Rental companies may charge extra for drivers aged under 25, normally payable when you pick up your car. Age restrictions may apply in certain locations. Check the rental company's website before booking.

Car Hire in Kuala Lumpur

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###Car Hire in Kuala Lumpur This information is correct as of June 2015

Malaysia is known to have one of the best road systems in Southeast Asia. You might want to take advantage of it during your stay, and the best way to do so is by renting a car from the airport or at car rental agencies found all over Kuala Lumpur. In fact, you would be better off pre-booking your reservations online as early as possible for a higher chance of getting the car of your choice!

###Where to hire a car in Kuala Lumpur There are plenty of car rental agencies offering their services in Kuala Lumpur. Companies operating in the city include Europcar Malaysia, Mayflower Car Rental, WS Rent-A-Car, Insas Pacific Rent-A-Car, Euro Rent A Car, and KPM Car Hire. There's also Kasina Baru, Herz Car Rental, Pantas Rent A Car, Orix Car Rental, Insas Pacific Rent A Car, and Avis Car Rental. Each company has their own unique fleet of vehicles to choose from.

###What to expect when hiring a car from Kuala Lumpur Distances in Kuala Lumpur aren't great, with any two points unlikely to be more than five hours from each other at most. Singapore is within driving distance as well, but make sure your car rental company will allow you to take their vehicle outside of Malaysia. The British system is used when driving, meaning the steering wheels are on the right-hand side and vehicles drive on the left side of the road. The expressways are generally well maintained. New roads are constantly being built in Kuala Lumpur, so use a GPS if you have it.

###Getting to your destination Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands is the size of Singapore, located in the northwestern tip of Pahang. It is one of Malaysia's most extensive hill stations. The main sights are mostly natural, such as the Gunung (Mount) Brinchang, which at 6,666 ft above sea level is the highest point in the country accessible by car, the Mossy Forest, Parit Waterfall, the largest flower in the world, called Rafflesia Flower, and the Robinson Rose Garden, Rose Centre, & Rose Valley. You can also arrange adventure packages that may involve farm adventure, jungle trekking, and other similar activities.

Cameron Highlands is 200 km from Kuala Lumpur. It is accessible via the North-South Expressway, exiting at Tapah and proceeding via Route 59, or exiting the expressway at Simpang Pulai, Ipoh and proceeding via Route 145.

Melacca is the capital of the state of the same name on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. It boasts of a rich historical and cultural background, with the centre listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the older part of the city proper is the old palace and several large and interesting buildings left by the Europeans, as well as other structures from a century or more ago. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and museums to visit here.

Melacca is accessible via North-South Expy/E2.

Penang is a Malaysian state made up of an island of the same name off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, and the facing strip of territory called Seberang Perai, situated on the mainland. Penang is known for its nice beaches, hills, parks, and shopping, and is considered widely as a 'food paradise'. Undoubtedly, Penang is the food capital of Malaysia, so make sure to pass by Gurney Drive, where the best food can be found. Penang is also noted for its rich multicultural history, with Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European influences.

Penang Bridge connects Penang to the North-South Expressway and the mainland. In the morning and the evening, traffic is usually congested.

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