Fabulous Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia, and it is very multicultural.  Groups of people from around the globe all live in the city, which is one of the most tolerant places in the world. They live peacefully together, and this makes for a city of diversities that has many amazing things to do and see.

The Malaysian government has worked hard over several years to attract businesses and tourists to the country. They have achieved a large amount of success in these endeavors and what started out as a small tin mining town is now one of the most popular and beautiful places in the world.

 

 

Bamboo Village

Bamboo Village was started in 2008 and opened to the public in 2013. The idea is that it is a place of total relaxation, where there is not much to do except take it easy. Can you remember the last time you did not bother with the tech that has engulfed all our lives? When did you last turn of your smartphone for a couple of days? In Bamboo Village you are away from it all, and will actually get to speak to people face-to-face.

That is something that has become rare for many people. They might say a few pleasantries, but having a discussion is a whole different ball game. This getaway into nature is a perfect place to put it all behind you for a while, and just enjoy the company of others, or solitude if that is what you want.

The brainchild of one man, the compound also has a few cats and chickens as well.

 

Melaka

Situated towards the south of Malaysia, the town is just about 90 miles from Kuala Lumpur.  It is often referred to as ‘The Historic State’, and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. It earned its nickname a long time ago, when sultans were the rulers.

If you are visiting Kuala Lumpur, you should take a few days break and find a house for rent in Melaka the heritage town. Its history is well documented, and there are many relics attesting to the different eras. But there is more to the town than history. There is a whole host of things for you to see and do in Melaka.

 

 

Learn The History Of Kuala Lumpur To Music

This is the longest running musical in Malaysia. It is an hour long show that educates the public on the founding of the city, and how it managed to build itself into the metropolis it is today, which makes it perfect for travelers. It explains about the Great Flood and The Great Fire, which both happened in 1881 and caused devastation to Kuala Lumpur. It shows how the city was rebuilt, and this musical is a great way to learn more about the wonderful place.

 

Perdana Botanical Gardens

This is the largest collection of flower gardens and animal parks in the centre of Kuala Lumpur. One of its outstanding features is the Orchid Garden. This has over 800 species of orchids, manmade fountains and walking paths. Visit the Hibiscus Garden to see the national flower of Malaysia in full bloom, and there is also a gallery showing why these flowers are so important to Malaysian history.

Laman Perdana is located between these two gardens and you will find various events taking part in the main square.

 

 

Join The Marine Life At Aquaria KLCC

Any age group can enjoy a visit to the aquarium. Here you can get close up with the likes of Sea Cucumber, Box Crab, Horseshoe Crab and Bamboo Shark.

There is a transparent underwater tunnel that is about 90 meters long, which really makes you feel you are enjoying the water with the marine life. As you stroll through this you may come across Tiger Sharks, Giant Stingrays, Green Turtles and many other species of creatures that live in water.

For some people this really is a special effect that they love, but it is so real there are others who shy away from it.

 

Central Market

Central Market is a cultural landmark and a focal point for the city’s artistic community. It was first opened in 1928 as a general market and stayed that way until the early 1980s when it was revamped into a market for handicrafts. The merchandise here is not expensive and it mainly sells traditional, locally made goods such as embroidery, carvings, batik souvenirs and sculptures.

Take a stroll around the stalls here to find some cheap and authentic Malaysian handicrafts.

 

Jalan Alor

This is basically a strip of Chinese seafood restaurant, with rows of hawkers set up down either side of the tables and chairs in the street. The variety of food on offer is amazing, and includes barbequed meats, noodles and desserts that are all delicious. This is recognised as one of the best places to find a cheap and tasty meal in the evening, so is always pretty full.

 

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

There are not many theme parks that cater for all ages, but this one does. It is split into zones, each one having different attractions in them., There are waterslides, a manmade river ride, a surfing beach, a wildlife area and some quiet relaxing areas too. As theme parks go, Sunway Lagoon is not expensive, and well worth spending a day out at.

 

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Kuala Lumpur has many historical buildings and one of the finest is the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. It is a city landmark that has in the past been used by the secretariat for the colonial British administration. Today it is used by the Ministry of Information, communications and Culture of Malaysia.

This fine building was finished in 1897 and is often used as the backdrop for the Malaysian annual Independence Day parades.

There is no doubting that Kuala Lumpur is a location that is worth visiting, otherwise there would not be the huge number of tourists who head there every year. The city has the best of everything a tourist could need, and whatever your budget it is possible to stay and enjoy Kuala Lumpur within it.

 

 

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