Do you know the 28 MUST see Kuala Lumpur attractions?
It's funny that in a city where you still have to watch your steps for cracked pavements and pot holes, you can also feel the cutting edge. Look to the skyline and around the streets and you'll see what I mean.
Its a fantastic way to get a general view of all the important Kuala Lumpur landmarks. This video starts with old picture postcards of KL, then introduces you to Central Market, Masjid Jamek, Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad, Putrajaya, Putra Perdana, Sri Perdana Bridge, Putra Mosque, Cyberjaya, Petronas Towers, Suria KLC, KLCC Park, and KLIA.
Within 150 years it has gone from a tin mining town in the tropical rainforest to a very modern metropolis with the tallest twin-towers in the world. See the History of Kuala Lumpur here.
In the rush for development, much of the old has been replaced. However, some beautiful colonial buildings, like the Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad and the St Marys Cathedral, remain intact.
Savor the city's charming and colourful quarters
- KL China Town - oldest and most historical part of the city
- Little India - for a taste of India in Malaysia, and
- Kampung Baru - the heartland of the Malays.
It's this diverse culture that makes KL such a fascinating place. One moment you could be burning joss sticks at a Chinese temple, the next shedding shoes to enter a mosque or Hindu temple.
You will also be happy to know that you can eat and shop like a king here. And the nightlife is also exciting. KL is indeed a city with a delightful mix of multicultural influences and traditions.
Let yourself lose in its unique blend of tradition, culture and sophistication.
Explore and discover captivating sights, sounds and smells. Having lived here for more than a decade, I have come to love this amazing city. It's probably one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world. Starting from a mining town in the mid 1800's, it is now the capital of Malaysia.
With its pretty and enchanting skyline, it is home to some of the most awesome skyscrapers in the world. The most stunning and photographed of which is the Petronas Towers. There are also many historical buildings, mosques, churches, and temples that blends well with the modern developments around the city.
Apart from just seeing, let me also tempt you to try some of our delicious local food and fruits. Like they say, you've not been there till you've had some. And I'll show you some of the better places to eat, from high class restaurants to street food stalls. In fact some of the best food are served by the road side. If you love food, you've come to the right place.
After the sights and food, you may like to do some KL shopping too. You won't be disappointed as it has some of the best shopping centres in the world.
You will find everything from designer clothing to electronic gadgets. Not to mention some fantastic "original imitations" too at the famous (perhaps even infamous) Chinatown night market.
KL has some of the best value for money hotels in the region. I'll give you some tips as to finding the best value for money hotels and accommodations. Whether it's just for a night or for long term, if you have made up your mind to to come to KL, you may like to start your hotel search online to find the most competitively priced accomodation in Kuala Lumpur.
If this is your first visit to KL, Malaysian Explorer will take you on a tour of the most beautiful spots and KL attractions that have been personally selected for your pleasure. Allow Malaysian Explorer to be your tour guide and let its beauty mesmerize you.
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