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Kuala Lumpur (/ˈkwɑːlə lʊmˈpʊər/) is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia and is internationally known for the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2003 and are the tallest twin towers on earth. Located in the middle of the west coast, the city is the centre of many things in Malaysia. It began with the discovery of tin in the 1850s at the confluence of the Gombak and Klang rivers. Hence it is the place of the discovery that gave the city its name, which means muddy (Malay: lumpur) confluence (kuala).
KL, as it is commonly referred to, has a good mix of old and new. From the old British colonial government and pre-war buildings, to the newly built skyscrapers and shopping complexes, KL has a unique blend of virtually everything for everyone.
There are several suburbs surrounding the city of Kuala Lumpur, which together with the city itself form a large metropolitan area known as the Klang Valley, named after a river that flows through the city.
The Petronas Twin Towers are an icon, not only of Kuala Lumpur but also modern Malaysia, and no visit to KL is complete without a visit to the twin towers. Standing at 451.9 metres tall, the 88 storey Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004. Connecting the two towers on Levels 41 and 42 is a double-deck skybridge, 170 metres above ground. The lower section of the skybridge is open to all visitors while the upper section is reserved for tenants only. Beneath the towers are a large shopping centre, cinemas, restaurants and cafés. Right behind is a 7-hectare park with fountain, children's wading pool and jogging trail. The towers were featured in the 1999 film Entrapment starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones where a scene took place on top of the skybridge. Those who wants to see bird eyes view of the city could buy a ticket (RM80) to get on the skybridge and observation deck.
Adjacent to the towers is the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre where beneath the building is the Aquaria KLCC. Located on the concourse level, the 6,000 m² aquarium features a 90-metre-long underwater tunnel and over 250 different species of land animals and marine life from Malaysia and around the world.
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Another famous icon of the city, KL Tower (Malay: Menara KL) is a telecommunications tower with a structural height of 421 metres above ground level. Built in 1995 on Bukit Nanas (literally pineapple hill), it is the seventh tallest tower in the world. Because it sits on top of a hill, its height is at 515 metres above sea level, which is higher than the Petronas Twin Towers.
The observation deck at 276 metres above ground level (not counting the height of the hill) provides an excellent aerial view of Kuala Lumpur. It has been said that one can even see the Strait of Malacca from the tower on a perfect clear day. There is also a revolving restaurant which provides breathtaking views while you indulge on a sumptuous buffet of Malaysian delicacies.
Surrounding the KL Tower is the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve. Gazetted in 1906, it is one of the oldest forest reserves in the country. It covers an area of about 11 hectares and is the only remaining tropical rainforest in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur.
The entrance is on Jln Raja Chulan opposite the church. In the reserve is a 100+ year old Jelutong tree (Dyera Costulata) standing right next to the tower. Along the trails around the rainforest you could see different species of trees, colourful butterflies, insects, tropical birds, squirrels and macaque monkeys. You may need to take mosquito repellant.
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The Batu Caves are a series of caves on a limestone hill formed millions of years ago. The caves are located 13 kilometres north of the city of Kuala Lumpur. The biggest cave has been made into a Hindu temple in 1891. To reach the cave, one has to climb a staircase of 272 steps, but it's worth every ounce of energy used. There are many macaque monkeys around, take care because they are known to grab bags, cameras etc when looking for food. Every year, over a million Hindu devotees and visitors throng the temple for the Thaipusam celebrations, which falls between mid-January to early February. It is an eye-opening event with so many visitors all travelling to the site, it must not be missed if you visit Kuala Lumpur during this time of year.
Located just a few minutes away from Chinatown, Central Market was once the largest wet market in Kuala Lumpur. This 1936 Art Deco building was converted into a centre of arts and crafts in the mid-1980s. Since then, it is also known as Pasar Seni in Malay, which means Art Market, and houses a variety of shops selling local arts, locally hand crafted souvenirs, batik, antiques, clothes and souvenirs.
