Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur (commonly known as ‘KL’) is a shining light of modern and progressive South-East Asian cities, yet it still manages to charmingly fuse together its proud colonial past with its very shiny and dynamic present. Culturally it is a fascinating melting pot where the Malay, Chinese, Indian and other communities all continue to beneficially influence the soul of the city through its architecture, cuisine, temples, music, museums and markets.

Why visit Kuala Lumpur ?

  • Enjoy the view from the Petronas Tower’s 86th floor observation deck
  • Learn about Malaysian cuisine with its many influences
  • Visit Kampung Baru – a typical Malay village
  • Discover the colourful area of Little India

There is also plenty to see and do ranging from admiring the wonderful views from the skybridge of the soaring Petronas Towers; exploring the hustle & bustle of Chinatown; visit Merdeka Square which was once an old cricket pitch and now the symbolic heart of the city where independence was proclaimed in 1957; enjoy wandering around the Lake Gardens and the spectacular KL Bird Park with over 200 species on view or go on a culinary quest to experience the incredible gastronomic diversity from hawkers’ stalls to elegant fine dining.

As the entry point for most visitors to Malaysia, KL is well worth a few days’ closer exploration.

LOCATION

MALAYSIA KEY INFO

Visa

A visa is not required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required. Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area.

Time Difference

GMT + 8 hours

Flight Time

13.5 hours Direct

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