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Planning a trip to Kuala Lumpur?

Attracting over 27 million tourists a year, KL is one of the most visited destinations in South East Asia. KL has become the hub of transport within the country connecting Malaysia with all ASEAN countries with an extended air connection.

AirAsia is one of the fastest growing budget airlines providing cheap and quality transport to some of the most exotic places in the region. 

How many days should I stay in Kuala Lumpur?

Depending on your interest you can stay in KL from 3-8 days. KL is a big city and you will need time to explore places of interest. Not only this you can organize day excursion to popular destinations like Genting Highlands, Cameroon Highlands, Ipoh City, Melaka City and Port Dickson. The choice is unlimited.

Ibextrails team has tried to capture the actual experiences of visiting most destinations in Malaysia. We have travelled extensively across South-East Asia and Malaysia in particular. The recommended hotels and places of interest are coming out of our actual visits to these destinations. 

With a highly developed tourism industry, Malaysia offers a wide range of travel experiences for people from all age group and interests. Our team tries to choose the best experiences for an enjoyable experience to Malaysia. 

Local and overseas tour operators can provide useful information on various tours. Reviews and recommendations online provide useful information on many group tours managed by various operators. Group tours save the trouble of booking online and organizing the tour which would require transport, food and entrance fee to many places. 

If you are planning to explore East Coast Malaysia, other useful information can be found under:

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Frequently Asked Question

Do I need Visa if travelling from Pakistan?

If you are travelling on a Pakistani Passport, visa before arrival is required. The visa costs around Rs.10,000 and takes one week or so. Your travel agent can help organize a visa for Malaysia. 

What is the best way to book hotels?

If you are organizing your trip by yourself, the best option is to inquire about prices online using HotelsCombined Network. Agoda platform offers the best prices. It is recommended to book a month in advance to get the best prices. You either pay in advance or pay on arrival at the hotel premises as well. The government has introduced a 10RM booking fee per night which is payable at the hotel. You can save up to 40-50% if booking in advance. There are a number of quality hotels in all price ranges and even 3 or 4-star hotels offer quality accommodation. 

Through experience, we suggest you book mid-range hotels with good reviews online as your security is of utmost importance. Always pick rooms with security lockers to protect your documents and valuables. 

What are some of the best neighbourhoods stay in Kuala Lumpur?

Here are some of the best places to stay if you are visiting from Pakistan. These neighbourhoods have a number of halal restaurants, shopping malls, cafes and places of interest for kids. 

What kind of accommodation is available in Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur offers all range of accommodation in different budgets. If you are travelling solo, a hostel will cost around 30RM per night. A separate room in a 3-star hotel with air-conditioning and showers will cost around 70RM. 

Budget hotels with basic amenities in Bukit Bintang will cost around RM80. 
It is recommended to stay at 3 to 4-star hotels because the quality of service and amenities will make your trip more enjoyable. 

Try to look for a 4-star hotel with breakfast option, which is a popular choice with most travellers.

Our team recommend the following hotels:

Concorde Hotel -KLCC
Hotel Istana - Bukit Bintang
Park Royal - Bukit Bintang
Ambassador Row Serviced Apartments - Jalan Ampang

Our favourite hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Hotel Furama Bukit Bintang

Ambassador Row Serviced Apartments

Hotel Mesui *** Star

Visit Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

I love Shopping.

Pavilion Shopping Mall Kuala Lumpur City
Pavilion Shopping Mall Kuala Lumpur City Bukit Bintang
Great spot for shopping in Bukit Bintang. Designer shop, western food outlets and middle-eastern restaurants in top floor. This mall is centrally located and very close to Farenheit, LOT 10 and Sugei Wang.
Central Market - Pasar Sanai
Central Market - Pasar SanaiMasjid India
Great historical building near Masjid India. Idea for souvenir and gifts. There are nice cafes and restaurants on first floor. Try nonya-style cooking at Precious Old China Restaurant.
Plaza Low Yat Kuala Lumpur City Malaysia
Plaza Low Yat Kuala Lumpur City MalaysiaBukit Bintang
Electronics Market located opposite to Berjaya Times Square. You can find all range of electronics at very competitive rates. Multi-story shopping mall with 100s of shops.
Mid-City Mall
Mid-City MallBangsar
A must visit mall for serious shoppers with 100s of branded stores and local designer outlets. The mall is also home to some great fusion and modern cafes and restaurants.
Sungei Wang Plaza Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur
Sungei Wang Plaza Bukit Bintang Kuala LumpurBukit Bintang
One of the best mid-range shopping malls with toys shops, clothing and souvenirs in very reasonable price ranges. Centrally located across from H&M store and adjacent to Bukit Bintang Train Station.
Petaling Street
Petaling StreetChinatown
Street shopping popular for souvenirs, local products and more touristy items. Great places to walk through street if you like to explore local flavors of KL.
Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall Kuala Lumpur
Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall Kuala LumpurBukit Bintang
One of the biggest shopping center with indoor theme park and more than 1000 shops is a must visit for shopping for local and international brands.Centrally located next to Jalan Imbi Station.
Located right next to Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC is a great shopping center with fashion and designer outlets and uptown cafes. Food court on third level is a nice location for lunch.

I am travelling with Kids

Kuala Lumpur is a great city to travel with kids. There are number of activties to paln before-hand when you travel to Malaysia. Sunway Resort is a must visit for a day trip in Kuala Lumpur. The theme park stretches over couple of acres has number of amazing fun-filed rides and activities for all age groups. 

There is an indoor theme Park at Berjaya Times Square Shopping center in Bukit Bintang. It has a gaming arcade, bowling alley and number of other activties for kids. 

Other popular destination is Lost World of Tumbun which is located in Ipoh. Ipoh is 240km from KL and it will be day trip if you plan to visit this place.Alternatively you can book Sunway Hotel next to the park and spend a night and two days in Ipoh. 

Other places of interest including, KL Aquria KL Bird Park- KL Butterfly Park and KL Zoo.

Day Excursions around Kuala Lumpur

Explore Ipoh City
Explore Ipoh CityDay Excurions
Explore Lost World of Tumbun, a Sunway Resort in Ipoh City. Other places of interest includes Cameroon Highlands located 1.5 hours drive from Ipoh City.
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Genting Highlands
Genting HighlandsDay Excursion
A great location for a day trip from Kuala Lumpur. 6 Resorts, theme parks, casinos and strawberry farms. There is plenty to do at Genting.
A Day trip to Melaka
A Day trip to MelakaDay Trips from KL
Explore UNESCO heritage listed Portugese district in Melaka. Great Nonya Food. Jugle Safaris and number of resorts with water parks.
Port Dicskson
Port DicsksonDay Trips from KL
Port Dickson is located at one hour drive from KL towards Melaka. This is a popular tourist resort town in summers with plenty of watrer sports. Hibiscus at Port Dickson is a world class resort.

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