Kuala Lumpur: City Meets the Jungle

The dynamic capital of Malaysia that will keep you wide eyed and ready to explore is Kuala Lumpur. The official language of Malaysia is Malay but if you don’t speak Malay you can get around great with both Mandarin and English well too. It is sprawling and has a vast array of sites to see, an incredible variety of food from the most gourmet to the most delicious street food, and shopping that never stops.

For example, the iconic Patronas twin towers are the tallest twin towers in the world with a skybridge connecting the two with a huge mall at its base (Kuria KLCC) and surrounded by a beautiful park with lakes, walkways, and more green space than can be filled. If nature is more your thing then the Batu caves just outside the city will have you in awe. The vast network of caves is also a Hindu religious site with the world’s tallest statue of the Hindu deity murugan. It is more than just a religious site however boasting lots of monkeys, watch your belongings, and cave dwelling creatures that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

If it is theme parks you want then look no further than the world famous Sunway Lagoon with 6 parks in one. You will find some of the most thrilling water rides you have ever seen, an extensive assortment of exotic animals from around the world and thrills and spills in the Extreme Park as you try activities like go-karting, kayaking, archery, bungee jumping, paintballing, and soar through the skies on the flying fox zipline.

If luxury is for you then look no further than Bukit Bintang where you will find every shopping destination you can dream of and all of the name brands you need. If you are looking for a more traditional shopping experience then the Central Market is the place for you with more local goods, arts and crafts and things that showcase Malaysia’s cultural and ethnic diversity. Kuala Lumpur being located in a tropical climate, it is only natural that there would be tropical rainforest in the city, right?

KL Forest Eco Park is unique to say the least and if you need some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city then this is certainly a fit. Walk the trails of virgin jungle, and enjoy the sounds of many bird species, monkeys and and array of wildlife, none of which will harm you. You can also take the canopy walk through the tops of the jungle over bridges and walkways with a different view and experience altogether. If you see enough of Kuala Lumpur you will experience the third world and the first world all in one, and one thing is for sure, you will not be bored. Lastly, try not to be a picky eater in KL because it has some of the best food in the world! Welcome to Kuala Lumpur!