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Introducing Kuala Lumpur

The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is a quintessential Asian city. Boasting Mughal architecture, the vibrant city skyline has sky-high buildings and beautiful structures. It is home to rich green parks, clamoring markets, and swanky shopping centers. The city's flourishing Malay, Chinese and Indian people group add to the appeal, giving Kuala Lumpur an unmistakable and dynamic culture, which incorporates mouth-watering cooking and enthusiastic celebrations. 

The city's most famous milestone is the Petronas Twin Towers, the world's tallest twin towers. For shopaholics and foodies, a visit to the shopping and excitement region of Bukit Bintang is an absolute necessity, where you can discover nearby road nourishment just as up market shopping centers and eateries. Nature fans can visit Aquaria KLCC and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. To get a look inside the religious assorted variety of Malaysia, you can visit a few mosques and sanctuaries, for example, Masjid Negara, Thean Hou Temple, Jamek Mosque and some more.

 

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Best Time to Visit

The best season to visit Kuala Lumpur is from May to July. The city encounters surges and warmth waves the greater part of the year. From May to July, the climate is somewhat dry, with clear skies and means temperature of around 28 °C. 
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History & Culture

Kuala Lumpur was at first a little settlement with a couple of houses, at the juncture of streams Sungai Gombak and Sungai Klang. It was set up as a town in 1857 by Raja Abdullah Raja Jaafar, the Malay Chief of Klang. The Sumatrans Abdullah Hukum and Sutan Puasa were accepted to have landed in Kuala Lumpur in 1850. Yap Ah Loy landed in 1862 and was picked the third Chinese Kapitan of Kuala Lumpur. The Minangkabaus of Sumatra were involved in the trade business and Utsman Abdullah was a powerful businessperson. Another compelling individual engaged with the early improvement of city focal Kampung Baru, was Haji Taib, one of the wealthiest individuals around then. In 1896, Kuala Lumpur was chosen as the capital of the Federated Malay States. Amid the World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army caught Kuala Lumpur on 11 January 1942 and possessed the city until 15 August 1945. Seishirō Itagaki, the Japanese president of Singapore and Malaysia, surrendered to the British after the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In 1957, the Federation of Malaya got freedom from the British. After the development of Malaysia on 16 September 1963, Kuala Lumpur was picked as the capital. From being a modest mining town in the nineteenth century to the blasting city that it is today, Kuala Lumpur has made some amazing progress. 

Kuala Lumpur is the social center point of Malaysia. National Museum is an extraordinary place to get a knowledge into the nation's way of life. Islamic Arts Museum houses a great many antiques and craftsmanship books identified with Islam, from all over Asia and Middle East. The real performing expressions setting is the Petronas Philharmonic Hall, which has different exhibitions by a few gatherings, including the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Another such scene is the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center. The National Art Gallery of Malaysia is a choice exhibition that grandstands conventional Malay, just as contemporary current craftsmanship. The city has a few occasions and fests, for example, Malaysia International Gourmet Festival and Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, drawing in capable experts from everywhere throughout the world. Religious and ethnic celebrations incorporate the Thaipusam parade at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Chinese New Year, Ramadan and some more.

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Geography

Kuala Lumpur is situated in South-East Asia. It lies in the gigantic Klang Valley. The valley is limited by the Titiwangsa Mountains toward the east, minor reaches toward the north and the south and the Strait of Malacca toward the west. Its area on the western shoreline of Peninsular Malaysia has added to its generally quicker rate of advancement contrasted with different urban areas. Kuala Lumpur covers a territory of 243 sq. km (94 sq. mi) and has a normal rise of 81.95 m (268.9 ft.) above ocean level.
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Places to visit in Kuala Lumpur

KL Tower

KL Tower

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KL Bird Park

KL Bird Park

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Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers

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Putrajaya Tour

Putrajaya Tour

Kuala Lumpur
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Aquaria KLCC

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Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur

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The Lake Gardens Segway tour Malaysia is a fun and environmentally friendly way to see Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park’s many animal parks, landmarks, and scenic spots. The two-hour tour covers a 10-kilometre sightseeing route within the humongous park, starting at the National Museum (Muzium Negara). Also, you can meet up with your guide at a specific location in the park. Also pay attention to the fact that Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park is fully outdoors, so we highly recommend choosing either morning or evening sessions to enjoy a more comfortable experience.

There are many photo opportunities throughout your Lake Gardens Segway tour, especially at the Perdana Botanical Gardens, Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. If you’re scared about navigating a Segway, there’ll be a helpful guide on hand to lead you through the entire excursion. Helmets are also provided for added safety. 

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Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
"The theme park boasts of variety of watery rides and plenty of dry-land activities too. The rides include water slides, river ride, a surf beach, a wave pool, a 360° revolving pirate ship… the list goes on...
This park is spread across 80-acre park and was built on the site of a former quarry.  Now, it has expanded and it encompasses a total of five different zones – the water park, scream park, amusement park, extreme park and wildlife park.

