Lush greenery, beautiful parks, skyscrapers, huge malls, vibrant nightlife and international gastronomic delights are but some of the reasons why Kuala Lumpur or KL is the holiday destination of choice for many. The city is fast-paced but you can choose your own, and soak in its many offerings–its history and culture; modernity aspects and beautiful coastline with an array of water sports are just as interesting and intriguing to the holiday maker. No matter what your interests may be, KL has something for everyone. No wonder, it’s the go-to place for anyone wanting a short break, a romantic getaway or a business handshake.
DO & SEE
A visit to KL will always stand out in memory because of its uniqueness: Imagine a cable ride over the dense rainforests with amazing wildlife, miles and miles of pristine and virgin beaches, modern skyscrapers, world famous scuba diving sites, coral reef deposits, and much more. Whatever you might want to experience, you’re sure to come up with some amazing surprises and enjoy your stay here much more as there are many things to do in Kuala Lumpur.
There’s a wide spectrum of choice of accommodation for anyone visiting KL. From home stays in rural parts of the country to backpacker and youth hostels on the one hand to camping sites, five-star hotels, heritage hotels in ancient mansions, colonial villas and resorts, you can have the pick of accommodation here according to your budget.
KL is a melting pot of cultures which is reflected in their cuisine. The cuisines of the various ethnic groups here add to the charm of this island nation that offers Malay, Chinese, Indian cuisines and Continental too. Take your pick of the superb restaurants, cafes and eateries here and enjoy the variety of cuisines here at affordable prices. It’s as much the home for picky eaters as serious foodies where it’s difficult to go hungry.
BARS & NIGHTLIFE
This nocturnal city perks up as evening dawns and its pubs and bars are filled with expats, local youths and international travelers. There’s no dearth of swanky bars and pubs here, on the streets, in five-star hotels and on rooftops of establishments. The lively ambience, international brands of liquor and DJs spinning out the best music tracks set the tone for a memorable evening. Choose from jazz bars, Mediterranean bars, rooftop bars, ladies bars and speakeasy bars…KL has it all.
There’s too much to do and see in Kuala Lumpur. Opting for Kuala Lumpur day tours and taking a day tour would be an excellent way of covering as much as you can. See just a little more of this diverse island nation by hopping into a car or van to see the Batu Caves, Cameron Highlands or Malacca. Or take a water taxi to the exotic and lush Taman Negara Rainforest.
There’s so much to see, do and experience in KL that you can never have enough time for it all. To get the most value for your time, take a cruise. There are several options you can consider, taking your available time into account. By day or by night, cruises here are available and very enjoyable.
KL is known to be a shopper’s paradise with its mega malls dotting its cityscape. With the luxurious Suria KLCC and Pavilion KL dazzling shoppers with its amazing array of products, there’s also the Central Market for handicrafts and night markets at Petaling Street and elsewhere for relatively inexpensive shopping. You can buy just about anything here from gems to electronics, sunglasses, clothes and much more.
There are many ways by which you can see and enjoy KL by taking advantage of its walking tours, checking out its jungle trails and canopy walk in the KL Forest Eco Park, apart from much more. By interacting with the locals, you can find out how to see this exotic place on a budget.