Ted in KL

Ted’s Smart Travel Notebook: Kuala Lumpur ??

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Following Ted Kravitz’s Singapore Smart Travel Notebook two weekends ago, the Formula One teams have remained in Asia for this weekend’s Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ted is also in Kuala Lumpur, on a bus of all places, to tell you more about visiting this vibrant city.

Although this is the final race at the Sepang circuit, Ted has plenty of tips for visiting this vibrant city even when there isn’t the additional thrill of a Grand Prix.

Malaysia’s proximity to the equator provides hot and humid weather year round, interspersed with tropical rain showers. The warm weather means that the waters around the Malay Peninsula are perfect for scuba diving whatever the season, add to that the tropical rainforests and island paradises, and Malaysia is the perfect destination for getting closer to nature.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital, has a vast skyline of soaring skyscrapers and rooftop bars. Head to the 34th floor of the Menara KH office block for a fantastic view of the iconic Petronas Towers from the Heli Lounge Bar – sip a cocktail and enjoy live DJs.

Back down in the buzz of the city the streets are lined with with tall trees, there canopies providing shelter for the food stalls offering authentic local cuisine. You’ll need some cash to sample the food on offer but there’s an ample number of ATMs throughout the city, so you’ll have no trouble heading out from the hotel with your FairFX Prepaid Mastercard® in hand.

If you need a break from the heat, head to the city’s glitzy air-conditioned malls where you can find everything from designer labels to high street brands.

Check out Ted’s Smart Travel Notebook below for more of his tips on what to see and do when visiting Kuala Lumpur.

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Mariette Ferreira

Mariette Ferreira

Mariette heads up marketing at FairFX. She loves travelling, scuba diving and South Africa, but she's yet to combine all three in one.

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