Kuala Lumpur is one of the most important cities in the Southeast Asia region. In Malaysia, it is the federal capital and a Federal Territory. This is where the main transportation, economic and entertainment hubs congregate.
Facts about Kuala Lumpur
Currency: MYR (Malaysian Ringgit)
Dialling code: In Kuala Lumpur, use the +603 prefix to dial the local lines or use standard prefixes for mobile numbers.
Airport: The main airport here is the KLIA International Airport and klia2
Airport Tax: This is applicable for both domestic and international flights
Distance from airport to city centre: About 60 to 65kms
Temperature: Kuala Lumpur enjoys temperature of 26 to 35 degrees Celsius throughout the year
Climate and Weather: Tropical with high humidity
Common languages: Bahasa Malaysia, English, various Chinese dialects, Tamil
Transportation around Kuala Lumpur
Getting around Kuala Lumpur is extremely easy. You can flag down a taxi at most locations like shopping malls and hotel where it would cost you about RM20 per trip. Rapid KL bus services are available from as low as RM1 per trip. Other modes of transport here include the LRT, MRT, KL Monorail and KTM Komuter rail services. Besides that, it is extremely easy to get around on ride-sharing services like Grab and Uber.
Highlights around Kuala Lumpur
As the main transportation hub of the country, there are various attractions that include:
KLCC – This is the iconic Petronas Twin Towers with Suria KLCC Shopping Center. Coming to Kuala Lumpur means you must visit this structure
Central Market – A great place to go if you are looking for local arts and crafts as well as souvenirs all under one roof. Just walking around this place gives you the best of what you can expect around Kuala Lumpur
Muzium Negara – The place to go if you like history and to find out about the country’s heritage and background
KL Tower – The highest communication tower here is where you can enjoy a meal at the revolving restaurant while being elevated above the beautiful night scenery of the city
Batu Caves – The limestone cave is home to a Hindu temple with almost a million devotees coming here on Thaipusam
Foods around Kuala Lumpur
There are just too many options when it comes to food in Kuala Lumpur. You can expect to enjoy the best of every type of cuisine imaginable. From the likes of the Nasi Lemak to Satay, Hainanese Chicken Rice to Roti Canai, you can find them here. Besides that, there are international and western dishes as well. Just head out to any shopping mall and you can find Japanese, Korean, Middle Eastern and such.
There are various locations around Kuala Lumpur that you can go to enjoy the nightlife. Among them includes:
Changkat Bukit Bintang – This square is lined up with pubs, clubs and restaurants that come alive at night
TREC – International dance club Zouk is here while there are a large group of pubs and cafes too
Bangsar – Telawi Square is among the local favourites who come here for drinks and happy hours