The Lake Gardens is the oldest and most popular park in Kuala Lumpur. This manicured garden was once home to the British colonial officials. Within this 92-hectare park is a lake surrounded by lush greenery and a few other attractions, all within walking distance:
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Sunway Lagoon is a theme park located in a neighbouring township south-west of Kuala Lumpur. It consists of five different themed parks: Amusement Park, Extreme Park, Water Park, Wildlife Park, Scream Park. Built on a former tin mining pool, the 80-acre park offers all the adventure and excitement you could want from a theme park and water park put together. With its own hotel resort, shopping mall and cinema located within the complex, it will have something to keep people of all interests and ages entertained. Sunway Lagoon is easily accessible by public transportation. It takes only about 15 to 20 minutes drive from the KL city centre to get there via the Federal Highway.
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The average temperature during the day can easily reach as high as 34 °C and could drop to as low as 22 °C during the night or after a thunderstorm. Higher or lower temperatures are actually extremely rare and variations throughout the year are extremely low. The average highs range from 31.5 °C in December to 33.2 °C in March, while average lows range from 22.5 °C in January to 23.9 °C in May. Thunderstorms could come in less than an hour without warning during wet season and even though it seldom lasts for more than 2 hours, flash floods could occur a couple of times a year, and the traffic would come to a standstill. Average annual precipitation is around 2,400mm with the wettest months being October to December and March/April, with around 250mm a month. June and July are the driest with about half that amount.
|Avg Max||32.1 °C||32.9 °C||33.2 °C||33.1 °C||32.9 °C||32.7 °C||32.3 °C||32.3 °C||32.1 °C||32.1 °C||31.6 °C||31.5 °C|
|Avg Min||22.5 °C||22.8 °C||23.2 °C||23.7 °C||23.9 °C||23.6 °C||23.2 °C||23.1 °C||23.2 °C||23.2 °C||23.2 °C||22.9 °C|
|Rainfall||169.5 mm||165.4 mm||240.9 mm||259.2 mm||204.4 mm||125.3 mm||127.2 mm||155.7 mm||192.8 mm||253.1 mm||287.8 mm||245.7 mm|
There are two airports serving the Kuala Lumpur metropolitan area, Klang Valley.
The airport is linked to the city centre via an express train service which takes only 28 minutes compared to an hour by car or bus. Although not heavily publicize, the KL airport is actually over 60km away from the city centre.
Located 15 minutes away from the city centre in the KL suburb of Subang, it was formerly the main airport of the country before the new KLIA was built. It now serves mostly turboprop flights operated by FireFly and other private airlines.
Kuala Lumpur is connected by the North-South Expressway (NSE) that runs along the states on the west coast. The NSE Northern Route (E1) starts from the Malaysia-Thailand border at Bukit Kayu Hitam until Kuala Lumpur. The NSE Southern Route (E2) begins from the Malaysia-Singapore border at Johor Bahru and ends at Kuala Lumpur.
Regular express bus services to Kuala Lumpur are available in all major towns and cities, including Singapore and Thailand. The main bus terminal is Puduraya, located in the city centre between Bukit Bintang (10 to 15 minutes walk) and Chinatown (5 minutes walk). It has the most number of connections compared to other smaller bus terminals around the city.
Driving yourself in Kuala Lumpur is not recommended. Heavy traffic, suicidal motorcyclists and bad signposts at some time make it very difficult, espcially if you are used to driving at the righthand side of the road and just arrived in the country. There is no use of getting around by car anyway with the good public transport there is nowadays.
All RapidKL buses are air-conditioned. Services are divided into four types:
|City shuttle (Bandar)||Bxxx||RM1.00|
|Trunk (Utama)||Uxxx||RM1.00 (within the same zone)|
RM1.90 (across two zones)
RM2.50 (across three zones)
RM3.00 (across four zones)
|GoKL (GoKL)||Txxx||Free of Charge|
The GoKL bus is a relatively new bus serviced introduced in 2012 servicing tourists and local population around the city area. The buses are equipped with on board wifi, are air-conditioned and are currently free of charge.
The LRT (Light Rail Transit) has two lines servicing the city:
Fares for a single trip range from 70 sen - RM2.50.
