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Holidays to Kuala Lumpur

Holidays to Kuala Lumpur can mean many things. For some, it is a chance to see one of the world’s busiest and vibrant cities to take in the sights and sounds. For others, it is a chance to experience wonderful cuisine and superb shopping. Whatever may be the reason, you are sure to find something wonderful on a holiday to Kuala Lumpur.

The greatest wealth of attractions are in the City Centre: it contains the Dataran Merdeka, or Independence Square, where Malaysians celebrate the country’s independence every year. In addition to this landmark, there are many colonial-era buildings surrounding the square that provide a taste of what life used to be like in Kuala Lumpur. The majority of attractions tend to be empty during weekdays and crowded during the weekend.

Kuala Lumpur is not just known for its cultural attractions. The Tuanku Abdul Rahman traditional shopping district is filled with colour and is in close proximity to the Petronas Twin Towers. It has a vast range of diverse shops and restaurants. For a real taste of the traditional, no holiday to Kuala Lumpur is complete without visiting the Kampung Baru food area. This district is particularly lively during Eid ul-Fitr, a religious festival; so many consider taking holidays to Kuala Lumpur during this time to experience it. For something a little more modern, Berjaya Times Square is the world’s 13th largest shopping mall in the world and offers something for everyone.

Just south of the city centre lies the Brickfields region, Kuala Lumpur’s Little India. Expect fantastic sights, smells and tastes in the many saree shops and banana leaf rice restaurants in the area. If you happen to arrive via train, KL Sentral, the city’s main rail station, is located there.

If you are not visiting for the culture or food, all is not lost. Clubbing and shopping holidays to Kuala Lumpur are very popular. Expect to spend most of your time in the Bangsar and Midvalley districts towards the south of the city; the former is a very popular clubbing district, and Midvalley, with its large “Megamall”, is always popular with locals and tourists.

When you are done partying, sightseeing and shopping, holidays to Kuala Lumpur can offer plenty of other activities to keep you busy. The Batu Caves in Northern Kuala Lumpur are very popular for beginners at rock climbing. If that is not your thing, there are plenty of golf courses, and cycle rides are very highly recommended.

The National Theatre in the northern part of the city forms the focus for Malaysia’s plan to encourage greater cultural expression. Along with the KL Philharmonic and the KL Performing Arts Centre, there is a busy arts community in the city. After a few busy days in the hot and humid city, head for a bit of pampering in the many five-star hotel spas in the Golden Triangle or Chinatown.

For those thinking of taking their holidays in Kuala Lumpur, it is definitely worth noting that the city offers some of the most affordable five-star rated hotels in the world.


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