Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Kuala Lumpur International airport (KLIA) Malaysia is one of the busiest airports in the world but there is no accommodation near Kuala Lumpur airport. The good news is express transport from Kualu Lumur airport to the nearest accommodation to Kuala Lumpur airport and Kuala Lumpur CBD is frequent and cheap.
3 airport terminals at KLIA:
Nearest Accommodation To Kuala Lumpur Airport
The best accommodation near Kuala Lumpur airport is at the new modern satelite city of Putrajaya / Cyberjaya. Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, the ITC and administrative centre of Malaysia, are near each other and about half way distance travel from Kuala Lumpur airport to "Sentral Station" in Kuala Lumpur CBD. If you want hotel accommodation with fast internet then CyberJaya is the place to stay. Catch the train from Kula Klumpur airport to Putrajaya train station and then taxi to your hotel accommodation at Cyperjaya.
Resort hotel accommodation near Putrajaya, at Cyberjaya is about halfway from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and KL CBD. Allow at least one hour's travel from Kuala Lumpur to Kualu Lumpur airport, Taxi, bus and rail transport is cheap and usually reliable but on the last trip, the Red KL airport transit express bus with a big Air Asia ad on the side, broke down. I had to throw my bag on the checkin conveyor belt and run through the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) with helpful AirAsia staff. With no time to get warm clothes out of my bag, I froze on the midnight flight to Perth Australia. I told an air hostes about how cold I felt after 4 months in South East Asia's monsoon season but all she could do was turn the aircraft cabin temperature up one degree. AirAsia will be moving from the LCCT to the new $1b, budget low cost terminal, KLIA2, after it opens April 2013. If you are not flying a budget airline, it is a little easier to catch the train directly from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport to nearest accommodation at Cyberjaya / Putrajaya.
Accommodation Near Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Accommodation near Kuala Lumpur city centre is in a range of 5 star to 1 star. I've stayed in 3 star budget hotel accommodation in China Town. It's good if you like lots of VERY crowded busy market shopping and good street restaurants but for me I like the tourist area of Bukit Bintang for its delisious Chinese food served at open air street restaurants on Alor Street. The last time I was there I didn't book accommodation in advance because previously there was always a room available. But this time, at the end of the Holy month of Ramada, the begining of Malaysian national holidays, I had to move out of my 1 star budget hotel accommodation to a 3 star hotel near Alor Street. The view of KL was much better than the rubbish I had to look at previously.
Some of the best shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur are near accommodation at Bukit Bintang. I liked the IT gadets shopping mall at "Low Yat Plaza" where ipads are about $70 cheaper than Pantip Shopping Mall in Bangkok. Camera shops here are good too. See photo inside this ITC KL shopping mall. You can get transport to Bukit Bintang by monorail from "KL Sentral" station.
Restaurants Near Kuala Lumpur Hotel Accommodation
Street food restaurants near hotel accommodation in Kuala Lumpur are my preference in Kuala Lumpur for price, taste and variety. Diners can eat at Chinese restaurants in tourist districs sush as Bukit Bintang or at cheaper KL retaurants near tourist areas. I love dimsums for breakfast. Some KL restaurants hire workers from cheap labour counties such as Myanmar. Spelling is Restoran Kuala Lumpore. Restaurants near the centre of Kuala Lumpur don't have to be as busy as restaurants near China Town. While restaurants near Alor Street are Chinese, different districts have different cuisine. Try restaruants near Little India for good Indian food. Dishes like Malay BBQ satay are delicious too.
Things to do Near Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Book a morning bus sightseeing tour of Kualu Lumpur from any of many travel agents in Kuala Lumpur. KL guided tours stops near Petronis twin towers, batik shops, chocolate factory, the royal palce, Museum, KL War Memorial, Sultan Abdul Samad Building near the 127 Brittish Club House on Brickfields near Little India, and drives past the old Kuala Lumpur airport in the KL CBD.
Gerrymander Politics in Malaysia
Politically Malaysia is not a true democratic country. Dissatisfaction with gerrymandering by Malay politicians to block political power for Chinese and Indians, bubbles under the surface among other ethnic groups. The slogan "One Malaysia" throughout Kula Lumpur is propaganda to supress demotraic sentiment of other ethnic groups. Maylaysia is between two of the worlds largest armies of China and India.
Airline Flights In & Out of Kuala Lumpur Airport
The IATA code for Kuala Lumpur airport is KUL. Locally it is know as the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. Location is in the state of Selengor. Because of the very large size of Kuala Lumpur International airport, congestion and airport taxes are lower than Singapore airport. KL airport is the 13th busiest airport in the world with 19 million plane passengers per year. It is the base for Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, MASkargo, AirAsia, AirAsia X. The list of airlines which fly in and out of Kuala Lumpur airport include:
KL Asia stopover