Kuala Lumpur trip
The capital started humble as a tin-mining shanty town and has evolved into a 21st-century metropolis, where you will find the tallest skyscrapers in Southeast Asia and flush with proceeds of international trade and commerce.
Kuala Lumpur has faced its share of challenges but nothing has yet succeeded in suppressing the determination of the locals to make KL – and the country as a whole – a leader among the Asian tiger economies.
The marketing slogan for the Malaysian tourist board says ‘truly Asia’ and this stands very true in the capital, Kuala Lumpur being a truly Asian cyber-city.
Historic temples and mosques can be seen alongside space-age towers and shopping malls, with traders’ stalls piled high with pungent durians and counterfeit DVDs alongside coffee shops where people sip a cappuccino and check their e-mail on the smartest of smartphones.
One of the most striking thing about Kuala Lumpur – especially from the point of view of a visitor from the West – is the remarkable cultural diversity that it sports. The capital has ethnic Malays, Chinese prospectors, Indian migrants and British colonials all blended together to carve the city out of the virgin jungle, and each group has left its own indelible mark upon the capital.
Kuala Lumpur’s eating, shopping and nightlife are undeniable highlights of any visit to the capital, but nobody should restrict themselves to that. There are numerous parks and monuments dotting the city’s landscape and surroundings so you can also make day trips when you have enough of the urban hustle and bustle.
Obviously one of the best ways of exploring this capital is with the help of some Kuala Lumpur car rental services.