The KL Monorail only runs in the city and links the central station (KL Sentral) with the Titiwangsa bus hub.
The Malayan Railway (Keretapi Tanah Melayu, KTM) operate the KTM Komuter services connecting the suburban areas and neighbouring towns with the city. Fares for a single trip start from RM1.
All KL taxis are metered and must charge by the following official fare structure:
|Every subsequent 115 metres or part thereof||10 sen|
|'Idle' moments (e.g. traffic jam)||RM3 for first three minutes, 10 sen for every subsequent 21 seconds|
|More than 2 passengers||20 sen per passenger|
|Booking Charge||RM 2|
|Midnight (0000 hrs to 0600 hrs)||50% surcharge|
|To airport||RM10 surcharge|
|From airport||prepaid coupon purchased at the airport|
Unfortunately the bad apples amongst the taxis usually concentrate in touristy and busy areas. Many taxis in these places will ask for a flat fare (usually marked higher than it would be) especially during rush hours. Insist on using the meter as all city taxis must use the meter, by official regulations.
If you managed to get a taxi to use the meter, don't let your guard down yet. Pay attention to the meter as some dishonest drivers are known to have calibrated the meter to run faster than it should. Apart from looking at the taxi odometer (mileometer), another way to track the distance travelled is to count the number of street light posts the taxi had driven past. Stand-alone street lights (not those on utility poles) in Malaysia are usually placed about 50 metres apart, so a passing of two street lights after the first one (on a junction-less road) equals to about 100 metres. Unscrupulous taxi drivers may also resort to make their meter reading 'jump' by a few ringgit when the passenger is not looking at the meter.
Those using Apple based IOS or Android based gadgets could also download 2 free apps - the TaxiMonger and MyTeksi to make hailing a cab less stressful. The two apps will let you book a cab and report your experience direct to the authorities. RM2 booking fee applies.
Biking, even less so than getting around on foot, is not a good idea, unless you like sweating and keeping your eye on the road all the time instead of the surrounding buildings.
Due to the heat from the sun during the day, walking farther than a couple of kilometres is usually not preferred. Still, most of Kuala Lumpur is not difficult to navigate on foot. Just be careful when crossing streets and be especially aware of motorcyclists.
Kuala Lumpur, like most capitals, has the widest selection of restaurants in the country, ranging from small local food stalls to superp international dining experiences. In general: when it is busy, the food is good! And steer clear from food stalls which sells close to nothing.
Some good websites with abundant lists of restaurants are:
Backpacker hostels are mostly concentrated in the Bukit Bintang and Golden Triangle areas. Prices of a bed range from RM30 (dorm) to RM90 (private room) per night. Budget hotels are also available at the range of RM100 to 150 per room.
|Alpha Genesis Hotel||No 45 Tengkat Tong Shin Bukit Bintang||HOTEL||-|
|Anjung KL Guesthouse 2||4, Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin,||Guesthouse||74|
|Anjung KL Guesthouse and Hostel||No. 13-A, Jalan Tong Shin (Off Jalan Bukit Bintang)||Hostel||-|
