Everything You Need To Know About Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, or popularly known as 'KL', is Malaysia's capital city and one of Asia's most dynamic cities. This bustling metropolis is a melting pot of races and cultures, and is home to a population of 1.6 million people. One of the most charming features of this flourishing urban centre is its ability to have a mixture between the old and new. Iconic high-rise buildings such as the Petronas Twin Towers stand alongside colonial buildings, creating a delightful contrast.
Upscale shopping malls, themed places of interest and trendy nightspots add character to the city's entertainment options. Getting around this modern city is convenient with the comprehensive transportation system. Well-manicured parks, lakes, museums and heritage quarters make KL a cornucopia of delightful attractions.
At a height of 451.9m, the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers is a world-renowned icon of modern Malaysia. It is the centre piece of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) development, which comprises landmarks such as the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Suria KLCC shopping mall, star-rated hotels, a mosque as well as the immaculately landscaped KLCC Park. Highlights include a visit to the Skybridge on the 41st Floor and Viewing Deck on the 86th Floor.
Perched on top of Bukit Nanas within the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the Kuala Lumpur Tower is one of the city's most significant landmarks. Its observation tower offers sweeping views of the city. Savour sumptuous cuisine while enjoying a 360° Revolving Restaurant @ KL Tower. At 421m high, the Kuala Lumpur is the world's seventh tallest telecommunications tower.
The Minangkabau-style National Museum is the country's premier museum. Built in 1963, the museum acts as a prime information hub on the nation's history and culture, which are spread out over four differently-themed galleries. Relics from the past can also be found within the grounds of the museum.
Malaysia's Little India is situated within one of the country's oldest Indian settlements. Officially launched in 2009, it is quickly becoming one of the city's most popular tourist spots. Stretching from Jalan Travers right up to Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Little India is conveniently located right next to Stesen Sentral, the city's main transportation hub. This lively, colourful ethnic enclave features a brick-paved street, decorative streetlights and arches, a 35-foot fountain and various shops offering everything related to Indian culture, from brightly-coloured saris to traditional Indian cuisine.
The Stately Sultan Abdul Samad Building is one of the city's most distinguished landmarks. Built in 1897, this heritage building served as an administrative centre during the British era. Standing right opposite with Dataran Merdeka, it is the prime venue for the country's National Day celebrations.
Delight in exploring over 3,000 birds from 200 local and foreign species at the KL Bird Park. Sprawling over 21 acres, this park has four zones that house exotic and amazing birds such as the Birds of Paradise, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Rhinoceros Hornbill and many more.
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