When visiting Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, it can be hard to deal with if you are not used to tropical conditions. Kuala Lumpur is only a couple of hundred miles from the equator, and it can get extremely hot during the summer and humid. If you are travelling to the city soon and you do not cope well with the heat, there are things you can do to make it easier for you to deal with it. Below is some advice to help you deal with the heat and humidity and ensure these do not ruin your trip to beautiful Malaysia.
Packing Your Suitcase
You will need to pack appropriate clothes and toiletries in your suitcase when you travel to Malaysia on holiday or for business. It may be worth buying the best natural deodorant Malaysia has when you get there, which can help you stop sweating and feel and smell fresh. You will also want to have plenty of suitable clothes for your trip and avoid ones with artificial fibres, so pack 100% cotton clothes that can help you remain cool. Instead of wearing shoes, you may want to wear sandals or flip-flops, which can also help, and wear shorts or a skirt to keep yourself cool. If you are female, you will not want to expose yourself too much as Malaysia is a Muslim country, so you do not want to offend the locals.
Embrace The Air Conditioning
You will most likely not be in Malaysia long enough to acclimatise to the weather, so to make it more manageable you will want to stay in the air conditioning as much as possible. You will find that many places have air conditioning, including:
- Shopping Malls
- Public Transport
If you can, you will want to avoid walking too much in the heat, and instead use public transport or a taxi to get to your destination. Avoid being outside in direct sunlight when the sun is at its zenith and ensure you do not wear too many layers.
The sun can be fierce in Kuala Lumpur, so you must also ensure you have plenty of sunscreen on your skin, even parts that are covered by clothes, to protect yourself from UV light. You may also want to get yourself a rechargeable handheld fan to help cool you down while in Malaysia, which can make it much easier to cope with the intense hea