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City of Lights and Sights

    

KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur

Soaring to 421m, and considered a main feature of the city skyline, the KL Tower is the world's fourth tallest communications tower.

To experience the exhilarating view from the KL Tower, you can go to the 335-metre high observation deck on a high-speed lift. From here, the city's eccentric architecture and lush greenery will be laid out before you.

On the top of the KL Tower is the Seri Angkasa revolving restaurant where you can sample an international bueffet spread while watching a continuosly revolving view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. At 400 metres above the sea level, this is one sight you do not want to miss.

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Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

The 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers, otherwise known as KLCC is the world's tallest twin structures. Located in the heart of the capital city, the crown of the Kuala Lumpur contains a complex of the office buildings, conference halls, a sprawling park and an upmarket shopping complex.

Strectching out to the one side of this architectural masterpiece is the spacious and beautifully landscaped KLCC Park. Other attractions at KLCC are Suria Shopping Complex, Petronas Philharmonic Hall, Petrosains Science Centre, Petronas Art Gallery and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, where The Aquaria Oceanarium is situated. Truly, a marvelous sight to behold for all travelers and local alike.

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Petaling Street Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

Petaling Street, the centre of Kuala Lumpur's original Chinatown, maintains much of its traditional atmosphere. While you can shop for anything from gems and incense to toys and t-shirts, the true allure of this night market is in wandering about and enjoying its sights, sounds and energy. Food is plentiful here with many scrumptious varieties to choose from.

At the end of Petaling Street, you can further explore the Chan See Shu Yuen Temple which dates back to 1906. The interior of this building features open courtyard pavillions, intricate carvings and paintings. On the exterior, the temple depicts elaborate glazed ceramic sculptures which grace the facade and roof ridges. Catch a sigh of the everlasting culture and tradition of the old town right here, right now.

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Central Market, Kuala Lumpur 

Located along Jalan Hang Kasturi, a few minutes away from Petaling Street, Central Market which was built in 1888 was originally a wet market. It has since been classified as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian culture and heritage.

Central Market is a one stop shopping centre for Malaysian products such as handicraftsm art, kebaya, songket, batik, and the wide variety of Malaysian cuisine. Not to forget, the colorful Malaysian Traditional Cultural and Arts events are now held at the Central Market Outdoor Stage. Central Market celebrates all the Traditional Festival of each race in Malaysia such as Hari Raya Festival, Chinese New Year Festival, Deepavali Festival, Punjabi Festival and lots more. A Cultural site that is bound to enrich your sense of sight.

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Bintang Walk, Kuala Lumpur 

The Bintang Walk, Kuala Lumpur is one of the most famous shopping centers in Malaysia. Equally crowded by tourists and denizens this shopping center, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur has become a haven for the tourists. Bintang Walk is a colorful and vibrant row of street-side cafes, restaurants and pubs.

The Bintang Walk, Kuala Lumpur stretches from Lot 10 Shopping Centre to the JW Marriot Hotel. At night this place is worth visiting. You will be spellbound to see the colorful and dazzling array of lights this area. In fact, this area regenerates with a new life and energy at night. You will find live performance of jazz music.

There are a number of famous restaurants and cafes here that serve hot and mouth watering delicacies. The outlets in the neighborhood include the Piccolo Mondo, which serves great pizzas. The well known Sunset Boulevard Cafe located outside the Planet Hollywood with its delicious desserts attracts a huge crowd. Then there is the DeliFrance, which is popular for its French pastries. This place is heaven for coffee buffs. there is a wide choice at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Starbucks, Austin Chase and DOME.

The colorful, lively and energetic Bintang Walk, Kuala Lumpur will surely please you. You will love the food, the coffee, the lights at night and the music here and think of revisiting this place again.

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Night Life in the City, Kuala Lumpur

With so many different cultures mixing together, the nightlife is anything but dull in Kuala Lumpur. Although Malaysia is a Muslim country, alcohol is freely available in the capital and the nightlife is one of the livelist in Asia. The legal drinking age in Kuala Lumpur is 21 years.

The main area of bars is in the Golden Triangle, where there are many European-style bars and nightclubs inside the luxury hotels. Bangsar, outside of the city centre, is an alternative to the city centre, with hald a dozen streets of bars and eating places packed with a younger crowd.

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Lake Garden, Kuala Lumpur

Taman Tasik Perdana, better known as the Lake Gardens, is the oldest and most popular park in Kuala Lumpur. It lies just on the edge of the city and used to be where the British elite built their fine homes in the colonial time.

