Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Over 8 million people live within the greater KL area which is clearly noticeable by the huge and vast amounts of traffic that goes into the city every morning, and slowly leaves the city in the evening. Kuala Lumpur has many interesting attractions; like Merdeka Square, Chinatown, PETRONAS Twin Towers and much more. KL is also known as a shoppers paradise as there are numerous huge shopping malls.
Kuala Lumpur’s climate is tropical and humid with a mix of warm sunny days and occasional rain storms. August through November are the wettest months generally with average temperatures around 30ºC.
The International dial code for Malaysia is: +60. Area code for Kuala Lumpur is 3.
Power: 220 – 240 AC/DC Voltage. Several different plugs and sockets are in use, but two pin flat (US type) or round (European type) are universal. Adapters can be obtained at the hotel or purchased at local stores.
Malay is the national language, but English is generally spoken.
The national monetary unit is Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). Currently, US$1.00 is approximately MYR4.00. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport, local banks and hotels.
Passport & Visa
Visitors to Malaysia must be in possession of passports valid for at least six (6) months with proof of onward passage, either return or through tickets. Please check with your travel agent or the Malaysian Embassy on regulations relating to immigration/visa before your departure.
Kuala Lumpur is 8 hours ahead of GMT and is in the same time as Hong Kong and Singapore.
Casual/smart clothing is recommended. The Workshop atmosphere is informal.