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Kuala Lumpur: 10 Things to Do – Get the best out of the city

Surrounded by rainforests and outlined with towering skyscrapers, here are ten things to do while visiting Kuala Lumpur.

1

Central Market

Dive straight in to the local scene, by taking a stroll down the famous central market in the city. Combining local heritage along with modern trends, this market place, complete with more than 300 stalls, sells local handicrafts, collectibles and souvenirs, textiles and restaurants to dine in. The Central Market Annexe holds a variety of art galleries featuring local talent, including a 3D Art Museum, an Art Lane, an art studio comprising of various structures, portraits etc, and XD Motion Theatre for its visitors to enjoy.

2

Batu Caves

The 100 year old temple of the Batu Caves is one of the country's most popular tourist attractions. This limestone hill holds three large caves a few smaller ones. The temple is home to statues and idols inside the main caves, and is considered to be of significant religious importance to Hindus. The largest cave known as Cathedral Cave has 100 metre high ceiling and holds several Hindu shrines, while the other two cave temples, the Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave holds a number of statues and paintings. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam attracts hoards of worshippers and visitors to take part in the procession and the celebration that follows.

3

Genting Skyway

Genting Skyway is believed to be the longest and fastest mono cable car system in the world, and is the greatest and most ideal way to reach Genting Highlands. Passengers will be taken aback, as the sceneries are shrouded in mist and allows for a great experience of discovering the beauty of the highlands. Genting Skyway was opened in 1997 and spans a total of 3.38 kms from the first station all the way to its peak.

4

The Bird Park

Visit the country's favourite birds in this massive bird park that is home to more than 3000 birds, 200 of which are endemic to Malaysia. Located 10 minutes away from the city, the park covers an area of 20.9 acres and includes 4 Zones. Zones 1 and 2 are known as the free flight zone, while Zone 3 is the Hornbill Park and Zone 4 holds birds in cages and mini aviaries.

5

Sepang International Circuit

Known to be the heart and soul of the country's main tourism industry, the Formula 1 Circuit attracts large number of crowds each year to watch as the cars speed fast. Located close to many hotels in Sepang, the circuit also offers other activities for those who miss the race season. Take part in paintball, go-karting, or enjoy a circuit tour to experience the thrills of driving on this world class circuit. For those staying at properties similar to AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort, easy access is available to and from the circuit – especially during the F1 season.

6

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Beat the heat and spend your day in the thrills offered at this theme park. Featuring the main water park, the theme park is also home to Scream Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park and Extreme Park.

7

Aquaria KLCC

Discover the ocean and 5000 species of marine animals in Aquaria KLCC, which allows its visitors to dive in to a large aquarium with sharks! A visit to Aquaria is a great way to spend the day with your family.

8

Petronas Twin Towers

The iconic towers in Malaysia are an 88 storey concrete beauty. Head up to the Skybridge and take in the breathtaking views of the city and its surrounding landscapes.

9

Istana Negara Lama

The royal palace which has now been converted to an educational museum, hosts an interesting tour for its visitors. The Royal museum was the home of Yang di Pertuan Agong – the King of Malaysia and is located on a 13 acre land.

10

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

Visit the pewter factory that was established in 1885, located in Setapak Jaya. The Petronas Towers were created from 7,062 pewter tankards and the pewter factory showcases various products and items that were made from pewter, including the famous Formula 1 trophies.

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