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Kuala lumpur

Largest city and capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is a amalgamation modern architecture and cosmopolitan culture. Here you will find a heady mix of Malays, Indians, Chinese and Brits to name a few who have all made their home here. Eating, dancing and shopping are the three things synonymous with a visit to this ultra city. It is a multicultural city connecting people and religions from around the world.

Petronas Twin Towers, which hapens to be the face of Kuala Lumpur is a 88 storey building making it tallest twin tower in the world. For travelers traveling to Kuala Lumpur, some of the top things to do here includes shopping, eating and urban sports like gofing, horse riding and jogging. Kuala Lumpur city is safe and with buzzing nightlife here adds major reason for travelers to come here.

The weather in Kuala Lumpur is generally hot and humid all through the year. There is rainfall in some periods but the humidity is never far behind. There is rain throughout the year in the city and days range from warm to hot and humid. The wettest months are March to April and September to November so months outside of this period are most popular times to visit for tourists. 

Best Time to Visit: December to January, June to August

Months to Avoid: April, September, October and November

Most major airlines around the world fly to Kuala Lumpur. Once inside the city you can take your pick from public transport to get around. The Bus, train and taxi systems are efficient and affordable and allow you to travel quickly from one place to another. The bus is the most popular and also very affordable if you compare it to a taxi or hiring a private car. 

Islamic Arts Museum: A rich collection of Islamic decorative art is housed here. Pieces include pottery, sculptures and paintings.

Menara KL:A tower that offers you the highest view point from which to see the city. The tower is 421m high and the viewing deck rests at 271m. Above this lies a spinning restaurant where you can have a light meal. This is a magnificent view worth viewing.

Guandi Temple: Built in 1886, this religious building is an inspiration to many. Followers visit the temple every year, thus the Guandi Temple again attracts thousands of visitors.

KL Bird Park: It is the world’s largest walk in aviary with over 200 species of birds. The park attracts thousands of tourists each year and it is one of the popular spots you find in Kuala Lumpur.  

Jalan Petaling: The heart of Chinatown is the most colourful and busiest shopping hub in the city. You go there you find anything you can thing of. A lot of people who love shopping, love to visit Jalan PEtaling as one of their best shopping centres.

Pudu Market: The city’s largest produce market. Arrive early to take advantage of the low prices and fresh produce. Vendors and shop owners from around the city come here to buy in bulk for resale.

Ayurvedium: Visit the day spas to experience healing therapies and massage from India, China and Southeast Asia. Here you will get the best and relaxing body massage you have never experienced before at an affordable price.

Mid Valley Megamall: The largest one-stop shopping, dining, entertainment experience in Kuala Lumpur. There are quite a number of restaurants and shops here. You will enjoy the meals from the different restaurants, from local to exotic meals. Their meals are all mixed due to the fact that the population itself is a mixture of different cultures.

Jln Alor: The biggest collection of roadside restaurants in the city. The streets transform into a huge open air restaurant that serves local cuisine.

Reggae Bar & Zouk: Two of the most popular night spots in the city where you can throw back a few drinks and dance the night away

You will easily be able to find budget accommodation in the city of Kuala Lumpur for well under $50. However, considering that The Royal Bintang, a four star hotel is affordable at under $100 a night at the cheapest; you could have a luxury stay for cheap. You will need to do some good search first before you can make payments. Use local yellow pages or check on the internet. This is the best way to compare accommodation prices if you are in Kuala Lumpur.

Malayshia celebrates many religious, cultural festivals which is a wonderful excuse to plan a trip to Kuala Lumpur. Shopping Carnival which is often held is October and November offers incredible bargains and prices here are slashed up to 60%.

Other Important Festivals of Kuala Lumpur:

Malaysian Grand Prix takes place in April every year and also attract a big crowd.

World Marching Band Competition happens in June each year and the city plays host.

Shopping Carnival: Takes Place in October.

Flora Fest is held in January or February when Kuala Lumpur goes flower crazy and exhibitions can be seen all over.

KL International Tower Jump happens for one day in March every year when base jumpers from all over the world come to the city to legally base jump from Menara KL.

Chinese New Year which is celebrated during January or February depending upon Chinese Lunar Calender.

Deepavali: Celebrated in October or November, depending on the Hindu calendar.


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