|Attapsana Guesthouse||No. 38, 1st Floor Jalan Berangan OffJalan, Nagasari||Guesthouse||-|
|Babylon Guesthouse||lot 3, Jalan Rembia, off Jalan Tengkat Tong shin||Hostel||72|
|BackHome Kuala Lumpur||30, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee||Hostel||90|
|Backpackers Travellers Inn||60b, 2nd floor Jalan Sultan, 50000||Hostel||71|
|Cintamani Travellers Lodge||No. 37 & 39 Jalan Hang Lekiu||HOSTEL||68|
|Citin Hotel Masjid Jamek||No. 7, Seksyen 33, Jalan Melayu Jalan Masjid India||Hotel||-|
|Citin Hotel Pudu||No. 36, Jalan Pudu Kuala Lumpur||Hotel||-|
|Citrus Hotel||51 Jalan Tiong Nam 51 Jalan Tiong Nam Off Jalan Raja Laut||Hotel||78|
|Classic Inn Budget Hotel||No:52, Jalan 1/77A, Changkat Thambi Dollah Off Jalan Imbi||Hostel||78|
|Combo Guesthouse||69 Changkat Bukit Bintang||Hostel||70|
|Comfort Inn Sdn Bhd||No.65 Cangkat Bukit Bintang||Hotel||79|
|Cube Hotel||180 Jalan Pudu||Hotel||77|
|D'Oriental Inn||82 & 84, Petaling Street||HOTEL||69|
|Eighty-Eight Inn (88 Inn)||No 2, Jalan 1/77B, Changkat Thambi Dollah||Hotel||72|
|Equator Hostel||70 Lorong 1/77A Off Jalan Pudu||Hostel||-|
|Green Hut Lodge||48 Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang 50200||Hostel||64|
|Grocer's Inn||No.78 Jalan Sultan||Hostel||71|
|Hostel Cosmopolitan||No. 73 & 75 Jalan Haji Hussein Off JalanRajaMuda Abdul Aziz,Chow Kit/Kampung Baru||HOSTEL||73|
|Hostel Red Dragon||No.83, Pertaling Street,||Hostel||-|
|Hotel Capitol||Jalan Bulan, off Jalan Bukit Bintang||Hotel||-|
|Hotel China Town Inn||52-54 Jalan Petaling,||Hotel||75|
|Hotel Chinatown 2||No.70-72,Jalan Petaling,||Hotel||75|
|Hotel Sabrina Kuala Lumpur||No.83, Jalan Bukit Bintang||Hotel||-|
|KL Retreat||Jalan Bukit Keramat||Hostel||79|
|Kuala Lumpur Serviced Apartments||Bistari Southern Block, 1st Floor Lobby Jalan 1/64D, Off Jalan Putra||Apartment||-|
|Matahari Lodge||58-1, Jalan Hang Kasturi||Hostel||83|
|Mayview Glory Hotel||100-101 Jalan Pudu Lama||Hotel||75|
|Moon Lodge||23/25 2nd Floor Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin||Hostel||70|
|My City Hotel||118-120 jln petaling||Hotel||70|
|Number Eight Guesthouse||No 8-10, Jalan Tengkat Tung Shin,||Guesthouse||71|
|Malaysian Guest House||No 12 Jalan Rembia off Tingkat Tong Shin Bukit Bintang||Guesthouse||74|
|Paradiso Bed&Breakfast||116B Jalan Bukit Bintang||HOSTEL||79|
|Phoenix Hotel||57, Jalan Sungai Besi||Hotel||-|
|Pondok Lodge||20-1B Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang||Hostel||67|
|Pujangga Homestay||21 Jalan Berangan Off Jalan Nagasari||Hostel||71|
|Puteri Park Hotel||Jalan Raja Laut||HOTEL||-|
|Rainforest Bed and Breakfast||27 Jalan Mesui off Jalan Nagasari Bukit Bintang||Hostel||81|
|Red Palm||5, Tengkat Tong Shin Bukit Bintang||Hostel||85|
|Reggae Guest House 1||156 Jalan Tun H.S. Lee 1st Floor||HOSTEL||80|
|Reggae Guest House 2||206,1st Floor Jalan Tun H S Lee||Hostel||79|
|Serai Inn||2nd Floor 62, Jalan Hang Lekiu||Hostel||77|
|Swiss-Inn Kuala Lumpur-an International Hip Hotel||62, Jalan Sultan||HOTEL||78|
|Swiss-Garden Hotel Kuala Lumpur||117 Jalan Pudu||Hotel||-|
|The Travel Hub||15A-17A , First Floor Jalan Balai Polis||Hostel||80|
|Tiara Guesthouse Kuala Lumpur||23, Jalan Mesui Off Jalan Nagasari,50200 Kuala Lum||Hostel||76|
|Travellers Palm||NO 10 Jalan Rembia Off Tengkat Tong Shin Bukit Bintang, 50200||Hostel||86|
