Kuala Lumpur, or better known to the locals as KL, lies along the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is the heartbeat of Malaysia and serves as a cultural, commercial and transportation centre. This can be seen in the vast number of developments that have been cultivated in the past few years, and most of these can be found in KL.
For example, visitors will surely know of the Petronas Towers. When it was first completed in 1998, it was the world’s tallest building and offers one of the most spectacular views in the world. Visitors can travel to the 41st floor to the Skybridge where the two towers of the building connect. But as a warning to those who want to see the skyline from the highest point in the city – there is a set quota of visitors allowed per day, so a visit by 9am will be called for if they want to experience the spectacular views of one of the tallest buildings in the world.
Another factor that draws travellers from all over is the mosques. One of the most delightful of the many that can be seen in KL is the Masjid Jamek. Masjid Jamek was set in a grove of palm trees in 1907 where the tranquil onion domes and minarets of pink and cream make it a perfect place of worship. It is here where visitors to the city can experience the ultimate beauty of the city not only in the sense of the physical, but also in the rich cultural heritage it holds.
Another jump of time will see visitors visit the many world-class museums available in the city. While Europe is the place famous for a diverse range of offerings in museums, KL looks to be an up-and-coming on the list. The Islamic Arts Museum gives strangers to the local faith an insight into the culture, and all within the spacious and dazzlingly white domed building. The National Art Gallery also shows an offering of Malaysian culture with works by contemporary Malaysian artists displaying their works alongside fellow Asian and international art.