Malaysia is the Jessica Alba of South East Asia – exotic, fascinating and beautiful. With its steady stream of excitement, perfectly harmonized lifestyle and reputation of being the heaven for shopaholics, it will make you fall in love pretty unexpectedly.
With the recent surge in tourism industry Malaysia has found its recognition and has become a popular destination. Travelers are particularly curious to discover Kuala Lumpur. The country has charmed its visitors with many of its tantalizing experiences; be it standing atop the Petronas Tower or an awe-inspiring tour of the Lord Muruga Temple inside the 400 million years old Batu Caves. Tourism in Malaysia does not show any sign of decline as it will always remain a country where the past blends seamlessly with the present.
You will find many articles available online to guide you before you embark on your journey of discovering Kuala Lumpur. The list providing information on where to stay, what to eat and what to do is long. While you sort through those which may be helpful, let me tell you that this article runs differently. This piece is about giving you glimpses of Malaysia by connecting you with the emotions of the place itself. So let’s just dive in!
With the monorail buzzing overhead and the constant honking of the city traffic, Kuala Lumpur may appear as any other regular big city. However, walking down the streets here will lead to its real discovery. It has a frequency of its own and wants everyone to connect with it. A day spent on the street of Kuala Lumpur on your own shall reveal more of its secrets.
Kuala Lumpur’s skyline is adorned with magnificent creations of man’s constructive genius. Two such creations that hardly require any introduction are the Petronas Tower and the KL Tower. Even with your head stretched backward and arching your back to its maximum it is not possible to see the top of the great Petronas from across the street. This 88 storied steel giant holds the prestigious title of the ‘Twin Jewel of Kuala Lumpur’. With an entrance fee of approximate 30 USD you can expect to be left breathless at it sheer grandeur. KL Tower on the other hand, is the 5th tallest structure in the world and boasts about being the best viewing tower of the city. Both the buildings can rightly be called ‘man’s greatest engineering wonder of the modern world’.
A quick walk down the street of Jalan Parlimen, will bring you to the National Monument erected in the memory of the struggle for independence of this country. With well-manicured gardens surrounding the area, this place quietly reveres the heroes of the nation, right in middle of a bustling city life.
At the nook of the busy street of Petaling lies the famous Chinatown. It is hard to miss out on the red lanterns and constricted lanes that disappear beyond rows and rows of tiny stalls laden with varieties of good. It probably is one of the most bustling lanes of the city. Just a short walk from here will take you to the Central Market. Both these places are a must visit for all those who are on a lookout for some authentic Malaysian merchandises and possess a convincing bargaining talent.
Kuala Lumpur including Malaysia as a country has lots to offer those who visits her. This place definitely provides a compact tourist package for all, having the advantage of being both glamorous and affordable. So whenever you are visiting Kuala Lumpur, do not forget to take a walk around the city and I can guarantee you that will be amazed beyond your expectation.