Welcome to Kuala Lumpur


Multicultural Modernity

Malaysia’s sultry capital is a feast for all the senses. Here you'll find historic monuments, steel-clad skyscrapers, lush parks, megasized shopping malls, bustling street markets and lively nightspots.Essential parts of the vibrant mix are the incense-wreathed, colourfully adorned mosques and temples of the country’s Malay, Chinese and Indian communities. A reverence for these ancient cultures is balanced with a drive to be plugged into the modern world, a desire that's reflected in a creative contemporary-art and design scene, an ambitious riverbank-regeneration project and dynamic architecture: the new Exchange 106 tower is taller than the iconic Petronas Towers.

Historical Canvas

Today's KL-ites are separated by barely a handful of generations from the tenacious Chinese and Malay tin prospectors who founded the city, carving it out of virgin jungle. By the time the British made it the capital of Peninsular Malaysia in the late 19th century, erecting grand colonial buildings, KL had only been in existence for a couple of decades.Since then, KL has been centre stage on Malaysian history. Stadium Merdeka was where, in 1957, the country’s first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, declared independence. The city also celebrated as a new national government came to power in 2018.

Shopping

To fully connect with locals, join them in two of their favourite pastimes: shopping and eating. Malaysian consumer culture achieves its zenith in KL, where you could spend all day browsing glitzy air-conditioned malls such as Pavilion KL, Suria KLCC and Mid Valley Megamall in search of designer fashion and bargains. Bangsar and Publika are the places to go for local labels and the work of offbeat independent designers. Alternatively, explore Central Market for locally made souvenirs and handicrafts; and hunt out the few remaining artisans and antiques dealers still keeping shop in and around Chinatown.

Street Feast

Despite the heat, this is a city best explored on foot. Walk and you can catch all the action and save yourself the frustration of becoming entangled in one of KL's all-too-frequent traffic jams. Walking, you'll discover parts of KL retain the laid-back ambience and jungle lushness of the kampung (village) it once was. What's more, you'll be sure to come across some of the city's best dining spots: the hawker stalls and traditional neighbourhood kopitiam (coffee shops) that beckon you over with the aroma of freshly cooked food and the promise of refreshment with tropical juices and cooling drinks.


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$30.65 Transfers & Ground Transport

Kuala Lumpur International Airport Arrival Transfer

After your arrival in Kuala Lumpur International Airport, your private driver will be waiting for you outside of arrivals holding a sign with your name. Follow your driver to a comfortable minicoach and relax as you are transferred to your Kuala Lumpur city hotel. At time of booking, YOU MUST include the following flight and hotel details in the "Special Requirements" box: • Arrival Airline • Arrival Flight Number • Arrival Airport • Arrival Time • Full Hotel Name, Address, and Phone Number • Price is per person, based on XX adults per car/vehicle.Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.

$30.66 Transfers & Ground Transport

Kuala Lumpur International Airport Departure Transfer

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. 24 - 48 hours prior to your Hotel to Airport transfer, you will be required to reconfirm exact pick up times and places (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher). Vehicles used: Air-conditioned Minicoach

$24 Tours & Sightseeing

Kuala Lumpur Highlights Sightseeing Tour with King's Palace

Perfect for first-time visitors, this three-hour tour provides a comprehensive introduction to Kuala Lumpur's famous sights, leaving you with a knowledgeable base for exploring the city at your leisure. Meet your local guide upon pickup from your city hotel in the morning or afternoon, and embark on your narrated tour by comfortable coach. Head to multiple Kuala Lumpur attractions, making photo stops at the King's Palace — a symbol of Malaysian sovereignty — as well as Merdeka Square (aka Independence Square), which features a panorama of fascinating buildings in an array of architectural styles. Your guide offers informative commentary on the city’s growing skyline, whose ultra-modern structures tower above edifices with Indo-Moorish influence. Gaze up at the Islamic geometric patterns on the 88-story Petronas Twin Towers, whose multifaceted walls and twin spires contain thousands of steel and glass panels. Your journey continues with a visit to the National Museum to see historic Malaysian artifacts, from traditional weapons and costumes to modern arts and crafts and musical instruments. Then, drive past the beautiful Lake Gardens on your way to view the National Monument, commemorating Malaysia's struggle for freedom during World War II. Nearby, admire the modern construction of the National Mosque and the pleasant combination of Eastern and Western architecture of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. The final stop on your sightseeing tour of Kuala Lumpur is the Cocoa Boutique, where you will bask is a chocolate haven. Spend time browsing the amazing sweet selections. Afterward, re-board your coach and end with drop-off at your hotel.

