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  • Kuala LumpurPro 2014
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    Kuala Lumpur also known as KL. the capital city of Malaysia. It has grown from a small sleepy Chinese tin-mining village to a bustling metropolis of around 6.5 million in just 150 years. With the world's cheapest 5-star hotels, great shopping malls and even local food. Every year millions of travellers from all over the world vtsited this city.

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    Great place to shop but be ready for the humidity factor other than that y people are great and place is great. It becomes alive at night especially during the holiday period

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  • Kuala LumpurPro 2014
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    At first KL was just a place I transited through en route between Thailand and Singapore. But the more time I spent in the city, the more I came to really look forward to my visits there. Wandering the street hawker alleys, stepping inside white marble mosques, joining the high-tech shopping madness, craning my neck up at the Petronas Twin Towers...it all grew on me, and now KL is one of my favorite Southeast Asian cities to take a few days off in.

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  • Kuala LumpurPro 2014
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    GREAT food and a vibrant city make this an interesting place to visit. Especially great if you make a local connection.

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    This is a great place to grab a bite to eat, do a bit of shopping, and watch the world go by. The mall has a good range of Asian and more western restaurants and shops. The shops seemed to be grouped largely by type of merchandise on offer. As suggested by Country Travel Mart we went to this nice place to pass a few hours.

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    The easiest way to combat Kuala Lumpur heat is to cool off in shopping malls, rehydrate in uber-trendy bars and grab posh nosh at your pick of global restaurants. To rest my weary head, the exquisite Mandarin Oriental is flawless. My sumptuous suite boasts floor-to-ceiling glass views of the Petronas Towers from lounge, and dining room for 10, complete with handpicked art. Meet friends for a late-night swim and drinks before retiring to a designer Orient-themed bedroom.

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    Kuala Lumpur (KL to the locals) is a sultry yet sanitized mish-mash of Indian, Chinese and Malay cultures. For a predominantly Muslim country, it's wildly tolerant (pork products are readily available in Chinatown), easy to scoot about capital city with lots of distractions including outstanding nightlife, cinemas, cultural events and massage parlors galore.

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  • Kuala LumpurPro 2014
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    The prosperous, gritty, diverse heart of Malaysia, KL is a place that virtually everyone ends up (Thanks, Air Asia!) at one time or another. Still, though it lacks the blockbuster sights of Bangkok or Beijing, the fine, big-city blend of Malay, Chinese. and Indian cultures (and food!) make this a rewarding place to pass a couple of days. Like many other SE Asia cities, it's also a shopping and partying mecca, though such pursuits, as anywhere, quickly take a toll on the wallet.

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    Nation's capital, Kuala Lumpur offeres various fun. Food scene in KL is one of the best in Asia, religious sites, various interesting neighbourhoods and also night life. Plan your time wisely in Kuala Lumpur, you'll need at least a few days to enjoy this interesting town.

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  • Kuala Lumpur

    Very Bad Experience in Kuala Lumpur for a week with family. The Hop-On Hop-Off site seeing bus guide misbehaving with tourists and he is not aware of the privileges given by the MTIC and drag me to the Police station. We will not suggest or recommend Hop-on and Hop-off for the family site seeing trip.

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  • Kuala LumpurPro 2014
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    KL is a clean and modern sprawling city with great restaurants, loads of shopping malls, and interesting places to go sightseeing (e.g. Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, KL Bird Park.) Be forewarned though that the transit system is confusing since each rail line is owned by a different company. Thus, you have to pay each time you transfer. With expenses on taxis, it can kind of get irritating because you end up spending more than you'd like on transportation.

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    Many backpackers brush off and blow through Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, only to move on to more interesting places. True, it does have it's share of uninteresting air-conditioned malls and international-brand shopping, but if you take some time to explore KL, you'll be rewarded. There's some old architecture, great shopping, the Petronas Towers, and some of the best food in Asia.

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    We stayed in Kuala Lumpur for three nights and really enjoyed it. Very clean and easy to get around. We stayed at the Ritz Carlton which was beautiful. A visit to the Islamic Arts Museum is a must. We went to Petronas Towers but I didn't realise you needed to book ahead so wasn't able to go up. Disappointing, so make sure you book in advance.

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  • Kuala Lumpur

    Spent 4 days / 3 nights in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Enough time to explore KLCC but not remote areas of Malaysia. Simply put it this way, only standing in front of the Petronas Towers worth the trip, it's such an amazing piece of arts, to me they are a definitely a wonder of the world of our modern time.

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    Kuala Lumpur is a very modern city that still has neighborhoods where traditional charms still exist. Every visit always include experience and sights of both. It is one of my favorite cities in Asia.

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    Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. I liked coming here as part of my study abroad experience but it doesn't rank up there. Outside of malls and the Petronas Tower you can't really get much of this city - I'll need to come back again but for now, my review is 3 stars for the boredom.

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  • Kuala Lumpur

    Nice, warm, calm considered the size. Take the tour from airport if you've an afternoon stopover.

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    The bastion of modernity is a great place to explore the best of what Malaysia has to offer in terms of food, shopping, and modern architecture. No real need to spend more than a few days but worth a stop just to see Petronas and take a dip in the pool at the Mandarin Oriental.

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  • Kuala Lumpur

    If you want anything and everything, Kuala Lumpur aka KL has it! I for one love the peace and quiet therefore I rate it as 4 stars.

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Kuala Lumpur has quietly become one Malaysia’s most popular and accommodating tourist locations. Once a sleepy Chinese tin-mining village, Kuala Lumpur, which literally means “muddy estuary,” has developed into a multi-million resident modern metropolis. Here, some of the cheapest five-star hotels in the world can be found, but just because the hotels are cheap doesn’t mean that Kuala Lumpur is lacking in things to do. You can find great shopping opportunities throughout the city, including at the Midvalley Megamall located to the south of the city proper. Excellent food like saree and banana leaf rice can be found on truly any street corner but places like Damansara and Hartamas in particular have an extensive selection of eateries and drinking spots. A rail system makes getting around Kuala Lumpur easier, and the main regional station --KL Sentral-- is south of this Malaysian Capital. Caves, a national Zoo, and the towering Petronas Twin Towers round out a solid selection of fascinating attractions in this increasingly popular tourist favorite.

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