Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia): General information, weather, seasons

General information

Куала-Лумпур, башни Петронас

The capital of Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur), began to grow since 1857 on the site of a small settlement of tin miners. In 1880 it became the capital of one of the Malay States - Selangor, and in 1895 he was created by the British colonialists of the Federation of Malay States. Since 1957, Kuala Lumpur became the capital of an independent state the Federation of Malaya, and later, in 1963, Malaysia. The city's name translates from Malay as "muddy estuary", because of the waters of the rivers Klang and Gombak, which merge in the city and gain from the abundance of silt brown color. Locals call the town for short "Kay-El".

Population (including suburbs) is 6.5 million people and no suburbs with 1.8 million in 2010. The city has distinct areas with representatives of the communities (Chinese, Malay, Indian).

Kuala Lumpur is a modern developed city, while preserving the identity of ethnic communities. Modern architecture the city is famous all over the world ex the highest in the world the twin towers "Petronas", but is not exhausted by it. In the city you can discover many historical and cultural attractions, including modern malls and go shopping in its numerous shopping centers. Kuala Lumpur is also known as the most affordable city in the world five-star hotels. Every year it holds one of the first stages of the world championship "Formula 1" Grand Prix of Malaysia.

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The city has preserved its historic tradition and ultra-modern skyscrapers of glass and concrete side by side with Chinese temples and open-air restaurants of local cuisine. Shopping enthusiasts can indulge their passion in a huge modern shopping centres or street markets. Low cost and quality products are a pleasant surprise.

CL is visited by tourists mainly as a Supplement to the main holiday resorts of Malaysia, stopping here for a day or two. Another category of tourists in KL – "wizardspike" from Thailandto extend the visa-free stay.

Two days to discover the main attractions of the city and large enough. To stay in KL longer than 2 days probably isn't really worth it, unless you want to learn more about the city.

On the beaches here don't count: the capital lies 35 kilometers off the West coast.

Weather in Kuala Lumpur, the tourist seasons

The tourist season in Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur in particular is all year round. The climate of Malaysia generally Equatorial, monsoon. Average daily and annual temperature fluctuations are small: 25C to 28C.

On the West coast and in Kuala Lumpur the rainy season occurs in April, may and October. In these months the rains are very intense, but short-term, mainly in the dark.

Seasons in Kuala Lumpur by months*

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* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit

Weather Kuala Lumpur and forecast

Time in Kuala Lumpur

Time difference between Moscow and Malaysia (and its capital) +5 hours. Current time in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia):

Helpful information

Where to buy Souvenirs in Kuala Lumpur? For Souvenirs it is best to go for the stalls in Chinatown or Central Market (Central Market). To visit the market in Chinatown in the evening, because at this time there is a night trade. It is believed that the prices in the Central market is below, but here and there you need to bargain.

Where to buy counterfeit goods in Kuala Lumpur? The most popular place for the sale kontraktnoi products of various types – stalls of Chinatown, located under the roof on the street Petaling.

Where to buy electronics in Kuala Lumpur? A very popular place with low prices on electronics at the Mall Low Yat Plaza, which is located in the district of Bukit Bintang.

Where is the Ferris wheel Eye on Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur? In 2010, the Ferris wheel is "rolled" in Malacca, so in KL do not look for him.

Where are the towers of Kuala Lumpur? Details about the twin towers and how to reach them in the section "sights of Kuala Lumpur".

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Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Andrey.. 20 Oct 2016, 20:01
Then it turns out Rapid KL can be used in the city,but not all modes of transport? ...
admin 21 Oct 2016, 04:33
Rather, Rapid KL operates in the city, and KTM is already commuter trains. ...
Katerina 03 Jan 2017, 02:12
September was flying from Bali to Seoul a low-cost carrier airasia via Kuala Lumpur. Specially made dock 12 hours. I walked the entire downtown, while getting to the Petronas twin towers, the whole day there, and spent. To be honest, in addition to towers in the city did not impress, I would be glad if someone tell me that you can still see when we're in town next time. Tip: at the airport terminal, klia2 is very expensive Luggage, take your stuff on the bus to the bus station, there's a lot cheaper. ...
admin 04 Jan 2017, 09:56
On taste and color as they say... but me in KL very much. Even just to be there and walk constantly something new to discover interesting. Of course it's not Bangkok, with its Palace and temples in KL be sure to visit Batu caves, the main mosque, independence square, national Museum. In addition, a lot of interesting places there. ...
Natashi 08 May 2017, 16:00
There are 4 lines of free buses to all the attractions. About them separately is written here. Type in Google free buses KL. To the tower you should go, I was in the restaurant at the same time and ate cheaper than just visit. In fact, the market was very beautiful. Chinatown is not worth, do not go. ...
123 CATHERINE 22 Dec 2017, 02:19
Good day!!! Please tell me we fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur after 4 hours flight to Seoul with another airline and will need to get Luggage and check it again, whether I understood what kind of Luggage you need to take a ride on the automatic train Aerotrain, go through passport control then go to baggage, then climbed to the fifth floor to register, check-in baggage and return back to the satellite terminal??? ...
admin 22 Dec 2017, 10:07
Need to clarify whether you have to change terminal from international to budget, because there is also fly international flights. If there is a change, that's right, you get the Luggage, but then do not return to satellite and go to KLIA2 on aerotrain - https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/malaysia/ ... kliatolcct.
If you are not changing terminals, you will have to do as you described. But just in case, verify at check-in and Luggage delivery, can make out from to the end point. This, of course, is unlikely, so it is not accepted, sometimes they are combined flights, when the plane of one airline and tickets from different airlines. ...
Вадим2 05 Jan 2018, 16:20
Fly from KLIA to Penang flight Malaysian airlines baggage, flight to 11-15. To go from Kuala Lumpur will the bus from Pudu bus station (near the hotel), the bus arrives at KLIA and 08-15 to 09-00, that is, until the flight will be 3h or 2H 15 min.
Please tell me, in Your opinion, what bus it is better to use, can be the delay (cancellation) of buses and how much time is needed at the airport for check-in and baggage drop? ...
admin 05 Jan 2018, 16:59
Hello Vadim! I would definitely choose the earlier flight. On the road anything can happen, so the extra time needed. Besides 2 hours 15 minutes it's practically right next to the international flight, because you have to check-in, passport and customs control, to get to the satellite terminal. Queues may not be each of these controls, and may be here as lucky, it is impossible to predict as to risk an international flight is impossible. And when you buy tickets in puduraya be sure to check where you can catch the bus. Primarily used to go from a stop from MyDIN nearby, but maybe that has changed. ...
valera-tur@bk.ru 06 Jan 2018, 16:54
good evening, tell me how to pay for subway in KL,GK use the octopus card , but in KL? ...