The Official Portal for Visit Kuala Lumpur can help you plan your trip and travels. When in the city, there are several offices to assist you in planning your travels.
No. 2, Tower 1,
Jalan P5/6, Precint 5,
62200 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Telephone: 603-8891 8000
Tourism Info Line: 1 300 88 5050
No 50C, 1st & 2nd Floor,
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Telephone: 607-222 3590 / 3591
Kompleks Pelancongan Negeri Kedah,
5000 Alor Setar,
Telephone: 604-731 2322 / 730 1322
Tingkat Bawah Kampung Kraftangan,
Jalan Hilir Balai,
15300 Kota Bharu,
Telephone: 609-747 7554
The world-famous Petronas Twin Towers hover seeming miles above KL, pointed towards the future in a modernist take on art deco-internationalist themes. Take the elevator from the ground floor for about RM85 per adult. At the top, explore the stunning view from the Skybridge, located 170 meters above ground! No visit to Kuala Lumpur is complete without exploring this hallmark tourist destination located at the heart of KL.
You can't visit Kuala Lumpur without a visit to Merdeka Square, also known as Dataran Merdeka. This was the place that the Malaysian flag was raised for the first time when the country finally received its independence. While it is only a giant field, it has the most specular views of the skyline and is circled by the National Mosque, St. Mary's Church, and is a short walk to the neighborhoods of Masjid Jamek and Chinatown. There are often parades and cultural events held here throughout the year and you can often find people enjoying a snack or pack lunch.
This stunning work of architecture is located in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. Inside visitors can explore this 13 acre of gardens and buildings built by UK architect Howard Ashley. The mosque symbolizes Malaysian tradition with a modern approach. Admission is free and robes are required and lent to visitors who don't meet the dress code.
For those who would prefer a guided tour, the best bang-for-your-buck can be found at KualaLumpurTravelTour.com. They offer a variety of both promoted and specialty tours aimed at every tourist. For the traveler on a budget or for first-timers, you can usually find a morning tour for around $60 USD from your hotel concierge.
Another tour company that promotes select guided tours is Eden Vacation. Their guided tours are in Malay and Chinese and provide an insider's-look at Kuala Lumpur's numerous icons and landmarks.
Another option that is tourist, family and children friendly is the Hop On Hop Off bus. It stops at all of the major points in the city and Klang Valley. You are free to get on and off as you like.
Beware that when traveling with obvious tourist groups there is a heightened risk of pickpockets. Keep an eye on your belongings when getting on and off any local transport.
Kuala Lumpur plays host to a full calendar of annual and semi-annual events that are not-to-be-missed added benefits of visiting this beautiful city!
If you're coming in the spring, the Heineken Thirst Festival showcases world-class electronic dance music (EDM) in an arena venue all day and night! Also in the early part of the year is the Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, held annually over March 12-15 on Putrajaya Lake. And what list of annual festivals would be complete without Chinese New Year? KL counts a sizable Chinese population and their celebrated night markets turn up the music and go into the wee hours during this holiday season!
Thrifty travelers should keep their eyes peeled for the coveted Worthy Book coupon- booklet popular in Malaysia. Look inside and find coupons and special deals on dining, hotels and events.
Another wise thing a budget traveler might do is check bigsale.com.my and click on Daily Deals. There you will find coupons on select meals and services throughout the city!
Beware of taxi vouchers or other coupons sold on the street - these are often scams meant to fleece naive travelers.