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Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is a city known for its diversity, where everyone and everything is celebrated with equal gusto. The city is a beautiful unison of many things; modern-day marvels as well as ancient roots. This kaleidoscopic place has so many things to do, like a trip to Bukit Bintang for some shopping or a night out, or the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park for a day of mad fun. There is also China Town and Little India, to explore the roots that the people of these two countries have put down here.
Being located in the center of the city, Bukit Bintang is the trendiest district of Kuala Lumpur. This famous tourist area also goes by the name of Starhill in Malay. It is also regarded as the entertainment and shopping hub of the city. It has shopping malls, nightclubs, all-day diners, five-star hotels, and a lot more. From enjoying some live music to club crawls and extravagant rooftop bars, this place is filled with things to do, for as long as you can.
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Located 15 km south west of Kuala Lumpur’s center is this amazing water park. The Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is an 80-acre theme park filled with water slides, dry-land slides, a man-made river, surfing beach etc. It has the world's largest surf beach. The theme park is divided into five different parts - water park, amusement park, extreme park, wildlife park and the scream park. Inclusive of attractions like ‘Night at a museum,’ it is filled with animals and other gigantic spirals. This place makes for a perfect day-out for everyone, filled with fun and thrill.
China Town is also known as Chee Cheong Kai, which means Starch Factory Street. If bargaining is your strength, this street is your heaven. From imitation goods to a variety of Chinese herbs, this is the place to get your hands on the best deals. This street shines with bright lights and little stalls. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in the city of Kuala Lumpur and is also deeply rooted in its oriental heritage. But if crowded places are a problem for you, it is best to skip this street.
Little India is a hot and happening street in Kuala Lumpur. The reason for its popularity has a lot to with its proximity to the KL Sentral station. As the name goes, it is a street full of Indian stores and restaurants. The places are run by people of Indian communities settled here. All things that are traditionally Indian can be found here, from its local delicacies to saris. It is one of the oldest Indian settlements in Kuala Lumpur and in 2009, the then Prime Minister announced the 'Brickfield' area to be officially named Little India. A lot of colours and Bollywood music should be expected here.
Jalan Masjid India
Like China town and Little India, Jalan Masjid is another community-driven locality. It is highly influenced and run by the Indian Muslim community in Kuala Lumpur. Its street market is filled with vivacious colours and accessories of all sorts. From jewellery to delicious food items to souvenirs, everything is on display. It brings out the best of all, especially during the month of Ramadan. During this month, it is advised to reach by late afternoon because the food might be over by evening when the fast breaks. Reaching here is a simple 5 minute walk from Masjid Jamek station.
From a simple wet market in 1928 to selling handicrafts in the 1980s, Central Market has seen much change over the years. Pasar Seni, as it is popularly called, is a famous landmark in the city. It mainly focuses on the artistic community of the city. It has been classified as a National Heritage Site. All diverse festivals are celebrated here with great enthusiasm. Many impromptu dances and singing performances are its specialty. The second floor has quite a few restaurants and serve a grand variety of Asian cuisine. Some of the best pieces of art in the city are available for purchase here.
Located near KLCC, this is the world’s largest aquarium. It is said to have over 150 marine species. It might take you a couple of hours to explore this place, but at the end, you will have seen thousands of freshwater marine creatures. The main highlights here are tiger sharks, blue rays, sea snakes, corals, seahorses, garfishes and piranhas. You might also come across some mysterious creatures like the electric eel. You can participate in the special fish-feeding on Mondays and Saturdays.
Jalan Alor is located within Bukit Bintang. This place is also called the food haven of the city with multiple varieties of Chinese cuisine. It's an air-conditioned strip, full of Chinese seafood eateries. Most of these are street-side hawkers with a few sets of plastic tables and chairs, making it a perfect yet cheap gastronomical experience. A large variety of dishes are available here, from chicken, meat and beef to noodles and sweet desserts. Their wok and shrimps are a specialty. Though the place has great road connectivity, a monorail is preferred to ride here.
Chow kit, also known as the Bazaar Baru Chow Kit, is located in the Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman. Being divided into two parts, the second half boasts of a local market. It is an exciting place, but not for the weak-hearted. The vendors are persistent and can be very manipulative. Bargaining here might require real skills. From spices to textile, everything is available here and it is the main marketplace for the Malay community.