The largest city in Malaysia, is home to the parliament, suffers frequent flooding, was established by Chinese tin miners, and its residents are known as KLites. Mostly KL, as it is affectionately known, is considered to be the melting pot of South-East Asia. Here are 4 aspects of the city you must experience.
Known locally as pasar malam, the night markets are not to be missed if you want to experience a very real side to the culture. You are encouraged to try your hand at haggling, and there are numerous foodie delights to indulge in.
The city has everything from the street purchases at the aforementioned night markets, to high end luxury shopping – namely in Pavilion, and finally to the older parts of the city which house your more unusual finds. We recommend Pasar Seni (or “art market”) for Petaling Street.
Kuala Lumpur is an absolute foodie heaven! The diversified and rich background of the city leads to exotic, tasty, flavour combinations ranging from street food notions to the richer “nyonya” foods. Be weary, when they say spicy, they really mean it.
KL totally has a concrete-jungle deep city feel and sometimes it is most necessary to escape this. The gardens right in the city are perfect for this. The KL Lake Garden is not to be missed.