Make the Most of Your Trip to Kuala Lumpur

December 17, 2018Niry Fidelis

Let’s Fly To Kuala Lumpur




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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.

Comments (1)

  • Keshav

    December 25, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    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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