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Kuala Lumpur is a city of striking contrasts with a never-ending list of things to do, see, and taste.

Packed with impressive skyscrapers, huge malls, and bustling markets, Malaysia’s capital is both a hotspot for shopping and nightlife, as well as a fusion point of ancient cultures. Malay, Chinese, Indian, Tamil, and Thai people have lived here side by side for generations – a melting pot best reflected in the local food.

Follow your nose to Petaling Street (Chinatown) for a serving of "Chili pan mee" – a noodle stir-fry of fried onions, fresh scallions, crushed peanuts, shredded pork, and a poached egg. Then head over to Brickfields (Little India) for spicy chicken curry, dosa pancakes, and all the banana fritters you can handle. Just bring a map so you don’t get lost between these lively districts.

Kuala Lumpur isn't only all about the food. The futuristic Petronas Towers are hallmarks of the Kuala Lumpur skyline, and the Islamic Arts Museum and National Museum offer a look into the city’s rich history. You can escape the city hustle in the lush Botanical Gardens, or the Batu Caves – a series of spectacular, Hindu shrine-filled chambers set beneath a limestone hill, only 30 minutes north of the city.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport offers direct flights to Singapore and other destinations around the world.


From $8 per night

This weekend

From $18 per night

Next weekend

From $20 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency MYR 10 = $2.17
Language Malay
Average weekend price $4 per night
Average weekday price $4 per night
Average stay 1 night

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Many shopping malls and easy to get good food in KL.

May 31, 2023

Many shopping malls and easy to get good food in KL. Many mode of transportation to get around KL, use the commuter train to beat the jam. Kenanga Mall, Berjaya Times Square and Petaling Street have been my favourite places to look for good and cheap clothes and accessories. Abundance of Middle-east restaurant and kampong delicacies restaurant not to be missed.

Suzana Singapore

It is diverse and unique in its own way.

May 25, 2023

It is diverse and unique in its own way. A little bit of Asian diversity here and there. There is China Town in Sri Petaling and Chow Kit, Little India in Brickfields and Batu Caves. Malay village in Kampung Baru and Keramat. Building with old architecture include the old railway station, the courts in Dataran Merdeka and Masjid India, all within walking distance of each other. Unfortunately over the years, too many high rise skyscrapers and apartments are being built.

Zulkifli Malaysia

Happy our staying in KL.

May 24, 2023

Happy our staying in KL. Environment is cleanliness and the view is beautiful. We stay at 30th floor have a good view. At night we can see the colourful of KL tower and infront of our condo there is a free bus ~ Go KL.

Karen Singapore

Only stayed 1 day in KL and caught flight in the evening.

May 19, 2023

Only stayed 1 day in KL and caught flight in the evening. Explored KL Sentral area only. There are numerous eateries and the NU Sentral Mall have everything the tourist needs. The transport hub of KL Sentral would have taken me to all the tourist area.

Mun Tat (James)
Mun Tat (James) Australia

I didn't go on much tours

May 18, 2023

I didn't go on much tours I loved the place I stayed in and swim in roof top pool and walked around the city looking in stores I ate at the food fair in the mall close to my hostel The transit was good and close and I walked everywhere

Bryon James
Bryon James Canada

A busy city with big malls and good eating places.

May 13, 2023

A busy city with big malls and good eating places. We usually shop around the malls and eat out at the malls as well depending on the type of food we crave for right after our shopping. On the whole, KL has always been our choice for our getaways whenever we are in the mood to go for relaxation.


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