17 December 2018

Make the Most of Your Trip to Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Territorio Federale di Kuala Lumpur, Malesia

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As one of the fastest growing capital cities in South East Asia, Kuala Lumpur is an incredible destination for travelers. Just like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur is made of a harmonious mixture of cultures from across Asia. This is best seen in the food (which we will come to) and in the areas Little India and Chinatown which are well worth a look around. But there is so much to do here that you will probably end up spending almost as much time planning your trip as you do actually being there!

Staying in KL is definitely recommended, though a day trip is certainly feasible if you prefer a chilled out beach holiday for the most part. But, whether you choose to stay in a hotel for a few nights and rush around the city taking things in or you are a solo traveler who’s found a studio for rent in kl for singles over a longer period, here are ways to make the most of your trip to Kuala Lumpur. 

Use Public Transport
The first rule of travel is to use public transport as much as you can. This is for two simple reasons: first, public transport is usually a lot cheaper than getting in taxis or hiring a car and second, you will get to see a lot more while you travel. If you are planning to stay in a particular location for a while, learning the bus routes is a great way to feel a bit more grounded and get to know the city faster.

In KL, the buses are great during the middle of the day but just like London and New York and practically every city you can think of, rush hour grinds traffic to a halt. Avoid being on the road between 7:30 and 9:30 and later on between 17:00 and 19:30 as these times are the most gridlocked due to commuters. The trains are a great alternative way to travel and tend to be a little faster during these peak times.

Visit the Highlights
KL is home to the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world. The Skybridge connects the two towers at the 41st and 42nd floors, creating one of the most thrilling viewing platforms you will ever come across. The bridge isn’t fixed to the towers and instead slides between the two with the winds. This might sound a bit worrying but this design feature means that the towers are better supported.

Just 30 minutes on the train from Kuala Lumpur Sentral, the Batu Caves are stunning in a completely different way. The caves are naturally formed from the limestone but have been turned into Hindu temples that are filled with colour. Watch out for the monkeys that target tourists on the 272 steps to the Temple Cave though!
Try New Foods
As a capital city, KL is, unsurprisingly, home to some incredible restaurants that boast some spectacular views as well as delicious food. The metropolis is home to food from around the world and the flavours are simply exquisite. If you are only here for a short trip, you would be wise to book ahead of time and plan what and where you want to eat!

This said it would be a real shame to visit Kuala Lumpur and not try some of the street food around. As Malaysia has always been something of a melting pot for various Asian cultures, the food here is one of the best ways to take in the various traditions of the surrounding areas. In some ways, you could say that eating is the best way to experience the history of the region.

There are lots of street foods that are light on the pocket but tantalizing for the taste buds and hail from all around Asia. Chee cheong fun is an ideal introduction to this idea as the dish was originally from China but has become very popular in KL. But if you want a once in a lifetime taste of Malaysia, the durian fruit must be on your bucket list.

Kuala Lumpur can be an overwhelming city. The sights, sounds and tastes you experience here are loud and awe-inspiring at every turn. However, as you gradually acclimatize to the chaos of the city, you will find that, actually, Kuala Lumpur has stolen a little part of your heart and you will hold it close forever. This is the kind of city that wakes you up and makes you wonder.

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  1. Hey Niry, Thank you for your all valuable information. i am planing to visit Kuala lumpur in 2019. i enjoyed your article every time i read anything. keep up the good work.


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