Caught in between diverse culture, the places to visit in Kuala Lumpur is astonishingly good. Discover its vibrant slices of past and present. Find mosque and temples at the end of a modern city. Admire a skyscraper, Petronas Twin Towers along with the traditional kopitiams (coffee house) serving local cuisine.
Enjoy the Petronas Twin Towers by night
Seeing the Petronas Twin Tower is a must, for most visitors when travelling to Kuala Lumpur. The 88-storey twin towers exhibits Malaysian culture and tradition. Islamic influences are evident within the arabesque patterns and the tower’s five tiers–reflecting the five pillars of Islam. Look down 170m at the Skybridge’s glass-walled connection corridor between the two towers. Capture the stunning city by night at the observation deck in the 86th floor.
Visit Islamic Arts Museum
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia exhibits impressive Islamic Arts from around the world. Vividly imagine the world’s best Islamic architecture through the stunning scale models of Islamic buildings. Find distinctive Islamic arts in textiles, carpets, jewellery and pottery inscribed with calligraphy. Look closely in the artifacts from the Middle East, China and India. Above the galleries, the ceilings are filled to the brim with intricate details.
Located at Jalan Lembah Perdana, Islamic Arts Museum is within the vicinity of the National Mosque, The Royal Malaysian Police Museum, National Planetarium, Tun Abdul Razak Memorial and the National Bird Park.
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia opens daily from 9:30am to 6pm including Malaysian Public Holidays except for Hari Raya Aidilfitri or also known as Eid Al-Fitr.
Eat and drink like a local
Tastes the diverse traditional and local cuisines influenced by Chinese, Indian, and Malay and eat like a local. Char kuey teow, a flat rice noodles tossed with egg, prawns, fish cake, and tapped with chicken or pork, a dark and light soy sauce, shrimp paste, and chili, works in wonder with a smokey flavour in every bite.
Indulge in Nasi Lemak, the unofficial national dish in Malaysia. Nasi Lemaks is rice cooked in coconut milk, topped with a variety of hard-boiled egg, peanuts, vegetables, chicken or beef curry, seafood and the chili sauce, sambal. Hawkers and kopitiam in Kuala Lumpur, also offers an authentic drink, Teh Tarik, a Malaysian pulled tea made with Chinese black tea, sugar, and condensed milk combined together with an Indian style of mixing chai.
Stay at The Gardens – A St Giles Hotel & Residences
Photo courtesy of The Gardens – A St. Giles Hotel & Residences
The Gardens – A St Giles Hotel & Residences, a modern and contemporary scene in a bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, is a great place to stay home away from home. The inviting room features modern spacious living with a far reaching view of the city. Taste the flavourful local and continental cuisine at The Spread Restaurant. Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar has re-opened with even more exciting menu of French and Japanese cuisine. This hotel is right on the renowned retail outlets and malls such as Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens Mall, and a 28-minute ride on KLIA Express Rail from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or 33 minutes from KLIA2; making The Gardens Hotel & Residences a top choice.
Whether you’re looking to spend a few days or planning to take a week, make the most of your trip by experiencing incomparable history only you can find by understanding the diverse and ancient culture that the Kuala Lumpur is.
Contact no.: 603 2268 1188
Address: The Gardens – A St Giles Hotel & Residences, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.