Kuala Lumpur / Kuala Selangor

Kuala Lumpur – What to see

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and possesses skyscrapers, colonial architecture and many natural attractions. The city is divided into several districts. Its main point is called the Golden Triangle, which includes Bukit Bintang (cultural heart), KLCC and Chinatown. Kuala Lumpur offers many monuments, such as the Petronas Twin Towers, the flea market of Petaling Street and the Batu Caves, which are more than 400 million years old. There are a lot of expansive shopping malls such as Pavilion KL and Suria KLCC, with a wide range of the most luxurious brands from around the world. You must also visit the Aquarium, which is home for more than 150 species of marine animals.

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Kuala Selangor is a small village northwest of Kuala Lumpur, located along the river Selangor. After dark, you can observe flying fireflies. It is said to be one of the largest colonies of fireflies in the world. A guide will guide you to the place, where you can get a boat, sail on the river and watch thousands of fireflies. Fireflies “dance” around trees along the Selangor River, forming a symphony of light in mangrove swamps. It is one of the most remarkable appearances of Mother Nature.

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Kuala Lumpur – Transportation

Kuala Lumpur is a bustling city with heavy traffic. An extensive network of buses, trains and taxis makes it easy to travel around the city. The railway goes all the way to Thailand and Singapore. The best and very cheap form of transport is by taxi, using the Grab application. The main crossings are often crowded, but if you are already in the city centre, most attractions can be reached on foot. Although public transport in Kuala Lumpur is lively, prices are reasonable. We recommend to avoid taxis and buses in the morning and late in the evening, you are likely to get stuck in traffic jams for a while.

Kuala Lumpur – Food and drinks

Kuala Lumpur offers a variety of gastronomic delights – with thousands of food stalls, cafes and restaurants serving a variety of delicacies. Jalan Alor is a famous alley, there you can find many stalls and restaurants where you can eat. This alley has literally become a food paradise. The best culinary specialities that Malaysia has to offer are not in overpriced restaurants, but right on the street. Another place for gourmets, is definitely Tapak Urban Street Dining, a community of food trucks that offers a variety of amazing food. From heavy meals to small snacks, tea or ice cream, you will find anything there.

Malaysian cuisine consists of culinary traditions and reflects the multiculturalism of its population. Traditional dishes are e.g. Nasi kandar, rice with roasted vegetables and fried chicken in a spicy sauce. Roti canai, a delicious Indian-style bread served with curry sauce. Another famous dish is Hokkien Mee, noodles in black sauce with pieces of pork and cabbage. Teh Tarik or pulled tea is a tea mixed with condensed milk and considered to be the national drink of Malaysia. Because of religion, you can’t buy alcohol everywhere. But some restaurants and supermarkets offer it for tourists. Food in Malaysia is generally cheap and tasty and definitely worth tasting.

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