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Top Places First-Timers Can Stay in Malaysia

Posted on 20 July 2020 by marycimeni (0)

Is it your first time in Malaysia? Well, it is normal to get jumpy and anxious about deciding where to stay. Since Malaysia is a massive city of uniquely-named locals, many tourists find it hard to navigate around the area. But here’s the good news, when you reach Kuala Lumpur you will find a wide array of accommodations ranging from frills-free hotels for backpackers to sprawling five-star hotels. Here are some places you can stay in Malaysia.

Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang may sound strange for westerners but it is actually a great place to stay. It brings you closer to shopping malls, hotels, indoor theme parks, and nightclubs.  This place is best for travelers who want to be at the very center of Kuala Lumpur and for those who are looking for food adventure. The place is quite busy during day and night but what many travelers love about this place is the easy access to monorails.


If you want a mix of the city life and enjoy sightseeing iconic sites, the best place is KLCC. KLCC is the heart of Kuala Lumpur and is the home of the Petronas Twin Tower and Menara KL Tower. It has many shopping centers, nightclubs, and restaurants for you to choose from. You will love to stay in this place if you are the type who prefers a more sophisticated vacation than a quiet one. The only disadvantage is that there aren’t many budget hotels in the area, which makes it not ideal for budget travelers.

Chinatown KL

Chinatown is located in Petaling Street and is well-known as a bargain hub. You can find here a long line of street stores and malls that sell very cheap dry-goods. Aside from being a favorite hub of budget travelers, it is the best place to stay if you want to deeply immerse yourself in the Oriental culture and find out some great history about Kuala Lumpur. The place can be quite crowded during day time and you might find the streets to be lacking in cleanliness. However, if you’re not finicky, it is very easy to get around the place.

KL Sentral

KL Sentral offers a remarkable array of hotels with different prices including budget ones. This is the best place to stay if you want to be close to Brickfields or Little India, which is just 10-minutes walk away. Little India will amaze you with numerous quaint Buddhist temples and colorful shops. The good thing about this place is that it is quite accessible to the airport and public transport.