Besides from being a main international stopover hub, Kuala Lumpur is a haven for shopaholics, a mecca for food-lovers with its boundless culinary varieties and an affordable destination for travel passionate. Located between Singapore and Thailand, Malaysia enjoys tropical temperature all year round. Dazzling skyscrapers, colorful temples, sprawling markets, massive shopping malls, conspicuous architecture and landmarks, Kuala Lumpur will definitely steal your heart.
Here are some pictures from my trip to inspire you to add this place to your bucket list.
Not to miss in KL is the world’s tallest twin towers, Petronas Twin Tower, shining in all its splendor.
You can also get to the top for a small fee. The KLCC complex comprises of the swanky Suria KLC mall with approximately 300 outlets mostly high-end shops as well as a cinema, supermarket, an art gallery, an aquarium, a science center and food courts (I had dosa there at Saravana Bhavan). Tower two is leased to several companies such as Huawei Technologies, Microsoft, IBM etc. The area also consists of the KLCC Park with a fountain, children playground and walking paths. The skybridge connects the two towers.
45 mins away from Kuala Lumpur in Selangor is Batu Caves, which is one of the most visited spots in Malaysia.
It is home to the tallest golden statue of lord Muruga which took around three years to complete and many other small temples. Bear in mind that it takes 272 steps to climb to the top. This place gives you the feels of being in India. There is also a 50 ft. statue of Lord Hanuman which guards the entrance of Batu Caves.
Golden triangle englobes Bukit Bintang area, KLCC and Chinatown. It’s probably got the best nightlife in Malaysia with shops, markets, restaurants, pubs and live performances.
A beautiful building spotted right outside the hotel I stayed. KL promise you the best views. Slow down the pace to admire the stunning vistas of this eclectic city from rooftop bars and restaurants.
Shop Shop Shop
Kuala Lumpur is mostly about eating, shopping and exploring. One shopping mall takes more than a day to explore, now let’s talk about the myriad of shopping malls in Malaysia. From ritzy malls such as Suria KLCC, Pavilion KL and Mid Valley Megamall to malls such as Sungei Wang and KWC dedicated to budget shoppers, it is one of the top shopping destinations.
Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures and so is the food tradition! Well I bet one thing that unites the people is food. You need to try some Malaysian authentic dishes during your visit. We tried roti canai, dosa, satay, Mee & Nasi goreng and wontons.
There’s so much more to see and do in Malaysia beyond the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur. It is a treasure trove in Asia!
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