The allure of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Finally here! As announced we made it all the way to Kuala Lumpur on the 6th, flying with Air Asia from London- a mere 13 hour flight. As usual we had minimum sleep, a wee bit of food (low cost airline) and bucket loads of enthusiasm.

Kuala Lumpur is a surprisingly modern city with a lot of vegetation but also traffic, depending on location and time. The first thing that caught our attention is the very large Indian population, with the distinctive appearance and pleasant smiles. And the second was the huge buildings with futuristic architechture that can be found in the Golden Triangle (around the Petronas Towers) and the outskirts of the city.

The Petronas in all their splendor

I had heard mixed reviews of the city from people who had been here, ranging from the “It’s a very dirty place I would not go back to” to ” A great metropolis with a  blending of cultures that will keep you busy for days”.  My opinion? It is something in between.

There are quite a few things to see in and around the city,  including the world famous Batu Caves ( famous for the Hindi pilgrimage that happens there once a year where devotees perform self-body tortures as a symbol of faith), Chinatown and Little India, and the reknown Petronas Towers, in my opinion the star of the show, hands down. I’m not a big fan of urban and metropolitan attractions when traveling, but the Petronas Towers, with their impressive design and excellent location make it a marvel to look at, particularly at night. You can visit them for free ( a big bonus of the city, as  most attractions have no cost)  and entertain yourself purchasing goodies in the shopping mall at its base.

All in all the city has ranked high in my  likings, and I would certainly recommend spending at least a day visiting the caves and the Petronas if you don’t have time for more.

The travellers and the Petronas

The travellers and the Petronas

Leave a Reply 9 comments

vietnam dentist - August 23, 2013 Reply

You don’t have to worry about possibly tricky transport connections and you can just kick back and take in the attractions in comfort.

algarve hen weekend - June 28, 2011 Reply

Tours are often a great way to experience the sights and sounds of a city in a short period of time. You don’t have to worry about possibly tricky transport connections and you can just kick back and take in the attractions in comfort.

jipp - May 28, 2011 Reply

Glad that you liked KL Federico! 🙂

    maitravelsite - May 30, 2011 Reply

    I have a friend who moved there and has no intention of comming back. And I am not surprised Jipp!

Kim - January 22, 2011 Reply

I totally agree with your thoughts. We thought the same!

    maitravelsite - January 22, 2011 Reply

    It is one great city, isn’t it?

Elcorin - May 29, 2009 Reply

Hi,
Everything dynamic and very positively! 🙂
Elcorin

AnnaHopn - May 23, 2009 Reply

maitravelsite.com – da best. Keep it going!
Thank you

CONSUELO - May 21, 2009 Reply

Hola :

Me encantó todo lo que nos cuentas de Kuala Lumpur y las Petronas estan espectaculares, pero quise ver algo de Taman Negara y no hay nada………
En mi proxima visita a la página espero ya poder ver algo .

Felicidades sigan Disfrutando!!!!!!!!!!

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