Where To Go In Kuala Lumpur?

kuala-lumpur-malaysiaMalaysia is a mixture of cultures. A mixture of Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Western culture are can found in the country. This is the reason why Malaysia has always been one of the top tourist destination in Asia. If you are touring here soon, begin your Malaysian odyssey by reading these tips.

Customs and Etiquettes

The most important thing to remember is to avoid a public display of affection. It is frowned on between any couples, either dating or married.

Always remember to take off shoes when entering temples and private residences.

Tipping is not practiced in the majority of the restaurants, but a service charge of 10% is usually included in high-end restaurants.

Money

Bringing cash is always essential in Chinatown and Little India, though there are ATM machines around the city.

Credit cards are widely accepted at department stores, international restaurants, and luxury boutiques.

Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) is the local currency.

Weather

It is warm and humid around the year.

Rainfall peaks from March to April and again from September to November.

It is recommended to bring an umbrella in any season, as sporadic downpours are always possible.

Transportation

Taxi is the most convenient way to go around the city.  Remember to insist using the meter all the time.

There is a public bus system headed by Rapid KL Lines.

Light Rail Transit (LRT) is the easiest way to explore major districts and suburbs.

Tourist Destinations

The Petronas Twin Towers – the most famous landmark in Kuala Lumpur. You can experience a walk on the sky bridge which connects the two towers or visits the observation deck on the 86th floor.

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Menara Kuala Lumpur aka KL Tower – currently the 7th highest in the world and offers an amazing 360-degrees view over the city.

Bukit Bintang – most popular entertainment and shopping districts of Kuala Lumpur.

Masjid Negara – the national mosque – The 73 meters high minaret and the star-shaped roof are the main features of the modernly designed national mosque.

Orchid Garden – You can view the wonderful skyline of Kuala Lumpur from here or explore the garden a little further to spot some wild monkeys.

Chinatown – Petaling Street – You can find T-shirts, shorts, souvenirs, handbags, watches up to shoes, football jerseys and of course much delicious Chinese food.

Brickfields – Little India – Enjoy Indian goods and food, plus the street arouses in the nighttime.

Batu Caves – Explore KL’s nature by caving and see the different Hindu Shrines and Temples.

Menara KH – Helipad Lounge – Perfect for experiencing bars and nightlife.

Masjid Jamek – Visit the oldest mosque that is built in the 1990s.

Kampung Baru – For a small food adventure.

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