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Top 06 Attractions You Must See in Kuala Lumpur – The Heart of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur or 'KL' is, without doubt, the buzzing centre of beautiful Malaysia. A city full of culture and history which is constantly evolving, Kuala Lumpur has a lot for travellers to discover. Listed below are just a few of the attractions one should not miss when exploring this vibrant city.

1

Petronas Twin Towers

The tallest twin towers in the world; the Petronas Twin Towers share the skyline with the Kuala Lumpur Tower, and easy to reach from a KL serviced apartment located close-by. Ranked amongst the world's top 20 tallest sky towers, the most iconic attraction there is the sky bridge connecting the buildings and offering one a bird's eye view of the KLCC Park below. The park on its own is quite a treat to explore as a green lung project initiated to enhance the city's image.

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Kuala Lumpur Tower

Located within a neighbourhood that makes sightseeing easy, the Kuala Lumpur Tower is a mere 12 to 15 minute drive from Ascott Kuala Lumpur. This iconic tower standing at a height of 282 metres is home to a revolving restaurant which is great to visit if you are staying at one of the nearby serviced apartments in Kuala Lumpur. The place also functions as an Islamic astronomy and observation centre, a communications tower and also a BASE jump centre.

3

Suria KLCC

This is one of Malaysia's most high-end malls and should not be missed by the serious shopaholic. But, shopping is not the only lure there, the place is home to a number of galleries amongst which is the Petrosains, an informative and interactive museum aimed at kids, detailing oil and gas production. The place is also home to the PETRONAS Art Gallery, which is a stepping stone for local artists to show-off their talents.

4

Aquaria KLCC

This is a two hour tour which treats you to life forms from rivers and oceans. Ideal for the entire family or even a solo visit the place educates one on the changing habitats and characteristics of underwater life-forms. Explore the range of species from highland rivers to the deep blue ocean.

5

Merdeka Square

A symbol of Kuala Lumpur's rich history, Merdeka Square is a rare treat for the culture buff. The place comprises of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and grounds; this is where the country gained its independence from the colonists in 1957, changing from Malaya to Malaysian. Don't forget the cameras for the vintage building is a treat to pose in front of, boasting neo-Moghul and Moorish revival facades.

6

The Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

The best place to learn about KL and its evolution, the KL city gallery is a touristy little place offering loads of information. On offer are free maps and dioramas, as well as, some very informative, walking and cycling tours around the city centre. The gallery is located within a heritage site where the structure dates back to the 19th century, boasting elegant neo-renaissance architectural styling's to admire.