Kuala Lumpur: Culture and Arts
Easier to negotiate than Bangkok, less cosmopolitan than Singapore and more eclectic than Hanoi
For a culture and arts holiday, Kuala Lumpur contains the rich and diverse heritage of different ethnicity. The many art galleries and museums in Kuala Lumpur showcase the lives of the people from the country’s historical past. The National Art Gallery is a treasure cove for a spectacular introduction to over 2,500 pieces of art display. There is also the Islamic Art museum for visitors to marvel at 7,000 or more artefacts that are truly representative of the Islamic world. The art and culture scene in Kuala Lumpur can also be witnessed city wide with small scale performances found in theatres or outdoor arenas like the Central Market. Visitors can enjoy shadow puppet shows, batik painting demonstrations or have their fortune told at these venues. And if you want to relax to the sound of classical music, why not attend a classical concert performed by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas at Petronas Towers.