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Exploring the Batu Caves with Grant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Best things to do in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia - Grant Samson - Batu Caves by Meimei Ismail on Unsplash

Batu Caves. Photo by Meimei Ismail on Unsplash.

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.

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Best things to do in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Grant Samson Petronas Towers by Esmonde Yong on Unsplash

The Petronas Towers are an amazing sight. Photo by Esmonde Yong on Unsplash.

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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Best things to do in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Grant Samson char kway teow noodle dish

Try the char kway teow noodle dish at a local restaurant.

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.

Uber and Grab are excellent ways to get around.

Best things to do in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia - Grant Samson - Cyberpunk Vibe at Bukit Bintang by Kah Hay Chee on Unsplash

Cyberpunk Vibe at Bukit Bintang. Photo by Kah Hay Chee on Unsplash.

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.

Best things to do in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Grant Samson and family

Grant and his family

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Best things to do in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia - Grant Samson - Petaling Street Market by Ravin Rau on Unsplash

Petaling Street Market. Photo by Ravin Rau on Unsplash.

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