The capital city of Malaysia is the coming together of the past and the present. The contract between the old and the new can be witnessed in fun tourist activities and architecture. With a rich heritage and culture and skyscrapers, Kuala Lumpur invites those who want to witness Asia’s take on modern times.
Sample traditional local food
Sign up for a night street food tour and sample as many local food items as you can. Malaysian food is a combination of Chinese, Indian, and local influences. The use of spices and herbs gives each one of these dishes a distinctive flavour.
Established as a wet market in 1928, Central Market is located six minutes from hotels like The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel. In the 1980s, the market was turned into a handicrafts market, and now it is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city. The market is sectioned into different zones according to the race of the vendors – the idea is to give tourists a complete cultural experience.
Chow Kit Local Market
Visit Chow Kit Local Market on your night tour if you haven’t had your fill of Malaysian street markets yet. The market consists of a wet market and an area that sells fruits, vegetables, spices, shoes, and fabrics. The wet market found here is the largest of its kind in the country. If you are staying at a hotel in Bukit Bintang, you can get here in about ten minutes.
Petronas Twin Towers
Visit the tallest twin towers in the world for breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur. The Skybridge and the Observation Deck bring you amazing panoramic views. There’s also a gift shop for those who want a reminder of their visit to the twin towers.