Aksi in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is a huge city with several district articles containing sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife and accommodation listings — consider printing them all. Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL, is the capital of Malaysia. Literally meaning “muddy estuary” in Malay, KL has grown from a small sleepy village to a bustling metropolis (metro population 6.9 million) in just 150 years. With the world’s cheapest five-star hotels, great shopping and even better food, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Sleepless in Kuala Lumpur
KL’s budget accommodation is mostly found in Chinatown in the City Centre where a bed for the night can be as little as RM20. Increasingly, more are opening in the Bukit Bintang and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman / Chow Kit and Jalan Ipoh / Jalan Pudu ( which is just opposite PUDURAYA ) areas which are near the Golden Triangle, where prices are slightly higher than in Chinatown but you’ll be next to KL’s entertainment, shopping and dining center. The places also tend to be more spacious and cozy. Try and avoid any hostels marked Rumah Tumpangan; these are dodgy boarding houses for foreign workers or cater to the trade where rooms are rented out by the hour. There are some new budget hotels which even provide free Internet Wifi access to their rooms such as Hotel Apple Inn.
Mid-range hotels are comparatively poor value in KL, and it’s worth it to spend a little extra (or look a little harder) for a true luxury hotel on the cheap. KL has a deserved reputation as one of the world’s cheapest places to experience five-star luxury, with rooms available for as little as RM250 (at the right time and with the right discounts). Most of KL’s best hotels are located in the Golden Triangle, smack in the middle of all the shopping, dining and entertainment that you will need during your visit to KL. For travellers between KL and Singapore, the Aeroline coach terminates outside the Corus Hotel making it a convenient place to stay.
There are some accommodation providers, like Hotel Caliber, that are located in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Such hotels provide guests a bit of convenient isolation from the urban bustle.
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