|Tropical Guest House & Hostel||No 2, Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin||HOSTEL||74|
|V La Court Hotel||194 Jalan Pudu Kuala Lumpur||Hotel||-|
|Westover Lodge||No 4, 2nd Floor Medan Pasar Wilayah Persekutuan||Guesthouse||-|
|Wheelers Guest House||131-133 Jalan tun.h.s.lee Kuala lumpur||Hostel||56|
|Zass Hotel||428, Jalan Pudu||Hostel||75|
|Transit Point Bed And Breakfast||49 Jalan Sultan||Hostel||79|
|Alamanda Hotel Petaling Street||85 Jalan Petaling Chinatown||HOTEL||-|
|Travellers Home||23&25, 2nd Floor, 2nd floor Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin||Guesthouse||-|
|Kuala Lumpur Guest House||19 Tengket Tong Shin Road Bukit Bintang||Guesthouse||-|
|Sahabat Guesthouse||41, Jalan Sahabat, Off Tengkat Tong Shin||Hostel||80|
|kl heaven guest house||No. 21 off Tengkat Tong Shin Bukit Bintang||Guesthouse||-|
|Family Hotel Malaysia||26A, Lebuh Gopeng, Klang,||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Sempurna||173 & 175 Jalan Imbi Kuala Lumpur||HOTEL||72|
|Irsia Bed and Breakfast||34 lorong 1/77a jalan changkat thambi dollah off jalan pudu ( behind berjaya times square)||Hostel||76|
|UK ASIA GUEST HOUSE||No. 46, Jalan Bukit Bintang||Guesthouse||-|
|The Explorers Guesthouse and Hostel||No 128 & 130 Jalan Tun H.S Lee||HOSTEL||87|
|Etika Inn||76B, Jalan Sultan||Hotel||71|
|Chill Inn||No. 5 Jalan Yap Ah Loy||Hotel||71|
|Step Inn Guest House and Hostel||No.35 Jalan Pudu lama Off jalan Pudu||Hostel||78|
|168 hotel||20 Jalan Bukit Bintang||Hotel||-|
|Transit Budget Hotel||8 Jalan Airport City 2 Kota Warisan Sepang Selangor||Hotel||-|
|Chateau@KualaLumpur||44 Jn Desa 6/7 Bandar Country Homes Rawang Selangor||Hotel||-|
|Palmmers Guest House||No 40 jalan hang kasturi||Guesthouse||79|
|Sunshine Bedz KL||65 B, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang,||Hostel||89|
|Ocean Palmz Guest House||12, Jalan Rembia off Tengkat Tong Shin Bukit Bintang||Guesthouse||-|
|Orkid Inn (Pudu)||No. 258, Jalan Pudu Kuala Lumpur||HOTEL||75|
|Orkid Inn (Times Square)||No.26, Jalan Kampong Dollah Off Jalan Pudu||HOTEL||-|
|Central Lodge||4th Floor, No 27, Jln Tun Sambathan 4 Brickfiel, Kuala Lumpur||Hostel||70|
|Forever Young Guest House||No. 36C, Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang||Guesthouse||-|
|Suzie's Guesthouse and Hostel KL||179, 1st floor, Jalan Tun H.S.Lee.||Hostel||82|
|PODs the Backpackers Home||6-1, No 30 Jalan Thambipillay Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur||Hostel||76|
|Ribbon Stayyz||NO 31-M1, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock Petaling Street||Hostel||75|
|Fernloft KL @ Chinatown||No 60A Jalan Hang Kasturi||Hostel||83|
|Arenaa Mountbatten Hotel||23 Jalan Tun Perak||Hostel||74|
|USD Holiday Guest Room||7-2 Jalan Danau Lumayan Pusat Perniaagan Danau Lumayan Bandar Tasik Permaisuri,Cheras||Guesthouse||90|
|Reggae Mansion Kuala Lumpur||49-59, Jalan Tun H.S Lee||Hostel||89|
|Home-Zone Boutique Guesthouse||55, Jalan Beluntas Medan Damansara||Guesthouse||-|
|Star Castle||Lot number 39 Jalan Tengkat Tong shin||HOTEL||-|
|Orange Pekoe Guesthouse||No 1-1, Jalan Angsoka, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang||GUESTHOUSE||79|
|Le Hotel Chinatown||37, Jalan Petaling||Hotel||72|
|Eclipse Guesthouse||55 Jalan Sultan Petaling Street||Hostel||70|
|Stay Green Inn Hotel||11 Jalan Petaling Chinatown||Hotel||-|
