I’m really excited to interview Grant Samson about Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Grant’s tips for the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur are awesome because he’s traveled there numerous times. He loves the value that Malaysia offers and it is a great destination to position for other flights in the region.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out VisitKL Official, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Kuala Lumpur
The local airport is Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), which is about an hour’s drive to the city. The best option is to take the KLIA Ekspres train to and from the airport. It is a premium, non-stop high-speed train at an affordable price (around $20 or less round-trip).
Grant says that he would never recommend renting a car when visiting Kuala Lumpur. There are numerous public transit options and cheap taxis are available everywhere. However, if you must rent a car, for the best offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Grant Samson about Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Green dots = best things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Who is Grant Samson?
Grant Samson is an experienced traveler who loves to share his insights on cities around the world. In his day job, he is an Enterprise Account Manager for Tableau Software, where he provides SaaS solutions to address their business needs. Grant can often be found at travel conferences and airports around the world.
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Stay tuned for our next episode
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