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Five Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

What can I do in Kuala Lumpur while recovering from surgery?

Recovery from surgery can be a draining process. Not only do you have to be mindful of your sutures or wounds, but the anaesthetics and other drugs can make you feel lethargic. But you’re also on holiday – who wants to spend the entire time away lying on their bed in a hotel room? So here are five great things to do in Kuala Lumpur (KL) while you’re convalescing that don’t require strenuous activity:

1. Pudu Market:
Pudu Market Pudu Market is a “wet market” – a produce market – so you’ll find a wide range of tropical fruits, exotic meats and vegetables. Even durian, if you’re game enough to try it! Pudu Market is full of joie de vivre, and is a must-do for any visitor to KL. Wander around and soak it in or get involved – it’s up to you. Just to be on the safe side, we’d suggest you thoroughly wash any produce youpurchase before consuming it.

Tip: Haggling is customary, so don’t be afraid to try! You’ll surely be competent in no time at all, butremember to take cash.

2. Jalan Alor:
Jalan Alor Kuala Lumpur is a cultural melting pot of South East Asian cultures – so there’s a diverse and delicious range of cuisines. Jalan Alor is the place to head if you’re looking for street food vendors, with a range of simple and adventurous options to suit any taste. However, while you’re recovering from surgery we suggest you take care when eating street food – when choosing a street food vendor it’s best practice to purchase from the busier stalls. A greater turnover means the food is likely to be fresher – so there’s less risk of
suffering from food poisoning.

3. Petronas Twin Towers:
Petronas Twin Towers Standing 451.9m and 88 storeys tall, the Petronas Twin Towers dominate the skyline of KL. The skybridge that links the two towers is also the world’s highest two-storey bridge, doubling as a spectacular viewing platform. It really is worth the vertigo, and only a 41 second trip on an elevator With a glass and steel facade but a traditionally-inspired interior, the building reflects Malaysia’s economic aspirations while paying homage to its cultural identity.

4. Masjid Jamek:
Masjid Jamek economic aspirations while paying homage to its cultural identity. Kuala Lumpur is filled with stunning heritage buildings, and not least among them is the Masid Jamek – one of the oldest mosques in KL. It was build on the site of the first Malay burial place and designed by British architect Arthur Benison Hubback in the Moorish style. Hubback was also involved in designing the Sultan Abdul Samad Building across the Gombak River – another colonial building worth a visit. Make sure you’re wearing conservative clothing if you do go to see it, as a sign of respect for the Muslim faith.

5. Vila Manja Day Spa:
Vila Manja Day Spa What better way to convalesce than to spoil yourself! Vila Manja offers a range of treatments – massage therapy, bath and body treatments, hair, face, hands and foot therapies. It often has promotions and spa packages so you can have several treatments while you’re there. Vila Manja offers a wonderful place for a few hours or a day’s worth of relaxation and rest, right in the heart of KL.

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