|Sri Puchong Hotel||21-23, Jalan Puteri 2/1 Bandar Puteri Puchong,Selangor||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Petaling||No.121-123, Jalan Petaling||Hotel||-|
|Frenz Hotel Kuala Lumpur||135, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman||Hotel||-|
|Le Village Chinatown||Petaling Street||HOSTEL||-|
|Serenity Hostels||20 Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang||HOSTEL||76|
|Swiss Hotel Kuala Lumpur||No. 12, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman||Hotel||-|
|Submarine Guest House||No 9 (Level 2), Lebuh Pudu||Guesthouse||-|
|Hotel de Art||Lot 3 Jalan Kristal AS7/AS Section 7 Shah Alam Selangor||Hotel||-|
|Feel Like Home||82-1, Amber Business Plaza 2, Jln Jelawat 1 off Jln Cheras,||HOSTEL||-|
|Pavilion Private Apartments||Jalan Bukit Bintang||Apartment||-|
|The Den @ Brickfields||No 7A, Jalan Ang Seng 3 Brickfields (Little India)||HOSTEL||-|
|i2inn Guest House||NO 12, Jalan Tingket Tong Shin,50200 off Jalan Bukit Bintang,Kuala Lumpur||HOSTEL||-|
|Hotel Lok Ann||113 Jalan Petaling||GUESTHOUSE||72|
|Matahari Lodge Two||10-1,Jalan Hang Kasturi 58-1,Jalan Hang Kasturi||HOSTEL||79|
|The Bodhi Lodge||26-1 Blok N Warisan Cityview Jalan 3/93a Off Batu||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Apple Hotel||No.78, Jalan Alor||HOTEL||-|
|Jes Hotel||No 16-1 , JLN SS 2/2 Bandar Batu 11, Cheras Kajang||Hotel||-|
|City Park Hotel Kuala Lumpur||No. 46 Lorong Hj Hussein 1 Off Jalan Raja Muda||Hotel||-|
|Kuala Lumpur International Hotel||Lorong Haji Hussein 2 Off Jalan Raja Muda Abd Aziz||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya||Lot 6, Lorong Utara C Section 52, Petaling Jaya Selangor||Hotel||-|
|Moon Eleven LCCT||No 9, Jalan Kota Warisan Permai 2/5 Kota Warisan, Sepang||HOSTEL||-|
|amiGOs KL Guesthouse||No.70, Lorong 1/77 A Jalan Changkat Thambi Dolla||HOSTEL||-|
|Agosto Inn||No. 177 A , Jalan Tun.H.S.Lee||HOSTEL||-|
|City Campus Lodge & Hotel||Level 8, Kompleks Metro Pudu, 1 Jalan Metro Pudu 2||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Geo Hotel Kuala Lumpur||NO 7 Jalan Hang||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Lacomme Inn||No 12 Jalan Angsoka, Off Jalan Nagasari Bukit Bintang||HOTEL||74|
|Raizzy's Guesthouse||165G Jalan Tun H. S. Lee||HOSTEL||78|
|Hotel Surya||No 48, 1st Floor Jalan Masjid India||Hotel||-|
|KK Hotel||93 Jalan Sultan||Hostel||-|
|AnCasa Express @ Pudu||4th Floor, Pudu Sentral Jalan Pudu||Hotel||-|
|Ancasa Hotel and Spa||Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock||Hotel||-|
|The Nest Boutique Hotel||45, Jalan 3/108C Taman Sg Besi, (Next to Plaza same row with Public Bank)||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Budget Inn Jalan Alor||74 Jalan Alor||HOTEL||-|
|V Garden Hotel||No 21, Jalan Pudu Ulu , Off Jalan Cheras||HOTEL||-|
|Victory Street Boutique Hotel||No 19, Jalan Kemuning Off Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang||Hotel||-|
|Victory 2 Boutique Hotel||No. 114 (Mezzanine), 114-1 114-2, 114-3, Jalan Imbi||Hotel||-|
|My Hotel @Brickfields Kuala Lumpur||No 68, Jalan Padang Belia, Brickfields||Hotel||-|
|Damai 11 Home Vacation||3A, Lorong Damai 11, Off Jalan Damai,||HOSTEL||-|
|Funky Town Guesthouse||No.19 TengKat Tong Shin Bukit Bintang||Guesthouse||74|
|Amazing Hotel Kuala Lumpur||23-1 Jalan Dwitasik 1 Bandar Sri permaisuri Wilayah Persekutuan||Hotel||-|
