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Kuala Lumpur is a city without a long past. It was founded only in 1857. And the city, along with all of Malaysia, gained independence quite recently in 1957. However, Kuala Lumpur has managed to become a distinctive city. Here they simply decided: “Well, we don't have a majestic past, but we will be the first in terms of advancement and futurism.” And the locals did it very well.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport, KUL

The airport is located about 50 km southwest of the city. A huge building made of glass and steel worth 2.5 billion dollars was opened in 1998, and the airport almost immediately became one of the best in the world. It replaced the international airport named after Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, which is now used only for charter flights.


Now the airport often has problems with queues. Therefore, prepare in advance for a long wait in the control zone. And both on arrival and before departure. Stock up on water and patience. Even the best airports in the world are imperfect. And in Kuala Lumpur, this imperfection consists in too much passenger traffic with less bandwidth.

How to get from the airport to the city center?

The cheapest and most convenient way is the bus. For a very modest fee, you will get comfortable chairs, air conditioning and a place for carrying luggage. It all costs about $ 2.5, and the travel time is about an hour. Buses depart every half hour, but it is best to take your place at least 10 minutes before departure.

If you are willing to pay a little more, but get to the center much faster, take the train. About half an hour after the train leaves, you will find yourself in the very center of the city. Tickets cost $ 13.5, departures every 15 minutes.

A taxi to the center of Kuala Lumpur will cost $ 14.5. In this case, the travel time will be at least 40 minutes. The main recommendation: look for a taxi inside the airport, so as not to fall for lovers of ripping off more money from tourists.

Quick facts about Kuala Lumpur

Car rent
from $ 15 per day
Hotel booking
from $ 7 per night
Malaysian ringgit

Reference average prices in Kuala Lumpur

🌭 Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$ 3,6
🍕 Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$ 18,63
🍺 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$ 3,6
🚌 One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$ 0,72
🏠 Apartment rent per month (1 bedroom in City Centre)
$ 551,37

Best time to visit Kuala Lumpur

Best season to travel: May to June
Hotel from $7
The average temperature during the year ranges from 23°C to 33°C
The average rainfall per year is 2627 mm

Kuala Lumpur is hot and humid year-round. Precipitation is evenly distributed over the months, so there is no division into dry and rainy seasons.

Kuala Lumpur Sightseeings

This is a striking metropolis, known as the "melting pot" for all cultures of Southeast Asia. Kuala Lumpur often tops the bucket travel list because it offers a full range of pleasures: street food, wild nightlife, historic temples, shopping megamalls and tall skyscrapers.

Petalink Street

This is the old part of Kuala Lumpur, which today is known as Chinatown. The street is crowded with small shops and benches. Here you can clearly see what Kuala Lumpur was before its rapid economic take-off. And at the same time, you can enjoy street art or look into several old temples. And in this area, you can grab a penny for everything from fake bags to delicious street food.

Rafting on the Kampar River

Sometimes in Kuala Lumpur you can forget that in the world there is still a miraculous nature. To forget about the metropolis at least for a while, go to the Kampar River. And arrange yourself an extreme rafting tour along its winding rapids. The descent along the river will invigorate and distract from the endless Malay shopping. At the same time you will see that Kuala Lumpur is not only a concrete jungle, but also quite real ones.

KLCC Park and Petronas Towers

KLCC Park covers an area of 20 hectares. It is located around the luxurious Suria KLCC shopping center and its main attraction the Petronas Towers. These are still the tallest twin towers in the world, on the upper floors of which, of course, there are observation platforms.

The park itself also has something to see. During the day it is very pleasant to stroll among the various waterfalls, lakes and pools built over the entire area.

Batu Caves

This is probably the most famous local landmark. Batu is a series of cave temples built in a limestone hill. A whole crowd of monkeys lives here, and a giant golden statue looks after them.

Batu Caves are the most famous Hindu shrine outside of India. And in the local rainforest you can see various exotic birds and beautiful butterflies.

Cameron Highlands

Take one day out on your trip to Cameron Highlands. This is a fantastically beautiful place in which there is no trace of urbanization. One day will be enough for a full emotional recharge. Stroll past tea plantations and rainforests buried in moss. Learn measured local life. Breathe in the fresh air and take photos that will make everyone on Instagram delighted.

Jalan Alor Street

One way or another, everything in Kuala Lumpur is now connected with trade. In the modern center, the chain of stores is so connected with each other that you can go through the whole city and not go out into the fresh air at all. But if you get out, it is better to immediately go to Jalan Alor Street, where all kinds of local food are presented. Firstly, it is beautiful and photogenic. Secondly, it’s so delicious that it’s hard to leave.

What to eat in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a real paradise for lovers of good food. Because everything is delicious here, without exception. Moreover, at any food court you will find a huge variety of tastes from around the world.

Nasi Lemak is the national dish of Malaysia. If you did not eat this dish in Kuala Lumpur, then why you came here at all. The simplest version consists of rice on coconut water, spicy shrimp sauce, fried anchovies, peanuts and boiled eggs. In other versions, the dish will also serve fried chicken.

Kuala Lumpur's main soup is Curry Lux. It is made on the basis of coconut milk with lots of spices. If you want soup in a bouillon, take shrimp soup.

For an appetizer, try another traditional dish roti kanai. In fact, this is an Indian recipe with a set of sauces. Inside the tortillas often put stuffing like eggs, cheese or onions.

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