The modern cosmopolitan city of Kuala Lumpur is a fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian heritage combined with the colonial legacy of the British and Moorish influence. The famous Petronas Twin Towers is a must visit while you are here as well as Merdeka Square, China Town, the National Museum, Handicraft Center, Malay Village and Batik Factory.
Visit the magnificent world-renowned Petronas twin towers and see the breathtaking vista of the city skyline on the 41st floor. This icon of modern Malaysia is the center piece of Kuala Lumpur city center, comprising the Kuala Lumpur Convention center, Suria KLCC mall and a beautiful landscape park.
Also known as the King’s Palace, this palace was originally the residence of a Chinese millionaire. During the Japanese occupation from 1942-1945, it was used by the officers until the Malaysian government bought and renovated the palace for His Majesty the Sultan of Selangor. The palace is not open to the public and can only been seen from outside the gates.
Renowned as an eco-tourist destination, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park has over 3,000 birds with approximately 200 species of foreign and local birds. Its most extraordinary feature is that most of the birds are free to roam around the aviary which closely resembles their natural habitat.
The only legal gambling destination in Malaysia, Genting Highlands is a mini Las Vegas on a mountain top. Besides the casino, there is also a theme park with fun rides and activities, and First World Plaza, a colorful shopping complex with plenty of boutique outlets.
Offering a rich insight to Malaysian history, this museum showcases traditional raised houses, ancient burial poles from the state of Sarawak and many more. The galleries feature Malaysia’s pre-history, the Malay Kingdoms, Colonial Era and Malaysia today.
Located on Petaling Street, China Town is well-known as a bargain hunter’s paradise with a stretch of hawker stalls to try delicacies such as Portuguese grilled fish and beef noodles. At night, the street transforms into a lively and vibrant night market selling clothes, shoes, souvenirs and much more.
Located in Kampung Baru, this Malay agricultural settlement was formed by the British colonial officials in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Today, this village has ended up in the very center of this modern city, but locals have preserved their traditional way of life and still live in one or two-story wooden houses.
One of the largest batik and handicrafts centers in Kuala Lumpur, Jadi Batek Gallery embodies the heart and soul of Malaysian culture and artistry. Bring home a piece of this cultural heritage with a souvenir or learn and showcase your creativity by taking a batik class.
One of the largest temples in Kuala Lumpur that pays homage to the Hindu God, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. Discovered in 1892, this limestone cave is 400 meters long and 100 meters high.
Showcasing the beauty and diversity of Malaysia’s local crafts, this handicraft center offers unique souvenirs, batik sarong, clothes, accessories, home decorations and furnishings. Aside from this, visit the Craft Museum to learn more about the heritage of the crafts throughout the ages, and the Craft Village to try creating your own masterpiece.
This National Monument was built to honor those who died during Malaysia’s struggle for freedom and independence. Built in 1966, this monument is one of the largest bronze statues in the world at 15.5 meters tall. Consisting of seven soldiers carrying the Malaysian flag, each one of them represents the seven qualities of leadership – command, unity, strength, wariness, suffering, courage and sacrifice.
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