Sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur
The skybridge between the Petronas Towers is definitely worth a visit – but check out the weather first (low pressure usually means lower smog levels for better viewing). Also, get your tickets a day ahead to avoid disappointment.
The Batu Caves make for an impressive half day trip and the best way to get there is by Komuter train from KL Sentral station.
Other Kuala Lumpur tips
This city is hot. It’s always hot. So wear light clothes and be sure to drink plenty.
Don’t change your money at banks – you’ll get better rates at money changers near markets.
Check out http://www.timeoutkl.com/ for the latest events in the city.
Shopping in Kuala Lumpur
For cheap replica goods head for Petaling Street and bargain hard.
Suria KLCC at the base of the Petronas Towers offers loads of top shops open from 10am-10pm in a blissful air conditioned climate – plus a great food hall.
Kuala Lumpur tales
The Ampang area, just outside of the city centre, was where pioneering miners set up in the 1850s and from here the city grew. Before they could start mining, a local magician (or ‘pawang’) was employed to find the best terrain. The magician apparently had a good relationship with the jungle spirits and so maybe the success of this city can be attributed to this pawang.