Welcome To Kuala Lumpur
Travel Kuala Lumpur
I remember an excited nervousness in anticipation of my first glimpse of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur and being resident in Penang that has never left me every time I return to KL (as it is affectionately known).
That is the impact of this magnificent structure, it is truly stunning and has become a renowned worldwide icon in helping to attract visitors from far and wide to appreciate this magnificent building.
The twin towers are all about the direction Kuala Lumpur is going as one of the leading cities in SE Asia, however the monolithic skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur cannot keep in the shade some of the historical buildings from its illustrious past that this most vibrant of cities has to offer.
Majestic buildings such as the Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square) along with the two neighbouring buildings the Old City Hall and the Old Post Office are some of the most photogenic and photographed buildings in KL.
Other architectural gems in Kuala Lumpur are the Old Railway Station, the KTM Building, the Old High Court, the Industrial Court Building and the Coliseum Theatre.
Everything about Kuala Lumpur excites me, from the vibrant buzz of the pulsating Bukit Bintang area to the charismatic Petaling Street and Central Market.
When comparing Kuala Lumpur to other Asean cities the glaring fact that everything works in KL is a compliment to this vivacious city.
The buzzing metropolis that is Kuala Lumpur provides everything you would expect from a 21st century city, from the opulence of the multitude of 5 star hotels to the shopping malls that has the fashionistas flocking there in their droves tells you that KL has arrived and it is growing fast.
Travel to Kuala Lumpur and you may well notice it exudes an exciting sophisticated charm, but this cultural melting pot that is KL is borne from the influences and traditions that live on in the many festivals celebrated by the diverse ethnic populace that coexist so harmoniously.
The arts and performance scene reflects the traditional styles from various backgrounds that promote the culture of Malaysia as a fascinating multicultural concoction of a simpatico nation.
As you would expect from a multicultural city like KL its diverse cuisine is a delight to savour, time and again visitors can be seen salivating in restaurants in anticipation of a culinary experience of a lifetime.
Travel Kuala Lumpur and you will witness a multicultural tropical city of the 21st century, but one additional memory you are sure to take home with you will probably be about the Malaysian people who are without doubt some of the friendliest in the world.
I always relish travelling to Kuala Lumpur and try to indulge myself in the delights this modern metropolis has to offer as often as possible.
Selamat Datang Ke Kuala Lumpur
Welcome To Kuala Lumpur
The Garden City Of Lights
The locals may complain about the rush hour traffic jams but when you compare them to Bangkok, Manila and Jakarta you realise just how lucky you are, quite simply the infrastructure in place works very well indeed.
In fact, I would go as far as to say Kuala Lumpur is the friendliest capital city in the world.
Even the kinetic energy oozing from the seemingly disorganised Puduraya Bus Station leaves you with the indelible impression that this is a happening city going places fast.