Surviving Kuala Lumpur: A Guide

Kuala Lumpur, the beautiful capital of Malaysia, is known for its nostalgic colonial buildings, twinkling towers, and a series of natural wonders. There is a lot to do in KL that it can be difficult to decide what to do first. Worry not, this travel guide is designed to make planning easier for you!

When Should I Visit?

Since Malaysia is a tropical country, its dry throughout the year even though it rains frequently. If we had to choose, the best time to travel to Kuala Lumpur is in May, June, and July when the weather is hot, and there’s a low chance of rain.

How Do I Get Around the City?

There are a few transportation options that are available. If you’re on a budget, buses from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur can get you to your desired location in hours. For those who want to take a faster route, you can pay extra to take a train.

Mobile transportation apps such as Grab Car and Uber makes transportation a breeze. However, you need to watch out for the traffic gridlock during rush hours. Stay away from traffic from 7:30 – 9:00 AM and 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

For intercity travel, a ticket from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is about 70 MYR while flights are around 200 MYR. Trains from KL to Bangkok cost around 200 MYR while flights through that same distance is 500 MYR.

Money Saving Tips

When traveling, you always have to pay attention to your budget. While spending above your budget is fun, you’ll have more fun letting your money extend throughout your stay. Here are some tips to help you get started.

Explore on Foot

Little India and China, the neighborhoods with the largest amount of tourists, can be explored within a day without wasting money on transportation.

Be Wary of Scams

Find out how much tourist attractions cost before arriving at Kuala Lumpur. For instance, the Batu Caves are free to enter, but there will be plenty of people outside attempting to sell your fake ticket.

Use Ride Shares

Uber is the best way to travel inside a city without paying extra for a taxi or wait for a bus. You can use the Uber Pool option, which allows you to share a ride to receive better savings.

Shop at Lot 10

Lot 10 is a shopping mall based in Kuala Lumpur sells real designer clothes for inexpensive prices, making it one of the cheapest services in South East Asia.

Stay in Chinatown

Chinatown is a cheaper neighborhood in KL, and it’s close to the most attractions. If you’re unable to find lodging there, check for the nearest location with the lowest prices. This will save you hundreds on your budget, making it easier to enjoy Kuala Lumpur fully.

You have to plan in advance if you want to have fun in Kuala Lumpur. Buses from Singapore to Kuala   can get you there within hours. Once you’re there, you can devote time exploring the beautiful beaches and scenery that if offers.