On the back of an almost non-stop development boom over the last decade, with new hotels and offices rising in abundance, â€˜KLâ€™, as it is more commonly referred to, proudly displays its present standing as Asiaâ€™s fastest growing city. Modern buildings in a variety of styles co-exist with traditional Malay architecture and colonial reminders of a more recent past. Culture is equally diverse with the whole city drawing influences from the multi-ethnic population. Whilst Kuala Lumpur does not evoke, on the surface at least, the cosmopolitan appeal of many of its nearby neighbours, with a little exploration the city offers up some uniquely interesting and entertaining facets, not least the many popular options for outdoor dining which enjoy a constant and ever changing patronage. Kuala Lumpur offers a first class accommodation range along with an efficient transport infrastructure.
Places to Visit
- Petronas Towers and KLCCÂ g
- Islamic Arts MuseumÂ
- Menara KL TowerÂ
- Masjid Negara and Old KL Train StationÂ
- Lake TitiwangsaÂ
Getting to and Travelling around
International arrivals via the modern airport at Sepang, 30 minutes from downtown KL by high-speed rail link. Urban transportation is excellent with extensive monorail, overground and underground system, sadly none of which are integrated, although all are modern and functional. Driving can be hectic and slow at times, walking easy but potentially treacherous with steep curbs and missing pavements aplenty. A comprehensive bus and taxi network is also available.
Best Time and Weather
Temperatures range from 21Âº to 31Âº C. with an average humidity exceeding 82%. Â Rain is possible year round with March to April and September to November the wettest months.