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Kuala Lumpur : capital of Malaysia, what to do, best time to visit, how

Kuala Lumpur : what to do, places to visit, budget and transportation

Benefiting from all the richness and beauty of nature, Malaysia lives up to its reputation.
Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital plays a very important role in this process.
Malaysia, whose slogan is “truly Asian”, is distinguished by a phenomenal infrastructure and a rich cultural heritage.

Malaysia combines history and modernity.
The Southeast Asian country will not disappoint you.
If you want to know more about Malaysia, its history and its beautiful cities, do not hesitate to consult our article Malaysia city.

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy consisting of 13 states and three federal territories.
Kuala Lumpur is one of these three federal territories and the economic and commercial center of the country.
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia as well as its largest city.

One of the city’s strengths is its ability to adapt to change, and its service-based economy.
Its status as the only alpha city in Malaysia is evident.
Kuala Lumpur
is an emerging and culturally diverse city that is gaining more and more notoriety among tourists.

It is a mixture of Chinese, Indian and Malaysian culture, which explains its culinary wealth.

English is a commonly spoken language in KL, you will not find any problems communicating with Malays.
The city is known for its skyscrapers and shopping centers, but it has much more to offer.

Where and when to go to Kuala Lumpur?

Like many destinations in Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur has two seasons: wet and dry.

The weather does not fluctuate much throughout the year, so it is best to go during the dry season.
Ideally between May and July, this is the best time to visit Kuala Lumpur.
If you are flying to KL, you will land at KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) or KLIA2, depending on your airline.
KLIA is the main terminal and serves low-cost airlines like AirAsia, Cebu Pacific, Scoot and JetStar Asia.

If you are just passing through Kuala Lumpur, it is probably best to stay near KL Sentral.
But if you stay longer and really want to discover the city, it is better to stay in Bukit Bintang or KLCC.
Bukit Bintang is the main shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur.
There are many shopping centers, restaurants and discos.
This is one of the best and most convenient areas to stay in the city.

What to do in Kuala Lumpur?

PETRONAS Towers

Visit the twin giants: the Petronas twin towers.

With a height of over 452 meters and visible from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur. The Patronnas Towers have become the most recognizable and iconic symbols of the Malaysian capital.

Shopping at Suria KLCC

For shopaholics, you will find at the foot of the Petronas Suria KLCC towers.
It is an upscale shopping center with over 300 stores.

You have a lot of other shopping malls in KUALA LUMPUR like :

  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
  • Pavilion 2 Bukit Jalil,
  • 1 Utama,
  • Midvalley,
  • KL East Mall,
  • Sunway Pyramid,
  • IOI City Mall Putrajaya,
  • Bangsar village, etc.

Our favorites are Midvalley, IOI City Mall and Sunway.

A mosque tour

If you are interested in religious sites, take a tour to the Jamek Mosque.
Jamek Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur and is easily accessible.
Don’t hesitate to take a gastronomic tour. This is one of the best ways to discover the culinary richness of Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur Park and Zoo

Go to KL Bird Park, the world’s largest walk-in bird park.
It is home to over 3,000 birds of 200 species. It is a great place for bird lovers or to spend a few hours with your children.


The museums

If you are with your family, and if you are not spoiled by the weather, you can opt for indoor activities like visiting museums.
It’s also perfect if you’re afraid of 35 degrees outside…

The caves of Batu

Visit the Batu Caves, a limestone hill with a series of caves and rock temples in Gombak.
Dedicated to Lord Murugan, the Batu Caves are the most popular Hindu shrines outside India.
To enter the largest cave of the complex, you will have to climb 272 colorful steps.

They have become an extremely popular backdrop for Instagrammers.

Genting Highlands

Lose yourself in Genting Highlands, a cool mountain getaway located about an hour north of Kuala Lumpur. One of its most popular features is the Awana SkyWay. It is known as the fastest and longest cable car ride in Southeast Asia.

Additional information to better prepare your stay in Kuala Lumpur.

Transportation in Kuala Lumpur

If you’re worried about transportation, don’t worry.
Kuala Lumpur ‘s local metro system is extensive and efficient. You can easily switch between transfer stations to get to the stop you want.
The best way is to use GRAB, the equivalent of UBER in France.
Cheap, efficient and fast!

How long in Kuala Lumpur?

It is possible to see all the main sites in one day.
However it will be hectic, especially if you plan to go to the Batu caves.
It is best to divide your stay into two days.
The best thing, if possible, is to take at least 4-5 days, so as not to be too stressed by time.

Everything will depend on your availability and your way of traveling: for some, the trip will be to visit as many places as possible… for others, it will be to focus on a few points of interest and take your time.

Budget on Kuala Lumpur

Regarding the budget, Kuala Lumpur is not expensive. A total budget of about RM 120-150 per day should be more than sufficient.
Keep in mind that Malaysia has G-type electrical outlets. Be sure to bring the right adapters for your devices. The electrical voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Remember to take a sim card malaysia to stay connected with your family and friends, but also to use the different online services that will make your stay easier: Grab, to order cabs, or in the same application, you will find Grab Food, to order food, online, at any time.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section. Thank you for reading, we hope this article will help you plan your stay. Have a good trip and enjoy Kuala Lumpur!

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