Destination guide: Kuala Lumpur

Visiting Kuala Lumpur for the first time? 

The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur. Once the tallest buildings in the world but now the world’s tallest twin structures, they’re home to an upmarket shopping mall in the base and various observation decks on different floors.  

Batu Caves are a Malaysian national treasure. Around 13km from downtown Kuala Lumpur, these limestones caves serve as a Hindu Temple devoted to Lord Muragan whose 42-meter-high gold statue stands guard outside. The caves are home to hundreds of monkeys that wander around oblivious to humans!  

Shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur are much more than just shops, they’re experiences. The retail complexes often have hawker, gyms and much more. Find international brands at Nu Sentral or vintage items at Central Market. 

Spend the day cooling down at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, host to a number of water rides. Daredevils can try Malaysia’s first surf simulator, the FlowRider, and the Cameroon Climb where two riders swoop down from a height of 15m in double tubes and shoot up and down till they come to a standstill. If you’re travelling with children, there’s Little Zimbabwe, an interactive water playground. 

 

Average temperature in Kuala Lumpur

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Looking for something different? 

Take dinner to another level and try Dining in the Sky KL. Enjoy a 3-course dinner hoisted 45 metres into the sky, surrounded by the cityscape of Kuala Lumpur. 

The beauty of Malaysian food is that it is a melting pot of different cultures including Malay, Chinese and Indian. Try a cooking class and learn how to cook Malaysian food and all about Malaysian culture. 

 

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The world's tallest twin structures: The Petronas Towers

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The Batu Caves, guarded by golden statues

Airlines that fly to Kuala Lumpur

If you want to take a trip to the capital of Malaysia, fly one-stop from Birmingham Airport with Emirates, Qatar Airways, KLM or Turkish Airlines.

Want to go further?

If you love spending time outdoors, check out Taman Negara. The 130 million-year-old rainforest has the world’s longest canopy walkway, mountains, caving and the chance to observe wildlife.  

A trip to Crab Island, also known as Pulau Ketam makes an enjoyable day-trip. Check out the local village and try the fresh seafood. 

 

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Want to know a secret?

Find Jalan Alor, which provides an alternative for street-eats. Do not miss the famous BBQ chicken wings at Wong Ah Wah. Make sure you visit before 6.30pm in order to secure seats easily, as there tends to be a huge crowd come dinner time! 

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