Kuala Lumpur (commonly known as ‘KL’) is a shining light of modern and progressive South-East Asian cities, yet it still manages to charmingly fuse together its proud colonial past with its very shiny and dynamic present. Culturally it is a fascinating melting pot where the Malay, Chinese, Indian and other communities all continue to beneficially influence the soul of the city through its architecture, cuisine, temples, music, museums and markets.
- Enjoy the view from the Petronas Tower’s 86th floor observation deck
- Learn about Malaysian cuisine with its many influences
- Visit Kampung Baru – a typical Malay village
- Discover the colourful area of Little India
There is also plenty to see and do ranging from admiring the wonderful views from the skybridge of the soaring Petronas Towers; exploring the hustle & bustle of Chinatown; visit Merdeka Square which was once an old cricket pitch and now the symbolic heart of the city where independence was proclaimed in 1957; enjoy wandering around the Lake Gardens and the spectacular KL Bird Park with over 200 species on view or go on a culinary quest to experience the incredible gastronomic diversity from hawkers’ stalls to elegant fine dining.
As the entry point for most visitors to Malaysia, KL is well worth a few days’ closer exploration.