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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur or KL as we locals like to call it is my hometown and the capital city of Malaysia. I know it looks hard to pronounce so feel free to use its more popular name, KL. Loosely translated, it means "muddy river mouth" as Kuala Lumpur is situated at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers.
It is not just the foreign tourists who want to know which are the best places to visit in KL. Local tourists too are eager to know where to go in KL. From a sleepy little mining town, Kuala Lumpur has emerged as a flourishing metropolis over the last 150 years.
Kuala Lumpur offer a wide range of activities to the visitor from shopping, dining, cultural exposure and craft making as well as nature trips. 

Places to Visit

Petronas Twin Towers

The 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest twin buildings in the world and one of the top places to visit in Kuala Lumpur. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, it contains a complex of office buildings, conference halls, an upmarket shopping complex and a sprawling park.
The Towers' entrance lobbies are a showcase of Malaysia's cultural heritage with contemporary Malaysian motifs adapted from traditional handicrafts and timber carvings. The floor design has been laid in a popular 'mengkuang' weave mat design.
A 58.4 meter sky bridge at levels 41 and 42 links the two towers. The unique double-deck sky bridge stands 170 meters above street level with its arch support forming a symbolic gateway to the city centre. The sky bridge is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday and is one of the top places to visit in Kuala Lumpur to get an aerial view of KL.

Batu Caves

One of the places to visit in Kuala Lumpur around January would be the Batu Caves. It is located just 13 km north of Kuala Lumpur. It is a limestone hill with a series of caves and cave temples. The limestone around the caves is said to be around 400 million years old.
Batu Caves is a sacred place of worship for the Hindus. Rising almost 100m above the ground Batu Caves temple complex consists of three main caves and a few smaller ones. The biggest cave is called the temple cave and has a 100m high ceiling. The Hindus make an annual pilgrimage to the caves around January climbing 272 rock stairs to reach the main cave to pay homage to their deity Lord Murugan at a festival called Thaipusam. Standing at 42.7 meters it is the world's largest statue of Lord Murugan.

Genting Highlands

The fun never stops at Genting, City of Entertainment, perched on the top of cool, breezy Genting Highlands. One big attraction in Genting is the cool weather. Because of the 2,000m altitude, Malaysians like to visit just to enjoy the 'European' weather! 
In the evening, there is spectacular entertainment at the Genting International Showroom or Pavilion, be it a thrilling magic show or an ice-skating extravaganza. There are also opportunities to go shopping at First World Plaza, visit the indoor and outdoor theme parks and feast on a wide range of delicious food at the many restaurants. 
The First World Plaza indoor theme park / shopping complex features a series of fun rides and six theme areas named after famous cities and landmarks from around the world - France (Champs Elysees), England (London), Italy (Venice), America (Times Square and Universal Walk), Switzerland (Swiss Alps) and Malaysia (Genting Walk). 

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
Cititel Express Hotel
Radius International