Holidays in Kuala Lumpur

You won’t want to miss the greatest holidays happening in Kuala Lumpur celebrating various cultures, religions or international events. Here are the top recommended holidays in Kuala Lumpur that we absolutely love!

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Best holidays in Kuala Lumpur

  • Thaipusam Festival - Many of you have planned a stop at the Batu Caves in your Kuala Lumpur itinerary. Every full moon during the tenth month of the Hindu calendar, Batu Caves are the main Thaipusam Celebration place in Kuala Lumpur. This celebration usually take place for 3 full days and is always a very popular event for locals. The Hindus having spikes or spears through their bodies as a form of penance, climbing 272 stairs for prayers, walking 15km barefoot and other ceremonial acts will help take a glance at this unique occasion. Your local host can give you insights on how these traditions evolved in time and why this ceremony is so important for the locals. Local Tip: Make sure you bring enough water and comfortable cloths as the weather is unpredictably hot many times.
  • Chinese New Year - Chinese are the second largest ethnic group in Malaysia, so the Chinese New Year is one of the greatest holidays in Kuala Lumpur. “Lou Sang” is one of the most popular tradition among the Malaysian Chinese. “Lou Sang” is a dish that comes with seven ingredients with different vibrant colours and sauces. It is shared by groups of friends or family and they use chopsticks to mix the dish together, while saying prosperous greetings to each other for a good year ahead. Local Tip: This is the best time to be in Kuala Lumpur, so join the locals for “Lou Sang”. The more the merrier!
  • Ramadhan and Hari Raya - If you are food lovers, you mustn’t miss one of the biggest holidays in Kuala Lumpur. Ramadhan is the month where the Muslims fast during the day time and have their meal at about 6pm every evening. You will find Ramadhan Bazaars (hawker stalls) along the streets, selling a variety of food, starting from 4pm onwards till 7pm. Ask your local host about the best nearby Ramadhan bazaar! Local Tip: Ramadhan month usually is the low season in Malaysia. Hence, you can get lowest hotel price easily during this month.

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Kuala Lumpur Life After Five Tour


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Arlindo Tuyen

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Say you’re a Western foreigner just like me, with little or no knowledge at all about Vietnam. If you, like me again, are lucky to find Tuyen, you’ll come home another person.
Not to mention he’s a talanted photographer, who’ll endow you with lots of lovely memories!

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peter Chia-chien

A customized trip with Chia-chien

Thank you Chia- Chien for the 2 days one nite, last minute tour without agenda. My main goal is to have some quiet break alone at the famous Sun Moon Lake, see the sunset and sunrise, and do a short run around the lake in the morning and do nothing. The rest is impromptus added side trips. Fascinating, as Chia Chien was most obliging in unscheduled stoppings, eg visited Giant Bicycle Store, tried famous Taiwanese Beef noodles under a fig tree, experienced the Presidential fish that will take you years to de-bone, visited the historical LIN's estate in Tai Chun etc etc.

I most enjoyed my time in the morning at Sun Moon Lake when there was absolute serenity and silence at my surroundings, sipping my coffee and watched the breaking of dawn.

Highly recommend Chia Chien as your tour guide, with or without agenda and she will accommodate. she loves her coffee flask with cold coffee that last the whole day to finish off...

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Sumanth Donald

Ultimate Local Floating Market & Boat Tour

Mr Donald took me for a floating market tour and he took me to a market which is less frequented by tourists,so it was quite a nice experience,after the tour he made me eat some local flavours of meat and dessert which were incredible,and it was a sunday so the market was busy with locals dining there as well,overall i found him very honest and informative,he is also interested in meeting new people so he might ask u a thing or two about your native place and its culture

  • National Day - Malaysian celebrate the independence day on 31st August yearly. The Merdeka (independence) Day grand parade is commencing at Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square near the old train station). The parade comes with marching team, beautiful decorated cars, cultural performance and etc. Malaysians love this celebration because it brings people from different races and backgrounds come together like a big family. You have to be there and feel the harmony of different cultures during it. Local Tip: There are always Merdeka Sales during the month of August. You may just get some great bargains if you visit the city then.
  • Christmas Day - Christmas is the biggest festive season all around the world and this is not an exception for a Muslim country. It’s still one of the biggest Kuala Lumpur holidays. This will be a great way to experience the Christmas atmosphere without snow. Every year, the major shopping malls are decorated with different Christmas themes and the locals love to visit different malls to take pictures with their friends and family. There was teddy bears theme, toy stories theme, water world theme, Swarovski crystals theme and many more. What’s the theme for the coming Christmas festive in Kuala Lumpur? Check it out soon. Local Tip: Christmas eve parties are everywhere and some hotels have compulsory eve dinner which has included in your paid hotel charges.

Top eating experiences in Kuala Lumpur

Private Cooking Class: Grandmother's Kitchen Secrets


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