Being the choice business-cum-leisure destination, Kuala Lumpur could make the ARC participant’s time in the city one to remember. KL is a melting pot of cultures, offering an enjoyable mix of the best in Orient and tropics.

The city of the world famous Petronas Tower is connected by a network of reliable public transport services including the main public bus service and the public rail systems, Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Monorail Transit (MRT). These are all operated by RapidKL, a government-owned company. Another ooption is the Malayan Railway (KTMB). RapidKL offers day passes and a number of MyRapid passes that can last for either 7 or 30 days.

Food is perhaps the best example of the Malaysian cultural fusion. No one really knows where nasi lemak (‘fatty rice’) comes from, but it is a dish loved by Malaysians across the country.

One can find numerous eateries right here in KL with a delicious and large range of international cuisines, including Thai, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Malay, Chinese, and even plenty of Western options.

The street food in KL is one of its kind, especially on Petaling Street, as well as in amazing fine dining venues around the city that offer some incredibly tasty high-end delights.

Of course, KL is known for being a haven for shoppers, ranking the fourth best shopping destination in the world, according to CNN. The malls are filled with well-known internationals brands as well as many local clothing and lifestyle stores, and most shopping complexes in the city are easily accessible via public transport or taxi. There is also plenty of street shopping to be done in KL with Chinatown being one of the popular spots for both locals and visitors.

KL is also one of the cheaper destinations in the region, especially for accommodation and food, in comparison to its surrounding capital cities. To put this into perspective, here’s a quick look at the cost of a fast food meal in KL compared to other cities in nearby countries.