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Kuala Lumpur

Weather

KL’s temperature ranges from 21°C to 33°C and the average humidity exceeds 82%. Although there’s rain through the year, March to April and September to November are the wettest months.

Festivals & Events

KL is the place to be for Malaysia’s major holidays and festivals, including Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Thaipusam. Dates for nonreligious events shift from year to year so check the exact dates of the following festivals locally.

Flora Fest KL goes flower-crazy in January/February with exhibitions and the international Floral Parade.

City Day KL commemorates becoming a federal territory on 1 February each year with celebrations at Tasik Perdana and Lake Titiwangsa gardens.

KL International Tower Jump (www.kltowerjump.com) Adrenaline junkies descend on KL in March for the one day they can legally Base jump off the Menara KL.

Malaysian Grand Prix (www.malaysiangp.com.my) Special shopping promotions accompany the annual Formula One race at Sepang International Circuit in March/April.

Malaysia Fest (Colours of Malaysia) Two weeks in May – a celebration with exhibits of traditional arts and special cultural performances around town.

Shopping Carnival Shopping in KL becomes even more of a bargain as prices plummet during this annual June sale.

KL Festival (www.klfestival.org.my) July is a month of events showcasing Malaysian art, dance, theatre and music.

National Day Join the crowds in Merdeka Sq at midnight on 31 August to celebrate the anniversary of Malaysia’s independence in 1957. There are parades and festivities the next morning – check with the MTC for this year’s venue.

KL International Buskers Festival (www.malaysiabuskers.com) The streets fill with performers for nine days of musical and acrobatic fun during December.