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.

February 16

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is one of the most expected events of the year in Kuala Lumpur, where Chinese compose more than a third of the total population. The holiday traditionally falls on the last week of January or early February. It officially lasts for two days, but in fact, festivities last for two weeks. The Chinese New Year is celebrated in Malaysia’s capital broadly and cheerfully. Chinese houses and shopping centers are adorned with red paper lanterns, mandarins and branches of blossoming plum trees, which are seen as symbols of success and prosperity. Tons of petards, firecrackers and fireworks explode on the streets. The Chinese believe that this noise drives evil spirits away and attracts the spirits of happiness. Loud holiday bazaars, where you can buy traditional jewelry and souvenirs, and taste Chinese dishes, unfold in the city. Many festivals, shows and entertainment programs are held in Kuala Lumpur during the celebration. The Chinese New Year’s compulsory attributes are

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Mud: Our Story of Kuala Lumpur

A vibrant showcase of the capital’s rags-to-riches past and its forefathers’ humble beginnings, the entertainment show "Mud: Our Story of Kuala Lumpur" is one of the most popular theater performances in Kuala Lumpur. This spectacular music and dancing show recounts the history of the city, describin
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Pavillion Kuala Lumpur

The Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, which is situated in Bukit Bintang, one of the busiest shopping and entertainment districts of Kuala Lumpur, is one of the biggest and most popular trade centers in the capital of Malaysia. It was built on the site of the oldest girl college in the city. This trade mall wa
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Jalan Alor Food Street

Jalan Alor, which parallels Bukit Bintang, the busiest shopping and entertainment street in the city, is one of most popular tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur. It is known unofficially as the food haven of the capital of Malaysia, which is hustling and bustling with activity after sundown. Some o
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Putrajaya

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
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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.
The monument commemorates wa
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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
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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
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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
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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