|V Hotel||No. 3 Jalan 8/146 Metro Centre Bandar Tasik Selatan||Hotel||-|
|Grid 9 Hotel||No.9 Jalan Maharajalela||HOSTEL||-|
|Fast Hotel Setapak||No.26 Jalan 8/23E, Taman Danau Kota, Off Jalan Genting Klang Setapak||Hotel||-|
|Columbia Hotel||PV 128 Commercial Hub 6-1,PV128, Jalan Genting Klang Setapak||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Wilayah||53-59, Jalan Tiong Nam Off Jalan Raja Laut||Hotel||-|
|Eastin Hotel||13 Jalan 16/11 Pusat Dagang Seksyen 16||Hotel||-|
|GDS Hotel Kuala Lumpur||No 96 Jalan Datuk Haji Eusoff Off Jalan Ipoh||HOTEL||-|
|The Nomad Sucasa All-Suite Hotel||222, Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur City Centre||Hotel||-|
|Oasis Guest House||No.125A Jalan Petaling||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Cotton Fields - Your Holiday Home In Malaysia||Jalan Medang Kapas Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar Mid Valley / Bangsar||Hotel||-|
|Smile Boutique Hotel Sdn Bhd||No 1, Jalan Chow Kit||Hotel||-|
|Cititel Express Kuala Lumpur||449, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman||Hotel||-|
|Packbox Lodge||No.81, 2nd Floor Jalan Bukit Bintang||HOSTEL||-|
|Yellow House KL||Llorong Ikan Emas 2 Kampong Ampang Campuran Ampang||Hostel||-|
|PutraView Ostello||Blok A, Putra Walk, Bandar Putra Permai||Hostel||-|
|The 5 Elements Hotel Sdn. Bhd.||Lot 243, Jalan Sultan||Hotel||-|
Rooms are available for RM150 to 300 per night.
Four and five stars hotel room rates in KL are quite cheap by western standards. A standard room starts from RM300 and could go as high as RM1,000 for an executive suite.
Some of the international hotel chains in Kuala Lumpur:
If you are travelling in a larger group for at least 3 to 4 days, you can consider renting an apartment. Some properties in KL are available to rent from their owners on a short term vacation basis. They normally have 2 to 3 bedrooms and shared services.
There are many places with free wi-fi hotspots in Kuala Lumpur, especially coffee shops, fast food places, cafes and restaurants. Some establishments may require you to buy something from them in order to get the security key. If you don't have a computer, internet cafés can be found all over Kuala Lumpur.
Most mid-range and budget hotels provide free in room WIFI. On the other hand, most 5 stars or luxury hotels only provide complementary cabled internet for their guests and keep free WIFI in the lobby areas.
See also: International Telephone Calls
The area code for Kuala Lumpur and Selangor is 03.
Refer to the main Malaysia article for details on phone.
The General Post Office (GPO) is located across the Klang River from Central Market, near Chinatown (Petaling Street). Generally, post offices are open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday, except the first Saturday of the month. They are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. Pos Malaysia is the national postal service of Malaysia. Rates for sending a standard letter locally is 60 sen (20 gram). International airmail has minimum rates ranging from RM1.00 to RM2.00, depending on destination. It costs 50 sen to send a postcard or aerogramme anywhere in the world.
Refer to the main Malaysia article for more details on post.
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