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Top FAQs for Travelers Visiting Kuala Lumpur: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

Updated: Mar 19

View on KL ower from KLCC park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1. What is the best time of the year to visit Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur has a tropical rainforest climate, meaning it's warm and humid throughout the year. The best time to visit is from May to July or from December to February when the weather is relatively dry.

2. How do I get around in Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur has a comprehensive and efficient public transport system, including the LRT (Light Rail Transit), MRT (Mass Rapid Transit), monorail, buses, and KTM Komuter trains. Please note that in some metro stations you can only buy tickets with cash (small amount notes). Taxis and ride-sharing services like Grab are also widely available and affordable. Download the Grab app and buy a sim card at the airport. Celcom is a good provider for around 10€ you have enough data for a month.

3. Do I need a visa to visit Kuala Lumpur?

This depends on your nationality. Many countries enjoy visa exemption for visits up to 90 days. However, it's important to check the most current visa information on the official website of the Malaysian immigration services or at the Malaysian embassy or consulate in your country. Make sure that you have at least two empty pages in your passport when entering Malaysia.

4. What are some must-visit attractions in Kuala Lumpur?

Some top attractions include the Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, Menara KL Tower, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Bukit Bintang (shopping and entertainment district), and the Central Market for local arts and crafts.

5. Is Kuala Lumpur safe for tourists?

Yes, Kuala Lumpur is generally safe for tourists. As in any major city, it's advisable to be vigilant for pickpocketing, especially in crowded areas, and take basic safety precautions.

6. What is the local currency, and do they accept credit cards?

The Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) is the local currency. Credit cards are accepted in many places, but it's always useful to carry some cash, especially for smaller shops and street vendors. An better option is using a Revolut card. With this card you can withdraw money and pay without any extra exchange rates or bank costs.

7. What should I know about the local culture and etiquette?

Malaysia is a multicultural society with a mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and indigenous cultures. Respect for local customs and traditions is appreciated; for example, wearing modest clothing, especially when visiting religious sites.

8. Can I drink tap water in Kuala Lumpur?

Although tap water in Kuala Lumpur is treated, most locals and health advisors recommend drinking bottled water to avoid stomach problems.

9. What are some local dishes I should try?

Don't miss the chance to try local delicacies such as Nasi Lemak, Satay, Roti Canai, and various types of Laksa. The street food scene in Kuala Lumpur is a culinary adventure in itself.

Want to know more about about visiting Kuala Lumpur? Check out my blogpost below!

the two us visiting the Ptronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Great tips! heading to the other blogpost now!

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