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If I had 1 hour to explore Kuala Lumpur, what should I not miss?

Usually questions like these get closed as subjective, but in KL's case I think there's a pretty objective answer: The Petronas Towers! (courtesy me) Especially at night... (courtesy ...
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In Malaysia, how should I deal with taxi drivers wanting to go off-meter?

There are many good answers here but it is 2017 now, and we have seen how the technology has changed our life. I highly recommend to use either Grab or Uber, because its fare is calculated in advance ...
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What are the current budget options for getting from Chinatown to KLIA2: Terminal 2 of Kuala Lumpur International airport?

Update: I took the Star Shuttle from Kotaraya in Chinatown. It currently does not actually stop at the Kotaraya "stop" and there are currently no signs or ticket sellers there that I could see. ...
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Rent car in Kuala Lumpur, drop off in Singapore?

To the best of my knowledge this is impossible, or at least impractical. Driving Malaysian cars in Singapore is intentionally made hard (cars are taxed much more heavily in Sg), and rental agencies ...
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Visa required for Indians for Malaysia during transit flight time

Just returned from the trip. I could not get Malaysian transit visa. There are a list of countires, whose visa if we have, then the transit visa will be given to us. We had to spend time inside the KL ...
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How predictable is the weather in Kuala Lumpur in the rainy season?

I don't have any references for this (most rainfall charts don't go down to the hour of the day...), but yes, based on living in Singapore for years, there is a general pattern to rainfall in that ...
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Do Bangladeshi citizens need a transit visa in Malaysia?

Timatic, the database used by Airlines, states: TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Visa required, except for Holders of onward tickets for a max. transit time of 24 hours, arriving at and departing ...
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Will I need any Malaysian Rinngit at Kuala Lumpur airport when I'm leaving the country?

No, there are no surprise fees. Not sure how I'm supposed to prove a negative here, but there haven't been any in KL in the ~15 years I've been flying in and there weren't any when my partner visited ...
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Will I need any Malaysian Rinngit at Kuala Lumpur airport when I'm leaving the country?

I don't know when was the last time you flew, but airport taxes and fees have been included in the fare for quite a few many years now. You will need Ringgit if you: a. Plan on doing any shopping; ...
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I am travelling from Mumbai to Singapore via Kuala Lampur by AIR ASIA Flights XT-853 and AK 721

According to Timatic, you can transit without a visa. NOTE: This contradicts George Y's answer, and his source seems ligitimate. I'm not sure which is correct. I also assume that you're an Indian ...
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Do Bangladeshi citizens need a transit visa in Malaysia?

Citizens of India/Bangladesh/Pakistan/SriLanka (Indian sub-continent) do not need transit visa for upto 120 hours, based on the conditions below: According to the Malaysian government: TRANSIT ...
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Books in Malaysian language in Kuala Lumpur

The reason why foreign books are seldom translated is simply that in Malaysia majority of book readers speak English very well. But there are books in Malaysian (Bahasa Malaysia) as well. You can buy ...
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If I had 1 hour to explore Kuala Lumpur, what should I not miss?

I'm assuming that the one hour is to spent in the city. I would go for the KL Tower instead of the Petronas Towers. The restaurant on the top of KL Tower takes approximately an hour to revolve and you ...
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What are my options to access the Internet in Kuala Lumpur as a tourist?

The express train from the airport KLIA Ekspres has free on-board WiFi - which is actually quite reasonable (in terms of speed), but so is the train so by the time you settle in the train is already ...
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Transit Visa in Kuala Lumpur

Yes, you are eligible for a transit without visa, as you are going to the USA and will be having a valid US visa. Details: http://www.lcct.com.my/help/visa-and-permits/transit-visa/ However, I don't ...
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Transit in KLIA

You do not need a transit visa if you do not intent to leave the airport and is within 24 hours. Since, Malindo and Lionair are partners, they will usually allow you to check through the bags even if ...
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I am travelling from Mumbai to Singapore via Kuala Lampur by AIR ASIA Flights XT-853 and AK 721

Assuming your citizenship is Indian, it seems like you're not eligible for TWOV (TWOV means "Transit WithOut Visa"): Posses a valid onward ticket and carry a Single Entry Visa (SEV) or Multiple ...
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Booking ETS Platinum class trains more than 24 hours in advance

Answering my own question: turns out the 24-hour limit is in place because all ETS Platinum trains continue past Ipoh to Penang/Padang Besar. So you can book well in advance if you're going further ...
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Is there a better GOKL map?

The map looks quite ok from the local way of looking at things. You may be expecting a bus service similar to wherever you are from. Definitely not a good idea in KL. Before you go download the "...
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Australian getting a China visa in Kuala Lumpur

No (Unless you are a resident of Malaysia and can proof so). You should apply in Australia or your country of residence. The Malaysia site of VisaForChina has a step-by-step guide and when you ...
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Visa required for Indians for Malaysia during transit flight time

http://www.kln.gov.my/web/che_berne/other_information/-/asset_publisher/2TQe/content/transit-without-visa-for-citizens-of-indian-sub-continental-countries?redirect=%2Fweb%2Fche_berne%...
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Rent car in Kuala Lumpur, drop off in Singapore?

I'm surprised at jpatokai's comments re difficulty of getting from Johor Bahru to Singapore. I'd have no hesitation dropping a car off in JB and catching a bus to Singapore if that was necessary. I'd ...
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