Destination of the Week - Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s capital is not only the largest city in the country, it’s also the fastest growing. Home to the tallest set of twin towers in the world - the Petronas Towers - KL as it’s affectionately called is an impressive collection of cultures making it a hotspot for fashion, food and fun. Visit the Old City Center to get a glimpse of KL’s past and while you’re there, stop off at the top-rated National Museum and Islamic Arts Museum. If you’re looking to shop, visit the Suria KLCC mall at the base of the Petronas Towers for 5 floors of shopping bliss plus an indoor oceanarium, a science discovery center as well as Malaysia’s first concert hall, the Dewan Filharmonik and the Petronas Art Gallery. Shoppers may also want to head to the Golden Triangle in the Bukit Bintang district which rivals NYC’s 5th Avenue or Tokyo’s Ginza district. If you’re looking for something a bit more authentic, however, head to the Central Market, also known as Pasar Seni in Malay, which is a former produce-come-arts and crafts market.

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