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Country rank: 1 out of 7 Places To Visit In Malaysia
Sub-Region: Central west coast of Peninsular Malaysia
Ideal duration: 2 days
Best time: December to February, May to August
Nearest Airport: Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the most popular city of the multi cultural country, Malaysia. With skyscrapers on one side and shopping malls on the other, Kuala Lumpur has its own night life. It is an enclave within the state of Selangor.
Kuala Lumpur is famous for its street foods all over the world, the street food of KL is a vibrant mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai and Arabian and that is what makes it special, what else can you ask for. The use of spices and ingredients used in the dishes is just mind blowing. Also, Kuala Lumpur is different from other Asian countries in terms of night life and shopping. By 22:00, the nightlife scene in Kuala Lumpur comes alive, with alcoholic offerings, and talented DJs spinning dance-worthy tunes until the wee hours of morning, whereas malls such as Pavilion KL and Suria KLCC home to international brands and shopping centres like Low Yat Plaza and Berjaya Times Square are great places to spend your ringgit on tech-related products. Local people in Kuala Lumpur are very helpful for travelers. The whole city can be covered very easily if you are staying in Puduraya or Bukit Bintang. Kuala Lumpur is the ultimate party destination and one must not expect too much cleanliness and serenity over here. A visit to Genting highlands, a hill resort at more than 5000 ft is highly recommended as a place to stay. All the places are well connected by bus and train and driving might be adventurous for you if you are not used to pathetic traffic.
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Its name means ‘Muddy Confluence’, which truly signifies the melting pot of cultures that the city is known for. The Petronas Towers and the Menara KL Tower are important landmarks, and left us amazed by their architectural excellence. My favourite part was our visit to the colourful Chinatown, where one can see a number of restaurants, stalls and temples, giving you a realistic idea of the raw beauty of Kuala Lumpur. The famous Genting Highlands is another must-see! A tip for tourists is to make use of the affordable rent-a-car services and drive around, if possible.
Genting Highland is not a place you would want to miss out on. Unlike any other, the highlands with their cool temperature and ever-present fog feel like a mysterious haven. The First World resort has indoor and outdoor theme parks along with a ton of other attractions such as the haunted house that you should definitely visit. A cable car is the means of transport to the resorts. Be sure to carry a jacket especially during the visit to the outdoor theme parks as it is quite cold outside.