When to visit

As a major city, Kuala Lumpur is a year-round destination, but it can be extra-busy (and many shops and restaurants close) during Chinese New Year (Jan/Feb, dates vary) and towards the end of Ramadan (dates vary). The tropical weather is hot and humid year-round. The rainy monsoon seasons are Apr–May & Oct–Nov, but rain is possible at any time. Other key holidays include the Hindu festival of Thaipusam (Jan/Feb).

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Top spots

1- Petronas Twin Towers

About: The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world

Address: Concourse Level, Petronas Twin Tower, Lower Ground, 50088, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: From Wednesday to tuesday from 9am to 9pm , Monday closed , Friday from 9am to 1pm

2- Batu Caves

About: Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu, which flows past the hill. It is the tenth limestone hill from Ampang. Batu Caves is also the name of a nearby village.

Address: Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia

3- Menara Kuala Lumpur

About: The Kuala Lumpur Tower is a communications tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its construction was completed on 1 March 1995. It features an antenna that increases its height to 421 metres and is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world.

Address: No. 2 Jalan Punchak, Off, Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: From Wednesday to Tuesday from  9am to 10pm

4- Bukit Bintang

About: Bukit Bintang is known for Jalan Bukit Bintang, a busy thoroughfare with upscale malls and luxe fashion boutiques. Al fresco bars and live music clubs line Changkat Bukit Bintang street, while Jalan Alor is a lively strip known for sidewalk restaurants serving Chinese fare like clam soup and buttered prawns. Nearby, KL Forest Eco Park has nature trails and an elevated walkway.

5- Dataran Merdeka

About: Merdeka Square is a square located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is situated in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Literally Independence Square, it was formerly known as the Selangor Club Padang or simply the “Padang” and was used as the cricket green of the Selangor Club.

Address: Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: Open 24 hours.

6- Central Market Kuala Lumpur

About: Cultural heritage site with restored art deco facade offering shopping, eateries & an outdoor stage.

Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: From Friday to Thursday from 10am to 9.30pm

7- Kuala Lumpur City Centre

About: Kuala Lumpur’s dynamic, high-rise City Centre is known for upscale fashion malls, luxury hotels and expansive views from the futuristic Petronas Twin Towers. Overlooked by skyscrapers, the green expanse of the Kuala Lumpur City Center Park offers walking paths and musical fountains. Dining options range from stylish bistros offering Asian and European fare, to elegant rooftop bars serving innovative cocktails.

8- Sunway Lagoon

About: The Sunway Lagoon is a theme park in Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia owned by Sunway Group

Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/20, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Opening hours: From Thursday to Wednesday From 10am to 6pm.

9- National Mosque of Malaysia

About : The National Mosque of Malaysia is a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It has a capacity for 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres of gardens.

Address: Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

10- Sultan Abdul Samad Building

About:The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a late nineteenth century building located along Jalan Raja in front of the Dataran Merdeka and the Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Address: Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: Open 24 hours.

Need to know

Emergencies: Dial 999 for all emergencies if calling from a landline. If using a cell phone, the number is 112.
The following centers offer emergency care:
– Kuala Lumpur General Hospital
– Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur
– University Malaya Medical Centre

Doctors & clinics: From government-operated clinics to independent operators, walk-in clinics (sometimes known as polyclinics) can be found all over KL. Some are open 24/7, and all provide outpatient care, health screenings and vaccinations. Clinics usually also dispense medication, but you’ll also be able to find pharmacies nearby. Healthcare centers in Malaysia accept international insurance, but as consultation fees with general practitioners at private clinics are comparatively low, it’s common to pay out-of-pocket for incidental visits.
The following clinics offer walk-in services:
– Global Doctors Hospital
– Klinik Mediviron (+60 3-7877-8334)
– Poliklinik Sentral
– Buddhist Tzu Chi Free Clinic (K.L)

Pharmacies: Doctors typically dispense their own medicine, but pharmacies will also fill prescriptions from your doctor. You can purchase fever and cough remedies, and asthma and antihistamine medication over the counter without a prescription. Outlets of major pharmacy chains such as Guardian, Caring and Big are found in most neighborhoods, malls and commercial zones and are usually open 10 AM–10 PM.

Currency: Ringgit

Transportation

From & to Kuala Lumpur Airport: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), about 55 km from the city center, has 2 terminals, spaced 2 km apart. The second terminal, KLIA2, handles mostly budget airlines. The train is the fastest and simplest way to get to downtown KL from both terminals. Buses are more economical, but take considerably longer. Taking a taxi is the most comfortable option, but it’s also the most expensive, and can take longer overall than the train. A shuttle bus (about RM 2.50) connects the KLIA main terminal building with KLIA2.

 Taxi: Red and white budget cabs charge a metered fare of about RM 3 for the first km and then about an additional RM 1 for each subsequent 200 meters.
Executive cabs, blue and white in color, charge RM 6 for the first km plus RM 2 for each subsequent 200 meters. Between midnight and 6 AM, an extra 50% is added to the fare.
Taxis serving some high-traffic areas, such as KL Sentral and Menara KL (KL Tower), enforce a prepaid coupon system that is purchased from the taxi stand. These generally end up being more expensive than using the meter, but the service is safer than using illegal taxis. A surcharge of RM 1 applies for luggage. Tolls are paid by the passenger.
Taxis are easy to hail on the street, particularly outside hotels and at major tourist spots. The following services can be ordered by phone – a surcharge of RM 2 applies:
– Public Cab
– Sunlight Taxi

Public Transport: Kuala Lumpur’s major attractions are well connected by both bus and train networks, which include LRT, KTM, MRT and RapidKL Monorail. Since buses are affected by KL’s rush-hour traffic jams, it’s often advisable to use a combination of public transport. Transit fares are calculated according to distance traveled, and range from about RM 1 to RM 7.

Bus: RapidKL is a comprehensive bus service with the city that runs 6 AM–11 PM, with some services operating until midnight – timetables can be found online. The network is divided into 6 areas, with fares ranging from RM 1–RM 5 within each zone. Buses depart every 5–10 minutes all day. Stops include major tourist sights, hotels, shopping malls and transit interchanges.
You can pay by cash or buy a stored value card.
Inside the Commercial Business District, GoKL (+60 1-800-887-723) offers a free bus service covering 4 bus routes (purple, green, red and blue). GoKL services operate about the same hours and frequency as RapidKL.

Driving: Driving in KL isn’t advisable, given the frequent traffic jams that bring its streets to a standstill (particularly during the 7–10 AM and 4–7 PM rushes). Also, parking can be pricey and hard to find after 10 AM.
If you do drive, it’s worth noting that road signs in Malaysia follow international protocol, so visitors will be able to understand most traffic signs. Malaysians drive on the left-hand side of the road.

On foot: Kuala Lumpur’s historic center, and the Golden Triangle shopping and entertainment hub, are easy to navigate on foot.
The KLCC Pedestrian Walkway, a pedestrian bridge about a kilometer long, connects Pavilion KL in the Golden Triangle to the Suria KLCC shopping center on Jalan Ampang. It has several entrance and exit points that lead to dining and entertainment areas, plus key transit points such as Monorail Station Raja Chulan and the LRT KLCC bus and rail station.

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