Best Places to Stay in Kuala Lumpur

It pretty much depends on your preference and objective of stay. If you are here for traveling leisure, it would be best to stay in the city center although now there are also quite a number of service apartment for rent just a little outside of the city. However, if you are here to stay for the next few years or so, you may wonder what are the areas that you can opt for. It really depends on your budget as well as one is aware that the cost of renting or purchasing a condominium in KL City Center can burn quite a huge hole in your pocket. The pros is that the public transport is easily accessible and you can get around at ease but the con as much as any city center offers is jam packed with people.

If you are looking for a much quieter place to stay and transport is not a problem, you can opt to consider smaller upper class suburbs such as Bangsar, Mont Kiara or Sri Hartamas. These areas are just 10-15 mins away (via car) from the city center and offers a much wider range of house selections from condominiums to service apartments to landed properties. The rent and sale of homes of would be slightly cheaper but it would depend on your choice of property land. Food selection is easily accessible but you may find more choices of western cuisines as most western expatriates prefer these areas as their choice of stay

For Asian expatriates, you can considerably find them in areas such as Taman Desa or Ampang where you can find Japanese and Koreans. These areas are also close to the city center with similar distance with Bangsar, Mont Kiara or Sri Hartamas

Another up-coming area of choice nearby the city would be Kuchai Lama where you can find more China Chinese. This area is already known to be more populated with local Chinese but you can now easily find more and more China cuisine selection in this area. The property rent here is considerably much cheaper as its slightly further away from the city (about 20 minutes away) and public transportation is still under rapid transformations and development due to close proximity to KL. However, if you are travelling via car as your main mode of transport, its an area you can consider with easily accessible highways which leads you to the south of Malaysia (towards Johor) or west towards Port Klang

Depending on how you get around the city, where you would like to go and your budget, KL is a city big enough to cater to anyone’s needs and demand

10 Things You Need to Know About Beautiful Malaysia

  1. Malaysia is located near the equator at South East Asia surrounded by its neighboring countries of Thailand, Brunei, Singapore & Indonesia
  2. Malaysia’s weather is classified as tropical with hot, humid and rainy whole year long. Temperature varies between 29/32 °C to 25/27 °C. There are usually 2 monsoon seasons; the northeast monsoon which happens around mid October to January and southwest monsoons which happens between June to September. During these seasons, it would not be suitable to visit beaches where areas are affected.
  3. Malaysia’s landscape is broken down into 2 parts separated by the South China Sea – The Peninsula Malaysia and East Malaysia. Peninsula Malaysia which is the mainland of Malaysia shares is land borders with Thailand in the North and is separated by the Straits of Johor with Singapore on its South. As for East Malaysia, its located on the Borneo Island sharing its borders with Brunei and Indonesia
  4. Malaysia’s population is estimated at around 32 Million in 2018 with the Malays as the largest ethnic group, followed by Chinese, Indians and other indigenous ethnic groups
  5. Malaysia consists of 13 states and 3 federal territories. These 13 states are Penang, Selangor, Johor, Sabah, Malacca, Sarawak, Perak, Pahang, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis. Meanwhile, the federal territories are Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan.
  6. Malaysia’s official language is Bahasa Malaysia, with some similarities with Bahasa Indonesia but English is commonly used and widely spoken among its citizens as well. Official government documents are usually written in Bahasa Malaysia but you may also find common documents such as banking documents to be written in English as well
  7. Malaysians love for sport is known to be badminton. Talk about any badminton tournament and you will get most Malaysians talking excitedly. Apart from badminton, Malaysians love football, marathon and cycling.
  8. Malaysia’s culture varies because of the various ethnicities that are subsiding in Malaysia. A melting pot of races, Malaysians all live harmoniously together tolerating and respecting each other’s culture and beliefs. One thing all Malaysians have in common is the love for food
  9. You can find a variety of different types of food in Malaysia mostly because of the different ethnicities. Due to that, most of the food are already a blend of the different culture and races. A typical example would be such as Chinese food are pretty much localized and not similar to China Chinese food.
  10. Malaysia’s transportation system is still very dependable on highways unlike some countries where train systems are more frequently used. If you plan to travel between states, you can opt to take the train, drive or fly. Travelling within the city is easily accessible through the public transport, car or through e-hailing rides