KL a metropolis with a mix of modern and different cultural/traditional influence.
Last year we went to the largest city in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. A place you can find some historic temples/mosques, modern shopping malls/restaurant, see the tallest buildings of Southeast Asia. Beautiful monuments and a numerous parks where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the nature. What we liked the most was the cultural diversity, a city where you will meet Malays, Chinese, Indians, Arabian and Indonesian locals.
We stayed in the Sama Sama Hotel, formerly known as Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur International Airport. This hotel is conveniently connected to the airport, just a short 5 min walk. There was also a buggy service, which we obviously used so we didn’t had to walk with our heavy heavy bags haha! We have never ride in a buggy car before and our driver thought he was driving a Ferrari instead of a buggy car, he drove fast…like really FAST LoL. But we liked it!! We hired a car with a private driver which was also our guide. He showed us some of the must-see attractions in KL. In the evening we explored KL again with a friend of us who lives over there. He invited us to have dinner at his brothers café/restaurant. After dinner we went to see the Petronas tower, where we made some beautiful pictures (see below).
We tried to make a list below but ofcourse there are more sightseeing to do which you can see along the way in KL.
- Petronas Twin Towers
A visit to KL isn’t complete unless you’ve been here! It was awesome to see the Twin Towers both in daylight and in the evenings ( when they light them up). Unfortunately we didn’t go up the towers, we just checked them out and took a few photos, really impressive!
- Instana Negara
The Official residence of his Majesty The King of Malaysia. You can see the palace from outside and see the beautifully landscaped garden. We also took some pictures with the members of the cavalry in their full dress uniform who guarded the main entrance.
- Independence square Kuala Lumpur ( Merdeka Square )
There are lots of impressive historical buildings around this area, where you can take beautiful pictures.
- National History Museum
You can say it’s not really a history museum. It’s more towards cultural/information museum there. You may get to know the main races, malay, Indian and Chinese life style there. But worth a visit though.
- National Mosque (Masjid Negara)
The mosque itself is gorgeous, beautiful architecture & surroundings with lots of water features both in the grounds around the mosque, and also within. There is a stand with various leaflets about Islam & if you have any questions there will be maybe a Imam close by to answer your questions. It’s free to enter and you can leave a donation if you like in the boxes at the top of the stairs.