The largest city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is also its capital and the seat of Parliament. The dynamic city has hosted many international sporting, political and cultural events after the 1990's. It was also host to the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the Formula One World Championship. Kuala Lumpur has some of the finest five star hotels and shopping joints of the world, which make it a major tourist attraction in Malaysia. Read on to know more about the city and its major attractions.
Kuala Lumpur Attractions
Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)
Kuala Lumpur City Centre is the commercial centre situated at the heart of the city. It includes the Petronas Twin Towers, the Suria KLCC Shopping Mall, a park, a 5-star hotel and some major offices.
Chinatown (Petaling Street)
Chinatown, also known as 'Chee Cheong Kai', used to be a tapioca-producing suburb, which is now home to a variety of Chinese products, ranging from herbs and dry goods to toys and clothes.
As the name suggests, Little India is a short stretch of Indian shops, located along the Masjid India Street, which is near Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman. Shops in Little India sell traditional Indian goods and eatables.
Kampung Baru is the oldest Malay residential area in Kuala Lumpur. Founded in 1899, it is just about 10 minutes away from the Chow Kit Market. The area has traditional Malay wooden houses in contrast to the high-rise concrete structures of the rest of the city.
The Batu Caves are to be found in the northern part of Kuala Lumpur. It is a predominantly religious site, which is considered sacred by the Hindus. The main cave has a few altar and statues.
The Parliament Building
The Senate and Parliamentary Committee of Malaysia sit and discuss bills in the Parliamentary building, which was built in 1959. The hallway inside the building is adorned with portraits of past Sultans and Prime Ministers.