumpur tour package, if booked in advance, can be one of the best ways to explore the city and enjoy the various activities the place has to offer.

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Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur

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  • Islamic Arts Museum In Kuala Lumpur

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  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building In Kuala Lumpur

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  • Shopping At Central Market In Kuala Lumpur

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Travel to Kuala Lumpur

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By Air

The distance from Kuala Lumpur airport to city center is around 55 km and is a one-hour drive. Therefore, reaching Kuala Lumpur from India by air is the best way to get to the city of skyscrapers. There are many flights from some of the renowned airports of the country like Indira Gandhi International Airport, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, and others which can take the tourists to their destination. From the airport, there are many local transportation options like taxis, buses that take everyone to the main city of Kuala Lumpur. Apart from this, the distance between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and the distance between Kuala Lumpur to Penang is same, around 350 km; therefore, one can take a flight up to these two cities, and then a bus to Kuala Lumpur.

By Train

There is no railway connectivity from India to Malaysia. However, there are many trains from either Penang or Singapore. The Penang to Kuala Lumpur distance is around 350 km, which is the same distance between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The trains take around 9 hours to take the travelers from one place to another, and one must travel in them at least once to have an experience of the Malaysian modes of transportation.

By Road

Reaching Kuala Lumpur from Penang by road can be one of the best options for a road trip. The distance between Penang and Kuala Lumpur is about 350 km; therefore, it takes around 7 hours for a person to reach Kuala Lumpur. Another option for a nice road trip is from Singapore. Therefore, one gets to enjoy the scenic beauty and explore some of the other lost cities and villages of Malaysia, which portray the authentic Malaysian culture. Other major attraction in a road trip is the local street food of Malaysia that one gets to taste from different parts of the country.

Thus, this was the answer to the question- how to reach Kuala Lumpur. Based on the budget and the time that a person has to travel and explore the country, one can choose from a wide range of modes of transportation.

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    The best time to visit Kuala Lumpur is from May to July when there is minimum to no rains causing less ruckus and jams in the streets. The dry season helps tourists in enjoying the adventure activities to the fullest.

     

    Weather of Kuala Lumpur is quite warm throughout the year. So, tourists can wear light fabric tops and shorts or jeans can be worn throughout the year. They need not carry heavy clothes like sweaters or jackets.

     

    The official currency of Malaysia is Ringgit (MYR). However, many restaurants and stores accept credit cards. The money may be required for local transportations and small markets. ATMs are available everywhere in the place.

     

    The legal age for buying alcohol and its consumption is 18 years. Hard drinks are available in almost every club and restaurant.

     

    Tipping is not mandatory in Kuala Lumpur. However, at some places, one might need to tip waiters with almost 10% of their bill amount. One can tip the porters with 1 or 2 Ringgit per bag.

    The capital city of Malaysia can be considered budget-friendly when compared to other Western countries. However, it isn’t the cheapest when it comes to tourist destinations in the Southeast Asia region.

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