Kuala Lumpur has a remarkable history of rising to become a major ASEAN region commercial hub, attracting investors from all over the world. It has been ranked one of the top 10 city destinations in the world according to Euromonitor International for over 5 years now.
This multicultural city offers a perfect balance of Asian and western culture and has a large community of expats. So while we are sure you would have no difficulty navigating Kuala Lumpur, below is some information that would serve as a quick guide for the lawyers or legal professionals during their visit.
Getting Around Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur has an efficient and urban public transport system called Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. It includes buses and trains as well as airport transfers that can easily get you to the city centre from the airport in 30-45 minutes.
Here are some of the preferred options of getting around the city:
- KLIA Ekspres (Airport Train) – It takes you directly from the airport to KL Sentral in 30 min. It’s the main station that connects travelers to almost all train lines as well as buses and taxis.
- KLIA Transit Airport Train – If you are not headed towards the city centre, this is a more convenient mode of transport as it makes several stops along the way.
Within the City
Following are the popular three LRT lines in Kuala Lumpur that you may chose to get around the city according to your destination.
- The Light Rail Transit (LRT)
- KTM Komuter
- KL Monorail
There are selected bus services from the airport that take you directly to hotels.
Go KL City Bus is a city bus service that takes you to the most popular locations, malls and stations free of cost.
The KL Hop-on Hop-Off City Tour is an informative tour bus service with 23 designated stops near more than 40 attractions throughout Kuala Lumpur.
Grab and EasyTaxi are the most popular apps in KL that provide all the information related to the driver, estimated fare and time. Uber is available in KL too.
KL TravelPass – It is a smart card used to travel on rail public transport, which includes KLIA Ekspres airport transfer and 2-day unlimited rides on Rapid KL rail services.
Touch ‘n Go (TnG) card – It is a prepaid smart card which is universally accepted in almost all public transport of KL.
Hotels, Restaurants, Shopping, and Entertainment
From luxury five star hotels to beautiful, yet affordable accommodations for budget travelers, Kuala Lumpur has it all. It is also a shopper’s paradise and was voted the world’s fourth best place to shop by CNN Travel.
And while you are here, make sure you get the taste of the delicious Malaysian cuisines which has the influence of Thai, Chinese, Indonesian and Indian cuisine and has its own unique flavor.
There’s a lot to do in Kuala Lumpur, however, we have shortlisted top six must visit attractions for you.
- Petronas Towers
- Revolving Atmosphere 360 restaurant at Menara KL Tower
- Batu Caves
- Jalan Alor
- Aquaria KLCC
Kuala Lumpur Legal Services Departments and Resources
The Kuala Lumpur Bar
It was established on 1st July 1992 and provides its members with resources and amenities required in the practice of their profession.
All advocates and solicitors intending to practice or open a branch office within the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur are to give notice of their intention to commence legal practice in Kuala Lumpur and pay their annual subscription to the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee.
The Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia) (“AIAC”)
The AIAC is a not-for-profit, non-governmental international arbitral institution which has been accorded independence and certain privileges and immunities by the Government of Malaysia for the purpose of executing its functions as an independent, international organization.
Organizations for Legal Services Sector Entrepreneurs
If you are interested in exploring innovations in legal tech, and developing creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology you may join Legal Hackers KL.
They meet up to share information and ideas related to technology that can transform the practice of law.
You may also join the lawyer’s community on facebook called LawTech Malaysia created for addressing and tackling the pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology.
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Legal Events in Kuala Lumpur
APAC regional legal technology conference LexTech recently launched an AI chatbot called, LEXi, developed by Malaysia’s CanChat. It focuses on addressing enquiries of LexTech delegates in real-time via Facebook Messenger.
LexTech18 regional legal tech conference is set to take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oct 25-26, 2018.
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