Averages for Kuala Lumpur in March
Kuala Lumpur is a marvelous city that attracts millions of visitors each year with its unique cultural blend, its low prices, unparalleled nightlife and established shopping scene. The city is considered an alpha world city and is, in fact, the sixth most visited city in the world. Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and arguably the most fascinating place in the country. March may be a relatively wet month in Kuala Lumpur, but the warm weather and the vibrant life there make the city w...
Daily averages for Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur is a marvelous city that attracts millions of visitors each year with its unique cultural blend, its low prices, unparalleled nightlife and established shopping scene. The city is considered an alpha world city and is, in fact, the sixth most visited city in the world. Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and arguably the most fascinating place in the country. March may be a relatively wet month in Kuala Lumpur, but the warm weather and the vibrant life there make the city well worth the visit during this month.
This is actually the third wettest month of the whole year, after October and November, when only looking at the total amount of precipitation. In March, the city receives 260mm of rainfall, which is spread out over 17 days with rainfall.
Because this is a rather wet month, one of the two months that make up the western monsoon season, March is characterised by plenty of cloud, which doesn’t really leave too much room for sunrays to peek through. Still, though, there are 7 hours of sunshine per day on average—not bad at all.
In terms of temperatures, March is as hot a month as any other in Kuala Lumpur. In fact, with an average high temperature of 33°C, March afternoons tend to be the hottest of the entire year. At night, the low temperature averages 23°C, which is still incredibly high. Make sure to get a room that has air-conditioning if you’re planning on getting any sleep! The average day temperature is 28°C.
Where to Stay
Business travellers and those who seek slick accommodation will be impressed by the Traders Hotel’s post-modern architecture and futuristic design, situated beneath the famous Petronas Twin Towers (the tallest twin buildings in the world). The hotel is spacious and perfectly situated in the commercial epicentre of Kuala Lumpur and offers direct access to the world-class Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. It perfectly caters to business and leisure travellers with numerous facilities including private meeting rooms, offices, a business centre, and in-room broadband connections.
Surrounded by no fewer than eight major shopping malls, the Ansa Kuala Lumpur is a popular hotel among shopaholics and fashionistas. This four-star boutique hotel prides itself for its marvelous location, but also has a spa and four meeting rooms. All of the 239 rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, rainshower, mini-bar, internet access and air-conditioning—a definitely recommended place to stay in March.
An iconic hotel in Kuala Lumpur, The Majestic Hotel consists of two buildings—the Majestic Wing and the Tower Wing—and used to be the place to be in the first half of the 20th century. Nowadays, it still commemorates its luxurious heritage. This is a hotel with impeccably dressed porters, high ceilings, a gold-leaf domed roof, marble flooring and Roman columns. Every room has a four poster bed, luxury bathroom, fancy magazines and a well-filled mini-bar.
Things to Do
Art and music lovers should not miss a visit to the Dewan Filharmonik where the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra performs on a weekly basis. Housed in between the Petronas Towers, this is the premier venue for classical music in Southeast Asia. Its design based on the much-praised concert halls of 19th-century Europe is renowned around the world—it is considered to be one of the world’s greatest concert venues. Catching a performance at the Dewan Filharmonik is a world-class way to finish a day in Kuala Lumpur in March.
If you need to escape the occasional rain shower, consider visiting the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park. It is a part of the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, which also happens to be among the largest shopping centres in the nation, and features two different zones, one for adults and one for children.
Eating and Drinking Out
For those seeking a unique culinary experience, The Dining in the Dark restaurant will certainly offer that. Serving all foods in total darkness, Dining in the Dark depends on all senses apart from sight to make a culinary impact. With the eyes closed, all other senses take over and tastes are experienced better in a finer, new dimension.
Located in Brickfields, a short walk from the Sentral Train Station, Woo Lan Restaurant is a small eatery on Jalan Scott that serves great Chinese cuisine. It is open for lunch and dinner. While the interior isn’t anything special, it is the superb food that you should visit for. Consider trying the tiger pork, which is tender braised pork with a crunchy skin.
Ozen Zanmai is a Japanese restaurant located within the Nu Sentral shopping centre. This inviting eatery is well-known for its huge selection of sushi—more than 100 varieties. Other typical dishes include donburi, noodles, sashimi, grilled meats and tempura.