“One of three Malaysian Federal Territories and the capital of Malaysia. Land of wonderful religious that waiting for traveler around the world come to explore. ”
Founded in the mid to late nineteenth century, Kuala Lumpur began it’s life as a small town at the merging of two rivers, the Gombak and the Klang. The name literally translates to “Muddy confluence” –a reference to how these two, often very muddy rivers thanks to the monsoons, merge. However, it was not long after that the Chinese community which had already established quite a hold on the sub-continent, began to administer the city. Towards the late nineteenth century, the British took rule during their colonial conquest campaign of Southeast Asia. In 1880, Kuala Lumpur became capital of British rule on the peninsula, and despite several uprisings and attempted arsons, the city stood firm with the help of the British, the Sultans and the Chinese. In April 1946, Malaysia gained independence after a Japanese occupation.
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The Petronas Twin Towers of Kuala Lumpur are no doubt the city’s signature tourist attraction and architectural wonder. Once the tallest buildings in the world, these two 88 storey building are still listed as the world’s tallest twin structure. If you visit Kuala Lumpur, you must visit the Petronas Twin Towers.
Islamic Arts Museum Arguably one of the best collections of Islamic decorative art in the entire world, this is a must do for anyone passing through Kuala Lumpur, even for those who don’t usually enjoy frequenting museums. Housing more than seven thousand artefacts, the Islamic Arts Museum is home to a wide range of art, from tapestries to ceramics, ancient Quranic manuscripts and some of the most magnificent jewellery, coins, armour and clothing known to man.
With items from the Middle East and Asia, this museum puts an emphasis on the artwork and decorations that were made in Asia, by Asian Muslims, from Indian, Chinese and Southeast Asian heritage. New exhibitions are on display each month so there is always something new and astounding to see every time you visit.
Pavilion Shopping Mall For those looking for haute couture shopping – then this is your Mecca. The Pavilion Shopping Mall located along Jalan Bukit Bintang is more than your average shopping mall. Offering a wide range of stores, the mall helps locals and tourists alike keep up-to-date with the fashion trends of tomorrow and give all who walk though it’s doors a feeling of true extravagance in every corner.
Suria KLCC Shopping Mall As mentioned before, the Suria KLCC Shopping Mall is located directly under the iconic Petronas Twin Towers – Kuala Lumpur’s most famous of tourist destinations. Just like most malls in the heart of the city, the Suria KLCC Shopping Mall is home to hundreds of haute couture stores offering a wide range of high-end and boutique shopping opportunities. Whether you plan to buy something or not, if you are visiting the Petronas Twin Towers, you must at least take a stroll around this absolutely glamorous mall. Expect to see over 50 top brands such as Massimo Dutti, Chanel, Coach, Banana Republic, Ed Hardy, Chakri Place, Louis Vuitton , Miu Miu and many more. Despite is modern design, the Suria KLCC still holds onto some of Europe’s more classic building designs, with marble flooring , exposed glass panels and huge arches leading to high ceilings.