24 Hours in Kuala Lumpur
Populated by miles of towering skyscrapers that are contrasted by the palm tree lined freeways and stunning scenery that surrounds the city, the capital of Malaysia is a captivating metropolis like no other. Kuala Lumpur is the place where many cultures mix and live together in harmony, creating the most intriguing travelling experience that is certainly one to remember. Spend 24 hours in this city and be prepared to be absolutely enthralled by the temples, twin towers, scenery and mouth-watering food!
Known as highest twin towers in the world that put Kuala Lumpur on the map; the Petronas Towers are a stunning example of postmodern architecture. Tickets can be purchased to go to the sky deck that joins the two towers which offers the most stunning views of the city, as well as the observation deck on the 86 floor. Standing at a colossal 451.9 metres, this amazing cultural symbol (the outline of the tower depicts ‘M’ for Malaysia, whilst the jagged exterior signifies basket weaving) is definitely one that should not be missed. Don’t forget to visit the souvenir shop!
Sri Mahamariamman Temple
Founded in 1873 and standing to be the oldest temple and a symbol of national heritage, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple is a wonderful sight to behold. A notable feature of the South Indian style architecture is the 5-tiered Gopuram tower, of which depicts a number of Hindu Gods. The entire building takes the form of a human lying on his back and the Gopuram is considered to be the gateway between the human and spiritual world lying at the feet of the temple, whilst the head of the body features the main Deity, Sri Maha Mariamman.
For daring hikers seeking a thrill as well as beautiful scenery, Bukit Tabur hill is definitely the place for you. The entrance to the 3-4 hour hike starts from Kampung Klang Gates and is worth the trek to the top for the panoramic views from the top.
Reachable by all forms of public transport as it is just off the main highway of MRR2, Batu Caves is a popular tourist destination. It is a natural limestone series of three main caves and cave temples. There are many ways in which to enjoy the caves, which are populated by monkeys; the Hindu God at the entrance must always be the first stop; then there is the 272-step staircase that leads to an amazing view of the skyline. Visit the temples and shrines, as well as the paintings and scenes of Hindu Gods.
Merdeka Square is a symbol of history and significance; translated as ‘Independence Square’, the British Flag was lowered here and replaced with the Malaysian national flag at midnight on 31 August 1957.Every year the Merdeka Parade is held here.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is more of a sanctuary in the way that it is completely open and the birds have free roam. So, if you want to see some stunning exotic birds as up-close as flying over your head, as well as see them completely at ease in a relaxed environment, this bird park is certainly one to go to.