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Kuala Lumpur


  • Flight Time: 12 Hours
  • Time Zone: UTC +8:00
  • Best Time to Travel: April - September

Kuala Lumpur is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan and modern cities. Over the last 10 years KL has been transformed into a modern thriving metropolis with spectacular buildings like the Petronas Towers and extensive shopping malls. Unlike many Asian cities, KL still has many beautiful old buildings from a bygone era, green areas and friendly charm.

Kuala Lumpur sits at the halfway point of the west coast of the Malay peninsula, 35km (22 miles) inland in the Klang River Basin. A unique blend of old colonial and new Asian where Chinese tea houses, Indian shops and Malay hawker stalls line streets next to world-class hotels and super hi rise office blocks.

The city anchors a conurbation known as the Klang Valley, which roughly follows the Malacca Strait-bound Klang River. KL’s old city centre, which contains the colonial core, is centred around the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers, where Kuala Lumpur was first settled. Sights such as the Jamek Mosque and Independence Square are found here. South of this historic heart is the Chinese-inflected Petaling Street. To the northeast of the confluence is Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), the new city centre with its famous Petronas Twin Towers, which sits in the financial district known as the Golden Triangle. South of KLCC is the swanky shopping district of Bukit Bintang.

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    Park Royal Hotel

    Perfectly situated in the centre of the Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle location, Park Royal Kuala Lumpur is simply minutes from the shopping, entertainment and also business centre.

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  • Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
    Kuala Lumpur

    Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

    Shangri-La Hotel KL, is renowned for its consistent extraordinary customer service, culinary and dining experience. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s commercial, entertainment and shopping district with easy access to most tourist attractions.

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  • Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
    Kuala Lumpur

    Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

    Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is 70km from KL Int. Airport. It offers free shuttle and direct access to and from Suria KLCC Shopping Mall and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Pavilion Mall and Bintang Walk shopping district are within 1.5km from the Hotel.

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About Malaysia

Our dedicated Malaysian holiday team are passionate about travel and will help you choose sights, activities and cultural experiences that will enrich your holiday.

One of Malaysia's key attractions is its 'diversity'. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts while five-star hotels sit just metres away from ancient reefs. Rugged mountains reach dramatically for the sky while their rainforest-clad slopes sweep down to floodplains teeming with forest life. Cool highland hideaways roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves. For the perfect holiday full of surprises, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.

  • Travel Guide

    • To experience Malaysia in celebration, annual festivals are Chinese New Year in January or February.
    • Buddhist Vesak festival in May-June and the Hindu Diwali festival of lights in October or November.
    • Malaysia also get many visitors during the school holidays between June and early September.
  • Getting There

    • Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur is one of the busiest flight hubs in Asia.
    • Malaysia Airlines is the country's national carrier.
    • Direct flights from London to Kuala Lumpur take approximately 12 hours and 25 minutes.
  • We Recommend

    • Visit Langkawi, a glorious region made up of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea.
    • Visit Taman Negara national park, an emerging eco-tourism hotspot in the centre of the peninsula.
    • Explore Kuala Lumpur's many museums for an introduction to Malaysia's multi-faceted culture.
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  • A Malaysian Tropical Paradise Escape
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    A Malaysian Tropical Paradise Escape

    Take a visit to Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysia capital and one of Asia's most modern cities. This city owns a dramatic skyline that you will never forget. Then travel on to Langkawi with its beautiful sweeping coastline and tropical sandy beaches

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  • Traditional Malaysia Tour in Kuala Lumpur & Penang
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    Traditional Malaysia Tour in Kuala Lumpur & Penang

    Lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur and gaze at a skyline with the most incredible buildings you will never forget. Then journey on to Penang widely known as the Pearl of the Orient and explore Its natural beauty and exotic heritage

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  • Idyllic Malaysian Explorer
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    Idyllic Malaysian Explorer

    Take a visit to Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysia capital and one of Asia's most modern cities. Then visit Borneo which is a physically stunning place with its deep green jungle and shockingly blue ocean. Then stay in the luxurious Tanjong Jara resort

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