In a recent poll, Malaysia remains a highly sought-after destination for international travel post COVID-19. Kuala Lumpur remains a bastion for its futuristic skyscrapers, hosting some of the largest malls in Asia. You can also find beautiful murals and street art within each nook and cranny of the city should you wish to explore.
During the virtual launch of a national tourism policy for 2020-2030, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said that the policy would be focused on strengthening competitiveness, encouraging sustainable and inclusive tourism, as well as planning for future disasters. It also seeks to brand Malaysia as an ecotourism destination, with a commitment towards balancing the development and conservation of its natural environment and heritage.
The city of Kuala Lumpur is vibrant with activities blending both nature and modernity alongside a reverence for ancient cultures. Spend a morning stroll through the KL Bird Park which exhibits thousands of colourful birds from various species and sizes, housed within lush trees that resemble Malaysia’s pride in rainforests. You can also find an astounding collection of Islamic jewellery and heritage in the Islamic Arts Museum.
For the gastro-adventurous, the hawker centres and street food markets compliment the large variety of high-end restaurants to serve up a cacophony of exquisite tastes. You can also find beautiful murals and street art within each nook and cranny of the city should you wish to explore.
The best way to explore Kuala Lumpur is by ensuring that you have accommodation booked in the best locations. One such premium modernistic hotel is Aloft Sentral which is located directly on top on KL Sentral, one of the main transport hubs in the city, which grants access to almost every area of Kuala Lumpur and the rest of Malaysia.
In no specific order, here are the five things you will love to experience about Kuala Lumpur as your holiday destination.
The Petronas Twin Towers
Of course you will find this on the list as it is a very famous Kuala Lumpur landmark. Walking on the observation deck located on the 86th floor will give you an amazing view of the city and its surroundings. To this day they still stand as the highest twin towers located in the world.
The heart of Kuala Lumpur nightlife – hawker centres, shopping malls to night markets and bars can be found along this strip of road. If you’re feeling adventurous the locals will more than help point out the best spots for you.
Islam is considered the official religion of the country and the national mosque is where traditional architecture meets modernist values. This mosque can be visited daily and all religions and beliefs are welcome.
Chinatown – Petaling Street
If you are interested to haggle, come here! In the afternoon this street buzzes with all sorts of knick-knacks including tourist items, souvenirs and watches.
Little India – Brickfields
Adding to the multiculturalism that is Malaysia, Truly Asia, you can find several stores with Indian goods and food here. In the night this place comes alive with the aroma of local flavours.