$22 Cultural & Theme Tours

Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur

After pickup from your Kuala Lumpur hotel, embark on your cultural exploration of Malaysia.   A short 30-minute drive later, arrive at Batu Caves, a massive limestone outcrop with interiors housing a Hindu shrine lined with different deities. Before climbing the 272 steps up into the high caverns, marvel at the impressive golden structure of Lord Murugan, standing tall at 140 feet (43 meters). On the way up, be greeted by mischievous little monkeys. Upon arrival at the top of the steps, enter the Cathedral Cave, the biggest cave of the complex featuring a high ceiling and ornate Hindu shrines. Explore the cave complex with your guide and learn about the history and cultural significance of its various features. Then make a stop at a local batik center and discover how this popular Malaysian fabric is designed and printed. Before returning to your hotel, visit the Royal Selangor Visitor Center to gain insight on pewter smithing and innovative pewter-ware design. Note : Driver/guide may not able to accompany guests in climbing up the caves, narration will be given in any case.    

$35.12 Transfers & Ground Transport

Kuala Lumpur International Airport Plaza Premium Lounge

Whether you’re traveling first class or economy, take a break from travel at Kuala Lumpur Airport in one of its convenient lounges. Choose from two locations in Kuala Lumpur Airport: the Satellite Building in Kuala Lumpur's International Terminal and the Departure Hall of the KLIA2. Please note: The Plaza Premium Lounge is located in the restricted area of the departure level of the airport. You must pass through security and immigration prior to entering the lounge. An on-going boarding pass MUST be presented by all passengers before entering the lounge.See Itinerary for more details about each area.

$47.20 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Small-Group Food Trail Walking Tour in Kuala Lumpur

Meet your guide at the entrance to Bangsar Station, a stop along the city’s Light Rail Transit (LRT), to begin your small-group food tour of Kuala Lumpur. Then, follow your guide off the beaten track through hidden backstreets and narrow alleys to sample enough local food for a delicious lunch!Stroll with your small group through the Indian-influenced neighborhood of Brickfields, where you’ll find architecture and music as loud and colorful as the food! At the hawker center, famous for its South Indian food stalls and restaurants, sample delicious Indian dishes, each plated on a banana leaf. Your guide will introduce you to an assortment of Indian breads along with chicken, fish or mutton curry. As you walk around, your guide will order your food and help you interact with the locals, making sure you taste the best dishes, including a variety of delectable Indian sweets. Try sugary morsels like fresh banana fritter, gulabjamu (a sticky, sweet treat) or cendol – a local favorite made of shaved ice, plum sugar, kidney beans and coconut milk jelly. Next, your guide will take your small group aboard the sky-high transit system to Kuala Lumpur’s bustling Chinatown. Weave through this vibrant neighborhood, known for its Chinese shops serving traditional dim sum. Dive into a bowl of tasty stir-fried noodles and sample a glass of refreshing limejuice while you take in the lively atmosphere around you. Complete your culinary tour over coffee at an old-school coffee house, where you’ll see charming photos from Kuala Lumpur’s past on display. As you relax, your guide will further discuss Malaysian customs and food culture, as well as offer recommendations of where to eat for dinner. Your tour ends in Chinatown at Petaling Street.