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Malaysia Travel Guide: Budget Travel in Kuala Lumpur

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Travelling in major cities can be costly at times, it is pretty hard to budget travel especially in the capital city of the country. However, this does not necessarily applicable to the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

Surrounded by richly diverse culture and historical heritage within the city, Kuala Lumpur is the best place to visit if you plan on a budget travel trip. Experience Kuala Lumpur by trying to be a local, indulge yourself in the arts and handicrafts, enjoy in traditional Kopitiams (coffee shop) and have a nice and cosy stay. Check out the best way to budget travel in Kuala Lumpur.

Explore Kuala Lumpur with a 360˚ view at KL Tower

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Besides Petronas Twin Towers, most tourist would like to visit the KL Tower, another historical landmark situated in the heart of the city. KL Tower is currently the 7th tallest free-standing tower in the world, with a revolving restaurant on top of it, an observation deck and a Sky deck.

Their latest attraction is the Sky Box, a fully transparent view box where visitors can have a panoramic/unobstructed view on the city, and a test of height with literally sitting on top of a glass 300 over meters above ground level.

For those of you who are afraid of height, fret not, as you can still enjoy the breathtaking 360˚ view that Kuala Lumpur city provides inside the revolving restaurant or observation deck.

KL Tower is located up on top of the hill of Bukit Nanas, where tourist can easily accessible via the RapidKL train. Below KL Tower also have some nice attractions such as KL Tower Mini Zoo and KL Eco Forest Park. The tower opens daily from 9am till 10pm.

Visit Central Market

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With over 131 years of history, Central Market Kuala Lumpur has developed from a wet market during the British Colony of Malaya, till today that exhibits Malaysian culture, art and handicrafts.

Ever since it has been classified as a heritage site, Central Market is one of the tourist attraction that sells different types of arts and craftworks from all over Malaysia, attracting both local and foreign tourist. It is also the best place to visit in Kuala Lumpur, witness art & cultural events and shop for authentic souvenirs.

Located at the city centre, Central Market is within walking distance to some of the top attractions in Kuala Lumpur such as Petaling Street, Masjid Jamek and KL Sentral.

The operating hours for Central Market is from 10am to 9.30pm daily, inclusive of public holidays.

Food hunt at Petaling Street

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Just a few minutes away from Central Market is the renowned Petaling Street. There are lots of delicious and tasty local cuisines flooded in the area, where tourist just can’t get enough of it.

You can enjoy the best food in Kuala Lumpur, such as traditional Wantan Mee, Char Kuey Teow, Nasi Lemak, traditional Mochi, Apam Balik (local pancakes), Fried Sweet Potato Balls, Soya Bean and Tou Fu Fa, all in one place.

In the evening, you will also find Hokkien Mee, Claypot Chicken Rice, and back-alley hawker stalls for dinner. Malaysia is regarded as a food haven for a reason, and Petaling Street pretty much cover most of that.

Stay at RED by Sirocco, Kuala Lumpur

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RED by Sirocco, a modern-concept boutique hotel that stood tall and located strategically within the touristy city of Kuala Lumpur, pinched its landmark by having a 25 storey tall mural outside of its building, solidifies their status as having the tallest mural in Malaysia. With 143 spacious and inviting rooms, RED by Sirocco provides you with the best hotel to relax, enjoy & dream while staying with them.

You can also have a taste of South Indian & Western Cuisine at BaRnana Leaf Restaurant or a sip of coffee with freshly baked bread and pastry at BaRkery. If you keen on therapeutic treatments, do drop by RUB Bar and enjoy a relaxing body massage or foot reflexology.

For those who wanted to have a local experience, you can go to Yut Kee Restaurant, a famous Kopitiam that is a few minutes walk away from RED by Sirocco. Do take note that the restaurant would be closed on Mondays. RED by Sirocco is simply a wise choice for a stay in Kuala Lumpur.

Whether you’re looking forward to a budget trip or explore a city that was full of rich culture and heritage sites, Kuala Lumpur would simply be the best choice when you are looking for budget travel.



Contact no.: 603 2603 1133

Address: RED by Sirocco, Menara M101 Dang Wangi, No.3 Jalan Kamunting, 50300 Kuala Lumpur


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