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Kuala Lumpur Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Kuala Lumpur Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Kuala Lumpur (KL) is touted as one of the best shopping destinations in the world. The city has retained its traditions and culture even with the fast paced modernization.  The city skyline is dotted with minarets, Mughal-style domes and shiny skyscrapers with colourful kiosks of local Malay food along the streets. If you are here on your layover, get ready to explore this city of myriad cultures and flavours.

What to do in Kuala Lumpur for 24h – 48h?

Getting Around in Kuala Lumpur

  • The best way to travel around in the city is the monorail or the metro (LRT). Public buses are also a fast and efficient way to travel within the city
  • Taxis are available as well, however, they are not very cheap and do not run by the meter. Make sure p bargain your price before getting in
  • The Hop on Hop off bus shows you around the city and is quite good. The tickets might be slightly expensive compared to other modes of public transport

Local Currency – Malaysian Ringgit (1 MYR = 0.23 USD)

Best places to visit for Cabin Crew in Kuala Lumpur

Petrona Towers

Petronas Towers - WOC layover tips.


The 88-storey twin towers are the tallest pair in the world at nearly 452m and their floor plan is based on an eight-sided star that echoes arabesque patterns. Islamic influences are also evident in each tower’s five tiers – representing the five pillars of Islam – and in the 63m masts that crown them, calling to mind the minarets of a mosque and the Star of Islam.

Batu Caves

Batu Caves - WOC layover tips

One of Malaysia’s most distinctive geographical features is the labyrinth of spooky caves found within the country’s limestone abutments. K.L.’s biggest blasts of nature are the Batu Caves, whose awe-inspiring natural caverns are reachable by a cardiac stress test of 272 steps.

Lake Gardens

Taman Botani Perdana, known to the locals as Lake Gardens, is a sprawling 227-acre park located right in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. One of the premier parks in the country, the Lake Gardens have a host of attractions, and there’s something for everyone, whether you’re a nature lover or an art enthusiast.

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Genting- WOC layover tips

If you want to get away from hustle bustle of the city, visit Genting, a hill resort, approximately 1 hour away from KL.  Developed since the 1960s, the site comprises hotels, a shopping mall, restaurants and the Casino de Genting.

Food and Nightlife in Kuala Lumpur

  • Visit Changkat Bukit Bintang for snazzy nightclubs and lively restro-bars or head to Traders Hotel’s Skybar to have a nice cocktail and enjoy the view of the Petronas Towers from there.
  • The best way to explore Malay street food is on foot. Visit Jalan Alor and take in the delicious aroma of KL’s best street food. Drink from some hot coffee at the Kopitiam (traditional coffee shop).

WOC travel tip: Try out the Ikan Bakar (grilled fish) at Kedai Kat Jat  and the national dish, Nasi Lemak at Nasi Lemak Famous!

Shopping in Kuala Lumpur

  • You can spend all day in some of KL’s glitzy malls like Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Suria KLCC and Mid Valley Megamall, shopping for some of the best designer labels
  • Bangsar and Publika are the places to go for lesser-known labels and the work of offbeat independent designers
  • If on a tight budget, you can shop for street fashion at Petaling Street or Chinatown. Explore Central Market for locally made souvenirs and handicrafts

Relax in Kuala Lumpur

Looking for a great facial treatment at affordable prices? Visit Herbaline, a signature spa with a great ambience and a place that guarantees to relax your jetlagged nerves (

Flight Attendants discounts in Malaysia

World Of Crew gets you a few awesome deals only for cabin crews in Kaula Lumpur. Have a look into these and let us know if you manage to visit them during your layover !

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Any cool experiences to share in Malaysia?

How was your layover in KL? Did you discover any new places? If so, please do share these useful tips with your fellow cabin crew members by commenting below!

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