The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is a beautiful city with so much to offer. The town prides itself on its fascinating skyscrapers, rich culture, excellent foods, natural attractions, and hospitable locals. Kuala Lumpur, or KL for short, has a fine blend of Indian, Chinese, and Malay locals, which contributes significantly to its wealth of culture and diversity.
This guide will take you through things you can do to make the most of your trip to this beautiful destination. Covering ways to get there, where you will stay, how to move around the city and places you should visit. So let’s get it started!
How do we get there?
Depending on your country of departure, you can get to KL through a plane, a bus, or train. Visitors coming from border countries like Singapore or Thailand can easily breeze into KL via a bus or train. Those coming from other parts of the world like the Emirates, Europe, and other Asian countries, can get direct flights or flights with a stopover to KL.
As a visitor hoping to have a good time exploring the city, it’s ideal to stay in a central area. This will enable you to have access to various places easily.There are lots of options to choose from when it comes to hotels in KL. For a list of hotels with descriptions of their services, prices, distance from the city center, and customer reviews, click here.
Our first day in Kuala Lumpur
Before we list places you can visit, we think it’s necessary to talk about how you can navigate the city. You have the option of using metered taxis, buses, or trains to commute. It all depends on the kind of experience you want to have. If you desire to have more interactions with locals, you can opt for public transportation. A popular, cost-effective method is booking car rides through an app called ‘Grab.’ It is said that their services are better than using metered taxis.
For your first day, we urge you to try the Bukit Bintang district. This area is trendy among tourists. It offers a wide range of shopping malls, restaurants, vendors selling foods on the street, you name! It has it all. It’s active at all hours of the day. However, it is even more active at night, with many spots where visitors can hang out, have some drinks, and party if they choose to.
For your second day in KL, you can try out Chinatown(Petaling Street)to get China’s experience in KL. There are lots of shops here, and you can buy all sorts of things ranging from clothes, bags, shoes, watches, and some souvenirs for your folks at home. However, you should be willing to haggle if you want to buy things. Initial prices stated by vendors can be a bit high, but you can bargain to purchase the goods at a much lower price.
Three minutes away from Petaling street is Katsuri Walk, which is also popular amongst tourists. You can check out the more modern shops there and explore the place or do more shopping.
And, when the day is done, you can spend your night time Brickfields, also called “Little India.” To give you that Indian experience in Kuala Lumpur. You’ll be drawn to the beautifully decorated restaurants and the aroma of unique Indian cuisines.
Final day in Kuala Lumpur
For your final day in Kuala Lumpur, we recommend visiting the Batu Caves, which is also a top-rated place tourists visit. It is a hallowed site for the Hindus in KL, and the caves contain shrines and temples of worship. At the entrance, you’ll see a massive statue made of gold. Greeting you at the gate are lots of wild monkeys; you can go there with bananas so you can feed them. Not to worry, they won’t harm you, but they might run away with your bags, so better keep them close.
Your journey to the Batu Caves may take half of your day. You can spend your evening at the Menara helipad lounge. It offers excellent views and a bar where you chill, have a drink, and bask in the beautiful night scenes of Kuala Lumpur.