Kuala Lumpur – The Gateway to Malaysia

Petronas Towers by Supercilliousness on Flickr

As one of the major tourist attractions in Asia, the city of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia has a lot to offer. This large, vibrant city is home to over 7 million and it is a virtual kaleidoscope of impressive architecture, incredible cuisines, vibrant cultures, and an enchanting past.

The heart of the city, The Golden Triangle, is also known as the shopping and entertainment district of the city.

Start your trip off to KL at The Petronas Twin Towers. As THE top attraction in KL, these modern wonders are one of the architectural gems of Malaysia and are the tallest twin buildings in the world. The exterior and interior of the buildings resemble contemporary Islamic art, a symbol of Malaysia’s Muslim religion.If you are visiting the towers remember to collect your FREE tickets to go up and see the amazing view from the Sky Bridge. The sky bridge is a 58-metre double-decker bridge linking the twin towers at 170 metres above Kuala Lumpur city.

Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes when visiting the Petronas Twin Towers because at the foot of the building there is a trendy shopping complex called the Suria Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). Suria KLCC showcases the collections of the world’s top designer brands. There is also an art gallery, movie theatres, a science museum, a range of restaurants and a park that surrounds the towers.

Shopping doesn’t stop at Suria KLCC though. The Golden Triangle has loads of options for shoppers. At Bukit Bintang, you’ll find a variety of malls and shopping outlets that include Lot 10, Times Square, Sungai Wang Plaza, and Low Yat Plaza.

There are many Kuala Lumpur hotels within easy walking distance of the Petronas Towers. Accommodation in Kuala Lumpur is very affordable and there are quite a few five-star hotels that offer great rates that will suit a range of travel budgets.

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Well-known hotels near Suria KLCC include the Swiss Garden Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur and the Impiana KLCC Hotel Kuala Lumpur. This amazing city has a lot to offer, so do some research when planning your Malaysia holiday to experience all that Kuala Lumpur has to offer.

Finally, don’t miss out on some entertainment when you’re exploring the heart of KL. There are numerous museums, nightclubs, shops, parks and trendy restaurants to keep you busy during your stay in beautiful Kuala Lumpur.

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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian who has been living in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. I'm an experienced businesswoman and have worked in many leadership positions in Asia. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. I started writing about my health journey in 2009 after being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. In 2014, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, which came with other massive health issues. These diagnoses were the start of my journey as a health advocate and patient leader. Since then, My Several Worlds has been recognized worldwide as a top site for AS, fibromyalgia, and chronic illness by WEGO Health and Healthline.

4 thoughts on “Kuala Lumpur – The Gateway to Malaysia

    Ong Seng Aun

    (September 15, 2010 - 2:22 pm)

    Also to mention Petaling Street, aka Chinatown. It is well known in old Chinese food stalls and shops. But now the feeling of old town is detroyed by sale of copies of branded products. Many stall owners are not Chinese so perhaps the name Chinatown is not accurate anymore.

    The rainforest in Malaysia is also a must-go. Rainforest can be reached around 40 km from Kuala Lumpur. The rainforest has native men, special plants, special animals and clean sweet freshwater. Again, the existence of rainforest is threatened by concrete jungle because the government and people are not environment friendly. If we do not go now, it may be vanished a few decades after this. Even if it is still there, it may become off-limit because bottled water companies claim the water springs.

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    (September 16, 2010 - 3:11 pm)

    Have just put a link in our facebook page to this article of yours.


    (September 25, 2010 - 6:09 am)

    So nice, I was supposed to go to Singapore and Malaysia next week during Chinese holidays but I might skip for some other time! Heartbroken though!


      (September 25, 2010 - 6:44 am)


      That is a bummer. Look on the bright side: I’m sure when you do have time to go, you’ll be further along in your studies and you’ll be able to practice your Chinese in Malaysia. 😀

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