Information about flights to Kuala Lumpur
A distinct urban jungle, Kuala Lumpur is a bustling city with a very impressive skyline. It has some of the biggest and most diverse shopping malls in the world.
The Golden Triangle
With most of the major office blocks, shopping malls and the iconic Petronas Towers, the Golden Triangle is the hub of Kuala Lumpur. It's easily accessible by Monorail, but once you're there walking is the best way to take in the grand scale of the skyscrapers. It's also the entertainment hub of the city with many of the best bars and clubs. Sky Bar, at the Traders Hotel, is a must-see for fantastic views of the city at sunset and refreshing cocktails later at night. There are also many other clubs and bars such as Rum Jungle and the popular Beach Club.
Kuala Lumpur is one of the biggest shopping destinations in Asia. It has 66 shopping malls alone and many more markets and shopping streets, meaning there's something for all budgets. Trendy Bukit Bintang is home to many of the major shopping malls located in the ‘Golden Triangle'. There are also a number of cafes and bars if you need a shopping break. Berjaya Times Square is located there. It's one of the biggest shopping malls in the world with over a thousand shops offering mostly clothes and accessories. Pavilion KL has 450 retail shops and is a must-see for fashion lovers with a mix of high street brands such as Topshop and luxury brands like Prada. Kuala Lumpur is also a great place to buy electronics. With seven floors, Low Yat Plaza has almost any electrical item you can dream of at great prices. Feel free to haggle as competition is strong amongst the shops.
Venture out of the city
Although Kuala Lumpur is a sprawling city there are still a few opportunities to escape the crowd and connect with nature. Head just outside the city to FRIM Forest Reserve and the canopy walkway for a stunning view of the city, or on one of many walking trails to relax. For an even more relaxing time stroll through the herbal botanical garden and take in the beautiful hill scenery.
Malaysian food is some of the most popular in the world. Authentic Malaysian food is widely available on stalls, in cafés, and also in restaurants. Head to a curry house for a taste of the local favourite dish. Often found as stalls or small cafés, they offer traditional Malaysian curries such as mutton and chicken curry. They also offer Roti Canai, a really tasty curry snack usually consisting of a Roti, a small serving of curry and dhal. Kuala Lumpur also has a great selection of international cuisine with many high-end restaurants serving Middle Eastern, Chinese and Korean food.