Quick Guide | Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

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The basics

Entry Requirements: Valid passport which must be valid for 6 months past departure date. Foreigners are required to register their fingerprints at point of entry. Children under 12 are exempt from this. Occasionally travellers are subject to a temperature check in order to keep H1N1 down.
Security: Petty crime (pickpocketing, theft of mobile phones). As always beware of your surroundings, don’t carry more cash than you need, don’t flaunt any expensive personal belongings, and make sure your passport/visa are in a safe location.

Homosexual activity is illegal.

Currency: Ringgit (MYR). Some major hotels will not accept credit cards due to fraud. ATM’s are available.
When To Go: The weather is generally always warm (22-32 C). However, on average they receive about 200 days of rain a year. May-June is considered the driest months which very little rain. March-April, and October-November are the “monsoon seasons” with 400-700 mm of rainfall.
Time: +12 hours (EST)

Don’t Miss!

Petronas Towers – Twin skyscrapers which were the tallest in the world from 1998-2004. They are the main landmark of Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur Tower – A tower which stands 421 meters, with a roof which adds another 335 meters. There is a revolving restaurant which gives customers a panoramic view.

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Batu Caves – limestone hill which has a series of caves and a temple. It is the most popular Hindu shrine outside of India.

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Bukit Bintang – Shopping and entertainment district. It is the most prominent retail belt in Kuala Lumpur.

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KLCC Park – public park which was designed to provide greenery to the Petronas Towers, which takes up 20 hectares of land.

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Jamek mosque – one of the oldesnt mosques in Kuala Lumpur; dating 1909.

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