Destination: Kuala Lumpur
Introducing Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur (KL for short) had its humble beginnings as a tin-mining town back in the 1850s before it became the federal capital of Malaysia. Today, it’s the fastest growing metropolitan city in the country. If you’re a shopaholic, KL has many mega malls for bargain and top-end buys. Check out Pavilion, Mid-Valley Megamall, The Gardens Mid-Valley, Publika, The Curve, Ikano Power Centre and KLCC.
If you’re more of a culture vulture, you have the option of taking the Malaysia Heritage Walk – which introduces you to KL’s oldest hotspots such as Pasar Seni and Chinatown – or catching a performance by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra at the Petronas Twin Towers. Learn more about the history and heritage of Malaysia by visiting the National Museum, National History Museum, Dataran Merdeka or the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, just to name a few.
First time visitors should sample all the local delicacies Kuala Lumpur has to offer. Don’t miss the Lot 10 Hutong food court in Bukit Bintang and Jalan Alor, a popular food street.