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Kuala Lumpur for Budget Travellers

Everything You Need To Know When Travelling on the Cheap in Kuala Lumpur

This section encompasses all the essentials for budget travellers in Kuala Lumpur, from affordable accommodation and transport, to local eateries and where to party on the cheap. As sure as we're all getting older, Kuala Lumpur is getting pricier every year, but backpackers and budget-conscious travellers can still find plenty of things to see and do without burning a hole in their wallet.

You’ll find that many landmarks in the city are free to enter, while local joints like kopitiam (Chinese coffee shop), mamak (South Indian eatery) and hawker stalls serve authentic Asian dishes for less than RM15, or approximately USD4. We’ve also included a section with useful tips on saving money, plus another which shows you bars that offer attractive happy hour promos and ladies night in Kuala Lumpur. Read on for our comprehensive guide on everything you need to know when travelling on the cheap in Kuala Lumpur.

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Cheap Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur

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Budget Public Transportation

Go KL FREE City Bus

Getting around Kuala Lumpur city centre just got a lot easier. Go KL City Bus takes you to the popular districts, iconic Read More...

KL Light Rail Transit (LRT)

Our handy Kuala Lumpur Light Rail Transit (LRT) guide has all the information you will need to find the best stations Read More...

KL Monorail

Encompassing 11 stations, the KL monorail is a simple and well-connected train system cutting through the city centre, Read More...

Best Budget Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

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