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Kuala Lumpur - Visitors Information Guide
Kuala Lumpur Information Guide



Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city is a modern and fast moving city. KL, as it is almost always called, is a thriving metropolis that leads the nation's fast paced development. With its multiracial heritage and blend of cultures, Kuala Lumpur is a grand gateway to a fascinating experience of exotic Asian charm. The landscape of KL is a blend of modernity and traditional charm with spectacular buildings and skyscrapers standing alongside pre-war shop houses and historical structures.


As the entry point for most visitors, Kuala Lumpur offers visitors a variety of attractions within and around the city for sightseeing, extensive shopping opportunities, a vibrant nightlife and a variety of food.



FAST FACTS ABOUT KUALA LUMPUR
Weather - A year-round equatorial climate which is warm and sunny, along with plentiful rainfall, especially during the southwest monsoon from April to September. Dust particles from forest fires on nearby Sumatra Island sometimes create a phenomenon known as the haze. This usually lasts for 2 weeks.
Population - About 2 million within the city limits
People - The ethnic makeup of KL's population varies from the overall national pattern, reflecting the city's origins as a Chinese settlement. Whereas ethnic Malays are in the majority nationally, ethnic Chinese constitute the predominant group in KL, although the city also has a large Malay population and a substantial ethnic Indian minority. The principal languages include Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese, and Tamil (an Indian language); English is widely used in business. Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism are the principal religions practiced by Chinese, Malays, and Indians, respectively.



Destinations And Sights



Detailed information to all the destinations, places to visit and go sightseeing in and around Kuala Lumpur that are within easy reach to visitors. Categorized accordingly, these include places of interests within downtown KL, In and around the vicinity of the Lake Gardens Area, those on the outskirts of the city as well places for day trips out of the city.


WITHIN DOWNTOWN KL
Jamek Mosque / Chinatown / Central Market / Merdeka Square / Twin Towers / KL Tower / King's Palace / Thean Hou Temple / Sri Mahamariamman Temple / The Eye on Malaysia

THE LAKE GARDENS AREA
War Memorial / Parliament House / National Museum / Islamic Arts Museum / The Old Railway Station / National Mosque / Butterfly Park / Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens / Bird Park

ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY
Batu Caves / Selangor Pewter / Sunway Lagoon / Templer Park / FRIM / Putrajaya

FOR DAY TRIPS OUTSIDE KL
Cameron Highlands / Fraser Hill / Genting Highlands / Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary / Kampung Kuantan Fireflies / Melawati Hill / Melaka


Kuala Lumpur - Insights & Guide



Kuala Lumpur Insights
Insights as to the History of Kuala Lumpur, the racial mix of its people and culture and the festivals celebrated.



KUALA LUMPUR - HISTORY
Kuala Lumpur began in 1857 as Chinese tin mining settlement. Located in the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers, this ramshackle, thatched-roof village was named Kuala Lumpur (meaning "muddy confluence or estuary," in Malay)....

KUALA LUMPUR - PEOPLE & CULTURE
People of Kuala Lumpur are made up of a mix of different races, cultures and religions. - The Malays, Chinese and others.....

KUALA LUMPUR - FESTIVALS & CELEBRATIONS
Information and dates on festivals as celebrated by the different racial mix in Kuala Lumpur and in nearby areas. Festivals - Pongal / Thaipusam / Chinese New Year / Fiesta San Pedro / Ghost Festival / Mooncake Festival / Hari Raya Puasa / Deepavali / Christmas



Kuala Lumpur Guide
A Guide to Shopping in Kuala Lumpur, the Food, and the city's Nightlife. Also a guide on the various range accommodations available and on Events happening in and around the city.


KUALA LUMPUR - SHOPPING
Shopping in Kuala Lumpur presents the visitor with the best the region has to offer. From traditional handicrafts to fancy souvenirs and the latest designer brands to cutting-edge electrical appliances.
The Shopping Areas - What and Where to Shop in Kuala Lumpur
Bukit Bintang Area I / Bukit Bintang Area II / Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman / KLCC / Mid Valley / Chinatown / Night Markets

KUALA LUMPUR - NIGHTLIFE
Kuala Lumpur, lights up with excitement at night as crowds of youngsters, revellers and yuppies frequent clubs, bars and pubs on the streets. From fashionable clubs, lounges to sprawling discos to pubs perfect for lounging. For Newcomers to the city, the main vibrant hotspots that are within easy reach within the Golden Triangle Area -
KL Nightlife I - Hard Rock Cafe, Nouvo, Beach Club & Rum Jungle
KL Nightlife II - Zouk, BBC, Finnegans and Little Havana

KUALA LUMPUR - FOOD
With our multi-cultural social mix, you certainly can expect somewhat of a unique and endless blend of cuisine. As far as the budget is concerned, you can eat fairly well for fairly little in KL Primarily consisting of Malay, Chinese and Indian food, it also has its hybrids derived from cross cultural influences such as Mamak (Indian-Muslim) and Nyonya (the Malay-Chinese mix).

KUALA LUMPUR - EVENTS
Events listed include Festivals, Holidays, Celebrations, Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Special Days and others of interest that is upcoming and scheduled to take place in and around Kuala Lumpur, including Putrajaya and the surrounding Selangor areas.



TOURS & TRAVEL INFORMATION GUIDE
TOURS IN KUALA LUMPUR
• Sightseeing Tours in Kuala Lumpur
• Day Trips Out of Kuala Lumpur
• Stopover in Kuala Lumpur

TRAVEL PACKAGES FROM KL

• To Destinations Within Malaysia
• To Overseas Destinations
• Air Tickets


KUALA LUMPUR TRANSPORT
• Private Car • Limo • MPV •
• Van • Bus Coach •
DESTINATIONS & SIGHTS
• Within Downtown
• Lake Gardens Area
• City Outskirts
• Day Tours Out of Kuala Lumpur


KL INSIGHTS & GUIDE
• History of Kuala Lumpur
• People & Culture
• Festivals & Celebrations
• Shopping
• Food
• Nightlife • Events
• Transport

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