Top things to know before you visit Kuala Lumpur
Visiting a new country for a holiday can raise a few questions in the planning process. How is the weather? Do they speak English? Below are a few tips in order to have safe travel in Malaysia and to be one-step ahead than the rest.
Airport and Local Transport:
Make sure always purchase a prepaid voucher from taxi stand in airport and avoid touts at all costs. Buses are the most economical and fastest modes of transport to choose when travelling within and to and from different cities. You can even buy tickets online from redbus.my and remove all your travel worries by carving out an impeccable journey.
Weather and Packing:
If you are from the European region or from South East Asia, the weather can be a bit humid, so drinking a lot of water is suggested. Do pack sweat wicking apparel as they are your best bet.
Communication and Connection:
English is widely spoken and food labels, sign on hawkers store, restaurant menus, etc. are all available in English. At the airport, Malaysia cellular providers – Maxis, Digi, Celcom, have set up shop. Malaysian people are known to be quite generous, kind and have a thoughtful nature. They are incredibly friendly and I am saying this on the basis of my trip to Kuala Lumpur. I was sitting for a meal with a group of Malaysian locals and for every meal they would being plates of food from the counter for all of us to share and they never ever took the last piece that was left on the plate as it is deemed impolite in their culture. Even the tourist guide would greet me with a huge smile on his face and was always extra happy to share insights about the beautiful Malaysian culture as well as their one of a kind religion.
Where should a family go in Malaysia?
If you visit Malaysia with your family, you should definitely go to Genting Highland. The name explains everything itself because everyone has heard of Genting Highland. All the amazing hotels and casinos are here on a mountain top! Families should also go to Langkawi where they can explore Perdana gallery, Eagle square and explore other family activities together!
Food in Malaysia
Food is often mentioned as one of Malaysia’s finest points. From cheap roadside hawker stalls to deluxe fusion restaurants there is something for everyone. Often pork is not on the menu but just about everything else is. Penang is considered the gastronomic capital of Malaysia and it showcases influences from India, China, Thailand and beyond with an intoxicating blend of ethnicities and traditions that reflect the nation itself. Food is not just a mean to get over an empty stomach here but is considered their life. The people here just love to eat and most of their food has pork in it.
Apart from all this, make sure you have the RedBus Android or iOS app installed on your phones before you touch down to Malaysia to save time and money.