Kuala Lumpur Destination Guide
A delightful mix of cross-cultural influences and traditions,
Kuala Lumpur radiates an exciting, enticing charm, which
will no doubt pique your interest throughout your stay..
Let the city's warmth embrace you as you lose yourself
in its unique blend of tradition, cultureold world charm
and new world sophistication. Explore its nooks and crannies,
and you'll discover captivating sights, sensational sounds,
aromatic smells and fantastic people.
Kuala Lumpur, affectionately known as KL, is an amazing
cultural melting pot. Here, you will wander through communities
of Chinese, Malays, South Indians, East Malaysian ethnic
groups, Thais, Indonesians, Sikhs and a huge community of
expats. Each community offering its own festivals, food,
music, art and fashion while influencing each other's cultures.
KL has a lively nightlife scene and a fascinating art and
performance culture, which blends contemporary and traditional
styles from many backgrounds. There is the widest range
of sporting activities available with state-of -the-art
facilities to impress any sporting enthusiast. The architecture
is somewhat eccentric and is certainly unique, from hundred
year old mansions to awe-inspiring sky scrapers, and all
within metres of each other. Treat your tastebuds to Kuala
Lumpur's extremely varied cuisine, which is certainly a
tasty adventure in itself! Above all else KL is a shopping
haven, offering everything from street side trinkets to
The resulting kaleidoscope of cultures, costumes and cuisines
is nothing short of a whirlwind for the senses - more intense
here than anywhere else in the country.
Istana Budaya (National Theatre)
The National Theatre is one of the most sophisticated theatres
in the world and hosts contemporary and traditional performances.
The National Mosque, with sprawling gardens and rich history,
is the largest mosque in the city.
This award-winning Art Deco building is now a lively market
for Malaysian arts and handicrafts.
For both shopaholics and coffee-sipping night owls, Bukit
Bintang is one of the hippest streets in the city. It's
a perfect place for people-watching over a latte between
bouts of bargain-hunting.
Soaring to 421m, and considered a main feature of the city
skyline, the KL Tower is the world's fourth tallest communications
Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC
These world-renowned Malaysian twin icons pierce the city
skyline and are truly an awesome sight by day and majestic
Petaling Street (China Town)
Right in the heart of Chinatown, Petaling Street is the
best spot in the city for fantastic bargains.
Merdeka (Independence) Square is the focal point of much
of the city's celebrations.
Islamic Arts Museum
Interest in Islamic art has grown enormously in recent years.
Reflecting this awareness, in December 1998 Malaysia became
home to Southeast Asia’s largest museum of Islamic
art. The building occupies 30,000 sq.m., situated amid the
leafy surroundings of Kuala Lumpur’s Lake Gardens.