Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide
Travel Guide to Kuala Lumpur
When in Kuala Lumpur, don’t forget to…
Walk the Skybridge between the Petronas Towers, 170m above the ground. The 88-storey structures were designed on Islamic principles – its floor plates are two interlocking squares creating eight-pointed stars. This geometry signals "unity within unity, harmony, stability and rationality".
Visit one of the city’s unusual museums. The Royal Malaysian Police Museum (5 Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, Tel: 60 32 272 5689), for instance, offers a comprehensive insight into the city’s history of law and order. The interesting array of artefacts include old equipment, uniforms and vehicles including an armoured personnel carrier.
Tee off at City Golf. Golfing at an indoor simulator is a popular local pastime, particularly during monsoon season. Advanced technology brings challenging greens to life on the big screen.
Visit the atmospheric limestone Batu Caves. But watch out for cheeky little monkeys – they’re everywhere and may try to steal your food and belongings. During Thaipusam festival in January/February, thousands of pilgrims, ascend the 272 steps to visit its Hindu temple.
Take a walk in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur’s Little India. Buy a mango lassi from one of many street vendors and admire the colourful displays of saris on sale.
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Capital city specifics: Kuala Lumpur
Population: 28,306,700 approx.
Languages: (Bahasa Melayu) Malay is the national language in use, but English is widely spoken
Electricity: 220 - 240 Volt AC at 50 cycles per second. Standard 3-pin square plugs and socket
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Timezone (GMT):GMT +8
Average temp (celsius):21 deg C to 32 deg C
Distance to town (km):60km
Coach/Taxi fare:MYR 35 train / MYR 70 - 90 approx.