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Weather in the CityKuala Lumpur weather stays hot and humid most months, meaning Malaysia’s capital city is ideal for visits all year round. As this is a tropical climate, KL does experience occasional rainfall, the intensity of which varies throughout the year. Shielded by mountainous valleys in several directions, weather in Kuala Lumpur is relatively cooler than most other places in Malaysia, with temperatures that fluctuate between 29°C - 35°C during the day, and 26°C - 29°C at night. It may get a little chilly after heavy rain, but the city is one of the least affected states by monsoon winds coming from the east or west. Plus you’ll love the fact that bad climate will not affect most explorations of the city, with covered walkways, lots of entertainment complexes and public transport providing shelter from the worst of Kuala Lumpur weather.
Month : Jan, Feb, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec (Hot)
KL has a maritime climate suitable for visiting all year round. Weather conditions are hot and humid, but cool down as and when it rains, keeping the temperature balanced. Temperature ranges from 21 degree Celsius to 33 degree Celsius.The wetter months in Kuala Lumpur are from March to April and September to November.
Month : Mar, Apr, Sept, Oct, Nov (Raining)
The AirportCatering to a booming tourism industry, Kuala Lumpur airports are fitted with top-notch facilities, ample shopping and dining venues, spacious terminals, as well as quality accommodations situated within walking distances. Malaysia’s primary international aviation gateway, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang houses luxury lounges, a wide variety of restaurants, children’s play areas and duty-free stores. Situated two kilometres away is KLIA2, the world's largest airport for budget airlines with an integrated complex with an express railway link to KL Sentral. Approximately 30 minutes away from the city centre is Subang International Airport, a no-frills terminal with just one stretch of essential stores and restaurants. Airports in Kuala Lumpur also offer great convenience to those who are visiting this city for the first time, with plenty of public transportation and private limousines that charter tourists directly to their chosen accommodation.
Getting AroundTransportation in Kuala Lumpur is diverse and efficient, offering an extensive network of buses, light rail commuter trains, and metered taxis that charter visitors within the city centre and beyond. A busy city filled with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, Kuala Lumpur is home to state-of-the-art high rises and antiquated Chinese shops, trendy restaurants and quaint coffee shops, mega malls and street market, as well as five-star luxury hotels and backpacker enclaves. Kuala Lumpur is also notorious for its gridlocked traffic during peak hours and most travellers usually opt to travel on foot to take in the sights and sounds of downtown Kuala Lumpur. Nonetheless, first-time visitors should get to know the city’s public transportation, especially the KL’s efficient light rail transit, commuter rail, and monorail systems that connect to almost every part of Kuala Lumpur. Check out our helpful guide on how to get around Kuala Lumpur.
Weather in the City
Bangkok has a tropical monsoon climate and generally remains hot and humid throughout the year. An ideal vacation spot, Bangkok is almost a year-round destination. Every season has a distinct charm and the city is at its enchanting best all months of the year. However, the peak season is between November and March when the tourist footfall is particularly high. The months of March, April and May are the hottest.
Month : December to February (Cool 20')
Regarded as the ‘cold months’, this is the perfect time to explore Bangkok on foot. In the evenings temperatures can drop below 20 degrees Celsius.
Month : March to May (Hot 30')
Although these are Bangkok’s hottest months, it is also the time when Bangkok celebrates the Thai New Year with great festivity and cheer. Sudden bouts of rain are a welcome change and boat cruises, mall shopping and lounging by the pool are highly recommended. Don't forget to carry your sunglasses and buy yourself a hat there!
Month : May to October (Raining 30')
Regarded as Bangkok’s ‘low season’, this is a great time to visit the city as you can fetch some great deals on hotels and excursions. The frequent bouts of rain do not deter tourists from indulging in a range of indoor activities like shopping, visiting aquariums and temples as well as entertainment complexes.
The AirportBangkok’s main airport is the Suvarnabhumi International Airport. It is located more than 18 miles east of the city and handles all international flights as well as some domestic flights. The older Don Muang Airport serves some domestic flights and several budget airlines. If you are already in Thailand, you can take a train from a variety of cities in Thailand to Bangkok’s main train station, the Hua Lamphong Station in the heart of the city. There are three bus terminals each serving various areas of Thailand. Driving is not recommended in Bangkok: it is known for its traffic congestion.
Getting AroundThere are several other ways to get around Bangkok. Taxis are everywhere and are easily hailed. Make sure that you choose an official taxi and ask for the driver to use the meter. Tuk-tuks are three wheeled, open-sided vehicles powered by a motorcycle engine. They do not have meters so fares should be negotiated before you begin your trip. On just about every street corner you will find motorcycle taxis. A motorcycle taxi is an inexpensive and quick way to get around Bangkok. Fares are negotiated before you start your trip. Seeing Bangkok on foot is not easy, and don’t even think about driving.
