Kuala Lumpur is one Asia’s biggest, busiest and liveliest metropolises. It’s a melting pot of different cultures and religions which is unique in Asia. Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and boasting gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture, charming locals, and a myriad of natural attractions. There is the abundance of gastronomic delights – with thousands of hawker stalls, cafes, and restaurants serving every imaginable type of delicacies.
PLACES TO VISIT
Once the tallest building in the world, the 88 storey building were designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates. The towers is joined at the 41st and 42nd floor by a 58 meter long, double decker Sky Bridge. Other attractions at the towers is the Petronas Art Gallery, Petrosains Science Centre, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and the Dewan Filharmonik Petranos concert hall.
It is comprising of three major caves and a number of smaller ones. The100-year-old temple features idols and statues erected inside the main caves and around it. It is considered as a important religious landmark by the Hindus. Cathedral Cave – the largest and most popular houses several Hindu shrines. The other two galleries, the Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave houses numerous Hindu statues and paintings.
3.SUNWAY LAGOON THEME PARK
Water slides, a manmade ‘river’ ride, a surf beach, a wave pool and a 360° revolving pirate ship is some of the attractions at the 80-acre park. It encompasses a total of five different zones - the Water Park, Scream Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park and the Wildlife Park.
4.SIN SZE SI YA TEMPLE
The oldest Chinese temple and was built on the instructions of Kapitan Yap Ah Loy to honour Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya two Chinese immigrants instrumental in Yap's ascension to Kapitan status. The best feature is the almost frontier-like atmosphere with several beautiful objects decorating the temple, including two hanging carved panels.
5.KUALA LUMPUR PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
The modernist performing-arts complex offers a wide range of dramas, musicals and dance performances. It is also offering performing-arts courses and screenings of art-house movies.
6.ISLAMIC ARTS MUSEUM
The museum is home to one of the best collections of Islamic decorative arts in the world. Exhibits includes fabulous textiles, carpets, jewellery and calligraphy-inscribed pottery. The building is beautifully decorated with domes and glazed tile work.
This is one of the best places in Kuala Lumpur to find antiques and fine arts of local craft as well as pricier Mayal ethnological items.
8.SRI MAHAMARIAMMAN TEMPLE
This Hindu temple is the oldest in Malaysia and was founded in 1873. Mariamman is the South Indian mother goddess, and her shrine is at the back of the complex. On the left is the shrine to the elephant-headed deity Ganesh, and on the right one to Lord Murugan.
OTHER PLACES TO VISIT
The best way to get around in is by taxi, bus, train, shuttle buses and uber.
You can visit Kuala Lumpur all year around as the weather is hot and humid most months. Due to the tropical climate, Kuala Lumpur do experience occasional rainfall.