5 reasons to love Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the cosmopolitan capital that ticks all the boxes. Have you visited yet?

Here are 5 reasons why you’re going to love Kuala Lumpur too

1. A great location

If you’re exploring South East Asia, Kuala Lumpur is definitely the hub. This is excellent news for everyone because you can find and book cheap flights here from one Asian city to another.

What’s even better is that Kuala Lumpur is an affordable, safe, convenient and welcoming city to stay in for one or several nights.

There are endless accommodation options for every budget in Kuala Lumpur, and you can find the best deals on Booking.com.

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5 reasons to love Kuala Lumpur – Petronas Towers

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2. Kuala Lumpur is full of excellent food 

It’s no secret that Malaysia has some of the best food in the world. This is one of the main reasons to love Kuala Lumpur. This is why I returned often to eat around the different cities and islands.

The best thing about Malaysia, though, is that you don’t need to visit high-end restaurants to eat the best food because it’s the hawker or street-style food that everyone raves about.

The food is superb all over the country; however, the capital city of Kuala Lumpur is where you’ll find the best range of dishes. If you’re serious about trying as much of this tasty nosh as possible (you should be because it’s that good), the best way is to choose a private food experience in Kuala Lumpur and to have a local lead the way.

You can choose a private food tour of the city and the many food markets or even book a seat at the table to enjoy some home-cooked food in a Malaysian home.

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Whatever choice you make, the food you’ll get to taste in Kuala Lumpur is guaranteed to be delicious.

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5 reasons to love Kuala Lumpur – Food is amazing here!

3. It’s easy to connect with friendly locals

I’m always on the search for personal connections during my travels. In my experience, the best way to learn about the culture, customs, traditions and cuisine of a country is from the people who live there.

Some of my favourite memories of travelling are of heart-warming interactions with the people I meet. Step off the well-beaten tourist trail in Kuala Lumpur and see the city from a local perspective.

Sign yourself up for a more authentic, personal experience of Malaysian culture.

There are a bunch of private tours in Kuala Lumpur to satisfy your curiosity. I am sure you will find reasons to love Kuala Lumpur.

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5 reasons to love Kuala Lumpur – Night Markets

4. Kuala Lumpur has a huge coffee culture

If you’re mad about tasting good coffee like me, you’ll appreciate the range of fantastic cafes in Kuala Lumpur where you can get your caffeine hit.

These cool spaces are as cosy and hip as you’d expect from cities like Melbourne or Berlin. It’s a perfect place to stop for a strong espresso for the energy to keep exploring this captivating city.

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5 reasons to love Kuala Lumpur – Coffee is a real deal in KL.

5. Malaysians are passionate people

Malaysian people are a friendly bunch. They love to laugh, spend time with family, get the most out of their leisure time, and they love to eat! The capital of Malaysia is a busy hub with so much to see, do and eat; it’s hard to plan out your itinerary to try and see it all, especially if you’re only in the city for a brief time.

My motivation for travel is often to indulge in new cuisines and flavours, so I’m interested in food-inspired experiences.

For whatever interest you have in visiting this city, there are some fantastic Kuala Lumpur private tours. It’s so easy to connect with a local who is passionate about sharing their city with you. A bonus is that they’re happy to customise your tour for you too; just let them know.

Many of the unique parts of this city are found in the small side streets and hidden gems that only a local knows about.

The best thing about my private food tour (that’s right, it was just my local guide and me) is that I felt like I was exploring and eating the best of the city with a friend. It doesn’t get any better than that. I’d say this is another one of the reasons to love Kuala Lumpur.

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And that’s it for our 5 reasons to love Kuala Lumpur. Are you travelling around Southeast Asia? Check out our post – Top 5 Best Street Foods in Asia, and our Ultimate Food Map of Asia!

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