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Malaysia’s sparkling capital Kuala Lumpur is an innovative, rapidly-growing city filled with modern marvels and ancient wonders. Sky scrapers and shopping complexes abound, while temples, mosques and cultural precincts all find their unique home in the busy Kuala Lumpur streets. Regarded as a destination with good value accommodation, food and sightseeing, Kuala Lumpur is in high demand with tourists worldwide.
Kuala Lumpur Food
With a variety of cultural tastes present in Kuala Lumpur, there’s a fulfilling mix of cuisines and flavours throughout the city. Petaling Street is the bustling Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur where you can try Hokkien black mee noodles, sambal dry noodles and long yok (minced pork). The Brickfield neighbourhood is known as Little India, where banana leafs are served for breakfast, and dahl and vegetable curries are plentiful. Traditional Malay buffets are found in Kampung Baru.
Menara Kuala Lumpur
Also known as the Kuala Lumpur Tower, Menara Kuala Lumpur is the 6th tallest telecommunications tower in the world. At 421 metres high, Menara KL is an engineering marvel and a perfect place for city views. The observation deck and revolving restaurant provide even greater views, while the 6D adventure ride provides excitement for kids aged 6 and above.
Mosques and Temples
Jamek Mosque is in the heart of KL and the oldest Islamic mosque in the city. Built in 1909, its architecture is based on Northern Indian influences. The National Mosque, or Masjid Negara, is a display of modern Malaysia, built in 1965 shortly after independence from Britain was obtained. Set amongst beautiful gardens it’s a peaceful site. There are also many Hindu temples in Kuala Lumpur including The Batu Caves in the Gombak district.
The whole family will enjoy Malaysia's fun-loving vibe. Popular amusement parks include Legoland, which has over 40 rides and attractions, with all buildings made of the worldwide famous lego bricks! The Genting Highlands is a family entertainment mega-complex, perched at an altitude of 2,000 metres! For something unique, i-City in Shah Alam is ‘a city of digital lights’, its unique displays lighting up the city.