Travel Information



Visa and Entry Facilities
All citizens require a valid passport to enter Malaysia with a validity period of six months beyond the length of their stay.  Participants are strongly advised to make sure they fulfill all legal requirements to enter Malaysia. Besides a valid passport, an entry visa may also be required. Please visit the official website of the Immigration Department of Malaysia http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/visa to find out whether, depending on your citizenship, country of long-term residence, and the duration and reasons for your stay, you need a visa to enter Malaysia. It is highly recommended to start the process a minimum of 2 ½ months prior to your arrival. Please contact your nearest Malaysian consulate or embassy in your country of residence for further information.

Airport Transfers

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is easily accessible with many modes of transportation available to and from the Airport. For more information, visit http://www.klia.com.my and click on Getting Around.

Weather
Kuala Lumpur enjoys sub-tropical weather condition throughout the year with temperatures from around 22°C to 33°C (90°F) and can drop to around 24°C (75°F) in the evenings. 

Local Time
Kuala Lumpur time is 8 hours ahead of GMT.

Currency
The currency used in Kuala Lumpur is the Malaysian ringgit (RM). Money changing services can be found at the Kuala Lumpur Airport and at authorized locations all over the country.  You can also access your accounts directly through automated teller machines (ATMs).  Alternatively, you can exchange major currencies and traveler’s cheques for a fee at banks.  American Express traveler’s cheques are the most readily accepted, while Visa and MasterCard are the two most accepted credit cards. Apart from banks and money exchangers, major hotels are also approved to exchange foreign currency provided in notes and traveler’s cheques.   

Electricity
The electric current is 220-240 volts AC, 50 cycles per second (British BS-1363), and power plugs are three-pin, square-shaped. On request, most hotels will provide transformers to visitors with electrical appliances of a different voltage. However, it is advisable to bring an adaptor and transformer for your electrical or electronic equipment using different voltage. 

Sights and Activities in Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia is one of Asia’s safest countries, boasting a vibrant and colorful fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous cultures and customs. Over the recent years, Kuala Lumpur has transformed into a thriving cosmopolitan city and emerged as a major transportation hub for the region. Fondly known as ‘KL’, it has become a modern, bustling city of 2.3 million people and is one of the region’s most prosperous capitals. Kuala Lumpur boasts an intriguing mix of architecture throughout the city with elegant colonial buildings set amidst soaring modern edifices such as the Petronas Twin Towers. Combine this with the hustle and bustle of the city’s numerous street markets and you will find Kuala Lumpur a veritable treasure cove.

Kuala Lumpur’s fascinating sights, irresistible shopping, endless festivals, exciting nightlife and gastronomic delights make it a memorable and enchanting destination.

 

  Attractions Around Kuala Lumpur

 

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Petronas Towers
Anchoring the sprawling Kuala Lumpur City Centre, are the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Hailed as the Twin Jewels of Kuala Lumpur, a visit to KL just isn’t complete unless you’ve visited these doppelganger structures
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Menara KL Tower Standing atop the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the 421-metre-high KL Tower is, at present, the world's fifth tallest structure. The viewing deck is at least 100 metres higher than the Petronas Tower’s Skybridge.

Chinatown
The colourful Chinatown is a well-known bargain hunter’s paradise that seemingly never sleeps. Deeply immersed in Oriental culture, heritage, and history, Chinatown is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist spots in Malaysia.

Batu Caves
Batu Caves is a limestone hill comprising three main caves and a few smaller ones. Featuring idols and statues erected inside the main cave and around it, this temple has limestone formations said to be around 400 million years old.

     

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Central Market
In the beginning Central Market - also known as Pasar Seni - was a simple wet market; today it is a permanent structure that houses all sorts of traders. This landmark is reminiscent of the SoHo flea market, housing a variety of shops that retail traditional goods.

Lake Gardens Park
The urban landscape gives way to sculpted parks and dense tropical jungle. Covering 92 hectares, the Lake Gardens were created during the colonial era as an urban retreat where the British administrators could escape the hurly burly of downtown.

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Part of the renowned Lake Gardens, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is reputedly one of the largest in the world. This sprawling 20-hectare park comprises a few separate parks - as well as a free-flight walk-in aviary - which houses over 3,000 birds.

Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
Head to this relaxing recreational park surrounding Lake Titiwangsa for a picture postcard view of the city skyline. Surrounded by the relaxing walking paths and jolly boating on the lake.

     

Brickfields

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Little India - Brickfields Brickfields is Malaysia’s official Little India and used to be a simple residential neighbourhood just outside KL but was recently transformed into a wide street with Indian stores and restaurants run by the country’s Indian community.

National Museum
A major renovation and creation of an entirely new gallery has breathed new life into the National Museum, which is packed with interesting displays on Malaysia’s history, economy, arts, crafts, and various cultures.