The underrated Kuala Lumpur is more exciting than you think

Welcome to the world of Kuala Lumpur!

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Malaysia is located near the equator, with abundant sunshine and pleasant climate. It has many high-quality beaches, strange islands, primitive tropical forests, precious animals and plants, long-standing cultural relics and prosperous cities. As a multi-ethnic country, there are many cultures here. In this land with beautiful scenery and rich products, you can feel the folk customs, religious culture and rich food from all countries.

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Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city of Malaysia, with soaring buildings and numerous shops. The world’s tallest twin tower is the first landmark of this modern city. Whether you climb the 88th floor to enjoy the night view of the city or stroll through the air bridge to experience the thrill, it is a unique experience. Kuala Lumpur has not only the luxury style of modern metropolis, but also the charming charm of ancient flavor. The customs and traditions have their own characteristics, the multi-cultural vitality is endless. In addition, it also integrates the South Asian cuisine of China, India, Europe and the United States to give you a feast.

Practical information of Kuala Lumpur

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Visa: e-signature or landing visa, e-signature can be handled by itself or submitted to travel agency or Taobao agency

Currency: Malaysian ringgit (Myr), 1 yuan is about 0.6177 ringgit (July 2019), it is recommended to take visa / master credit card for standby, and 300-500 US dollars cash with you.

Language: Malay is the official language. In addition, English and Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Minnan, etc.) are also widely used.

Public security issues: Public Security in Kuala Lumpur is OK. There are no safety issues during the day. Try to avoid going out alone at night. In addition, be careful of the motorcyclists

Climate: Malaysia has a tropical marine climate, hot and rainy all year round. The dry season is from June to July, and the rainy season is from October to December. Traveling in Malaysia is basically suitable all year round. Although it’s hot in the day, there are showers in the afternoon, and the monsoon blows in the evening, which is cooler.

Area code: 60, emergency call: 999.

Religion: the official religion is Islam, others are Buddhism and Christianity.

“Time difference: it is located in Zone 8 of the East. Like China time, there is no time difference.

Mobile signal: good mobile signal, 3G network coverage nationwide, local operators Maxis, digi and Celcom are recommended.

Consumption level: the overall consumption level is relatively low, and the average per meal of roadside stall is about 20 RMB.

Special products: white coffee, cardamom paste, tin products, etc. are all Malaysian characteristics.

Main means of transportation: taxis are common in the city; trains, buses and planes can be selected for cross city transportation in Malaysia; ferry can be selected for famous islands such as Penang, Bangka island and diaoman island.

Power socket: Malaysia’s plug is British standard three plug square head, which requires the use of adapter. The voltage is 220-240 V, and the domestic electrical appliances can be directly inserted into the adapter.

Customs and taboos in Kuala Lumpur

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  • Malays are forbidden to touch their heads. Except for teachers or religious ceremonies, no one can touch their heads at will.
  • Malays don’t like to be asked about their age. It’s considered impolite to ask about their age.
  • Malay people think that the left hand is not clean, and they can’t pass things to others with their left hand. When they have to use their left hand, they must say “I’m sorry”.
  • Don’t point at people with your index finger. Don’t show your foot in front of others (it’s considered insulting).
  • The Malay taboo numbers are: 0, 4, 13.
  • Do not use pig leather products, lacquer chopsticks or talk about pigs and dogs.
  • Unless allowed by the host, you need to take off your shoes before you start to visit the homes of Malays, Chinese or Indians.
  • It’s not welcome to visit at dusk, when Muslims are praying, usually after 8:30.

Recommended attractions in Kuala Lumpur

Petronas bimodal tower

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Bimodal tower is the landmark of Kuala Lumpur, and also the first stop for many people to punch in Kuala Lumpur. Bimodal tower used to be the tallest skyscraper in the world. Now it is still the tallest twin tower in the world and the 16th tallest building in the world.

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Shuangfeng tower is located in the center of Kuala Lumpur. The floors near the ground are a large-scale shopping mall, including multiple comprehensive supermarkets and department stores, world famous brand stores, food centers, entertainment centers and other comprehensive business entities. There is a Petronas Symphony Hall in the twin towers. It is a regular practice and performance place for the Malaysian Symphony Orchestra and Petronas Performing Arts Troupe. Climbing on the twin tower building, you can have a panoramic view of the beautiful scenery of Kuala Lumpur, especially when the lights are bright at night.

Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Admission: free for external visit; 80 (about 134 RMB) for adults visiting tower, 33 (about 55 RMB) for children under 12 years old; free for children under 2 years old

Transportation: take LRT to KLCC station, then you can get to KLCC mall from the station, or take Putra line light rail to the ground floor

Opening hours: 10:00-22:00

Petaling Street

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Located in the south of the old city, Zichang street is a small but lively night market in Kuala Lumpur. Most of the shops here are open after 10:30 in the morning. Generally, they are not open until noon, so you don’t need to go too early. You don’t need to read any guide manual to play here, but you can get a lot of surprises if you go around casually.

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There are also several famous snacks on the street, such as Li Feng tea house, Wang Jinlian Ji, Han Ji liangcongee, Longji barbecue, etc. you can try them if you are interested. When the night came, Zichang street was another scene, the crowd was surging, as if it were a festival. In addition, there are two main Chinese temples and an Indian temple around Zichang street. If you are interested, you can take a tour.

Address: Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Admission: Free

Transportation: take LRT yellow line to paasr seni station, and walk for about 10-15 minutes; take bus B112, 58K, u35 to Kota Raya station, and then walk for about 5 minutes to the South

Opening hours: all day

Independence Square

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Independence Square is one of the most worthwhile attractions in Kuala Lumpur, and also one of the largest squares in the world. The independent square combines a variety of architectural styles. On one side of the square are European style lawn and Dutch style architecture, and on the other side are halal style adulessamad architecture.

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There are many scenic spots around the Independence Square, including the national mosque, the old imperial palace, the Jiami mosque and the Sultan’s adushama building. After visiting the square, you can punch in a card.

Address: Jalan Raja, city centre

Admission: Free

Transportation: take the LRT yellow line to Masjid Jamek station, then walk west for about 10 minutes

Opening hours: all day

Masjid Negara

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The national mosque is located next to the old railway station in Kuala Lumpur, where many major religious ceremonies are held. This mosque is quite different from the “onion head” dome of the general mosque. It has a special star roof, highlighting the characteristics of Islam. The 73 meter high minaret looks like a rocket, which is reflected by the prayer hall beside it, forming a unique contrast aesthetic feeling.

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When entering the mosque, you should take off your shoes and wear them formally. Women should wear long sleeves and trousers to cover their hands and feet, as well as a headscarf to cover their hair, only showing their faces. There are purple or blue robes for tourists who don’t wear formal clothes in the mosque, which can be used for free after registering at the gate. In addition, the mosque is open at 9:00 and closed at 6:30 p.m. there will be 2 periods of closing. It is generally open at 3:00 p.m. on Friday every week. Before visiting, please pay attention to the opening time.

Address: Jalan Perdana Kuala Lumpur

Admission: Free

Transportation: located on JL Perdana street in Kuala Lumpur, beside the old railway station in Kuala Lumpur, you can walk there

Opening hours: 09:00-12:00, 15:00-16:00, 17:30-18:30; opening hours on Friday: 15:00-16:00, 17:30-18:30

Arrow Street

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Arrow Street is a food street with a history of more than 50 years. It is also the most famous street in Kuala Lumpur. Many people don’t count Kuala Lumpur if they don’t go to Arrow Street.

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The night market of aro street is very lively, with hundreds of kinds of food. It has been rated as “one of the top ten night markets in the world” by lonely planet. Mr. Cai Lan, a famous writer and gourmet, also strongly recommended Arrow Street.

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In addition to the variety of night market food, the graffiti architecture of aro street also has its own characteristics. In the daytime, aro street is like walking in a color palette, full of lovely graffiti. Every few steps, you have to stop to take photos.

Address: Jalan Alor

Admission: Free

Transportation: take LRT green line to Bukit Bintang station, then walk west for about 5 minutes

Opening hours: open all day, night market from evening to early morning

Bird Park

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Founded in 1991, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the largest bird park in Asia, with more than 5000 birds. Different from other zoos, the “aborigines” here live the most primitive life of birds. They can fly freely every day instead of being caged for people to enjoy.

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The birds here are not afraid of people. They often fly to the shoulders of tourists to play coquettish, or follow the little sister they like. They express their friendship in a lovely way. And they all have a high face value and a strong sense of lens. They will cooperate with you to take photos. If you have time, you can play a card

Address: KL Bird Park, 920, Jalan cenderawasih

Admission: 67 for adults (about 112RMB); 45 for children (about 75Rmb)

Transportation: located in the urban area, close to the national mosque, can walk or take a taxi

Opening hours: 09:00-18:00

Aquaria KLCC

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Kuala Lumpur Aquarium (aquaria KLCC) is one of the largest aquariums in Asia. It is a must see spot for parents and children to visit. There are more than 250 kinds of terrestrial and aquatic animals in the aquarium. There are various kinds of interactive facilities and performances that attract many people to visit.

