Hi, I’m Marty Spargo.

I first came to Kuala Lumpur (KL to the locals) in 2004. I was here for 3 weeks and remember being amazed by the city.

The food, the people, the buildings.

Everything seemed so interesting.

Actually, a quick funny story about that first visit… A friend that I was here with for those 3 weeks put on 10kg in those 3 weeks. That’s 22 pounds!

Yes, the food is THAT good.

Over the years I visited KL many more times, but only for a few days at a time.

In early 2018, I spent about 6 weeks in KL and made the decision to move here soon after.

Today, I live and work in KL and get to enjoy all of the same things that first drew me to the city every day.

KL is a very accessible, diverse and affordable place, but many tourists make the mistake of skipping it entirely and just transiting at the airport en route to somewhere else in Asia.

On this website, I want to promote some of the great things about KL so that people can consider whether or not it’s worth spending some time here.

I also want to provide helpful information for visitors so that you can hit the ground running, and not waste as much time researching.

I hope you find this website helpful.

Stay connected

Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn. Just mention “KL tourist” in the invitation and I’ll accept.

I’m also active on Quora, Reddit and Twitter or you can email me at marty@kualalumpurtourist.com

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