Today, its landscaped hills and beautiful trails provide an escape for city dwellers out for a jog or some early morning t'ai chi. Its main attraction is the lake surrounded by lush greenery in a 92ha. (227 acres) parkland that provides a refreshing ambience.

Roam through the aviaries at the Bird Park and Butterfly Park. Or take a stroll through the beautiful Deer Park and Orchid Garden, which are all reachable either by foot or by regular shuttle buses. From the gardens, you can also visit other attractions such as the National Monument, the Planetarium and the Islamic Museum. Experience the sight of nature right in the middle of a bustling modern city.

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Scenic Putrajaya

Smart city in the garden, Putrajaya is located in the heart of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), the Malaysian government impressive new administrative seat. The landmark complex stretches over 11,320 acres and situated 25 km from Kuala Lumpur city centre. Putrajaya is named in honour of Malaysia first prime minister, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj in recognition of his invaluable contribution to the nation's independence.

Putrajaya is poised to be fully-integrated and self-contained city boasting the latest communication, transporation and infrastructure technologies, Putrajaya will provide a level of government machinery and efficiency geared to the new millennium and with a level of excellence in line with the nation goals in fulfilling its Vision 2020. 

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Fun on Genting Highlands

Depart with a relaxing 90 minutes drive through dense tropical vegetation before reaching the summit. This includes a short shop at the fascinating Chin Swee Caves Temple. Upon reaching the Highlands, visit the casino and join in the excitement. There is Blackjack, Keno, Roulette, French Bull, Tai Sai, Baccarat and slot machines. Also within the same complex is an amusement park, a 16-lane bowling alley, theatre and massage parlour. For a bird's eye view of the mountain, take a ride on the cable-car. Outside the casino complex, the atmosphere is altogether different. Designed for family fun, a beautifully landscaped lake takes centre stage. Enjoy a leisurely boat ride around the lake or take the kids on a mini train ride. Have fun on the antique and bumper cars. Depart back to Kuala Lumpur in the late afternoon.

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Batu Caves, Selangor 

Located 15km north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves is one of the most popular tourists attractions in Selangor. This famous destination draws people from all over the world during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. The complex consists of three big caves, including the main-temple cave which features ornate Hindu shrines. Scaling 272 cement steps leading up to the main-temple cave is one of the highlights of a visit to Batu Caves. Nearby is the Ramayana Cave where evocative scenes of Indian epic myths are artistically painted along its walls. This massive limestone hill is also a popular spot for rock climbing.

A 42.7m (140.09 fet high) high gold-painted statue of Lord Muruga stands at the entrance to the caves, having taken 3 years to construct. It is the tallest Lord Muruga statue in the world. A place of culture in the midst of natural wonders, Batu Caves is a must-see for all visitors to Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.


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Historical Malacca

Founded in 1403, the Sultanate of Malacca was once the greatest and most powerful empire and seaport in South East Asia. The Portuguese, Dutch and British ruled over Malacca's silk and spice trade. This rich heritage is evident in the unique mix of architectural styles. Visit the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia, the Dutch Stadhuys and walk through the ruins of St Paul's Church where St Francis Xavier was once buried. Malacca is also one of the birthplaces of the 'Baba' - a mix of Chinese and Malay cultures uniquely its own.

The orgins of the Baba Nyonya culture can be traced back to centuries ago when the Chinese emigrated from China to Malacca. The Chinese then married the local women and absorted their language and customs while maintaining their belief and culture. Their distinct blend of backgrounds, cultures and customs merged together harmoniously and became Baba Nyonya in "Peranakan" culture.

To have a better understand of their heritage in Malacca, it is worthwhile to pay a visit to the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum located at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock. The museum, which was renovated from there well-preserved townhouses is privately owned and run by local Baba Nyonya. The museum showcases valuable antiques such as hand-carved wooden furniture, precious dinnerware made of ceramics and their traditional costumes. It is another attraction not to be missed. Your visit to Malacca will not to be a complete one without knowing this multi-faceted culture. 

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Sunway Lagoon Experience 

The tours starts with a visit to Malaysia's very own leather & batik showroom. From here, you will proceed for a photo stop at the magnificient Petronas Twin Towers before heading to Sunway Lagoon. Spanning over 80 acres, this theme park draws fun seekers from all over with its reputation as a theme park boasting their own exciting attractions. It is guaranteed to bring you non-stop fun with lots of thrills, spills, laughter and excitement.

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