Kuala Lumpur

πŸ‘₯ Population: 1.8 million

πŸ•‘ Time Zone: Malaysian Standard Time (MST): UTC +8

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πŸ—£ Hear from a local
🏠 Where to live
🍏 Groceries
🚈 Getting around
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Kuala Lumpur is the largest and capital city of Malaysia. Comfortably blending colonial architecture with a modern skyline, Kuala Lumpur is a bustling city with modern infrastructure, that offers a lot to visitors and residents.


Kuala Lumpur has a tropical rainforest climate, so it is hot throughout the year without much temperature variations. It has two seasons: dry and rainy. The average yearly temperature is 28Β°C.

Hear from a local

Here's what Zoe Chew has to say about Kuala Lumpur:

Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, this city demonstrates lifestyle, diversity, culture, history, food, and convenience that is compelling for digital nomads, travelers, and local citizens.

My favorite parts about Kuala Lumpur:

- Highly accessible to public transportation (bus, cab, MRT, e-hailing)

- Affordable lifestyle with the option to "scale up or down" depending on budget

- High-end restaurants and luxury brands to satisfy the connoisseurs

- Rooftop bars with Instagrammable landscape of the city

- Street foods with wide varieties that blend in the West and East cultures

- A place where you can travel & pack light due to tropical & humid weather all year round.

Where to live

KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre): Good for first timers, families, all budgets and ages. Plenty of entertainment, shopping, restaurants, street food. Lively, vibrant and has many landmarks.

Bukit Bintang: Hustle and bustle. Many malls and shopping opportunities. Lively nightlife. Plenty of entertainment, shopping, restaurants, street food.

Useful resources










Bazaar Baru Chow Kit

Bangsar Sunday Market

Pasar Taman Tun (TTDI Market)



Convenience stores


Getting around

From airport

Kuala Lumpur Airport

Methods:Β Train, bus, taxi



Methods: Bus, Trishaw (bike taxis), rail, ferry

Uber available

❌ no, use Blacklane, Grab and local taxis instead.

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