The cultural, financial, and economic center of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is one of the most visited cities in the world for tourism. The city is wonderful mix of the old and new, from colonial era buildings to the futuristic Petrona Towers. A verdant city with many wide avenues and good public transport, the best running in Kuala Lumpur is in select parks and gardens, and certain neighborhoods with wide paths or sidewalks.
In central KL, the best spots to run are KLCC Park, Perdana Botanical Gardens, and the Bukit Kiara Park. To the north, there’s a nice running path in newly developed Desa Park City, and trails in Kepong Metropolitan Park and the Forest Research Institute. South of the city, there’s good running in Bukit Jalil, and the newer, extensive Putrajaya neighborhood. The National Botanical Gardens, an hour west of the city, make for a great ‘destination’ run.
KL has good public transport in the center of the city, consisting of a metro and light rail. Be aware that Kuala Lumpur weather is hot and humid year-round. The temperature never dips below 60F.