Useful Information


Tropical rainforest climate. The average temperature in November is 89°F/74°F (31°C/23°C).

Official Langauge

The official languages are Malay and English.


Malaysian ringgit (RM) (MYR).

Time Zone

Malaysian Standard Time or Malaysian Time (MYT) is the standard time used in Malaysia. It is 8 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

International Call Code


Local Emergency Contacts

  • Ambulance/Police: 999
  • Fire: 994
  • Tourist Police: 03-2149 6590
  • Emergency from Mobile Phone: 112

Arriving to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) & Getting to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

The main gateway to Malaysia is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2), located in Sepang, Selangor. Both airports are merely two kilometers apart and are approximately 50 km (35 miles) from Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to City by KLIA Express Train

The main airport, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), is 50 km (35 miles) from the city center. The fastest way to the city is by non-stop KLIA express train (RM55 one way – around $14, RM100 round trip – around $25) that takes 28 minutes. Trains run every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes at all other times. You can check the train schedule here.

You can buy your tickets online ahead of time through the KLIA Ekspres website. It is also advised to download the KLIA Ekspres App to purchase an e-ticket on your mobile device instead of a printed version.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to City by Taxi & Rideshare

There are three types of taxis in KL – budget taxis, premiere, and family taxis. A ride from the airport to KLCC in a budget taxi will cost around RM100, a good option if there is more than one passenger. The charges start from a minimum price and are fixed based on the desired destinations. To book a taxi, head to the prepaid taxi counter and buy a coupon there prior to riding a taxi.

Taxi counters can be found at the Transportation Hub on Level 1 in KLIA2 and at the Main Terminal Building on Level 3 in KLIA1.

Grab is available as a ride sharing service and is one of the most popular services used among locals. Uber is also available.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to City by Limousine

Direct transfer to City available 24 hours. Book here: 

Muslim Prayer and Masjid Asy-Syakirin

Islamic Prayer Times in Malaysia

  • Fajr – 05:58 AM
  • Sunrise – 07:12 AM
  • Dhuhr – 01:19 PM
  • Asr – 04:38 PM
  • Maghrib – 07:26 PM
  • Isha – 08:56 PM

What are the 5 prayers known as:

The five daily prayers include: Fajr (sunrise prayer), Dhuhr (noon prayer), Asr (afternoon prayer), Maghrib (sunset prayer), and Isha (night prayer). Each prayer has a specific window of time in which it must be completed.

Duration of prayer: 

Most Muslims can complete their prayers in three to five minutes, although pre-prayer ablutions, or ritual washing, can take almost as long.

Friday prayers in mosque: 

The Qur’an invokes the importance of Friday as a sacred day of worship in a chapter called “Al-Jumah,” meaning the day of congregation, which is also the word for Friday in Arabic.

Where to go for Friday prayers – KLCC Mosque:

Masjid Asy-Syakirin KLCC

The Asy Syakirin Mosque, also known as KLCC Mosque, is a mosque located in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The mosque is situated within walking distance from Suria KLCC Shopping Centre, Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. It is regarded as the jewel in the park because of its strategic location and facing KLCC Park.

How to get to Masjid Asy-Syakirin KLCC from Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

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