Kuala Lumpur

👥 Population: 1.8 million

🕑 Time Zone: Malaysian Standard Time (MST): UTC +8

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🌞 Weather
🗣 Hear from a local
🚈 Getting around
🧭 Where to live
🏠 Temporary accommodation
🍏 Groceries
📼 Travel remotely
👩‍💻 Work space

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.

Weather

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 28°C.

Getting around

Uber available

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

From airport

Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Bus: There are a variety of bus services from the airport, that take anything from 30 minutes to 1 hour to reach the city.

Train: With KLIA Ekspres it takes 35 minutes from the airport to the city. Tickets start at RM55.

Car rentals: Car rental options

Within

MyRapid

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

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.

Temporary accommodation

Airbnb

Website

A 1 bedroom place typically costs between RM1,100 and RM3,000 per month.

A 2 bedroom place typically costs between RM2,000 and RM4,000 per month.

In a lot of Asia you can often find cheaper prices on Agoda, so check them out to compare.

Groceries

Markets

Bazaar Baru Chow Kit

Bangsar Sunday Market

Pasar Taman Tun (TTDI Market)

Supermarkets

Tesco

Convenience stores

7-Eleven

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.

Travel remotely

Work space

To get you started quickly, we focused on picking one, cool, unique, and comfortable coworking space per location. Prices are for a desk in a shared space, for every day use. Expect dedicated spaces to cost more.

Coworking space

Colony

Prices are from RM410 per month.