April 17, 2018 5 min to read

Things You Need to Know Before Holiday to Kuala Lumpur

Category : Culinary, Destination, Holiday, Travel Hacks, Travel Tips

Kuala Lumpur or commonly known as KL is the capital and largest city in Malaysia. Malaysia is one of the most favorite tourist destinations in South East Asia. Since tourism is one of the most economic-driven in KL, there are lots of tourism destinations and chain hotels that can be found in here. Typical tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur is rather cultural ambiance and relatively low cost. Major tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur are Petronas Twin Towers, Genting Island, Bukit Bintang, Aquaria KLCC and Petaling Street (Chinatown) which are the most favorite destination for tourists. The most recent attractions and popular in Kuala Lumpur is the Heli Lounge Bar.

• How to get there

Traveler can reach Kuala Lumpur by plane, and the destination of the flight will be Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is an international airport serving flights to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The airport is located in Sepang, Selangor, about 45 kilometers from south of Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the 23th busiest airport in the world, and the major hub of this airport is Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, Air Asia X, Malindo Air and many more.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport serves domestic and international flights, some of the international flights are Bangkok Airways, China Airlines, British Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Jetstar, and Qatar Airways. These airlines connecting Kuala Lumpur to various cities in the world.

• When to Visit

The best time to visit Kuala Lumpur is during May to July, because the season is quite dry but not too hot. Kuala Lumpur has tropical season but sometimes can be flooded and getting hard rainfall, so the recommended season to visit Kuala Lumpur is on sunny season to be able enjoy the beauty of Kuala Lumpur’s nature.

Destination Etiquette
• Things you need to know before you leave

Are you planning a holiday to the only Global City in Malaysia? Before you visit Kuala Lumpur and feel the atmosphere of the country, you’ll need to make sure these 5 things! Let it be fun to explore Kuala Lumpur with sparingly and unforgettable.

The basic preparation is mandatory for you
There are some things you must have, the first is a passport. If you do not have a passport, you can go directly to the immigration office, to see the list of office locations you can click here. Well, if you already have a passport, you should check the validity period. Before leaving for Kuala Lumpur, make sure your passport validity period is six months from the date of your return, so as not to get caught because of immigration matters. Then the second is a visa, if you want a holiday no longer than 30 days, it will be visa-free. And the last is to prepare cash money, so you can exchange in money changer from rupiah to ringgit, a few days before departure.

Book flights and hotels using the Travel Online App
Well, next you look for plane tickets and hotels in Kuala Lumpur. There are lots of flight and hotel promotions of Kuala Lumpur. You can search for cheap flight tickets and check out the latest promos on via.com, which regularly gives promotions to Kuala Lumpur tourism. Starting from airline tickets, hotels, even vacation packages. You can check directly on the website via.com, or can use the mobile application via.com, if you do not have via.com app, can you download here.

To book flight ticket, type your city of origin and the destination city in the airfare search field. You can also set the price order from the cheapest to the highest price, after finding the flight that matches your budget, you can book the ticket immediately. Then you can do the same for the hotel, but you immediately type your destination city, and later it will give you various hotel choices in the area of the city.

Shopping and Culinary as Must-do Destinations

While there are many other interesting destinations in Kuala Lumpur such as the national museum or the well-known towers, shopping and eat local food are the things that shouldn’t be missed when in Kuala Lumpur. You can visit Bukit Bintang Shopping Center, Suria KLCC, Petaling Street and Central Market KL. To have a good eating experience, you can go to Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea, Village Park Nasi Lemak, Hon Kee Porridge, May King Lam Mee and many more.

Bring your clothes as polite and as comfortable as possible
Before departing, you must know the city’s climate and destination. Because this time you will go to Kuala Lumpur, which is pretty similar to Indonesia, then you can use your usual clothes just like in Indonesia. If you come around June to August, which kind of a sunny-summer season, you can wear clothes as comfortable as possible.

Must-taste Kuala Lumpur Culinary

Not just serving Nasi Lemak, Kuala Lumpur has so much more to offer. The best authentic foods of Kuala Lumpur are Roti Canai, Ramly Burger, Banana Leaf Rice, Char Siew, Chicken Rice, Hokkien Mee, and Curry Laksa. Want to try the best Kuala Lumpur food? Let’s make a holiday plan to Malaysia!

That’s 5 important things you must check before you go to Kuala Lumpur. If you don’t have a plane ticket to Kuala Lumpur yet, via.com is ready to give you flight ticket promo to Kuala Lumpur that you can find on via.id/promo.

• Common words spoken with their meaning
Melayu, Chinese and English are the most common used language in Kuala Lumpur.

• Do’s and Don’ts of the destination

When in Kuala Lumpur, it’s really important to know that some women (mostly muslims) don’t really do the handshake, but more likely to nodding and smile, so for male tourist it’s really important to not initiate handshake first. It’s also important to note that the majority of the Kuala Lumpur population are Muslims and they don’t drink alcohol, and shoes must be removed when entering places of worship such as mosques and temples. Some mosques provide robes and scarves for female visitors. Taking photographs at places of worship is usually permitted but always ask permission beforehand.

What’s for Family & Kids

Spend holiday with your family and kids in Menara Tower and FRIM Canopy Walk to get the experience of walking in the nature at the middle of the town, or go to Sunway Lagoon to the thrilling and exciting amusement park. KLCC Waterpark is also will be the best place to spend with your family. You can go swimming together and have quality time. If you and family need some kind of adventures, you may want to go to Batu Caves.

One of the best unique point in Kuala Lumpur is that this city has lots of street foods, museums, towers, and mosques. The places are usually free entry to relatively low cost entry, so traveling in Kuala Lumpur will be quite affordable and must be fun!

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