Kuala Lumpur is the capital and focal point of Malaysia. Though much of the city is based within the modern and futuristic, Kuala Lumpur's past is still visible in its historic landmarks and British colonial buildings. This mix of old and new, along with a unique ethnic diversity, is very much a part of KL's appeal, as the city represents Asia's history, present and past.
Kuala Lumpur cruises disembark at Port Klang, located 40km from Kuala Lumpur along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
Sights to See
From the port catch a bus, taxi or train into the city of Kuala Lumpur. Here you can get an idea of the city's layout from above at the observation level of the Petronas Towers, the world's tallest twin buildings. These towers are KL's most famous buildings and are an ideal landmark to navigate from. Another landmark that's equally as famous is the Batu Caves, a limestone hill featuring a range of caves, shrines and magnificent statues. Want to see it all? Take a tour of Kuala Lumpur…
What's for Lunch
No matter what your budget, you'll be able to enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the cafes, restaurants or bars at Bukit Bintang.
If you see only one thing...
Escape the city buzz by strolling through the Lake Gardens, with a fascinating Bird Park home to a range of exotic birds.
Most locals speak English but if you wish to speak Malay, it never hurts to say Terima Kasih, which means thank you.
The Central Market, also known as Pasar Seni, in Jalan Hang Kasturi is a great place to pick up a memento such as hand carved pewter, brass and silver items.