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Kuala Lumpur – @realrubenfrench

Kuala Lumpur – @realrubenfrench

“a glimpse of this city, and it makes you feel like there is nothing wrong with keeping your foot on the ground and reaching the heights of your imagination.”

Kuala Lumpur, also known as the KL is the capital of Malaysia. The words Kuala Lumpur literally means ‘muddy river confluence’ in Malay as it was found near the place where rivers intersect.

Kuala Lumpur has grown from a small sleepy Chinese tin-mining village to a bustling metropolis of 7 million in just 150 years. A cultural melting pot with some of the world’s cheapest 5-star hotels, boasting gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture, charming locals, great shopping, awesome food, and a myriad of nature’s wonders, this dynamic city has much to offer for every visitor.

The city comprises a mixture of modern and traditional architecture; such structures as glass-and-concrete skyscrapers, elegant mosques, Chinese shop-houses, squatter huts, and Malay stilt kampungs (villages) betray Western, Middle Eastern, East Asian, and local influences.

While its center along the embanked Kelang is heavily congested, its municipal area and suburbs are well planned. KL is widely recognized for various landmarks, including Petronas Twin Towers (the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers), Petaling Street flea market, and Batu Caves, which is over 400 million years ago.

Kuala Lumpur has a lot to offer when it comes to sights, but it is its delicious street food that KL is most famous for. KL is packed with hawker stalls that make freshly cooked dishes with lots of spices and flavors.

You can find food from all corners of Asia in Kuala Lumpur, as Malaysian food is influenced by its many immigrants and occupants over the years from India, China, Japan, England, Portugal, Thailand, and Indonesia.

The people of Kuala Lumpur are very friendly and speak excellent English. The city has a well-developed infrastructure when it comes to trains, monorail, metro, and buses, which makes it easy to get to the places well worth visiting in KL. The best time to visit Kuala Lumpur is from May to July, because the rest of the year, KL may experience floods and heatwaves especially from March to April when monsoon hits.

If you’re planning to visit the city of gleaming skyscrapers and authentic food, there are direct flights available from India to Kuala Lumpur. The currency of KL is Malaysian Ringgit MYR = 17.50 INR.

Kuala Lumpur is a must-visit destination. It is an eclectic and gorgeous hub of culture and class, a true gem of Southeast Asia.

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