Visit Kuala Lumpur
Visit Kuala Lumpur
Indian, British, Malaysian and Chinese influences combine to create the melange of cultures that is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s vibrant capital. A flourishing, affluent city, KL’s skyscraper skyline is peppered with minarets, shrines and green spaces. Spend at least a day or two here, admire the views from the 86th floor of the Petronas Towers and follow the forest trails in Bukit Nanas, a jungle reserve right in the heart of the city.
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Affectionately known as KL, Malaysia’s capital city is a fabulous introduction to the country, and displays an eclectic mix of traditional and modern architecture. You can’t fail to spot the twin Petronas Towers looming dramatically over the city, and ascending them is a great way to get your bearings. Down on street level, a mass of shophouses, markets, shopping malls and boutiques come together to make KL one of Asia’s shopping hotspots, and among it all you’ll find world-class restaurants, peaceful gardens, and patches of pristine rainforest.
Did you know?
Kuala Lumpur’s iconic Petronas Towers were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004. They are still the world’s tallest twin towers.
Kuala Lumpur is home to a small patch of virgin tropical rainforest, known as Bukit Nanas, right in the heart of the city. Try the Canopy Walk for fabulous views.
For an unusual taste of Malaysia, try an Air Batu Campur, or ABC, for dessert - shaved ice covered with red beans, fruit, corn, jelly and condensed milk.
Malaysia’s National Mosque, the Masjid Negara, is found in Kuala Lumpur. It seats 15,000 people and features a 73m minaret.
How to get around
Ride the MRT
Kuala Lumpur has an extensive public transport system consisting of a metro, a monorail, various suburban trains and a bus network. It’s likely you’ll use a mixture of these while in the city, combined with a little bit of walking. The MRT, or Mass Rapid Transit, consists of five underground lines which are easy to navigate – fares are cheap and signs are in English. The Monorail is an exciting way to see the city from above – ride its whole length and admire the views.