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Paranomic view of Kuala Lumpur skyline from Lake Garden
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QUICK FACTS

Want more tips so that you can get started on exploring Kuala Lumpur right away? We have some quick facts to make your visit to the city that much easier. Just browse the information below to get an idea of what to pack, which currency to use, and what to prepare in terms of electronics. Of course, if you find that you need extra assistance, our team at our hotels are always there to help.

Vertical view of Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur

QUICK FACTS

Want more tips so that you can get started on exploring Kuala Lumpur right away? We have some quick facts to make your visit to the city that much easier. Just browse the information below to get an idea of what to pack, which currency to use, and what to prepare in terms of electronics. Of course, if you find that you need extra assistance, our team at our hotels are always there to help.

QUICK FACT #1 CURRENCY

The country's legal tender is the Ringgit Malaysia (RM or MYR), and money-exchange outlets as well as ATMs are very easy to come by in Kuala Lumpur. Bank notes are available in RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50 and RM100 denominations.

Zoo Negara

QUICK FACT #2 CLIMATE

Kuala Lumpur enjoys stable tropical weather all-year round, with temperatures ranging from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF), so it's easy to pack light when you're headed here.

However, the city sees higher rainfall from November to January and March to May.

Bukit Bintang

QUICK FACT #3 CULTURE & LANGUAGE

You'll find Malay to be the most-spoken language, as it is the official language of Malaysia; however English is widely spoken. Other major languages and dialects include Cantonese, Mandarin and Tamil.

River of Life

QUICK FACT #4 GENERAL INFO (TIME & ELECTRICITY)

Time: 
Eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).

Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220 – 240 Volts AC at 50 cycles per second. Malaysia uses standard 3-pin square plugs (Type G).