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Being one of the most vibrant cities in Asia, Kuala Lumpur is a city of interesting contrasts where numerous pre-war heritage buildings that reflect the city’s rich past stand in charming juxtaposition to modern skyscrapers. The fusion of the old and new provides a different and interesting outlook and atmosphere for the city. KL, as the city is popularly known, is a hive for finance, manufacturing, telecommunication, and tourism activities.

In the evening, KL turns into a garden city of lights offering a dazzling nightlife. One can party till dawn in this colorful city that is full of character and life. In brief, the city boasts a kaleidoscope of fascinating sights and sounds for its visitors to enjoy.

 

Jalan Masjid India
Jalan Masjid India, also known as “Little India”, is the original shopping haven that dates back over a century ago. There are a wide variety of stalls and shops selling all kinds of Indian goods and garments, traditional Indian saris, colorful hand-colored rings, jewelry boxes, and more from India.

Petaling Street
Petaling Street, also known as Chinatown, certainly lives up to its claim as being the liveliest and busiest street in the capital. Shoppers throng the rows of shops that line both sides of the street during the day, buying clothes, foods, and other daily consumables. By night, Petaling Street is transformed into a pedestrian mall. Vehicles are barred from entering this colorful and vibrant night market. One can find almost anything in this delightful night bazaar. Shoppers move from stall to stall haggling with the sellers. Visitors will be truly amazed with the atmosphere and by the selection of goods found here.

Lake Gardens
The Lake Gardens is Kuala Lumpur’s most popular outdoor park. Built around a man-made lake, it covers an area of 91.6 hectares. The park, famous for its rich flora and fauna, attracts many city dwellers and tourists. Lush green trees and colorful flowering plants flourish in the park, making it a visual delight for its visitors. The Lake Gardens also offers a children’s playground and boating facilities.

KL Tower
Located at the peak of Bukit Nanas, the 421m high KL Tower is the tallest tower in Asia and the fourth tallest communications tower in the world. The revolving restaurant at the top of the tower offers its visitors a lovely assortment of delicious cuisines and a panoramic view of the city. The KL Tower is not only a telecommunications tower; it also serves as a television and radio broadcasting station. Visitors to the Tower will find the multi-language guide useful and informative.

Petronas Twin Towers
Standing majestically at a height of 451.9 metres, the Petronas Twin Towers is a world-renowned icon of Malaysia. This gleaming structure of steel and glass is an excellent backdrop for photography. The towers are the centerpiece of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), which comprises the state-of-the-art Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, a Suria KLCC shopping mall, a 5-star hotel, and the beautifully landscaped KLCC Park. Visitors can get a beautiful view of the city from the sky bridge on the 41st floor. However, admission is on a first come, first served basis as only a limited number of visitors are allowed per day.

Sungei Wang Plaza
This mall has 500 retail outlets that offer an incredible variety of affordable goods and services. Fashion boutiques are the major players in Sungei Wang Plaza, with more than 100 outlets offering fashion wear, leather ware, and fashion accessories in all sorts of colors and designs. There are also many beauty and hair salons, footwear and handbag boutiques, gift and souvenir outlets, optical centers, as well as electrical and electronic outlets. The plaza also offers a potpourri of delectable food and beverage at its many restaurants, fast food outlets, snack counters and cafes.

Plaza Low Yat
It is located along Jalan Bukit Bintang behind Federal Hotel. This plaza is a must-visit for those looking for computers and multimedia products, as well as mobile phones

Starhill Gallery
This upscale shopping mall caters especially to those with an insatiable crave for designer labels including the latest fashions, leather goods, timepieces and jewellery. Situated beside JW Marriott, a 5-star deluxe hotel, Starhill Gallery houses the shops of top brand labels including Dunhill, Givenchy, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Loewe, just to name a few. Its Feast Village comprises 13 upscale establishments, including Shook!, Fisherman’s Cove, MyThai, Koryowon and Tarbush, which offer 1,000 seats for fine dining experiences.

Pavilion KL
Pavilion KL is a seven-storey shopping mall with 450 retail outlets, urban leisure areas, and food and beverage outlets. Some of its major tenants include Parkson, Harvey Norman, Golden Screen Cinemas, Fitness First and Times Bookshop. Shoppers can also find famous international designer labels such as Versace, Prada, Aigner, Hermes and Hugo Boss.

Mid Valley Megamall
Another highly recommended shopping mall is Mid Valley Megamall. First time shoppers at Mid Valley Megamall can expect to get lost in this gigantic mall that occupies a gross floor area of 4.5 million sq ft, with more than 7,000 parking bays. The Megamall houses over 400 specialty retail outlets on five spacious shopping floors. It offers a wide variety of merchandise, services, and facilities to cater to every shopper’s needs. Entertainment can be found at Asia’s largest 18-screen Cineplex, Golden Screen Cinemas and Cosmic Bowl, a 38-lane bowling centre. To whet the most demanding appetites, delicious local and international cuisines are served at over 60 F&B outlets within the mall and at the Boulevard.

Malaysia’s popularity as a golf destination has grown over the years. There are more than 200 golf courses located around the country. Each offers the avid golfer a unique experience. They can play in the cool climates of highlands; by the crashing waves of the sea; in busy towns and cities; or in the quiet greens near jungles. In brief, Malaysian golf courses offer challenging fairways amidst spectacular sights, world-class facilities and amenities.

Golf courses in Kuala Lumpur:

Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Club
Tel: 603-8994 1600

Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam
Tel: 603-7957 1958

Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club
Tel:
603-2093 1111

The Royal Selangor Golf Club
Tel:
603-9206 3333