Have you been a workaholic for too long? Tell your boss you’ll get back to that project another time, because you’ve got places to go. Enough with being lazy—it’s time to get up and throw yourself headfirst into a tropical paradise. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is an ancient city that’s been thrust into the future at Mach speed with Maverick at the stick over the last 20 years. From the impressive Petronas Twin Towers to the mysterious Batu caves and the fabulous shopping mall, this city has something for everybody. Book a stay at our accommodation in Kuala Lumpur today and be gone tomorrow.
Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur
Now that you’ve arrived in the “Garden City of Lights” it’s time to hit the streets like a kid in a candy store. One look at the Petronas Twin Towers and you’ll feel like you jumped 50 years into the future. Head up to the double-decker skybridge on the 41st and 42nd floors for access between the two towers. Or feel the butterflies in your stomach when you ascend the observation deck on the 86th floor. Don’t look down, don’t look down…you looked down.
Get into spelunking with a day trip to the Batu Caves. The first things you’ll notice is the gold Entrance Shrine and the 43-m high Hindu deity, Murugan, who would make Goldmember go, “Schwing!” The temple complex is one of the most important Hindu shrines outside of India. While exploring the caves and surrounding area, keep an eye out for those Macaque monkeys. They’re cute, but those furry little hands are quite greasy, and often like to sift through backpacks. If you’re not careful, you’ll go back to the Kuala Lumpur hotels empty-handed.
Getting to & Around Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur holidays begin when you land at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), 45 km from the city centre. The airport is connected to the city by the KL Sentral transportation hub and the Express Rail Link (ERL). There’s also taxis readily available, or limousines if you feel like showing people up. If you want to ride with the common folk, hop on one of the many public buses that serve the Kuala Lumpur area. Don’t want the hassle of public transportation? Get yourself one of lastminute.com.au’s brilliant car hire options, make like a banana and split to anywhere in the city whenever you want.
Best Time to Travel
Like many cities in Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur has a tropical climate. Stop by during the rainy season (October through March) and do whatever rainy people do: get wet. If you’re here in mid-November, enjoy Deepavali, a Hindu celebration that is more commonly known as Diwali, or Festival of Lights. The dry season usually runs from May through August and tends to attract the most visitors. Be sure to catch Hari Merdeka (Malaysia’s National Day) at the end of August. It’s like Australia Day, except in Malaysia.
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