Kuala Lumpur
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Level of Traffic

Like most large Asian cities, Kuala Lumpur suffers from crippling traffic, which can grind the city to a halt. However, there are also several options for getting around the city's roads including three light rail transit systems and even by foot, if you're going a short distance.

Taxis

Taxi drivers should always turn on the meter, but many – especially those who hang around the tourist haunts – are often unwilling, as they can quote much higher prices without. Red and white taxis are the cheapest, and offer a great way to get around the city outside of rush hours.

Sightseeing

Kuala Lumpur's rapid transit network consists of eight lines, with significant coverage of the city. Hop off at Bukit Bintang to head to the Golden Triangle, KLCC will drop you off at the Twin Towers and Bukit Nanas is the station for those who want to check out KL's nightlife.

Car rental

Driving in KL is not for the faint-of-heart, but if you think you can brave the traffic jams, parking difficulties, confusing road signs and weaving motorcycles, then the roads are in great condition. Just don't say we didn't warn you!

City tour

KL can be an intimidating city to get to know. Do yourself a favour and purchase a ticket for the KL Hop-On-Hop-Off city tour, a double-decker bus with recorded headsets offering an in-depth guide to the city. As the name implies, you can do the whole tour, or simply hop off wherever takes your fancy.

Cooking tour

Add a few exotic dishes to your repertoire with a Malaysian cooking class. Better tours will offer market visits and a choice of menus that include the choice of classic Malaysian dishes, such as Sambal Tumis Udang (prawn in sambal sauce), or Malaysian/ Indian and Malaysian/ Chinese cuisine. Not only will you learn a new skill, you'll fill your belly and meet like-minded travellers to boot.

Elephant sanctuary

A couple of hours out of the city is Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre, in the Krau Game Reserve. Its aim is to relocate elephants that have been causing problems due to the continued destruction of their habitat. The centre offers plenty of interaction with the animals, including elephant rides, feeding, grooming and bathing.

Batu caves

Take an afternoon to visit the Batu Cave Indian Temple, a limestone hill peppered with caves and cave temples. After a lengthy 272-step climb, you'll reach the temple, decorated with Batik design and Hindu deities. As well as worshipping Hindus, you'll often find some cheeky visitors too – monkeys who hang in the trees around the caves.

DAY 1

Get to know the city with a spot of sightseeing. A bus tour is a great way to get to know your way around. Hop off at China Town for an afternoon's shopping, eating from food stalls and excellent photo opportunities. Stay into the night for an equally hectic nightlife scene.

DAY 3

Batu Caves are a must-see when visiting KL. Book a tour and head out of the city early for a morning of culture and nature (monkeys hang around near the Hindu temples). Back in KL, enjoy some relaxing evening dining on Malaysia's fabulous food; follow the locals if you want to taste authentic cuisine.

DAY 2

Sign up for a cooking class. It's a great way to experience the history and diversity of Malaysia, as dishes nod to Thai, Indian and Chinese cuisine. After chowing down your creations, head to the Golden Triangle for an afternoon of shopping and sightseeing followed by an evening of drinking in some of KL's most exclusive spots.

DAY 4

Head to Petronas Towers to experience the most incredible views the city has to offer. After enjoying the city's high life, go to extremes and explore Little India. Offering up some of the city's best food, among crowds of Indians selling weird and wonderful wares in a cloud of spice-scented air; this is truly Asia.

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