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Experience Kuala Lumpur: South East Asia’s Vibrant City

Kuala Lumpur Travel Tips

Kuala Lumpur, commonly nicknamed as “KL”, is a city that is receiving a lot of attention from tourists all over the world. From its humble beginning, Kuala Lumpur continues to shine with its success in terms of economy as well as in tourism. Today, locals of Kuala Lumpur are more determined to make KL the leading tourist attraction in Asia.

Kuala Lumpur
Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad in Kuala Lumpur

Why Travel to Kuala Lumpur?

What makes Kuala Lumpur a popular place for tourists is that despite the modernization implemented in this city, cultural diversity is still evident. Moreover, the low cost of travel, as well as the variety of shopping places, makes a lot of impact on travelers.

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Inside Kuala Lumpur City Gallery
Inside Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

Locals of Kuala Lumpur are open-minded, well-educated, and multi-lingual. Although Bahasa is their native language, most people can converse in English. The language barrier would definitely not be an issue, especially for tourists from English-speaking countries.

For those on a tight budget, Kuala Lumpur is the right place for you. Transportation normally costs a lot, but in Kuala Lumpur, you will be surprised to know that the city offers a variety of transportation at a low cost. Tourists can take the KLIA Ekspres from the airport to reach the city. The travel would only take about 30 minutes. Taxi, metro, and city buses are also available in a surprisingly inexpensive cost.

Also Read: 8 Ways to Enjoy Kuala Lumpur for Free

KL Tower at night
KL Tower at night

Excellent accommodation could also be found in Kuala Lumpur. In this city, you can choose from world-class, high-quality five-star hotels or stay in simple yet vibrant hostels. The prices are very flexible and can totally accommodate the budget preference of the tourists.

Check out: List of Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Kings Palace or Istana Negara
Kings Palace or Istana Negara

“Must Visit” Attractions

Malaysia is known to have a great taste when it comes to architectural designs of buildings. Most of the skyscrapers in Asia can be found in Malaysia and a lot of those buildings are situated in Kuala Lumpur.

First in the list would be the famous Petronas Twin Towers. This magnificent structure can surely capture the hearts of travellers due to its impressive architectural design and 452 meters in height. In fact, Petronas Towers is considered the 3rd tallest building in the world in the year 2009.

Shopping in Kuala Lumpur
Shopping in Kuala Lumpur

The King’s Palace or Istana Negara is another great attraction of Kuala Lumpur. The King’s Palace is actually the official residence of the supreme head of Malaysia. You can see the guards in British-inspired attires riding a horse and guarding the main gate from outside the palace. Tourists would definitely enjoy taking pictures of the views here in King’s Place.

Other must-visit places in Kuala Lumpur are the Menara KL, National Mosque, Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, Batu Caves, and Merdeka Square. These places can definitely show how diverse Kuala Lumpur is in terms of culture and traditions.

Sunset View from KL Tower
Sunset View from KL Tower

Other Things to Do in KL

Shopping is probably the best thing to try in Kuala Lumpur. A lot of shopping centres in this city can absolutely drive the shopaholics crazy. The Golden Triangle is known to offer both luxury and budget items that can totally accommodate all kinds of shoppers. Traditional street stores can also be found in the streets of Kuala Lumpur where bargains can be purchased.

In this city, you will also be able to find numerous first class restaurants where fancy foods are served to surely satisfy your cravings. A lot of the traditional and local foods of Malaysia are served in these restaurants and the cost is totally worth it. However, there are also inexpensive food stall available in the streets of this city which offers a variety of dishes that you can choose from without having to spend a lot of money.

Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers & Suria KLCC

Kuala Lumpur can also offer a great nightlife experience. Several places, like hotels, offer cultural shows, which are intended for people who would like to know more about the culture of Malaysia. There are also trendy bars and a nightclub, mostly situated in Golden Triangle, which operates up until morning. This is the perfect place for party goers who want to fully maximize their stay in Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur is definitely a must-visit city in Southeast Asia. The city, locals, attractions, and activities are all admirable. All the time and cost it would take to visit Kuala Lumpur would be worth it.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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