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What are the major attractions in Kuala Lumpur?
If your trip to Kuala Lumpur is all booked but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.You may need to ask the boss for some more time off, because Kuala Lumpur is simply bursting with iconic sights and landmarks. First off, be sure to see Petronas Twin Towers and Petaling Street. You won’t want to miss Merdeka Square and Malaysian Houses of Parliament either.Discover the best that this city has to offer by adding Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur Tower to your travel itinerary. If you’ve got an extra day handy, drop by Suria KLCC Shopping Centre and Jamek Mosque as well.Close to the city center, Berjaya Times Square is one sight you might like to consider adding to your to-do list. KLCC Park and Jalan Alor are also close by and worth taking the time to see.
What are the best road trip destinations near Kuala Lumpur?
If you’re looking for a day-trip destination, we know just the place. Sitting 20 miles away, Klang is worth jumping in the car for. Among your first stops here should be Aeon Jusco Bukit Tinggi Shopping Center, Setia City Mall and Wet World Shah Alam. Seremban is another popular destination. It’s 35 miles away and boasts tons of fun things to do. Palm Mall, Seremban, Terminal One Mall and Seremban International Golf Club are only the start.
Where are the best convention centers near Kuala Lumpur?
If you have some important work-related business to see to in Kuala Lumpur, there’s a high chance you’ll be spending a lot of time in a convention center. If that’s the case, you might want to hear about the ones that have hotels and cafés nearby:

  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (0.5 miles away).
  • Petronas Philharmonic Hall (1 mile away).
  • Putra World Trade Centre (2 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Kuala Lumpur?
Nothing spells fun like a good ol’ road trip, especially when you’re journeying somewhere as fabulous as Kuala Lumpur. With famous attractions like Petronas Twin Towers and Batu Caves, there’s so much to see and so little time. That’s where a rental car works its magic. You’ll be able to cross off many more places — but select something small for easy city driving, like an economy car. If you don’t want to tackle the concrete jungle, Selangor abounds with natural gems. Swap the zippy runabout for something bigger, like a four-wheel drive, and explore the most popular mangroves.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Kuala Lumpur?
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes your car choice important. If you’re about to head off on an epic road trip around Kuala Lumpur, a spacious SUV could be the best solution. If you’re hoping for the best possible price and plan on sticking mostly to the city, an economy car is a smart pick. All you need to do is choose what’s the best fit, throw your bags in the back seat, and clock up those miles.
What side of the road do they drive on in Kuala Lumpur?
Motorists drive on the left-hand side of the road in Kuala Lumpur. If you’re planning to grab a rental car here, be aware that the driver’s seat will be on the right. It could take a bit to get the hang of!
Is it difficult to park in Kuala Lumpur?
Nabbing a parking space in Kuala Lumpur isn’t too difficult. Of course, it can depend on where you are and when — it could be a bit tricky parking in the very center during busy periods.
Does Kuala Lumpur have peak-hour traffic?
It’s safe to say that you’ll encounter some heavier traffic in Kuala Lumpur, given its population of about 1,454,000. For a smooth journey, you may want to avoid driving in the morning and afternoon rush hours.
Are there speed limits in Kuala Lumpur?
Speed limits vary in and around the city of Kuala Lumpur, but usually range from 35km/h to 110km/h. Most residential areas have a maximum speed of 35km/h unless signed otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Selangor?
Normally, one of two things will happen. Your chosen rental car company may charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the usual practice. Alternatively, it may forward your contact information to local authorities so the fine is issued to you directly.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Kuala Lumpur?
Like many places, regular cell phone usage is prohibited while operating a vehicle in Kuala Lumpur. However, an exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just ensure you maintain focus on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Kuala Lumpur?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Kuala Lumpur is 0.08%. If you’re planning a big night on the town, leave your rental car behind and organize another way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Kuala Lumpur?
Yes it is. However, before you turn you are required to bring the vehicle to a complete stop and only move on if the lane is free of traffic.
Are seat belts compulsory in Selangor?
In short, yes. Although, there are a couple of exceptions for vehicles used by public transportation systems.

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