Exploring Kuala Lumpur

Published On December 5, 2016 | By Davin Jasoon | Travel

Whether you are visiting Kuala Lumpur for the first time or are revisiting it, it is always an exciting city to see. Not only does it feature cosmopolitan buildings and malls, but it is also defined by cultural and historical sites and attractions. If you like to shop as well, then a visit to the Sunway Putra Mall is in order. The new mall is located in a chic urban area. Featuring eight levels of retail podiums and five one-of-a-kind precincts, the mall is considered a preferred shopping destination for visitors and locals alike.

The Central Market

The focus of the city’s artistic community is the Central Market. Just a short walk from Petaling Street, the cultural landmark is also known as Pasar Seni. The building, which was constructed in 1928, has been renovated into a handicrafts type outlet, similar, in appearance, to a flea market in New York’s SoHo neighbourhood.

The Petronas Towers

The Petronas Towers is yet another must-see site. The twin towers, which anchor the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, are known as twin jewels in the city, the towers. They are considered major icons.

Where You Can Relax

Once you settle into this luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur, or the Sunway Putra Hotel, you can visit the fitness centre at the accommodation. The state-of-the-art facility features equipment for cardiovascular workouts, bodybuilding, and strength training. Guests can also take a dip in the outdoor pool and rest on the pool deck. Food and beverage services are offered at poolside as well.

A Place to See the City from Up High

The capital of Malaysia is also home to the Aquaria KLCC, which, in turn, is home to more than 150 species of marine life. Make sure you take extra time out of your itinerary to visit this unique facility.  In addition to the Aquaria KLCC, you will want to visit the KL Tower. The tower, which sits atop the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, rises 421 metres high. The tower is the world’s fifth highest structure. The viewing deck is about 100 metres higher than the sky bridge at the Petronas Towers.

The Batu Caves

Another attraction that is a must-see are the Batu Caves. The caves, which are just over 11 km north of the capital, are represented by a 400-year-old limestone incline with a 100-year-old temple built within the hill. The attraction is best known as the central site for the yearly Hindu Festival of Thaipusam.

The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Bird lovers will enjoy visiting the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, which is located in the tranquil and scenic Lake Gardens. The park is distinguished as the world’s largest free-flight walk-in aviary as it provides almost 21 acres of terrain for exploration.

Making Plans for Your Trip

When making plans to see the city, reserve each day to see a special site or attraction. You also want to rest a day or stay in your hotel so you can take a break from the hectic pace of the capital city. If you enjoy culture as well as shopping activities, then Kuala Lumpur is one city you will have to visit.

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