KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KLIA)
Transport from KLIA is by way of taxi, bus or train. The KLIA Express is a train service which reaches the transport hub of Sentral, in Kuala Lumpur, within 30 minutes. There are also bus and taxi services to the main hotels.
PEOPLE & LANGUAGE
Malaysia is an interesting melting pot of people, with the main races being Malay, Chinese and Indian. The main language is Malay, though most hotel and shop staff speak English.
Malaysia's electricity is on a 240 volt 50-cycle system. Plugs are the same as British 3-pronged plugs.
Malaysia's currency is the Ringgit, represented as `RM'. Notes are in denominations of RM1, RM2, RM5, RM10, RM50 and RM100. Coins are in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 sen.
Most restaurants and shops accept major cards such as American Express, Visa and MasterCard.
BANKS AND MONEYCHANGERS
Banks are open on weekdays. Moneychangers are usually open every day of the week. Check with your hotel for banking hours.
DRESSING & WEATHER
Outdoor temperatures in Malaysia can get quite warm and humid, ranging from 26ºC upwards. If planning a day out, check with the hotel concierge about the weather.
ENTERTAINMENT & EATING OUT
From quiet lounges to noisy sports bars; from theatres and nightclubs to dancing the night away in discos; from the finest range of international cuisine to light, tasty snacks, Kuala Lumpur offers lots of variety.
Malaysia is a shopper's haven! From the Kuala Lumpur City Centre to the busy thoroughfare of Bukit Bintang, from Mid Valley Megamall to Bandar Utama, shops are filled with local and Asian goodies and branded or designer goods alike. The Petaling Street market in the evenings offers great bargains, as do various markets around town on different days of the week.
SIGHTS TO SEE
Kuala Lumpur is within easy driving distance to many sights. Within an hour or so is historical Malacca – "Where It All Began", and the lively Genting–City of Entertainment, with its casino and theme parks. KL itself has much to explore. Museums, a panoramic view of the city from the KL Tower, the new administrative centre of Putrajaya and much more are here for you to enjoy.