Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia and at the same time the biggest city, has grown to its size from practically nothing. In all the modern glory now holds almost 2 million people. Backpackers in Kuala Lumpur will find plenty of things to view like the Petronas Twin Towers which hold the record for tallest twin buildings in the world. The old culturally rich Chinatown will offer great experiences for a fairly cheap price.
Kuala Lumpur is a mixture of modern skyscrapers and old buildings left all the way back from the colonial age. City center is full of colorful local buildings from Chinatown markets to Little India’s vendors selling unique Indian food, clothing and jewelry.
For backpackers in Kuala Lumpur, Apple Hotel is a great place to stay to take a rest from every day’s city travels and will only slightly scrape your daily budget. City is quite cheap no matter what your interests are and about 30 to 40 US dollars will get you through a day. If you’re the type that likes to see everything the city has to offer, consider a bit greater budget of around 70 to 80 US dollars.
Considering you are one of those backpackers in Kuala Lumpur that don’t actually stay just in the city while visiting Malaysia, surrounding areas offer some of the most amazing sceneries.
About 150 km south of capital lies Malacca, the third smallest Malaysian state, which is known for its oldest trading port in the country. In the times of colonies this port has seen Dutch, English and Portuguese traders and ships. To enjoy a great panoramic view over the port, Malacca City, the famous Portuguese Fort de Santiago and ruins of St. Paul’s Church, take a tour or a private ride on the near St. Paul’s Hill.