Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the final stop for flights to Kuala Lumpur. Passengers and guests waiting for Kuala Lumpur flights can use many advanced features which are offered at this airport such as the blue-tooth zone where you can use your blue-tooth devices to access information about the local area. There are self-service kiosks on several levels offering free Internet surfing. There are also multimedia kiosks available, which require payment for Internet or phone services. The multimedia kiosks also provide free services such as inquiries for airport and local information, bill paying, and loading pre-paid cards. Naturally, the usual shops and eateries are offered here too. KLIA has a low-cost terminal so you can find cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur through the discount airlines that fly there.
You can always save time and money by securing your airport transportation when you reserve your airfare to Kuala Lumpur. You can still find reasonable transportation if you did not. Just be careful of the touts who will try to get you to take their cabs or minibuses. These drivers are not official airport taxi drivers and will be likely to overcharge. You can get coupons for the official airport limos and taxis inside the airport before you leave the arrivals gate. Kuala Lumpur has a fast, efficient and inexpensive monorail system for getting around in the city, and you can use individual tickets or a pre-paid Touch n' Go card for paying the fares. More traditional passenger buses and taxis are also available for reasonable fares. For a fun touring experience, you can take one of the double-decker buses that go to a lot of the popular site-seeing areas. Children under five-years old ride for free, and passengers can access free Wi-Fi inside these buses.
Most visitors will check out the City Centre with its Independence Square, which is where Malaysians celebrate their Independence Day. This part of town also features some historical colonial-era landmarks like the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. It also contains a Chinatown and several structures featuring beautiful Moorish architecture. The Lake Gardens, Islamic Arts Museum, and the National Museum are all points of interest in this area as well. Nature enthusiasts will like the Bat Caves, National Zoo, and KL Bird Park. There are also a number of theme parks located throughout the city such as Sunway Lagoon. You will be able to get to these parks easily by bus or taxi.
Shopping, eating, and partying are actually the most popular activities for tourists in Kuala Lumpur. The Golden Triangle is the best district to visit for any of these activities. Bukit Bintang is the most prominent shopping district for the city, and it is said that this area rivals Fifth Avenue in New York. You do not have to be wealthy to shop there, since the prices range widely to fit any budget. There are also plenty of shopping malls all over the city, and there are some interesting shops in Chinatown too. The city has a massive selection of eateries that offer Malaysian and international cuisines to suit any hungry visitor. Chinatown has a lot of coffee shops if you like that atmosphere, and you can try Muslim dishes at any of the hundreds of Mamak shops or stalls scattered all over town. The Golden Triangle is very flamboyant and upbeat at night, so you will enjoy partying all night at one of the many dance clubs or bars in this area.