Kuala Lumpur: Introduction
Easier to negotiate than Bangkok, less cosmopolitan than Singapore and more eclectic than Hanoi
Kuala Lumpur is the largest city in Malaysia and a major city in Asia. The city is home to fabulous recreational opportunities, diverse cultural attractions, a vibrant nightlife scene and lots of family fun. Modern, breathtaking skyscrapers inspired by unique Malay architecture and Islamic influence majestically stand proud on Kuala Lumpur’s skyline.
The city still retains much of its old world charm from the British colonial days and its Asian heritage. The efficient transport system and the close proximity of some of the attractions make it easy to explore Kuala Lumpur either by car, light-rail, bus or foot. Experience the diversity of Asian cultures in one destination together with the indigenous people, the Malays.
Kuala Lumpur is also home to several other ethnic races, such as the Chinese and Indians who have settled in the city since the 19th century. Every day is different in Kuala Lumpur; you can be witnessing a Buddhist celebration, taking photographs of vibrant and colourful Hindu processions or joining the Muslims as they celebrate Ramadan. Dining out in Kuala Lumpur is inexpensive and an incredible cultural experience. From the diverse flavours of local ethnic food to international cuisine, you will be spoilt for choice for food in Kuala Lumpur. You can enjoy the fine cuisines in open air eateries like hawker centres or fine dining restaurants. One can never forget some form of retail therapy in Kuala Lumpur.
The city has an extensive selection of shopping malls providing a great shopping experience of cheap bargains and designer goods. Kuala Lumpur has the reputation of being one of the lowest in price for accommodation. There’s accommodation that will cater for any budget level. The friendliness of the locals, the diverse culture and the blend of old and new makes Kuala Lumpur a truly unique holiday destination.