Kuala Lumpur

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How to Get There

Plane: The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is one of the best airports in the world with is world-class glass build. However, it is not the easiest airport to reach and is 50 kilometers out of the city center. Most tourists choose to visit Kuala Lumpur from different countries like Thailand or Indonesia via train.

Public Transportation: The beautiful Railway Station can’t be missed and offers various train rides through the city and outside of the country as well. There are more transit methods than you can count offering cheap rides all over the city. Check out to Malaysia rapid transit.

Taxis and Cars: Taxis are an option if you don’t mind spending a little extra money. Ensure that you get the driver to turn on the meter or you could be paying a lot more than you budgeted for. Renting a car isn’t recommended but can be done.

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Landmarks

Petronas Twin Towers: Exactly what it sounds like, a beautifully built infrastructure in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

The National Monument

Chinatown

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Weather

Monsoon Season: March to April, October to November. Though monsoon season can seem pretty drastic, the daytime weather is beautiful and it is later on in the evening that will bring thunderstorms and showers. Do not let this defer you from visiting during these months.

Rainy Season: Oddly enough, rainy season is much drier than monsoon season. This season falls between May and July. These are the perfect months to travel to Malaysia.

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Life Style

Shopping, shopping, shopping, Kuala Lumpur is famous for all their massive shopping malls including Fahrenheit 88, Pavilion KL, Starhill Gallery and Berjaya Times Square. The local customs are very traditional and it is suggested that tourists cover up as much as possible and dress very reserved when visiting. Much like other countries in South East Asia, there are beautiful temples worth visiting and if you are not dressed appropriately you may lose out on an incredible experience.

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Eat and Drink

Embrace the food in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian food can be a very enjoyable dish and it is very accessible at all the food vendors across the urban streets of the city. Take a trip down Jalan P. Ramlee or the Golden Triangle to enjoy a crazy nightlife experience.

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Rest and Relaxation

Low Budget: Kuala Lumpur is a great place to get local budget accommodations with comfort and style. Hostels and low budget hotels start anywhere between $20 and $30 USD.

Medium Budget: With this budget, you can get a nice hotel with all the amenities you would think of. $100 – $300 USD dollars can pamper you like you’re famous.

High Budget: The city is your oyster! Grab a skyline hotel room with a beautiful view and a Jacuzzi for $300+ USD.

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Travel Tips

Malaysia is a great country to visit in between your backpacking adventures or for a one-stop shopping trip.

Like many cities, ensure you have all your belongings on you at all times. Even in the safest parts of the city or while checking out of a hotel, keep your bags on you or locked up.

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