Kuala Lumpur: Disabled Needs
Easier to negotiate than Bangkok, less cosmopolitan than Singapore and more eclectic than Hanoi
Kuala Lumpur is really not an ideal place for anyone disabled and in a wheelchair. Most of the pavements are uneven and sometimes drains that run along some streets are not covered. There have been some improvements to provide more disabled friendly facilities in Kuala Lumpur like toilets for the disabled, rail supports and drop kerbs in public places such as the train stations and bus hubs. Most shopping malls and hotels are also equipped with ramps for wheel chairs and lifts usually stop at all floors. It is important to let hotel staff know your special requirements. For example if you need a room with special toilet facilities. Whilst holidays for disabled people in Kuala Lumpur might not sound very attractive, Malaysians are generally very helpful and they will not hesitate to help a disabled person.