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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hotels and City Guide

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Kuala Lumpur - Travel Tips

Kuala Lumpur Travel Tips

Visas

It is a legal requirement that all visitors posses a valid passport or another internationally recognised travel document with a minimum validity period of six months beyond the period of intended stay. A passport is also necessary for travel between Peninsular Malaysia and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak.

Visa-free stays for up to three months are granted to citizens of the United States, Japan and Western European countries.

Those from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) do not need to acquire visas for visits of up to a month. Citizens from countries in the British Commonwealth (except the Indian subcontinent) do not need visas.

Corporate travellers attending meetings and conducting business negotiations in Malaysia will be issued passes at the point of entry. However, anyone who desires to work in Malaysia must apply for a business or professional pass prior to arrival in Malaysia.

Currency

The official unit of currency is the Malaysian Ringgit (RM), divided into 100 sen. Ringgit notes are in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, and 1. Notes in denominations of 500 and 1000 have been withdrawn from circulation since 1998 and ceased to be legal tender in 1999. Coins are issued in denominations of RM1, 50 sen, 20 sen, 10 sen, 5 sen and 1 sen.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted at restaurants, shops and star-class Kuala Lumpur hotels. If your credit card is also issued with a personal identification number, it is possible to obtain cash advances from ATMs. Commercial banks in Malaysia are generally linked to international banking networks, which will allow you to withdraw money from overseas savings accounts through ATMs. Before your trip, verify with your bank to see if you can withdraw money from your home account whilst in Kuala Lumpur.

Tipping

Tipping is not obligatory, and is not encouraged unless the service is excellent. Many hotels and glitzy restaurants routinely add a 10% service charge in addition to a 5% government tax on all bills.

Health Risks

Commercial hubs in Malaysia such as Kuala Lumpur are presently safe from most sanitation-related diseases. However, it is still recommended to exercise extra precaution, like making sure meat is cooked very well, avoiding local dairy products and peeling fresh fruit and raw vegetables. Tap water in the cities is relatively safe to consume, but bottled water is a safer option when travelling to rural areas. Malaria is present in Sabah, Sarawak and some remote areas in Peninsular Malaysia, so carry insect repellent and inquire from a local doctor about protective vaccinations.

Business Hours

Department stores and supermarkets
Open:
Daily - 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Shops
Open:
Daily - 9:30 am to 7:00 pm (in Kuala Lumpur, as well as in most major towns, there are several 24-hour stores)

Banks
Open:
Monday to Friday - 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday - 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Clothing

Light comfortable clothing is the norm with lightweight woollens required for visits to highland areas. It is imperative to remember that Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country and modest attire is advisable. For men, a long-sleeved white or plain-coloured shirt and tie is the norm for business meetings. A jacket can be worn when meeting senior officials. A long-sleeved ‘batik’ shirt and long trousers are often worn for evening events. Shorts and casual shirts should be avoided. Women should dress for business events as they would do in Western countries, remembering to cover the shoulders and avoid very short skirts and shorts.





Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel

3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Gaze out over the city center as you swim in the Hilton Kuala Lumpur hotel's 400-foot freeform pool, with a tropical sun deck. Indulge in a spa treatment in the luxurious spa and sample award-winning Asian fusion cuisine at Senses restaurant. Enjoy panoramic views from...




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Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur City Centre Kuala Lumpur 50088 Malaysia

Hotel Description: Full Service - Hotel Year Built - 1998 Additional Property Description - The Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur is an Oasis of Luxury and Grandeur Designed For Demanding Guests Desiring the Utmost in Service and Comfort. The Hotel...




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Melia Kuala Lumpur

Melia Kuala Lumpur

No. 16 Jalan Imbi Kuala Lumpur 55100 Malaysia

Hotel Description Meli Kuala Lumpur is an international 4 star hotel located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city - known as the Golden Triangle. It is surrounded by business complexes and within walking distance from major shopping malls and...




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Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

The hotel of choice for discerning business travellers to Kuala Lumpur, Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is a charming hotel that exudes warm Asian hospitality at the heart of Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle. Guests of the hotel delight in Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur,...




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The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Number 168 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hotel Description: Located on the west side of Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle, The Ritz-Carlton is adjacent to the upscale Lot 10 shopping complex and the Starhill development and convenient to the central business district as well as the new... more
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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hotel DescriptionWelcome to the award winning Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur.This landmark 36 storey business hotel is superbly situated amidst five acres of landscaped gardens in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's business, entertainment and shopping district.... more
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Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur is the most accessible hotel in the city, just 28 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport by the KLIA Express train. Its futuristic silhouette is one of two 35-storey hotel towers in a new integrated development built upon the Kuala Lumpur... more
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Ancasa Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Ancasa Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, PO Box 12700, 50786 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hotel IntroductionElegant standard class hotel with 300 rooms, located in the historic district of the city. The hotel's primary purpose is to provide both business travelers and vacationers a comfortable stay. The hotel offers its guests restaurant serving... more
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Quality Hotel City Centre Kuala Lumpur

Quality Hotel City Centre Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Raja Laut Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Downtown city centre near light rail transit and Putra World Convention Centre. Walking distance to shopping area, restaurants, business district and national monuments. more
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Wira Hotel

Wira Hotel

No. 123 Jalan Thamboosamy, Off Jalan Putra, 50350 Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia

Hotel IntroductionCharming tourist class hotel with 130 rooms, located in the heart of the central business district of Kuala Lumpur. Wira Hotel offers convenient and stylish accommodation for businessmen and vacationers alike. All the bedrooms are beautifully... more
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