Bustling Petaling Street is the main thoroughfare of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown. The street is effectively one long market which specializes in counterfeit clothes, watches and shoes. It sets up mid-morning and is busy until almost dawn with locals and tourists haggling for cheap wares.
Petronas Twin Towers
A highlight of a trip to Kuala Lumpur the views from the skybridge at Petronas Twin Towers are amazing day and night. Each morning 1,700 passes are distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis to visitors who want to visit the skybridge. The floor plan is based on the Islamic eight-pointed star and the five sections of the skyscraper reflect the five-pillars of Islam.
Museum of Islamic Arts
The stunning Islamic Arts Museum houses over 7,000 artifacts relating to Islamic Art and is worth visiting for the architecture of the building alone. The objects range from porcelain, jewelery and weaponry to a large-scale replica of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, the world’s largest mosque.
K L Tower Revolving Restaurant
A private option to dine in style at the top of Asia's tallest tower, the KL Tower. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner while soaking up the breathtaking panoramic view of the night lights of Kuala Lumpur.
Impeccable Merdaka Square - or Dataran Merdeka - was a cricket ground in colonial times. The cricket ground was overlooked by the Royal Selangor Club which housed a club for the colonial rulers. When independence for Malaysia was declared it was here that the Union Jack flag was lowered and the Malay flag was first raised. The flag still flies on a massive flagpole on the edge of the square.
The colorful enclave of Little India is filled with the sounds and scents of India. Bright bangles and trinkets glitter from stalls and the scents of sandalwood and cumin fill the air. Fantastic Indian dishes are on offer at roadside stalls, Indian breads like chappati and paratha and snacks like Idli and stringhoppers.
Kuala Lumpur's Bird Park is the largest park of its type in the world with 20 acres of free-flight aviary for the birds to enjoy. Around 3,000 birds live in the park from the small and vibrantly colored parrots to the impressive Indian Blue Peacock with its magnificent 5 foot long tail.