Above all else, Kuala Lumpur is a great value destination. Last year, Malaysia was listed as one of the best value destinations in the world by Lonely Planet and this year Kuala Lumpur was ranked as the fourth most inexpensive international city by Trip Advisor’s TripIndex.
Without breaking the bank, travellers can stay in luxurious accommodation (Kuala Lumpur has plenty), shop and spa to your heart’s content, gorge yourself on delicious Malaysian cuisine and discover the sites of the city.
Even the transport from the airport is deluxe, convenient and unbelievably well-priced. For around $12.00 you can take the 28 minute non-stop ride to KL’s Sentral Station on the KLIA Ekspres, Malaysia’s clean and efficient high speed train. For some extra indulgence try the KLIA Ekspres VIP service and take a limousine from Sentral Station to your accommodation for only $45.00 extra.
Indulging is easy to do in Kuala Lumpur with an ever-increasing inventory of luxurious hotels. From established five star properties like the Ritz Carlton and Shangri-La to boutique developments like Hotel Maya, Piccolo Hotel or Villa Samadhi.
In the centre of KL, somewhere like the Double Tree by Hilton is perfect if you want to be right in the thick of it or if being out of town is more your style, the Club at The Saujana offers the perfect back-drop for a relaxing getaway.
If you can draw yourself away from your plush hotel, there are plenty of things to make the stopover unforgettable. Get a bird’s eye view of the city from the Petronas Twin Towers, take a walk around the beautiful Lake Gardens, visit Buddhist temples in China Town, spend a morning at the famous Batu Caves or wander around the bustling markets and streets of China Town, Malay Kampung Baru and Little India.