Why choose a cruise to Port Klang?
The primary port in Selangor, Malaysia, Port Klang offers fantastically easy access to Klang Valley and the vibrant capital, Kuala Lumpur. A host of connecting travel options makes the port very well equipped and conveniently located.
A guide to Port Klang’s hotspots
While many people simply use Port Klang as a stepping stone to other destinations, it’s worth spending a little time here, if only to freshen up and grab some cash before catching a ferry over to Crab Island, a village entirely built on stilts, which isn’t far off the coast of the port. The island itself is a paradise for foodies.
With Crab Island explored, Kuala Lumpur really does beckon, with its multitude of iconic landmarks, multicultural population and festival spirit. One experience that can’t be missed is taking a picture of the famous Petronas Towers – do it at night for an extra-special snap.
Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur is famous for the amazing bargains, as well as the colourful streets and animated market vendors. A popular tourist area, Chinatown is great for adventurous eaters and culture vultures.
Speaking of food, Jalan Alor is a bucket-list destination for any budding gourmet. Known as the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s food culture, it is a bustling strip of restaurants and street-food stalls that is thought to be not just one of the cheapest but also tastiest ways to sample Malaysian cuisine.
A few miles north of Kuala Lumpur you’ll find the Batu Caves, a 400-million-year old-hill with a glittering temple inside. A real spectacle and an incredible photo opportunity, the Caves are definitely worth exploring.
Cruise lines that sail to the port of Port Klang
The best time to visit Port Klang
Averaging at around 32°C, the temperature in Port Klang is consistently comfortable, with April being simultaneously the hottest and wettest month of the year. June is considered the driest time to visit.
Port Klang is vulnerable to rain throughout the year, with the rainy season actually spanning the full 12 months of the year, but with warm temperatures and plenty of sun, visitors are rarely deterred by a little moisture. Those travelling on to Kuala Lumpur are able to shelter from the rain easily in the myriad of shops and restaurants.
Did you know?
- Port Klang is the largest port in Malaysia, while Kuala Lumpur is the biggest city
- Kuala Lumpur was originally founded by Chinese tin miners
- One of the two Petronas Towers tilts by 10 inches