What The Heck Do You Need To Pack for Kuala Lumpur?

You’d think that traveling to a city like Kuala Lumpur means that you won’t have trouble packing for it, right? It’s basically just any other city, except it’s in another part of the world. You know it’s a little warm in Malaysia, which means you’ll only have to pack shorts and shirts for the trip.

See, that’s what’s going to get you in trouble.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is a very walkable city. If you miss a turn or drive by fast, there’s a chance you’ll skim over hole-in-the-wall destinations and boutiques. But it’s also a very humid city. Attempting to get around KL from your hotel means you’ll have to be ready to sweat a lot.

Don’t worry, we’re here to guide you on your Kuala Lumpur trip packing. Let’s get started!


Clothing - Packing for Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia has warm weather for almost the whole year, so you can at least be sure that your shorts and shirts will be fine. However, the heat and humidity can be intense.

Other than packing shorts and shirts, why not opt for sweat-wicking clothes, especially if you are going to be walking around the city for most of your trip.

You can still pull off city chic, like long flowy skirts or skinny jeans, but make sure to do it on a day when you’re not doing anything strenuous. You can even pack nice suits and dresses if you plan on having dinner out at some of Kuala Lumpur’s speakeasy bars, fine dining restaurants, or rooftop bistros.


Footwear - Packing for Kuala Lumpur

For footwear, avoid anything that will make it hard for you to walk. It’s as simple as wearing comfortable rubber shoes, sneakers, and even sandals.

Note also that with the intense warm weather, you’ll be feeling the heat from the pavement as well. So don’t just pick comfortable shoes, if you can, choose ones with soft but thick soles.

Skin and hair care

Hair care - Packing for Kuala Lumpur

Never forget to bring sunscreen and anything you can use to shield yourself from the heat of the sun. This includes an umbrella, a hat, and sunglasses.

When applying sunscreen, don’t just put them on your arms and legs. Make sure your face gets the sunscreen treatment as well.

As for hair care, you might want to bring moisturising shampoo and conditioner just in case the change in weather dries out your hair. Bring hair ties, too, just in case the humidity gets to be too problematic.

Day bag

Day Bag - Packing for Kuala Lumpur

Your day bag will serve as your pack for the rest of the trip. Whenever you go out your Kuala Lumpur hotel, this is what you’ll need to bring, so make sure it has all the essentials.

Essentials include wet wipes, hand sanitiser, a water bottle, and a small umbrella. You will also need to pack a power bank and a small medical kit. You can also keep your passports in this bag just in case you don’t want to leave them in the hotel.

Your backpack must be secured at all time. While snatching isn’t too much of a problem, Kuala Lumpur is still a city. And just like any other city, safety precautions must be taken.

Rain gear

Rain Gear - Packing for Kuala Lumpur

March to April, and September to November are wet months for Kuala Lumpur. If your trip falls on these months, make sure you have an umbrella and a raincoat. You don’t know when or for how long the rain will be, so just make sure you have these in your luggage.

Now you’re ready to go to Kuala Lumpur!

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Advance Booking 30 days - Ramada Suites Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Ramada Suites Kuala Lumpur City Centre is offering a 15% discount when you book 30 days in advance. This promo requires no prepayment and comes with buffet breakfast for two (2) people.

Just visit the Ramada Suite Kuala Lumpur City Centre website and book your stay!

There, now all you’ll need for an amazing KL vacation is complete. Perjalanan gembira!

*Promo details and policies may change without prior notice, but published information at the time of booking will still be honoured.