Kuala Lumpur is city with a lot to see. KL is home to the Petronas Twin Towers, the Batu Caves and many other sights that draw in millions of travelers yearly. KL is also a well-known budget destination, where travelers can simply backpack around the city. It may be intimidating to plan out a budget-friendly vacation to Kuala Lumpur, but our easy-to-follow 5-step guide will guarantee you get the most out of your money.
Go Around Kuala Lumpur on a Budget
Kuala Lumpur has a relatively affordable public transport system. A trip on the monorail can cost RM 2 to 35 depending on the distance while buses start at RM 1. Another affordable way to go around is to download a motorcycle-booking app like Dego and you can reach your destination quick and cheap.
Book a Budget Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
For an affordable accommodation, book a hostel or budget hotel in Kuala Lumpur. You stay in group room of 3 or 4 at low prices. Staying at hostels is a great way to meet fellow budget travelers and backpackers, make new friends and exchange tips.
Dine at Food Parks
Instead of fast food, have a taste of Malaysian cuisine at low prices by dining at food parks. Popular food parks like Jalan Alor food street are teeming with stalls serving traditional Malaysian fare (Nasi Lemak, Curries) at pocket-friendly prices.
Shop in Chinatown/Little India
Shopping is very tempting when on vacation. Hit bazaars like those in Chinatown or Little India to bring home souvenirs at a fraction of the price than those found in Malls. You can find everything from clothes to gadgets at these bazaars.
Avoid the entry fees
Any vacation is incomplete without taking scenic pictures and visiting tourist hotspots. Must-see places that are easy to get to and have no entrance fee are the Petronas Twin Towers, Merdaka Square, the National Monument and the Royal Palace.
Kuala Lumpur is a city with so much to offer a tourist. For a budget traveler, you won’t be scrimping on a truly Malaysian experience exploring this big city. So what are you waiting for? Book a hotel in Kuala Lumpur and follow our tips to make the most of your trip to Malaysia.