Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is truly one-of-a-kind. You’ll find the world in this city but you’ll never find anything quite like it anywhere else in the world. KL is definitely a place where everyday fun and world-class sophistication meet to create a unique destination for travellers, filled with Malaysian charm and friendliness.

Highlights

  • Visit the iconic Petronas Twin Towers
  • Dine at revolving restaurant Atmosphere 360 located at Menara Tower
  • Take a stroll down the Chinatown Street Market
  • Visit Batu Caves a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus

Kuala Lumpur, the national capital of Malaysia is the most populous global city in Malaysia. It covers an area of 243 square kilometers and has an estimated population of 1.6 million people. It is among the fastest growing metropolitan regions in South East Asia when it comes to population and economy.

Petronas Twin Towers

The twin towers designed by Argentine architect Cesar Pelli which is now known as the Petronas Towers or Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers that are found in Kuala Lumpur.

According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s official definition and ranking, the twin towers were the tallest buildings in the worlds from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world; as of now, the buildings serve as a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with the Kuala Lumpur Tower which is just nearby the Petronas Towers.

Definitely a must – go place when in Malaysia!

 

Menara KL Tower

Menara KL which is mostly known as the Kuala Lumpur Tower is a tall tower located in Kuala Lumpur. It is mainly used in Malaysia for communication purposes and features an antenna that reaches 421 meters and is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world. The roof of the pod is at 335 meters.

The rest of the tower has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area which also contains a revolving restaurant that provides diners with a panoramic view of the city. It also serves as the Islamic Falak Observatory to observe the crescent moon which marks the beginning of the month of Ramadhan for the Muslims.

 

Bird Park

The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a 20.9–acre public aviary in Malaysia. It serves as major tourist attraction in the country and receives an average of 200, 000 visitors every year.

It is located adjacent to the Lake Gardens in Kuala Kumpur. It will be a perfect spot for bird watchers who would love to see the birds in the aviary.

 

Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle

Jalan Bukit Bintang is an area that has long been KL’s most popular retail district and is home to many shopping centres that house items from designer clothes and art pieces to high-class cuisine. Here, you’ll feel the excitement of one of KL’s busiest stretches, complete with skyscrapers, glitzy shopping malls, international restaurants and late-night foot-massage joints.

 

Batu Caves

Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia.

It was named after the Sungai Batu which flows past the hill and it is also the tenth limestone hill from Ampang.

Site of a Hindu temple and shrine, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam.

 

Petaling Jaya, Chinatown

Petaling Jaya which is also known as the Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur is an area which never sleeps and is far more colourful and bustling than its bigger and more glamorous neighbours KLCC and Bukit Bintang.

It is also known as Chee Cheong Kai which refers to its roots as tapioca-producing district. It is deeply immersed in Oriental culture, heritage, and history – it is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist spots in Kuala Lumpur, better not miss it!

HOW TO GET THERE

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is Malaysia’s main international airport and one of the major airports in South East Asia. It is located approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi) south of Kuala Lumpur city centre.

There is also another airport that will lead you directly to Kuala Lumpur: the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Skypark).

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