Kuala Lumpur, tall towers and so much more

There is plenty to see and do in the lovely city of Kuala Lumpur. If you are not from the city or have not visited it may be hard to decide what it best to see and do. The following is a short description of different places you can visit and different things to do.

The Petronas Twin Towers dominate the entire skyline of Kuala Lumpur being magnificent examples of architecture that tower above the rest of Kuala Lumpur and are today, the world’s second tallest buildings.

Built in 1998 they have 88 floors and tower 452 meters above the city. Their eight-sided design represents regeneration and fullness in Islam. The towers include a viewing deck and the sky bridge joining the two towers at the 21st floors. Tickets go quick so arrive early to miss the lines.

In Chinatown there is an excellent market and a lively atmosphere. The market lines the streets and is not covered well so on a rainy day an umbrella is recommended. Chinatown is so diverse in what is on offer that you can get great hand craft products to designer quality clothing.

There are a number of replica designers that make many of the styles seen in fashion houses around the world. Haggling over prices is part of the culture and part of the fun. The people in the area are kind but they want to sell anything and everything and want you to buy it.

The Suria Shopping Center is a great place to visit and shop and is located at the base of Petronas twin towers. This centre is geared to the more affluent and top quality designer originals are available from all the great designers. Suria is not cheap.  A railway station is connected to the shopping center making it convenient.

Merdeka Square known to English speakers as Independence Square used to be the Selangor cricket club where expats from Britain played and the club is now open to those that can afford the membership. The square gets its name because the Malaysian flag was first raised in the square on August 31, 1957 and today flies from the world’s tallest flag pole at 100 meters high.

Bukit Bintang is Kuala Lumpur’s main street and it is one that never sleeps. The area is fast paced and full of life. You can find a great café, many different shopping centers, hotels and a myriad of restaurants. There are an incredible 30,000 shops that have entrances that can be accessed from Bukit Bintang.