The aquarium is located in the core area of the prosperous golden triangle, just a few steps away from the landmark Twin Peak Tower. With advanced facilities, visitors can enjoy more than 5000 kinds of marine and land creatures in the irregular multi-layer space of the central hall of Kuala Lumpur Convention and Exhibition Center.

Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Admission: adult 50 (about 84rmb), student 30 (about 50RMB), child 26 (about 43rmb)

Transportation: take LRT to KLCC station, then you can get to KLCC mall from the station, or take Putra line light rail to the ground floor

Opening hours: 10:00-20:00 (final admission time is 19:00)

Little India

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Small India is a populated area of Indians. People with long hair and turbans can often be seen. The speaker is playing Indian pop music, and the air is filled with curry flavor. In the semi open air small Indian street, in addition to some cheap Indian clothes, there are many groceries, Indian copper lamps, silver tableware and other small things. Of course, you can also see the Malay headscarf and clothing, which is a bit like the mixed style of the three ethnic groups of Malaysia.

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To Indian street, of course, it’s to eat authentic Indian food. Tourists who want to know about religious culture can also visit Hindu temples. The towers of Hindu temples are full of colorful statues floating and withering, with thousands of relief gestures and lifelike.

Address: Jalan Masjid India, city centre

Admission: Free

Transportation: take the LRT line to Masjid Jamek station, after leaving the station

Opening hours: all day

Batu Caves

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In the past two years, the red rainbow ladder, which is very popular on social networks, is located in heifengdong, a Hindu pilgrimage shrine in Malaysia, 13 kilometers away from the center of Kuala Lumpur. This is a very popular scenic spot. After painting the steps in color, many young people are attracted to punch in.

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To reach the main temple of Heifeng cave, you must climb the steep steps with 272 steps. Every year when the great treasure Festival is celebrated, more than 100000 believers climb the ladder together. The scene is very solemn and spectacular. If you are interested in religious culture or want to punch in the rainbow ladder, don’t miss the black wind cave

Address: Gombak, Batu caves 68100

Admission: free visit

Transportation: take bus No.11 at the bus station in front of Bangkok Bank or Hong Kong bank or take Komuter at KL Sentral to Batu graves station

Opening hours: 09:00-18:00 (closed on Monday)

Moroccan Palace

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You don’t have to go all the way to North Africa to pretend to be in Morocco. The building here is full of Moroccan Style. The tiles in every corner are very delicate. The carvings on the corridors and columns are also very exquisite. It’s worth taking time to experience the Moroccan garden.

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The Moroccan palace is built by the lake. The environment is quiet, and there are few tourists. You don’t need to worry about strangers entering when taking photos. Just put your pose safely and boldly!

Address: press 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Putrajaya

Admission: Free

Transportation: 30 minutes from the center of Kuala Lumpur, taxi is recommended

Opening hours: 09:00-12:00; 14:00-17:00

French village

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The French village is a popular attraction in Kuala Lumpur. This pseudo French town, located on the high mountain with an altitude of 2500 meters, retains the architectural style of the French rural town in the 16th century. It shuttles through the alleys of the small town’s foreign rooms, listening to the light and melodious dance music, and finding a coffee shop for a rest. It really makes people feel like they are in France.

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French village is higher in altitude, so it is cooler than Kuala Lumpur, and there will be no sweating when playing. If you want to go to France, you can go to the French village near Kuala Lumpur first.

Address: km 48 persimpangan bertingkat lebuhraya Bukit Tinggi, 28750

Admission: Free

Transportation: it’s far away from the city. It’s recommended to drive by yourself or find a travel agency to book a shuttle bus

Opening hours: all day

Masjid Putra

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The pink mosque is located in Putrajaya, Malaysia’s new administrative center, 30km from Kuala Lumpur. Three quarters of the entire mosque is built on Lake Blatter, also known as the water mosque. Because of the pink dome made of granite at the top, the visual effect is excellent.

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Most of the tours to the mosque are from China and India. Because of the time, most of these tours only take photos on the outside. If you are a free traveler, when you have plenty of time, you can visit inside. Because compared with the dreamlike appearance, the inside of the mosque is actually more magnificent.

Address: persiaran Persekutuan, presint 1, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Admission: Free

Transportation: it is recommended to charter

Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 on Monday, closed from Tuesday to Sunday

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