7 Exceptional Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur03 February 2017 |
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of the Malaysia, a fast-growing metropolitan city in South-East Asia. Also Malaysia’s most populous city at a population of 1.8 million, Kuala Lumpur is its center of culture, international trade and commerce, attracting tourists by the millions annually.
1. Marvel at the tallest twin towers in the world
When talking about attractions in Malaysia, the Petronas twin towers automatically comes to mind. Truly a sight to behold, this phenomenal structure still holds the tallest twin towers record in the world today. A visit to the city of Kuala Lumpur is simply not complete without a close look at this magnificent skyscraper. When you’re finished gawking at its glory, you can purchase a ticket to enter the towers and admire the skyline from the observation deck. Make sure you have plenty of available space in your camera – you’ll want to keep these memories!
2. Eat to your heart’s content!
Kuala Lumpur’s food is typical of Asian cuisine, served with rice and plenty of rich spices like sambal. Rice in Malaysian cuisine is steamed and soaked in coconut milk to give it a fragrant aroma, after which it is sometimes served on a dark green banana leaf. Meat dishes are often coated with curries accompanied by various side dishes like fried chickens, prawns, fried fish and eggs. First-time tourists are strongly encouraged to try signature Malaysian dishes like Nasi Lemak and Nasi Dagang. Foodies will be in for a real treat!
3. Travel to Batu Caves and learn about Hinduism
Kuala Lumpur’s famous Batu Caves is the focal point of annual Hindu festival and celebrations. The Hindu temple situated here is recognisable from far away for its giant golden statue. The best time to visit would be during the annual Thaipusam festival celebrated at the beginning of the year where hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees come from around the country to participate in processions, donning elaborate costumes and even going as far as piercing their faces and bodies as a form of decorative ornament.
4. Have a Dialogue in the Dark
Dialogue in the Dark is a one-of-a-kind walking tour exhibition aimed at letting people experience what it is like to be blind. The person is sent through various pitch-dark environments guided only by a visually-impaired guide. With their senses of sight robbed from them, the individual is made to rely on their four other senses as they walk in the shoes of a blind person. Dialogue in the Dark’s goal is to promote awareness and overcome a cultural barrier between visually-impaired individuals and the rest of society. Sure to be a life-changing experience, Dialogue in the Dark will enable you to see life in a drastically different way.
5. Rock out at Zouk
Going to the Zouk nightclub is simply different from going to just any other club. A wildly popular nightclub in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, this nightlife powerhouse is 6,574 square feet large and boasts a huge dance floor that comes to life with its state-of-the-art sound system. Split into four different sections of the club, the Main Room, Ace, Phuture and Velvet, Zouk has also won several nightspot awards and seen the likes of international DJ’s Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk. The clubbing experience at Zouk is unrivalled like any other and sure to outclass even the expectations of the wildest party-goers.
6. Visit a beautiful nature reserve
Fraser’s Hill is two hours away from Kuala Lumpur and home sweet home for the nature-lover. In this beautiful nature reserve, one can take in the sights of the magnificent waterfall and gorgeous views, making it a favourite spot for hikers, cyclists, bird-watchers and trekkers alike. You can also choose to have a game of golf here. Take a day off from the excellent local hawkers and break a sweat!
7. Attend a comedy show at Crackhouse Comedy Club
Crackhouse Comedy Club is the go-to venue in Kuala Lumpur for a quick pick-me-up. Dedicated to stand-up comedy, the club hosts at least four shows a week featuring all types of comedy acts from improv and stand-up to amateur open mic nights. If laughter is the best medicine, then Crackhouse Comedy Club may as well be Crackhouse Medical Hospital. Because they’re handing out humour. In big doses!
Whether you’re into culture, shopping or entertainment, there is something for everyone in the Garden City of Lights, Kuala Lumpur.