A Brief Travel Guide To Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and it is the most populous city. The city’s center is rapidly growing in terms of economy and newly built structures. The most popular tourist spot in the center is Dataran Merdeka where you will witness the celebration of Malaysia’s Independence Day. It is a great place to visit because there are lots of shopping malls, restaurants, bars, and affordable hotels.

Where to Go?

Petronas Twin Towers: Two 88 storey buildings standing at 452 meters tall, they were once the tallest buildings in the world. The tower one is fully occupied by the Malaysian state oil company, the Petronas. Tower Two is mostly taken up by multinational companies such as Accenture, Al Jazeera, Barclays, Capital, Bloomberg and more.

KLCC Park: This place is really good for family adventures. It has a jogging track, walking paths, a water fountain and a wave pool for children.

Dewan Filharmonik – Petronas’ Concert Hall. Located in between the two towers, the architectural design of the facility is based on the time honored design of 19th century European concert halls. The concert hall has played host to some of the world’s most respected musical talents and is home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Skybridge has sweeping views of the city, located at the Petronas Twin Towers. The pass is issued each day but be early because the queues are long.

Plenty of museums such as the National Museum and the Islamic Arts Museum are located here, as well. Kuala Lumpur is also a nice place for walking. Street signs are vastly prominent and city maps are in all places.

What To Eat?

Malaysia is famous for food, with Malay, Chinese and Indian food well represented here. Malay food is the most common cuisine in Kuala Lumpur. The overall tone is spicy with a little tinge of sweetness. Herbs and spices are popularly used in their food. Forbidden to use as an ingredient are alcohol, pork and other non halal meat. Try Nasi Lemak – a popular national dish, comprising of white rice cooked in coconut milk and accompanied by "sambal", a chilli paste mixed with salted anchovies or "ikan bilis". Roti Jala – This is a tea time entrée, a type of crepe which can replace rice in Malay home for meals. The batter is made from flour and egg with a pinch of turmeric powder and butter which gives it a yellow color. Satay – This is Malay’s own version of Western Kebab. The difference of kebab from satay is kebab is sweeter. It is softened marinated meat that is skewered on a thin stick made of coconut frond. The meat can be rabbit, beef or chicken that is accompanied by peanut gravy and ketupat, a rice cooked in coconut milk.

The climate of Malaysia is trpical tropical climate with temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius on day and 22 degrees Celsius on night. Bring light comfortable clothes when for travel to the spectacular city of Kuala Lumpur.