Kuala Lumpur, the big, beautiful and bustling capital of Malaysia, is a great spot for remote workers looking for cheap coliving locations for and to connect with other digital nomads. More than 12 million tourists visit this city each year to explore the markets, temples, and attractions it has to offer. Many digital nomads are attracted to Kuala Lumpur due to the cheap cost of living. You can find affordable coliving spaces for a low monthly price, enjoy a delicious freshly-cooked meal for under $5, and be able to treat yourself to luxuries like massages here, as they are cheaper than you’d expect. From rooftop bars to hip nightclubs, the nightlife scene always has something exciting to offer. Fast Wifi is available in most cafes and bars, although Kuala Lumpur is slightly behind in the trend for coliving and coworking spaces. The digital nomad community is in the earlier stages here, but the cheap cost of living and the fast-paced lifestyle is tempting more and more remote workers into the city. And with great transport links to the rest of Asia, you can be at the beach chilling in Bali in just three hours.
Here are some interesting facts about Kuala Lumpur:
- Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia, boasting more than 1.7 million inhabitants.
- In the Malay language, Kuala Lumpur roughly translates to ‘muddy confluence’ or ‘muddy river’!
- Kuala Lumpur became established as a town in the mid-1850s, founded by tin miners from China who were working in the area.
- The official residence of the Malaysian King, the opulent Istana Negara palace, is in Kuala Lumpur.
- The central location, the Golden Triangle, is made up of the Bukit Bintang, Chinatown and KLCC neighborhoods.
- Kuala Lumpur is the home of the tallest twin skyscrapers in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers.
- You’ll find more than 60 huge malls in the city, each packed with boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and some coworking offices.
- The festival of Thaipusam is held every year at the ancient Batu Caves, just a few kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur.
- Kuala Lumpur is known for the wide array of cuisines available here. You can eat anything from Pizza Hut to Chinese, Indian, Thai food and more.
Kuala Lumpur is fast becoming one of the hottest locations for digital workers, with a trend towards more coliving and coworking spaces. Sunshine all year round, tasty and diverse food options, and a booming nightlife all make Kuala Lumpur an amazing location for both short and long-term stays.