It seems that you’re ready for a new adventure in Malaysia! Here are some useful tips that may be quite helpful before you hop on your flight. KLIA, the main airport, is located around 50km away from the city center. Although quite a trek, it is easily accessible by affordable taxis (45 min.) or with an express train (28min). Tickets for the train can be booked here. The KLIA Ekspres will shuttle you to KL Sentral, additional arrangements will be required to reach other areas. In general, taxis are quite cheap, although sometimes stubborn drivers will refuse to use meters. Uber and Grab are also both excellent options.
As for accommodations, i strongly suggest selecting a hotel in KLCC (city center). This is where the famous Petronas Twin Towers and the KL Tower (Menara KL) are located. KLCC is a very convenient neighborhood with easy access to mass transit, tonnes of restaurant, shopping options, and some great rooftop bars. Another good option is to stay in KL Sentral; another vibrant area with convenient access to China Town and many of the night markets.
The Pacific Regency Hotel is an excellent albeit pricey option. If you manage to find a good deal, you’ll be able to enjoy a great view of the KL Tower from the rooftop pool. It’s rooms are quite modern and very well taken care of.
Malaysia consists of 13 states and 3 federal territories spread across Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia on the northern coast of Borneo. Domestic flights are offered primarily by Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines, although a few other low cost options also exist. For getting around KL, the monorail is a great although rather limited option. Taxis and cars are definitely the most convenient, and fastest method to get around town. Many times, the fares are quite small. Remember to always negotiate or at least convince the driver to use the meter. I had the pleasure of meeting a great driver during my stay, Joseph. He can be reached at 0136242264.
Enjoy and remember…Happiness is a journey, not a destination.