Kuala Lumpur

Cosmopolitan and exotic, the capital of Malaysia is alive with modern culture and ancient history. A stunning skyline, delicious cuisine and first class shopping collide to make this one exciting city break.

It's a vibrant mixture of Chinese, Indian and Malay cultures – and this is reflected in everything from the architecture to the food. Modern skyscrapers and malls give way to ancient buildings, steamy street stalls and ornate religious buildings. From the lofty tops of the Petronas Towers, to the mystical depths of the Batu Caves, this place is spectacular.

City breaks to Kuala Lumpur are wonderful in themselves, but KL makes the perfect starting point for discovering more of Malaysia. Ask us about our tailor-made holidays to this fascinating country.


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Kuala Lumpur facts at a glance
Flight time:
12 hours
Time difference:
8 hours
Currency:
Malaysian ringgit
Flying from
Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle

Best time to go

Kuala Lumpur holidays are popular all year round, thanks to the warm, tropical climate. The city receives the most rainfall between March and April and September and November.

Things to do

Shoppers love the mix of modern malls and traditional markets in KL. Most visitors take the trip to the top of the Petronas Towers, but it's worth trying the Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower too – it's the world's seventh tallest communications tower and affords some pretty impressive views of the city. Important (and beautiful) religious sites include the Hindu Sri Mahamariamman temple, the Thean Hou Chinese temple, the Mosjid Jamek Mosque and the Batu Caves. Children (and grown-ups) flock to the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, as well as the Butterfly Park, aquarium and the Petrosains Science Discovery Centre. When it's time to chill out, head for one of the city's gorgeous parks. You can choose to spend your holidays in Kuala Lumpur shopping, sightseeing or simply soaking up the electric atmosphere.

Food and drink

Malay, Chinese and Indian communities all bring their own delicious flavours to cuisine in KL. Choose from gourmet restaurants in top notch hotels, or experience authentic Asian dining at a street stall. As well as local dishes, you'll find plenty of international restaurants – and even the odd fast food outlet.

In the evening

As you'd expect from a city of its size, Kuala Lumpur offers an impressive choice of good nights out. Start early with a traditional dance display at the Malaysian Tourist Centre, then head out to one of the city's abundant bars and clubs. From karaoke joints to cosy pubs, glam cocktail bars to cavernous clubs, KL has got nightlife covered. End the night in the enormous Zouk nightclub, with its state-of the-art lighting, big name DJs and zen-like roof garden.

Health and entry requirements

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.


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