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Kuala Lumpur (KL) is a modern busy city, home to two million people. Situated on the convergence of the Kelang and Gombak rivers, Kuala Lumpur has many colonial-style buildings still standing in its centre. Kuala Lumpur is situated in the Selangor province near the west coast of the Malay Peninsular. Tour the city and its surrounding landscapes by choosing car hire in Kuala Lumpur as your main form of transport. It's also a safe way to travel, and you wont haver to wait about for busy public service buses or trains.
Hard to miss are the twin Petronas skyscrapers, which are the tallest in the world, dominate the city skyline. In Merdeka Square is a flagpole standing at 95m (312ft).
Merdeka Square is a popular tourist attraction, in the heart of downtown KL, and was originally host to the proclamation of independence in 1957. Nearby, and also of historical interest, you will find the Royal Selangor Club for VIP’s, the Victorian Sultan Abdul Samad building, The National History Museum and city library.
KL's Chinatown, about 300m south-east of Merdeka Square, is a vibrant section of the city with many street vendors and night markets. The central section, Jalan Petaling, is a pedestrianised market and is most spectacular at night, when all of the street stalls, food, haggling and lights create a fabulous atmosphere. Little India is also a fun, bustling place to spend a few hours.
The famous Golden Triangle shopping and commerce area, located in the shadows of the Petronas Towers, is almost a small city in itself. This area also contains expensive hotels, restaurants and nightlife the city has to offer.
Kuala Lumpur is hot and humid all year round, with variable rainfall. The driest, and therefore probably most desirable months tend to be June and July.
Attractions further afield include the city's Green Belt, bird park, trekking and relaxing by the beautiful Tasik Perdana Lake.
The huge international airport (KLIA) proudly boasts state-of-the-art facilities, with inter-terminal shuttle service links and a vast array of international arrivals and departures. It is a busy hub for Asia with stopover flights en-route to Australia and New Zealand from Europe. The airport is located 75km south of the city centre and is a 90-minute trip by coach to or from the city.
Traffic congestion has been greatly reduced in recent years by the introduction of new expressways. Car hire is available from the airport with suppliers operating from the arrival's hall, including Avis Car Rental, Kasina Baru, Hertz Car Rental, Pantas Rent A Car, Insas Pacific Rent A Car, Orix Car Rental and MayFlower Car Rental. Book online to secure a vehicle and choose from a wider selection of cars and our great optional extras.
Alternatively, you can take a train from Nilai Station followed by a bus. Long-distance train journeys operate from the historic old train station, situated around 1 km from KL Central. The frequent Light Rail (LRT) service is the most popular way to see the city when travelling. The city monorail is still yet to open.
Taxis are available in either direction and operate on a fixed-price coupon system, available in the airport’s main arrival hall. Taxis are cheap in KL but beware of off-meter fares. The city one-way system does lead to time consuming road trips.
KL is very well-serviced by bus, and is usually speedy, comfortable and uncomplicated. KL's main bus station is Pudu Raya Terminal, not far east of Chinatown. From here, buses serve destinations all over Peninsular Malaysia, including Singapore and Thailand.