Travelers stopping at hotels in Kuala Lumpur know that this is the heartbeat of Malaysia. From the tallest twin towers in the world to inspired history, the combination of Malay, Chinese and Indian influence creates a melting pot like no other.. Visitors can go shopping on Petaling Street for the best bargains in reproduction fashion, and then go up the Petronas Twin Towers for a breathtaking view of the city from the sky bridge. To travel back to the past, they can catch a train at the 1910 Moorish-inspired Old Railway Station and the Sultan Abdul Samad building.
Kuala Lumpur sets Chinese neighborhoods right next to Malay and Indian ones while in addition, international tourists add their own spice to this cultural mix. Hotel guests at the Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur can enjoy being right at the center of it all during the day while they are exploring, and then retire to calm and luxurious accommodations during the evenings. Kuala Lumpur neighborhoods are connected by a very good public transportation system, and the areas around the Central Business District, such as the Golden Triangle, Petaling Street and Brickfields (also known as Little India), are mostly within walking distance. Negotiating the entire city, however, usually requires a taxi ride or using the Kuala Lumpur Rapid Transit train. Of course, for those travelers on a budget there are other hotels in the City Centre district that provide just a little less luxury, but quality rooms nonetheless. Visitors on a budget might try Quality Hotel City Centre Kuala Lumpur, which is a bit further away from the major attractions, but close to the convention center, and within easy striking distance of everything Kuala Lumpur has to offer. Whatever Kuala Lumpur hotels the visitor chooses, the city shines bright before him.
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is located to the northwest of the city, and contains an underwater park beneath the center. In 2015 it will host the 127th IOC Session to select the location for the 2022 Olympics.
There are many wonderful options in Kuala Lumpur for good food – from Malaysian, to Chinese, to Indian, and Nepalese. The Malaysian coconut rice specialty of Nasi Lemak is available throughout Kuala Lumpur, and one of the best locations is at Village Park Restaurant, in Damansara Uptown.
The focal point of Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Twin Towers sit at the center of the city. Lines form early to purchase tickets to go up the towers to the Sky Bridge.
The best part of shopping in Kuala Lumpur is wandering around the city finding small out-of-the-way shops. To find the larger malls, one of the best is Bukit Bintang, the premier district in the city. For bargain-hunters and souvenir-seekers Petaling Street is the home to small street stalls and cheap reproductions of fashion name brands.
Residents of Kuala Lumpur, and of Malaysia in general have a love affair with motorsports. The Sepang International Circuit near the KL International airport is worth checking out.