With over 1.7 million people, Kuala Lumpur is the capital and biggest city of Malaysia. When it comes to asian megalopolis, the few words that usually come to mind are: polluation, messiness, noisiness, dirtiness and conflicts. Kuala Lumpur is none of that! Malay, Indian, Chinese and Indian communities share this highly developed but peaceful environment.
Kuala Lumpur is straight out from a science-fiction movie: a futurist architecture, an amazing transportation infrastructure, hundreds new generation skyscrapers, multiple religions living in peace and a minimum noise and air pollution. As if that were not enough, it is one of the greenest big city I have ever seen! It is the symbol of Malaysia’s economic ambition. It should be an inspiration to the world!
Staying in Chinatown district is a great way to get an affortable accomodation. It is situated within walking distance of all the points of interest. In the North East part of Kuala Lumpur, you might want to explore the Chinatown district, the Katsuri Walk, the Bukit Bintang Walk, the Kampung Baru area, the KLCC park and the Heli Lounge Bar to enjoy a great view of both the city and the Petronas towers!
The North West part of Kuala Lumpur is home to several mosques such as Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad or Majsid Negara. A little bit further away, you will find both the famous Merdeka Square and the Orchid Garden.
Down to the the South West part of Kuala Lumpur, you can explore the amazing Brickfields from the Little India district as well as the KL sentral area.