Kuala Lumpur travel guide

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You're Going to Love Kuala Lumpur

Known as "KL", Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and home to the famous Petronas Twin Towers. A self-contained city that celebrates its modern present while still honoring its distinctly Southeast Asian heritage, Kuala Lumpur's frenetic urban pace is set against a stunning backdrop; you can soak it all up at flea markets, food centers and roadside stalls, lush surrounding highlands, and shimmering waterfronts.

Kuala Lumpur is best experienced on a bike or by foot. From every corner wafts the aroma of authentic Malaysian, Singaporean, and Southeast Asian delicacies, which provide ample fuel for sightseeing.

Chinatown exists alongside the Kopitiams (traditional coffee shops) of the Malay tradition while the centerpiece of the show, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, is a commercial haven for shoppers from all corners of the world.

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Kuala Lumpur's maritime climate remains mostly unchanged all year round. While the city's heat and humidity are certainly tempered by the rains, temperatures range from 69 degrees Fahrenheit to 91 degrees Fahrenheit. Usually, tourists try and avoid the wetter season, which spans from March to April and September to November.

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Where to Stay in Kuala Lumpur

If you like being right in the center of things, pick Kuala Lumpur's Bukit Bintang district with hotels like Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon or Sarang Galloway Bed & Breakfast. If you're looking for cheap eats and budget-friendly stays, look for accommodation in Chow Kit such as Sunway Putra Hotel.

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Shopping Streets

Without a doubt, the main shopping and entertainment district for travelers of all stripes is Bukit Bintang with the pièce de resistance, the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. With 550 retail outlets and restaurants, the Pavilion is the perfect place to spend the day shopping for clothing, trendy backpacks, and eyewear, before settling down to a delicious meal at Al Halabi Gourmet Restaurant. At Suria KLCC, you can take in a movie at the cinema and check out the water creatures at the Aquaria KLCC as you shop for luxury goods.

Groceries and Other

Living in Kuala Lumpur can be quite economical if you know how to make your money stretch and set a budget each month. The Intermark Mall is a centrally located spot for international grocers. Typically, rice costs RM6 and a dozen eggs will run at RM12.

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S$ 3.73
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S$ 72.01
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S$ 3.46

Where to Eat in Kuala Lumpur

If you wind your way around Jalan Alor, you'll find numerous food stalls serving up authentic Pad Thai, Mee Goreng, Congee, Ramen, and Madra Thalis. Food stall prices will rarely go over RM10 for a single meal. Head to upscale dining spots like Marini's On 57, where you can expect to spend at least RM250-300 for two. Indulge in the charm of local cafes like Humble Chef where fried laksa and spaghetti will run you just RM5.