TRAVEL GEMS OF KUALA LUMPUR THAT YOU SHOULDN'T MISS

           As travel is slowly but surely reawakening this 2022, many have foreseen it as a golden opportunity to come together once again with family and friends. Whether it is to go on a holiday somewhere new or to relish the joys of familiar places, let this be the year you finally reconnect with your loved ones again to create new, deep, and meaningful memories around the world! The bigger question we have now is, where is it you plan to go first?

           If you are looking to travel in Southeast Asia, there is simply so much in store for everyone who travels to this part of the world, be it as a family, a group of friends, or with someone special. From vibrant castles and temples, majestic beaches, and rich cultural heritages, visiting this side of Asia truly is a place worth exploring over and over again. For first timers looking to experience something uniquely different yet exciting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia makes an exceptional destination to start.

            Kuala Lumpur, also popularly known as KL, is not just the largest city, but also the capital of Malaysia. While this bustling city offers a good mix of cultural landmarks and modern developments, there is so much more that meets the eyes of travellers when visiting KL. Here are some travel gems that you shouldn’t miss on your visit:

1. Marvel at the famous Petronas Towers

           

            Known to be one of Malaysia’s most iconic symbols, these towering twin giants stand over 452 meters (1,483 ft) tall, making it the tallest twin towers in the world. In fact, it’s really hard to miss these famous twin structures as they are almost visible in most parts of the city!

            Should you wish to spend a day here, there are a lot of activities that await its visitors, both young and old. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the capital city in Petronas’ spectacular observation deck on the 86th floor. If you are looking to buy souvenirs and more, the Petronas Towers houses one of KL’s popular high-end shopping malls, Suria KLCC, which contains over 300 boutiques, plus a 17-acre lush green space for you to explore, unwind, and relax in.

 

2. Go on a Street Food Tour at Chow Kit and Kampung Baru

           

              If you are curious on what Malaysian cuisine is all about, then you are in for a treat: you can experience some of the best street foods of Kuala Lumpur by going on a food trip at Chow Kit and Kampung Baru—where the love for local nightlife, food, and culture come alive.

             Have a taste of the country’s food and culture by visiting old and rising food markets, filled with delicious and unique delicacies for you and your loved ones to try and enjoy. Some popular Malaysian dishes you should definitely try are Nasi Lemak (fatty or oily fried rice), Malaysian Satay (Barbecued meat served with peanut sauce), and Rendang Ayam (rich caramelized chicken curry). After all, you can’t say you’ve been to Malaysia without trying these local favorites!

3. Go on a shopping spree in the city

             

             Kuala Lumpur is a haven for shopaholics all over the world. In fact, Malaysia is also home to one of the top 10 world’s biggest shopping malls–1 Utama! Just like it’s neighboring countries in Southeast Asia, you can find yourself mall hopping, browsing through goods, and enjoying exciting deals in shopping centers and street markets in every other corner of Bukit Bintang.

             If you are looking to shop for some unique and artsy pieces or souvenirs, we recommend visiting the iconic Central Market. Inside this mall, you will find a selection of shops selling local arts and crafts related products like paintings, souvenirs, carvings, and batik prints, which would make perfect gifts for you and your loved ones back home.

4. Take a day trip to Batu Caves

             

             If you have a day to spare for sightseeing outside KL, travelling to Batu Caves makes a great getaway from the city. It is by far the most accessible and popular day trip destination from Kuala Lumpur as it is only a 15km ride away. Batu Caves is a limestone hill surrounded by a series of caves and temples located in Gombak. It is also one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. You may also strike a pose at Batu Caves’ instagram-worthy rainbow colored steps that lead you to the biggest cave in the complex!

             Come together with your loved ones and make Malaysia part of your upcoming getaways this 2022! Visit our website at www.rci.com to begin planning ahead and gain access to over 600,000+ world-class affiliated hotels, resorts, and more.


Come together with your loved ones and make Malaysia part of your upcoming getaways this 2022.
Here are some of our recommended Resorts for your 2022 Malaysia getaway.

KL Plaza Suites
2869
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA ​

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Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort
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SELANGOR, MALAYSIA

Citin Seacare Hotel Pudu by Compass Hospitality
RL18
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA ​


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