Rightly nicknamed as ‘The Garden City of Lights’, Kuala Lumpur is known for its iconic landmarks, high-end restaurants, and sizzling street food. This dynamic capital city of Malaysia boasts of a plethora of skyscrapers, mega shopping malls, lively nightspots, bustling street markets, and 5-star hotels that have contributed to the city’s highly successful tourism industry. Take a tour along the most-visited Bukit Bintang district as well as the Petaling Street where you can find the best of Kuala Lumpur’s luxury shopping malls, restaurants with fusion cuisines, fashion boutiques, best local food, and endless things to do. Kuala Lumpur is also home to the Sepang International Circuit, which has hosted exciting motorsport events, including the popular Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix. Overall, Kuala Lumpur is a great escapade for all kinds of tourists.
Useful Tips for Tourists Flying to Kuala Lumpur
Shopping in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur offers a wide range of options when it comes to shopping, with something for all kinds of budgets and tastes. For designer labels, the KLCC and Bukit Bintang areas are the best. They have high-class malls like Suria KLCC and Pavilion KLCC that sell your favorite brands such as Louis Vuitton, Diane Von Fürstenberg, and Jimmy Choo. Amidst the brands galore in Bukit Bintang are factory outlets selling wooden carvings, souvenirs, and batik fashion items at bargain-able prices. Get your hands on Indie fashion and tech products at the Berjaya Times Square and Low Yat Plaza shopping centers. For the love of street markets and budget shopping, there are the handicraft emporium Central Market and Petaling Street selling artsy products and cheap merchandise.
What to eat
Foodies can try a lot of variety when in Kuala Lumpur, with dishes ranging from high-end restaurant menus to street foods and chic restobars. You cannot miss trying some of the mouth-watering dishes of the city such as Nasi Lemak (rice cooked with coconut milk), Bak Kut Teh (stewed pork ribs), Roti Canai (Indian flatbread), Ikan Bakar (grilled fish), Char Siew (honeyed barbecued pork), and Ramly Burger.
A Few Malay Words
Whenever you visit a new place, knowing a few words in the local language always serves helpful. So here are some of the few Malay phrases you can learn before flying to Kuala Lumpur.
• Thank You:
Terima kasih (TREE-muh KAH-seh)
• Where is the washroom?
Di manakah tandas
• Where can I find a taxi?
Di mana boleh saya mencari teksi
• How much does it cost?
Dos and Don’ts
• Beware of taxi fare scams.
• Greet people with a friendly smile and a nod, and avoid shaking hands unless initiated by the other person, as physical contact between opposite sex is not appreciated.
• Do not enter holy places with your footwear on or inappropriately dressed (no shorts, short skirts, and sleeveless tops).
Emergency contact numbers
• Emergency services: 991
• 24-hour Pharmacy: 0326155136
• Fire: 994
• Police: 999/112
• Ambulance: 999/112
• Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Kuala Lumpur?
The airline offering cheap air tickets to Kuala Lumpur is Royal Jordanian Airlines and Qatar Airways
• What is the time zone used in Kuala Lumpur?
The time zone of Kuala Lumpur is GMT+8.
• What are the most popular airlines flying from Berlin to Kuala Lumpur?
From Berlin to Kuala Lumpur, the most popular airlines are Cathay Pacific, British Airways
, and Turkish Airlines
• What is the shortest time for a Berlin to Kuala Lumpur flight?
The shortest time for a connecting Berlin to Kuala Lumpur flight is 14 hours and 45 minutes.
• What are the top tourist destinations of Kuala Lumpur?
Some of the must-visit tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur are the Petronas Towers, Batu Caves, Aquaria KLCC, and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.
• What is the currency of Kuala Lumpur?
The currency of Kuala Lumpur is the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR).
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