To some, Kuala Lumpur is a shopping destination with stylish malls and international brands. It’s a city of skyscrapers and one of the few public transport monorails on earth. Home to one of the most impressive and once-tallest buildings on earth. But there’s more to it.
I wanted to present you with as many sides of Kuala Lumpur as I could. While many overland southeast Asian backpackers wiz through KL, a little exploration may prove rewarding. While it certainly doesn’t have the sights of Bangkok, if you travel down the Malay Peninsula, chances are you’ll wind up in Kuala Lumpur for a few days. Give the city some effort. And don’t forget to try the most delicious Malaysian foods!
The Many Faces of Kuala Lumpur
There are a plethora of high end hotels in Kuala Lumpur at excellent prices. Most are conveniently located in the “new” downtown area where high rises, trendy restaurants, and fancy malls have taken over. Kuala Lupur is a city fashioning itself anew in the twenty-first century.
For over a decade Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it. He founded the GoMad Nomad Travel Mag in 2009 to share inspiration and practical travel information with other independent travelers. He blogs at BohemianTraveler.com. Follow him on Instagram and Facebook.