London – UK (LHR) to Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia (KUL) Return Ticket
Price: £ 298.52
Average Fare: £ 640.00
Savings: £ 341.98
Date: 30.04.018 to 08.05.2018
Kuala Lumpur Facts
- An Argentinian architect, Cesar Pelli, designed the Petronas Twin Towers. Between 1998 through 2004 they were the world’s tallest buildings, and are still regarded as the world’s tallest ‘twin’ buildings.
- Kuala Lumpur is the retail and fashion hub of Malaysia and boasts of more than 65 shopping malls, including the world’s fourth largest mall, 1Utama, which covers 5 million square feet. The Sunway Pyramid shopping mall is most recognizable with its Egyptian-inspired sphinx architecture.
- One of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India, the Batu Caves are a series of cave temples in a limestone hill located 8 miles north of KL in the Gombak district.
If hedonistic pursuits put large dents in your travel budget, then consider this — the excise rate paid on beer in Malaysia is the second highest in the world. Luckily, islands such as Langkawi, Tioman and Labuan are all designated tax-free zones, so you can stock up on quality booze and smokes.
Malaysia is one of just a handful of countries considered “megadiverse,” said to harbour 20% of the world’s animal species in its rich ecosystems. This natural biodiversity puts it in the same league as Brazil. In fact, the Amazon rainforest is a baby at 55 million years old compared with Malaysia’s Taman Negara, which has been around for 130 million years and is reputed to be the world’s oldest.