Malaysia

Petronas Twin Towers

Beautiful You Holidays provide cosmetic plastic surgery health care packages in Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia. It is approximately 5400 miles northwest from Auckland, so your clocks go 4 hours back on your arrival in Kuala Lumpur, or “KL” as it is locally known. It is Malaysia´s capital and hub; a huge, bustling, cosmopolitan city that is the business heart of the nation with an estimated 1.6 million as of 2010.

Kuala Lumpur’s ethnic diversity is part of the attraction, with Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultures melting together on the tropical streets. Tourism is Malaysia’s third largest source of income and is the ninth most visited country in the world. The majority of these tourists come from the neighbouring countries of Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, however tourists from the UK, Australia and New Zealand are also frequent visitors to Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur has a wealth of attractions including the voluminous Petronas Twin Towers (pictured), which stand at a height of 452m (1483ft), amongst the tallest buildings in the world. From the viewing level of the Towers the city unfolds with its old mosques and ramshackle buildings, contrasting with the gleaming skyscrapers that have sprouted as Malaysia has become one of the regional economic powerhouses.

Things to do in Kuala Lumper

Shopping

Pavilion and KLCC are top end Malls with all the designer shops like Gucci and Chanel and international chains like Zara and Gap.

Chinatown night markets – The most famous night market in Kuala Lumpur is the one in Chinatown, along Petaling Street. Here you can find many shops selling clothing, bags, shoes, accessories, sunglasses, blue rays, souvenirs and much more. Night markets can be found all throughout Kuala Lumpur. Some of the markets only take place on a certain day of the week. Another popular market is the Central Market where you can find all kinds of things. The Central Market lies within walking distance of Chinatown and also nearby Merdeka Square. From RapidKL station Pasar Seni it is only a five-minute walk to the Central Market.

Sungei Wang is a one of the more popular shopping centre situated in the Bukit Bintang area of Kuala Lumper.As Sungei Wang is not your typical mall with high ceilings and big stores; some might get a bit claustrophobic because of the many cramped alleys with shops. Sungei Wang has everything imaginable. It is well known for its range of specialty shops, which include locally made clothes shoes and electronics.

Low Yat Plaza is Malaysia’s’ largest IT lifestyle mall. If you can’t find your electronics or IT products here it probably doesn’t exist

Other must see places

Batu Caves

Batu Caves – The Batu Caves are an iconic and popular tourist attraction in Selangor. This is the site of a Hindu temple and shrine, attracting thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam.

A limestone outcrop located just north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves has three main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines.

The main attraction is the large statue in the entrance of the Hindu God, besides a steep 272 climb up its steps to finally view the stunning skyline of the city centre. This is also a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and scenes of Hindu Gods can also be seen in the Ramayana Cave, as well as monkeys frolicking around the caves.

Batu Caves is highly recommended and a place where you should not miss on your next visit to Malaysia

Aquaria KLCC

Aquaria KLCC – Nestled in the centre of the busy “Golden Triangle” of Kuala Lumpur and is within walking distance from the Petronas Twin Towers, Aquaria KLCC is a world class aquariumshowing over 5,000 different exhibits of animals and marine life in the Concourse Level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Bukit Bintang – Bukit Bintang is the shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is the heart of KL. It encompasses Jalan Bukit Bintang and its immediate surrounding areas.

Sri Mahamariammam Temple–in 2010 the temple is looking great after its once-every-12-years repaint and repair, this respected Hindu shrine is the oldest in Malaysia. It was founded in 1873. Flower vendors crowd the entrance and the temple is crowned by a huge gopuram (temple tower) covered in colourful statues of Hindu gods. The locals leave flowers, incense, coconuts and strings of limes as offerings to Mariamman, the South Indian mother goddess, an incarnation of Durga.

An idol from the temple is paraded to Batu Caves in a silver chariot during the Thaipusam festival in January or February each year. Non-Hindus are welcome but you have to leave your shoes at the entrance.

Petrona Towers – The towers are the epitomy of modern KL with theirgleaming stainless steel–clad towers. The towers are the headquarters of the national oil and gas company Petronas. The towers resemble twin rockets removed from an episode of Flash Gordon, they are the perfect symbol for the meteoric rise of the city from tin miners’ hovel to 21st-century metropolis.

The 88-storey twin towers were opened in 1998, and are nearly 452m tall, making them the seventh-highest built structures in the world (as of 2010).

Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple – Off Jln Syed Putra, this multilayered and highly decorative temple is one of the most visually impressive in Malaysia. It’s dedicated to the heavenly mother, Thean Hou. Her statue is in the centre of the main hall, with Kuan Yin (the Buddhist goddess of mercy) on her right and Shuiwei Shengniang (the goddess of the waterfront) to her left.

At the base of the temple are tourist restaurants and shops, and at the upper decks are great views.

To reach the temple, 3km south of the centre of town, take either a taxi or bus 27 or 52 from Klang bus station and then walk up the hill (ask to be dropped off near the temple). Alternatively take the monorail to Tun Sambanthan station, cross Jln Syed Putra using the overpass and walk up the hill.

Titiwangsa Lake Garden

Titiwangsa Lake Garden – There are a lot of activities you can do in the park which include horseback riding, kite flying, canoeing, boating, jogging and aqua biking. The park is located along the Jalan Tun Razak area, it is just walking distance from other tourist destinations such as the Istana Budaya and the National Art Gallery. A popular attraction in the Titiwangsa Lake Garden is the Restoran Nelayan, a floating restaurant serving seafood and freshly prepared local dishes.

How to get there: The Titiwangsa Lake Garden is a 10-minute walk from the Titiwangsa Monorail Station. Walk along the Jalan Tun Razak walking towards Istana Budaya and then turn left into Jalan Kuantan.

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