A lot of people travelling to Asia, head for Singapore before visiting any other cities. If you’re planning a trip to Asia and you’re on a budget, you may want to consider starting off in Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysian city is one of the most diverse in Asia and is home to many cultures including Indian, Chinese, Malaysian, and Western. One of the best reasons to visit the city is that it’s more affordable than you think. Finding a budget hotel in Kuala Lumpur is simple since there are so many from which to choose. The inexpensive hotels in the city offer amenities that are usually found in luxury accommodations and include complimentary WiFi, business centres for corporate meetings and working from the hotel, and fitness centres. Many are open 24 hours a day. A lot of the budget hotels are in proximity to nightlife and many of the city’s attractions.
Sightseeing On A Budget
The Petronas Twin Towers is the most famous attraction in Kuala Lumpur. If you choose to tour the interior of the building, it will cost more than your allotted budget of RM50, so here is a helpful tip. Arrive very early in the morning to obtain one of the passes that are given to visitors each day. You’ll stay within your budget and will be able to take some amazing photos. Another of Kuala Lumpur’s attractions that’s a must-see is the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve. Tours of the reserve are free and open to the public. You can make a reservation whilst visiting the Petronas Twin Towers.
The reserve is a lush, green space in the midst of the city. The Twin Towers are built on reserve land. The vegetation and plant life in the tropical rainforest are unique to Kuala Lumpur. The beautiful forest is one of the oldest in Malaysia and celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2006. Portions of the forest are designated as a Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary and Virgin Jungle Reserve.
Neighbourhoods To Visit
Most of the attractions in Kuala Lumpur are located within two districts, Little India known as Brickfields, and Chinatown. The Old City Centre known as Old Town is the location of Chinatown. You’ll enjoy the city even more if you walk around to explore the neighbourhoods. If you prefer not to walk, the city has an efficient public transportation system. You can purchase a bus pass for RM1. Monorail and subway service runs through the city and you can travel on either mode of transportation for as little as RM2. It will cost more if you’re travelling further. You can save even more money by snacking on street food whilst visiting the sights. Street vendors are numerous all over the city and you’ll have the chance to sample favourite, regional food.
Dining Out in Kuala Lumpur
Chinatown and the Golden Triangle district of Jalan Alor feature a lot of food stalls and coffee shops or kedai kopi. The stalls resemble a food court in Western shopping malls. The food served in most restaurants in the Golden Triangle is all varieties of Chinese. The Cantonese food is especially good and inexpensive. If your preference is Middle Eastern or Arabic food, Cyberjaya, Damai, and Bukit Bintang are the best choices. The Golden Triangle is the centre for nightclubs and partying.
You can enjoy all the sights of Kuala Lumpur and stay within a budget by following these simple tips. You may save enough on your trip to do a little shopping or enjoy a night out at one of the upscale restaurants.