If a tourist plans to visit Malaysia by direct flight from Singapore to Langkawi Island, you must visit Kuala Lumpur for a few days before flying back. Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s most significant, modern, and dynamic city as Malaysia’s capital city. This article will guide tourists to plan things to do in Kuala Lumpur and list attractions worth visiting.

The size of the city covers about 245 km square, formally part of Selangor state. However, in 1974 it was handed over by Sultan Selangor to the Federal government to be made as a capital city and administered directly.

Brief History of Kuala Lumpur

The history of Kuala Lumpur started in 1857. Raja Abdullah sent 87 Chinese miners to Ampang from Klang to find a tin deposit. From the city of Klang, they went down the Klang River until they reached the junction of two rivers, the Gombak River and the Klang River. Due to the overload and the shallow river, they had to land and build temporary settlements on the banks of the Klang River. From the confluence of the two rivers, the name Kuala Lumpur is derived.

The discovery of large amounts of tin ore in Ampang has led to an influx of miners from China. As a result, shops selling necessities began to open along the Klang River to meet the daily needs of Chinese miners. Gradually a city was formed, which was named Kuala Lumpur.

The size of the city covers about 245 km square, formally part of Selangor state. However, in 1974 it was handed over by Sultan Selangor to the Federal government to be made as a capital city and administered directly.

Where Kuala Lumpur Situated?

Reasons to Visit Kuala Lumpur

The unique features of the city of Kuala Lumpur that tourists need to know compared to other capitals in Asia. After you find out, I’m sure you won’t hesitate to visit Kuala Lumpur as your holiday destination.

Vast Activity and Attractions

Whatever the purpose or with whom you visit Kuala Lumpur, whether for a holiday, attending a conference or meeting, the city has a wide range of activities and attractions suitable for all ages.
To help tourists have the best holiday experience in Kuala Lumpur, here are the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur for your reference.

Full detail about things to do in Kuala Lumpur

One Day trip to National Park Pahang from Kuala Lumpur
Tourists enjoying the scenery of tropical rainforest in National Park Pahang

Diversity Population

The population in Kuala Lumpur city center is 1.76 million people. In comparison, the number in greater Kuala Lumpur is 7.5 million people. The three largest ethnic groups live in the city: Malay/Bumiputra 44.9%, Chinese 43.2%, Indian 10.3%. While other ethics groups account for 1.60%.

Apart from Malaysians ethnic, there are foreign workers from Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar and Vietnam. They work in various sectors such as manufacturing, health center, construction, restaurants and security guards. The beauty of these people, they retain the culture, language and food.

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The people of Kuala Lumpur consist of various ethics and races who live in tolerance and harmony.

Cheapest 5-Star Hotel in The World

According to the website Luxury Travel Blog website, Kuala Lumpur city has the cheapest 5-star rate globally. The average rate of a 5-star Hotel in Kuala Lumpur is about USD94 per night, it USD10 cheapest compared to Ho Cho Minh City and USD14 lower than Bangkok city.

Excellent road system making the trip to the attractions very productive and efficient. Travelers can do and see more things in a shorter time. As a result, lower average daily cost traveling is a significant point for tourists to visit Kuala Lumpur. According to the BudgetYourTrip website average daily cost to travel to Kuala Lumpur is RM218 or USD52 per-person. It costs much cheaper if tourists stay in AirBnB or Backpacker Hostel.

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Majestic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur

Beautiful City

Kuala Lumpur is an excellent city for a photographer and social media influences. We have many subjects and perfect weather to take a fantastic photo to impress your followers.

Kuala Lumpur has the tallest twin building, the tallest statue, the most enormous donation box and the most giant tankard globally. KL also has a beautiful forest and waterfalls. All the photo attractions are FREE and located in the city. You will regret not visiting Kuala Lumpur when traveling to Southeast Asia.

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A newly built pedestrian bridge named Lintasan Saloma near Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Tower (KLCC). This bridge have unique design based Malay culture

Variety Public Transportation

Moving around in Kuala Lumpur should not be a problem because tourists have plenty of options to travel. The city has almost all modes of transportation.

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Free Public Bus Service in Kuala Lumpur City

Visit Kuala Lumpur FAQ

Is Kuala Lumpur Open to visitors?

Yes, Kuala Lumpur is open for tourists effective from 1st April 2022.

Why should I visit Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur is considered a safe city with a unique population, cheap hotels, a variety of food, plenty of attractions, uniform weather, and Malaysia currency lower than USD or EURO.

How many days do you need in Kuala Lumpur?

No specific day you need to stay in Kuala Lumpur. It all depends on what you plan to do.

What are the top sightseeing places in Kuala lumpur?

Try Kuala Lumpur city tour combine with Batu caves visit