Feb 17, 2010 - Activities, Tips    No Comments

Budget Travel Tips in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has been an inviting target for tourists. Ever since backpacker tourism appeared, the local services try to make their prices comfortable and suitable for them, as this sort of tourism generates a huge income in the end. Today, the city has great possibilities for students and backpackers who arrive to look around in the busy capital city. In our article, we would like to introduce you to some ways to make your travel cheaper.


With the boom of European and Indian cheap flights, Asia has also created its own airways that offer cheap tickets for everyone wanting to get around the huge continent. The luckiest being close to Asia is definitely Australian as the continent is connected to all the bigger cities of Asia by economical airlines. Therefore, Australian backpackers can travel to Asia the most cheaply.

Economical airlines include AirAsia, Cebu Pacific and Tiger Airways. With the help of these cheap carriers, you can get anywhere within the continent and Australia for the cheapest price.


Kuala Lumpur is more than well-prepared to receive low budget tourists, students and backpackers, due to the extreme numbers of backpackers arriving in the city. The specialty areas of cheap hostels include the Chinatown area and the Tunku Abdul Rahman district that lies nearby. Here, you can get a bed in a dormitory for as much as USD 10 per night. In case you would prefer to stay alone or in double rooms, several hostels and inns are prepared to provide you with a great yet cheap room with breakfast from around USD 15 per night. To book the cheapest room to your taste, check out Hostelbookers.

Eat out

You can eat local specialties and you do not have to pay a lot for having them. You should look around on the streets for Kedai Kopis, which are sorts of coffee shops which sell mostly food. Roadside stalls also sell great local foods for as much as 1 MYR, but take care and have them rather in Kedai Kopi if your stomach is sensitive.  Chinatown and neighboring Jalan Sultan and Petaling road is full of cheap Chinese restaurants.  You should also try the Kedai Mamak restaurants, which are sorts of curry houses where big portions of curry is sold for an extra low price.

Public transportation

The good thing in Kuala Lumpur is that the highest number of budget accommodation such as hotels is located very close to an LRT train station that takes you in the city centre. The Chinatown area is good and has some of the best atmosphere in the city, and as an extra: you do not need to walk much to the Golden Triangle. You can also catch the Monorail at stations where it connects with LRTs. Tickets are quite cheap varying between MYR 1 and 3. Buses have about the same price. Kuala Lumpur is also served by some free buses but these usually serve those who come in the city to work, arriving from further lying suburbs.

Top Budget activities

It is cheap to get around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The streets of the Old city centre are great for walking and looking around. Basically none of the attraction request you to pay unless you want to enter them. Have strolls across the streets of Kuala Lumpur; if you buy your food at a Kedai Kopi, you will spend only a very little amount of money. In case you want to buy things cheaper, check out the stores at Chinatown, the central Market and the Batang Rouad with the nearby lying Little India where lots of bargain shopping ventures are located.

As you can see, Kuala Lumpur offers loads of possibilities for the budget travelers and enables you to enjoy all the beauty of the city for a budget price! Do not hesitate to check out the latest offers of hostels and budget airline rates in order to spend a great, memorable time in this beautiful and colorful city.

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