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The Petronas Towers at dusk

Be a Host with the Most in Malaysia

There is no doubt that a city instantly becomes more appealing when a friend or relative moves there. Why wouldn’t it? Free accommodation with a built-in tour guide and a possible airport pick-up to boot. But what’s the best way to handle the scores of eager holiday makers arriving on your doorstep ready to sample your hospitality at Hotel Gratis? Susie Hogg gives us some advice.

Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers by day

Fraser Place – Kuala Lumpur

On their latest visit to Kuala Lumpur, Dave and Kay decide to try staying in a serviced apartment for a change – and come to the conclusion that in Fraser Place’s case it was very much a change for the better.

Flag of Malaysia

Federal Hotel – Kuala Lumpur

“The Federal was built just ahead of Malaysia’s independence in August 1957, so it’s not a spanking new construction by any means – in fact, it’s showing its age a bit…That said, though, the overall standard was not bad at all.” Kay and Dave spend a few days at the Federal Hotel, Bukit Bintang.

The Petronas Towers at dusk

Kuala Lumpur Basics

If you’re arriving in a country for the first time, it’s helpful to have some idea of what to expect when you get there. Do you need to take local currency with you? Should you book a hotel before you go? How do you get out of the airport? Here’s a bit of help for those on their first visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital.