Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city is home to 1.6 million people of many different races, religions and cultures. It is a diverse city where Malays, Chinese, Indians and others have all injected their own uniqueness into the Art, Language, Architecture and Food Scenes. With over 150 years of rich history, Kuala Lumpur offers visitors a vibrant, multi-faceted experience that will thrill the senses, warm the heart and captivate the imagination. As an all-inclusive destination, KL has attracted 13.3 million tourists in 2012 and this has ranked Kuala Lumpur as the 6th Mist Visited City in the World by Euromonitor International’s Top City Destinations.
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KL is a world-class shopping destination that has attracted millions of people from around the world to come here each year to indulge in some retail therapy. In 2013 CNN Travel ranked it as the 4th Best Shopping City In The World. The judging for this award was based on four criteria, namely ease of getting around, value for money, variety and overall experience. Having scored highly in all criteria, KL was the only city that was awarded full marks for ‘value for money’. The Global Shoppers Index also voted it as the 2nd Best Shopping Destination in Asia Pacific in 2012.
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Kuala Lumpur Tours
- Private Tour: Kuala Lumpur Grand Full-Day Tour including Lunch (From USD$142.66)
- Private Tour: Kuala Lumpur Rainforest and Canopy Walkway Tour (From USD$78.66)
- Private Putrajaya Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur (From USD$48)
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Kuala Lumpur is a very modern city with an efficient and inexpensive network of public transport comprising trains and light rail. The biggest attractions in the city – literally – are the Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world at 88 floors. The connecting bridge between the towers provides unsurpassed views of the city and tours to the skybridge are a popular activity for tourists. Kuala Lumpur Tower – Menara Kuala Lumpur – also has an observation deck from which a 360-degree view of the city can be had without obstruction.
Shopping is a popular activity in KL, as it is in most Southeast Asian capitals. The ‘Golden Triangle’ section of the city comprises several large malls; the Mid Valley Mega Mall and up-market Suria KLCC are two of the largest in Southeast Asia and sell everything from electronics to designer handbags. The main shopping streets are Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, and Jalan Imbi.
Another great place for shopping and dining is Chinatown. Nightly markets and food stalls set up in Jalan Petaling opposite Puduraya bus terminal. Chinatown provides a great opportunity to indulge in Chinese and Indian food as the restaurants here are inexpensive, authentic and in plentiful supply
Listing of Kuala Lumpur Hotels by Area:
Hotels in Bukit Bintang
- The Boulevard -St Giles Premier Hotel
- Hotel Novotel Kuala Lumpur City Centre
- PNB Darby Park Executive Suites Hotel
- Impiana KLCC Hotel
Hotels in KLCC
- Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel
- The Gardens Residences-St Giles Luxury Hotel
- The Gardens Hotel & Residences – St Giles Grand Hotel
- Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Hotels in Chowkit / PWTCmore…
Hotels in Mid Valley
- Prince Serviced Apartment Kuala Lumpur
- The Royale Chulan Hotel Kuala Lumpur
- Ritz Carlton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
- KL Apartment @ Berjaya Times Square