One of the world's top 10 most visited cities, Kuala Lumpur (KL), is increasingly becoming a preferred holiday destination among Nepali tourists. Multi-culturalism has not only made the capital of Malaysia a gastronomical paradise but it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals. Rich in cultural diversity, the country is celebrating this year as — 'Year of Festivals 2015' with a long list of events to showcase their cultural and festive charm. For a holiday full of surprises, eclectic cultures and natural wonders, Malaysia could be your perfect holiday destination. And if you are wondering what all you can do there, here’s a list of what’s on offer at KL. Aerial view Petronas Twin Tower, pride of KL, stands tall and bold at the heart of the city. This unique tower with its own peculiar features alone attracts millions of tourists. This tower along with KL Tower provides a 360-degree aerial view of the city with sights of other skyscrapers and planned urbanisation of the city. However, observing these towers from ground at night while the lights are on demands a special mention as it makes you realise the glory of this man-made marvel. Sightseeing The city is progressively moving ahead with the development of futuristic mega structures but at the same time, it has managed to preserve its aesthetic natural beauty with greenery and artificial rivers. From a landlocked country, Nepal, visiting Aquaria KLCC for me was a special treat as I got to closely observe the incredible bio-diversity of marine life. Batu Cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside Nepal, dedicated to Lord Murugan, where the Hindu festival of Thaipusam is celebrated with great pomp and show. Shopping hub Kuala Lumpur can be termed as one of the premier shopping destinations in Southeast Asia which offers extravagant luxury malls, stores and street-side stalls. Be it international clothing brands, electronic goods or anything else, shopping in this city will never disappoint you as KL offers a variety of choices with a wide price bracket. Pavillion, Suria KLCC and Sungei Wang Plaza are some of the most popular shopping malls in the city. If you are a shopaholic, the best time of the year to visit is during the Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival which begins from June 27 to August 31. Gastronomical paradise KL offers the most diverse variety of food from all over the world. Indulge in gourmet cuisine created by chefs in designer restaurants, or sample goodies found practically bursting out of malls, storefronts and side street hawker stalls. Much of Malaysia’s food is spicy by western standards, but really not overly so. ‘Baba Nyonya’ makes you fall in love with Malaysian food while cendol could be one of your new favourite dessert.
Published: 03:20 pm Apr 09, 2015