Kuala Lumpur

The words Kuala Lumpur literally mean ‘muddy estuary’, as the city lies at the convergence of two rivers. When I visited Kuala Lumpur, I witnessed a unique mix of cross-cultural traditions. There were communities of Chinese, Malays, East Malaysian, Indonesians, Sikhs and groups of tourists. Kuala Lumpur is a fantastic tourist spot as it is a roller coaster of lively nightlife, fascinating art performances, sports activities, unique skyscrapers, tasty varied cuisines and street food. Above all, Kuala Lumpur is a great shopping destination. I would like to share my experience, which is all about cultures, adventure
and attractions.

My family and I stayed at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel for five nights. We booked two rooms with a view of the Petronas Towers. The location was very convenient as it was opposite the bus station and many fast food restaurants. For all the attractions, which were located far away, we had booked a tour guide and a driver in advance to make the tour informative and comfortable. This is something that I would recommend all tourists to do, as it will make for a better experience.

The fabulous street food can’t be missed under any circumstances. My family and I were surprised after finding out that it is normal to have about six meals in a day in Malaysia. During our stay, I mostly ate noodles, rice, satay and vegetables from some of the street food stalls. Usually I am not a big fan of trying new dishes but it was all delicious and worth the experience. Regarding the shopping, my favourite purchase was a wooden necklace with my name written out on it. I also bought plenty of handicrafts and souvenirs for family, friends and myself.

We also visited numerous attractions, which I absolutely enjoyed and should not be missed.

Chinatown is an area filled with colours; it is an exquisite neighborhood that never sleeps. The entire area is filled with stalls offering all kinds of goods, though this is an area where one should definitely bargain in order to get the best deal. One should also try the ripe and juicy fresh fruit and food within this gorgeous, lively and vibrant market.

The Petronas Twin Towers are obviously quite a popular tourist destination and hence there were several long queues and all the tickets were sold out quite quickly. So it is best if you book in advance or get there super-early. The towers make up one of the most beautiful cityscapes of the world, and from them, one can experience fascinating views of the city. Also, the city’s main park was fun to walk around, as you get to view the towers from pretty much every angle.

Genting Highlands is a famous resort that has a huge indoor theme park. To reach the park, we had to take a cable car ride known as the Genting Skyway Cable car. The ride was very relaxing with an amazing view of the trees and mountain and, since the weather was cool, it was a lot of fun. The park also had fun rides and activities but the main highlight was the cable
car ride.

If you enjoy taking pictures of nature then you are going to fall in love with the Butterfly Garden — you wouldn’t expect such beauty and wonder in one place.There were hundreds of different kinds of butterflies, a beautiful and charming garden with walkways, ponds, creeks and bridges. I couldn’t stop snapping pictures and admiring the butterflies.

I would like to visit Kuala Lumpur again, along with the rest of Malaysia, as it is an interesting land with plenty of cultural and natural wealth.

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