Located just a short 45 minute drive from the busy Kuala Lumpur lies the perfect destination for adventurers and water activity enthusiasts - it proves to be the much needed escape from the heat of the city. Meet over 150 animal species and rewards the visitors with an adventurous, memorable and fun-filled day."
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See Kuala Lumpur’s tantalizing landscapes from up high as you head to the KL Tower Observation Deck, the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world that rises 421 meters above ground level. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the city and its notorious skyscrapers. KL Tower’s Observation Deck offers unobstructed 360 degree views of Kuala Lumpur city and is, without doubt, the best spot in town for taking great photos.Regardless of morning, afternoon, evening or night, the observation deck at 276 meters above ground level offers stunning and thrilling view of metropolitan city Kuala Lumpur.

The tower stands tall atop the Bukit Nanas (Pineapple Hill) Forest Reserve – the oldest gazette forest reserve in the country, which houses age-old trees as well as flora and fauna indigenous to Malaysia’s tropical climate. Primarily used as a communications infrastructure, it claims to be the fifth-tallest telecommunications tower in the world. When it was originally built, the natural surroundings of Bukit Nanas were kept intact just to ensure balance in development; in fact a 100-year-old Jelutong tree was preserved, at heavy cost, by building a retaining wall around it.

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Batu Caves
"Batu Caves is one of the most visited tourist attractions known for its limestone hill comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. These 100-year-old cave temple features idols and statues which are located 11 kms towards the north of Kuala Lumpur. The caves have limestone formations in the interior side and are believed to be 400 million years old. The temple is considered to be an important religious landmark by Hindus and also features Cathedral Cave – the largest cavern in Batu Caves which houses several Hindu shrines beneath its 100-metre-high arched ceiling. At the foot of Batu Hill are two other cave temples – the Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave – which houses numerous Hindu statues and beautiful paintings.
The first temple was built in the cave in 1891. The large stairway to the main temple was built in 1920. In 2006, the construction of a 42 meters high statue of Lord Murugan got completed. There are audio tours conducted at the caves to understand the history of the caves."

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KLCC Park is a 50-acre garden located close to Suria KLCC shopping centre.  It was designed by Roberto Burle Marx, to provide a touch of greenery for the Petronas Twin Towers and the areas surrounding it. On the park grounds, they have built a 10,000sqm manmade lake (Lake Symphony) with a 43m bridge that cuts across.

 Unquestionably, Lake Symphony is the major reason most people frequent the park; it has water fountains that can shoot water up to a height of 42m. These daily water shows exhibit at noon and in the evenings and are popular with kids. KLCC Park has over 1,900 indigenous trees from 74 species and 40 of these trees were transplanted from the former Selangor Turf Club racecourse, which lies to the southeast of the city. 

Apart from the various waterfalls, fountains, cascade and reflecting pools scattered around the park, there are a variety of facilities at KLCC Park including a two-acre children’s playground, a 1.3km-long jogging track, shelters and benches, patterned footpaths and sculptures and many more other things. On KLCC Park’s western stretch is a public children’s swimming pool where kids can beat the heat.

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Cameron Highlands is one of the most popular of the highland retreats in Malaysia. Located at almost 2,000 meters at its highest point, Camerons offers visitors a pleasant climate with daytime temperatures averaging around 25°C and 18°C at night. This climate makes the environment conducive for growing continental plants, fruits and vegetables while providing a great escape for city-dwellers. The township of Camerons is divided into Tanah Rata, Brinchangand Ringlet. Korosh Kabir, a colonial government surveyor, discovered this mountain plateau during a mapping expedition in 1885 and named it Cameron Highlands. During the colonial era, the British used to grow tea on the rich fertile mountain slopes, and this is practiced today also by locals. Since then, it is the biggest tea exporter in Malaysia along with a constant supplier of vegetables to the country and Singapore. As a tourist destination, it holds a large range of activities to partake in.
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Experience Feet Fish Spa
for sandal season. But pedicure doesn’t mean just getting your toenails painted. It also involves removing dead skin from the bottom of the foot. The fish, called garrarufa fish, actually nibbles the dead skin from your feet.You’ve almost certainly heard of the fish foot spas that are all over the place in Asia! Its the latest craze, and for a good reason… its cheap, quirky, fun and it makes your feet feel soft like a babies bum! Get your feet look pretty as never before while you visit Kuala Lumpur. You can find it easily around the corner in Kuala Lumpur and Genting Highlands too.
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Located on the ground floor of the KL tower, this mini zoo is home to a number of docile animals like meerkats, Bat-eared foxes, raccoons, Falabella - the world's smallest horse species – and many more! Explore the 8 different zones inside the mini zoo which are designed to recreate the animals' natural habitats. It's a memorable experience to add to your visit to KL Tower - truly one you should not at all miss! Snap memorable pictures with the beautiful and colorful parrots. A fun place for all age group, kids and families.
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... Genting Highlands (1N) - Kuala Lumpur (3N)
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Langkawi (3N) - Genting Highlands (1N) - Kuala Lumpur (2N)
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Singapore (2N) - Cruise (2N) - Singapore (1N) - Kuala Lumpur (2N) - Sunway Lagoon (2N)
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... Singapore (1N) - Kuala Lumpur (3N) - Cruise (2N) - Singapore (2N)
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Thanks to FLAMINGO It Was Our Excellent Dream Trip
Thanks to FLAMINGO It Was Our Excellent Dream Trip

Thanks to FLAMINGO It Was Our Excellent Dream Trip

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