Kuala Lumpur – Capital City of Malaysia
The city of Kuala Lumpur appears much larger than it actually is, as the outskirts blend in with neighbouring towns. If you are wondering what a holiday in Kuala Lumpur is all about, then take note that you will be on a tropical island nation whilst staying in a modern city. The mixture of great weather and a great city should be more than enough to temp any tourist.
Flights to Kuala Lumpur will touch down at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. This huge airport welcomes domestic and international flights from over 50 airlines. There are buses and trains which regularly run into the city which won’t take any longer than 30 minutes.
When it comes to Kuala Lumpur hotels you will find a great variety to choose from. Such a large city has plenty of options for tourists to enjoy. There are the typical 5 star luxury hotels within the city which allow you to enjoy some terrific facilities and services for the duration of your stay. More reasonably priced hotel accommodation is on offer also where prices and facilities are what modern tourists have come to expect. You will find many budget hotels and hostels, most of which are located in the city centre. No matter where you are looking to stay during Kuala Lumpur holidays you will certainly find it.
It’s fairly easy to get around during a holiday to Kuala Lumpur as you have the option of trains, monorail, buses or taxis to help visit various places.
Sightseeing & Activities
Enjoy days exploring the city whilst the great weather and cloudless skies help build a great atmosphere. Although the beaches of Malaysia are some way away, you can enjoy sightseeing around the city of Kuala Lumpur, which has many landmarks and stunning attractions. An iconic structure of what Kuala Lumpur holidays are all about is the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers, once the world’s tallest building.
Other landmarks to look out for include Kuala Lumpur Tower located in the Golden Triangle and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building found towards the city centre.
Closer to the outskirts of the city you will be able to enjoy a tour around the popular Batu Caves, a visit during February coincides with the Thaipusam festival held there. Other places you should consider for a fun day out include the National Zoo. Families and couple will certainly enjoy seeing various exotic animals. The Bird Park offers a similar experience for tourists.
Shopping is one of the big highlights during a holiday in Kuala Lumpur as the options are vast. With a staggering number of 66 malls you will be spoilt for choice when choosing where to go shopping. You will be able to purchase electrical goods, designer clothes, jewellery and perfumes from a large range of shops and boutiques. You will also find plenty of great souvenirs too.
Cuisine & Nightlife
Enjoy some sublime Malaysian cuisine during your time in the countries capital. You can have a fantastic meal for a great price in some of the city’s finest restaurants. If you don’t feel like enjoying the national cuisine each and every night, then you can enjoy popular international meals in one of the many restaurants serving Italian food. Chinatown is another area to consider for fine dining. Fast food options are also there for tourists to enjoy. Cafes can be found all over the city serving light meals during busy days of exploration. Most hotels provide guests with a good menu, though some will be better than others.
There is a lively nightlife available during Kuala Lumpur holidays no matter what you decide to do. There are bars and clubs in various areas throughout the city, all you need to do is determine where to go. Choose from the Golden Triangle, Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Bangsar and Damansara and Hartamas districts to enjoy a lively night out. Head over to the National Theatre and the Performing Arts Centre to enjoy some great live entertainment on an evening.
Weather & Climate
Know that you can pick anytime of the year to visit because the temperatures will rarely drop below 20°C during the day. One thing you should note is when the most rain occurs as a result of the tropical climate in Kuala Lumpur. June and July are considered the driest months of the year although you can still expect the odd shower every now and again, but the weather tends to be very good most of the time.
Monsoon season is one time of the year you might want to avoid, and this occurs from October and March. If you are planning Kuala Lumpur holidays during this time it would be wise to check weather reports so that you know what to expect when you arrive. Despite the rain the general weather is fantastic and the sun will shine through on most days allowing you to enjoy a warm climate during you visit.