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Malaysia Travel Hacks: 8 Most Useful Kuala Lumpur Apps

Uncover all the magnificent landmarks and rich history that Kuala Lumpur has to offer! Travel seamlessly throughout Malaysia’s vibrant capital with our list of essential KL travel apps, ranging from easy bus transportation to local cuisine and free Wi-Fi!



If you’re used to the ride-sharing app Uber, who made their exit in Southeast Asia recently, fear not! Grab will come to your rescue with fixed fares, professional drivers, and various kinds of private vehicles (motorcycles, 6-seaters, etc). You can also opt to share your Grab ride for a lower cost.

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If you’re a jungle explorer or just someone who loves to take the off-beaten path, you need to download this app – it works perfectly offline! It also lets you map out your route and suggests hidden gems too. Note: Always fully charge your phone ‘cause will use your location and drain your battery as long as it’s open.

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Thinking of exploring cities beyond KL, such as Kota Kinabalu and Singapore? Then catch a bus with CatchThatBus, a handy app which helps you book a discounted ticket in advance. It’s that simple, fast, and reliable!

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Booking and Itineraries


Get a taste of Malaysia’s rich cultural heritage (Malay, Chinese, Peranakan, and Indian) with Plateculture. The app, loved by foodies on the hunt for authentic cuisine, boasts over 100 chefs within Malaysia! Find your nearest local chef and their reviews, prices, and menus. Just choose your type of cuisine and reserve the date!

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If you’re looking for tours and activities to fill in your itinerary, be sure to download the KKday app. Whether you’re booking months ahead, or last-minute from the airport, you’re sure to find exciting things to do. You can book convenient airport transfers, unique day tours, and enjoy exclusive discounts.

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What’s up, Whatsapp! Kidding aside, this world-famous instant messaging app is widely-used by locals and tourists alike throughout Malaysia. Save yourself from international call costs and your standard SMS.

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Did somebody say free Wi-Fi? Whether you’re in a shopping mall or the airport, enjoy unlimited internet access at over 5,800 major tourist hotspots. You don’t need a login ID to share your fabulous KL trip on your socmed from almost anywhere!

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XE Currency App

Beware of sketchy money changers and keep up with actual currency rates in Malaysia – or anywhere, really! This handy app will let you calculate the global exchange rate easily while you’re on-the-go.

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Which one of these Malaysia travel apps are you downloading for sure? We’d love to hear from you and make your Southeast Asia travel even better. For more Malaysia guides, check our links below: