Should visitors rent a car in Kuala Lumpur?

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Emma Johnston

Renting a car is not necessary in KL – it’s not even advisable, as the city traffic is notorious, and the road systems always changing. The public transport system is not extensive but is adequate for the main tourist sightseeing spots, and for everything else, there’s taxis. You can get a taxi to even the outskirts of the city, or book one for a day to take you around all the major hotspots. Hotel taxis are generally the most reliable, although expensive – KL has a bit of a problem with taxi drivers ripping off unsuspecting travellers. Insist on using the meter, rather than accepting the fixed price they’ll try to offer you.

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