Kuala Lumpur

One and a half centuries ago, Kuala Lumpur was a tiny and mostly unremarkable settlement of tin miners. Since that time however, it has become a highly developed Asian megalopolis, and its country’s key political, financial, and trading hub. The economic importance of Kuala Lumpur in the region is inferior only to Singapore, a status that has led to the Malay capital being listed among the most frequently visited cities in the world. Kuala Lumpur attracts ever growing amounts of travelers from all over the world, with its truly iconic kaleidoscopic look and feel, which resembles a picture by an avant-garde artist more than the creation of an architect. Moreover, with its peculiar past and fabulous present, mysterious Oriental charm and western technical progress, different languages and religions, the city of Kuala Lumpur represents vividly boiling cauldron, a true melting pot and a wonderful tourist attraction. Despite global modernization, the city has preserved its unique identity, the main signature of which is a harmonic interweaving of three very rich cultures: Malay, Chinese and Indian.

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August 31

Hari Merdeka

On August 31st, 1957, the British banner was lowered and the independent Malaysia’s national flag was hoisted on the Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur. Since then, every year on the last August day, the country celebrates the Hari Merdeka – anniversary of the independence – in a big way. It is Malaysia’s main holiday that is loved and respected by all local residents. Vivid theatrical processions, concerts of local artists and colorful parades, various shows and street fairs are organized throughout the city on the Independence Day. The culmination of the festivities is traditional morning parade, on which the royal family, the prime-minister and many Malay prominent figures are present. The holiday ends with a splendid firework.

March 10

International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (My Balloon Fiesta)

The International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (My Balloon Fiesta), which was formerly held in Putrajaya, is now in Kuala Lumpur to bring joy and fun to thousands of its guests and the locals. It is one of the largest air balloon events in South-East Asia. The festival attracts at least 20 professional teams of aeronautic enthusiasts from the USA, Japan, Germany, the UK, France and the other states of the world in spring. It lasts for three days, transforming the city into a a venue for unstoppable celebration. My Balloon Fiesta is a tremendously beautiful and spectacular show that allows to admire hundreds of balloons of the most extravagant colors and shapes. Forget about commonly used drop-shaped ones; it is possible to see balloons that are inspired by movies and cartoons, as well as comic books or fairy tales here. In addition to day and night flights, which are traditionally held during the festival, there are dozens of other entertainment activities on offer for its guests. The festiv

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Putrajaya is a new administrative center of Malaysia. It is situated 20 kilometers to the south from Kuala Lumpur. It is the ultramodern city that has a status of federal territory. Country’s key public institutions were moved there from the capital. Built under completely new concept, it embodied a

The National Monument | Tugu Negara

The National Monument (Tugu Negara) is situated in the northern part of the Botanical Garden. It is the most token monument of Kuala Lumpur and one of its most interesting attractions. Being 15 meters high, it is reckoned among the highest bronze sculptures in the world.
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Thean Hou Temple

The multi-level Goddess of Mercy Temple (Thean Hou Temple) is situated on the top of the picturesque Robson Hill to the south from the city center. It is considered to be one of the largest and the most beautiful Chinese temples in Kuala Lumpur and in the whole South East Asia alike. The complex of

Brickfields | Little India

Little India is a small picturesque quarter, situated not far from downtown. Expatriate Indians, who compose one tenth of Kuala Lumpur’s population, live there. Having settled in the Malay capital, they brought along their original culture, including unique temples, inimitable cuisine and traditiona

Chan See Shu Yuen

The Chan See Shu Yuen is one of the largest and the oldest Buddhist temples that survived in Malaysia. It is situated in Chinatown’s very heart – on the Jalan Petaling, which has been the Kuala Lumpur Chinese community’s major place of residence from early times. The Chan See Shu Yuen is also known

Central Market

One of the leading positions in the list of the Kuala Lumpur’s most popular tourist attractions is occupied by the Central Market, or Pasar Seni. It is situated in the capital’s very heart not far from the Chinatown. It attracts by the opportunity to buy original items and authentic souvenirs at the

National Planetarium

The Kuala Lumpur Planetarium, whose building is crowned with spherical blue roof and resembles a Muslim mosque, is situated on the high hill at the Botanical Garden, not far from the Bird Park and the Butterfly Park. It can be seen virtually from any part of the capital downtown. It is a wonderful p

Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens

The Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens are the part of the Botanical Garden that stretches over the hills around the picturesque Tasik Perdana Lake, in Kuala Lumpur very center. It is a true flower paradise, which features amazingly varied collection of the very beautiful tropical flowers from all over the w

Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

The elegant building of the old Railway Station, standing in Kuala Lumpur downtown, is one of the brightest monuments of colonial architecture in the city. Adorned with delicate arches, elegant spires and fabulous turrets, it is rightly reckoned among the most beautiful historical constructions of t