Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia, boasting gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture, charming locals, and a myriad of natural attractions. Divided into numerous districts, its main hub is called the Golden Triangle which comprises Bukit Bintang, KLCC and Chinatown. KL is widely recognised for numerous landmarks, including Petronas Twin Towers (the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers), Petaling Street flea market, and Batu Caves, which is over 400 million years old.
With frequent sales events throughout the year, expansive shopping malls like Pavilion KL and Suria KLCC are also among the biggest tourist attractions in the city, hosting a wide range of upmarket labels from all over the world. Plus, if you need more reason to love Kuala Lumpur, there is the abundance of gastronomic delights – with thousands of hawker stalls, cafes, and restaurants serving every imaginable type of delicacies
Hotels in Kuala Lumpur cater to a wide range of budget, style, and preference, boasting spacious guestrooms with impressive city views, impeccable service, and quality facilities for a truly enjoyable stay experience. From stylish boutique hotels for backpackers to exquisite five-star properties for affluent travellers, these accommodation options are strategically set within prominent KL districts where you’re never too far from the city’s must-visit attractions, shopping, nightlife and dining venues.
How to reach and transport system in Malaysia:
By Road: Traveling by bus is the cheapest way to travel in the city. There are air-conditioned buses connecting various places within and outside the city. Non air-conditioned buses are also available which usually run in the smaller towns. Interstate connecting buses have fixed rates but buses running within the city charge according to the distance travelled. Taxis run on meter in the cities whereas taxis in the smaller areas or interstate taxis have a fixed charge. It is always better to finalize the deal before taking the taxi.
By Rail: Malayan railways or Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM) connects all the major cities/towns in the Peninsular Malaysia. One can travel by rail from Peninsular Malaysia via Thailand and Singapore. First, second and economy air-conditioned coaches are available in the trains. The Kuala Lumpur public transport includes the monorail which serves 11 stations covering a distance of 8.6 km in the city centre. Major shopping centres such as Bukit Bintang, Imbi and Chow Kit are serviced by the monorail. It stretches from Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station to Titiwangsa Station.
By sea: There are five ports in Malaysia namely Penang, Port Klang, Kuantan, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. Ferry/boat services are available to travel around the country connecting mainland to island and island to island. These ferries sail between Penang and Butterworth carrying both passengers and vehicles.
By Air: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is located at Sepang which is 50 kms away from the capital, Kuala Lumpur. Over 40 airlines arrive and depart from KLIA including Malaysia’s own airlines, Malaysian Airlines. Passengers can take connecting flights from KLIA to the major cities in Malaysia including Sabah and Sarawak.
Economy condition: The economy of Malaysia is the third largest in Southeast Asia, after Indonesia and Thailand, and is the 35th largest economy in the world. Labour productivity in Malaysia is significantly higher than in neighbouring Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines or Vietnam due to a high density of knowledge-based industries and adoption of cutting edge technology for manufacturing and digital economy. According to the Global Competitiveness Report 2018, the Malaysian economy is the 25th most competitive country in the world in the period of 2018–19.
Geographical condition: The geography of Malaysia deals with the physical and human geography of Malaysia, a Southeast Asian country. There are two major parts to this country, Peninsular Malaysia to the west and East Malaysia to the east. In addition, there are numerous smaller islands surrounding both landmasses. Peninsular Malaysia is situated on the southernmost section of the Malay Peninsula, south of Thailand, north of Singapore and east of the Indonesian island of Sumatra; East Malaysia comprises most of the northern part of Borneo island, with land borders shared with Brunei to the north and Indonesian Borneo which is to the south.
Education system: Education in Malaysia is overseen by the Ministry of Education (Kementerian Pendidikan). Although education is the responsibility of the Federal Government, each state and federal territory has an Education Department to co-ordinate educational matters in its territory. The education system is divided into preschool education, primary education, secondary education, post-secondary education and tertiary education. It is further divided into public and private education.
Main Attractions: Petronas Towers, Menara KL Tower, Chinatown, Batu Caves, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Jalan Alor, Aquaria KLCC, Central Market, Perdana Botanical Gardens.