The capital of Malaysia and home to the famous Patronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur (KL) is a fantastic city with many sights to see, shopping, and excellent food!
How To Get There…
From KLIA Airport to central KL, you’ll have to commute almost an hour. You can arrange transport with your accommodation or simply go to the taxi stand at the airport and purchase a voucher, costing $100RM ($22.50USD).
Where To Stay…
Shangri-La Hotel KL:
Located just 10 minutes walking distance from Petronas Towers, this hotel is in the central of everything! $108USD/night
Another outstanding hotel, located on the subway line directly from the airport and to Petronas Towers, it also boasts the outstanding service that you’d expect from the Hilton brand. $99USD/night
Concorde Hotel KL:
More budget friendly, this hotel is still located within 15 minutes walking distance of Petronas Towers. $48USD/night.
What To Do…
Cost: Adult $85MYR ($19USD), Child (under 12 years) $35MYR ($8USD), Under Age 2 FREE
Time At Attraction: 1-2 Hours
This is a No brainer and probably the reason you’re wanting to come to this city in the first place. The world’s tallest twin structures, and once the tallest buildings in the world, this 88 story building is a MUST SEE!
How To Get There: 3 choices…
By Taxi: $130RM ($30USD) the driver will wait for you
By Tour Company: $10.00USD/pp half day trip with pickup from hotel
By Local Train: Take the Komuter Train from KL Central to Batu Caves Komuter Station $4RM ($1USD) roundtrip
Hours: 06:00am – 9:00pm
Time At Attraction: 4 Hours
Dress Code: Covered shoulders and legs are respectful. Wear proper footwear, as there are almost 300 steps
Located just 7 miles north of the city of Kuala Lumpur, the limestone Batu Caves are a sight to see for any tourist. NOTE: Be careful of the monkeys…watch your belongings and don’t touch them!
Islamic Arts Museum:
Cost: Adults $14RM ($3USD), Children 6 and under FREE
Time At Attraction: 2-3 Hours
A large museum with a lot of interesting Islamic wood carvings/relics
Hours: Fountain dance 12:00-2:00pm & 6:00pm-11:00pm on weekdays, 10:00am-Midnight on weekends and public holidays
Location: In front of Petronas Towers
A GREAT place to take the family and watch the light show after dark!
KL’s best known landmark, Merdeka Square is a giant patch of grass where the Malaysian flag was raised for the first time in 1957.
THE place for high end shopping in KL. This mall has it all!
Berjaya Times Square:
With over 700 stores and 10 floors, this mall will keep you busy for hours. It even has it’s own IMAX theatre, spa centre, supermarket, and post office .
For more info on KL’s shopping malls, Click HERE
Where To Eat…
KL is known for it’s street food, which is a mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian (YUM!). For more info on the best street food, check out Hungry Hoss’ Website
The currency in Malaysia is the Ringgit.
Do watch your belongings while in crowds.