Kuala Lumpur is a city packed with things to do and see. The
capital is split into districts, with the most famous making up the
Golden Triangle, where the primary shopping and nightlife areas can
be found. The capital is relatively young, dating to the late 19th
century when grand colonial buildings were erected. The modern
capital quickly flourished, and the city became home to the world's
tallest twin skyscrapers, an icon of 21st century architecture.
If you can stand the heat, the city is best explored on foot; if
not just to soak up city life but also to stay away from the
relentless road traffic, spread across six lanes in some parts.
Stroll the markets and barter with the dealers in Chinatown for an
antique, or head to one of the slick megamalls to drift amongst the
halls of designer shops. If you're searching for culture, you'll
find an injection of colour in the mosques and temples, belonging
to the local Chinese, Indian and Malay communities.
Foodies can eat their way through Kuala Lumpur, a melting pot of
Asian culture and tradition. The city is home to a huge diversity
of cuisine, from local to familiar. Try an authentic dish at a
local eatery, dinner with a view at one of the chic sky scrapers,
or head to the street markets and put your taste buds to the test
with some deep fried chicken feet.