The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is a feast for the senses. Futuristic skyscrapers tower above lush, forested parks. Traditional multi-tiered temples and ornate mosques adorn streets filled with colonial architecture. Incense infused bazaars stand shoulder to shoulder with sprawling shopping malls, and sizzling street food competes with world-class fine dining. Luxury Kuala Lumpur holidays offer a truly unforgettable experience.
Kuala Lumpur is a global city and the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia. In the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, you'll find the iconic Petronas Towers dominating the skyline. Wander the 50 acre garden of KLCC Park and capture stunning views of the twin skyscrapers. Visit Avenue K and Suria KLCC and discover two deluxe malls lined with exclusive designer stores. Be sure to stop by Aquaria KLCC, a world renowned oceanarium with over 5,000 exhibits.
Bukit Bintang is regarded as the premier shopping and entertainment district in Kuala Lumpur. It's a lively place with a fun nightlife. The area has lots of restaurants and award-winning luxury shopping complexes like Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Starhill Gallery, Fahrenheit 88 and Lot 10. In the Brickfields neighbourhood, walk the colourful maze of Little India and explore the ornate Hindu temple Sri Kandaswamy Kovil, the Buddhist pagoda Maha Vihara and a wealth of jewellers.
At Merdeka Square, you'll find lots of museums and art galleries, as well as exquisite colonial architecture like the distinguished Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Enjoy natural beauty in the heart of the city and stroll the tropical oasis at Perdana Botanical Garden or head into a wild rainforest at KL Forest Eco Park, home to canopy walks, an interactive zoo with exotic animals, and the mighty KL Tower.
With a tropical climate, Kuala Lumpur enjoys temperatures of around 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year. It's a place that can be visited any month, although a popular time for luxury travellers to visit is from May to August.
From March to April and September to November, the city experiences its wetter months. Typically, rain comes in short, sudden downpours that leave clear skies and comfortable temperatures. Kuala Lumpur is well adapted to these rains with covered walkways and brilliant public transport.
As with any holiday, it's a good idea to carry some identification with you, and keep a photocopy of your passport. British nationals do not need a visa to enter Malaysia and can stay up to 3 months. Visit GOV.UK for more advice on visas and travel.
A luxury getaway to Kuala Lumpur presents you with some of the finest dining available in Malaysia. At your hotel, expect Malay specialities and international cuisine prepared by experienced chefs who craft each plate to perfection. You'll also get to try award winning Cantonese menus and international favourites.
Enjoy unique experiences like rooftop dining and gaze out across the futuristic skyline with views of the Petronas Towers. Be sure to visit Taka by Sushi Saito, a restaurant created by the three-starred Michelin masterchef, and his first outside of Tokyo.