Kuala Lumpur, a melting pot of nations offering a glimmering skyrise of futuristic high rises.
The capital’s vibrance and richness in culture and colour comes from its multiple and varied influences. Mainly Malay, Chinese and Indian.
I think the first thing that catches your eye in KL is the tall skyscrapers. Of all shapes, sizes and architectures, they are quite impressive. At night time, they light up the town and create a buzzing atmosphere.
The various influences (indigenous, Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, British) have created quite a contrast over the years; from modern and postmodern towers to Indian and Malay temples and homes.
You can easily get about the city using their different train systems were are quite simple to grasp. KL Transport
Here too you will find a wide range of cuisines resulting from the rich cultural diversity.
Their street food culture is fantastic, offering the possibility to taste some of the most traditional Malay cuisine. Some of the most popular dishes include Nasi Lemak (steamed rice, infused in coconut milk and leaves) or Banana Leaf Rice (a variety of dishes such as curry, vegetables… served with rice on a banana leaf).
For these, I recommend heading to the village of Kampung Baru, located in the city centre. Countless stalls fill the street with authentic and tasty Malay food.
For burgers and wraps I do have one place to suggest: Fuel Shack.
Often known as a luxury shopping destination, KL offers plenty of huge shopping malls to visit, even one with a rollercoaster inside!
The Suria KLCC is situated just below the Petronas Towers as it takes up the lower 6 floors and has a variety of luxury brands such as Dior, Chanel, Armani…
The Berjaya Times Square is less luxurious but has over 1000 shops and a roller coaster!
The beautiful Pavilion – for luxury brand and labels…