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5 Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur – Memorable Diversions in a Mesmerising City

The Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, offers many interesting things to do for visitors. Provided below are some of these such as admiring Petronas Towers, exploring Chinatown and so on.

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Admire Petronas Towers

No trip to Kuala Lumpur would be complete without a visit to the famed Petronas Towers. The focal point of the expansive Kuala Lumpur City Centre area, these towers are an iconic feature of the Malaysian capital. At one time, the Petronas Towers had the distinction of being the tallest buildings on the globe. These steel and chrome structures which have no less than 88 storeys are linked at the 41st and 42nd levels – at a height of 175 m above ground level – by the double-decker 58 m long Sky Bridge. The architecture of the twin towers is influenced by Islamic motifs and is an inspiring sight to behold.

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Experience Chinatown

Kuala Lumpur's captivating Chinatown is undoubtedly one of its outstanding attractions. Chinatown will be a magnet for bargain-seekers as they will find a diverse selection of goods here ranging from clothing and foods to Chinese herbs and much more, all for very modest prices. Displaying a distinctive Oriental heritage, culture and history, Chinatown will also draw the interest of the culture lover. After dark, Petaling Street, the principal market zone, is transformed into a vibrant and lively night market. This locale also offers interesting religious attractions such as the Sri Mahamariamman Temple and the Chan See Shu Yuen Temple.

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View Sultan Abdul Samad Building

The renowned Sultan Abdul Samad Building is one of Kuala Lumpur's oldest buildings featuring Moorish-style design. It is regarded as an important landmark in the city and originally, functioned as the British administration's secretariat during colonial times. Today, this building houses the offices of Malaysia's Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture. It also often happens to be the backdrop for the yearly parades on Malaysia's Independence Day. A choice of accommodation to consider from which you could conveniently visit the Sultan Abdul Samad Building would be Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur which offers attractively located serviced suites in Kuala Lumpur.

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Enjoy Jalan Alor

Food lovers will be in their element at Jalan Alor which is sometimes described as the cultural focal point of Kuala Lumpur's local cuisine. Here, you will find a stretch of eye-catching Chinese restaurants with air-conditioning and which specialise in seafood. You will also see a line of stalls set up by hawkers on the walkways, with plastic chairs and tables spilling onto the street. You will find a mouth-watering selection of foods on offer, especially noodles, barbecued meats and desserts; these are considered to be amongst the finest and most inexpensive in the entire city.

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Visit Batu Caves

Visitors to Kuala Lumpur can also experience the fascinating Batu Caves which are located a short distance from the city. These caves are found within a limestone hill that is no less than 400 million years in age; within the caves, there is a century-old temple. The Batu Caves are famed as the central point of the yearly Hindu Thaipusam Festival. This celebration draws a multitude of visitors who arrive to observe the vibrant festivities and the various activities performed; these include the carrying of intricately decorated frameworks known as 'kavadis' and other acts of devotion.

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