Standing tall at a height of close to 452 metres, this 88-storey twin structure is Kuala Lumpur's crown jewel. No matter when you go to KL, the Petronas Twin Towers is a sight to behold. Inspired by Tun Mahathir Mohamad's vision for Malaysia to be a global player, this international icon built by master architect Cesar Pelli, embodies the nation's hopes and aspirations. The design of the twin towers is also noteworthy; the interior motifs are deeply reflective of local art and craft, while the stainless steel and glass combine beautifully as Islamic patterns.
Chan See Shu Yuen Temple
Opening hours: Tues - Sunday 9.00 am - 9.00 pm (last admission: 8:30pm) Location: Close to KLCC Station (KJ10) Telephone : +603 2331 8080Chan See Shu Yuen Temple Located at the southern end of Jalan Petaling, Chan See Shu Yuen Temple is one of the largest and oldest surviving Buddhist temples in Malaysia. Built in the late 1800s to early 1900s, the Chan See Shu Yuen temple has the typical open courtyard, symmetrical pavilions and kwang-tung roof that remains beautifully carved until today. Additionally, the interior design of the main temple has pillars with historical scenes and mythical creatures being painted on them. Initially, the Chan See Shu Yuen temple started out as a clan house for families with the surnames Chen, Chan or Tan.
If you are looking for a place where you can enjoy your sunny afternoon, why not head down to Central Market Kuala Lumpur? Built in 1928, Central Market started out as a wet market but has evolved into a bustling handicrafts outlet. As one of the most popular tourist attraction, Central Market is now a place where the city's artistic community is at and it also acts as a platform for showcasing the rich Malaysian culture, art and craft. Under its magnificent art-deco structure which houses over 300 shops, you will find yourself spending your whole afternoon there perusing the local handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs, collectibles. Additionally, behind the main building, there is an Illusion 3D Art Museum, Art House Gallery as well as the Central Market Art Lane that showcases local art.
KL Forest Eco Park
Formerly known as the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the KL Forest Eco Park is one of the oldest permanent forest reserves in Malaysia. Having been gazetted as a permanent forest reserve in the early 1900s, it holds the significant status as the only natural rainforest located in the centre of Kuala Lumpur. Located just beside the Menara KL Tower, an iconic building of KL, this forest reserve covers an area of approximately 9 hectares and it serves as a home to monkeys, small mammals as well as flora and fauna. Visitors can escape from the humdrum of daily life and immerse themselves in nature; you can expect to see a wide variety of trees, herbs and creepers in the KL Forest Eco Park.
Changkat Bukit Bintang
Refurbished buildings that used to be pre-war, colonial shop-houses, now turns into upmarket pubs and restaurants – most of which serves western food, located right behind Jalan Bukit Bintang is Changkat Bukit Bintang. Dining options in Changkat Bukit Bintang is seemingly endless with wide variety of gastronomic delights available. As soon as nightfall, the whole street comes alive with lights and sound of music all around. Looks of the sober restaurants metamorphose into buzzing joints, with people all around enjoying themselves, drinking and chattering. An avenue for all foodies and nightlife lovers.
Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall
Kuala Lumpur is well known as an international shopping haven. There are more than eight large shopping centres ranging from the ultra exclusive Starhill Gallery and the newly-erected trendy Fahrenheit 88 to the downmarket Sungei Wang Plaza and gadget haven Low Yat Plaza located within the Bukit Bintang area.
Starhill Culinary Studio At Bukit Bintang
Many tourists will find that Malaysia has a proud but, underappreciated culinary heritage. Quite a number of people would like to recreate the wonderful meals they have tried for their friends and family to enjoy back home. If this sounds like you, then the Starhill Culinary Studio at upmarket Starhill Gallery should be recorded as one of the must go places in your list. Starhill Gallery is a one-stop centre for those seeking indulgence and memorable experiences while in the city.
Chef Wai, YTL’s Corporate Executive Chef, heads the teaching forces behind Starhill Culinary Studio. He teaches his classes with energy, flair, and vast knowledge starting from food preparation tips such as how to properly handle the kitchen utensils to knowledge of herbs. You’ll not only learn how to cook, but also how to do it like a pro chef.
Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve
Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is one of the oldest permanent forest reserves in the country. If you love to blend into nature, don’t miss this 100-year-old forest reserve. It covers an area of approximately 11 hectares and is the only remaining tropical rainforest in the heart of the city.
Located right in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur city, beside the famous Petaling Street is Jalan Alor, a well-known food street in Kuala Lumpur. Hustling and bustling activities starts right after the sun sets, a street synonymously with good food. Despite having some of the best culinary delights Malaysia has to offer, the row and rows of hawker stalls by the road remain cheap and affordable for all that visits this unique food destination