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