KUALA LUMPUR ON MY MIND

Many of those who travel to Southeast Asia find Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia as just a stopover especially those with connecting flights bound to another destination. But what these travelers actually miss is the fact that Kuala Lumpur is one of the most pulsating cities in the whole Southeast Asian Region with amazing places of interest considered worthwhile to explore. And if you choose to stay in the city, Kuala Lumpur promises to let you experience an extraordinary mix of culture and fascinating things to do. For online bookings, click here.

Malaysia-001First and foremost, no trip to Kuala Lumpur is complete without a fascinating trip to the world’s tallest twin towers, the Petronas Twin Towers. These soaring masterpieces used to be the tallest structures in the world towering to a striking height of 1,483 feet. While completely contemporary, the architecture is actually inspired by Islamic art – the shape is based on an Islamic geometric shape that resembles an eight-pointed star. Although the towers rise to 88 stories, the best view of the city and the surrounding country is on the double-decker Skybridge that joins the two towers – this is located on levels 41 and 42. The visiting hours are between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., but it is a good idea to arrive as early as possible – only a few tickets are issued to go on the Skybridge each day, and there is huge demand. Unfortunately, you’re not allowed to book in advance.

Petronas-Twin-Towers-Malaysia-101To experience Kuala Lumpur’s taste of culture that is completely diverse, a trip to the Batu Caves is highly recommended. A 30-minute drive from the center of the city, Batu Cave is a large limestone hill and home to a series of caves and Hindu scared temples. The largest of the caves is the Cathedral Cave where a number of ornate Hindu shrines can be found. Bear mind, however, to reach the opening of the cave you have to climb a steep set of 276 steps. For those who are into rock climbing, the Batu Caves are one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in Southeast Asia attracting thousands of professional and amateur climbers from around the world each year.

Malaysia-Trip-2013-2684After a day of touring around the city, never fail to pay a visit to Lake Gardens. It is one of the few remaining parks situated in the heart of the city. Building of this eco-park dates back to the period of British colonial rule in Malaysia and was designed to remind visitors of London’s Kew Gardens. The park covers a massive 92 hectares, and is home to lush native foliage, as well as an Orchid Garden that boasts no less than 800 species of the delicate flowers.

Malaysia-Trip-2013-3121For those who love local gastronomic pleasure, Kuala Lumpur will never fail you. Top on my mind is the Jalan Alor. It is  a unique food destination in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and something one should try. When you step onto the street of Alor, the whole character of the city seemed to change taking you to the taste, aroma and flavors that truly depict the rich culture of Malaysia.  Jalan Alor is located within the Bukit Bintang area, it can be easily found if you are staying somewhere in the city center.

Malaysia-Trip-2013-2907Visit these places with you chance Kuala Lumpur. Sure thing, you will find the city as vibrant and exciting like those who came here. Booking a place to stay is not a problem. You can book your hotel though  https://www.traveloka.com/en-my/hotel, the leading flight and hotel booking platform in Indonesia. The company focuses on solving online booking for a new generation of travelers, providing its users with a fast, transparent and easy-to-use booking process. They are noow growing fast in Southeast Asia including Malaysia and the Philippines.

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  1. I love KL! Jalan Bukit Bintang is the place to be!

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