Kuala Lumpur ~ Visitors & Travel Guide

KL Visitors 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.

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 City now also has an ever growing migrant population, which are mostly from Indonesia, Myanmar and India.

Language - The principal languages include Bahasa Malaysia (Malay), 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.

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.

Kuala Lumpur ~ Places to Visit

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 Kuala Lumpur city centre are a number of places of interest to visit. These include unique shopping in places such as Chinatown and the Central Market, or visit the interesting places of worship that reflect the religious and cultural diversity of the city such as the Jamek Mosque, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, and the Thean Hou Temple.

For world class structures, there is the eye catching Petronas Twin Towers as well as the KL Tower. Among the other interesting sights include Merdeka Square, The National Palace and the colonial styled old railway station


It is a sprawling area undulating greenery interspersed with flowering shrubs, shady trees, exceptional botanical gardens and park features. Among the notable places of interest within and around the area are the War Memorial, Butterfly Park, Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens and the KL Bird Park.

From the gardens, you may also visit other nearby attractions such as the National Museum, The Old Railway Station, National Mosque, Islamic Arts Museum and the Parliament House.


On the outskirts of KL City, there are a number of interesting places to visit that is within easy reach. These include the world renowned Batu Caves, the reputable pewter crafts of Selangor Pewter, and the Sunway Lagoon amusement and family theme park.

For Nature lovers there is the Templer's Park or the cool waters of Kanching Waterfalls. Then there is the trek into the educational FRIM Rainforest with its Canopy Walk.


For day trips and within reach are a number of interesting places to visit.
Within an hours drive is Genting Highlands, offering a cool respite with all of the excitement, luxury, and entertainment of an international resort destination. For those into buildings, architecture and beautiful structures a rewarding trip would be to Putrajaya.

At one half hours drive away are the cool rustic beautiful hillside surroundings of Fraser Hill, the historical city of Melaka, the sights of Bukit Melawati and the dazzling display of fireflies in Kuala Selangor. Also available is the opportunity to get a close with elephants at the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary.

And at three and a half drive away is Cameron Highlands, the country’s premier hill resort with low temperatures all year round with strawberry farms, terraced tea plantations and orchards.


Overland Touring from Kuala Lumpur can be anywhere from 3 days to 20 days and offers the best way to get to know the country, immerse in its culture and visit the various interesting places that are on the way as well as at the destinations you go to.
Depending on the number of days, overland touring from K. Lumpur can be to particular destination or a combination of destinations such as Cameron Highlands, Penang, Pangkor Island, Malacca, Taman Negara National Park and others.


K. Lumpur ~ Insights

Insights covers topics that may be of interest to visitors to the City, such as a brief history of Kuala Lumpur, the racial mix of its people and culture, a guide for shopping , the Food and some safety tips to be aware off.

It also provide a guide to the city's transport network, it's Nightlife as well as interesting events happening in and around the city.



The short and sharp version on the history of Kuala Lumpur, as it sprang from a Chinese tin mining settlement of ramshackle, thatched-roof huts located on the confluence of two rivers to what is now, a modern fast moving city, and a thriving metropolis that leads the nation's fast paced development.



The most fascinating you will discover about Kuala Lumpur is its people. A multi-racial community of different cultural mix and religions. Though reflecting the city's origins as a Chinese settlement. you will find a mixture of Malays, Chinese, Indians, Eurasians, Caucasians and an ever increasing migrants from all over.



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. As to What and Where to Shop in Kuala Lumpur, shopping areas such as Bukit Bintang, is the city's foremost shopping districts. For upscale and designer brands there is the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman offers a different shopping scenario and towards Petaling Jaya you will find the truly huge megamalls.

Also included are the "Night Markets" prominent feature among the locals where for the visitor, it would be an immersion into the city’s cultural mix and maybe try out the taste of some local street food.


KL is the transport hub of the country and is the centre of a comprehensive transportation network to the rest of country. It is also well connected to various domestic destinations throughout the country as well as international destinations all over the globe.

This section covers the various transport options and transportations hubs for the city. Road transport, looks at the traffic, city bus services, taxi, etc; Also provide is the Light Rail Transit system network and a guide to the the railways and train services to different parts of the country. Transportation Hubs include the main airports that service the city and also Port Klang, the major port for the city and a port of call for cruise liners.


Kuala Lumpur is a generally safe place for all and violent crimes involving tourists in Malaysia is relatively uncommon. However, there is no harm practising common sense and precautions like you would do at home. Provided here are precautions and safety tips on snatch thieves, pick-pockets, credit card fraud, scams and other issues that visitors should take note.



Kuala Lumpur, lights up with excitement at night as crowds frequent clubs, bars and pubs on the streets. From fashionable clubs, lounges to sprawling discos to pubs perfect for lounging. This guide provides the main night life areas areas which are within easy reach to visitors as well as some recommended nightspots.



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. Popular dishes, what to eat and where to eat - Malay, Chinese and Indian food as well as others.



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 and at locations within easy reach from KL. The information here may allows you to plan your day to take the opportunity to view or join in.


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