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.
Cheap Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur
10 Tips for Saving Money in KL
Exploring Kuala Lumpur on the cheap is easier than ever before with this comprehensive guide on saving money in the Read More»
10 Free Things To Do In KL
Looking for a way to spend the day but got no cash to splash? Keep in mind that some of the best things in life are free Read More»
5 Great Ladies Clubs
In salute to women everywhere, on select nights they offer free drinks and other perks for females. They stick out for Read More»
10 Great Local Restaurants in KL
Our list of the 10 best local restaurants in KL proves that you don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy Read More»
5 Great Kopitiams in KL
Dining out has become such an integral part of life here that there are loads of restaurant choices all over the city – Read More»
5 Great Food Court in KL
Convenient and affordable, the best food courts in KL are great for enjoying a range of local fare after a day of Read More»
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