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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

October 29, 2019

What is there to do in Kuala Lumpur?

 

  • Shop till you drop at Suria KLCC

  • Batu Caves -Opening hours: Daily 6am to 9pm. Cost: Entrance fees vary depending on which caves you visit, from RM5 (US$ 1.2) to RM35 (US$ 8.5) for the main Dark Cave. For women to enter you must dress appropriate visiting the Batu temple. If your wearing shorts before you enter there will be a "rent a scarf" at the entrance. 

  • Little India

  • Fireflies At Kuala Selangor

  • Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary -Its about two hours from Kuala Lumpur. the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary cares for rescue elephants. Kids and adults can interact with these gentle giants by booking a slot to bathe them in the water. We didn't get the chance to bathe with these beautiful animals because it was a first come first serve slot so it was a real bummer. We even called ahead of time to try to reserve a spot with no luck!

  • Petronas Towers

  • KL Tower- For that iconic view of Kuala Lumpur, including the Petronas Towers in the skyline

  • KLCC Park

  • Sunway Lagoon

  • Petaling Jaya

  • Bukit Bintang

  • Jalan Alor street food

  • Central Market shopping stalls

  • Thean Hou Temple-This ancient, pagoda-style temple is dedicated to the Chinese goddess of Heaven.

  • Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

  • Travel to Singapore! Many tours and bus/trains offer a ride down to Singapore! Personally the drive is way to long for us but flights are super cheaper from KL! You can find a ticket for $20USD... sometimes even less one way!

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Chinatown Neighborhood 

Is a budget-friendly neighborhood, that mostly accommodates backpackers. Chinatown is home to street food and budget shopping! You will find many local attractions in the area as well.

 

KLCC Neighborhood 

Is a more modern area to stay in with many family-friendly activities, many restaurants, and nightlife. KLCC is a touristy area to stay in, but you'll be close enough to everything you may want to visit in KL.

 

Bukit Bintang 

If your planning to shop till you drop, stay in Bukit Bintang where you will find fancy malls! In this neighborhood, you also find a ton of dining, street food, entertainment, and nightlife!

 

Bangsar Neighborhood

Is a little further from the heart of KL, but it's easy to connect with major areas by public transport. Bangsar is more of a residential area but perfect for families and anyone looking for a quiet area to stay in. Close by, you will also find the KL Bird Park and Butterfly Park KL.

 

How to get to your destination from the airport?

Grab

Is a safe ride-share app that's affordable to navigate around the city. You can download it in IOS or Android. Fares from the airport can start at RM 50+($11USD).

 

Taxis

Taxis from the airport usually charge around RM70 ($16USD) to RM100+($23USD). After 10 p.m, taxis typically raise the prices!

 

KLIA Express

The KLIA Express train brings you in 28 minutes from Kuala Lumpur central train station. A one-way ticket cost RM55($13USD) and can be purchased online in advance. Trains from KL Sentral Station run every 15 - 20 minutes between 5 a.m. and midnight.

 

Tip: When taking a bus or train to the airport, make sure you know in advance from which terminal your flight will depart! If unsure, allow enough time to take the shuttle (30 minutes) to the correct terminal in case you guess wrong.

 

How to get around Kuala Lumpur?

 

Grab

Is a safe ride-share app that's affordable to navigate around the city. You can download it in IOS or Android.

 

Bus

Is a reliable way to get around the city in the air conditioning! If you’re on a long visit, consider purchasing the Touch ‘N’ Go card or weekly passes for cheaper fares. The card can be used on all trains, as well as RapidKL buses.

 

Train

You can now reach many tourist attractions by the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). If you’re on a long visit, consider purchasing the Touch ‘N’ Go card or weekly passes for cheaper fares. The card can be used on all trains, as well as RapidKL buses.

 

Taxi

Taxi is probably one of the most convenient ways to travel from one place to another in KL. Always insist on using the meter unless you're a great negotiator! Typically taxis charge RM3 for the first three minutes.

 

Rent a car

You can rent a car in the city, but its not an ideal way to explore the city. Traffic can get heavy in the city, and finding a safe spot to park is a pain!

When to travel to Kuala Lumpur

 

You can visit Kuala Lumpur all year round but can expect the city to be quite humid whenever you do travel here.

If you can't stand the humidity, visit during the months of October to November.  These months are considered the rainy season with a few showers during the day but at least you'll be able to beat the heat!

 

Where to eat in Kuala Lumpur?

  • Want to get a real taste of Malaysia? Check out our post on the 10 Tastings food tour!

  • Lot 10 Hutong- Is an indoor hawker centre(food court) with tons of street food! Let me also add that its an air-condition food tour, so you can escape the humidity!

  • Limapulo- Some of the Best curry you can get in KL.

  • Alor Street- If you want to try local street food on your own, head over to Alor Street!

  • Reggae Bar- Reasonable prices food and drinks with pool tables to play while you dine in.

  • Kafe Old Market Square- Great place to try local food thats not on the street.

  • Sek Yuen Restaurant- Authentic Chinese/Malaysian food.

  • Capital Cafe- Yummy Local food!

  • Merchant's Lane- A more modern restaurant that serves local food.

  • Kin Kin- Chinese noodle restaurant. 

  • Bijan

  • DC Heroes Café or the Hello Kitty Café. Have themed meals in the shape of your kids’ favorite characters to capture their imagination.

Dine with a view.

 

What language is spoken in Kuala Lumpur?

 

Malay

 

 

Currency?

 

Malaysian ringgit.

 

Things you should know when traveling to Kuala Lumpur?

 

  • Traffic is mad in KL.

  • Malaysia is very conservative country so dress appropriate!

  • Malaysia is very humid.

  • Kuala Lumpur is a diverse area that includes Tamil, Chinese, Malay, and indigenous inhabitants. 

Is Kuala Lumpur kid friendly? Things to do with kids?

 

Just like any other city Kuala Lumpur is kid-friendly! Kuala Lumpur has so many activities for the little ones to enjoy!

 

 

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