Top things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur is the vibrant and modern capital of Malaysia. A melting pot of different cultures, religions, and nationalities, it's an ideal tourist hub where one can experience the old and the new and get a feel of a truly Asian destination.

Kuala Lumpur has an estimated 2014 population of 1.67 million people, and though that's considered high for a small city, tourists still come for the its attractions and its nice tropical rainforest climate.

Awe-Inspiring: KL Twin Towers -

The best way to start off your Kuala Lumpur journey is by visiting the world-famous Petronas Twin Towers. It's popular not just for its magnificent design, but also for being the world's tallest building.

For Nature Lovers -

If you're into nature, then go hiking in the nearby mountains which consist of pristine river streams and waterfalls. Take a tour of KL Bird Park and Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary for a fulfilling wildlife adventure. How about exploring the dark Batu Caves? You'll be amazed by it's size!

Islamic Art Museum -

The Islamic Art Museum will surely enhance your love for art with its impressive collection of Islamic artefacts dating back to the 19th century. It's number 11 in TripAdvisor's list of the top 25 museums in Asia.

Restaurants in KL for everyone -

Arabesque is where you can have a taste of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. From the Shawarma to the Falafel Wraps, you are guaranteed enjoy their authentic taste. Opium KL serves a variety of dishes but if you want to go straight to the specialities, then try the Curry Fish, Beef Brisket, or Lamb Meatballs. It's also a good place to meet fellow tourists. The Steakhouse offers more than just amazing steaks and red wine, it also has friendly staff members. Thanks to its warm atmosphere, you will surely have a memorable dining experience here.

Shopping

Bukit Bintang is the city's fashion and entertainment centre. It has a collection of nine major malls within walking distance from one another.

Support the Local Artists -

The Central Market is a cultural landmark near Petalling Street. Its stalls sell handicrafts such as batik, sculptures, and wood carvings, which are made by skilled local artisans.

Cheap Finds for the Bargain Hunter -

Known as one of Kuala Lumpur's oldest malls, Kota Raya Shopping Complex is popular for its inexpensive clothes, fabrics, and shoes. It's definitely a bargain hunter's paradise.

Luxury Goods -

For a more luxurious shopping spree, head to Suria KLCC which is located beneath the Petronas Twin Towers. There, you can buy different products from high-end brands.

How to go to Kuala Lumpur

Getting to Kuala Lumpur is never a problem. As Malaysia's principal international gateway, it can be reached by land, sea, and air.

To KL: By Buses or Trains -

Buses fan out from Puduraya, the main bus station just east of Chinatown, to all over Malaysia. The city is also the hub of the KTM National Railway System.

Flying to Kuala Lumpur -

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the main airport and it is located just 75 kilometres south of the city. There is a tourism office at the Arrival Hall which can assist passengers on any inquiries.

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