Top 1 : Pulau Mabul, Semporna
A small island off the south-eastern coast of Sabah featuring fine beaches of coconut trees, soft white sand and turquoise water, Mabul Island is one of the world’s best destinations for muck diving. What’s more, Mabul Island also boasts one of the world’s most concentrated reserves of small marine life that includes species like frog fish, scorpion fish, cuttlefish, squids, gobies and various shellfish. Visitors here can easily walk around the island within an hour to explore attractions like the conventional villages with their thatched huts.
Top 2 : Pulau Sipadan, Semporna
Located off the east coast of Malaysian Borneo, Sipadan is a legend among expert divers. The area is full of exotic species including a rainbow of reef fish, sea turtles, and hammerhead sharks. Recenlty, Sipadan has become a protected area and all the resorts on the island are now closed. Diving is still allowed but divers are ferried in and out from the mainland and other islands. A great base to explore Sipadan is Mabul Island (see below) which Is home to a number of high end hotels and a few hostels.
Top 3 : Pulau Mantanani, KudatMantanani Islands are a group of three isolated islands located northwest of Kota Belud, about an hour’s drive from the state capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. These islands are approximately 55 minutes boat ride by speedboat from the mainland Kuala Abai Jetty.
On Pulau Mantanani Besar (Big Mantanani Island), stay at the Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge. Here the island is yours to explore. One can stay for days and be completely complacent enough with island life at the lodge.
Top 4 : Pulau Manukan, Kota Kinabalu
Manukan Island is the second largest island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Malaysia's first marine national park. It is located in the East Malaysian state of Sabah, just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu and is easily accessible by boat. There are a number of tour operators provide day tour to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (which consists of the islands of Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Sulug and Pulau Mamutik).
Top 5 : Pulau Lankayan, Sandakan
Lankayan Island is a small tropical coral resort island in Beluran, Sabah, Malaysia in the Sulu Sea. Lankayan Island has many species of attractive flora and fauna. The only resort on the island, Lankayan Island Dive Resort, was built in 1997.
Top 1 - Pulau Langkawi, Kedah
Malaysia’s best-known holiday destination, Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 Malaysian islands in the Andaman Sea. The islands are located close to the Thai border in the Andaman Sea. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 65,000, the only other inhabited island being nearby Pulau Tuba. With its many diverse landscapes of beaches, mountains, rainforest and mangrove wetlands, Langkawi offers tourists the greatest variety of things to see and do. A popular activity here is to take a cable car ride up to Gunung Mat Chinchang and walk across the Sky Bridge to see incredible views across to Thailand. Nearby is Langkawi’s highest peak, Gunung Raya, which features a resort hotel, restaurant and splendid lookout tower at its summit. Many attractions abound here like the Laman Padi Rice Garden, the indoor aquarium at the Underwater World, and Oriental Village where visitors can enjoy cultural shows, watch snake charmers and ride elephants.
Top 2 - Pulau Perhentian, Terrenganu
Located off the coast of northeastern Malaysia not far from the Thai border. The Perhentian Islands are the must-go place in Malaysia for budget travelers. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). They have some of Malaysia’s most beautiful beaches and great diving with plenty of cheap accommodation. Visitors can also explore the tropical jungle that covers much of the islands’ terrain.
Top 3 - Pulau Tioman, Pahang
Considered by many as one of the world’s most beautiful islands, Tioman served as a scenic backdrop in the 1958 movie, “South Pacific.” Although one of the most commercially developed Malaysian islands, Tioman still preserves much of its natural beauty and wildlife diversity that includes monitor lizards. Because Tioman is surrounded by coral reefs, the island is a hot spot for diving and snorkeling. Tourists here can also enjoy jungle trekking, swimming under waterfalls, visiting a turtle farm and experiencing the local culture at the traditional village on Juara Beach.
Top 4 - Pulau Redang, Terrenganu
One of the largest islands located off the east coast of Malaysia, Redang is favored for its beaches of powdery white sand and crystal clear blue waters. The surrounding coral reefs are home to a variety of species like nemo fish, baby sharks and jellyfish, making Redang a popular destination for diving and snorkeling. Visitors wishing to snorkel and dive here will find no lack of operations offering tours and equipment. While much of the island’s dense interior is impassable, there are several trails for jungle trekking.
Top 5 - Pulau Tenggol, Terrenganu
Tenggol Island offers visitors the feeling of being on their own private tropical island. The island was traditionally uninhabited, but now contains several hotels. Tenggol Island’s brilliantly white beaches are framed by the emerald tropical forests of the island’s interior. The small island is a treasured location by both fishermen and scuba divers.
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