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Kuala Lumpur

The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur offers many traditional, cultural and modern delights. Colonial architecture interspaced by gleaming skyscrapers, Kuala Lumpur is a modern, cosmopolitan city

Quick Facts

Number of Higher Education Institutions

22

Main City

Kuala Lumpur

Population

1,800,000

Airport

Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Subang Skypark

Living in Kuala Lumpur

Arriving in Kuala Lumpur

As you touchdown at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by Malaysian hospitality. Our spacious and modern airport is the envy of many. With many modern amenities and facilities, getting in and out of the airports will be a breeze.

Airports

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA & KLIA2) – International flights and transit

Subang Skypark – Domestic and regional flights

Airport Transportation

Bus

Airport Coach, Star Shuttle and Sepang Omnibus cost averagely MYR 10 (USD 3) for a one-hour, one-way trip. Buses operate every 30 minutes between KL Sentral and KLIA terminals, 05:30-00:30 from Sentral, and 05:00-23:00 from KLIA.

Train

KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit trains link the KLIA terminals with the KL Sentral transportation hub in Kuala Lumpur. To minimise travelling time, the non-stop KLIA Express trains can complete the journey to KL Sentral within 30 minutes. One-way ticket costs MYR 55 (USD 14). Do note that family and group packages are also available.

Car

Rentals are available and Malaysian road signs are easy to read. Driving is on the left side of the road and do note that there are toll fees for major highways.

Taxi

All vehicles are able to enter and drop-off passengers. Do note that fares will include highway toll fees. Flag downs and ride-hailing apps are popular as well.

Getting Around Kuala Lumpur

As the capital city of Malaysia, services and infrastructure are up to par with developed countries.

Bus

RapidKL is the main bus operator for most bus routes. You can check the routes and fares here. Go KL City Bus is public bus service that offers free rides for commuters within KL’s Central Business District (CBD) that you can utilise as well. You can purchase the Touch ‘n Go rechargeable card for MYR 10 (USD 3) at major stations stations and use it for all rides.

Car

Vehicle rental is a good option for travelling for extended periods. Well-maintained roads and highway system (some of which have toll fees) are easy to drive and signs are in English or Roman numerals. Navigation apps such as Google Maps or Waze are also an option.

Taxi

KL has metered taxis plying its routes, do ask them to use the meter. Otherwise, ride-hailing apps provide alternatives at a fixed price.

Train

MRT, LRT and Monorail within KL are run by by RapidKL. There are five lines and riding the lines gives you different views of the city. Fares start from MYR 1 (USD 0.30). KTM Komuter trains can take you to the suburbs. You may also use Touch ‘n Go cards for rides.

Walking

Exploring by foot is advisable as the old centre of Kuala Lumpur is fairly compact and plenty of sights are within walking distance. Roads are well-lit after dark, making evening strolling pleasant. Signs are instructive and well-placed and pavements are wide to accommodate human traffic.

6 Things You Need To Do in Kuala Lumpur

The Sights and Sounds of Suria KLCC

Head to Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) for a must-have selfie with the tallest twin towers in the world – Petronas Twin Towers. Take in KL’s spectacular view from the Skybridge connecting the two towers.

Discover a world-class underground oceanarium featuring marine life from all over the world. Experience these magnificent creatures up close and personal at Aquaria KLCC.

The nearby Suria KLCC shopping centre offers everything from designer brands to great bargains. At night, the Esplanade by the park comes alive with a colourful symphony of light and sound.

Check out their website for more attractions and events!

Hiking Around Bukit Tabur Hill

Escape the the hustle and bustle of the city life with a mere 30 minute drive. Take the time to interact with nature and experience spectacular views up on Bukit Tabur.

Find out more here.

Drive to Genting Highlands

Escape the heat with short, refreshing weekend getaway to the cooling Genting Highlands. Many modes of transport like bus, train and car are available from different parts of KL.

Find out more here.

Explore Kuala Lumpur with Your Tastebuds Through Food Streets and Night Markets

Explore many local flavours from sweet, savoury to spicy. Indulge in our iconic dishes like Nasi Lemak, curries and even kueh – steamed or fried rice flour and coconut milk dessert sweetened with palm sugar.

Find out more here.

Enjoy Rides at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

You can get your adrenaline pumping at Sunway Lagoon amusement park rides or beat the heat at their water park. You can even learn to scuba dive here. Regardless your interest whether young or old, you’ll be spoilt for choice here.

Find out more here.

Enjoy Some Music with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) at KLCC

Whether is Beethoven’s 9th Symphony or pieces from Resident Composer Tokyo-born Naohisa Furusawa, the MPO will delight with orchestral music drawn from over three centuries, as well as the crowd-pleasing concert series.

Find out more here.

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