The Treasure Trove of Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur

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The capital city of Malaysia can be busy at times, witnessing an abundance of mundane lifestyles. But, that is the story of any other capital in the world, isn’t it? So, what is it that makes Kuala Lumpur so different and a must-visit for the tourists from around the world?Well, to start with, Malaysia has witnessed indeed a rich history of all times, serving several Colonials, Sultanates and more. Apart from being historically and culturally rich, the modern developments in Malaysia, mostly in KL, is no less than any other big city of the world. Pack your bags and get ready for a really long vacation because once you start exploring this city, you aren’t coming back anytime soon!

Location:

Kuala Lumpur is situated centrally in the center of State of Selangor, at the confluence of Klang and Gombak rivers.

Best time to visit:

‘Kuala Lumpur’ is literally translated to ‘muddy confluence’. Butdon’t let its tropical rainforest climate stop you, it’s kind of a year-round thing, barely going through a dry-season between May-July.

How to reach:

Well, KL Airport is probably the first place you’re going get down at, in Malaysia. Go anywhere in KL from here, choose any form of transportation you want.

Places to explore:

Here are a few from an endless list of places to visit in Kuala Lumpur:

  1. Petronas Twin Towers
  2. Chinatown or Petaling Street
  3. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
  4. Thean Hou Temple
  5. Little India Brickfields
  6. Central Market or Pasar Seni
  7. Sultan Abdul Samad Building
  8. Merdeka Square
  9. Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman or Jalan TAR
  10. Royal Museum or Old Istana Negara
  11. Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
  12. Istana Negara or National Palace
  13. Istana Budaya or the Palace of Culture
  14. National Museum
  15. National History Museum
  16. Islamic Arts Museum
  17. Menara Kuala Lumpur
  18. National Mosque of Malaysia
  19. Blue Mosque
  20. Masjid Jamek
  21. The Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve or KL Forest Eco-Park
  22. Sze Ya Temple
  23. Chan See Shu Yuen Temple
  24. Sri Mahamariamman Temple
  25. Mary’s Cathedral
  26. Bukit Jalil Golf and Resort
  27. Aquaria KLCC
  28. Suria KLCC
  29. Railway Station and Administration Building
  30. Berjaya Times Square
  31. Ramlee Memorial
  32. Taman KLCC or Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park
  33. Golden Triangle
  34. Maybank Numismatic Museum
  35. Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
  36. Perdana Botanical Garden
  37. Heli Lounge Bar, Menara KH
  38. Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
  39. Bintang Walk
  40. The Pavilion
  41. National Monument
  42. Upside Down House
  43. National Science Centre

And while you’re here, don’t forget to get the famous therapeutic fish spa. Apart from all that, here are a few other places you can visit and make the most out of your stay:

  1. National Zoo
  2. Ruma Penghulu
  3. Batu Caves
  4. Taman Negara Rainforest
  5. Sepang International Circuit
  6. Genting Highlands (Selangor)
  7. Putrajaya Bridge
  8. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
  9. Kanching Rainforest Waterfall
  10. Langkawi (SkyTrex Adventure)
  11. Sepang International Circuit

You can also go for a helicopter tour and enjoy KL from up-above.

Accommodation:

The accommodation in KL varies from 5-star hotels to simple lodging facilities, so that’s probably the last thing to worry about. We recommend you to pre-book the services.

Places to eat:

Although, all the places mentioned above serve equally delightful food, here are a few honorable mentions:

  • Rebung Restaurant- owned by celebrity chef: Chef Ismail
  • Jalan Alor- for the best street foods, a unique food destination in KL
  • Don’t forget to visit Durian Station to buy some national fruit

Things to keep in mind:

  • Bring enough MR cash with you, but since there is a limit to how much you can carry, check beforehand.
  • Most of the telecom companies sell their SIMs at the airport, make sure to get it from there itself so that you can have hassle-free experience during your stay.

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